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DIASPORA: A Holiday Event

  • Sip & Sonder 108 South Market Street Inglewood, CA, 90301 United States (map)

Whether you've been naughty or nice this year, make sure you get on the list for the most anticipated event this holiday season! 

On Wednesday, December 20th, join LABIC as we takeover Sip & Sonder for our second annual DIASPORA holiday event.  Started in 2016, this event highlights and celebrates organizations, companies, and individuals that contribute to the South Los Angeles DIASPORA:

Development. Innovation. Acceleration. Sustainability. Politics. Opportunity. Relationships. Action.

DIASPORA will feature two guest speakers on stock market trading, a special guest performance by singer songwriter Itanza Lawrence, music courtesy of dj.shErOck*, great drinks and food, and surprise giveaways!  You’ll also have a chance to fundraise for our host Sip & Sonder, a truly inspired and inspiring organization opening in Inglewood in early 2018!

Get your tickets now as this event is guaranteed to fill up fast!  $15 Presale Tickets are now available until December 13th.  $20 General Admission until December 20th.  More at the Door.  Tickets include one complimentary drink!


BREANNA HENDERSEN, an Inglewood native, is the founder of BCCI Group, LLC, which provides strategic management and finance investment options to small businesses and individuals in need of creative solutions.  BCCI Group's primary goal is to develop wealth cooperatively, while becoming a permanent resource for minorities in all areas of finance and investing.  Prior to BCCI Group, Breanna was an auditor for Deloitte and the Finance and Accounting Manager for Bisnow Media Corp. Breanna is a graduate of Norfolk State University, and holds a dual masters degree in Accounting and in Management.

IKE IKEME, a graduate of Utah Valley University with an MBA from the University of Utah, is a former senior executive at Fibernet Corporation and, banker at JPMorgan Chase, CFO at Morrell International, and professor of finance and economics at Salt Lake Community College and Utah Valley University.  Throughout Ike's career he has focused on business and entrepreneurial education as a means to advance underdeveloped and underrepresented communities.  Ike is currently completing his final year at UCI Law School and will be joining Kirkland & Ellis LLP as an attorney in 2018.

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HERITAGE LINK BRANDS--In 2005, Selena and Khary Cuffe founded Heritage Link Brands upon learning that South Africa had a $3 billion wine industry, yet less than 2% of the industry was owned by blacks, who make up over 85% of the country’s population. Today, Heritage Link Brands is the #1 producer, exporter, and importer of indigenous African wine in the world, serving a client base that includes the Smithsonian, Whole Foods Market, the World Bank, and United Airlines. At DIASPORA, Heritage Link Brands will be serving wines from Don Guerino winery in Serra Gaucha, Brazil.

GALA UNLIMITED--Gala Unlimited is a black-owned experiential marketing and staffing agency specializing in activations in the food, beverage, and sports industries.  DIASPORA will feature special holiday cocktails created by Gala Unlimited.

CHOCOLATE SUNDAES COMEDY SHOW--Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show is Hollywood's premier Sunday nightlife destination, held every Sunday at the Laugh Factory and showcasing a powerful mix of seasoned veterans as well as up-and-coming comedians.

FUSICOLOGY--Fusicology is a hub for progressive culture and lifestyle events, aggregating local and national event listings, relevant news, and music for the Soul Diaspora Community.

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