L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST : Women’s group hosts event for young girls

LOS ANGELES – The National Council of Negro Women View Park and Save Ourselves Sisters will host a community breakfast from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 6 at Imperial Courts Recreation Center, 2250 E. 114th St.

Le Cresha Gipson, wife of Assemblyman Mike Gipson, will serve as keynote speaker with comedian Carly Carr hosting the event. The theme is “Girls Can’t Be What They Don’t See,” organizers said.

Information: (323) 563-1347 or ctmontgomery@rocketmail.com.

Black museum

celebrates musicians

LOS ANGELES – The California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, will host a weekly series, “Films at CAAM: Celebrating Black Music Month,” at 7 p.m. beginning June 11.

The series features a weekly documentary screening that shows the social, political and humanitarian sensibilities of musicians fueled through their art, organizers said.

“Finding Fela,” an Academy Award-winning film, will kick off the series.

Information: (213) 744-2024.

Exhibit chronicles

inner-city schools

WEST HOLLYWOOD – City Year AmeriCorps will host a “pop-up” photography exhibit, “#InstaGallery,” from 6 to 8 p.m. June 4 at De Re Gallery, 8920 Melrose Ave.

Some of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s toughest schools will be the focus of the “pop-up” exhibit, which offers an unfiltered look at everyday school life in inner-city Los Angeles, organizers said. Schools include Jefferson High, Belmont High, Markham and John Muir middle schools.

Information: cityyear.org/losangeles.

Compton High hosts pop artist Becky G

COMPTON – After winning this year’s national graduation pledge challenge from Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, Compton High School students received a visit from pop artist Becky G May 28.

In April, Compton High beat more than 1,200 schools in the country to win the Taco Bell Foundation’s “Graduate for Más” competition’s grand prize of $10,000 to support student success and a celebrity principal for the day, officials said.

Historians trace their ancestry

BURBANK – The Southern California Genealogical Society will host its 46th annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree June 5 to 7 at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, 2500 Hollywood Blvd.

Attendees will learn all the ins and outs of searching for ancestors and have generations of fun researching their lineage, organizers said.

Organizers also said there will be special classes for free for those who are tracing their African American heritage.

Information: genealogyjamboree.com.


Organization teaches business plan writing

Who: Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation

What: Business Plan Writing Workshop

When: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 6 to Aug. 27

Where: Business Enterprise Center, 6109 S. Western Ave., South Los Angeles

Why: For over 34 years, the economic development corporation has assisted thousands of entrepreneurs with their business goals by providing lending, counseling and technical support for business owners, officials said.

Information: lelliott@vsedc.org or (323) 789-4515

Women’s group discusses forgiveness

Who: Noir Unicorn

What: “I Forgive You, But…,” group discussion social mixer

When: 3 to 6 p.m. June 7

Where: Shop 1323, 1323 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood

Why: Let’s create a sisterhood bond by sharing our stories, relating to one another and uplifting each other in an intimate circle, organizers said.

Information: (818) 445-8597 or thenoirunicorn@gmail.com.

Los Angeles Urban League hosts grant writing workshop

Who: Los Angeles Urban League

What: Grant Writing Workshop

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8 and 9

Where: Los Angeles Urban League, 3450 W. Mount Vernon Drive, South Los Angeles

Why: Organizers say the two-day training will prepare individuals for the fund development process. Come learn how to develop program methods, evaluation tools and how to prepare effective budgets. 

Information: (626) 560-0800.

Brunch features New Orleans’ cuisine

Who: Little Easy Restaurant

What: Soulful Saturdays, a weekly brunch

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from May 30 to June 25

Where: Little Easy Restaurant, 215 W. 5th St., Los Angeles

Why: The brunch features New Orleans-style food with hurricane cocktails and unlimited mimosas while listening to soulful house music that will have you grooving in and out of your seat.

Information: (773) 619-5226 or kivurobinson@gmail.com

Art groups host fundraiser

Who: Free Arts Los Angeles

What: Free Arts Family Fun Day

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6

Where: The Victorian Santa Monica, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica

Why: Free Art’s Family Fun Day annual fundraiser brings together people of all types who appreciate art. The event will feature art activities, music, food, beverages and a silent auction, organizers said.

Information: (310) 313.4278 or jford@freearts.org.

Compiled by Shawnte Passmore.

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