OneLegacy’s Wellness Event Inspires South L.A. Participants

Hundreds of local residents visited the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza on March 2, to attend OneLegacy’s Connecting the Dots: Hip Hop & Health Community Event and Panel. This inaugural event hosted by the local organ procurement organization offered a variety of free services including free A1C and high cholesterol health screenings from OneLegacy’s OPO/HBCU Coalition partner, Charles Drew Medical School, as well as free oral hygiene services from Chinatown Service Center. The event also included free haircuts, manicures, yoga and wellness sessions, COVID-19 tests, and fresh produce, followed by a health panel. The panel was moderated by producer, artepreneur, and HBCU graduate Maleena Lawrence

California Connect Holds Free Health and Resource Fair for the Community

California Connect held a free health and resource fair for the community at the Earvin “Magic” Johnson Recreation Area on Thursday, Feb. 1. The event had 43 vendors including representatives for L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell and Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson offices.

Assisting the Homeless During the Holidays – What To Know

During the winter seasons, giving back to the community, friends, or even people in need, matters more than we think. Even if you cannot financially or physically assist people who are homeless, it is always beneficial to know where to point someone who may need help.

L.A.’s Finest Create Pressure Fitness Club at Tuskegee University

Pressure Fitness Club is an inclusive fellowship at Tuskegee University, which fosters an outlet for self-improvement, community, and health. Founded by president and certified personal trainer Jade Chandler, a graduating senior majoring in Marketing at the university and born and bred in Pasadena, the club established its roots on the legendary campus.

Plant-Based Enthusiast Ashley Farley Promotes Health and Wellness

Ashley Farley, also known as “Ashcooks” is a multifaceted plant-based enthusiast, curator of plant-based events, skincare alchemist, foodie and plant-based cook, all in one. Born and raised in San Jose, Farley moved to Los Angeles in 2005 to study social work at USC, and has been in the field of Public Child Welfare since 2007. 

Misty Williams — A Sickle Cell Disease Warrior

Although the disease has taken her through the changes, she’s still here and making a difference.   Healthy red blood cells are round, moving through small blood vessels to carry oxygen to all parts of the body. If the hemoglobin is abnormal, red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool or a “sickle.” The sickle cells die early, which causes a constant shortage of red blood cells. They also get stuck and clog the blood flow. This can cause pain and other serious health complications including infection, acute chest syndrome and stroke. Related Links: