Author Archives: 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!

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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LA Zoo 44th Annual Beastly Ball – June 14

  This year’s Beastly Ball guests will head to the Rainforest of the Americas to celebrate the completion of the tenth and final exhibit of the Zoo’s Phase 1 Master Plan. From the rocky outcroppings of Tiger Plaza to the … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Penguin Walk Everyday at 10am during June

The Penguin Walk is included with Aquarium admission along with all of the new Summer of Wonder programming, which includes the opportunity to make and drive an underwater submarine and new exhibits about Southern California steelhead (a local endangered fish), … Continue reading

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Lydia Emily’s “Bound” at the Garboushian Gallery Beverly Hills

Bound! At first blush this latest Lydia Emily show appears to be a homage to Bondage and Discipline. But the pieces are really symbolism for other ties that bind: medical pain, food, pills, money and even children (although Lydia’s daughter … Continue reading

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Test Drive and Dine: The Lincoln Motor Company hooks up with Post and Beam!!

Back when I was in high school my dad had a Lincoln Continental. I have memories of flying in that car down the highway to Las Vegas. And fly we did, my Dad a former Air Force pilot drove fast. … Continue reading

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