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Afropix

About Afropix

When my father gave me a Kodak Brownie as a child, I fell in love with photography. I have been shooting pictures ever since. I am also an avid genealogist and can trace one of my family lines back to 1620! Check out my photography at afropixphotography.com!

El Velorio – Remembering the dead

It’s that time of the year when not all of the skeletons you see are for Halloween. “Dia de los Muertos” or “The Day of the Dead” is a Mexican celebration which dates back to the 16th century if not … Continue reading

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Track of the Dolls: Derby Dolls Compete

When I was a kid, we used to go to the Olympic Auditorium to see the Roller Games featuring the Los Angeles Thunderbirds aka T-Birds. It was exciting, particularly when they did “the whip” – where the team would propel … Continue reading

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Knott’s Scary Farm: Hanging with Kenzel

Out again hanging with my 13-year-old cousin, Kenzel. This time we hit Knott’s Scary Farm. Although I’ve been to the regular Farm, I had never been to Scary Farm. We started out with the “Boo Fest” buffet. We weren’t aware … Continue reading

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Black Talkies on Parade!

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Obscura Society LA: Exploring DTLA’s Arts District

Live in Los Angeles long enough and you’ll get the impression that you know all there is to know about the city. Wrong!   Cindy Schwarzstein, the founder of Cartwheel Art, an Arts District resident, a Los Angeles River Artists and … Continue reading

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Soul Tasting: 9th Annual Taste of Soul

Crenshaw district is jumping again for the 9th annual “Taste of Soul”. Along with the usual politicians, several Hollywood notables showed up: Queen Latifah, Cedric the Entertainer, and Fox’s Steve Edwards. Lots of food, music and information booths. Photos by … Continue reading

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Water Heals: Mauli Ola’s Allen Sarlo Surf Exp. Day at Malibu

Most everyone is aware of the healing properties of water. The Mauli Ola Foundation began as a group of surfers seeking to introduce people with cystic fibrosis to surfing as a natural healing element. Last week, the group assisted surfing … Continue reading

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Breakfast of Champions: La Boulange

Starbucks gone French! Mais Oui! La Boulange offers an assortment of delicious pastries and coffees. The breakfast menu includes eggs, bacon, oatmeal, and French toast, along with other fare. These are the best scrambled eggs that I have had in … Continue reading

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Local Street Artist Skyler Grey Receives McDonald’s 365Black Award

Los Angeles Beat readers should be familiar with local street artist Skyler Grey.  This young man started drawing at age 2 after his mother died in a tragic swimming accident. His work has been seen in galleries around the work, … Continue reading

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AG Kamala Harris Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act at CAAM

California Attorney General Kamala Harris had not yet been born when, on July 2, 1956, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law. Before that, African-Americans were prohibited by law from engaging in various activities from staying in … Continue reading

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