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The church partnered with other COGIC churches, political leaders, public figures, and community members to support people affected by Hurricane Harvey.

If the name change is approved, Obama Blvd. will intersect with Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Photo by Jason Lewis

News

The renaming process is not complete yet; locals are encouraged to voice their opinion.

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, standing in front of the tunnel boring machine, addresses a crowd six stories below Crenshaw Blvd. Photos by Jason Lewis

News

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project stations at Exposition Blvd., MLK Jr. Blvd., and in Leimert Park are now connected.

A community member discusses a legal case with an attorney at Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ office. Photo by Jason Lewis

News

Ridley-Thomas has plans for more pro bono legal clinics in the future.  

The Olympics will allow Los Angeles, including South L.A., to showcase the best that the city has to offer.

Eric Yarber started out playing football at Crenshaw High School and made it all the way to the NFL. He’s now the Los Angeles Rams’ wide receiver coach. Photos by Jeff Lewis/Los Angeles Rams

Sports

Yarber grew up as a huge Los Angeles Rams fan, and now he is the team’s wide receivers coach.

Bragging rights are on the line at this event that brings the Divine Nine together.

The View Park Prep grad continues to excel academically and athletically.

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

Travel

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

Travel

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

Catalina mixes relaxation and adventure.

The ‘American Riviera’ offers relaxation, wine, great food, luxury spas and scenic views.

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

Fitness

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

Fitness

“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

Fitness

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

Kinya Claiborne at the Style & Society x Le Mieux Summer Soirée. Photo by Alton Mills

Entertainment

Claiborne is the founder of Style & Society Magazine, and she is a community relations manager at Los Angeles Metro.

Marguerite Alexis community involvement is reflected in her music. She works as a mental health advocate at NAMI Urban Los Angeles in Leimert Park. Photo by Trai Icart

Entertainment

“I Am” is a reflection of Alexis’ upbringing and community involvement in South Los Angeles.

Senator Kamala Harris

Entertainment

The playlist includes Marvin Gaye, A Tribe Called Quest, Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone, 2Pac, Beyoncé, Prince, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and many others.

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

Lewis, a UCLA graduate, was born and raised in Los Angeles.

Bella Dawn Planning & Events

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A vendor sells goods from a booth in the middle of Degnan Blvd. during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event. Leimert Park draws large crowds during festivals and special events. Photo by Jason Lewis

Business

The village attracts massive crowds on weekends, but not during the week.  Community leaders are looking to increase foot traffic and business on a daily basis.

A small business loan from Pacific Coast Regional helped Shaw open A Kut Above Hair Design 20 years ago, and she’s still going strong.

Food trucks line up at a concert at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Photo by Jason Lewis

Business

The 5th Annual Mobile Retail & Food Truck Expo will be held at L.A. Trade Tech on September 23.

A rendering of the proposed complex called “The View on Overhill” from the Overhill Dr. side.

Business

Community members from View Park and Windsor Hills objected to The Bedford Group’s proposed luxury condominium project on Overhill Dr. and La Brea Ave. 

Christopher D. Cathcart, a branding and public relations expert, introduces himself to students at the Young Men of Color Conference. Photos by Jason Lewis

Education

The organization features programs such as Young Black Scholars and Pathways to Success.

The Launch Academy was created to make math and science fun for children.

The Ladera Center Starbucks has become the new scene for South Los Angeles chess. Photos by Jason Lewis

Education

Adults at the Ladera Center Starbucks and children in after-school programs take advantage of the mental aspects of the game.

Amir Medina taking pictures at the Leimert Park Juneteenth Heritage Festival. Photo by Jason Lewis

Education

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.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Photo by Jason Lewis

Politics

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congresswoman Karen Bass, and Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas met with 150 concerned community members.

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, with Congresswoman Karen Bass and Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson (to Clinton’s right) discusses the upcoming election at Community Coalition. Photo by Jason Lewis

Politics

Community Coalition discusses the propositions that greatly effects South Los Angeles, which includes marijuana, criminal sentencing, and taxes for education.

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

Lifestyle

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.

Tuanni Price gives a wine tutorial at a luncheon. Photo by Jason Lewis

Lifestyle

“Wine is a really beautiful beverage.  There is a lot of artwork that goes into making it.” -Tuanni Price, owner of Zuri Wine Tasting & Tours

Mark J. Campbell, president & CEO, has the perfect accessories to go along with Audacity Studio’s high-end suits.

Lifestyle

This View Park-Windsor Hills establishment has everything from made to measure suits to a grooming salon.

The American Heart Foundation recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week. That can be achieved at Harvard Park. Photos by Jason Lewis

Health

The launch celebration also featured the expansion of the Community Safety Partnership with the LAPD.

Members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. help out Healing & Hope 4 the Homeless. More volunteers are needed. Photos by Jason Lewis

Health

Healing & Hope 4 the Homeless provides food for nearly 400 people on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

Harold Turner and Marguerite Ferrera of NAMI Urban L.A. in Leimert Park Village help individuals and families affected by mental illness. Photo by Jason Lewis

Health

This organization offers counseling not only to people diagnosed with mental issues, but also to their family members and caregivers as well.    

Fitness demonstration at the Crenshaw Health Fest at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Photo by Jason Lewis

Health

This free event, held at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw on June 24, features health, vision and dental screenings, music, and fun for the entire family.

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

Art

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.

Grilled Fraiche specializes in grilled chicken, grilled salmon, and grilled shrimp with sides of brown rice, jasmine rice, grilled vegetables, and mixed greens. Photos by Jason Lewis

Food

Edwin “Chef E Dubble” Redway and Marshawn “Peace & Love” Williams are giving their community a healthy food option.

Who’s Hungry Caribbean & Catering is inspired by Caribbean and Southern food. Photos by Jason Lewis

Food

Caribbean Gourmet and Who’s Hungry Caribbean & Catering bring amazing dishes to the farmers’ market.

The brisket, macaroni and cheese with kale plate is a fan favorite. Photos by Jason Lewis

Food

The food truck has received rave reviews from critics.  

Owner Fredrick Sennie infuses soul food into tacos that many people will wait over an hour for.