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GAME PLAN: Activist uses chess to help young people win in school and life

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Damen Fletcher is on a mission to sharpen the critical thinking skills of young people to assist...

Compton awarded state funds for Artesia Bridge repairs

By Emilie St. John Contributing Writer COMPTON —The city has been awarded $12 million to repair the Artesia Bridge. “AB 179 passed and Gov. Newsom signed...

Compton firefighters stage rally outside City Hall

By Emilie St. John Contributing Writer COMPTON — Local firefighters held a rally Sept. 6 to bring awareness to what they call poor working conditions, the...

Congresswoman meets with senior citizens in Carson

By Emilie St. John Contributing Writer CARSON — U.S. Rep. Nanette Barragán held her fifth annual Senior Briefing and Luncheon Aug. 23 at the Carson Community Center. After a...

Compton drumline program steers youth away from streets

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer COMPTON — When young members of the California Blueprint Drumline prepare to entertain crowds at events throughout Southern California, attendees often...

McDonald’s franchise operator finds business success

By Emilie St. John Contributing Writer National Black Business Month in August is recognizing the 50th anniversary of one of the largest organizations of successful Black entrepreneurs...

TEDx forum showcases new ideas, perspectives

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — USC law professor Jody Armour delivered a compelling talk on mass incarceration. Wealth coach Jarim Person-Lynn, author of “Brass...

Activists fight ‘de-education of Black boys’

By Emilie St. John Contributing Writer It’s summer time when the minds of most people are far away from the classroom. But a group of Black educators...

COMPTON ROUNDUP: New city councilman sponsors free gasoline giveaway

By Emilie St. John Contributing Writer COMPTON — Some local residents received some much needed relief at the pump with a July 1 gas giveaway at...

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