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People of all ages come together to clean up the neighborhood. Photos by Jason Lewis


The neighborhood council which presides over View Heights, Angeles Mesa, and Hyde Park will host a planning meeting on May 12 at Dulan’s on Crenshaw.

Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson presents Destination Crenshaw to community members at The Museum of African American Art on the third floor of Macy’s at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Photo by Jason Lewis


“…We can take this desire, this need, and this necessity at this moment in history, the necessity to tell our story, to document our story, but also to mark our territory forever.” -Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson

Photo by Jason Lewis


The memorial is at the highest point of the park, overlooking the city.

Senator Kamala Harris with actors Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jussie Smollett. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. which Harris is a member of, are holding signs behind them. Photo by Jason Lewis


Photos from the Kingdom Day Parade, the Freedom Fest, and MLK Jr. Day Celebration at the California African American Museum.

The team trains at Ride On! Bike Shop/Co-Op. Photos by Jason Lewis


The youth cycling team trains out of Ride On! Bike Shop/Co-Op in Leimert Park.

Titus Pittman is one of the Williams brothers young stars. Photos by Jason Lewis


Fred and Richard Williams, who trained the Williams sisters as children, are grooming future tennis stars at Rancho Cienega Sports Complex.

Speed coach Christopher Mack trains many of his young athletes at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Rancho Cienega Sports Complete. Photo by Jason Lewis


Coach Mack has sent more than 50 high school athletes to college by dramatically increasing their speed.

Photos by Jason Lewis


The program has teams for beginners and advanced players.

Glen Ivy Hot Springs has 19 pools, two saunas, a mud bath and an underground grotto. Photos by Jason Lewis


Spas, wine, and relaxation are just a short trip down the 15 Freeway.

Many travelers hit the slopes at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Photos by Jason Lewis


Skiing and snowboarding are the main attractions, but this winter resort town has a lot more than that to offer.

Lounging by the pool all day at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is a great way to spend the day. The resort also has a golf course, tennis court, spa, and restaurants. Photos by Jason Lewis


Palm Springs and Palm Desert offers relaxation with luxury resorts, spas, fine dining, shopping, and attractions.

Resort life is amazing. Swimming pools, beaches, spas, and a carefree lifestyle. Photo taken at the Riu Palace in Montego Bay. Photos by Jason Lewis


Jamaica gets you from A to ‘all right’ with luxury all-inclusive resorts, adventurous nature tours, and rich culture.  

Ade Neff sells and repairs bicycles in Leimert Park Village. Photos by Jason Lewis


This co-op performs repairs, assists people in repairing their own bikes, and sells new bicycles.

The View Park-Windsor Hills health center promotes physical activity, mental health, and spiritual awareness.  

This form of martial arts teaches people how to defend themselves, and gets them into incredible shape. Photo by Jason Lewis


“Through this fist style one gains long life and happiness.”

There are two ways to the top. The dirt trails that loop around the hill, or the more direct route; straight up the Culver City Stairs. Photo by Jason Lewis


The park has a mile-long hiking trail and is the home of the infamous Culver City Stairs.

Photo by Terry Hart


The South Los Angeles native and film executive discusses how the industry became more diverse.

Salsa dancers of all skill levels attend this weekly event that showcases Afro-Latin culture. Photos by Jason Lewis


Tony “El Pana” Welch  brings salsa to Ride-On! Bike Shop and Co-op.

Photo by Rich Laru


Glass is using advanced technology to stay ahead of the
competition in the film industry.

Filmmaker Jacquil Constant is of Haitian decent, and he created “Haiti is a Nation of Artists” to change the narrative of the country. Photos by Jason Lewis


The filmmaker created the Haiti International Film Festival to showcase the best that his people have to offer.

Shanita Nicholas and Ashley Newby of Sip & Sonder. Photos by Jason Lewis


This creative space brings together artist, musicians, entrepreneurs, and community members from all walks of life.

(R-L) Local community members Kathy Guyton, Patricia Diggs, Jamal Jones, and L.A. Standard Newspaper publisher Jason Lewis discuss community issues at Morris Media Studios in Leimert Park.


The podcast is designed to discuss issues that affect South Los Angeles communities.

Photos by Amir Medina


Hyde Park, Angeles Mesa, and View Heights are all a part of the Park Mesa Heights Neighborhood Council.

The couple were married at the Rose Garden in Exposition Park.

Turo allows car owners to rent out their own vehicles.

The NAACP and Airbnb formed a partnership to help people of color use their homes to earn extra income.

This partnership will enhance both the BusinessZone and the Standard’s abilities to showcase local businesses and share business strategies.

Photo by Jason Lewis


Many families are hit hard by the expenses to bury a loved one.  Inglewood Park Cemetery has plans that can greatly reduce the cost.

NCNW members work with students in small groups, and sometimes one-on-one, to help them improve their reading skills. Photos by Jason Lewis


The organization tutors children from kindergarten through 5th grade for free at their View Park headquarters.

The 2018 Achievers class with mentor Tony Magee backstage at the Affair of Honor. Photos by Jason Lewis


The Achievers program develops leadership skills in graduating high school seniors.

The fraternity will host a career fair and youth programs that will be open to the public, as well as a golf tournament and various social events. May 3-6.

A Sigma Gamma Rho member helps a student during a coding workshop at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering. Photo by Jason Lewis


SGRho chapters in Los Angeles, Inglewood, Culver City, Compton, and Santa Monica impact the lives of middle school and high school girls.

The neighborhood council for View Heights, Angeles Mesa, and Hyde Park hosted candidates for judge positions on the November ballot at their August meeting.

Jae Simpson works with novices during the monthly meetings. Many first timers have never fired a weapon. Photo by Jason Lewis


The Bobby Seale Gun and Rifle Club, which meets monthly at the LAX Firing Range in Inglewood, promotes gun awareness and safety while distancing themselves from anti-government gun organizations.

Donald Trump won the election and is in office, so many people have questioned the purpose of protesting.

Measure HHH passed in November to build housing for the homeless; Measure H on the March ballot is needed to pay for services.

Becca’s Closet’s Los Angeles chapter president Marsha Garnett with Dorsey High School students. Photos by Jason Lewis


Macy’s, Becca’s Closet, MAC Cosmetics, and AT&T gave Dorsey seniors star treatment.

Rebecca Opong, who is from Ghana, opened African Image Beauty Supply and Salon in 1987. The store sells products for both men and women. Photo by Jason Lewis


This Black-owned beauty supply store on Western Ave. and Washington Blvd. has products for men and women, and serves as a cultural center.  

Head Wraps at the Park featured workshops that taught women how to properly put on the garment. Photos by Jason Lewis


The natural hair community came together to show off the beauty of head wraps.

The View Park-Windsor Hills boutique makes original pieces for men, women, and children.

The walkers start on the Macy’s bridge, walk all the way down to Sears, and then head back. Photos by Jason Lewis


The group walks around the second level of the mall early in the morning.

Photo by Jason Lewis


Free holistic workshops, entertainment and health screenings geared for the body, mind and soul. Wellness fair is held on May 26.

LAPD officer Marcus Whitehead typically walks with community members around Harvard Park, but he also helps coach the baseball teams. Photos by Jason Lewis


Community S.T.E.P.S. program builds a healthy relationship between the community and the LAPD.

No longer a typical liquor store, Hank’s in Hyde Park now features fresh food and is a community center.

Billy McCoy leads a jazz workshop at The World Stage in Leimert Park. Photo by Amir Medina

Performing Arts

Ethnomusicologist Billy McCoy discusses the weekly music workshops in Leimert Park.

Drum performances - some planned, some impromptu - occur on Degnan Blvd. and in the park. Photos by Jason Lewis

Performing Arts

Leimert Park Village is the music mecca of South Los Angeles, featuring jazz, blues, soul, gospel, R&B, and hip hop.

This free performing arts program in Leimert Park instructs children in music, dance, theater, and film.

J3 Collection


Justin Jackson’s photography portfolio has been heavily influenced by African American music and culture.

This cultural art center in Arlington Heights features paintings, film screenings, lectures, dance performances, and yoga classes.

The exhibit examines how housing restrictions, police brutality, and other incidents led to the 1992 uprising.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community.

Willie Jenkins created a shop where people can enjoy the flavors that are common in Black communities, but at the same time be more health conscious.

Owner Anthony Jolly serves a customer. Photos by Jason Lewis


Black-owned Hot and Cool Cafe in Leimert Park Village creates a meeting place for the community.

Photo by Jason Lewis


This Inglewood urban eatery has been serving the community for nearly 34 years.

Black-owned food tucks line 43rd Street in Leimert Park. Photos by Jason Lewis


The Billionaire Burger Boyz and Happy Ice L.A. bring this festival-type event to South Los Angeles every second Friday night of the month, 6pm-10pm.