Tag Archives: Watts Labor Community Action Committee


Walking around his neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley in 2009, Rick Nahmias noticed all the fruit that would fall from his neighbors’ trees and rot. The recession had begun the year before, and people everywhere were struggling to make ends meet. And then he made a connection: rotting food and the need for it.…

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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…

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Events close out Black History Month

INGLEWOOD — The Young Black Contractors Association will present a Black History Month celebration, summit, community roundtable and fundraiser on Feb. 24 at the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce Headquarters, 330 East Queen St., Inglewood, beginning at 11 a.m. The group is a grassroots body of black construction contractors whose goal is to increase…

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