In school, math was not my favorite subject, but I do understand the importance of numbers. I want to share with you some numbers associated with the great city of Los Angeles. The city is 240 years old; it is the second-largest city in the United States, it is the third-largest city in North America, it has hosted two Olympics, it currently has 11 professional sports teams, it has had 42 mayors, it has had one Black mayor and it has had zero women mayors. In 2022 that zero c
This past week we saw “Black Girl Magic” come alive in such a beautiful way. The world witnessed the first woman of color to be sworn in as Vice President and we also witnessed the first National Youth Poet Laureate by the name of Amanda Gorman who made history speaking at the Inauguration for the 46th President of the United States. This young Wordsmith and Change-maker is a cum laude graduate from Harvard University and hails locally from right here in Southern California.