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more resources - leimert park village surrounding area & local government

Commercial and cultural aspects


The Leimert Park Fine Art Gallery

MSBet News, "Black Artists find Renaissance in LA's Leimert Park"

World Stage Home Page

articles by/about michael datcher:
"driving while black"
"why young black men don't vote"
"black english: an issue of pain and pride"

Articles about local/international jazz drummer Billy Higgins
Europe Jazz Connection Biography

Articles about local artist Kamau DaŠood
Mamajazz article
MetroActive article

Social commentary

Article "L.A. Beyond the Pale"

Press release from KTLA and P.O.V. Documentary, "No Loans Today

Sherrice Iverson The Official Website

Article "Lament for Black Los Angeles" by Erin J. Aubry

LA Watts Times, "No Meters in Leimert Park!

Larger Church organizations in area

West Angeles Church of God in Christ

First African Methodist Episcopalian

local government

City of Los Angeles Council District 8 site

City of Los Angeles Council District 8 Points of Interest site

Revitalization efforts

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI)

Crenshaw Neighborhood Plan:

LA Times interview with West Angeles Church of God in Christ Bishop
Charles Edward Blake

Contacts for more information
Leimert Park Village Community Development Corporation:


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