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Oscar-Nominated Short Film ‘A Concerto is a Conversation’ celebrates Local legend Horace Bowers and Bowers & Sons Cleaners
April 22, 2021
“A Concerto is a Conversation” tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather Horace from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Cuts Ribbon on Angels Walk Central Avenue
April 15, 2021
New walking path highlights South LA community as the cultural, social and commercial center of Black life in Los Angeles ... read more »
Tanisha Hall Founder of White Hall Arts Academy Revamps HeARTBeats Virtual Arts Program for Virtual Classes Nationwide
April 1, 2021
As the nation continues to pivot to make room for pandemic safety precautions, the White Hall Arts Academy (WHAA) does its best to keep student learning and evolving through music. Relaunching its acclaimed Music4LA program, now called HeARTBeats Virtual Arts Program, the WHAA is opening its doors virtually to students across the nation. ... read more »
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Fighting COVID-19 Means Fighting the Cycle of Homelessness
March 25, 2021
A senior citizen living alone in a hotel room he can barely afford. Families staring down eviction because a parent is one of the millions of Californians to lose their job this year.  More than 269,000 K-12 students currently experiencing, or on the brink of homelessness across California, enough to fill Dodger Stadium five times over. This is the picture of homelessness in Los Angeles today -- a crisis that has been allowed to fester for decades, and has greatly worsened due to COVID-19. ... read more »
Macedonia Baptist and Drew Child Development Corp. Host COVID-19 Pop-up Clinic
March 24, 2021
Charles R. Drew University and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles co-sponsor the community event During this unprecedented time of economic and racial unrest, the situation is compounded by daily media reports that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacted Black and Latino communities and these ethnicities are receiving COVID-19 vaccines at a dramatically lower rate than other communities. ... read more »
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Receives $500,000 BOFA Grant to Train and Hire More Healthcare Professionals in South L.A.
February 11, 2021
To help meet the increased demand for highly-trained nurses and essential healthcare workers in medically-underserved areas like South Los Angeles, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) announced it has received a half million dollar grant from Bank of America to expand its healthcare worker career programs.  ... read more »
Slauson and Co. Launches Inaugural Fund for Untapped, Innovative Founders
February 4, 2021
Slauson & Co.​, a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm driven by intentional inclusion, today announced the launch of its early-stage venture capital fund. The firm has received backing from PayPal, which recently made a big commitment toward racial equity. Ashton Kutcher, will.i.am, True Capital Management and Alpaca VC are also early supporters, along with veteran technology investor Ron Conway who will advise Slauson’s founding partners. ... read more »
ST. JOHN’S WELL CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER LEADING THE WAY IN VACCINATIONS IN LOS ANGELES
January 21, 2021
Located on Avalon Blvd., just South of Gage, sits a small medical facility that has been waging a fierce fight in the war against COVID-19 from the very beginning. The battle started with the need for testing kits which originally were delivered to the West side of the city before South Los Angeles, mainly because Westside residents have better health insurance coverage than those residing in South L.A. ... read more »
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Congressmember Karen Bass Named YouthBuild Champion
January 14, 2021
YouthBuild Champions are congressional leaders who advocate for funding and policies that benefit opportunity youth and their communities. Every year, these elected officials author and lead the signing campaigns of Dear Colleague letters that signal Congress’s strong bipartisan, bicameral support for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) YouthBuild program. ... read more »
VSEDC Shares the Wealth with Southern Los Angeles, Creating Businesses and Job Opportunities in the Vermont-Slauson Area for over 40 years
December 24, 2020
The Vermont Slauson Economic Development (VSEDC) Corporation has planted many seeds throughout Southern Los Angeles. They grow into fields of abundance and harvested wealth within underrepresented communities. VSEDC has plowed many opportunities for first-time business owners with the mission to “expand the needs for economic and small business development solutions in South Los Angeles.”   ... read more »
The vaccine is coming. Let’s get ready to roll up our sleeves
December 10, 2020
In order to return to a welcome normalcy, we need to do our part—get the vaccine. ... read more »
California State University, Dominguez Hills Welcomes Partnership with Artist, Toni Scott
December 3, 2020
The university hosted a virtual dialogue with the mixed media artist on her body of work and collaborating with the institution. ... read more »
Potential U.S. Senate Appointee Karen Bass solidifies the idea of Women in Power
December 3, 2020
Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Karen Bass has amplified the call for justice countless times within Capitol Hill. The major benchmark Bass headed this year was the drafting and passing of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, unveiled on June 8; a “bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, and change the culture of law enforcement and our communities,” said Bass. Her willfulness to take a wide and powerful stance showed the nation that she is more than qualified for one of the seats as U.S. Senate; Bass represents a new era of women in power. ... read more »
Los Angeles Businessman Announces $1 Billion Black Impact Fund
December 2, 2020
Los Angeles-based SoLa Impact and its founder today announced the launch of a $1 billion Black Impact Fund to generate investment in Black and brown communities. ... read more »
COMMUNITY BUILD, INC. ANNOUNCES TARA TAYLOR AS INTERIM CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
November 19, 2020
Taylor will be in charge of Community Build’s daily operations, including managing a staff of 68 in two separate locations, the administrative offices in Leimert Park and the Youth and Community Center.  She will be responsible for ensuring each department and individual employee has the resources and support needed to operate CBI’s services and programs as well as CBI’s hundreds of client.  In addition, Taylor will also work to define the role and responsibilities for the permanent chief operations officer position. ... read more »
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