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The Los Angeles native was well loved in South L.A.

The feature is for Destination Crenshaw's Faces of Black LA series

The Crenshaw Farmers’ Market, Melanin Market LA, and voters drives are happening Saturdays at the mall.  

FOX SOUL’s all-Black news show covers national news from a Black perspective.

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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the election season, Betts and the LADF distribute vital resources and encourage voting in the greater Los Angeles area.

Durham is a hurdler on the track team, and he participates in gymnastics and dance while carrying a 3.9 GPA.

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.  

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

Sunday concerts at Hot & Cool Cafe have turned into an outdoor series with shows throughout the week.

McMullen is a media personality and lifestyle curator who has a cooking show on Aspire TV which is produced by Issa Rae Presents.

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.

Leimert Park resident John Jackson created this monthly event to create better interaction among community members.

•Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza is more of a community hub than other malls.

•LIVWRK CEO Asher Abehsera discusses community engagement and rumored relationship with Jared Kushner and Donald Trump.

•Some local community groups are supportive of the sale of the mall to LIVWRK.

•Black-led Downtown Crenshaw continues quest to purchase the mall through a community land trust.

While many Black people are being priced out of their own neighborhoods, The Consolidated Board of Realtists is educating locals on how to become home buyers in this expensive real estate market.

This Friday night artisan market in downtown features Black vendors and showcases a Black experience.

Crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe have become an alternative to securing bank loans.

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.

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

John and Roni Cleveland are the new owners of Post & Beam, and they’re continuing along the same path as founders Brad and Linda Johnson, and founding chef Govind Armstrong.

Chef Michael Burnett makes Jamaican food that makes his customers say, “Ah, that’s so good.”  

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 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.

The men’s skincare company makes beard oils, lotions, body washes, and moisturizers.

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.

The Inglewood church held a march against systematic oppression while celebrating Black excellence and mobilizing for strategic impact.

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 a function of their jobs, first responders cannot distance themselves from the coronavirus, which puts them and their families at risk.

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 in Nutrition in 2021 and she will pursue a Master of Science 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.  

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.

Technology has a major impact on the music industry, and it has helped Universal Music's Chris Ayears manage artists and get music to the masses.

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.