Los Angeles–Outside of local news broadcast, social media and the few print publications that Black Los Angeles has left, where we get our news is limited, despite all the major things happening around us in Los Angeles County. As someone who is in the field of Journalism, as well as a Los Angeles native, I am familiar with those who are also in the field. A field, which is dominated by white and now Latinx folks. As the Black population continues to leave L.A County for more affordable places to live, even these happenings tend to be told through a white or mostly non-Black lens.
Black media and Black voices are so neccessary. It is even more important, that you are mindful of which platforms you begin to become the audience of. All skin folk aint kin folk and some are using real issues plaguing our communities, to cry victim and attempt to carve out their own individual opportunities on the backs of our collective oppression.
When you listen to Black Brief Los Angeles, you can trust the information provided is not curated for likes and views, it is curated because we both have a collective interest in seeing our communities move forward. Two Black women, from the soil of L.A, keeping you up to date with local happenings so that you are more informed as you go throughout your weeks in the land of Lost Angels.
Listen to the first Episode of Black Brief Los Angeles: D.A George Gascon Reforms + Pushback, Slauson Ralphs Closure, AFIBA Center
On this episode of Black Brief Los Angeles, we discuss recent news in Los Angeles—including the Ralphs closure on Crenshaw & Slauson. Kroger is attempting to avoid paying an additional $5 an hour for employees that worked during covid and are choosing instead to close the store. We also touched on the closure of AFIBA Center on Crenshaw. Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon was also a topic of conversation, due to the pushback he has been receiving from those within his office, as well as the families of victims in Los Angeles County for his reform efforts.