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Nipsey Hussle to be Honored During Sunday’s Grammy Awards
January 23, 2020
Rapper Nipsey Hussle will be posthumously honored during Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony with a musical tribute featuring John Legend, Meek Mill and others, The Recording Academy announced today. ... read more »
Vermont-Slauson EDC Helps Minority Businesses Move to Next Level
January 16, 2020
In operation for more than 30 years, VSEDC offers tools to aid both start-up ventures and established owners ... read more »
MLK Freedom Festival Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Reminds Us of the History of Leimert Park
January 16, 2020
Every year on January twentieth, the South Los Angeles community gathers to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lowriders, marching bands, and drill teams help make up the largest MLK Day celebration in the country. The parade brings residents together from across California before culminating with the Freedom Festival at Leimert Park. For 35 years, the Kingdom Day Parade has brought residents together along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Crenshaw Boulevard and neighboring streets to celebrate social progress, acknowledge our past and look towards our future. For four years, Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Herb Wesson, and Curren Price, who each represent sections of South L.A., have hosted the MLK Freedom Festival to activate Leimert Park and engage residents to create community solutions. Despite this long-standing tradition, many residents do not know the history and significance of Leimert Park and how it relates to the legacy of Dr. King. ... read more »
Destination Crenshaw is for South LA and by South LA
January 16, 2020
The dawn of a new decade marks a series of innovative projects and initiatives to look forward to. If the theme of 2019 was about fighting to keep South LA intact as outside developers encroached further into our community, the beginning of 2020 is about spreading a message of defiance through unity and Black ownership. ... read more »
SENTINEL EXCLUSIVE: Chief Moore Responds to LAPD Corruption Allegations
January 16, 2020
LAPD Chief Michel Moore told the Sentinel that the investigation has expanded to 19 officers and the number could grow ... read more »
The World Stage Celebrates Opening Newly Designed Space
January 16, 2020
Special concert featuring The Bobby West Trio on January 17 ... read more »
“FOUNDATIONS” History, Service, Culture Art Event to Benefit NPHCLA
January 16, 2020
The National Panhellenic Council, LA Foundation (NPHCLA) presents the art work of award-winning fine artist, Kathleen Atkins Wilson to kick-off Black History Month in style at this elegant fundraising event.  February 1, 2020 beginning at 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm located at 4006 Punta Alta Dr., Los Angeles, CA  90008.  The artist’s studio and gallery are nestled atop Baldwin Vista Estates overlooking the majestic city center of Los Angeles.  ... read more »
Following in the Footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 9, 2020
South Los Angeles non-profit gears up for an ambitious first quarter ... read more »
The Big Giveback
January 9, 2020
On December 22, a coalition of young African American entrepreneurs joined together to host the first annual “The Big Giveback.” This free and public holiday event provided much-needed resources to hundreds of South Los Angeles youth with toys, bikes, food, games and much more.  ... read more »
Breastfeeding Support Groups Launch in South Los Angeles
January 9, 2020
Soul Food for Your Baby (SFYB) in partnership with the Black Infant Health Program (BIH) at The Children’s Collective, Inc. (TCCI), will launch breastfeeding support groups for African American families starting Monday, January 13th. The groups will be held from 11 am to 12:30 pm on the second Monday of the month through June 2020 and possibly beyond at TCCI, 3701 Stocker Street, Suite 302 Los Angeles, CA 90008. ... read more »
‘Just Mercy’ Starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx Explores the Deep-Seated Inequalities in America’s Criminal Justice System
January 9, 2020
Held at the Cinemark Theater in Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw, the star-studded and action-packed event also included appearances from co-stars and celebrities. ... read more »
LA Rams and Hip-Hop Sensation Ambjaay Give Back To South LA Families
January 2, 2020
On Monday, December 23, local non-profit St. Joseph Center hosted the LA Rams, UNIFY Financial Credit Union, and hip-hop sensation Ambjaay for the second annual Los Angeles Rams Community Blitz Day of Service in South LA where 250 low-income families enjoyed holiday gifts and BBQ. ... read more »
Executive Director Monique King-Viehland to Step Down
January 2, 2020
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) announced today that Executive Director Monique King-Viehland is stepping down as Executive Director, effective December 31, 2019. Emilio Salas, Deputy Executive Director, will serve as Acting Executive Director during the transition. ... read more »
Kipp SoCal Alumna Selected For National Leadership Accelerator
January 2, 2020
Simone Edwards, a graduate of KIPP SoCal school was selected to participate in KIPP’s national Alumni Leadership Accelerator program, a year-long fellowship for KIPP alumni leaders in their 20s and 30s. Simone is among 23 KIPP alumni nationwide who were selected as fellows this year, chosen from a competitive pool of over 100 applicants nominated by their KIPP regions. KIPP partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow to deliver the program.   ... read more »
South LA Cafe Brings Out Community Leaders at Grand Opening of Community-Focused Coffee Shop
December 26, 2019
There are so many talented, innovative entrepreneurs in our communities, but the lack of resources hinders us from moving forward. SLAC is setting the blueprint of what African Americans should continue to strive for in the city of Los Angeles. There is a lot of gentrification going on, and black people get pushed out of our neighborhoods: it's a crucial time for us to start investing in the community, and taking control of our destiny. ... read more »
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