Author: Kailyn Brown

‘Monster’ Kody Scott, former L.A. gang member who became a bestselling author, found dead at 57

Former Eight Tray Gangster Crip member's memoir brought attention to the sobering truth of gang life in South L.A.

In Compton, voters poised to choose experience over history for mayor

Tuesday night's election results put Councilwoman Emma Sharif in the lead to become Compton's new mayor after eight years of leadership by Aja Brown.

In Compton, the fate of a cemetery hangs in the balance

Celestina Bishop is trying to save the cemetery that is her strongest connection to the family she never knew.

Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter L.A. says work ‘ain’t near done’ after Chauvin verdict

Black Lives Matter Los Angeles activists say they will continue to call for the LAPD to be defunded after the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin and amid Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposal to increase funding for the department.

‘Guilty on all charges!’ echoes across Leimert Park with joy and relief

"Guilty on all charges!" echoes across Leimert Park as people cheer for justice this time

Latasha Harlins’ name sparked an L.A. movement. 30 years later, her first memorial is up

In 1991, 15-year-old Latasha Harlins was shot dead by a Korean-born shopkeeper during a year of upheaval in Los Angeles. Thirty years later, she's been given her first public memorial.

South L.A. medical school receives $7.7-million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies gifts Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science its largest private donation of $7.7 million to invest in future Black doctors.

Compton residents feel under siege from Sheriff’s Department and are demanding reforms

Many residents say they feel under siege by the people who are supposed to protect them.

Fans turn out for vigil in Leimert Park for actor Chadwick Boseman

Boseman made a career out of playing historic Black figures, including the "Godfather of Soul" James Brown, Dodgers great Jackie Robinson and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Young Black activist’s arrest during George Floyd protest in San Luis Obispo sparks a new movement

A rally and news conference were held on Tuesday morning for 20-year-old activist, Tianna Arata, who was arrested during an anti-racism protest last month in San Luis Obispo.