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Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with Los Angeles County in a month-long tribute to the trailblazers who have influenced our community and the world. Their enduring contributions and courage inspire us. Join us to explore, learn, and engage in recognizing the lasting impact of these pioneers. It’s a time for reflection, education, and advocacy, as we honor past achievements and work towards a more inclusive future.


During Black History Month, we celebrate Mark Dean, a tech pioneer born in 1957. He co-invented IBM’s first personal computer and the color PC monitor, revolutionizing the way we connect with the internet. Here in LA County, we honor Mark’s legacy and groundbreaking contributions by working to bridge the digital divide. Through LA County’s ‘Delete the Divide’ initiative, we’re working to get more technology and internet access into underserved communities. To learn more, visit deletethedivide.org


LA County celebrates the life and legacy of Alvin Ailey Jr. during  Black History Month! Ailey Jr. was an American dancer, director, choreographer, and activist. Ailey’s work fused theater, modern dance, ballet, and jazz with Black vernacular, spreading Black culture across the globe. His masterpiece ‘Revelations’ is iconic and you can catch a performance of it by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company when they visit the Music Center in March. For more information, visit musiccenter.org


During Black History Month, we pay tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1967, he advocated for a guaranteed income to help combat poverty. Today, LA County continues to honor his legacy and vision through Breathe: LA County’s Guaranteed Income Program. The pilot program is currently providing 1,000 residents with $1,000 each month for three years. To learn more about Breathe and the lives impacted by it, visit breathe.lacounty.gov

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