"The dawn of a new decade marks a series of innovative projects and initiatives to look forward to. If the theme of 2019 was about fighting to keep South LA intact as outside developers encroached further into our community, the beginning of 2020 is about spreading a message of defiance through unity and Black ownership.

From the recently launched Office of Racial Equity to the newly opened South LA Cafe coffee shop— there is a growing sense of urgency among Black entrepreneurs, community leaders, and elected officials alike: South LA is at a critical juncture in the fight to preserve its historic Black culture and physical presence."

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