Opinion Street Beat

STREET BEAT: ‘How should Black History Month be observed?’

Compiled by Dennis J. Freeman in Compton and at L.A. Live.

“I don’t think we should just focus on just one month. I feel like everyday we should try our best to focus on getting to know our history and getting better as a people.”
Demetrices Riley
North Hollywood
“It’s a different day and age now. The younger generation don’t really think about Black Panthers, black struggle, what black people went through. … If we’re not demanding it in our schools, then they’re not going to put that out there for us.”
Diego Bay
San Jose
“I’d rather it be geared towards ‘Let’s Make History Month!’ … There should be one week of talk and then three weeks of moving forward.”
Tiffany Trenise Tucker
Los Angeles County