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AMAAD Institute offers sense of community to LGBT people

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: SOUTH LOS ANGELES – Located in the Watts Civic Center, the Arming Minorities Against Addiction & Disease (AMAAD) Institute is a peer-led, grassroots community support center that offers resources and referrals to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of color.   Dedicated to providing culturally competent services to a population that Read More…

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Local officials call for stricter gun laws after weekend mass shootings

LOS ANGELES — Responding to a week of mass shootings that killed nearly three dozen people, Los Angeles city leaders Aug. 5 reiterated their calls for stricter gun-control laws. “The nation is reeling from these events,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said at the start of a news conference in his office on a separate topic. Read More…

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Garcetti joins other mayors in youth empowerment pledge

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti joined U.S. Conference of Mayors President Bryan Barnett and a coalition of more than two dozen other mayors July 26 to sign the Mayors’ Compact on Youth Councils. The pledge commits each mayor to empower local youth and develop their leadership skills by creating formal opportunities to bring them Read More…