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The Evolution of Bakewell Media’s Taste of Soul Festival
August 29, 2019
For 14 years, Los Angeles has enjoyed the annual Taste of Soul Family Food Festival on Crenshaw Blvd. The day-long festival presented by Bakewell Media boasts over 350,000 visitors just last year alone. Taste of Soul has become an institution in the Crenshaw community and draws people from L.A. and beyond, coming to enjoy live music and entertainment on more than five stages, delicious food from hundreds of vendors and shopping – including blocks and blocks of art, jewelry, clothing, beauty products as well as a plethora of free community services. The festival is family-friendly and known for being one of the largest and safest events in Southern California. Originally founded by Bakewell Media CEO Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. in 2005, Taste of Soul has grown exponentially over the years, and Mr. Bakewell says he can’t believe it’s been 14 years since its beginning. ... read more »
South Los Angeles City Councilman  Marqueece  Harris-Dawson Declares Intersection Of Crenshaw Blvd. And West Slauson Ave. As  Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square 
April 11, 2019
South Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced that the heartbeat of the South LA community, the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue, would be named in honor of one of it's own, Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Pres. Herb Wesson Honors ‘Black Panther’ Oscar Winners Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler
March 29, 2019
Carter and Beachler, who won Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, respectively, are the first African Americans to win in their category. ... read more »
Proposed Broadway and Manchester Corridor Investment Project a part of the Redevelopment of South East L.A.
January 31, 2019
The project will transform 2.8-miles of Manchester Ave and Broadway, located in South Los Angeles, into a safe and vibrant street. ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson authorizes 53 positions to repair sidewalks on Crenshaw Boulevard
January 24, 2019
Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion to authorize 53 positions to repair and/or replace sidewalks and curbs in South L.A. ... read more »
First AME – L.A. Hosts FAMU Marching ‘100’
December 31, 2018
More than 200 members of Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Marching “100” performed outside of First AME Church of Los Angeles on Dec. 30, prior to their scheduled January 1 performance in the Tournament of Roses Parade. ... read more »
A Christmas Story—What Does Christmas Mean to You? 
December 20, 2018
This season takes on different meanings depending on who you ask…  ... read more »
Over 4,500 Residents enjoy Fourth Annual Winter Wonderland South L.A.
December 20, 2018
The event provided free toys, music, refreshments, and snow for residents across South Los Angeles ... read more »
First Renderings Released for Destination Crenshaw –a 1.3-Mile-Long Outdoor Art and Culture Experience Celebrating Black L.A.
December 13, 2018
The first renderings were released today for Destination Crenshaw, a 1.3-mile-long outdoor art and culture experience celebrating Black Los Angeles under development along Crenshaw Boulevard. ... read more »
LAPD Investigating Swastikas Painted on Crenshaw Mural
December 6, 2018
Community meeting scheduled for Friday ... read more »
Mothers In Action Gears Up For Another Great Thanksgiving Feed 
November 15, 2018
Ward Villas becomes the hub for a day of giving back to our elders, love and a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.  ... read more »
First AME –L.A. Hosts 3rd Annual College and Career Fair
November 7, 2018
Twelfth grade Dorsey High School student Kory Laflora knows he wants to obtain a chemical engineering degree and thinks he may want to attend a historically Black college. ... read more »
Movies in the Park, Health Fun Fest, Power Fest
August 13, 2018
There are three events happening across the Eighth District over the next few weeks. On Friday, I will host the last Movies in the Park for the year at Mt. Carmel Rec Center where we'll be watching Black Panther*, Wakanda Forever! Next week, join me and Empowerment Congress West at the Health and Wellness Fun Fest at Norman O. Houston Park, including a 5k run, yoga, zumba, and a full day worth of health-focused fun. The weekend right after, Power Fest is moving to the People's Lot on Vermont and Manchester with a full musical line up and a ferris wheel. ... read more »
Mothers In Action to Host 20th Anniversary of Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival
August 2, 2018
Summer is coming to an end and school is almost back in session. Help prepare your child for school by attending the 20th Anniversary of Mothers In Action’s Annual Back to School Health and Family Festival on August 4, 2018 ... read more »
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