Profile: Thandisizwe Chimurenga


Thandisizwe Chimurenga

Central LA

member since January 13, 2010

Thandisizwe has shown interest in Gov't + Politics, Local Science & Business, Race & Demographics, Education, Consumer Protection, Employment Issues, Media Accountability, Criminal Justice, Wealth & Poverty, Cultural Diversity, Public Health, Environment, City Infrastructure, Los Angeles, Public Media

About Thandisizwe Chimurenga

I am a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles, CA, where I am a member of the Black Journalists Association of Southern California and the Association of Independents in Radio.  I am the co-founder of 'Some of Us Are Brave: A Black Womens' Radio Program' which aired on KPFK (Pacifica-Los Angeles) from 2003 until 2011; and I have reported, produced and co-anchored the KPFK Evening News, as well as reported for and occasionally anchored Free Speech Radio News (a national and international worker-run news cooperative).  I am a former Assistant Editor at the L.A. Watts Times newspaper; I have been a fellow with the George Washington Williams Center for Independent Journalism and both a New America Media Education Fellow and Environmental Health Fellow New America Media. I am currently a 2012 New America Media – Gerontological Society of North America Aging Felllow  and a recipient of USC's 2013 California Health Journalism Fellowship.

Work Samples

Trial Set, Motions Denied for former BART officer Mehserle Report on Feb. 19 hearing for Mehserle in Los Angeles Activists Ramp Up Preparation for Ex-Cop’s Trial Local preparations for first court appearance of Mehserle in Los Angeles, Jan. 8. ‘Operation Small Axe’ Aims at Police Brutality Showing of film 'Operation Small Axe" as prelude to first court appearance of Johannes Mehserle in Los Angeles.

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