South Los Angeles Thrives on Kendrick Lamar’s Philosophy

USC sociology professor Manuel Pastor, co-author of a study on Latino engagement in historically African-American South L.A., applies the self-love philosophy of rapper Kendrick Lamar, a Compton native, to South L.A., concluding that probably more than any other single factor, it’s the dedication, resilience and love of the area’s residents that has fueled the community’s successes.

How Playing in the Park After Dark Unifies South L.A.

Summer Night Lights Reclaimed Public Space From Gangs and Started a Beloved Community Tradition

This summer, 32 parks around Los Angeles—many located in South L.A.—will stay open until 11 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

This is Summer Night Lights, one of L.A.’s most popular …