World Stage Performance Gallery
When it comes to Black History in Los Angeles, there is no way around discussing The World Stage, an educational and performance art space in Leimert Park Village, the heart of Los Angeles’ African American cultural community. Founded in 1989 to fill a cultural void in the L.A. community, The World Stage has grown to assume a pioneering and pivotal role in South L.A.’s music and art landscape. Though they have maintained to keep their doors open during Covid, they rely heavily on community support to remain a staple in the community. They continue to support young artists, authors, and the black community as a whole.
South LA Community Foundation
Before landing in Los Angeles, the people behind the "Black-Owned, Family-Owned & Community-Owned" South LA Cafe were inspired to open a very community-driven Black business cafe. Part of their mission includes ensuring that the community receives much-needed resources such as access to fresh groceries in what is essentially a food desert and providing health care services to the community - especially during Covid, by setting up vaccine and testing sites. They are a husband-and-wife team that is truly filling the void in our underserved community.
South LA Cafe is a community space to take pride in the history, legacy, and future of the South Central Community.
100 Black Men of Los Angeles Inc
100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc provides young black scholars with opportunities they would not regularly have access to - including mentorships, high school clubs, and investments programs. They also uplift and encourage the youth to continue with education and pursue avenues not typically given. They have been a staple in the community for over 40 years and continue to work with inner-city youth to ensure they can succeed.