Community Street Beat

‘Do you agree with the governor’s decision to suspend the death penalty?’

STREET BEAT: Jay Hart North Hollywood “It’s a good thing because it’s not used. It’s cruel and inhumane. It’s worse than putting them out of their misery. You suffer more in jail than by dying.” Mikaela Randolph Los Angeles “I’m in support of it, temporarily. We need research on how much money we’re spending and Read More…

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Ridley-Thomas hosts annual Empowerment Congress Summit

WILLOWBROOK — How civic engagement can transform communities was on display Jan. 19 at the 27th annual Empowerment Congress Summit on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. About 1,200 people attended the summit at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.  The summit featured speeches from county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, founder of the Read More…