Business group to salute women


Wave Staff Report

LOS ANGELESThe Black Business Association will host a Virtual Salute to Black Women, paying special tribute to the late Gwen A. Moore, who died last August at 2 p.m. March 20.

The tribute to Moore, who represented South Los Angeles in the state Assembly for many years, will include remarks by elected officials and professional colleagues such as U.S. Reps. Maxine Waters, Karen Bass and Barbara Lee and others.

For more information, contact the BBA at (323) 291-9334 or email at

Town hall set on

rising homicides

COMPTON — The National Association for Equal Justice in America will host a virtual meeting on the number of homicides plaguing Compton and its neighboring community of Willowbrook 7 p.m. April 5.

Organizers say a series of monthly anti-crime committee meetings between 2006 to 2015 resulted in an 87% drop in area homicides.

The Zoom id for the meeting is 857 0820 7085 and the passcode is 583487.

Museum to celebrate

women’s history

LOS ANGELES — The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County celebrates Women’s History Month with digital events inspired by the Rise Up LA exhibition through March 25, plus a virtual camp focused on women-in-science.

Several events will explore a range of topics that address women’s suffrage and women’s ever-changing role in society, a discussion on the influence of power dressing, an interview-based virtual performance and more.

To register, visit

Children’s Bureau

plans fundraiser

LOS ANGELES — Children’s Bureau will honor Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month by hosting a virtual dinner with chef Wolfgang Puck April 17.

During the virtual dinner, there will be a cooking demo by Puck that will be hosted by Billy Harris, former Iron Chef judge. Dinner tickets are $500 with access to ingredients and instructions for a four-course meal. Viewing-only tickets are also available for $50.

To get tickets and sponsorship information, visit

Vaccine discussion

planned by group

INGLEWOOD — The Social Justice Learning Institute hosts a candid discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine with Dr. Omai Garner, Dr. Medell Briggs-Malonson and the black community at 3 p.m. March 27 via Zoom.

The discussion will include topics about medical racism and mistrust influencing the public’s confidence in COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine scientific facts and a live question and answer session.

To register for this event, visit

Town hall to discuss

free bus rides

LOS ANGELES The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will host a telephone town hall meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 31 to hear opinions on how a fare-less system could impact the way citizens use transit.

An 18-month fare-less pilot program could provide free rides on buses and rail service for low-income riders starting next January and expanding to students the following August.

To pre-register and receive a phone call when the town hall begins, visit

Town hall planned

on toxic drilling

LOS ANGELES – STAND-LA and LA City Council members will host a virtual toxic tour and town hall from 6 to 8 p.m. March 25.

City Councilmen Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Kevin De Léon will join the town hall to discuss how they plan to pursue a citywide phaseout of oil drilling to protect public health and transition away from fossil fuels.

If interested in attending this event, visit

Attorney to receive

Sister Circle Award

LOS ANGELES — Attorney Tracy Sanders will be honored by state Sen. Sydney Kamlager with the second annual Sister Circle Award on March 25.

The Sister Circle Award highlights Black women in the 30th state Senate District who are making contributions to improve the community.

Sanders established Natural Hair and the Law, an organization formed to provide publications, workshops and events addressing legal issues related to natural hair in the workplace and schools.

Compiled by Taylor Goodson.

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