The Metaphor Club

Black owned and operated creative, co-working space

The Underground Museum

Exhibition space for artists by artists.

Junior High LA

Through a physical space and a quarterly publication, Junior High is dedicated to showcasing the artistic pursuits of marginalized voices.

Sisters With Invoices

Humans providing safe spaces, media and resources for marginalized folx, LGBTQIA+ freelancers, creatives and allies. 


supports the work of under-represented artists of color and thinks expansively about the way African American artists have contributed to American culture and the world at large.

Nous Tous

artist run gallery and community space that supports emerging talent and serves as a platform for cultural exchange, and dialogue.


Empowered Education from Periods to Parenting

Reparations Club

a concept shop and community space curated by Blackness and POC.

Harun Coffee & Gallery

Where coffee, art and culture live in The Leimert Park Village.

Navel LA

a test site for collectivity and kinship

Playground Coffee Shop

a community space and coffee shop focused on social and conscious awareness by providing a space for local activists to organize around poignant issues.


cross disciplinary creative studio with intentional efforts to diversify industries and nurture a cultural consciousness that centers womxn of color. Chroma offers strategies for innovative programming, visual content, immersive experiences, effective partnerships and community empowerment.

Hanks Mini Market

family owned and curated market serving South Los Angeles since 1997. using art and food to inspire and uplift their community.

Hot and Cool Cafe

serving the community with delicious ethiopian coffee, teas, arts and culture in the heart of Leimert Park.


SYLA Studio

an interdisciplinary studio amplifying the multidimensional narratives of people of color.

Other Books

bookshop and collaborative space carrying new and used books, comics and zines. Their selection has an emphasis on literature in translation, POC creators in both literature and art, alternative comics, international comics and art books, independent presses, POC history, and the Other in related contexts. 


carefully curated boxes tailored to each trimester if pregnancy and a marketplace for mama-made goods. Each order placed helps a mother in need. 

Shop Latinx

the first e-marketplace by and for the Latinx community.

The Free Black Women's Library - LA

Los Angeles' first trading pop-up library centering Black women authors.

Son Studio

a platform showcasing the multidimensional experience of the Black male identity on a global scale. Son provides an innovative space in media for the creative excellence and activism of Black male identifying bodies.


family  of color owned and operated art gallery and event space. 


promoting resistance through growing food while cultivating self-sustainable communities.

Ubiquitous Love Tribe

multidisciplinary arts cooperative rooted in love, discipline and sustainability.

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