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Feeding the soul across the nation: When you go to Vegas go to Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles
January 19, 2023
Sizzling food comes rushing from the kitchen, on to the contemporary style dining hall—guests softly dancing to classic 90’s r&b music as the waitress greets them with a warm welcome to Lo-Lo’s in Las Vegas, California. A must-try soul food spot nestled in at 325 Hughes Center Drive. ... read more »
Black-Owned Restaurants to Try in L.A. 
September 8, 2022
If you currently live in Los Angeles or you plan on visiting anytime soon it is very essential to know about the best food places in the area!  ... read more »
Founders First CDC to provide $100,000 in grants to diverse small businesses in Los Angeles
November 11, 2021
The Job Creators Quest Grant will help diverse small businesses continue to create premium wage jobs and act as a recognition of the existing investments these organizations have already made themselves to retain and grow their workforce during the pandemic. Funding for this grant program was facilitated in part by a $1 million grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, in conjunction with Founders First Capital Partners’ recent $9 million Series A financing. Additional partners include ADP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Union Bank, and Small Business Majority. ... read more »
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Post & Beam – A Taste of Black Excellence 
April 15, 2021
The robust flavors found in their soul food match the warmth given by their staff, Post & Beam has created an ambiance that is authentic to the collective community. ... read more »
Crustees’ Pies Looks to Bring Joy to the Community, One Slice at A time
January 28, 2021
The peach cobbler is symbolic for family, holidays, and tradition in the collective community. The recipe holds generations of tweaks in the ingredients and shared experiences in the kitchen, giving the crust its extra flavor and distinction. In most cases, family recipes stay between relatives, but for Crustees’ owner, Sharon Washington, her first slice into the pie artisanship came from a collective pool of inspiration, and she’s been cooking with a sense of unity ever since. ... read more »
Unnecessary Proposed Food Handler Certification Will Further Harm Black-Owned Restaurants in LA County
January 7, 2021
Our country will remember this year as the year of COVID-19 and the uprising in activism for Black communities throughout the country. During a financially burdensome time for all restaurants, but especially for Black business owners, we started the Black Restaurant Coalition of Los Angeles. Our organization was founded to strengthen, support, and promote restaurateurs, small businesses and the entire Black restaurant community. ... read more »
Tyrei Lacy “DJ Tee” Shares His Business Model Behind The GS Sports Bar and Introduces Fine Dining with The District by GS
December 24, 2020
Tyrei Lacy has a gift for triggering the release of serotonin through the human body; he knows how to make people feel good and create a memorable time. Known in the music world as ‘DJ Tee,’ he has traveled the globe with hip-hop legends, mixing sounds that forced the body to move involuntarily to his beat. ... read more »
Entrepreneur and City Commissioner Karim Webb Sheds Light on Social Equity
December 17, 2020
Webb found his way to be an activist, by uplifting the confidence of the collective community ... read more »
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Earle’s Restaurant Feeds People Through Selfless Acts in the Community
December 3, 2020
Brothers, Cary and Duane Earle brought in their success by observing what works, Cary Earle went into detail about the restaurant's foundation. Earle’s Restaurant is located down the street from the LA Sentinel Head Quarters, on 3864 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90008. They became a destination spot from their earlier years or making American classics. Their comfort food rings true to the traditional taste of a great hot dog, but today, there is a twist of soulful and healthy items that represent the community and has supported their dream from the beginning. ... read more »
Harold & Belle’s Has Served Los Angeles for 50 Years
November 26, 2020
Harold and Belle’s dining experience started with a family connection; third generation owner, Ryan Legaux, explained that food was an afterthought when his grandparents, Harold and Belle, built their legacy. It started as a social club where the community could go to play cards, talk, and dance, while a pot of gumbo was simmering in the kitchen. The Legaux family came to Los Angeles with the soul and the hospitable spirit of New Orleans, bringing a distinct flavor still enjoyed today. ... read more »
Love for Community is Core Ingredient in Hawkins Burgers Recipe for Success
October 8, 2020
Hawkins House of Burgers Has Been Serving L.A. for over 80 years ... read more »
Chef Marilyn’s Cooking Speaks to the Soul, as Her Beloved Mother Guides Her Through Her Dream from Above
October 1, 2020
Cooking comes from the soul; Chef Marilyn has proven that through her adventures of catering to the crème de la crem of celebrities, such as Stevie Wonder, Nancy Wilson, and Isaac Hayes. Through her soul food, one can taste the love and passion of her mother, Olivia Johnson, who passed right before opening her own restaurant. ... read more »
Danny J. Bakewell. Sr. & the Taste of Soul Team Visit Food Vendors
September 24, 2020
Despite the Taste of Soul festival being cancelled in 2020, TOS pledges support to Black businesses, urging people to support local restaurants in their communities. ... read more »
Mel’s Fish Shack Captures Waves of Tradition in Savory Fried and Grilled Fish
September 24, 2020
The shack is a staple in the collective community ... read more »
Stop Evictions and Foreclosures: New Bill Responds to Coronavirus Crisis
March 19, 2020
California lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would provide rental relief and order a temporary suspension of mortgage payments for residents affected by COVID-19, or the Coronavirus disease.  ... read more »
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