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Los Angeles, home to LA LIVE, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park, Pasadena, Koreatown, Beverly Hills, Century City, Westwood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Exposition Park, Crenshaw and 60 more distinct districts or cities connected via a spider web of congested freeways. As much as any popular district, movie studio or beach, freeways are the lifeblood of LA, where fantasy cars and good looks are here today and quarter past tomorrow.

Cultural Sites
California African American Museum, Watts Towers & Art Center, William Grant Still Arts Center, Blackstreet USA Puppet Theatre, World Stage, KJLH Radio Station and … More

Restaurants and Nightclubs
Los Angeles is one of the world’s great Restaurant and Nightclub cities. There’s a blizzard of BBQ, Soul, Creole, Mexican, Chinese, French, Thai, Brazilian … More

Beaches
For many reasons, you should begin your visit to LA at the beach. Pick zany Venice Beach or family-friendly Santa Monica Beach to start. But don’t stop there … More

Shops and Galleries
The home of distinguished bookstores, art galleries, boutiques that carry unique black collectibles, artifacts, prints, custom garments, jewelry, incense … More

Spas
Visit the same great black spas used by doctors, attorneys, agents and stars at celebrity and mere mortal prices … More

Theme Parks
With five major theme parks, two large water parks and a enormous aquarium, LA will always be popular with the kids and kids at heart. And right now a kids heart is … More

Los Angeles History
In 1781, 44 settlers founded Los Angeles as an outpost in Spanish-held California. Their group included 26 people of African descent. Before and after the U.S. took … More

General Attractions
In the movie capitol of the world, you can expect many spillover attractions. Consider these Only-In-LA attractions for your time and money … More

Family Attractions
No other city has the Hollywood Walk of Fame, destination cinemas or as many celebrity wax figures as Madame Tussauds Hollywood. There’s also a top tier zoo … More

Heritage Sites
Though the monument to Los Angeles’ founders is underwhelming, other historic sites on Central Avenue and Crenshaw Blvd and the Marvin Gaye Residence worth seeing … More

Places of Worship
African-Americans have founded places of worship in LA since the late 1800s. They have also produced several newer progressive churches … More

Los Angeles Tribute To Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson, the world’s greatest entertainer and a record-breaking humanitarian loved LA and LA loved him back. See how much and where … More

The Arts
A giant on the international arts scene, Los Angeles has as many major museums as NYC and Washington. You will also be amazed at many of the jaw-dropping concert venues … More

Hollywood Award Shows & Movie Premieres
Academy and Emmy award shows have finally joined NAACP and BET Award acknowledging the contributions of people of color. Movie premieres … More

Black Hollywood History
Though one should never underestimate the contributions of Oscar Micheaux creating Black Roadshow Cinema, movie studio executives would well to study … More

Black Hollywood Progress
Producers like Tyler Perry, Will Packer and Lee Daniels consistently get green-lit by studios or third party financing for black-themed & headlined movies that … More

Black Oscar Winners & Nominees
With doors opened by Hattie McDaniel, Dorothy Dandridge and Sidney Poitier, we got to appreciate Lou Gossett Jr, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx … More

Hollywood Black Film Festival
Hollywood Black Film Festival is strong at developing filmmakers, writers and actors to sharpen their craft. Hosted at W Hotel Hollywood and Ricardo Montalban … More

LA Jazz and Soul Music
With the notable exception of West Coast Hip-Hop, LA has been a place where popular musical genres and vocal artists immigrate to rather than originate from … More

Touring LA
See Hollywood Walk of Fame Star locations and photo tours of Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony locations. Scenic drives, celebrity stargazing and studio tours … More

Orange County Attractions
Aside from world-famous theme parks, Orange County has a state-of-the-art performing arts center, museums, upscale shopping and seaside attractions that merit … More

Trivia & Famous Residents
This huge metro area having a near-perfect climate is well known for Hollywood, but did you know that LA Digital Coast fills more multimedia jobs than Silicon Valley … More

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