Author: 2UrbanGirls

2UrbanGirls has been cited in Daily Breeze, Daily News, Inglewood Today, Intersections South LA, KCRW, KPCC, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Wave, LA Weekly, LA Watts Times, Mercury News, New York Times, Orange County Register, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic, and Washington Post. 2UrbanGirls has a recurring column, South of the 10, on CityWatchLA.

Best selling author, Larry Elder, has joined the CRN Digital Talk Radio network.  Some of his twitter followers were startled to not find him on his former podcast and he made sure I had the details, to share with you, on how you can still hear him weekdays at…

Read More

Jack Humphreville, a regular contributor to City Watch LA is reporting that the City of LA has possibly collected more than $2 Billion from ratepayers, illegally.  Named as defendants in a few pending lawsuits, the city will have to prove the taxes were approved by the voters.  A review of the…

Read More

Lamar Advertising Co. is a Louisiana based billboard company with strong ties to members of the City of Los Angeles city council.  The City of LA Ethics Committee recently fined former candidate Robert Cole for the majority of his campaign donors either confirming they didn’t give him money or they were dead.  This…

Read More

Ezell Ford was shot and killed by LAPD officers in August 2014. The killing of Ford, who is described as mentally ill, made worldwide headlines. The officers were found to have no legitimate reason to stop him.  In a timely article released by the LA Times, on Friday, June 5,…

Read More

City of Compton elections are over and after final count of provisional ballots on June 10, 2015, there will be an official declaration of city council officials.  One particular candidate, incumbent Janna Zurita, benefitted from having an influx of campaign contributions.  She was able to secure two offices and front…

Read More

The City of Compton held run-off elections yesterday, June 2, 2015, which saw District 1 incumbent Janna Zurita against Richard Alatorre and District 4 incumbent Dr. Willie Jones against Compton Unified Board Trustee Emma Shariff.  Thank you to resident Bob Ray for live tweeting the vote counts.  The results may…

Read More

2 Urban Girls attended the final candidates forum for the run-off for District 1 and 4 and honestly it was embarrassing.  People were about to fight and in the end, a Bishop Guillory and City Manager Johnny Ford, had the L.A. County Sheriff, shut it down.  Hopefully Royce Esters, of…

Read More

Here’s the latest making rounds this week.  A union leader puts his foot in his mouth and the NAACP honors a business who got their license revoked. Inglewood The Los Angeles NAACP held their annual Freedom Fund Awards gala where they honored several prominent African Americans. LA City Council President…

Read More

Rose Pinkney can sleep well at night knowing she is saving 80% on her electric bill. Due in part to AB 32, Ms. Pinkney is projected to save an estimated $39,000 over the next 30 years. How is she achieving that? She has gone solar and so can some of…

Read More

Compton teachers protested in front of various school board members’ homes, this Memorial Day, to demand raises and other incentives, while refusing to increase student achievement. Of those members, 2 Urban Girls can confirm, Margie Garret and Skyy Fisher’s homes were visited.

Read More

City of Compton residents are still fuming over their water bills.  It has been a source of many debates and discussions over the rising costs.  The recent candidates forum held by the Compton Chamber of Commerce provided a clue as to why the bills are continuing to increase.  Candidates were…

Read More

What’s the big deal this Memorial Day?  A former city council member may be suffering from convenient amnesia.  A utility provider may decrease incentives to remove your lawn and a Los Angeles Times reporter is in dire need of attending a Water 101 class.

Read More

Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) is heading into the final stretch of the 2014-15 school year.  State Trustee Dr. Don Brann continues to make positive strides to reduce the deficit and increase attendance, yet, there are still ways to go.  In the meantime, it has been reported that communication between…

Read More