Community West Edition

New report examines disparities of homeless population

LOS ANGELES — County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said a new report highlighting the elevated levels of homelessness among black Angelenos is a “critical first step” in addressing the disparities affecting the African-American community. Black people make up 9 percent of the population of Los Angeles County, but more than one-third of its population experiencing homelessness, Read More…

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EVERY VOICE LIFTED: Los Angeles salutes BeBe Winans, three others for African- American Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES — Gospel singer BeBe Winans basked in the applause for his stellar music career on the City Hall’s south lawn, hoping to inspire as much as he is celebrated. “It is important for me to continue to take what God has given me and tell everyone that you were born with a purpose, Read More…

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Angelenos gather to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

LOS ANGELES — The pomp and pageantry of the 34th Annual Kingdom Day Parade was on full display Jan. 21 as floats, high school bands, newsmakers and activists convened in South L.A. to celebrate the memory and legacy of America’s apostle of peace. Thousands gathered on a crisp and sunny day to commemorate Dr. Martin Read More…