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While many community members view the Liquor Bank as a nuisance, other community members see this issue as a form of gentrification.

This Community Leadership Council allows local residents to have a voice in the development of the Crenshaw/LAX line.

Photos from the Kingdom Day Parade, Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Fest in Leimert Park, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at the California African American Museum (CAAM).

A cheer squad passes through the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Photo by Jason Lewis

News

Over 200,000 people are expected to converge on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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

Local high school athletes organize these games that are played at the John McKay Center.  

Alex Haley Jones Jr. is one of many young players who is excelling both on the tennis court and in the classroom at school. Photo by Jason Lewis

Sports

This program has helped a number of young tennis players make it to college.

Patrick Sandle is an assistant coach at Loyola Marymount University

Sports

After playing on two Crenshaw championship teams, Sandle has dedicated his life’s work to basketball.

Catalina mixes relaxation and adventure.

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

Beat the traffic and enjoy the views.

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.

When it comes to being healthy and fit, pound-for-pound, yoga may be the best option for a lot of people.

The festival features films from around the world, an art fest, and film networking events.

Stanley Griggs, also known as Sir Stan, showed up to sing the blues, but he shocked the crowd with his amazing rendition of Prince’s Purple Rain. Photo by Jason Lewis

Entertainment

The top blues artists in Los Angeles perform at this Leimert Park concert venue.

The Supa Lowery Brothers Band plays at Harold and Belle’s on Friday nights. Photo by Jason Lewis

Entertainment

Pip's mixes jazz and food made for the soul.

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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The neighborhood council for Baldwin Hills, Crenshaw, and Leimert Park areas holds workshops for entrepreneurs.

The Ladera Heights branch assists people who believe that they do not qualify for home loans.

Black homeownership is lower than the national rate during the Great Depression.

Deborah Deras teaches a business social media class to local entrepreneurs. Photo by Jason Lewis

Business

The non-profit organization hosts free workshops for entrepreneurs.

The Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation provides clothes, career services, and educational services for teens who are aging out of the foster care system.

Panelists discussed the sacrifices they made to pursue their college and post graduate dreams.  

The 2017 Sigma Youth Symposium promoted technology careers to high school students.

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.

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.

Odessa Bowden-Sierra’s boutique store Nobody Jones is on Pico Blvd. and Curson Ave. Photo by Jason Lewis

Lifestyle

The Mid City boutique caters to everybody, from celebrities to everyday professional women.

Chef Bryce Fluellen of the American Heart Association is promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Farmers throughout California sell fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Photo by Jason Lewis

Health

Simply Wholesome serves great food while creating an Afrocentric vibe in the restaurant and health food store. Photo by Jason Lewis

Health

The health food store and restaurant mixes culture, community, heath and wellness.

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

Contact Sara Araya for lessons. Email saaruh@gmail.com or call 323-702-4191. Photo by Jason Lewis

Performing Arts

Debbie Allen selects the dancers who will perform in The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. Photo by Jason Lewis

Performing Arts

The Baldwin Hills dance studio produces some of the best dancers in the area.

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

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

Brooklyn Deli takes great pride in producing the best tasting sandwiches in the area. Photo by Jason Lewis

Food

The Leimert Park eatery does not spare expense for its great-tasting sandwiches.