East Hollywood Can and Must Do Better By Its Youth

In the same spirit of my peers, honoring and respecting the community’s loss of another youth whose life was taken too prematurely from, I want to reflect on a few of the details circulating about the altercation which led to the tragedy. The following writing places this most recent loss of life in the “Virgil […]

La Gentrificación del Pueblo Continuará

Hasta que el pueblo se levanta y dice ya basta. A walk through any pueblo is the most powerful way to take in its totality. This afternoon through my own, at the intersection of Madison avenue and Willow Brook avenue, I took a moment to photograph the complex above, which is now in the process […]

From Los Angeles to Gaza, Resist

Today in Gaza the U.S. and Israeli governments wrested the bodies of a new generation of Palestinians to the banks of lives they’ve taken in their bid to control the fate of yet another terrain with the specter of their violence; a violence funded by billions of U.S. tax dollars in military aid to Israel […]

Deed Restrictions in Los Angeles

T-RACES, or the Testbed for the Redlining Archives of California’s Exclusionary Spaces, is a powerful map and treasure cove of historical documents showing how cities like Los Angeles were developed over the course of the 20th century, particularly during the years just before World War II. The archives contain ‘area descriptions’ of L.A. neighborhoods as […]