Monthly Archives: January 2014

Why South L.A. didn’t receive Promise Zone funding

When President Obama officially announced, last week, that several low-income Los Angeles neighborhoods would b eligible for grants as part of his “Promise Zone” poverty initiative, it caused a great deal of uproar from some elected officials and South L.A. residents because none of the areas selected were in South L.A. Los Angeles “Promise Zone” […]

2UrbanGirls blog featured in the Bostick Report

CityWatchLA is a political website that discusses hot button topics happening around Los Angeles County.  The popular Bostick Report, which is published weekly on the CityWatchLA website, is written by Odysseus Bostick, recently discussed a tweet this blog sent out on the night members of the Los Angeles Unified school board voted to hold a special election over […]

The Koch Brothers’ connection to the West Virginia chemical leak

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The Desmogblog conducted its own research into the recent West Virginia chemical spill, which has left more than 300k residents without access to tap water.  Georgia-Pacific, a Koch Industries subsidiary, is the supplier of the chemicals released by Freedom Industries, into the water supply. Read the full article here by Steve Horn  Revealed: Koch Brothers’ Georgia-Pacific Supplied Coal […]

Arrogant CEO drinks bottled water during press conference addressing water contamination crisis

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The CEO of Freedom Industries, the company at the root of more than 300,000 West Virginians without access to tap water, arrogantly sipped bottled water during a live press conference discussing the extent of the chemical spill. Freedom Industries Gary Southern faced an angry local reporter due to his arrogance and abruptness when asked questions […]

How were City of Los Angeles #PromiseZone’s designated

Former City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and then Hollywood councilman Eric Garcetti, were ecstatic back in 2012. The Hollywood Patch reported that the Youth Policy Institute received millions, in federal grants, due in part to CM Eric Garcetti’s efforts. The Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood (LAPN) grant awarded $30million, to be exact, based on […]


L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca announces retirement

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Los Angeles – A day after announcing his support of establishing a Citizen’s Oversight Committe, to the L.A. County Sheriff, Leroy (Lee) Baca, announced today his intent to retire come the end of January.  The department has been plagued with several unsavory events over the last few months.  Lawsuits related to inmate abuse and racial […]

2013 Year in Review

As we prepare to close out 2013 I remain in a pensive mood, however, I am optimistic for an awesome 2014. For starters, Compton is on the road to recovery.  The residents have not only elected the cities 2nd female Mayor, Mrs. Aja Brown, but also the cities 1st Latino councilman Isaac Galvan.   Mayor […]

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