From the Block to the Top: Anthony Fagan
As a construction superintendent, Fagan brings not only a wealth of experience to the project – having worked on the construction of the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles and the USC Village – but is testament to the commitment that Destination Crenshaw made to provide real uplift to the local community through sustainable development.
Black Design, LA Style
At first, there was utter silence. Then, ron Finiley, South LA's own guerilla gardener, Ted Talk expert and leader of an urban greening movement broke the hush. "That is some dope sh*t!" Finley shouted. And with those words, the room exploded into applause and listeners rose to give architects Zena Howard, Gabrielle Bullock, Kenneth Luker and the Perkins + Will design team a standing ovation.
The Word with Jason Foster
Make no mistake: the idea that an inner-city Black community should be safe, prosperous, rich with cultural assets, green with nature and aesthetically beautiful, remains almost unimaginable. If it weren’t, we wouldn’t have to struggle for equitable investment. But equitable investment in Black communities is more than financial, it’s also showing what we have known all along. Black is beautiful.
Nicholas Dance Studio
Ms. Cathie Nicholas is the owner and operator of The Nicholas Dance Studio located at 4273 Crenshaw Boulevard. An award-winning expert of the art of dance, she has performed at Carnegie Hall and taught Master Classes at Stanford and Duke Universities. Ms. Cathie also happens to be the granddaughter of Fayrad Nicholas of the iconic and legendary Nicholas Brothers Black dance duo.
Message from MHD
After three years of community meetings, town halls, charrettes and quarterly conversations with residents along the 1.3 mile stretch that will be home to Destination Crenshaw, the project is now ready to rise. Construction begins this month, and when we’re done in mid 2022...
For two years, South LA-based TEC Leimert, (TEC stands for Technology and Entertainment Convergence), has trained young people in an 8-12-week program called Nxt Lvl. Nxt Lvl teaches students social media marketing ...
Building the Boulevard – An Update
In the coming weeks, Destination Crenshaw will officially begin construction, and you may already be seeing some signs of that work on the boulevard...
Shindana Toys: How “Baby Nancy” Made a Difference
Baby Nancy’ was the first product of Shindana Toys, a name derived from the Swahili word meaning, “to complete”...
Mini Mural Contest
When completed, Destination Crenshaw will be the largest public exhibition of Black excellence and culture in the United States, and that starts with you...