Boyd performs comedy, has written for Arsenio Hall, and his latest project, “High Power: A Mystical Short Film,” has been released on YouTube.
Black Hollywood Book Project
Hollywood photographer Carell Augustus recreated iconic movie scenes using Black actors and actresses.
Young Grandmaster Choi book series seeks to empower girls
Shero Comics kicks off Black History Month with the arrival of a new shero.
Black Comix Renaissance
CAAMCon celebrated the artistry, history, and power of Black comics, and featured a discussion with “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler.
CAAMCon Black Comics Festival
“Black Panther” screenwriter and director Ryan Coogler headlines this event which celebrates the artistry, history, and power of Black comics at the California African American Museum.
The Screening Room L.A.
Black filmmakers meet monthly at The Gathering Spot in West Adams to showcase their work and for networking opportunities.
Leimert Park Jazz Festival
The festival will be held August 27, 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m. on the upper parking deck at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
The Handy Foundation trains people of color for behind-the-scenes jobs in the film industry
The film industry is massive in Los Angeles, but there is a relatively small percentage of Black people working behind-the-scenes jobs. The Handy Foundation is creating pathways for diversity in the industry.
The South LA Recap
South Los Angeles native Eric Craig’s YouTube series takes a historical look into local communities.
Film studio is coming to Los Angeles’ Black community - The Stocker Street Creative
The Stocker Street Creative will bring a film studio to Baldwin Hills. This Black-led project will feature 50,000 square feet of sound stage studio space, community rooms, and restaurants.
Remembering the legendary Barbara Morrison
Jazz and blues legend Barbara Morrison, a South Los Angeles icon, passes away at the age of 72.
Blacks in Cinema exhibit in Leimert Park Village
Blacks in Cinema covers over a century of Black film.
Shero Comics creates a universe around a Black female superhero
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.
The Metaphor Club in Leimert Park opens a film studio
The Paul Robeson Studio on Crenshaw Blvd. has camera, sound, and lighting equipment for video and photography projects.
Sheree Brown’s "Messages from the Spirit… The Collective"
Brown’s musical career has been greatly influenced by her upbringing in South Los Angeles.
Rasheeda Garner is bringing Black stories to the big screen
Garner has written movies for the OWN Network and Netflix, and now she is working as a producer on upcoming projects.
The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center Virtual Film Festival
The event features 140 films from 18 countries, 10 panels and special events
Concerts at Tha Alley in Leimert Park Village
Sunday concerts at Hot & Cool Cafe have turned into an outdoor series with shows throughout the week.
Butter + Brown’s Christopher “Seth Brundle” McMullen
McMullen is a media personality and lifestyle curator who has a cooking show on Aspire TV which is produced by Issa Rae Presents.
“Veils” the musical comes to Los Angeles March 13-14
Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center and Restoration Stage brings the musical to the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center.
L.A. Phil’s Power to the People Festival March 5 through April 11
The festival will take place March 5 through April 11 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and California African American Museum.
The Micheaux Film Festival
The film festival showcases independent films and has workshops for filmmakers of all experience levels. February 21-23 at L.A. Live.
2020 Pan African Film Festival
The festival returns to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza February 11-23.
The Ticker Report
Jeremy Albert is creating his own path to the top of the media industry with his online radio show.
“Sad Ass Black Folk” creates a platform to discuss Black mental health
The dark comedy web series is co-created by Neima Patterson, a native of Ladera Heights and Inglewood.
Black Movie Soundtrack returns to the Hollywood Bowl September 25
Charlie Wilson, Raphael Saadiq, Chaka Khan, El DeBarge, Dionne Farris, Meshell Ndegeocello, and BeBe Winans will perform songs throughout the history of Black films.
Black Drop is creating a new rendition of classic hip hop
The members of this South L.A. rap group grew up on old school hip hop, and they are creating new music based on that classic sound.
Central Avenue Jazz Festival celebrates a rich history and a promising future
The festival takes place July 27-28, and features live music, art, vendors, a food court, and health services.
Start your day off with Spectrum News 1 anchor Melvin Robert
The Inglewood native’s hometown strongly influenced his career and his desire to feature local news.
Barbara Morrison celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with daily concerts in Leimert Park
Concerts showcase the legends of jazz. Shows are nightly at 7 p.m. with two shows on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Miracle Theater enhances the community through cultural experiences
The theater is giving locals a destination for entertainment, and it’s a key component to the revitalization of downtown Inglewood.
Maestro the Vocalinist brings his musical talents right to the community
The singer and violinist has given many impromptu street performances, and he hosts a variety show at Hot & Cool Cafe in Leimert Park.
Macy’s hosted Oscar winner Ruth E. Carter at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
Carter discusses her career as a costume designer, and she has advice for people who are looking to break into the film industry.
2019 Pan African Film & Arts Festival comes to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza from February 7-18
Experience the largest Black film festival in America, which includes films from around the world, film networking events, and an art fest.
Salsa Sundays in Leimert Park
Tony “El Pana” Welch brings salsa to Ride-On! Bike Shop and Co-op.
Jacquil Constant is changing the image of Haiti through film
The filmmaker created the Haiti International Film Festival to showcase the best that his people have to offer.
Issa Rae discusses Black pride and success during a conversation at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
The “Insecure” director, producer, and actress talks about the success Blacks are having in film; the backlash she received for saying, “I’m rooting for everybody Black;” and she gives advice to young filmmakers.
Kinya Claiborne is a pop culture and community communications expert
Claiborne is the founder of Style & Society Magazine, and she is a community relations manager at Los Angeles Metro.
Marguerite Alexis launches debut EP
“I Am” is a reflection of Alexis’ upbringing and community involvement in South Los Angeles.
Senator Kamala Harris Releases Spotify Playlist to Commemorate African-American Music Appreciation Month
The playlist includes Marvin Gaye, A Tribe Called Quest, Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone, 2Pac, Beyoncé, Prince, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and many others.
KJLH’s Lon McQ is more than the voice on the radio
It may seem like he’s having a party, but there is a lot going on beyond the mic.
Pan African Film Festival showcases over 200 films at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
The festival features films from around the world, an art fest, and film networking events.
First Thursday Blues at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center
The top blues artists in Los Angeles perform at this Leimert Park concert venue.