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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Betty Pleasant’s Soulvine for January 12, 2015

SOULVINE By Betty Pleasant 1/12/2015


Law & Government Academy set to begin at Inglewood High School

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Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) announced they received a $35,000 grant towards the Law and Government Academy.  The grant enables IUSD to develop an implementation plan, that would be used towards applying for an additional $100,000 grant.  Good job Dr. Brann!


Compton’s Classical Christmas Concert was a huge success

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As we head into the New Year, I failed to mention a little of what I did over the holidays. In addition to relaxing and seeing Selma, I was invited to listen to the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra (LAYO) at the Classical Christmas Concert, hosted by City of Compton Councilman Dr. Willie Jones.


Why is the Carson mayor running for City Clerk

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The Utility-Users’ Tax Citizens Oversight Committee in the City of Carson (CA) is frustrated with the city’s failure to turn over documents, in a timely manner, as they directly relate to the spending of UUT proceeds. UUT is generated as a tax off every customer’s utility bills. Utilities are defined as your phone, electricity, gas […]


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Historically Black Portland neighborhood says NO to Trader Joe’s

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I was sent a link to an article out of Portland, Oregon, that discusses how a historically black neighborhood missed out on an opportunity to bring in jobs and healthier food choices. Activists and city council members apparently don’t want white people in their neighborhood. Trader Joe’s said no problem, we go where we are […]


Are Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Rabbi’s on the “Down Low”

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This article is not a post to denigrate ones religion, however, it does give great pause to think children are being infected with sexually transmitted diseases, under the guise of their faith.


Urban Girl of the Month: Tina McKinnor

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Tina McKinnor is our inaugural “Urban Girl of the Month”.  McKinnor founded the McKinnor Group in February of 2007. Prior to serving as District Director for the 51st Assembly District, Tina was a Political Accounts Supervisor with Kaufman Legal Group, where she prepared campaign disclosure reports and managing campaign accounts for numerous federal, state […]


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