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The Valley Economic Alliance created a YouTube series to help close the capital gap for African American entrepreneurs.

The inaugural class of 15 entrepreneurs participated in a 12-week business program at the Brotherhood Crusade.

The B.R.E.D. podcast highlights the stories of Black investors and host Sam Dolciné has created a real estate investors community to help others enter the field.

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!”

•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.

OneUnited Bank CEO Kevin Cohee discusses how Black communities can obtain social justice and close the wealth gap by putting their money in Black-owned banks.

Grandma’s house essentially is a transfer of wealth.  In some situations, keeping grandma’s house is not practical, while in others it may be just what the family and community needs.

Felicia "The Poetess" Morris has worked in the radio business for nearly 30 years, which includes stints with 92.3 The Beat and Jamie Foxx’s “The Foxx Hole.” Photos by Jason Lewis

The Internet radio and podcast studio, located on Crenshaw Blvd. and 43rd Street, helps locals broadcast their messages to the masses.

Student interns help a classmate make a transaction at the Union Bank branch on Crenshaw High School’s campus. Photos by Jason Lewis

The student-run branch provides financial literacy and work experience for members of Crenshaw’s Business Entrepreneurship and Technology program.

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

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

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.