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Leimert Park Thrives Despite The Pandemic

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Leimert Park, one of L.A.’s few majority black neighborhoods, is a rare pandemic success story.

Last summer, Black Lives Matter protests and a Juneteenth celebration brought thousands to the neighborhood. Coming up on a year later, people are still showing up to buy streetwear made by Black designers or to taste the national dish of Jamaica.

With COVID-19 restrictions easing and an upcoming L.A. Metro stop, there’s anticipation that Leimert will be a destination for more than just the Black community.


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