Thanayi Lindsey
Cheers West Edition


Wave Staff Report

Thanayi Lindsey, a graduate of the African American Board Leadership Institute and a family law attorney, has been elected to the board of directors for the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, serving Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Culver City, Los Angeles, San Fernando, West Hollywood and Westlake Village.

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Penda Diakite

Penda Diakité, a Los Angeles artist, hosted the “Made in America” art exhibition, her first big art show in Hollywood, at the Substrate Gallery Nov. 3. The free exhibit was open to the public. Diakité’s art, which is influenced by both her father’s Mali heritage and her mother’s American heritage, showcases the beauty and pain of people of color and immigrants in the United States.

Elaine Best

Elaine Best, an internal audit professional, and a graduate of the African American Board Leadership Institute, has been elected to the board of directors for Valiente College Preparatory Charter School in South Gate, a member of the ExED Charter Schools.

The mission of Valiente, a public charter school, is to educate students in grades 4-8 to lead lives of scholarship and integrity. Valiente believes it must be a public community school that thrives to be unique with social, entrepreneurial, investigative and holistically personalized opportunities for advancement for all of its stakeholders.

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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