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BornBaller Academy Shapes Next Generation of Football with WR Training

t may sound cliché, but Zaire Andre literally lives and breathes football. The Inglewood native started his sports journey at the age of five years old. He has played youth sports (football and basketball) in Inglewood and attended multiple grade schools including: Dodson and Carnegie Middle School, which led him to Crenshaw High School and graduating from Inglewood High School with a full ride scholarship to play football at Washington State University. After spending two years in Washington, Andre came back home to Los Angeles and transferred to El Camino Junior College, where he earned his associate’s degree. He continued his football journey in San Antonio, Texas at the University of Incarnate Word and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2019. 

A Great Day in South L.A. Offers Black History Tours

If you are a transplant who lives in LA, a current resident, or someone looking to visit, and want a tour of the heart of South LA, Janae Green has something just for you. Green has launched “A Great Day in South LA, which is an immersive three hour Black History tour that explores iconic landmarks such as Crenshaw/Baldwin, Leimert Park, Hyde Park, View Park, West Adams, and Historic Central Avenue.

Brandon Rainey’s ‘Love Game’ Explores Love and Its Complexities

Presented by CBG Arts & White Hall Arts Academy, on Saturday, April 13th, guests filled the Hudson Theatre Coffee Shop in Hollywood to enjoy writer and director Brandon Rainey’s (B Rainey Productions) latest production, Love Game. This urban stage play was written by Rainey, production managed by Howard University Alumni Jonathan Lucas, and featured a very talented cast.

R&B Singers Curate Perfect Lullaby Music to Help Little Ones Fall Asleep

Studies show that Black women are more likely to experience postpartum depression than any other race, and are least likely to receive adequate treatment due to the lack of access to mental health resources, financial obstacles, systematic racism, among other factors. When baby is, born mothers immediately transform into their maternal state, sometimes completely diminishing their personal needs for their child. Mothers of newborn babies’ loose hours of sleep each night ensuring their little ones are safe, and cared for.

The Lifestyle Group’s ‘Brown Sugar Wednesdays’ is the midweek vibe we never knew we needed

It was a rainy Wednesday night in December in Downtown Los Angeles, but that didn’t stop partygoers from stepping out for an eventful night. Where were they headed? To the Continental Club for Brown Sugar Wednesdays, a weekly vibe in DTLA that plays your favorite rnb, hip-hop, afrobeats, and dance hall music. With a diverse crowd, a plethora of drinks flowing, and a dance floor filled with party enthusiasts, Brown Sugar aims to provide a night worth talking about the following day.

The Rambles Bring a Christian Social Club to North Hollywood

If the club scene is not your forte because of religious considerations, Jordan and Casandra Ramble have created a safe haven for you to enjoy a night out.  The Saved Social Club (TSSC) is a Christian social club located in North Hollywood that provides the same experience as the typical night club. 

A New Way of Life Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Formerly Incarcerated Women

On Sunday, Dec. 3, LA activist and influential leader of the criminal justice reform movement, Susan Burton celebrated the 25th anniversary of her non-profit organization, A New Way of Life (ANWOL). ANWOL provides housing, and other services for women who are transitioning from incarceration back into the community.

Yarbrough Creates ‘Sense of Belonging’ for Hair with NU Standard Products

The inspiration behind Autumn Brown Yarbrough’s state-of-the-art haircare brand, NU Standard, was her pain. Beyond the fact of being the third generation of the hair care business, it was her pain; the pain of hair loss, the pain of breakage, the pain of constant dryness, the pain of managing the hair, the frizz, the detangling, and other challenges women face daily with their hair.

Mothers In Action’s Beer Garden Features Fun and Laughter

The 18th annual Taste of Soul took over Crenshaw Boulevard this past Saturday, October 21st. Hundreds of thousands of people walked, danced, ate, and mingled their way from Stocker Street to Obama Boulevard. There were many attractions and plenty of food vendors to indulge in, leaving people full, happy, and excited for the day’s festivities.