Crenshaw & Around

Protect Yourself from Scams

BEWARE OF SCAMMERS We have become aware of scammers attempting to pose as Taste of Soul representatives. Taste of Soul will NEVER ask you for a cash app transaction. If someone emails you trying to get you to cash app money, DO NOT send it! If you ever question the authenticity of a person from the LA Sentinel or Taste of Soul, call us directly at 323-299-3800. Please report anyone falsely trying to solicit money from you, and email c[email protected] and let us know!      

Check out K Michelle Kitchen Catering at the Taste of Soul

K Michelle Kitchen Catering will have a booth at the 18th annual Taste of Soul family street festival, on Saturday, Oct. 21. Celebrities turn to her cooking to enchant their guests; Katrina Michelle is the founder of K Michelle’s Kitchen Catering and she has established a solid reputation as one of the top caterers to the stars.

Vote for your favorite in StarQuest

Participant 1 – Wasila Vote Participant 2 – Cyril   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Cyril Winbush (@cyril_winbush) Vote Participant 3 – Kyree   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Kyree 🎶 (@itzreally_kyree) Vote Participant 4 – Big Mike Vote Participant 5 – Morgan   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by NURD| 444🦋 (@neosoulnurd) Vote Participant 6 – Keomah   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by @keomah_king Vote Participant 7 – Tony   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Tony Andreas

Experience the Best Brittle in L.A. at 2023 Taste of Soul

After overcoming years of severe depression, Bernadette Taylor found her passion making homemade candy brittle for her family and friends. In 2015, Taylor started her business Brittle Diddle and has been successful since.    Unexpectedly, tragedy struck in 2021 when her son was murdered. Before his passing, he expressed his delight for her candies and made recipe suggestions that would result in bestsellers.    Now fast-forward to 2023, Brittle Diddle will be at this year’s annual Taste of Soul Family Festival on Saturday, October 21.   The self-proclaimed “Best Brittle in Los Angeles County” stuff their candies with a variety of flavors like

Unparch Yourself with Queen Squeeze Lemonade at Taste of Soul

When you come to Taste of Soul (TOS), you’re going to do a lot of walking, talking, laughing and eating. We all know that these activities can leave one parched, so it’s important that you get yourself the right beverage.  How about Queen Squeeze Lemonade (QSL) to quench your soul?  Ebony Staten is TOS family as this isn’t her first and her uncles are TOS alums as well – can you say Brothers BBQ? Well, it seems Staten has learned the ropes of navigating a TOS family festival from OG vendors. Well, she’s back for a second time with her

Planning Financially for College

Saving for college can be challenging. Yet, strategies designed to help get financially prepared can create options beyond relying just on grants, loans, and scholarships.   Offering insight on the topic is Brenton A. Hamlet, senior vice president for Merrill Lynch Los Angeles, works closely with families with college-bound kids of all ages to help make sure when the time comes, they are financially ready.    Q: How can families start a college savings?   A: Saving for college can be not just for parents, but also grandparents and kids themselves to some extent.  For example, in working with clients who are grandparents,