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Actresses Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, and Netflix had a surprise for the Sip & Sonder owners on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

 Check out South LA Cafe owners’ reaction to a huge surprise!

Programs such as Community Build and Reclaiming America’s Communities through Empowerment could have a greater impact if the programs received more funding.

This service helps locals get to places of need without causing pollution.  

The Baldwin Hills and Inglewood native’s “Black Like Me” and “Whip My Hair” performance videos have gone viral on social media.  She recently was named the first recipient of the $25,000 Mabel Fairbanks Skatingly Yours Fund.

Rams team photographer Jeff Lewis, a View Park resident, photographs passionate Rams fans in their communities.

Hunter isn’t staying in one lane, and he’s bringing a lot of Black folks on his journey.

Watson, a Westchester High School grad, discusses life in the WNBA’s bubble, participating in the social justice movement, and her athletic training internship program.

Brett C.S. Roberts traveled through the Sahara Desert in the middle of the night to reach Cairo, Egypt.

Travel

South Los Angeles native and Inglewood resident Brett C.S. Roberts published a book that gives tips on how to travel the world on a budget.

The Hawaiian Islands offer perfect year round weather with it’s amazing beaches, beautiful sunsets and spectacular sights.  Maui is one of the most popular destinations.  

New Orleans is a predominately Black city that features amazing live music, art, and food.  Sunday second line parades, jazz lounges, and art studios showcases the city’s culture.   

LaTanya Letcher was able to see spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and snow-capped mountains as she traveled through Northern California, Oregon, and Washington.

Cooper has seen people make physical and emotional transformations by attending her Saturday morning classes in Inglewood.

Gyms are still closed, so many people are getting together for large group rides and joining cycling clubs in the greater Los Angeles area.

With soaring childhood obesity rates, the American Heart Association and the NFL Foundation are training Inglewood 5th graders to pass the FitnessGram assessment test.

The View Park gym features strength and cardio training, yoga, dance, boxing, and meditation.  

Brown’s musical career has been greatly influenced by her upbringing in South Los Angeles.

Garner has written movies for the OWN Network and Netflix, and now she is working as a producer on upcoming projects.

The event features 140 films from 18 countries, 10 panels and special events

The community organization provides daily activities for children who are at risk of joining gangs.

The cafe gives away 150 bags of groceries to families struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.

People are encouraged to donate frozen foods, produce, nonperishables, canned goods, and beverages.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will be celebrating their Founders’ Day, sorority member Kamala Harris’ inauguration, and they’ll be raising money for scholarships.

Black business owners can obtain information online about grants, loans, and how to secure contracts with major corporations and government agencies.

The L.A. Black Investors Club and Sip & Sonder host this quarterly competition.

The Baldwin Hills native became a real estate agent as she was looking to become a homeowner.

The community group holds monthly meetings to teach real estate and financial literacy as a way to combat gentrification, and they abide by their slogan, “Don’t sell grandma’s house!”

The non-profit organization gives scholarships to students heading to universities, community colleges, and trade schools.

Inglewood native Asha Grant has raised over $80,000 through GoFundMe to open a bookstore on Queen Street, just off of Market Street.

The Teen Vogue Summit will be held November 1-3 in Hollywood.

The creators of College Connect 101 are putting a greater focus on helping students with their financial aid packages.

This Mid City restaurant on Pico Boulevard is Chef Alisa Reynolds’ infusion of soul food and American comfort food from a Los Angeles perspective.  

The tea bar is a community hub that has healthy tea and amazing desserts.  

The Hyde Park restaurant is known for their chili and the Chiller Diller.

The barbecue is so good you’ll make a U-turn to go back and get some more.

Darren Hudson offers curbside service in Westchester every Saturday morning.

“It’s amazing what framing does to a piece of art.” -Dennis DeLoach, owner of DB International Framing

This View Park-Windsor Hills store features furniture, art, and jewelry.

Saving energy can prevent rolling blackouts and save customers money on their electric bill.

The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center in Leimert Park created a path for Christopher Powe to go to college.  

The Inglewood venue holds plays, concerts, and workshops for actors.  

This free program gives young musicians of color a chance to play in a classical music orchestra in their own community.

The Inglewood adult boutique specializes in promoting sexual health and well-being while improving communication between partners.

The downtown warehouse sells Divine Nine, HBCU, and Masonic merchandise.

Sole Folks is a new high-end retail store and business incubator for fashion designers.

Fatima Dodson sells Afrocentric women’s clothing and she created Head Wraps in the Park.

Local politicians discuss how a Joe Biden/Kamala Harris administration will impact Black people locally.

Voting yes on Proposition 16 would allow state agencies to use race and gender for education, public employment, and contracting.

UCLA’s Black student population was greatly diminished when Proposition 209 was passed, ending affirmative action in California in 1996.

The non-profit organization creates a “party experience” to attract local voters.

Black fraternities and sororities have locally participated in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Breathe Again with TM is helping people overcome the health issues brought on by trauma and stress.

Most stutterers grow out of the speech disorder as children.  For people who do not, pursuing higher education and certain career paths can be difficult, but not impossible.

Pastor Geremy Dixon believes that supporting foster care children could “reduce the homeless population, prison population, human trafficking population, and those who are drug addicted.”

The Leimert Park wellness store has teas, herbal remedies, organic body care, haircare products, candles, incense, and more.

As the California African American Museum’s Fall 2019 season kicks off this month, the museum continues to use lively events with DJs and food trucks to attract younger people to the museum.

At the Annenberg Space for Photography.

At The Broad in downtown Los Angeles.

Freeman, an Inglewood native, will complete her Bachelor of Science dgree in Nutrition in 2021 and she will pursue a Master of Science degree in Dietetics.

Latashia DeVeaux, founder of DeVeauxted Enterprises, Inc.

Career

DeVeaux, a South Los Angeles native, has worked on blockbuster films, with major corporations, and with celebrities such as Dave Chappelle and Ice Cube.  

Keller Williams Inglewood and California Realty Training offer a real estate license course.

Wise decisions led Jackson from the Nickerson Gardens housing projects to becoming an urban planner in Inglewood.

Los Angeles Standard Camera Club members took photos around Los Angeles as people followed stay-at-home orders.

The theme for this month is video! 

Omar McGee is providing his clients with excellent auto services without them having to step foot on a dealership lot.

The owners of The Metaphor Club created this monthly classic car meetup show to support Black-owned businesses.  

Stevo Ward made subtle changes to his Mercedes-Benz CL500. Those changes make his car standout from the crowd. Photos by Jason Lewis

Auto

Stevo Ward is the go-to-guy to make a car a head-turner.

Car salespersons no longer hover around the car lot waiting for customers. They now huddle around a computer to interact with car buyers. Photos by Jason Lewis

Auto

The days of heading down to the dealership and haggling with a salesperson are nearly over.  

The 12-week NXT LVL paid-intern program teaches young adults digital marketing, SEO, graphic design, creative editing, emerging tech, campaign management, media buying, audience research, and more.

Frazier is bringing virtual reality technology into classrooms to give students a more effective learning experience.

Griffin, a Grambling State University grad, is helping HBCUs monetize their intellectual property.  

Terry’s company, ChargerHelp Inc., is building out an app that will facilitate on demand electric vehicle charging station maintenance.

The Butlers, both buisness owners from Los Angeles, held their wedding in New Orleans.

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

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

The couple held an elegant and sophisticated wedding in Santa Monica.