Meeting the Family: An Intern’s Look Inside the Dream

For the first time last Thursday, I was able to experience the family that is the “I Have a Dream” Foundation Los Angeles. As we stepped out of the car and walked across… Continue reading

IHADLA’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

It was a magical celebration, full of laughter and tears. The mayor motivated and inspired, the police chief shared life lessons, and the Superintendent of LAUSD provided words of guidance. Seventy eager smiles… Continue reading

Relative Caregivers Fight for their Foster Youth

When Deanne D’Antignac received the call asking if she would care for her niece, she said “yes.” The only other option was to turn her over to strangers. She did not know that… Continue reading

South LA Parents Protest Early Education Cuts

A group of over 50 parents, teachers, and young students marched in front of the Roberti Early Education Center on Vernon and Central Avenues on Monday to protest proposed LAUSD budget cuts. In… Continue reading

Cook the Movie

I’m not a broadcast journalism major, but I’m taking classes for it. Here’s my first attempt at a package. I covered a red carpet event in West LA. If you want to learn… Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day Slideshow

I didn’t write a story for this event, but I got some pretty cool pictures. This one’s my favorite: And you can see the rest in this slideshow. I’m not a photographer, but… Continue reading

Sex Trafficking of Young Girls on the Rise in the U.S.

If she loved her daughter, she would do this for her boyfriend. If she wanted to feed her three-month-old daughter, she would sell her body. “It would just be this one time”, he… Continue reading

Contaminating plant permanently closes in South LA

Palace Plating, the chrome plating facility responsible for releasing toxic chemicals into the environment surrounding 28th Street Elementary School, will permanently shut down by December 31, putting a six year-old lawsuit against the… Continue reading

Jenesse helps domestic violence victims get a fresh start

From the second you step inside the Fannie Lou Hamer Emergency Shelter, you know it’s so much more than a shelter. Laughter emanates from the kitchen as families eat dinner together. One girl… Continue reading