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Oakwood

Horace Allen and the First Baptist Church of Venice

Profile article on "Bishop" Horace Allen and his role in facilitating gentrification and destruction of Black History in Venice, CA.

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.

The Fight for First Baptist Church of Venice Continues with Renewed Vigor

A recent conversation with Venice Elder Carol Powell about the significance of the First Baptist Church of Venice, an historical African-American church in the heart of Venice.

Oakwood Park Off-Leash Dog Gentrification Update

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

Victory at the Venice Lives Celebration + Photos

Venice Lives Celebration— reclaiming sacred space in Venice., a symbolic event unifying diverse Venice Locals in one significant place and Spirit

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....
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