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Will Black Lives Matter this VNC Election?

You voted for Bernie and don’t enable racism or misogyny right? Drum roll please. We shall see this 2021 VNC Election if Black Lives really do matter to Venice.
Carol Sobel Zoom Presentation

Carol Sobel’s VNC Presentation

Quick recap of points and the scene at Carol Sobel’s presentation at the VNC Homeless Committee meeting on April 27th, 2021
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Dec 2020— Update on First Baptist Church of Venice

As of August 2020, the fight for the reclamation of this historic space known as the First Baptist Church of Venice (FBCV) turned three years..
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2020 Westside Chicano Moratorium Celebration

West Los Angeles – Aug 29th, 2020 Westside’s own march & rally celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium at Virginia Park in Santa Monica.
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Community Initiates Guerilla Cleanup of FBCV + Photos

Save Venice Leads community effort to cleanup grounds of the First Baptist Church of Venice
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Summation of VNC’s Fascistic Removal of Matt Fisher

Venice, CA— Break down of the February VNC board meeting’s unhonorable motion to remove preeminent PoC and Unhoused advocate Matt Fisher.
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Venice Beachhead Interview with Poet Matt Sedillo

The Venice Beachhead interviews rising poet star Matt Sedillo about inspiration,his projects, politics, and his new book.
Degentrify Venice, Ca

You Can’t Stop Change

Venice gentrification agents’ favorite adage to justify their complicit role in reinforcing systemic racism has no merit.
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Oakwood Park Off-Leash Dog Update #2

This month’s update covers from October 7th to November 5th. To start, our efforts to ensure youth and elder safety and regulating gentrification dynamics at our community park is working.
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Oakwood Park Off-Leash Dog Gentrification Update

Venice, CA— Update on Off-Leash Dog situation and Gentrifier shenanigans at Oakwood Park.
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SamJam Shenanigans

SamJam Venice organizers double down in disrespect for Oakwood neighborhood with more arrogant shenanigans.
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Summation of L.A. Historic Designation Effort for First Baptist Church of Venice

Summary and overview of the L.A. City Historic Designation effort for the First Baptist Church of Venice.
Mike Bonin | First Baptist Church of Venice

Mike Bonin Walks Out On Black History

Councilman Mike Bonin’s tokenism and community evasion shenanigans reach a new low.
Venice, CA | Chicano History

Why Being a Venice Original Matters Why (Venice) History Matters

By Mike Bravo “People don’t need your approval to move to Venice” “Who cares how long you’ve been here.” In the same arrogant spirit of their colonizer archetypes and ancestors, dismissive gentrifier remarks like the ones above should come as no surprise. Ironically, many of them even have their Westward Expansion styled mustache and hairstyles
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No More Sam Jam Mom, Please.

Penske sanctioned gentrification party desecrates First Baptist Church of Venice; takes over Oakwood Park for the day.
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Third Protest Against Hotel Erwin for Racist Practices

On Tuesday May 29th a diverse crowd protested Hotel Erwin for the third time regarding its racist practices and their refusal to rectify their behavior.
Vexit Video Promo Fail | Venice, CA

Vexit Promo Video Fail

Recent social media video promotion for “Vexit” fails in similar fashion to it’s “Townhall Meeting.”

Report on Alleged New Public Art Space on 3rd & Rose Ave.

Venice, CA— Gentrification agents pit marginalized communities against each other in attempt to displace unhoused citizens.

VEXIT Don’t Believe the Hype

The Venice Cityhood Town Hall first published on http://bravo4venice.com/vexit-dont-believe-the-hype/ I’m writing about the“Vexit” event and topic because of the unnecessary media hype over it, the news must be pretty desperate for stories. I’m also writing about it because of the continued lack of representation and dismissal of PoC and traditional resident voices, not only in decision