Inglewood Church of Scientology dedicated
Religious services and humanitarian initiatives
David Miscavige, from left, chairman of the board Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of Scientology, who officiated at the dedication of the new Church of Scientology of Inglewood; Skipp Townsend, executive director 2nd Call, the gang intervention group; NAACP Los Angeles Branch President Leon Jenkins; Inglewood City Councilmember Ralph Franklin; Inglewood Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks and the Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray, former pastor of First A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles and now professor of religious studies at USC. Church members, guests and city officials gathered for the dedication of a new Church of Scientology and community center. The church is located at 315 S. Market St. in Inglewood, while the community center is located at 8039 S. Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles. “Together this church and community center provide for all Scientology religious services as well as its many humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs for the benefit of Inglewood and South Los Angeles,” said a church press statement.
Two community-based groups will attempt to take Los Angeles County government to task today for overlookinglong-simmering problems they say have not been dealt with.
Community members and residents of the area near the Baldwin Hills oil field, as well as the members of the Greater Baldwin Hills Alliance, will hold a press conference in the Ladera Soccer Field today (Thursday) from 10 to10:45 a.m. over a five-year-old complaint concerning noxious fumes that they believe may be a health and safety hazard.
Los Angeles, CA -- The Los Angeles branch of the NAACP will honor Donald T. Sterling, Clippers owner and alleged racist, with one of the organization’s highest accolades. On May 14 at the Roy Wilkins Freedom Fund Awards Gala, Sterling will be given the Humanitarian Award. The honor is granted to community activists, contributors, and those who have shown outstanding leadership in the campaign for civil rights. The event will be held at 5:45 p.m. at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown L.A.
Geraldine Washington, president of the Los Angeles branch of the NAACP for the past 12 years, has stepped down from the position effective January 2009.
Washington has been replaced by former Detroit, Mich. district court judge and NAACP first vice president Leon Jenkins effective Jan. 1st.
Let me first say that I believe a woman should have the right to an abortion. It is the law, and each person has his or her own decision to make. However, since the court decision, Roe v. Wade, the amount of abortions in this nation have been on a steady rise. Black abortions are now at an epidemic rate, and a lot of God’s children are being snuffed out without a chance of life.
Twenty-first century politics are almost always more effective and efficient when they are based on well-organized coalition politics—i.e., the political efforts of several groups coordinated around mutual interests. The issue of California historical place names is ripe for such coalition politics between African Americans and California’s Native Americans, groups that have not usually worked together well in the state.