Rap Heat Coming from a Latino: Music in L.A. with Sal Roses

“What you give is what you get,But I only give respect,Where I really think it’s due,Tell me who the hell are you?” Sal Roses is a Salvadoran American writer born and raised in the City of Los Angeles, whose parents hail from the Pueblo of Santa Rosa de Lìma, La Union, El Salvador. As a […]

We Will Not be Erased: How Open Mics in Our Community Uplift Our Cultural History

Our second annual Open Mic was a prolific success, featuring 10 different poets, speakers and other members of the community who spoke in front of up to 25 guests throughout the evening. Our guest list was diverse, with attendants as young as 11 years old and as mature as 60. In my own experience, after […]

A 7th Grade Student’s Poem for Black Lives in Los Angeles

Black Potential by Te’Aunee Turner We are BLACK, We are BROWN and we are even more than what they make us seem. They make us seem weak, worthless, and they use us as scapegoats. But the fact is We are preachers, teachers, singers, fighters, and leaders. Don’t you try to put US down because they […]

25 Pictures From Nipsey Hussle’s Candlelight Vigil in Los Angeles

From HISTORIC Black Los Angeles. J.T.