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Tanya Ward On L.A Gang Culture and Healing For Black Communities

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Talking and hearing about gangs from the female perspective is often a dismissed topic. One of my favorite podcast episodes is with Tanya Ward, who is a South Central, L.A native and entrepreneur.

She is also a Black woman trying to figure out the best way to bring a social enterprise for the Black community to address some of our most prevalent issues–one of them being mass incarceration and re-entry.

Tanya wants to help those most affected by gang violence, to understand the root causes of the trauma and turmoil that engulfs many lives.

As much as Tanya is a resource to her community, she demands respect and attention–not only because of her mind, but because people know she is not one to play with and she uses this to her advantage. To get things done for the community and to bring peace and solace to her life.

Follow Her: @Powerful.as_A_Muthafucka

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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