10 Ways to Stay Black this Week in LA!


It may be October, but the block is still hot.
From Taste of Soul to fire open mic nights,
#BlackBookLA has got you covered.

Business Pitch Competition


Thurs. Oct. 19 | 6:30PM-10:30PM | FREE
Sip & Sonder | 108 S. Market St. Inglewood, CA, 90301

The Los Angeles Black Investors Club is sponsoring a business pitch competition next Thursday. Finalists will have an opportunity to pitch their business plans in front of an esteemed panel of judges and qualify for several prizes.

For more info, click here.

Power Manifesto: Youth Reproductive Justice Conference


Thurs. Oct. 19 | 8AM-3:30PM | $10
The California Endowment | 1000 North Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Black Women for Wellness invites you to their Annual Reproductive Justice Conference!
This year's theme is Power Manifesto: Reproductive Justice = Voting Power + Accountability + Good Policy. Gather your power & learn how to mobilize to change our communities.

For tickets, click here.

The Spot Open Mic w/ William Hawkins 


Thurs. Oct. | 7PM-10PM | $5 Donation
The Spot | 233 E Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301

Let William Hawkins serenade your mind tonight at The Spot in Inglewood. Get there early & come ready to sip $1 dranks. 

For more info, click here.

Afropolitan LA Presents Ankara Take Over


Fri. Oct. 20 | 6PM-10PM | FREE b4 7PM | $10+
West End Nightclub | 1301 5th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

Celebrate African pride and heritage by gracing the the October edition of Afropolitan LA in your most stylish and glamorous traditional African/Ankara. Enjoy an another amazing night of connections & culture over cocktails at LA's largest and most diverse Afro-Caribbean mixer.

For tickets, click here.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, DāM-FunK DJ Set & Funkmosphere


Fri. Oct. 20 | 9PM | $35+
4067 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

Join George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic with very special guests DāM-FunK & Funkmosphere Residents for a night to remember at Union!

For tickets, click here.

Taste of Soul 2017


Sat. Oct. 21 | 10AM-7PM | FREE
Crenshaw Blvd. 

LA’s biggest street festival is back! Come out for all things soulful at Taste of Soul 2017! Good food, live entertainment, art, vendors, and more will be on deck for the whole fam.

For more info, click here.

Stay Gold


Sat. Oct. 21 | 3PM-9PM | $20+
Location Provided Upon RSVP

Calling all motivated smokers & medicating go-getters! Founded by creative professionals, #StayGoldSesh is an exclusive experience that integrates ethereal bass laden tunes with expression, education, and culture. A complimentary cannabis bar, pre-rolls and goodies, food and drinks will be on deck. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own buds/vapes.

For tickets, click here.

The Underground Network: Launch Party


Sat. Oct. 21 | 5PM | FREE
 Bayou Grille | 1400 North La Brea Avenue Inglewood, CA 90302

This Saturday, come and join The Underground Network, an organization committed to cultivating a space to create, educate and connect Black millennials together. The evening's speaker will be Tyree Boyd-Pates, the co-founder of Black Book LA,  to discuss his love for social justice, entrepreneurship, and how we can all benefit the Black community.

To RSVP, click here.

Bless Up LA!

Saturday, October 21| 9PM-2AM | FREE w/ RSVP b4 10PM
UNION | 4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Assemble the squad and roll thru to Bless Up LA - a transformative dance party dedicated to connecting those within the African Diaspora through music. This is a place of rejuvenation & healing for those seeking solace!!

To RSVP, click here.

OneTakeStace Media Brunch


Sun. Oct. 22 | 12PM-2PM | $35
801 S. Hope St. LA, CA

Come learn from media moguls Kev on Stage & Scott Evans, and more
at the OneTakeStace Media Brunch!

For more info, click here.

Can't Stop, Won't Stop!


Wed. Oct. 25 | 7PM-9PM | FREE

Celebrate CAAM's fall exhibits at Can't Stop, Won't Stop! Come thru for good art, dope people, music & food trucks.
DJ sets by Monalisa and Novena Carmel

For more info, click here.

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