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 Central Los Angeles.
USC’s Public Safety Officers Tackle, Traumatize Woman for Hugging Tree on Sorority’s LawnBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
"How is USC going to make it right?"
Paint Is Not Protection: Woman Killed in Horrific LA Hit-and-RunBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
Paint and signage suggesting a pedestrian can expect a safe crossing where drivers regularly hit well above 40 miles an hour is not just negligence, it's criminal. Especially at night.
Nipsey Hussle Understood Cities Better than YouBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
"I swore to tell the world if I made it out/The truth about these L.A. streets and all what they about"
City Attorney Keeps up Pressure to Evict Nipsey Hussle’s LegacyBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
The effort to push Hussle off the corner of Crenshaw and Slauson is nothing new, but the timing couldn't be worse.
South Central Gives Nipsey Hussle the Send-Off of a LifetimeBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
Few communities love harder than South Central.
A Year after Losing Her Only Son in a Hit-and-Run, a Mother Wonders when Justice Will Be ServedBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
“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.”
Handcuffing of Cyclist by USC Public Safety Raises Questions about Tactics, Oversight, AccountabilityBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
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
Destination Crenshaw and the Rise of We-Built-this-Place-MakingBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
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"
Community Service Comes Full Circle for Members of Black Kids on Bikes at King Day ParadeBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
Youth BKoB inspired to join in the King Day parade years ago now serve as inspiration for the next generation
Community Service Comes Full Circle for Black Kids on Bikes at the King Day ParadeBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
Youth BKoB inspired to join in the parade years ago now serve as inspiration for the next generation
Black Panther Movement Figures on Crenshaw’s Great Wall Defaced with SwastikasBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
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 […]
Art, the Crenshaw/LAX Line, and the Stories We (Don’t) Tell at Train StationsBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
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?