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Fears voiced about gentrification at film screening

Documentary about Seattle sparks concerns in Leimert Park LEIMERT PARK — A screening of “On the Brink,” a new documentary about the gentrification of Seattle’s Central District — a former black enclave — sparked a discussion Sept. 20 at the KAOS Network. A panel featuring Ben Caldwell, executive director of the KAOS Network; Donald King, Read More…

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Cultural Center to fight eviction

CRENSHAW — Controversy continues to brew over the fate of the AFIBA Center, a long-standing cultural institution and popular meeting place that was served an eviction notice on Aug. 28 by the city of Los Angeles. The community landmark, located at 5730 Crenshaw Blvd., is also the headquarters of the African Firefighters Benevolent Association. It Read More…

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New looks planned for South L.A.

CRENSHAW — An outdoor museum honoring Los Angeles’ African-American community will be the first of its kind in the city. Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson hosted a community town hall meeting March 6 to discuss Destination Crenshaw, a “community-inspired public art and streetscape” design project. Around 150 people came out to the event at Read More…