CEO Danny Bakewell Sr.

Message From Founder/Creator of Taste of Soul, Danny J. Bakewell Sr.

You are invited to come to our drive-thru Taste of Soul Community Day of Service & Soul on Saturday, October 16, 2021 8am-12pm or while supplies last. It is in front of 3800 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008 and the line starts on Crenshaw Blvd. at 39th St. We will be giving out free groceries, gift cards, clothing, health information & more!

Why can’t South L.A. be 100% employed?

A trusted advisor once told me, “Never reach over a dollar to pick up a dime.” It’s a metaphor I’ve lived by as a social entrepreneur and president and CEO of talent development accelerator LeadersUp for the last five years. It reminds me not to play small if I want to make transformative impact, which leads me to ask: Why can’t South L.A. be 100 percent employed?


  On the eve of Mother’s Day, a rally cry for help was held at the intersection of Adams Blvd. and Mable Ave. in South L.A., where University of Southern California (USC) senior student/artist Victor McElhaney was robbed and killed just two months ago. Mass supporters came out to ask support from the community finding Victor’s at large killers. Led by Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price and Oak- land City Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Victor’s mother, the rally appealed to community members to speak out and help bring to justice the killers of the young student who gave so