How BLM and COVID-19 impact L.A.'s Black Restaurant Week 2020

Black restaurant week returns to Los Angeles to highlight African American, African and Caribbean food around the city.
Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • July 29, 2020
Warren Luckett likes to say that he grew up around the family dinner table. While he bounced around from St. Louis to New Jersey to South Africa and then Houston, the dinner table was always a safe space to discuss politics, religion and whatever...
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