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Watts residents call for neighborhood improvements

Fifty years after the Watts Riots, residents still waiting for things to get better.

Commanding Officer Peter Wittingham, LAPD Criminal Homicide Division, at a news conference announcing arrest in the murder of Deshawnda Sanchez. | Photo by Deshawnda Sanchez

Arrest in South LA shooting of transgender woman

A suspect is in custody in the December murder in South LA of a transgender woman.

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Visionaries to showcase South LA innovations and activism Feb. 26

USC will host a lively forum featuring social justice organizations in South LA.

Hair stylist Aja Marie Chaff gives back to the community by cutting hair on Pamper Me Day. | Photo by Mirian Fuentes

“Pamper Me Day” comes to South LA

Homeless men and women flock to Awesome Hair Salon in South LA for a day of free pampering.

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All eyez on Tupac Shakur at Grammy Museum

The exhibition highlights compositions by the legendary rapper, Tupac Shakur.

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Freeport withdraws oil drilling expansion in South LA

The company cites economic woes over health concerns.

Property at 1233 West 52nd Street, South Los Angeles.  The L.A. City Attorney has filed a lawsuit against its owner claiming it is a nuisance property.  | Photo Courtesy City Attorney's Office

South LA property sued as “nuisance”

City Attorney Mike Feuer files a lawsuit against a South LA property owner where criminal activity has taken place.

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Reward offered in South LA murder

LAPD issues a reward to aid in the search for a suspect in murder of Moses Nelson.

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South LA liquor stores may put residents’ health at risk

Some studies find more instances of drunk driving and violent acts in areas with numerous liquor stores.

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Kizomba, a seductive Afro-Caribbean dance, arrives in South LA

Dancers and instructors hope the dance craze that’s traversed the globe is in L.A. to stay.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks to journalists at Powerfest South LA. Garcetti said he wants Los Angeles to register more people for health care than anywhere else in the US. Photo by Katherine Davis.

Mayor Eric Garcetti tours South LA’s District 9

The mayor joined councilman Curren Price to learn about local initiatives aimed at improving community welfare.

Instructor Rome David dances Kizomba with a student during class.

‘City of God’ revisited at Pan African Film Festival in South LA

“City of God-10 Years Later” is being screened at the Black arts and film festival, running Feb. 5 -16.

Russel Simmons urges students to take a peace pledge at Dorsey High School. | Maddy Ewles

Russell Simmons urges South LA teens to ‘Keep the Peace’

The Def Jam founder hopes to encourage youth to shun violence.

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Nonprofit Spotlight: Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum (MCLM)

Photo Courtesy of the Mayme A, Clayton Library & Musuem

For more than 40 years, Dr. Clayton amassed a collection of African-American literature, manuscripts, films, and ephemera.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL)

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LAUL provides job training, job placement, youth achievement and business development programs.

Nonprofit Spotlight: RISE Financial Pathways

Photo Courtesy of RISE Financial Pathways Facebook Page

RISE aims to generate economic activity that strengthens entire neighborhoods.

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Community Corner

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Footnotes from South LA schoolday walks

As parents guide their kids to school on foot, the family experiences the joys of living in a walkable neighborhood.

One of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's famed novels, "Love in the Time of Cholera" | Ross Angus

Aun vive el Gabo: Tribute poem to Gabriel García Márquez

Reporter Corps member Miguel Molina writes a tribute poem to Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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First person: College isn’t for us?

Skylar Endsley Myers compares her experience as a private-school student against her best friend Randall’s experience in South LA public schools.

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My neighborhood: Central Alameda

Participants in Reporter Corps, a USC Annenberg program to train young adults from South LA to report on their own communities, created audiovisual introductions to their neighborhoods this summer.

Mentors and mentees at Whitman College's first annual First Generation Mentorship Program Dinner in 2013.

From Watts to Walla Walla: The burdens and the blessings of my college education

A student at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., reflects on a diversity recruitment system that both nurtures and neglects.

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