Critical Race Theory and LA City Council Racism

Critical Race Theory is for the Children By Alicia Vargas The people of Los Ángeles have spoken— they expect three city council resignations. One down… When former L.A. City council member and president Nury Martínez had the audacity to believe stepping down from her role as city council President would provide sufficient absolution from her racist wrongdoings, the people of Los Ángeles got louder. And most of these Angelenos that are now [...]

Taste of Soul Came Back to Crenshaw

Taste of Soul LA 2022 by Nia Asante Where else can one find all in one place skate boarders and grandmothers; toddlers and teachers; ball players and bakers; concert goers and church members; ministers and musicians and oh yeah, THE BEST SOUL FOOD IN LA!? No better place does all this come together with some of the most phenomenal family fun. Nowhere else but one of the most legendary streets in the [...]

KPFK: Under New Management

and Open to the Community KPFK – Under New Management By Michael Novick, KPFK interim General Manager Change Links has carried many articles with my byline before, but this one is unique. I am writing to you as the new unpaid interim General Manager of KPFK. I was recently appointed to that position by the Pacifica Executive Director, Stephanie Wells. She and the Pacifica National Board determined that there was no money [...]

16TH MANY WINTERS GATHERING OF ELDERS

OCTOBER 6-9  “HEALING THROUGH TRADITIONAL TEACHINGS” - San Pedro, Angel's Gate Cultural Center      The Many Winters Gathering of Elders (MWGOE) Organizing Committee is excited to announce its 16th MWGOE, scheduled for Thursday, October 6 through Sunday, October 9, from 11 am to 6 pm at Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) in San Pedro, CA on Gabrielino-Tongva territory. The MWGOE is a four-day gathering where Native/Indigenous Elders and knowledge-keepers from across the [...]

October 1 National Day of Action to End Violence on Transgender People

by Tsukuru Fors On Saturday, October 1st, 2022, the transgender/gender non-conforming communities and their allies are taking to the streets in multiple cities across the US, including here in L.A.,  to demand federal protection for the rights of transgender/gender-non-conforming people, as well as healthcare justice, housing justice, workplace justice, and reproductive justice for all. The action was originally inspired as a protest to H.R. 8731, Protect Children's Innocence Act, which was introduced [...]

L.A. Joins International Protest of US Sanctions, Blockade on Cuba, Oct. 29

Take Cuba off Washington’s list of state-sponsored terrorism. *End all US Anti-Cuba economic, trade, travel sanctions. *End the US blockade against Cuba. The UN General Assembly’s annual vote demanding an end to the “the Economic, Commercial and Financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba” – the blockade -- will take place November 2 and 3. This is the 30th consecutive vote in which the world community overwhelmingly condemns the cruel, [...]

Metro Public Transit Free Oct. 7-9; Why Not Always?

Free Metro System-wide Oct 7-9 to Mark Opening of K-Crenshaw Line After years of delays, Metro announced that the official opening of the K Line will be on October 7. The light rail line will initially serve seven stations through several LA communities, including Leimert Park and Baldwin Hills, as well as the city of Inglewood. In recognition of the accomplishment, Metro will suspend fares across the entire transit system October 7-9. [...]

Services Not Sweeps – Stop LAMC 41.18

End Homelessness Now-LA is sending you an urgent request from our friends at Services Not Sweeps, urging EVERYONE to come to City Hall at 9:30am on July 27 and tell City Council that 41.18 is BAD POLICY and should be repealed. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/6121c5cab3151f3c2afd0920/t/62d964e9e360c75031141b83/1658414313600/SNS+Statement+on+41.18+2022.pdf Statement on City of LA’s Expansion of LAMC 41.18 The Los Angeles City Council is set to approve an amendment to LAMC 41.18 that will greatly expand the number of [...]

Monkeypox Transmission Locally in L.A. County

Public Health Confirms Community Transmission of Monkeypox in LA County; Details Vaccination Efforts   Public Health has confirmed local transmission of monkeypox in LA County, as some of the more recent of the 22 cases of monkeypox in LA County thus far have no history of international or out-of-state travel. There have been no hospitalizations or deaths.   Anyone can get and spread monkeypox, but some of the recent cases identified have [...]

KPFK Seeking a General Manager

KPFK 90.7 FM, Pacifica's listener sponsored free speech community radio for all of Southern California, is seeking a new General Manager. The job announcement is at https://pacifica.org/jobs_kpfk.php. According to the job description: "KPFK is the strongest FM signal west of the Mississippi, broadcasting at 112,000 watts of power, serving most of Southern California from Santa Barbara to San Diego, webcasting at KPFK.org, with an eclectic mix of public affairs, talk, news, culture, [...]

Memorial Vigil Against Gun Violence: Where Do We Go From Here?

Memorial Day Vigil in L.A. to End Gun Violence: Where Do We Go From Here? by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. On Memorial Day May 30, 2022, from 10am until a little past 12 noon, the Black Jewish Justice Alliance (BJJA), Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), SCLC, BEND THE ARC along with Clergy 4 Black Lives & NAACP-SFV held an Ecumenical and Interfaith community vigil to Honor the Lives [...]

30th Anniversary of Pan African Film Festival

https://paff.eventive.org/films It's a virtual film festival at first this year because of continued COVID restrictions, as the Omicron spike slowly ebbs, but they are having a phenomenal 30-year anniversary retrospective for Black History Month. They ae planning for a hybrid in-person and on-line festival in late April and early May at the Directors' Guild Theater and the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw mall (including the art display). See details below. https://www.paff.org/ PAN AFRICAN FILM AND [...]

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