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Oakwood

SamJam Shenanigans

SamJam Venice organizers double down in disrespect for Oakwood neighborhood with more arrogant shenanigans.

THE HERITAGE OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF VENICE

A recent conversation with VNC candidate Raphael "Spud" Anderson about the First Baptist Church of Venice and its importance to Venice.

THE FIGHT FOR THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF VENICE RAGES ON -conversations with Venice Activist Laddie Williams, Venice Elder Jataun Valentine, and Dr. Naomi Nightingale

By Jon Wolff The following is from conversations with Venice Activist Laddie Williams, Venice Elder Jataun Valentine, and Dr. Naomi Nightingale about the recent staff report from the Office of Historical Resources regarding the application for historical designation for the First Baptist Church of Venice. Jon Wolff: What can you tell us about the outcome...

YOUR VENICE HISTORY UPDATE

photos by Margaret Molloy The West Los Angeles Planning Commission met on August 15, 2018 to hear an appeal from Venice activists to oppose a proposal to convert the First Baptist Church of Venice into an 11,760 square foot single-family dwelling with rooftop parking. This historic African-American church on Westminster Avenue and 7th Avenue in...

Venice Black History is in the Oakwood Church

By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with Venice Elder, Joe Washington who was a member of the First Baptist Church on Westminster Avenue and 7th Avenue in Oakwood in the heart of Venice. Joe Washington: My name is Joe Washington. Jon Wolff: You were a member of the First Baptist Church....

VENICE BLACK HISTORY AND THE OAKWOOD CHURCH

By Jon Wolff March 25, 2018 – Sunday 7pm – Seven Dudley Cinema at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd VENICE BLACK HISTORY – Learn about the history of the black community in Venice, California through inspired and inspiring talks by Laddie Williams MC and Venice Elders. Delve deep into a story that has been long...

Love For The Oakwood Church Continues

By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with Venice Elder, Jataun Valentine about the fight to preserve the historic First Baptist Church on Westminster Avenue and 7th Avenue in the Oakwood Community in Venice. Jataun Valentine: I was raised here in Venice. There’s a lot of History in Venice. I think that...

THE FIGHT FOR THE OAKWOOD CHURCH CONTINUES

By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with Venice Activist, Naomi Nightingale about the fight to preserve the historic First Baptist Church on Westminster Avenue and 7th Avenue in the Oakwood Community in Venice. Naomi Nightingale: The church has always been a part of Venice. It’s been here ever since I was...

THE FIGHT FOR THE OAKWOOD CHURCH

Every Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM, you can see a crowd of Venice People gathering in front of the First Baptist Church on the northwest corner of 7th Avenue and Westminster Avenue in Oakwood in the heart of Venice. They gather there to protest the shameful and illegal sale of this historic church building. There...
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