Lead Story West Edition

Black L.A. comes to life on legacy bus tour

LOS ANGELES — The rich legacy of African Americans in Los Angeles came to life Feb. 24 when members of the Black Cultural Events website held the first Historic African American Heritage bus tour to spotlight the city’s African-American contributions. “Black Cultural Events promotes and highlights black events in the greater Los Angeles area,” said Read More…

Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Watts service organization rose from ashes of 1965 riots

WATTS — Before the 1965 riots, pressure in the community was mounting. “There weren’t enough jobs, there was little housing, our education was terrible, young people did not have opportunities to work, there was no employment or job training activities,” Timothy Watkins, president and chief executive officer of Watts Labor Community Action Committee, said. “In Read More…