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FAM Team


Amde Hamilton

Honorary Board Member

& Originator of FAM

Powerhouse Poet, Writer, Griot,

Co-Founder of the

Watts Prophets, and Ordained Ethiopian Orthodox Priest


Desiree Edwards

Honorary Board Member

Community Advocate, Entrepreneur, and Owner of Watts Coffee House


Roger E. Mosley

Honorary Board Member & Creator of FAM Poetry Jam

Writer, Director, Famed Actor,  Beloved Track & Field Coach, Mentor, Helicopter Pilot, and Encyclopedia of Knowledge


Antoinette "Toni" Mosley

Honorary Board Member

& Treasurer

Author, Poet, Storyteller, and Writer of Memoir - Dodge Ball Captain Gets Fired 


Honorary Board Member & Broadcasting Program Co-Chair

Poet, Producer, Artistic Director, a.k.a. Food4Thought, and Co-Founder of Still Waters Writers Workshop

Oshea Luja

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Rita Cofield

(Interim) Executive Director & Board Chair

Preservationist, Cultural Resource Manager, Community Advocate, and Neighborhood Preservationist


Lottie Cleveland

Board Member & (Interim) Chair Program Committee

Community Activist, President of Watts Business Association, and Watts Ambassador-L. A. South Chamber of Commerce, Entrepreneur


Edward "Ed" Landler

Board Member

Community Advocate, Film Historian, Writer, Filmmaker and Director of 'I Build The Tower'


Ronald "Rudy" Barbee

Board Member

Community Activist & Liaison, and Member Friends of the Watts Towers

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Danielle Cooksie

General Member


Pamela Garrett

General Member

Educator, Entrepreneur, Community Advocate and Historian, and Event Organizer of Watts Summer Festival

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Ronald "Low M.B." Watkins

General Member

Poet, Writer, Community Activist, Musician/Rap Artist, and Co-Founder OFTB


Jaquelyn Badejo

General Member

Community Activist, and President of Watts Clean Air & Energy Committee


Marco Barrantes

General Member

Environmental Activist, Contractor, Urban Planner, Certified Permaculture Designer, and President of La Loma Development Company


Lekecia Dorsey

General Member

Poet, Writer, Educator, and Founder of Resident Black Publications

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