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Compton was the American dream, is it still

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2 Urban Girls stumbled across a video which details the state of the city of Compton in 1971.  The video looks at the city from the lens of the newly elected Black leadership and whether they were able to stave off poverty in the Hub.  When Dr. Dre released his latest CD titled “Compton” residents were […]


Compton Elections: City’s Credit Rating

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Mayor Aja Brown posed a poignant question during a recent regular city council meeting.  She told those in attendance, “if you want to judge someone’s integrity, check their credit score.”  She went further saying, “seeing how a person spends their money tells you what is a priority.” said Brown.  The city’s finances must not be a […]


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Compton Elections: Transparency

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The regular city council meeting held May 2nd was enlightening.  Residents heard two oral reports by the new Controller and City Attorney and also learned that Planning Commissioners are appointed at-large, not by district.  The oral reports don’t come with supporting documents in the council agenda packet, yet presentations were given that 2 Urban Girls […]


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NBC wants to know what’s up with Compton streets

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Compton elections are heating up.  Looks like the mayor’s PR maven, Jasmyne Cannick, is doing her job of getting press to the city of Compton.  NBC reporter Patrick Healy has sent an email to council members questioning them about Mayor Aja Brown’s claims that they are holding up the implementation of Measure P, two of which […]


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City of Compton to ban all marijuana related activities

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The people have been heard.  Is it a coincidence that the city of Compton mayor and council voted to draft an ordinance banning all marijuana related activities, a few months any of April elections?  How will this ordinance work with the state allowing individuals to grow up to six plants in their private homes?  2 […]


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Where are they Now: Bludso’s BBQ

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Compton residents can rejoice! After abruptly closing, the Hub’s favorite BBQ joint is preparing to reopen under NEW MANAGEMENT.  The company’s co-founder, Damien Scroggins, has a new business partner and is in the process of reopening at its original location, under a new name.  That’s if Building and Safety and Planning departments stop placing roadblocks […]


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Compton mayor honored by JFK Library Foundation

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Compton- Compton Mayor Aja Brown will be recognized for her efforts to address crime and violence in the city and bring jobs to the city’s residents.  The JFK Library Foundation honors two individuals annually, under 40, who are committed to public service in their communities.


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