Compton College to offer Black History Month events


Staff and Wire Reports

COMPTON Compton College will celebrate Black History Month virtually with a series of educational and cultural events that honor Black Americans’ achievements and brings awareness to their significant role in U.S history.

Members of the community are invited to attend the free Black History Month events via Zoom. The events include movie showings and discussions, race matters series, Black History Month celebration and open mic night featuring Compton College’s talents.

The link for all of the events is listed at

Film festival

plans screening

LOS ANGELES — The Pan African Film Festival begins Black History Month with an early virtual screening of “Judas and the Black Messiah” Feb. 9.

Following the screening, there will be questions and answers with the directors and actors. “Judas and the Black Messiah” will be released in theaters nationwide Feb. 12.

There are a limited number of tickets, and the tickets are first-come, first-served. The public can visit to RSVP.

MTA gets two new

board members

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has welcomed two new board members, Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval.

Mitchell replaced former Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who was elected to the L.A. City Council in November. Sandoval replaces Duarte City Councilman John Fasana, who retired at the end of 2020.

Members of the board serve a four-year term and oversees the transportation agency which has an annual budget of  $6 billion budget.

University plans

anti-racism webinar

CARSON — The Dymally Institute at Cal State Dominguez Hills will present an anti-racism webinar “White People Only (and Other Practitioners of Unconscious Race Bias)” on Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

University President Thomas A. Parham said he is on a mission to move the university toward a safe and fully inclusive environment.

Professor Anthony Samad, director of the Dymally Institute, said the workshop would examine why it can be difficult for many white people to talk about race.

To register for the webinar, visit

Free family law

clinic offered

LOS ANGELES — Unite for Families conducts free family law clinic providing virtual advice on divorce, separation, custody, adoption, domestic violence and other family issues Feb. 9.

Because space is limited, participants must register to attend by calling (323) 299-9496, ext. 157.

Magic Johnson Park

offers activities

SOUTH LOS ANGELESThe Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park in Willowbrook is open during COVID-19.

The park features new play areas, a half-mile path for walking and jogging, a scenic lake and lush landscaping. Those attending the park are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing to keep everyone safe. Residents can also participate in the BioBlitz to help track the variety of plants and animals in the park. The BioBlitz runs through March 31.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the indoor services at the park are closed until further notice.

Virtual job fair

planned Feb. 4

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, in partnership with Clean Sweep Group Inc, hosts a virtual job fair at 6 p.m. Feb. 4. The bob fair will allow attendees to learn more about careers in hospital sanitation technology.

Participants will have the opportunity to interview to get hired on the spot. To prepare for this event, the guest should visit to learn more about sanitation technology, prepare and update resume, download Zoom and test sound quality and dress in business/ professional attire.

To register, visit

Skyhook Foundation

receives award

LOS ANGELES — The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Skyhook Foundation and Panasonic  Corp. of North America have been recognized with a corporate social responsibility award by the Global Business Alliance for working with the Los Angeles Unified School District to bring mobile STEM classrooms and outdoor education to students during the pandemic.

The award recognizes efforts by international companies to support programs in local communities.

Animal service

calls change hands

CARSON — The city of Carson has assumes responsibility for all field service calls related to animal service and safety effective Feb. 1. Previously, the duties were performed by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.

The city has a new animal control officer who will respond to calls including animal neglect, barking dog complaints, nuisance animals, stray animals, wild animals, dead animal removal, surrendered animals and found animals.

The officer also will investigate allegations of animal cruelty, inspect boarding facilities, pet shops and grooming establishments, and work with the California Department of Fish and Game and the Los Angeles County Department of Agriculture in dealing with predator animals, such as coyotes.

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will continue to provide pet adoption services, pet license renewal, stray sheltering services and microchip registration. For more information, call (310) 952-1786. 

Compiled by Taylor Goodson.

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