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A Taste of Compton, California

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT COMPTON?

  1. Compton is a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, United States, southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The city is considered part of the south side by residents of Los Angeles. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 96,455. It is known as the "Hub City".

  2. The 1920s saw the opening of the Compton Airport. Compton Junior College was founded and city officials moved to a new City Hall on Alameda Street. On March 10, 1933, a devastating earthquake caused many casualties, schools were destroyed and there was major damage to the central business district. While it would eventually be home to a large number of African Americans, in 1930 there was only one black resident. In the late 1940s, middle class African-Americans began moving into the area, mostly on the west side. Compton grew quickly in the 1950s. One reason for this was Compton was close to Watts, where there was an established community of African Americans. The eastern side of the city was predominately white until the 1970s.

  3. During the 1950s and 1960s, after the Supreme Court declared all racially exclusive housing covenants (title deeds) unconstitutional in the case Shelley v. Kraemer, the first African American families moved to the area. Compton's growing African American population was still largely ignored and neglected by the city's elected officials. Centennial High School was finally built to accommodate a burgeoning student population. At one time, the City Council even discussed dismantling the Compton Police Department in favor of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in an attempt to exclude blacks from law enforcement jobs. This slowly began to change when, in 1958, the first African-American ran for a City Council seat. However, it would be another three years before an African-American would actually be elected to the City Council in 1961.

  4. Douglas Dollarhide made history in Compton in 1969 when he became California's first African-American mayor of a metropolitan city. Two African-Americans and one Mexican-American were also elected to the local school board. Four years later, in 1973, Doris A. Davis defeated Dollarhide's bid for re-election to become the first African-American female mayor of a metropolitan city in the United States. By the early 1970s, the city had one of the largest concentrations of African-Americans in the country with over ninety percent.

  5. Although Compton is still often thought of as a primarily black community, Latinos are the largest ethnic group in the city. A possible reason for this misconception is, despite the shift in population, many African American professional athletes and rappers are originally from Compton. Also, African Americans continue to dominate local politics, holding most elected positions in the city.

  6. The Compton Cricket Club nicknamed "The Homies & the POPz", has also been christened "America's Team" and the "US Ambassadors of Good Will and Peace in the sporting world of Cricket." At this time, the CCC is the only Exhibition cricket team in the world that consists of totally of North American-born players. Their mission is "to curb the negative effects of gang activities amongst the youth of Compton, South Central Los Angeles, and all inner cities, and to address homelessness through the principles and ethics of cricket.

  7. The median income for a family was $40,021. Males had a median income of $22,698 versus $24,692 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,382 . About 21.6% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.5% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

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Demographics of Compton, California

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

16.71%

40.31%

0.7%

0.25%

56.84%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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submitted articles

‘COMPTON 10’ CELEBRATION AT THE MLB YOUTH ACADEMY Includes Ceremony to Honor Baseball’s History in Compton, Including Retired, Active and Youth Players from the Community Fun-Focused ‘PLAY BALL’ Event to be Held Following Ceremony and is Open to Children from Throughout Community

Saturday, November 12th – ‘COMPTON 10’ Ceremony at the MLB Youth Academy

Monday, November 14th – Celebrity Golf Invitational hosted by Torii Hunter

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Businesses in Compton, California


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Chocolate Braidery -  Category: Hair Salon -   327 W. Compton Blvd. Compton, Ca 90220 (310) 941-2636 or (310) 537-6616

  2. Ebony Barber Shop -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   324 West Alondra Boulevard Compton, CA 90220 (310) 537-3618

  3. Expressions Hair Studio -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   810 W Rosecrans Ave Compton, CA 90222 (310) 764-5314

  4. Fatima Beauty Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   2329 East El Segundo Boulevard Compton, CA 90222 (310) 604-0602

  5. Friday's Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   1528 S. Wilmington Ave. Compton, CA 90220 (310) 638-0578

  6. Hair Braider -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   425 South Pannes Compton, CA 90221 (310) 762-9246

  7. Hair Fanatic Online -  Category: Hair Salon -   13934 S. Northwood Ave. Compton, Ca 90222 (310) 940-3442

  8. Hair Traffic Control Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   1025 E. Compton Blvd Compton, CA 90221 (310) 637-5442

  9. House of Braids -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   810 West Rosecrans Avenue Suite 10 Compton, CA 92405 (310) 639-4889

  10. House of Braids II -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   327 West Compton Boulevard Compton, CA 90220 (310) 639-7985

  11. Kinks Be Gone Hair Factory -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  Hair styling, braiding, eyebrow & lash extension services. Featuring: An organic beauty supply!  - 505 S Long Beach Blvd Ste A Compton, California (310) 746-3731  - (visit website)

  12. Naptural Roots -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   Long Beach Blvd. Compton, CA 90221 (310) 930-8030

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Compton Bulletin / Carson -  Category: African American Newspaper -   349 West Compton, Post Office Box 4248, Compton, CA, 90224 (213) 774-0018

  2. Inglewood Tribune -  Category: African American Newspaper -   349 West Compton, Post Box 4248, Compton, CA, 90244 (213) 774-0018

  3. Lynwood Journal -  Category: African American Newspaper -   349 West Compton, Post Office Box 4248, Compton, CA, 90224 (213) 774-0018

  4. Wilmington Beacon -  Category: African American Newspaper -   349 West Compton, Post Office Box 4248, Compton, CA, 90224 (213) 774-0018
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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Bludso's BBQ -  Category: Barbeque -   811 S Long Beach Blvd Compton, CA 90221 (310) 637-1342

  2. Ella Mae's Cuisine & Catering -  Category: Southern, Barbeque, Soul Food -   515 W Compton Blvd Compton, CA 90220 (310) 886-0052

  3. Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken -  Category: Soul Food, Southern -   2600 E Alondra Blvd. Compton, CA 90221 (310) 638-7871

  4. Sports Soul Food Cafe -  Category: Soul Food -  1600 Rosecrans Ave. Compton, CA 90220 (310) 637-1503

  5. Young N Worthy -  Category: Soul Food -  312 W Compton Blvd Compton, CA 90220 (310) 884-9909

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Everyone Heard Of Compton, But Not Everyone Seen It. Cliffy Barz Takes You Through An Exclusive Tour Through The Rough Streets Of Compton California- Also Known As "The Gang Capitol".

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CHURCHES



  1. Greater Union Baptist Church -  714 N. Tamarind Avenue Compton, CA 90220 (310) 639-5430

  2. Immanuel Baptist Church -  506 E Laurel St Compton CA 90221 (310) 635-7061

  3. Little Zion Baptist Church -  2408 N Wilmington Ave. Compton, CA 90220 (310) 639-5535 - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Annual Compton Stand Down
    (Sept)   The Comp­ton Stand Down, held at the Comp­ton Career­Link - 700 N. Bullis Rd. Compton, CA

    Spread the word to all!


  2. Compton Annual Mardi Gras Festival
    ( March)   Location: Wilson Park - 123 North Rose Avenue - Compton, Ca.

    Recreation, leisure, join the fun!


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