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Human Rights/Constitution

Staying Alive To Create A Better World: A Trans-National Alliance Invitation

By Pat Raphael 20 We have made it! We’ve arrived at the end of another year and none of us were taken out by our heart giving up and stopping to beat, or falling to that big C cancer, or going to the doctor and having a well meaning medical professional make a fatal mistake...

March for Humanity on MLK’s Birthday!

MONDAY, JANUARY 15 @ 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Western and MLK Jr. Blvd. Los Angeles. Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition of Greater LA in partnership with the Poor People’s campaign will be marching for Human Rights Issues in the Los Angeles Kingdom Day Parade.  Healthy California Campaign coalition have been asked to join them as they...

Under Our Collective Shadow The Unhoused Sleep

by Krista Schwimmer Each night, as the southern sunlight dissipates in the City of Angels, a shadow takes its place. This shadow sneaks across every sidewalk, through every street, and into every neighborhood. It is a collective shadow that includes our unacknowledged fears, hatred, shame, and greed. Many of us scurry from this shadow into...

VENICE JAPANESE AMERICAN MEMORIAL MONUMENT

By Phyllis Hayashibara, member of the VJAMM Committee, phyllishayashibara@gmail.com The Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee takes great pleasure in announcing that David Williams, founder and owner of Williams Monument Company in Arvin, California, will supply the solid black granite VJAMM obelisk. David will be ordering the black granite from his supplier in India, known...

Beachhead Interviews Cleo Battle, Sister to Samuel Calhoun Arrington

(Note: This interview was conducted on April 26, 2015) Beachhead: First of all, I would like to ask you how you think things are progressing with Samuel? Cleo Battle: In what respect? BH: Well, overall. Do you feel like the case is going well, that there is enough evidence to succeed and therefore change lives...

LAPD Murder Is Followed by Bonin's Retaliation

By Greta Cobar It is now a month after the LAPD killed Brendon Glenn in front of the Townhouse in Venice. Still no questions have been answered, no information was released, and the public has still not seen the video of the crime – which the LAPD is holding on to. Dylan Andre, a musician...

The Rosa Parks of Venice

By Deborah Lashever Eden Andes, with slightly silvered hair, medium length, thoughtful look on her sun-drenched face, mischievous smiles illustrating her clever ironic wit, lived in Venice Beach for many years. Intelligent, articulate, peaceful, funny; a visionary, activist, artist, animal lover and friend, she could often be found on Venice Ocean Font Walk in jeans...

Greta Says

By Greta Cobar Not long ago, only about six years, quite a few Venice long-term residents lived in vehicles. They were groovy – both the vehicles and the residents. The Venice vehicularly-housed citizens cared deeply about our beautiful resort by the sea, participated in community events and local politics, and lent a hand when one...

Brendon Glenn and the Teen Project

By Morgan Stewart On the evening of May 5, just hours before he was shot and killed by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department, Brendon Glenn dropped by The Teen Project’s PAD (Protection and Direction) Drop in Center on Windward Avenue in Venice for a Purpose Life Support Group. While there, he spoke with...

The Venice meeting concerning the murder of Brendon Glenn

By Jim Smith Los Angeles is a city without a heart. It is a city where a young, Black homeless kid can be gunned down at close range, while the cop who took his life is sent home on paid leave. It is a city where developers run the city, including the police commission, and...
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