Learn Black culture at Hidden History Museum, support LA’s LGBTQ-owned restaurants

Biddy Mason was born enslaved in the southern U.S., was moved to California by a plantation owner, and later won her freedom. She bought prime real estate in what’s now downtown LA, became immensely wealthy, and helped many Angelenos. Credit: Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection/Los Angeles Public Library.

Tariq Nasheed, founder of the Hidden History Museum, says he crowdfunded over $1 million in a month to show Black history from a grassroots perspective.

Gray, dreary weather continues to dampen the mood of usually sunny SoCal. El Niño has returned. And fires in Canada are still burning out of control.

Critics review the latest film releases: “Elemental,” “Blue Jean,” “The Blackening,” and “The Flash.”

This Pride Month and beyond, check out LA businesses owned by people who identify as LGBTQ+ and are actively engaged with their communities.