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Born in South LA

Born in South LA

100+ Remarkable African Americans Who Were Born, Raised, Lived or Died in South Los Angeles

Dr Randal Henry
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Born in South LA is a celebration of the lives and legacies of over 100 African Americans from South Los Angeles.

The book contains 16 distinct chapters, chronicling the remarkable achievements of African/Black Americans from Los Angeles in a range of fields including:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Dance
  • Education
  • Film & Television
  • Government
  • Health and Public Safety
  • Music
  • Science
  • Social Justice
  • Sports
  • Writing and more!


Be inspired by the incredible stories of these African Americans and learn how their contributions have impacted the growth and vibrancy of Los Angeles, California from its founding in 1781 to the present day. Get your copy of Born in South LA today!


Dr. Randal Henry, an expert on public health issues in LA's historically Pan-African/Black communities, is the Founding CEO of Community Intelligence, an afro-centric research and health policy consulting firm; and, the Executive Director of the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, a non-profit working to improve health and wellbeing in under-resourced communities.Over the course of his career, Dr. Henry encountered many people who were unaware of the contributions of African Americans to California history; the role of Afro-Latino's in the founding of Los Angeles; or, who knew nothing about African Americans from South LA except what they saw on TV or read in the newspaper. Born in South LA was written out of Dr. Henry's desire to help readers gain a deeper understanding of the genius and the potential of the people of South Los Angeles.Dr. Henry was born in South LA, earned his doctorate and master of public health from University of California Los Angeles and his BA in Political Science from Cal Poly Pomona. He resides in the Crenshaw District with his beloved wife Manal and their two children, Taj and Sadiq.


  • Publisher: Community Intelligence LLC
  • Publish Date: February 01, 2022
  • Pages: 196
  • Dimensions: 6.0 X 9.0 X 0.45 inches | 0.65 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Paperback
  • EAN/UPC: 9781736188811
  • BISAC Categories: Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - African American & Black - United States - State & Local - West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY) - African American
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