Author Archives: Melissa

About Melissa

I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

Larry Elder gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Larry Elder is forever enshrined on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.  On April 27, 2015, Larry’s family, friends and fans celebrated his accomplishments at a mid-day ceremony.  Actors Jon Voight and Dean Cain were also on hand to laud the “Sage from South Central”.


Compton residents chime in on the upcoming election

The City of Compton charter currently reads that the district shall be divided into six districts once the population reaches 100,000 residents. In June 2009, Measure P was placed on the ballot for a charter amendment that asked voters could the population requirement be increased to 150,000 residents. Compton residents responded with 59% of the […]


Compton Candidates Forum was held for District 1 and 4

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The Compton Chamber of Commerce held their candidates forum for council districts 1 and 4 to an enthusiastic and engaged crowd.  The candidates facing run-off are incumbents Janna Zurita and Dr. Willie Jones against political newcomer Richard Alatorre and Compton Unified Trustee Emma Shariff.  The forum was moderated by Judge Kelvin Filer and was well […]


Jury Sees Video Footage showing Alesia Thomas did NOT attack LAPD first

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The trial of LAPD officer Mary O’Callaghan took a dramatic turn in court this week, with a fellow officer stating he wasn’t sure why Alesia Thomas was under arrest. We also watched the entire video of the incident, which differs from published media accounts. O’Callaghan is being charged with using excessive force, under the color […]


Joseph Mailander on Promise Zone Funding

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The City of Los Angeles has twice applied for Promise Zone funding and has been denied both times.  Promise Zones are defined as high poverty communities, and if approved,  the federal government partners with local leaders to revitalize the community.  The urban community was up in arms over South LA (SoLA) being left out in […]

Joseph Mailander talks Affordable Housing

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@ After running a throwback Thursday interview with Joseph F. Mailander, 2 Urban Girls received multiple inquiries to pick his brain on several hot button topics in the City of Los Angeles.  In this three-part series, Mailander shares his opinion on affordable housing.

What’s In a Name

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South Central.  South Los Angeles. South LA.  Now “SoLA”.  Los Angeles city council members are pleading their case for yet another rebrand of the area best known for the 1992 riots.  After the Rodney King verdict, which resulted in umpteen millions in lost revenue, the council is scrambling to find ways to attract investors.  Traditionally, […]

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