South Centrals’ African-American Taco Movement

In the first episode of her food travel series Ms. Info went to my birth place of South Central, Los Angeles to illustrate the cultural exchange between Black’s and Hispanic’s and the rise of young African-American entrepreneurs in the city.

Ms. Info is a respected and renowned music journalist who has worked for BET, The Source Magazine, XXL and Rolling Stone. She is definitely someone that I give props to for her journalist career and for her recent series.

She chose to highlight the culture and hustle of Los Angeles–not Hollywood but the hood. Anyone who gives voice to the marginalized and captures the beauty of the inner city I am definitely here for it.

This is that other side of South Central, Los Angeles that mainstream media forgets to mention–people just trying to make a living in communities that have been systematically disenfranchised.

“Welcome to Food Grails, a new First We Feast travel series hosted by Miss Info. As a music journalist, she’s travelled the world and seen the power of artists who rep for their hometown sound. Now, she wants to discover how foods define a city’s flavor—from Atlanta’s lemon-pepper wings, to NYC’s beef patties. These are America’s food grails. In episode 1, Miss Info meets a group of young, charismatic African-American entrepreneurs from Watts, South L.A, and Compton who are shaking up the taco scene, finding new meaning in L.A.’s iconic street food. Find out how upstarts like All Flavor No Grease and Taco Mell are making a name for themselves, and why rapper Casey Veggies says, “The food game turned into the rap game.”

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About slausongirl

Slauson Girl is a South Central native who has a love for journalism, history and all things Hip-Hop. She holds a B.A in Critical Race & Gender Theory & a Minor in Journalism. Follow Me on IG @Slausongirl

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  1. latino* not hispanic