L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Day of Compassion held on Skid Row

LOS ANGELES — The 2015 Day of Compassion was held Sept. 26 on 5th Street between Wall Street and San Pedro Street in downtown.

The event was conceived by the Rev. Regina Renee Napper in conjunction with evangelist Rosie Jones of Miracle Temple of God Church as a way to bring light to the darkness faced by those living on the streets of Skid Row.

The event featured a small health fair with mobile units, which provided health screenings and HIV testing.  It also featured entertainment and words of inspiration.

A total of 3,000 McDonald’s cheeseburgers were given away to people on Skid Row as part of the event.

The Human Services Club of Moreno Valley College, led by professor William Holloway, came all the way from Riverside County to lend a helping hand.

Tribute planned

for Hutchinson

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable will hold a celebration of accomplishment and birthday tribute for its founder, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, on Oct. 10.

The tribute will honor his many years of community service, activism and philanthropy. The theme of the celebration is “Save Our At-Risk Youth.”

Hutchinson has asked that no gifts be given to him. Instead, he has asked that support contributions be made to the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable. The roundtable will donate every dollar given to support and expand mentoring programs in Los Angeles for at risk African-American and Hispanic youth.

The organizations receiving the funds will be featured and listed on the L.A. Urban Policy Roundtable website in October. Checks can be sent to 8703 La Tijera Blvd., Suite 201, Los Angeles 90045.

In addition, secure credit card contributions can be made through fundrazr.com at https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/f132R5/ab/d5Blf7.

Bikers, activists set

for ‘Justice’ march

LOS ANGELES – Thousands of activists are rallying and making preparations for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 10, including hundreds of local bikers who plan to join thousands of other bikers from around the country at the historic event, organizers say.

Local bikers will join the national Ride for Justice, organizers said, designed to support the Nation of Islam’s call for justice for all disenfranchised people in America.

“I just think that anytime anybody can bring our people together for peace and unity it’s good, and it’s something that’s needed,” said Erroll Markham of the Rare Breed motorcycle club, who is hoping to mobilize 100,000 bikers to ride to the march.

The national march, called by Minister Louis Farrakhan, will focus on justice for all disenfranchised people in the U.S., not just African Americans, organizers said.

Information: (323) 873-7885.

Men’s health seminar

planned in Pasadena

PASADENA — The Man Cave, a series of health seminars, will be presented from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

The event is being staged by Gamma Zeta Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and the Pasadena Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

Topics will include prostate cancer, healthy eating, heart health, healthy relationships and wellness 101.

Registration is free at www.socalhealthconference.org.

Healthy, Wealthy

Wise Conference set

LOS ANGELES — Forgiving for Living will hold the fourth annual Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Conference “It’s Good to Be a Girl” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Midtown Radisson Hotel, 3540 S. Figueroa St.

The conference includes workshops and guest speakers, with life coach and style expert Indrani Phillips serving as the keynote speaker.

Register online at forgivingforliving.org.

Vanguard Awards

to be presented

LOS ANGELES — The 2015 Los Angeles African American Vanguard Awards will be presented by the Los Angeles chapter of the National Action Network Oct. 15 at the California African American Museum, 600 State Drive. The event begins with a red carpet at 6 p.m. followed by an awards reception from 7 to 9 p.m.

State Sen. Isadore Hall III will receive the Vanguard Award. Other award recipients will include Kevin McDowell, vice president of AEG, Corporate Citizen Award; Los Angeles school board member George McKenna, Education Excellence Award; and Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Stevie Wonder.

Information (323) 521-3477.

Business association

holds exchange summit

LOS ANGELES — The Black Business Association will hold its 12th annual Procurement Exchange Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at the L.A. Hotel Downtown, 333 S. Figueroa St.

The event will include business resource workshops, panel discussions and a networking reception.

Pre-registration is $35. After Oct. 8, registration is $50.

Information: mail@bbala.org.

Hall to address

chamber meeting

CULVER CITY — State Sen. Isadore Hall III will be the guest speaker at the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce meeting from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel, 5990 Green Valley Circle.

A panel of experts will share “how to stand out from the crowd and get more business,” a spokesperson said.

Admission is free to chamber members and $10 for non-members.

Information: (323) 292-1297.

Ladies of Psalms

set song program

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The 23rd annual Song Anniversary will be held by the Ladies of Psalms Oct. 24 at the Church of Scientology, 8039 S. Vermont Ave.

The event begins with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the program follows at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available for $10 at the door.

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