FAME Pastor J. Edgar Boyd

First AME Hosts MAX-VAX COVID Response

First AME Church of Los Angeles and USC Pharmacy will mount an attack against the COVID-19 virus by hosting a testing and vaccination event.

First AME to Host City’s African American Heritage Month Worship Service

The city of L.A.’s annual worship service commemorating African American Heritage Month takes place on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m., at First AME Church of Los Angeles.  As in the past, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Our Authors Study Club will join with Pastor J. Edgar Boyd and the members of FAME to sponsor the virtual celebration. The service, which can be viewed online at famechurchla.org, will focus on the theme, “National Healing in a Time of Global Challenge.” According to AAHM Chair Mike Davis and Pastor Boyd, special recognition will be extended to leading health scientists and medical

Herb Wesson Sponsors Food Pantry at First A.M.E.

On Sat., Sep. 26, L.A. Councilmember Herb Wesson joined First A.M.E. and their Women’s Missionary Society for their monthly food pantry.  Wesson, who sponsored the food pantry, handed out bags and boxes of food along with his wife Fabian and a team of volunteers. FAME Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, First Lady Florence Miles-Boyd and WMS President Vivian Hines were also present. Over 200 families were served.

FAME Premieres Voter Suppression Documentary

  “Suppressed: The Fight To Vote,” a documentary about the 2018 midterm elections in Georgia, will make its West Coast premiere on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m., at First AME Church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles. Pastor J. Edgar Boyd said that Brave New Films partnered with FAME to present the movie, which weaves together personal stories of voters in Georgia, “to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression…and the threat it poses to or elections all across the nation in 2020.” A panel discussion will follow the screening. Admission is free and open to the public, however, attendees must

Voting Centers on the Horizon for 2020 Elections

Laura Herrera, County Clerk project assistant, outlined the new system – Voting Solutions for All People or VSAP – during a community meeting hosted by First AME Church and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority on June 8.  Explaining some of the changes, she noted that voters would no longer be limited to casting their ballots at an assigned polling place.