October 2012 Blog Posts (18)

You're Invited to a Special Free Screening of "The Central Park Five" at the California African American Museum

CAAM will screen “The Central Park Five” – a new documentary produced, written and directed by Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns. This film examines the infamous 1989 NY case of five Black and Latino teens who were wrongfully convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After spending years in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime, and the…

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Added by Terri Dixon on October 31, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

An Open Letter to Pacifica Radio: Regarding the Dropping of Smiley and West

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

An Open Letter to Pacifica Radio: The Smiley and West Firing
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on October 28, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

ENDEAVOUR CREW MEMBER, DR. MAE C. JEMISON, FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO TRAVEL INTO SPACE SPEAKS AT EXPO PARK MUSEUMS – CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM AND SCIENCE CENTER

 In 1992 the Endeavour Space Shuttle launched into space on its first mission.  On the shuttle was the first African American woman, Dr. Mae C. Jemison, to travel to outer space.  Sunday, November 4, 2012, Dr. Jemison will give personal accounts of traveling on the Endeavour, her career and life inspirations that led her to becoming a trailblazer during the California African American Museum’s program, Target Sundays at CAAM starting at 1p.m.  Dr. Jemison is set to take the stage at 2…

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Added by Terri Dixon on October 25, 2012 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Black Catholic Revival, November 16-18, 2012

African American Cultural Awareness Ministry

of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Los…

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Added by Sharon D. Johnson on October 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Collectors Get on the Bus

Join the California African American Museum (CAAM) in this wonderful opportunity for art enthusiast and collectors to visit the home studios of two L.A. visual artists – Lili Bernard and Timothy Washington. Both artists’ works will be on view and available for purchase.  To RSVP and secure a seat, please contact Elise Woodson at CAAM – (213) 744-7536.  This offsite bus tour fee is $15.  CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, 90037.…

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Added by Terri Dixon on October 24, 2012 at 12:27pm — 1 Comment

Need to Know

Can someone tell me the name of the Saxaphone Player who performed at the Taste of Soul October 20, 2012 the last performer who just blew it away on that saxaphone. I would like to see this dude again.

Added by Cora Atkinson on October 24, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

Republican Campaign Strategy - Division and Distraction

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

Republican Campaign Strategy - Division and Distraction
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The Republic Party has only one agenda during this political…
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on October 18, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

IS OBAMA THE REAL REASON BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT IS SO HIGH?

 

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

IS OBAMA THE REAL REASON BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT IS SO HIGH?…
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on October 16, 2012 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

What’s In Our Food? South LA Residents Stand Up for Our Right to Know

Last Thursday, a group of South Los Angeles residents and advocates gathered in Leimert Park to declare their support for Proposition 37, the California Right to Know Initiative, which would require genetically engineered (GE) food to be labeled.

“We have the right to know what is in our food so that we can make good choices about what to feed our…

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Added by Ben Hellerstein on October 13, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Crenshaw/Watts Rotary Club Trip to Jamaica in March 2013

Join us in our Fundraiser Trip to Jamaica in March 2013 to provide Books and Computers to two(2) Schools and a Library in Ocho Rios for more information contact me @ 323-606-2328

 

 

Added by LeRoy Jones on October 12, 2012 at 10:10am — 1 Comment

What are you doing for the Space Shuttle parade?

I invite you to share your plans, memories and photos of this historic day for our neighborhood with your neighbors on Leimert Park Beat.

I am going to be riding my bike around the area between Sutro and Crenshaw / King and Vernon. Most of my time will be where Leimert Boulevard merges with King, just up the block for my house.

Where will you be?

Added by enhager on October 12, 2012 at 7:17am — 2 Comments

Space Shuttle Endeavor in Leimert Park...

Hey Folks...



SO as you all may know by now, the Space Shuttle Endeavor is passing through Leimert Park this weekend. 



I found myself in a big huff thinking about how crazy the traffic will be, the fact that we are losing shade and hundreds of mature trees along the way.  But today I've kinda changed my tune--there's something exciting about…

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Added by Heather Lee Presha on October 11, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Shuttlepalooza: Official Leimert Park Beat Shuttle Viewing Guide

The Space Shuttle Endeavour will be rolling through Leimert Park Saturday from about 10 a.m. to 6  p.m. on its way to the California Science Center in Exposition Park.

Sometime around 1 p.m., the greatest creation of man will be sitting in front of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza as the Debbie Allen dancers do their thing. There is a dedicated area for the public to stand and view the stage, north on Crenshaw…

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Added by enhager on October 10, 2012 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Dear Mr. President

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

           DEAR MR. PRESIDENT…
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on October 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

THE PERLMAN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES BRIDGING THE GAP AWARD, UNIQUE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR SMALL CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS; Submissions accepted until Oct. 15 on FaceBook

The Perlman Foundation is pleased to announce the Bridging the Gap Awards (BGA), an unrestricted funding opportunity designed to identify and support smaller charitable organizations and their initiatives that exemplify the Perlman Foundation’s mission.

Charitable organizations eligible for the BGA grant must…

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Added by Ashley Rodgers on October 9, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments

City streets closed for neighborhood bike ride - join Ciclavia today



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Los Angeles’ fifth CicLAvia heads from Expo Park up Figueroa past USC all the way the USC Health Sciences Campus in Boyle Heights. You just have to get on your bike to enjoy streets that are open only for bikes - NO CARS ALLOWED.

Today Sunday, October 7, from 10 am-3 pm 9.1 miles of normally congested streets is a linear park for…

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Added by enhager on October 7, 2012 at 6:31am — No Comments

Here are the facts to Shut down any Republican

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

A Gift From the GOP…
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on October 1, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Eso Won Hosts the Presidential Debates: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Romney v. Obama.

This looks like fun! Eso Won hosts the Debates at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Romney v. Obama.…

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Added by enhager on October 1, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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