African American life is obviously being expressed as something America can do without or holds no value, lets show America just how valuable we are. We need to continue to bond together and fight in numbers and Monday September 8th, TOMORROW, will be another chance to tell America its time to cut the crap, not only are we here but we belong here!
4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Looking for something to do after the 4th of July Jazz on the Hill, well eeezzzz (from The Wiz) on down Slauson to for a Firework Extravaganza. Eighth District Councilmen Bernard Parks and the City of Los Angeles are hosting the 12th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza at the Van Ness Recreation Center. Guest are invited arrive as early as 12pm, fireworks are set to go of at dusk.
Firework Extravaganza at Van Ness Park
TODAY! “What Do We Tell Our Sons?”
In light of the Trayvon Martin case, Atty. Jaaye Person-Lynn will moderate a panel tonight: What Do We Tell Our Sons? Please don’t miss this forum from the legal perspective! Don’t let your sons and daughters navigate Los Angeles without these details! Sponsored by Black Women Lawyers, Inc., and N.A.N.
This is forum is your legal community in action, doing our part to ensure that Trayvon Martin’s, Kendrick McDade’s, Oscar Grant’s, and the many others unnecessary deaths will not be in vein. Knowledge is Power and gives Confidence. This is literally the type of knowledge that saves lives! I look forward to seeing you.
14th Annual Black College Expo Returns To LA
The 14th Annual Black College Expo Returns to LA February 2nd and as someone who was accepted to Hampton University on the spot (Black Collge Expo Oakland 2005) I definitely recommend making the trip to all High School Students. Younger students can get a feel for what is necessary to get into their ideal schools and older students with all the necessary documents can be accepted on the spot to certain schools. Helping over 375,000 students get into college and giving away over $500,000 in scholarships The Black College Expo will take place on Saturday, February 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Make sure you have all the requirements necessary for your school, dress professional and you can have your college acceptance on the spot. I had to go up to Oakland because after attending the LA Expo I didn’t do my personal statement, thinking since I was doing an on the spot interview I didn’t need it, WRONG. The next week it was in Oakland so along with having a wonderful supportive mother, I prepared my personal statement and was on the road to Oakland the next weekend. Now I am Hampton University Alum, Thanks Black College Expo!
Mark Your Calendar’s, SouthLA Is Starting The Year Off Right!
Pull out those red pens and mark your calendar, we got some meetings to attend. The Coalition For An Active South Los Angeles is starting the year off right, with meetings. Doesn’t sound so great but people we’re planning our own, our kids, and our grandkids future here so please try to attend what can. Well between The Coalition For An Active South Los Angeles and Community Health Council its looking like January is going to be busy. Events and Meetings are as follow:
Coaliton For An Active South Los Angeles MeetingJanuary 23, 10am – 12pm Community Health Councils 3731 Stocker Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90008
Food Policy Roundtable, Making SouthLA HealthierJanuary 24, 10am – 12pm Community Health Councils 3731 Stocker Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90008
The Weight Of The Nation(Screening for a New HBO Documenterary) February 2, 10am – 12pm Childrens Collective 915 West Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90044 and don’t forget
Call To Action January 15thOpen House and Public Hearing for the West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Park Tuesday, January 15, 2013 5pm-9pm Nate Holden Performing Arts Center 4718 West Washington Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90016
2013 Fruit Tree Giveaway
The Social Justice Institute, along with Inglewood Unified School District and Tree People are sponsoring a free Fruit Tree at the 2013 Fruit Tree Giveaway Festival Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. The Friut Tree Giveaway Festival will be held at Morningside High School (10500 Yukon Ave. Inglewood, CA 90303) . Be sure to apply for your free friut tree http://www.sjli-cp.org/FTDP, call 323.952.3466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your tree TODAY!
Interrogate LA’s Future Mayor For A Hour
The annual Empowerment Congress Summit this year will feature a mayoral debate jointly hosted by the Empowerment Congress and the Second Supervisorial District. Residents are encouraged to not only attend but submit questions for candidates. I have been to couple politcal and community open houses and I’m kind of glad questions have to be submitted in advance, because the things some people ask, you swear they just like to hear themselves on the mic. The candidates forum will take place at 9 am on January 19, 2013, at the University of Southern California’s Bovard Auditorium. All are welcome to and encouraged to attend. Five of the best questions will be posted on Chairmen Mark Ridley-Thomas website for us to vote, (Chairmen Ridley-Thomas is really exercising our democratic right with all this voting, but I like it!) and the top vote-getter will be provided to the moderator for possible inclusion in the mayoral debate. If you would like to attend the Summit in person, click here to register or you can stream the debate also from Chairmen Ridley-Thomas’s site. Can someone thro Ridley-Thomas a Gatorade, this man is putting in work! Keep Up The Good Work!
Message From South LA’s Mayoral Candidate Jan Perry
I wanted to give you a quick update on our filing deadline at midnight tonight. I am so grateful to my supporters for their tremendous response so far to my emails asking them to donate before the end of the year.
We are on track to meet our goal, but we are just $2,500 short. Can I count on you to click here to contribute an extra $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford by midnight tonight?
I know how passionate you are about the future of our city. Our next mayor must be tough enough to stand up to special interests and put our city back on track. I am the only candidate who has stood up for the people over the power brokers time and time again.
Don’t let this moment pass. Your contribution will make sure that we have the resources to let voters that they have a candidate who is in their corner.
P.S In 2013, adopt a pet from your local shelter, like my friend Penny.
Slauson Ave Holiday Stroll
Deck the Halls Along Slauson Ave! Presented by LA Commons, join friends and neighbors, old and new, for a festive afternoon on the avenue. Enjoy live holiday music, tasty treats and special surprises! While you are at it, get your holiday shopping done at the unique shops on the corridor. December 15, 1pm-4pm, the fun starts at CJ’s Elegance at 4446 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles. This activity is the third in a series of creative events being facilitated in partnership with the Slauson Avenue Branding Taskforce to re-envision the corridor.
Check out the Flyer
What Is To Come Of Crenshaw And Jefferson Now?
Right as construction is nearing completion at Crenshaw and Jefferson, The British based chain Grocery Store, “Fresh And Easy’ that was supposed to be leasing 14,ooo square feet of new development is speculating either closing all stores or selling the company. Backed by British parent company Tesco, the first stores opened in California in 2007, and though they’ve had surges of openings and now the El Segundo-basedmaybe closing up for good. Though the chain did listen to consumers and over the years expanded their product base, offering more prepared meals and more brand name products, many who had made a visit to a Fresh & Easy early on never bothered to go back to see the improvements.
Fresh And Easy Closing