Rally urges Compton residents to unite
Black and Brown residents of Compton attend a “No Hate Rally” on Saturday at the court house, and the message was that the two races have lived together for more than 40 years in the community and do get along. Further, speakers noted that a few bad individuals do not represent the entire city of 100,000. The L.A. Sheriff’s department also said that any potential hate incidents will be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted, if necessary.
COMPTON, Calif.—Sheriff’s deputies shot and critically wounded a man who allegedly fired shots at a deputy and a security officer Sunday at a shopping center in Compton, officials said.
The deputy-involved shooting was reported at 12:42 p.m. at Bullis Road and Orchard Avenue, according to Deputy Tony Moore of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.
“The incident began when the deputy attempted to contact the suspect at the intersection,” Moore said. “The suspect assaulted the deputy and fled on foot.”
It is down to the wire and leaders in the African American community continue to remain vigilant about the redistricting effort being conducted by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CCRC).
In fact, this past weekend, a pitched battle ensued as some of the commissioners attempted to condense all of the African American districts into one.
Founded by Ricky Lewis of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Tau Tau Chapter, in Compton, Calif., the Omega Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization that emphasizes community development, mentorship, and character-building in young men ages 8 to 18 years old.
During the past 17 years, the Omega Educational Foundation has touched the lives of more than 3,400 young men in the Greater Los Angeles area.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Authorities today identified a man who was fatally shot by Inglewood police after he allegedly smashed the windows of eight squad cars with a sword in a police station parking lot.
The shooting occurred Saturday night, after the man damaged the vehicles using a sword that was thicker and heavier than a machete, police said. The dead man was identified as Charles Curl, 46, of Los Angeles, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.
Sunday, May 19, is a day when many in Los Angeles and surrounding cities will have an opportunity to be twice-blessed. On that day, many will go out to worship, but will also have the options of getting their physical health and mental health check-ups at the same time.
This Sunday is the day that first ladies of 35 local congregations will host free medical tests for illnesses that particularly target African Americans and Hispanics in the community.