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Today is the Empowerment Congress. Wait - don't tune out yet. 

Thousands of people from our area attend to learn about how Los Angeles runs - AND WHO RUNS LOS ANGELES. 

What I'm trying to say is that this is a special opportunity to get to…

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Added by enhager on January 17, 2015 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Clean up Leimert Park...

I hope you'll join me there!…

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Added by Heather Lee Presha on January 15, 2015 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue23 "Meet Mya Vat"

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Decking for future Crenshaw/Expo Station completed and Crenshaw Boulevard is open in both directions

Traffic on Crenshaw and Exposition boulevards returned to normal this past weekend after Metro on Saturday completed the decking operation for the future Crenshaw/Expo underground station for the Crenshaw/LAX Line light rail project.

Two lanes of traffic are open in both directions on Crenshaw and on…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on January 12, 2015 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Eat Shop Play Crenshaw: Eso Won Books



Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which means fencing, detours and other activity that may make the neighborhood bit difficult to navigate. However, the businesses located there are absolutely open during construction and worth visiting. Plus, supporting local Crenshaw businesses will give you a chance to win some cash!

Some…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on January 9, 2015 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Start a new career as a Teacher – Apply Today

Start a new career as a Teacher – Apply Today

Happy New Year! Are you looking for a new career? I am currently recruiting to fill 50 teacher positions in Los Angeles – No Experience needed!  Follow the link to attend an upcoming Information Session to learn more details on how you can start making an immediate difference in your community.  

-          Receive $35,000 (up to) living stipend (first year)

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Added by LaMar S. Brown on January 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Eat Shop Play Crenshaw: Post & Beam

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Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which means fencing, detours and other activity that may make Crenshaw north of Stocker Street a bit difficult to navigate. However, the businesses located there are absolutely open during construction and worth visiting.

Some of the businesses in the area have been around for quite some…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on December 29, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

World-Wide Premiere of DangerMan's Film

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This is the World-Wide Premiere of DangerMan's Award Winning Short Film

DangerMan "Girls Aren't For Sale"

DangerMan, The Urban Super Hero goes against the City of L.A'.s, number one villain, Ian Crackberry. Who is trafficking kidnapped women to over seas buyers. And DangerMan has 72 hours to find…
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Added by DangerMan Urbansuperhero on December 23, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Kwanzaa Festival and Candle Lighting Ceremony (Dec. 27th)

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The Kwanzaa Heritage Festival and Block Parade.  A unique African American Cultural. Noon time Candle Lighting Ceremony, live music, community dancing, authentic crafts, continuous drum circle, exotic foods,  special children’s village and health…

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Added by Heather Lee Presha on December 22, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

One More Week Needed to Complete Decking for Future Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Underground Station

Due to recent rains the detour on Crenshaw Boulevard for construction of the Crenshaw/Expo underground station will need to be extended for an additional week in January. The extra time is required so that the decking can be completed for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Expo station.

Crenshaw Boulevard between Rodeo Road and the Metro Expo Line tracks will close from 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, to 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12.

Excavation, installation of steel beams and installation of…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on December 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New Year's Resolution: Swim Like A Penguin

Most people ring in the New Year with champagne and a late night. But a group of dedicated “Penguins” choose to commemorate it with a cold dip in the ocean.

 

Cecelia Kilger, a Los Angeles transplant, began the tradition in 1952.  As a child, she swam in the frigid waters of Lake…

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Added by Elizabeth Artley on December 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Aspiring Olympian Pushes Adult Swimmers As Coach

Nineteen seconds. For most of us, that’s not a lot of time to accomplish much, maybe fill up a glass of water, walk up the stairs, or get a leash for the dog.

 

But for aspiring Olympian Derek Toomey, that’s enough time to swim two laps of the…

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Added by Elizabeth Artley on December 12, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Call for Musicians & Singers

MMLA is calling out to all local musicians who are students, professionals and amateurs along with singers, choirs, groups and individuals to perform Holiday music.  The event is open to artists of all ages, all levels of ability, and primarily wind instruments to join in this…

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Added by Dorsay Dujon on December 10, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

sign my petition to insisting that school districts run pilot test using the (Math Maze) math skills development card game to help students who are struggling to learn math.

I just created the petition "School Board Members: Run pilot test using the (Math Maze) math skills development card game to help students who are struggling to learn math." and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.



Our goal is to reach 1000 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:…



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Added by Ronald Glymph on December 9, 2014 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Remember to Eat, Shop & Play in the Crenshaw for the Holidays!!

Let's support the local businesses in the Crenshaw District during the Holiday Season and especially during the construction of the Metro Line...Click here today to make the pledge and see special discounts!…

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Added by Heather Lee Presha on December 9, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

CicLAvia in Leimert Park TODAY!




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Added by Heather Lee Presha on December 7, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

Are you going to Ciclavia in Leimert Park tomorrw? What's a Ciclavia? Get the Full Ciclavia Route

One of the greatest community events to hit LA - Ciclavia - comes to Leimert Park Sunday.

Ciclavia (pronounce it as you like) closes major streets to cars and opens them to walkers, bikers, strollers, unicyclists and the like. Click here for all the details.

This is a slideshow of my trip from Leimert Park to the 2011 Ciclavia that spanned from Boyle Heights to East…

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Added by enhager on December 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

In memoriam: Lark Galloway-Gilliam, a force for good in Leimert Park

Lark Galloway-Gilliam just worked and worked and worked. I saw few people more in the community over the past decade. She was doing things and getting things done, according the community organizations.



I didn't know her personally - but she made my life better because she made Leimert Park better and that's where I live.

Recently she was an important part of the group at the ECWANC that spearheaded the mitigation agreement with the California Science Center after…

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Added by enhager on December 5, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM JOINS CICLAVIA, EXPO CENTER AND ASCAP FOR A SPECIAL TARGET SUNDAY!

The California African American Museum’s (CAAM) Target stage is moving  to Expo Center at the CicLAvia Expo Park hub of activity on Sunday, December 7, from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  CAAM is partnering once again with CicLAvia and ASCAP, along with Expo Center in celebration of their 10th Anniversary. 

CicLAvia is a neighborhood celebration that closes city streets to cars encouraging people to walk, skate, or bike along a mapped route. This will be the first time CicLAvia's route will…

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Added by Terri Dixon on December 4, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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The Leimert Park Art Walk is tomorrow - as usual the last Sunday of the month. But you've never seen Leimert Park Village like this. Check out the new park, the Papillion Art gallery, the revived The World Stage Art, Education & Performance Gallery and more.

Leimert Park Art Walk Comedy Show - Jan 25th 2015

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Crenshaw, Los Angeles, California under construction!

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#LA Thursday 1/22 Exposition to Leimert Park: Utility Support work at Rodeo Rd and Crenshaw Bl, will affect eastbound and westbound with full lane closure, ongoing nightly 9pm - 6am. Exposition to Leimert Park: Utility Support work at Crenshaw Bl from Exposition Bl to Coliseum St, will…

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It is weird that Mayor Eric Garcetti has office hours and that he's reaching out, waiting to hear from you. But it shouldn't be. Give it a shot and see if he listens.

Office Hours with Mayor Garcetti

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Mayor Eric Garcetti is committed to hosting regular office hours to stay in touch and hear directly from the Angelenos he serves. RSVP here to discuss your concerns with the mayor.

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#Selma - it's a state of mind

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Teachers' March in Selma. To learn more about this milestone in the struggle for African-American voting rights, order our new film, Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot: bit.ly/1u2JBNM

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Brings parks to South LA - thanks First 5 LA, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust and Curren D. Price, Jr.

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GRAND OPENING! Join us as we celebrate the opening of our newest tot park this Saturday, January 24 from 10 am - 12 pm at the corner of Avalon and Gage in #LosAngeles. There will be #FREE music, activities and food! #parks…

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The sign is still up at Babe's and Ricky's Inn - is anybody home?

Babe's & Ricky's Inn: Keeping the Light On For the Blues

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Founded in 1964 on Central Ave., the mythical Blues venue found a new home in Leimert Park during the…

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It's time for the #Blues at Barbara Morrison PAC - First Thursdays!

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NBC News takes on the black male teacher shortage (next up the black male Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) shortage, the black male Oscar.com shortage ...)

Diversity in the Classroom: How to Solve the Black Male Teacher Shortage

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America's K-12 students have never been more diverse, with students of color now outnumbering white…

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Tavis Smiley's take on free speech and Charlie Hebdo Officiel

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Free speech isn’t free. Be sure to watch my PBS show Monday and Tuesday night for a panel discussion on the First Amendment right to free speech. My guests include publisher Larry Flynt, actress and comedian Roseanne Barr, comedian and author Maz Jobrani, ACLU legal director…

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What did you take away from the Empowerment Congress?

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Justice is indivisible. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. And wherever I see injustice, I’m going to take a stand against it...

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Offering a fresh look at the groundbreaking play that established David Mamet as a seismic force in theater, the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles joins forces with multiple award-winning Deaf West Theatre to present American Buffalo. Deaf West Theatre is renowned for casting a mix of deaf and hearing actors in productions…

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