News media outlets from around the country, including CNN, The New York Times, and NPR, came to South LA to report on the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in United States this winter.
But the story they discovered was much broader—COVID-19 didn’t cause the health crisis happening in South LA. Decades of racial injustice and underinvestment have combined to create disparities that make our community exceptionally vulnerable to the virus. Our community was already in crisis, COVID-19 has only increased the scale and urgency.
Below, read, watch, and listen to take a closer look at reporting on our efforts to improve the health of our community and build pathways to health equity.