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Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson to Dedicate Jewel Thais-Williams Square at the Corner of Pico and Norton
September 26, 2019
Forever commemorating the owner of the legendary ‘Jewel’s Catch One’ club, Thais-Williams. Williams becomes second Black woman and first Black lesbian to receive honors. On Saturday, ... read more »
A Sold-Out Crowd Gathered to Honor African Americans In The LGBTQ+ Community
May 7, 2019
The black-tie affair honored African American, trailblazing men and women whose personal and professional accomplishments have positively impacted the perception and image of the Black LGBTQ+ community. The Truth Awards embodies the belief that members of the Black LGBTQ+ community and its allies who embrace and live their truth should be recognized and honored.  In addition, BBLA awarded $13,000 in scholarships to college-bound students Julian Roberson, Algernon Jackson, and Moses Hinton. ... read more »
L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Celebrate South L.A. Gay Pride
June 14, 2018
The event was attended by hundreds of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender South L.A. residents ... read more »
‘Jewel’s Catch One’: A Lesbian Stands Up Against the Man for 40 Years and Wins
April 26, 2018
Jewel Thais-Williams is an African-American, lesbian whose very presence, in Los Angeles, in 1973 was the picture of disruption.  She bought a building on Pico and Crenshaw, in a predominantly Black neighborhood, and then she created a nightclub—Catch One— that catered to an underserved clientele.  ... read more »
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