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Development plan revealed for Sunset Strip landmark

Wave Staff and Wire Reports WEST HOLLYWOOD — Plans have been announced for a 12-story building at the site of the Viper Room nightclub on...

OneUnited Bank returns to Compton

Wave Staff Report COMPTON — OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, has opened a new state-of-the-art branch here. Teri Williams, president and...

Cosmetologist goes mobile to keep cutting hair during COVID

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The COVID pandemic has forced many business owners to generate ways of staying afloat and some have...

Head of Black Business Association is stepping down

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer After almost five decades leading the Black Business Association, Earl “Skip” Cooper II quietly retired as its president and CEO effective...

Inflation takes toll on COVID-impacted businesses

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer SOUTH GATE — Limited purchases of food containers combined with supply chain snags and rising costs of products have forced Leslie...

Community celebrates 81st birthday of ‘mayor of Leimert’

By Cynthia Gibson Contributing Writer LEIMERT PARK — Business owners and long-time residents gathered Dec. 26 to celebrate the 81st birthday of Sika Dwimfo, whose iconic...

Gardena market sells merchandise produced by Blacks

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer GARDENA — When Dimitrios Jones was working as a community organizer in South Los Angeles several years ago, he realized that...

Black-owned businesses are showcased at downtown pop-up

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — A group of local Black business owners were joined by a few Hollywood celebrities Dec. 11 for a pop-up...

Local merchants offer unique items for Christmas gifts

By Victoria Moore Contributing Writer LEIMERT PARK — For Black entrepreneurs in Leimert Park Village and surrounding areas, offering affordable Christmas gifts is also about sharing...

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