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.
"There is no human language to describe the pain."
At the Watts Gang Task Force meeting Monday morning in Watts, Councilmember Joe Buscaino announced that he had finally secured the necessary $925,000 in funds and a location for a combination skate and BMX bike park that the community has been waiting for for at least a decade. [If you can’t see the video, click here.] […]
“Once you change the city planning process," says Monique López, founder of the participatory planning and design firm Pueblo Planning, "you're going to change the city in a manner that's more equitable, that's more sustainable, that's more human, and that's more just."
The images were a sobering reminder of how terrifyingly fragile the human body is when confronted by a multi-ton vehicle traveling at just about any speed.
While curbing the power of the I-got-mine-so-go-away-peasant crowd to veto growth is indeed a most urgent imperative, the fact that the zoning changes are tied to transit lines means that, here in Los Angeles, it is disproportionately lower-income communities of color that will be affected by the bill.
A nine-month rent strike comes to a close when tenants successfully negotiate new terms with owner B.J. Turner
There is no way forward without a genuine reckoning with the costs that structures empowered to hold blackness at bay continue to exact from people of color.