Sahra is Communities Editor for Streetsblog L.A., covering the intersection of mobility with race, class, history, representation, policing, housing, health, culture, community, and access to the public space in Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles.
Few communities love harder than South Central.
“I’m about to go out here, I’m bout to ride my bike. I’m bout to have me a good day,” he said, smiling. “I feel good today, Momma. Man, I’m free.”
USC Public Safety Officers cuffed a man riding without a light, questioned him about warrants, and told him LAPD would be asked to come run a warrant check
Crenshaw turns "insult into opportunity” to reclaim space for the celebration of Black life, culture, and contributions via a 1.3-mile-long open-air "People's Museum"
Youth BKoB inspired to join in the King Day parade years ago now serve as inspiration for the next generation
Youth BKoB inspired to join in the parade years ago now serve as inspiration for the next generation
Earlier today, Jasmyne Cannick alerted the South Central community to the swastikas defacing the “Our Mighty Contribution” mural gracing Crenshaw’s 7800-foot-long Great Wall. Vandals deface Black Panther mural on Crenshaw Blvd. in #SouthLA with swastikas. https://t.co/UH3NXO4TkF — Jasmyne Cannick (@Jasmyne) November 29, 2018 Even as she lamented the hate crime, hateful comments were popping up […]
Given the role public investment can have in reshaping marginalized communities, what responsibilities does Metro have as an entity that seeks to tell stories about the places it moves people through?
For black stakeholders eager to shed the despised "Death Alley" label and address the damage rooted in segregationist policies, the stakes feel especially high