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Remembering Pioneer Journalist Gwen Ifill

Written by Thursday, February 23, 2017
By Angel Johnson, Contributing Writer Gwen Ifill was a decorated African American journalist. Her influence paved the way for other African Americans to work in the field. She was the host of “Washington Week” for almost 20 years and the co-host of “PBS Newshour.” In 2009 she released her first book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. In the last years of her life she battled with cancer and died in…

City Approves Land Dedication Offers

Written by Thursday, February 16, 2017
By Veronica Mackey On Tuesday, the Inglewood City Council gave its full support to the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) becoming the Adult and Dislocated Worker Career Services Provider for the State of California Workforce Development Board. The City also voted to renew its non-financial work experience agreement with SBWIB to provide youth and adult workers opportunities to gain workplace experience and build workplace skills. SBWIB provides job training and employment services to residents…

Day Meetings Re-Explained

Written by Thursday, February 09, 2017
By Veronica Mackey Tuesday’s council meeting began with a commendation to members of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee. Chaired by Henry Brown, the group organizes Inglewood’s annual MLK Day program. Mayor James Butts said this year’s King celebration was the best he has ever attended. “You guys are the tip of the spear for leading this forward. I’m so proud of you, Mr. Brown, and for everyone on the committee,” he said. A…
By Veronica Mackey Tuesday’s council meeting welcomed several fresh faces. Millennials lined up to speak their mind about changes and improvements they want to see in Inglewood as the city moves forward. Adding police cameras and increasing efforts to reduce homelessness were among the hottest topics, and both were approved unanimously by the Inglewood City Council. Inglewood police were given up to $545,305 for security camera equipment and installation, and to store and maintain footage.…

Inglewood Barbers Honored for Helping Boys Read

Written by Thursday, January 26, 2017
By Veronica Mackey On Tuesday, Mayor James Butts and Inglewood Councilmen Alex Padilla and Ralph Franklin presented a commendation to Books, Boys and Barbers, an outreach program that encourages boys to read. Local barbershop owners teamed with the Inglewood Public Library to provide books for boys to read, or have adults read to them, while waiting for a haircut. A member of Motivated Men, a mentoring group involved in the program, thanked the barbers, Inglewood…

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy Today

Written by Monday, January 23, 2017
By Anne Cheek La Rose What a glorious day it was to celebrate Dr King’s birthday and his legacy! Sunny, not a cloud in the sky and warm enough for no jacket. The celebration started in the morning with an ecumenical program at Faithful Central Bible Church, consisting of choirs, speeches and the most important ingredient of the day, our children –kindergarten to high school—giving their award winning speeches about Dr. King and his ideals.…
If you can’t make it to the MLK Museum in Washington DC on Monday, Jan. 16 to honor the slain civil rights leader, there are plenty of ways to pay your respects to the man who helped end racial segregation laws in public places 60 years ago. The City of Inglewood will host its 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Monday. The day will kick-off at 9:00 a.m. with a commemorative…
On Monday, January 16, 2017 the City of Inglewood will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. This year’s memorial of Dr. King’s legacy will mark Inglewood’s 34th annual commemoration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. King. Each year, the City celebrates with speeches from elementary, middle and high school students, inspiring keynote speakers, moving gospel choirs, a family festival and renewed commitments to “advance the dream.” “Inglewood’s Dr. Martin Luther…

Inglewood a ‘Must-See’ for Holiday Lights

Written by Thursday, December 22, 2016
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the lights, nativity scenes, and Santa and his crew. And Christmas in L.A. wouldn’t be the same without seeing a stunning display of homes all decked out for the holidays. The annual tradition of “light seeing” is back, and there is no shortage of places to go. And even with fake snow (i.e., sheets of cotton) covering the dry lawns, there’s a hint of winter wonderland in the air.…
She didn’t want the ticket. And she bought it at a store where she normally doesn’t shop. But Compton resident Jacqueline Brady wound up with a big prize from a $5 Power 5’s Scratcher ticket she bought at an Inglewood 7-Eleven on Nov. 20, Lottery officials. Brady, 59, won $555,555, though she came close to telling the clerk she didn’t want the ticket. “I almost didn’t buy it,” Brady told Lottery officials in a news…

District 2 Toy Drive

Written by Thursday, December 15, 2016
By Anne Cheek La Rose Christmas is such a happy time for families, but there are those who are unable to do all they would like for their children. Many families are struggling and this year is no exception. Councilman Alex Padilla has sponsored an annual District 2 Toy Drive for each of the years he has been in office. The joy he takes in this annual project is evident on his face. He expends…

Sen. Bradford Thanks Supporters After Swearing In

Written by Thursday, December 08, 2016
SACRAMENTO, CA -- After being officially sworn in as the new State Senator for California's 35th District, on Dec. 5, State Senator Steven Bradford released the following statement: "I'd like to express my deepest gratitude to the people of the 35th Senate District who have placed their faith in my efforts to be their voice, their advocate and their champion in Sacramento. Additionally, I am extraordinarily honored by the presence of so many of my…

Christmas Tree Lighting Returns to Forum

Written by Thursday, December 08, 2016
It was a frosty night at the Forum on Dec. 1, but not nearly cold enough to keep the 5,000 or more visitors from coming out to officially welcome the Christmas season to Inglewood. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting drew the largest crowd ever to partake in the festivities. The original tree, which stood around 50 feet, had to be replaced when it was damaged by a storm. But folks didn’t seem to mind that…

Three Inglewood Families Become New Homeowners

Written by Thursday, December 08, 2016
On December 2, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) celebrated the completion of the Thriving Heights community and its three new homeowners in Inglewood. The “Home for the Holidays” dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting was held at 573 Hyde Park Place, where donors, volunteers and Habitat LA staff welcomed the families. Construction began on Veterans Day 2015, with more than 100 corporate, active military and veteran volunteers. Tamara Lindsay, one of the…
By Veronica Mackey The Inglewood City Council adopted a resolution ordering the vacation of street easement segments of Redondo Boulevard, Cable Place and a portion of Florence Avenue. The street closures are necessary to make way for the Metro trains, which will run from the Crenshaw District to LAX. There will be two train stations in Inglewood. There were some complaints about residents not having street access while others saw the closures as a necessary…
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