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Works are shown to the public at Band of Vices from Wednesday to Saturday between noon and 5 p.m.

Band of Vices: Curating art as an form of empowerment

Sydney Wanguhu and Bryan Antunez March 12, 2024

Los Angeles native Terrell Tilford is the owner and creative director of Band of Vices. The Black-owned art exhibit was founded in 2015 and is located on the lively street of West Adams Boulevard. Curating...

The Television, Film and Media Studies department hosted a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Blood In Blood Out.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of ‘Blood In Blood Out’

Leslie Magaña Arias, Senior Multimedia Reporter February 1, 2024

The Television, Film, and Media Studies department hosted the “Blood In Blood Out” book release published by Hat & Beard Press, along with a film screening to celebrate the 30th anniversary.    TVFM...

Sharis Rhodes is crowned. Photo courtesy of Rhodes.

Inglewood resident crowned Ms USA Universe

Saadia Jones, Social Media Editor October 25, 2023

When they’re visiting Inglewood City Hall, most residents don’t realize there’s a local celebrity in their midst. Sharis Rhodes, executive assistant to the mayor, was crowned the 2023 -2024 Ms...

2023 International Top Model, Mariana Macias drives off in her parade convertible. Photo by Tristan Longwell.

East L.A. celebrates Mexican Independence Day

Tristan Longwell, Community News Digital Editor-In-Chief September 28, 2023

The aroma of Mexican food wafting out of busy food trucks. Colorful parade floats and dresses. Aguas frescas served up in souvenir cups. The energy of music and traditional dancers. The flavors, richness...

Katherine Pina-Garcia, veteran volunteer of the STAR program posing in the library. Photo by Tigran Aslanyan

More than books: Libraries provide critical support services

Tigran Aslanyan, Community News Reporter September 28, 2023

Help with homework. A safe place to go after school. Classes and events. Free printing services. Computers with Internet service. These are some of the resources that make Los Angeles libraries an essential...

DeAngelo Ramirez in the PASRC.

Four ways for Black students to find community on campus

Alyssah Hall, Senior Multimedia Reporter January 27, 2023

I enrolled at Cal State LA for the fall semester of 2021, and during that time the majority of classes were on zoom due to the pandemic. I always wanted to find community with other Black students but...

Worm Album Cover with Vinyl. Photo Courtesy of 20 Buck Spin.

Review: Worm’s ”Bluenothing” is full of energy and doom

Adrian Leal, Community News Reporter December 2, 2022

Self-proclaimed “Necromantic Black Doom” band Worm has created its most refined and masterful release to date, blessing the listener with an elegant yet dirge-filled 26-minute EP, and leaving anyone...

An group of performers at the Voices Latinx Indigenous Artists Showcase event.

‘VOICES’ showcase spotlights local Latinx and Indigenous artists and performers

Asha Johnson, Community News Reporter November 14, 2022

Growing up as a Mexican and Black child in Inglewood, Derrick Paris said he noticed that people like him rarely got opportunities to perform or engage seriously in the arts. Paris has had a love for...

People gathered around a circle

First Asian-themed exhibit at Oxy Arts in Eagle Rock helps heal community after racist texts

Gavin J. Quinton, Community News Reporter November 9, 2022

Dozens of people gathered around windows at the Oxy Arts Gallery in Eagle Rock last month. But they didn't see faces staring back. They saw a collection of multicolored post-it notes filled with self-reflections...

Playground Mural Renovation that depicts two tourists in the midst of forest, next to a river, and surrounded by animals

Art and school supplies are ‘little things that can have a big impact’

Andres Perez, Community News Reporter September 27, 2022

Why create murals in economically depressed areas? Those areas need money and resources, not art, some might say. Javier Ruiz, of the H.E.R.R. Foundation in Alhambra, gets it: “The mural is just on...

Rides like a ferris wheel and rollercoaster reflected in water at Disneyland.

This grandma makes theme parks even more magical

Trevor Megginson, Community News Reporter September 21, 2022

Many grandparents spoil their grandkids with gifts. This “meemaw” is different because she does that for complete strangers of all ages.  Laura Mayer, 57, gives away knicknacks to kids and adults...

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