Black History Month 2024

This #BlackHistoryMonth the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) honors the significant contributions of Black communities and emphasizes the ongoing importance of celebrating and learning from the rich history of Black Americans in the Los Angeles region and beyond.

Aligned with LAEDC’s vision of reinventing the regional economy to collaboratively advance growth and prosperity for all, we recognize that understanding history, including its enduring traumas and continued barriers, is a critical step on our path toward building a more inclusive and equitable economy. This commitment extends beyond merely recognizing these contributions during February; it is woven into our year-round efforts to foster meaningful change.

We invite everyone to join us in this month’s celebrations and continue the effort throughout the year by supporting Black-owned businesses and amplifying Black voices, and continuing to contribute to LA’s diverse and thriving communities.

Business Spotlight

On & Crackin BBQ

A team member from LAEDC’s Business Assistance Program (BAP) met with small business owner Kevin Wroten to assist him with accessing capital for his business, On & Crackin BBQ.

On & Crackin BBQ, home of the “best barbeque in the galaxy,” has been open since 2019 in Riverside County, CA. Since then, they relocated to historical South Central Los Angeles, where they have quickly become a staple in the community, and have worked with South Central Arts, several city Council Members, and various local schools.

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