May 2011 Blog Posts (18)

Does the West/Obama Controversy Constitute Blacks Airing Dirty Laundry?

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

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Does the West/Obama Controversy Constitute Blacks Airing Dirty Laundry?
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on May 29, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Leimert Park metro stop

We needed far more support than four buses of people and a few leaders.  We needed a community of people to show support since we don't have power though money.

 

Added by Feliz Mc Innis on May 27, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

The United States Postal Service’s Criminal Assault on the Middle Class, and the Illusion of American Justice

Where's Jesse, where's Sharpton, where's Barack, and most importantly, where's justice? Where are the people who fight for the poor and middle class when they're out of camera range?

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The United States Postal Service’s Criminal Assault on the Middle Class, and the Illusion of American Justice…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on May 27, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Leimert Parks gets its station - or does it? Crenshaw Line won't be underground

According to Damien Netwon of LAstreetsblog.com, the Metro Board approved a stop at Crenshaw and Vernon next to Leimert Park and Crenshaw Mall.

 

But the LA Times points out that…

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Added by enhager on May 26, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

FYI - Rooms for Rent

FYI - Rooms for Rent.  Not far from the Park.  If you know any students, direct them to Craigslist here:  bit.ly/m5Nj3G

 

$800 Two bedrooms for rent (Park Mesa / Leimert Park)


Date: 2011-05-25, 9:01PM PDT

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Added by Thandisizwe Chimurenga on May 25, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Is the Attack on Prof. Melissa Harris-Perry’s Article Criticizing Prof. Cornel West Due to Male Academic Cronyism?

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

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Is the Attack on Prof. Melissa Harris-Perry’s Article Criticizing Prof. Cornel West Due to Male Academic Cronyism?
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on May 24, 2011 at 3:26am — 4 Comments

Ghettobirds have a huge impact on our quality of life? Let us know

This is the third project I have partnered with Spot.Us - and together we have made a difference.



The first project we tackled Marlton Square in South Los Angeles. This 20-acre redevelopment disaster has been neglected, mired in legal disputes and mismanagement for nearly 20 years. But in the last year, it became an issue. in the City Council race and in the community. The Leimert…

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Added by enhager on May 23, 2011 at 10:46pm — No Comments

President Obama talks about Facebook Freedom in the Middle East



http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/themes/whitehouse/img/facebook_bubble.gif) no-repeat; padding-top: 13px; height: 30px; float: left;">JOIN…
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Added by enhager on May 19, 2011 at 8:36am — No Comments

Proposed Train station at Vernon and Crenshaw.

I am sharing this email received from Mark Riddley Thomas office. I can't make it to this meeting.  They are proposing tunnel under Leimert Park.  I have attached the flyers. Let me know if you have problems downloading I can send via email. 

Crystal Johnson

 

Dear Empowerment Congress Members:



There is a major vote with the MTA Board of Directors that will have lasting effect on the Crenshaw Community. Please see the flyers attached for more details…
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Added by Crystal on May 14, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Confessions of an Unrepentant Hood Rat

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

 

Some have advised me to maintain a strict journalistic public persona. They said that if I begin to indulge my passion for music and poetry that I wouldn’t be taken seriously as a journalist. Well, I’ve decided to take that chance,…
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on May 11, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Juneteenth

Hello All,

 

I would like to know if Leimert Park is hosting a Juneteenth event this year and who I would contact to get information on that.  Any help you can offer to get me closer would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you

 

Leslie Pogue

No Psycho Babble

888.766.0696…

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Added by Leslie Pogue on May 11, 2011 at 4:37pm — 1 Comment

Mormon Helping Hands & Bernard Parks Spring Cleaing

*SPRING CLEANING IN THE 8TH



Via Councilman Parks: "Last Saturday, Councilmember Parks and 8th District staff joined 135 volunteers - some as young as 8 years old - to clean up areas throughout the Great 8th! Our Spring Cleaning was a huge success! Special thanks goes to Morman Helping Hands, Public Works, Community Volunteers, Neighborhood Development…

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Added by enhager on May 7, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Comedy & Entertainment Returns to Maverick’s Flat

 

 

Stevie Mack and Cuba Gooding Sr. at Maverick’s Flat

(Photo by: Tim Keenan)

 

Maverick’s Flat on Crenshaw Blvd was thee spot for urban comedy back in the 90’s. It was one of the first places I got to perform in front a real urban audience. Def Jam Comedy…

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Added by Stevie Mack on May 6, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Leimert Park Art Walk 04 24 2011

The Village has come alive once again!

 

 

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Added by Stevie Mack on May 5, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

EmPOWER Online & in the African American Community! - The DIGITAL ELDER Project - May 2011

Using the role of the traditional African elder as a guide, a Digital Elder™ is a role model who utilizes modern tools of 21st Century communication, to listen, nurture, guide, acknowledge, share wisdom and affirm.

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Added by The DIGITAL ELDER Project on May 4, 2011 at 4:53pm — No Comments

HGTV is coming to Leimert Park; looking for homeowners/contestants

HGTV’s renovation show "Professional Grade" is searching for homeowners in the Leimert Park, DIYers who think they can renovate a room cheaper and better than a contractor. 

 

For the show, homeowners remodel a room, doing as much of the work themselves as possible and…

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Added by enhager on May 4, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Has Islam been ridiculed by Osama , or Has democracy been ridiculed by Obama ?

Mr Obama lets dictator of Saudi help to suppress the people of  Bahrain

Yea, Obama didn’t kill Osama, he killed the people of  Bahrain

 Bahrain is belong to the people not their dictator, When Iraq attacked to Kuwait …USAattacked to Iraq , now Saudi attacks to Bahrain & USA attack to Libya…

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Added by morti meni on May 4, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Turn in your gas mower for cordless electric; Save money and the planet

The Electric Lawn Mower Exchange Program allows residents to turn in their working gas-powered lawn mower and purchase a new cordless rechargeable electric mower at a discounted price. Using a typical gas mower for one year…

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Added by enhager on May 3, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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