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Places to Visit
The Watts Towers Arts Center has served as a beacon of light for arts education and a conduit for social change.
Malik Books in LA
Visit one of the region's Black-owned bookstores and pick up a book of poetry by Wanda Coleman, Watts native who was considered LA's unofficial poet laureate.
Crenshaw's Sankofa Park
Opening February 24, 2024, Sankofa Park is the first major component of Destination Crenshaw, a $100M reparative development project that will be the largest Black public art project in the U.S. and possibly the world.
The Great Wall of Crenshaw
The 800 ft Great Wall of Crenshaw (being restored as part of Destination Crenshaw) which retells Black History through a huge mural known as Our Mighty Contribution
California African American Museum / Art + Practice
Check out CAAM's Bahia Reverb: Art & Space Exhibit at Art + Practice through March 2024.
Leimert Plaza Park
Leimert Plaza Park has also been the site for decades of cultural celebrations, community gatherings and a vital space for African Americans to raise their voices together in protest. The famed drum circle takes place at the park every Sunday, including the monthly Art Walk.
Mayor Tom Bradley Room & Observation Tower on the 26th & 27th floors of City Hall
The space was named in honor of Mayor Tom Bradley, LA's 38th mayor who held office from 1973 to 1993 and was the only African American in the City to hold the office until Mayor Karen Bass.
Biddy Mason Memorial Park in DTLA
Established on the land where Biddy Mason lived, the park tells her story, that of a slave brought to California who fought for her freedom and became a nurse/midwife, property holder, and philanthropist.
Celebrate Black History Month with Louis Clark
Introducing Louis Clark, our Senior Director of Pro Personnel!
Celebrate Black History Month with Arthur J. Hightower II
Introducing Arthur J. Hightower II, our Senior Director of Player Engagement!
Celebrate Black History Month with Ben Hawkins
Introducing Ben Hawkins, our Assistant Team Dietitian!
Opportunities to Volunteer
Summaeverythang Community Center
Summaeverythang is a community center based in South Central Los Angeles dedicated to the empowerment and transcendence of black and brown folks socio-politically, economically, intellectually and artistically.
Brotherhood Crusade's principal mission is dedicated to raising funds and resources from within the community and distributing those funds directly back into the community.
Boys & Girls Club Watts Willowbrook
Boys and Girls Club of Metro Los Angeles is wholly committed to maximizing our Clubs' potential to serve more kids more often and to build strong, sustainable organizations.
africActive is committed to serving and helping transform the lives of those in our community who struggle with food insecurity, lack of opportunity, immigrants, mental health issues, and education.
African Communities Public Health Coalition
African Communities Public Health Coalition is dedicated to improving personal and community health and wellness within the African community by: increasing the availability of culturally-relevant physical and mental health services; providing education to reduce the stigma of physical and mental illness among African people; and facilitating social justice through advocacy.
Black Women for Wellness
Black Women for Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy.
Pan African Film + Arts Festival
In 1992, The Pan African Film & Arts Festival was established to become the international beacon for the Diaspora arts community to showcase "our stories" and preserve the cinematic creativity of Pan-African Culture.
Celebrating Local Organizations
Chargers Celebrate Black History Month with the Black Surfers Collective
Get to know Greg Rachal, Co-Founder of the Black Surfers Collective, and learn about how they impact the local Black community.
Legends Leaving an Impact
Celebrating the Impact of Jim Hill During Black History Month
A former first-round pick of the Chargers in 1968, Hill became one of the most iconic sports anchors in the country while also giving back to the community
Chargers Celebrate BHM
Bolt Academy Scholars Visit Grammy Museum
Bolt Academy scholars, a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund, Inglewood Unified School District, and Brotherhood Crusade, were surprised by Chargers Defensive Back Michael Davis as they embarked on a guided tour of the immersive and interactive Hip-Hop America: The Mixtape Exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. This experience provided a unique insight on the music industry and celebrated the global impact of hip-hop
Chargers Impact Fund Hosts Bolts Book Club in Celebration of Black History Month
The Chargers Impact Fund hosted a special Bolts Book Club event in celebration of Black History Month, in a continued effort to bring provide the youth in our community with an opportunity to promote literacy skill development and foster an affinity for the arts. Over 40 youth athletes from the Snoop Youth Football League visited the home of the Los Angeles Chargers, SoFi Stadium, to join former All-Pro special teamer and Chargers Legend Kassim Osgood for a read-along session of Pigskins to Paintbrushes: The Story of Football-Playing Artist Ernie Barnes, who also holds the title of former Chargers offensive lineman. The group also toured the acclaimed Kinsey African American Art and History Collection exhibit at SoFi Stadium, which itself features artwork crafted by Barnes.
At the conclusion of the event, the Los Angeles Chargers and the Chargers Impact Fund gifted each the 40-plus youth athletes an Amazon Kindle, enhancing the accessibility of literature as the students continue on their reading journeys, providing books and learning enhancement materials at their fingertips. Since the inception of the Bolts Book Club in 2020, the Chargers have donated over 12,000 books to youth throughout Southern California, inspiring literary development for our next generation.
Pepsi Dig In
Joshua Kelley Makes Baby Back Ribs at JR's BBQ in Culver City
Running back Joshua Kelley JR's BBQ in Culver City and learns how to make baby back ribs and more as the Chargers spotlight local Black owned businesses. Presented by Pepsi Dig In.
Joshua Kelley Visits Post and Beam in Los Angeles and Surprises Black Business Owner
Running back Joshua Kelley takes a trip to support an LA black-owned business, Post and Beam, and learn to prepare California comfort food. Through the Chargers and Pepsi's Dig In program, Joshua Kelley presented a check to the owner of the restaurant for $10,000. PepsiCo's larger racial equality initiative totals more than $400 million to increase representation within the company and support Black-owned businesses.
Joshua Kelley Visits the Sammiche Shop
Watch as running back Joshua Kelley visits the Sammiche Shop in Inglewood, California and surprises the owner with a check thanks to the Pepsi Dig In program, dedicated to help diners discover black-owned restaurants while providing resources, mentorship, and training to black restaurateurs.
Los Angeles Chargers to Celebrate Social Justice Leaders and Organizations at Saturday's Inspire Change Game
Alex Tonner and Jon Grobman of Paws for Life K9 Rescue to receive Chargers' Inspire Change Changemaker Award for their rehabilitation work at California State Prison-Los Angeles County
Chargers Join The Brotherhood Crusade to Help Students "Bolt Up" Success Ladder
NFL Media and the Chargers join forces with the Brotherhood Crusade to inform the youth about health, education, economic development, and institutional building to learn, thrive, connect, and serve the community of Inglewood, CA. For more information on The Brotherhood Crusade, please visit NFL.com/inspirechange.
Inspire Change: Paws for Life
The Chargers have nominated Paws for Life, an organization dedicated to training dogs to become service animals or go up for adoption, for the Inspire Change Changemaker Award and received two tickets to this year's Super Bowl in Las Vegas.
Meet River, the Los Angeles Chargers' Newest Service Dog In-Training
Bolts & Lazy Dog Restaurants team up with Paws for Life K9 Rescue to train River, a Golden Retriever named in Chargers Legend Philip Rivers' honor, for future placement with a military Veteran
Introducing River, the newest Chargers Pup in partnership with Paws for Life K9 Rescue
The Chargers visited California Medical Facility to observe Chargers Pup, River, in training and meet with prison administration and Paws for Life K9 Rescue dog trainers. Beginning in 2020, the Chargers Pup program has followed a service animal in training to highlight the importance of these dogs for people with disabilities. River is specifically being trained to become a service animal for a military Veteran with PTSD and will be the face of the team's animal welfare work this season.