Biddy Mason Wellness Center – A Healthy Resource for South L.A.

The Biddy Mason Community Wellness Center will be a health and medical resource for South L.A. residents. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility takes place on Friday, September 29, at 11 a.m., at 2249 S. Hobart Street in Los Angeles.

Faith and Fortitude — How Black Muslims’ Core Values Can Transform the Racial Wealth Landscape

It’s no longer a choice but an obligation to take the current economic state of our community into consideration. We need to be aware of the influence of our purchasing power and support the policies that influence the expansion of the local economy. We should not rely on the government or corporate entities to bring about change in our communities. 

Dr. Belinda Allen – An Unsung Shero in L.A.’s Faith Community

An unsung shero of Los Angeles City is Dr. Belinda Allen, the executive director of the West Angeles Community Development Corporation (WACDC) and vice president of the Los Angeles Affordable Housing Commissioners. She leads the largest African American faith-based community development corporation in America. 

Opinion: How We Can Protect Our Communities From COVID After the Pandemic 

Overcoming challenges that Black communities here in Los Angeles and throughout California have faced due to COVID-19 has not been easy. However, through hard work, listening to our community, and the power of prayer, we have found ways to win over the virus. After all, prayers are powerful, but even more so when paired with COVID-19 medications.

Robert Rubin – An Unsung Hero in L.A.’s Faith Community

Robert Rubin, the executive director of the Vermont Village Community Development Corporation, has committed his life to social justice and community development for people living in South Los Angeles. South Los Angeles has experienced poverty, crime, drug addiction, gang violence, homelessness, civil unrest, and political upheaval. But there is one unsung hero consistently changing a negative narrative in a God inspired message of hope. Robert Rubin is that unsung hero for social justice and community development.

Boyd to Retire as Pastor of First AME Church

After 52 years of spreading the Gospel of Christ, the Rev. J. Edgar Boyd will retire from the pastoral ministry.  To demonstrate love and appreciation for his outstanding tenure, the members of First AME Church – Los Angeles are planning a three-day celebration next month.

Words of the Week – Stay Woke

Scripture: I Thessalonians 5:1-11 The phrase stay woke has been present in African American Vernacular English (Ebonics) since the 1930s. It is referred to as an awareness of social and political issues affecting African Americans. The phrase was uttered in recordings from the mid-century by my wife’s great uncle, folk singer Huddie Leadbetter (Lead Belly). He used the phrase as part of a spoken afterword to his 1938 recording of his song “Scottsboro Boys,” which tells the story of nine teenagers falsely accused, convicted and jailed of raping two white women in Alabama in 1931. Erykah Badu admonished her post

Let Us Do It: A Prayer for the Special Counsel, U.S District Judge, DA, and Jurists

Let us humble our hearts and call on the name of Jesus for divine protection over our judicial system. O Lord, we pray for the many individuals involved with the four indictments and 91 charges against the former President of the United States. No one should endure threats, vicious attacks, or abusive degradation for their jobs as judges, lawyers, state, local, county officials, and jurists. We pray, especially for the Special Counsel Jack Smith, chosen by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. Let him not become weary in well doing. Guide him and order his steps in everything he does according