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Bakewell Media Presents Digital World Sponsored by Microsoft and Powered by TecLeimert 
September 22, 2022
Coming up at Taste of Soul, on October 15, Bakewell Media Presents Digital World sponsored by Microsoft and powered by TecLeimert. Microsoft is making good on promises set forth in 2020 to address racial injustice by partnering with these key organizations to bridge the digital divide.  ... read more »
Children’s World Brings Talented Youth to Taste of Soul 
September 22, 2022
Children’s World returns to Taste of Soul, October 15, featuring a dynamic array of youth performances. The stage will be produced by The School Tour creator, Randy Hankins, who has been presenting entertainment acts at the festival for 14 years. Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the stage’s sponsor, will spotlight their upcoming family-friendly programs at the festival as well.  ... read more »
TOS Feature: HPP Cares & Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Union 
September 8, 2022
Brand new at Taste of Soul, the Bakewell Builds Better Communities Pavilion will highlight generational wealth building through Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and carpentry. HPP Cares and Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Union will provide all the information and resources California homeowners need to capitalize on this important new investment opportunity.   ... read more »
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Alice Coltrane’s 85th Birthday Celebration Held at Grand Performances
September 1, 2022
Alice Coltrane, pianist, harpist, organist, composer, singer, and wife of famous jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, would have been 85 years-old on Saturday, August 27th. Her birthday celebration at Grand Park, presented by dublab and The John and Alice Coltrane Home, was one of 19 Grand Performances held at the DTLA park as part of its 36th Annual Summer Concert Series. ... read more »
Race-Neutral Formula for Assessing Kidney Function Provides Hope for Better Health
September 1, 2022
UCLA Professor and Nephrologist Dr. Keith Norris has advocated for a race-neutral formula for assessing kidney function for years, and now the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) are urging laboratories nationwide to adopt a newly modified equation that will diagnose chronic kidney disease earlier and help save lives. ... read more »
Church and State Unite to Hold Conference for Formerly Incarcerated
August 31, 2022
Apostle Ronald C. Hill, Sr. of Love and Unity Christian Fellowship will host the “Life Before & After Prison Conference” for the formerly incarcerated, featuring, among many highlights, the testimony of former mayor and congressman Pastor Walter R. Tucker III of Truth and Love Christian Church. The day and a half conference will be held on the evening of Friday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. and all day on Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ... read more »
Boys & Girls Club Metro LA Brings Hydroponic Garden to Watts-Willowbrook
August 25, 2022
Boys & Girls Club of Metro Los Angeles’s Watts-Willowbrook Clubhouse has developed a partnership with Support+Feed and Wild Elements that offers its young members training in hydroponic gardening and environmentalism. ... read more »
White Hall Arts Academy Expands Footprint (Also Minds, Community and Opportunities)
August 25, 2022
Tanisha Hall, entrepreneur, pianist and vocal teacher, turned her grandmother’s longstanding beauty salon into White Hall Arts Academy. The school teaches the arts to people of all ages in South L.A. and beyond. A $1.4 million renovation is underway to expand the school’s reach. ... read more »
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Influential Nurse and Community Activist Celebrates 100th Birthday
August 17, 2022
Community Activist Stella Pecot Robinson, RN, PhD celebrates her 100th birthday on August 25th, 2022. Her journey has been marked by numerous academic achievements and personal triumphs. Her work as a nurse has been influential, and she has lived and taught in states throughout the country. ... read more »
Inaugural Olivia Mitchell Youth Council Cohort Sworn in at City Hall
August 11, 2022
The City of Los Angeles has launched its first ever Youth Council, the inaugural endeavor of the Youth Development Department established in Summer 2021. This new program is named for Olivia E. Mitchell, longtime community activist and city employee. On August 5, the first cohort of Mitchell’s namesake program--which includes 30 young people between the ages 16 and 25--was introduced and sworn in at the City Council meeting. ... read more »
Educational Nonprofit Sends Youth Participants to College with $4 Million
August 4, 2022
Educational Nonprofit Sends Youth Participants to College with $4 Million in scholarship funds. The program, which serves 50 foster youth and low-income youth each year, guides these students in gaining access to post-secondary education with little to no student debt. ... read more »
San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus Hires First Black Managing Director
July 28, 2022
San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus Hires First Black Managing Director, Kyla Page Williams. The San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus is a 30-year-old institution that rehearses weekly at First United Methodist Church at 22700 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA. ... read more »
Fathers of the Community Celebrate 8th Global Day of Compassion on July 31
July 28, 2022
Fathers of the Community will celebrate their 8th Global Day of Compassion on Sunday, July 31. Cases of water and $25 gift cards will be distributed to seniors in Baldwin Hills, Pasadena and Watts. A “Movie in the Park” event for the local community will be held at Jim Gilliam Park at dusk. ... read more »
WEDC’s Casa de Rosas Opens Doors for Veterans Again and Again
July 28, 2022
Casa de Rosas, the expansive, new housing community led by Ward Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), held its third open house for Los Angeles veterans seeking long-term affordable housing on Thursday, July 21 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Located at 2600 Hoover Street, the 36-unit property is tucked between the Adams-Normandie and Historic South Central neighborhoods, just down the street from USC and Exposition Park. ... read more »
Hip-Hop Professor & Producer I AM Augie Ray Showcases First Solo Debut As Visual Artist
July 21, 2022
Grammy-winning producer and emerging visual artist I AM Augie Ray will showcase his official solo debut, The R.E.D. Art Show, at The LA Art Box July 29 – 31.The immersive exhibition features 30 mixed-media works and an accompanying five-song EP exploring the notion of Raw Emotional Dissonance (R.E.D.) Located at 8020 Melrose Avenue, The LA Art Box is in West Hollywood. ... read more »
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