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2 Urban Girls has been cited in City Watch LA, Compton Herald, Daily News, Inglewood Today, Intersections South LA, KCRW, KPCC, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, LA Watts Times, Mercury News and The Atlantic.

U.S. Treasurer appointed by President Nixon dies

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Ramona’s Food Group has reported the death of their founder Ramona Acosta Bañuelos.  Many aren’t familiar with Bañuelos being the nations first female AND Latina U.S. Treasurer.  The community knows her for her delicious Mexican food eateries, Ramona’s which is headquartered in Gardena, CA. 


Blake Griffin and the L.A. Clippers Foundation team up to provide LAUSD students with free eye exams & glasses

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“Glasses are COOL!” exclaimed Blake Griffin.  The L.A. Clippers Foundation and Blake Griffin have partnered with Vision to Learn to provide free eye exams and eyeglasses to students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) who need them.  This partnership began in Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD), two years ago, under former state administrator […]


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Follow up: City of Compton taxpayers subsidize 2015 State of the City

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Compton Mayor Aja Brown has held one state of the city, that we are aware of, since becoming mayor in 2013.  2UrbanGirls reported on the event costing $100 per person with checks made payable to the mayor’s non-profit Urban Vision CDC instead of the city’s Chamber of Commerce.  2UrbanGirls has received the final costs for […]


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State Controller’s office quietly audits city of Compton

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City of Compton insiders have confirmed the State Controllers office is preparing to issue a final report on the city’s finances within weeks.  2UrbanGirls has received a copy of the preliminary report and City Manager Cecil Rhambo confirmed its authenticity.  Betty Yee’s office details a laundry list of issues with the city’s money, which tie […]


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City of Compton attempts to get their financial house in order

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The city of Compton is taking the first steps towards reestablishing the city’s credit rating.  Agenda item #9, on the January 9, 2018, council agenda, was for a contract totaling $850,000 to produce audits for FY’s 2013-2017.  It was also noted during the same council meeting that the finance department is short seven employees.


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A Tale of Two Tales: Sexual Assault vs Sexual Harrassment

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Black Los Angeles woke up today to a biased article written about a prominent community academic and community activist.  With the explosion of key male figures being charged with some form of sexual misconduct in the workplace, old allegations have resurfaced on the newly hired Executive Director (ED) of the Merv Dymally African American Political […]


Maywood City Councilmember settles with District Attorney’s office to avoid trial

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has settled a civil lawsuit against former Maywood Councilman Sergio Calderon that alleged he held two public offices at the same time which violated state law.  The same charges the District Attorney’s office is seeking against the Mayor of Carson Albert Robles.


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