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NBA Veteran Referee Derek Richardson Buys Private Elementary School, Renames It After His Mother

NBA veteran referee Derek Richardson is turning his attention toward another calling to enlighten underserved children.

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 26, 2022

Following His Super Bowl Victory, Snoop Dogg Opens Clothing Store Near SoFi Stadium

Snoop Dogg was a part of history when he, Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar served up real Hip-Hop at Super Bowl LVI. However, his historic moves didn’t start and end there. Before the big game, AfroTech reported that Snoop Dogg acquired his former record label Death Row Records, the label that catapulted his music career. “I am thrilled and appreciative of the opportunity to acquire the iconic and culturally significant Death Row Records brand, which has immense untapped future value,” he said in a statement to NPR. “It feels good to have ownership of the label I was part of at the beginning of my career and as one of the founding members. This is an extremely meaningful moment for me.” Then, the rap icon rocked his Death Row Chain on the Super Bowl stage in his home state ahead of the Los Angeles Rams’ championship win — marking a historic victory for not only him, but the West Coast. From headlining jam-packed arenas to all of his unique ventures, Snoop...

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 15, 2022

YouTube's New Theater Coming To Inglewood Could Open Up Opportunities For Its Creators

YouTube is broadening the horizon for creators. According to The Los Angeles Times, the social media platform has announced plans to open its very own theater in the Hollywood Park complex located in Inglewood, CA. The YouTube Theater is a 6,000-seat arena located next to the SoFi Stadium in Hollywood Park set to open in August 2021. The new installment solidifies its place in the live event space. Just outside of the theater, people can get a glimpse of exclusive content created by YouTube influencers thanks to a 13-foot-tall digital screen. Set to serve as its own attraction, the digital sign will not only include upcoming concert dates of talent that will perform at the theater along with videos directly from YouTube creators, but it was also designed to allow pedestrians to see their movement and images reflected as sort of a giant fun-house mirror. Despite the fact that the theater can accommodate 3,400 to 6,000 seats, its design was built around making it feel more intimate...

Shanique Yates

Aug 9, 2021

Meet Asha Grant, the Black Woman Who Raised $83K to Open Her New Bookshop

With the help of strangers, this Black woman will be able to fulfill her dreams of creating a safe space for other book lovers in her community. As a young girl, finding books written for girls who look like her by Black women authors was not an easy feat for Asha Grant. “When I was growing up, reading was a really huge part of how I got to understand myself,” Grant told NBC Los Angeles. “There’s a huge disservice that our entire community gets when there is an entire group of people who are missing from that narrative.” Fast-forwarding to adulthood, Grant used her passion to change this narrative by helping to provide books written by Black women for those in her community through her participation with The Free Black Women’s Library in LA. Grant would haul hundreds and hundreds of books penned by Black women around in her car. The organization eventually led to her idea of creating a bookshop catered to the same cause — providing people in her home city of Inglewood with not only...

Shanique Yates

Jan 7, 2021