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Homeless Advocate Named Woman of the Year

  A hearty congratulations to Marsha Temple, executive director of the homeless advocacy agency, Integrated Recovery Network, who has been selected as the Second Supervisorial District’s Woman of the Year. Temple was chosen by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas for her outstanding work helping homeless people reclaim their lives by finding […]


Empowerment Congress Leaders Work to Change their Communities

Standing on a vista in the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook as the sun set over the Pacific Ocean and the Hollywood sign glimmered in the distance, Jesse Clark of Atlanta, Georgia inhaled the cool air. After a week meeting with civic leaders, community activists and policy makers at the Empowerment Congress Leadership Institute in Los Angeles, […]


Celebrating a Big Birthday

  When Eula Bertha Colbert was born, silent movie star Mary Pickford was a leading Hollywood actress, ragtime music was all the rage and the hottest technology for playing music was the elegant but scratchy Victrola. Women could not vote; segregation was enshrined in the South, and the NAACP was in its infancy. Mrs. Colbert, […]


Board Approves $11 Million to Support Affordable Housing in Los Angeles County

Acting on a joint motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Zev Yaroslavsky, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $11 million in funding for affordable housing projects that will benefit homeless people, low-income veterans and other at risk populations. Approximately 176 units are expected to be built as a result of this investment. The funding, which […]