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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…

Cheers West Edition

CHEERS!

The Hart Leadership Center Foundation held its inaugural Los Angeles Black Business Leaders Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Huntington Library in San Marino. The nine black businesses inducted as the inaugural class included: Pat Watts of FCI Management winning the Excellence in Community and Philanthropy Award; Earl “Skip” Cooper and the Black Business Read More…