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Protesters demand for defunding LAUSD school police at downtown L.A. protest

A crowd of protesters listening to Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter L.A., as she performs a libation for the lives lost to police brutality in front of the LAUSD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Chris Torres and Samantha Bravo

June 23, 2020

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Protesters chanted in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters on Fourth Street and Beaudry Avenue in downtown Los Angeles to demand the defunding of LAUSD school police. The protest took place as the LAUSD board meeting was in session. The board is s...

Artists’ Black Lives Matter murals deemed “too political,” removed temporarily from Hollywood Boulevard

Dezcjon Lathrop's mural, outside of the Hollywood Pantages Theater.

Sloane Bozzi, Reporter

June 23, 2020

As tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hollywood on June 7 to protest against police brutality, artists lined the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard to paint murals on boarded up shops.  Dezcjon Lathrop, a Black artist, had been working for hours on his mural in front of the ...

Cre8 The Change hosts Juneteenth Celebration Rally in Sherman Oaks

Families and Cre8 The Change dancers enjoy music on stage during the Juneteenth Celebration Rally in Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Memorial War Park on Friday, June 19, 2020.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

June 21, 2020

SHERMAN OAKS — This year’s Juneteenth Celebration Rally at the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Memorial War Park featured music, spoken poetry and dance on Friday. Juneteenth, or June 19, marks the day the last slaves were freed from slavery in the United States. About a dozen performers entertained a...

Black Lives Matter-L.A. celebrates Juneteenth, honors Grechario Mack in Crenshaw march

An individual holds a picture of late rapper and local hero Nipsey Hussle,  who was actively involved in uplifting his community.

Orlando Mayorquin and Chris Torres

June 19, 2020

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Hundreds marched in Los Angeles on Friday to celebrate Juneteenth in an event organized by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles. The day commemorates the emancipation of slaves.  The march began at a Ralphs parking lot near the intersection of Obama Boulevard and South La Bre...

Hundreds celebrate Juneteenth at Leimart Park Village

Michaella Huck and Tiago Barreiro

June 19, 2020

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Hundreds gathered in Leimert Park Village on Friday to celebrate June 19 — also known as Juneteenth — at a "Pray For The Hood" event, which was created by Los Angeles artist, Six Sev. 

Protests against District Attorney Jackie Lacey continue; defund police movement makes strides

Protesters march past L.A. City Hall on June 17, 2020.

Chris Torres and Orlando Mayorquin

June 17, 2020

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Thousands gathered in front of the Hall of Justice on Wednesday for Black Lives Matter Los Angeles’s weekly protest demanding the removal of L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who the group says has failed to prosecute “killer cops.” Several family members o...

Hundreds march to defund LAUSD school police

A protester holds a sign during a

Samantha Bravo and Victor Rojas

June 16, 2020

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES —  Over a hundred students, parents and teachers protested in front of Miguel Contreras Learning Complex on Tuesday morning for a march to defund Los Angeles Unified School District school police and fund psychiatric counselors, social workers, mental health resources and ...

Protesters march against injustice faced by Black LGBTQ community

Hundreds of protesters march during the

Michaella Huck and Chris Torres

June 14, 2020

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Hollywood Boulevard was filled with rainbow flags and signs on Sunday for an All Black Lives Matter march, which was organized by a group of Black LGBTQ leaders from different organizations. The group, also known as the Black LGBTQIA Advisory Board Council, organized the even...

Pride Month 2020: All Black Lives Matter march to replace LA Pride

A demonstrator holds a sign that reads

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

June 14, 2020

Pride Month began as a fight against police brutality directed toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual community. The act of resistance is usually celebrated annually in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots and to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Despite...

Northridge Black Lives Matter call for defunding CSUN police, protecting ethnic studies

Organizers and protesters champion for change by kneeling in the intersection

Orlando Mayorquin, Michaella Huck, and Samantha Bravo

June 13, 2020

NORTHRIDGE — Hundreds of protesters Saturday morning came together in Northridge to call for the defunding of the police and other measures as nation-wide demonstrations enter the third week. Northridge Black Lives Matter, a new group fronted by CSUN students, organized the event which largel...

Echo Park rally led by housed, unhoused Black individuals calls for defunding police, adopting People’s Budget

Demonstrators march to defund LAPD on June 13, 2020. (Samantha Bravo / The Sundial)

Samantha Bravo and Natalie Miranda

June 13, 2020

ECHO PARK — The Los Angeles Community Action Network, Democratic Socialists of America Los Angeles and Street Watch LA and other co-sponsors organized a rally for the unhoused Black community in solidarity with Black Lives Matter on Saturday, meeting at the Echo Park Lake Boat House. The rally was le...

‘Peace and inclusion’: Comedy club organizes protest to educate and unite

Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish speaks to demonstrators at the Laugh Factory protest.

Mano Baghjajian and Victor Rojas

June 12, 2020

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Protesters gathered outside the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard to raise awareness against police brutality and social injustice. What started as a small group of people grew to over 50 participants at the event’s peak. “This is a serious situation going on in the worl...

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