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Zoot Suit Riots 75th Anniversary June 3 to 10, 1943

From June 3 to June 10, 1943, servicemen stationed at the Chavez Ravine naval station near today’s L.A. State Historic Park beat up young men wearing Zoot Suits throughout Los Angeles. The sailors brutalized their victims and left them lying […]

Dr. John Right Place, Right Time RIP

Dr. John 1941-2019. Listen to tribute on www.wwoz.org.   […]

Obama Boulevard and MLK Boulevard Celebration and Resistance!

City Project Intern Alex Ruppert reports: The community celebrated the unveiling of the new street sign renaming Rodeo Road for President Barack Obama Blvd. at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. The day long event featured live music, food, […]

Intersection of Obama & MLK Boulevards is a symbol of hope & resistance – L.A. Times

Few would dispute the significance of the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood in the history of L.A. race relations. It’s where Tom Bradley, Los Angeles’s first black mayor, once had to enlist white “dummy buyers” to purchase a home. For decades, discriminatory practices, […]

Park Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for All CA Prop 68 #prop68forall

On behalf of frontline communities, we support full funding to comply with the mandate of the people in Prop 68 to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and access to parks, waters, and monuments for all. Furthermore, we support ensuring recipients of […]

Watts Students Enjoy UCLA Cub Day

Watts middle school students visited UCLA for a full day that included eating in the dining halls, touring the campus, and meeting student athletes. The students asked questions and listened to a panel of UCLA students, hearing their diverse stories […]

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest @ 50 Civil Rights NYT

Festival organizers estimate that it brings $300 million into the New Orleans economy. . . . [T]his year’s lineup includes 688 groups, “and 600 of them are from New Orleans and South Louisiana.”. . . Jazz Fest is nonprofit, channeling […]

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest WWOZ

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ParkRx LA Day El Cariso Park/Dia de Park Rx Parque El Cariso, Sylmar, CA, April/Abril 28, 2019 9am – 12pm

Register with only your email / registrate con solamente dirección de correo electrónico @ parkrxdayla.eventbrite.com Download the Park Rx Day LA 2019 Flyer   […]