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Spanto Memorial Celebration at Oakwood Park

On Sunday July 2nd, 2023 1000 people, mostly comprised of natives Venetian families, gathered at Oakwood Park to celebrate and honor Chris “Spanto” Printup.
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racism at first baptist church of venice

Silent Struggle: Racism and Apathy in Venice

Quick reflections on the normalizing of overt racism in Venice and the community apathy that emboldens it.
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Anti-Blackness on the Rise in Venice

Venice, CA— Addressing racist tweets and the rise in the recent, overt anti-Black energy in Venice..
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Black Lives Matter Street Mural in front of Historic Black Church

Traci Park’s Troubling Silence in the face of Anti-Black Hate

Counting the days thatTraci Park has not acknowledged or denounced the anti-Black hate crime in Venice
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Black Lives Matter Street Mural in front of Historic Black Church

Venice Black Lives Matter Mural Vandalized

Hate Crime Alert: Black Lives Matter Mural Vandalized in Venice, CA - Take a Stand Against Racially Motivated Vandalism
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Black Lives Matter Street Mural in front of Historic Black Church

Venice BLM Mural Vandalized, likely emboldened by racial overtones of Traci Park’s messaging.

The defiled Black Lives Matter mural in Oakwood is more than just an act of vandalism—it's a reflection of the subtle endorsements from leadership.
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Graphic of Resilient Women Asserting their Strength

More Westside Current Lies: Debunking their Attack on Mar Vista Voice

The truth behind the Westside Current's recent hit-piece on Mar Vista Voice..
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Venice Racial Justice GRaphic

Venice Racial Justice Undermined

Recounting the challenges faced while attempting to create a racial & social justice committee within the Venice Neighborhood Council.
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Traci Park Intervened to Kill Planned Housing Operation at Ballona Wetlands Before Man Burned to Death

$2.3 million in housing funding for RVs on Jefferson Boulevard was squashed at Traci Park’s direction.
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Friendship Baptist Church in Venice,CA

A Tale of Two Venices: Before There Was Dogtown, There Was Oakwood

A story about the African-American history of the Ghetto by the beach.
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Lupe Villa Venice Chicana History

Lupe Villa — 100 yrs of Solicitude in Venice

2005— Marizsa Bravo shares about her great-grandmother Lupe Villa and their family's Venice history
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Lindsey Haley: Chicano Poet & Activist

Lindsey Haley was raised in Venice. Her family was part of the Chicano wave that set roots in the Westside during the 1960's and 1970's.
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Bertha Castro at the legendary Venice teen post

Bertha Castro and the Venice Teen Post

The Honorable Bertha Castro positive influence on Chicano youth and movement in Venice, CA in the 60s and 70s
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