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Black Woman Tech Founder Survived Homelessness and Started a Movement to Increase Generational Wealth in South L.A.
November 26, 2021
Homeless at the age of 19, Cassie Betts has a riveting life story. She shares memories about befriending “questionable characters of the night,” with the tech-savvy inner-city youth she trains in her technology academy Made In South L.A. (MISLA), initially launched from the janitor’s closet of a South Central Los Angeles charter school. Betts has evolved, going from sleeping on bus stop benches and cardboard boxes in Honolulu, Hawaii, to acting and modeling in commercials, TV, and film in Los Angeles, to now blazing her own path in tech, while taking along anyone who believes that South L.A. produces geniuses, high-level entrepreneurs, and leaders who make an impact and change for better. ... read more »
Crenshaw’s Orthodox L.A. Gallery Hosts Contemporary Art Exhibit
October 28, 2021
Orthodox L.A. hosts “What’s Your Vibe?” The interactive multi-media installation is on display until November 1 at the gallery, which is located in Los Angeles’ Crenshaw district on 54th Street near 4th Avenue. The exhibit is produced and curated by Shalandrea Houchen, known professionally as Shay Renee. ... read more »
LACMA Hosts Obama Portraits and Black Americans Exhibit
October 21, 2021
Los Angeles County Museum of Art will open “The Obama Portraits Tour” and “Black American Portraits” on November 7. The exhibits feature the “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama” painting as created by Amy Sherald, the “Barack Obama” artwork as visualized by Kehinde Wiley and two centuries of Kehinde Wiley. ... read more »
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Southwest Airlines Continues Scrubbing Flights, Citing Weather, Staffing
October 14, 2021
Hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights were canceled again recently, including about a dozen trips to and from Los Angeles International Airport, following a weekend of scrubbed flights the airline attributed to weather and other ``external constraints.'' ... read more »
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation Launches New Program to Recruit BIPOC Youth to Aquatic Careers
September 15, 2021
In collaboration with Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis and Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation launched its Lifeguard Ready Training (LRT), a free program preparing youth and young adults ages 16 to 24 with the skills necessary to become Los Angeles County Swimming Pool Lifeguards. Special emphasis will be placed on recruiting Black and Latino youth in the program. ... read more »
Karla Gordy Bristol Shares the Secret to Building a Legacy Through Helping Others
September 9, 2021
Newly Approved Commissioner of Arts and Culture for the City of Beverly Hills, Karla Gordy Bristol, provides blueprints to following one's passion by servicing others. ... read more »
BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Says Black Art Helps Activate Your Power
August 19, 2021
A chart towards freedom is something that people will always see in her work, says Cullors. She believes every Black artist's work is centered around freedom because we are not free. Cullors says Black art is healing work and challenges trauma. ... read more »
Waters and Pelosi: Investing in the Future of South Los Angeles
August 16, 2021
Congresswoman Maxine Waters joined Speaker of House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on August 12 to discuss the advancement of the Child Tax Credit implemented this year. ... read more »
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Engagement Announcement: Hope Jenkins ~ Darrell Smith, Jr.
July 29, 2021
Engagement Announcement: Hope Jenkins ~ Darrell Smith, Jr. ... read more »
Black Farmer in South Carolina Wants New Land to be ‘a Place to Heal’
July 6, 2021
Farming and working the land has been ``a form of liberation and healing'' and ``an essential part of my identity,'' Pollard wrote for the online fundraiser. ... read more »
Sephora to Fight Against Racial bias with an Action Plan
May 25, 2021
Beauty products retailer Sephora said Wednesday that it will bolster the number of Black-owned brands, scale back on third-party security guards and offer more inclusive marketing as part of a plan to combat racial bias at its stores. ... read more »
Where to Take Mom for Mother’s Day: Black-Owned Dining Experiences for the Family to Enjoy 
May 6, 2021
Mother’s Day is a moment to appreciate women who delivered life and nourished those new souls to grow strong; she deserves the best. Los Angeles is filled with luxury dining to celebrate Mom and all that she does. ... read more / view gallery »
Proper Dental Care Needs to Start Early
April 26, 2021
Major findings from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Oral Health Program study determined: by the time youth enter kindergarten, nearly half of children in Los Angeles County will have experienced cavities (tooth decay) and by the time they enter third grade, more than 60 percent will have had dental disease. ... read more »
Wellness Group Celebrates 20 Years of Empowering Women
April 22, 2021
The Wellness Group presents their 20th Annual Healthy Lifestyle Forum, “Embrace the Woman You Are,” on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., via Zoom. The event will offer dynamic and powerful presentations, educational materials, product samples, gifts and prizes. ... read more »
Black Women Making Boss Moves
April 15, 2021
Three black-women radio stations across the country, teamed up to form an Independent Black Media Consortium and recognize local black female trailblazers during Women’s History Month with the #LevelUp campaign. ... read more »
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