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Kika Keith fought hard to bring a Black-owned cannabis dispensary to her community, which will better serve the area than a dispensary that is owned by somebody from outside of the community.  She’s also erasing the stigmas associated with cannabis use.

The opening of the plaza gives the community more green space to host health and wellness activities.

Smiley is back on the air as he’s brought an amazing lineup which includes Dominique DiPrima, DL Hugley, and Melina Abdullah to speak about Black political and social issues.

The festival along Degnan Boulevard will feature five stages with live music, workshops, panel discussions, children activities, and vendors.

Bragging rights are on the line at this event that brings the Divine Nine together every Sunday in July and August.

Cathedral High School track athletes hold national a state leading times.

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.

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 an increase in Black surfers since he took up the activity and he believes that getting over a fear of the ocean would bring more Black people to surfing.

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.

Shequeta Smith created a comic book series and a comic book convention that centers around a Black female character.  The “Rayven Choi” series could become a live-action television show.

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 free Saturday night dance party takes place in front of the Vision Theater.

Community Build, Inc. showcases a retrospective exhibit showcasing over 100 pictures, memorabilia, and documents on emancipation, civil rights, Motown and the presidency of Barack Obama.

Sausedo, who grew up in Jefferson Park and Arlington Heights, uses his sales and marketing background to raise funds for Community Build’s programs.

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

The BCIF raises money through community donations and reinvests the funds to small Black-owned businesses.

A collaborative space, nestled in the heart of Inglewood, dedicated to the complete journey of the entrepreneur.

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 preschool encourages their students ages 2-6 years old to develop a real love of learning.

The Inglewood native plans to design buildings in his community after he graduates from USC.

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

Vanessa Punche turned her coffee truck into a Mid City brick and mortar coffee shop on Redondo Boulevard, just south of Pico Boulevard.

The grocery store has the same quality and name-brand items as mainstream grocery stores.

Rick Burton created a mobile restaurant that gives his customers a lounge type experience.

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

Local designer Tauska Trusaun-Kennedy specializes in ADUs; building tiny homes and converting garages into living quarters.

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.

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 Black-owned beauty supply store has locations in South Los Angeles, Inglewood, and Compton.

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.

Newsom discusses issues such as the pandemic, education, economy, homelessness, criminal justice reform, and how the handling of those issues will dramatically change if the recall is successful.

Neighborhood Councils are a place where community members can participate in the political process and work to impact their local communities.

As the city continues to create housing for homeless people and move away from tent encampments, there is a need to connect people in need with resources.

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

Residents who do not drive are more likely to miss health-care appointments, so the ride-share program is helping them get to vaccination sites.

The Leimert Park health store expanded their location to deliver more healthy products designed for their Black customer base.

The local organization hosts a weekly food giveaway at Sole Folks in Leimert Park, as well as in Compton and San Pedro.

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

This Black-owned photography and video studio is on Crenshaw Boulevard, just south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Black artists showcase and sell their artwork at this local art gallery.

South Los Angeles artists are invited to submit their artwork for a chance to win $1,000!

The local artist showcases Black communities in a positive light through his murals.

The Paul Robeson Studio on Crenshaw Blvd. has camera, sound, and lighting equipment for video and photography projects.

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.

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 Watts native has opened LA Create Space, a co-working space in Inglewood which features an audio and video production studio.  

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.  

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.