August 2008 Blog Posts (7)

Are You Ready?

Alone with five children, Mom worked more than full-time as a nurse and pulled double- and triple-shifts whenever possible. Her schedule left my sister Sharron in charge of a motley crew of siblings. With just seven years between us, she as the eldest and I the youngest, Sharron was the perfect mini-Mom. Expert multi-taskers, they both are able to walk, talk, think, problem-solve and execute faster than the speed of light.



"Are you ready?" The question was rhetorical - if we weren't… Continue

Added by Rhonda Kuykendall-Jabari on August 28, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Broom Man dies at 91 we'll miss him



The Broom Man left this life this week. Many of us will have to figure out another way to buy a broom. The blind Rev. Livingston Wills walked Omaha streets peddling brooms for over 55 years. Our offices in Omaha's inner city Benson neighborhood was a place he would 'set a spell', use the phone, etc. before gathering his brooms and moving on down the steet. Here is a link to the Omaha World Herald… Continue

Added by Mark on August 23, 2008 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Najee Ali goes to jail

Najee Ali, who joined LPB in October, was controversial to say the least. He was sentenced to four years in state prison Monday after pleading guilty to trying to bribe a witness in his daughter's criminal case.



I interviewed him a few times when I was a reporter and found his one-on-one skills, demeanor and intelligence in sharp contrast to how he portrayed himself to the media, and… Continue

Added by enhager on August 20, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Money, money, money - let us spend it in our neigborhood

Annual income in South and East Los Angeles - from Watts to Boyle Heights to Leimert Park and seven other neighborhoods is about $1.9 billion more than the U.S. census has estimated. And that 82,000 more people live there than the census has counted.

Added by enhager on August 13, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Fast Food Ban Is Music to My Ears

I just can't think of a reason another fast food place would make Leimert Park or South Los Angeles a better place. I've read blog post after rant and whine - in no particular order - that says creating zoning regulations to control land use in a city is unAmerican and part of some nanny state that white liberals are try push on the poor… Continue

Added by enhager on August 12, 2008 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Hundreds Protest Expo Line

Parents and students marched Jefferson Park Saturday to ask authorities to make the Expo Line safer as it passes through our crowded neighborhoods.…



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Added by enhager on August 11, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

OFF MY BACK!



Critics are everywhere! In the bed next to us, at the family table, in the workplace and inside our own heads. They sit in judgment and watch what others do so they can find fault. They slice and dice away at your positive energy, and are happiest when you are inert, doing nothing and complaining. The power they hold over us seems real, but it's not. Scratch them and watch pus ooze from their pores like lava from a volcano. They are putrid and… Continue

Added by Rhonda Kuykendall-Jabari on August 1, 2008 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

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