- The Breakdown
- Happy birthday to us! We're one...but far from done
Happy birthday to us! We're one...but far from done
Plus, the first episode of our new In Living Color series drops 🎤
Hey y'all, everyone say happy birthday to AfroLA!!!! 🥳🥳🥳 On April 4, 2022 we announced a new nonprofit newsroom centering the Black community through solutions journalism was coming to Los Angeles. Well, we're here...and we're here to stay.
We're only one year old, but I can tell you that it's felt like a lifetime for the people working behind the scenes. We've been experimenting and disrupting what local news looks like and can be. Thank you so much for sticking with us for a whole year!
"Is there space for Black women in feminism?"
by Kamryn Washington
Last week, we gave teased our new multi-platform storytelling series, In Living Color, which is created for and by Angelenos. This week, we're proud to present our inaugural episode, part of a collaboration with journalism students at Da Vinci Communications High School in El Segundo. Senior Kamryn Washington interviews two of her schoolmates and her teacher to share perspectives and experiences on how identifying as a feminist or womanist is complicated when you’re also Black.
We hate to ask, but we genuinely cannot do our work without your support. We really see the value of what we're highlighting in our community, and we hope you do too. If you enjoy our content and want to support local organizations, please consider donating to AfroLA 💞 We will love you forever. Seriously.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
by Eliza Partika
Care teams from nonprofits, hospitals and medical schools provide treatment and preventative care that address the whole person, meeting them where they are. (Eliza Partika/AfroLA)
Jen Elizabeth helps run the nonprofit Sidewalk Project's street medicine clinic. On Sundays, she hands out care items, food and medicine to clients, many of whom are trans sex workers, on Skid Row. In addition to the basics, she offers makeup and lotions, helping people feel good and whole as a person. Local university hospitals and medical schools, including UCLA, USC and Cedars Sinai, also provide community-based care that expands medical and behavioral health services for people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. These services are critical, especially for the historically-marginalized LGBTQ+ and Black communities, who are disproportionally affected by systemic discrimination in health care.
As you might have seen last week, sometimes we republish content from other mission-signed news outlets to supplement our own coverage. We want to keep you posted on all the important regarding L.A.'s Black community, but there's only so much we can do as an org.
At the top of our republished content, you'll find a box called "AfroLA's Take," where we explain why we chose to share that particular story with our audience. This week we thought this article from Capital & Main deserved a read:
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