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Restaurateur Maurice Prince has 101 reasons to celebrate

LOS ANGELES — Long before there was a Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles, Maurice Prince’s Snack ‘N’ Chat was the happening soul food restaurant in Los Angeles. Sweetie Pie’s wasn’t even thought of when Prince opened Snack ‘N’ Chat in 1978. For the greater part of nearly three decades, the Pico Boulevard establishment generated Read More…

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Economic development corporation honors its founder

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Marva Smith Battle-Bey, a longtime community advocate, died last year, but the organization she founded is making sure her legacy is not forgotten. On April 27, the Vermont-Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) honored the late Battle-Bey by naming its headquarters after her. Her successor, Joseph T. Rouzan III, was introduced at Read More…