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La Create Sp_ce Creates Community Wealth Under One Roof
April 15, 2021
Working as the foundation for many Black-owned businesses is the co-working facility LA Create Sp_ce. Located in Inglewood, California, sits a two-story building with 2,600 square feet of innovation and productivity. Owners Marisa and Terrell Johnson break down the values of LA Create Sp_ce and the significance of creating a supportive environment for people of color and their businesses.   ... read more »
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 »
Governor Newsom Appoints Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. as California State Commissioner
April 8, 2021
Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., executive publisher and chairman of the Los Angeles Sentinel, has been appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the California Parks and Recreation Commission. Along with being the executive publisher and chairman of Bakewell Media, which owns the Los Angeles Sentinel and the Los Angeles Watts Times, Bakewell is the founder/creator of the Taste of Soul Family Festival, held annually on historic Crenshaw Boulevard in the heart of the Los Angeles African American community. ... read more »
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Perry’s Joint: Sandwiches Crafted with Love for the Community    
March 25, 2021
Perry Bennett wanted his entrepreneurial business to be the example of what is possible, he envisioned a relaxing environment in the community and created Perry’s Joint; a Black-owned eatery that represents the culture. Bennett wanted to make sure that this facility ignited other young minds to create their own business too. Perry’s Joint specializes in artisan sandwiches the storefront symbolizes the growth Bennet looks to see within the community.   ... read more »
Taste of Soul Black Business Testimonial
February 11, 2021
Just wanted to reach out to say THANKS for all you do. Taste of Soul has been a constant blessing in our family business. ... 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 »
Woman-Owned Catering Business Has Made Long-Standing Memories in Every Dish for Over 20 Years
January 14, 2021
Daria shared her passion and how she came to be the most sought-after catering business in Los Angeles. ... 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 »
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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 »
The Hawkins Company Knows How to Find the Best in all People
December 10, 2020
The Hawkins Company knows what it takes to attract leaders. They play a role in acquiring ideal candidates for companies looking to fill executive positions. Amidst a global shift in racial equality, diversity within leadership roles has taken the spotlight; it is an extensive issue that needs to be addressed with urgency. ... read more »
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 »
Dulan’s Soul Food Recognized as Best Small Business by U.S. Chamber of Commerce
November 19, 2020
Dulan’s Soul Food kitchen runs like a well-oiled machine. From sunrise to sunset, there is an ongoing preparation assembly line generated for the daily demand for the award-winning comfort food this legendary, Black-owned family restaurant has built its reputation on for decades.  ... read more »
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Brings Community Food Distribution to Crenshaw
October 22, 2020
The food distribution comes at a critical time as our community struggles with economic downturn during COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Despite COVID-19 Pandemic, Bakewell Media & Hyundai Celebrate
October 22, 2020
On Saturday, October 17, the Taste of Soul family festival, despite of the current COVID-19 pandemic, found a way to bring the energy, spirit, love, essence, and tradition of the beloved festival with the Virtual Taste of Soul Experience, a three-hour program hosted by comedic actress, Kym Whitley, whose beautiful personality and talent was a major highlight of the show. The show was loaded with soulful musical performances from classic R&B, old-school rap, and gospel artists, with community panels, and segments empowering and supporting Black-owned restaurants. ... read more »
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