L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Business workshops planned for women

CARSON — The Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute will host a series of business development workshops, “Start Small, Finish Big, but Get Started,” for black businesswomen beginning March 6.

“The topics for the workshop series are designed around the need to experience firsthand new and refreshed marketing and management concepts that will allow them to look at their business environment in a different light,” institute director Brenda Riddick said.

The free workshops are being held to honor Women’s History Month in March and are scheduled for March 6, March 20 and April 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at Cal State Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St.

Information: email mddapei@csudh.edu.

OC group honors

black achievement

IRVINE — The 100 Black Men of Orange County will host its 19th annual gala and organizational fundraiser from 5:30 to 11 p.m. March 7 at the Irvine Marriot, 18000 Von Karman Ave.

This year’s theme is “Sacred Ground: Honoring the Legacy of Black Achievement.”

Information: (310) 216-4722 or email events@thebakergroup.com. 

Race held for

heart awareness

CARSON — City officials and several partners will co-host its first HeartChase race at 9 a.m. March 7 at the StubHub Center, 18400 Avalon Blvd.

The American Heart Association, L.A. Galaxy, Planet Fitness and Kaiser Permanente are collaborating with the city to promote healthy living. All proceeds will benefit the local American Heart Association affiliate.

Information: www.HeartChaseLA.org.

Event highlights

reparations discussion

LOS ANGELES — The Reparations United Front will host its National Reparations Demand Day Commemoration from 1 to 4 p.m. March 7 at L.A. Southwest College, 1600 W. Imperial Highway.

The event will feature guest speakers discussing the reparations movement and include spoken word and poetry performances.

Information: (310) 285-8772.

Performance marks

Selma anniversary

BALDWIN HILLS — The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers will perform “Bridges” at 5 p.m. March 8 at St. Bernadette Church, 3825 Don Felipe Drive.

The performance chronicles the events surrounding the march from Selma to Montgomery and the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Information: (424) 228-9220 or email albertmcneiljubileesingers@gmail.com.


holds book signing

LOS ANGELES — Civil rights activist and Wave columnist Earl Ofari Hutchison will host a book signing for his latest work, “From King to Obama: Witness to a Turbulent History” from 1 to 3 p.m. March 7 at the National Action Network office, 2828 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The memoir recounts Hutchinson’s time as a reporter and radio disc jockey during the 1960s and ’70s when he met several legendary figures.

It will be released March 7 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma March.

Library hosts

Tom Bradley screening

INGLEWOOD — A documentary highlighting the life and legacy of former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley will screen at 6 p.m. March 11 at the Inglewood Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd.

Shari Belafonte, the narrator of “Tom Bradley’s Impossible Dream,” discusses Bradley’s achievement of being the first — and only — black mayor of Los Angeles.

Information: (310) 412-5380.

Group prepares

women leaders

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI) will host “Lean in with LAAAWPPI: A Legacy of Leadership” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 12 at the Radisson Hotel, 3450 S. Figueroa St.

“Lean In” is an ongoing series designed to groom and prepare African-American women for elected office and positions of leadership in Los Angeles.

Information: www.laaawppi.org/lean-in.

Learning program

available for free

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Age of Learning Inc. has announced it is offering an online learning program free of charge to all public schools, preschools, Head Start programs and community centers.

ABCmouse.com is designed to meet core learning goals in reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, arts and music.

To learn more about Age of Learning, visit www.ageoflearning.com. 

School honors

creator of “Black-ish”


LOS ANGELES — Mark Twain Middle School honored Kenya Barris, creator of the show “Black-ish,” with their Person of Courage award on Feb. 27.

Barris received recognition for being an inspirational role model for young people and for his portrayal of courage in his creative endeavors, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Unified School District said.

Harris has also worked on other TV series like “Girlfriends,” “America’s Next Top Model” and the film, “Are We There Yet?”

Compiled by Shawnte Passmore. 

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