Jo-Jo Bamboo Pen Veterans in Photography Distributed by OneLoad****
Occupiers Can’t Fly – Queen Ra interviews one of her fellow anonymous 99’ers who discusses her understanding about the plight of occupiers that were arrested during the city hall raid of 2011 by LAPD to end the three month long holdout
Tribute to Michael Jackson by the skid row artists collective featuring Ms. Jo Clark &, Mr. Anthony Page Performing "Thriller"
To Michael With Love
OG Man is not only the author of PEACE-N-HOOD but OG is also a skid row community leader, artist and founder of Skid Row 3 on 3 Street Ball Leagues whose theme is ‘It’s More Than Just a Game”. OG and his many accomplishments in the community known as the homeless capital of America; will air later this month on ABC Television’s Secret Millionaire with John Ferber showing positive aspects of what many residence are coming together to achieve as far as returning dignity & respect on the streets of Skid Row.
Michael Blaze Distributed by Tubemogul.
Gladys Park is in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles’s Skid Row; it is also the home of Skid Row 3 on 3 Streetball, Skid Row Artistes Collective and lots of great talent. Today are entertain by hip hop’s singers, Crushow & Chucky B during an annual Easter Celebration in the park also acknowledging community activist OG Man’s Birthday 2010.
Blaze-Out Distributed by Tubemogul.
Soul Sister Jean Givan returned from New York here to Los Angeles this weekend to perform with her theater group “Company Of Angeles” The name of the performance was “Civil Rites” Voices of Downtown Los Angeles Community Residents at the Alexandria Hotel on 5th Street in the heart of Historic Core. Through the grace of God I ran into quite unexpectedly here on the streets of Los Angeles just hours before the show; she’s been a valued member of Skid Row Photography Club for the past two years and a real inspiration, she is always missed.
Blaze-Out Distributed by Tubemogul.
Leimert Park Drum Circle is know world wide as a center for cultural Drum & Dance experience open to all the community; this is the third video in this series. Look for the drum-circle every Sunday afternoon at Vernon & Chrenshaw Blvd.
Blaze-Out! Distributed by Tubemogul.
Join Bishop Charles E. Blake of West Angeles Church of God and Christ in a clip from the Unified Fathers For Life Cable show. Since 2003, Save Africa's Children has provided free medical camps treating over one thousand children each year. On August 16, 2008, SAC officially opened the Dagoretti Community Health Center to provide care for children from nearby slum areas, orphanages and other low income areas that lack access to affordable health care. Over 1,200 children were treated on that day. The Health Center is now open year round and needs your help to continue serving the most vulnerable children in Nairobi, Kenya. It only cost $3 for one child to receive basic health services.
inquirysaveafricaschildren**** Distributed by Tubemogul.
Skid Row Community Activist General Jeff addresses a recent email where he suggest that "When they finish kissing Paul LePage Mayor of Maine told them (NAACP) to kiss his ass". In all of my life and especially during my tenure here in Skid Row, I have NEVER seen nor heard of the NAACP coming to or caring about Skid Row! As it has been well-documented, the demographics in Skid Row are majority "people of color", the same as whom your organization claims to represent and/or care about. After countless decades of mistreatment by the missions, non-profits and social service providers, the lack of your organization's presence is counter-productive to your overall mission statement. When will The NAACP acknowledge and begin working with the people of color residing in skid row.
Issuesandsolutionsyahoo**** Distributed by Tubemogul.
In 2003 UCEPP conceived for Para Los Ninois a childcare facility in skid row to inform a homeless population that there are children here using the creation of a mural showing the children on the other sided of the wall the drug addicts & homeless moved all there nightly operations away from the school grounds: “One World One Heart” I am honored to have been a part of this effort some seven years ago.
UCEPP is a Social Model Recovery Program operating from Skid Row
United Coalition East Prevention Project (UCEPP) was founded in 1996 to address the problems related to alcohol and other drugs (AOD) in the Central City East area of downtown Los Angeles, commonly known as "skid row." UCEPP's mission is to engage the most vulnerable populations of Central City East to challenge systemic conditions and social disparities that threaten a healthy environment.
Downtown Original Gagsters of Skid Row “DTG”
Murphy has spent many years in and on the streets of Skid Row and is providing us with a street definition of the term Downtown Gagster aka DTG.
Blaze interviews Jimmy Bleyer curator of the new downtown gallery and space to rent " TEMPLE OF VISIONS" during the Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk;
Alex Schaefer-Street Painting Downtown Art Walk
I was at the Art Walk this last Thursday doing some plein air painting at the corner of 5th and Spring in downtown Los Angeles! The crowds really had fun watching me paint this and I think it came out nicely. oil on canvas, 36 by 18. Alex work hangs at THE HIVE on Spring Street but he loves to paint in the open in what he calls real life. Alexander Schaefer-alexhsearthlink****
Bolt Barbers owner Mohawk Matt & Midnight Mission's Orlando Ward celebrate the six-month point for the barbershop on Art Walk Night
A stretch of downtown Los Angeles City Streets were once the home and fortress of narcotic sales and abuse out in public right on the sidewalls of Main Street between 4th & 8th Streets in what is now known as Gallery Row in the Historic Core. A single LAPD officer who went back to the old ways of patrolling this area for years on foot is largely responsible for this retaking of gallery row; Officer Davis a 24 years veteran; offers his report impressions of the progress being made on this assignment.
Catherine Morris of Los Angeles Catholic Workers speaks on the history of The Hospitality Kitchen, known to most in the downtown skid row area as The Hippie Kitchen. Founded by the great Catholic Worker Dorothy Day (journalist, Catholic activist, non-violent anarchist, succor to the poor) who founded the Hippie Kitchen, in 1970, may God rest her soul. Catherine and Husband Jeff Dietrich have made a life long commitment to helping, serving, feeding, providing medical care, clothing and housing to the needing continuously for over the past forty years as a service to the people of skid row and beyond.
aka Hippie Kitchen
821 E. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Quiet Reflections takes us back to the days of 626 Art Gallery B formally located in Downtown Los Angeles’s Gallery Row at 626 S. Spring Street.