What we're about

Founded in December 2009 by Jamika Jermon, Young Blacks of LA celebrates the "young, gifted and black" of the LA Area with diverse weekly events (that won't break the bank). Experience local culture, networking, and substance with open-minded, educated professionals.

YBLA consists of people who want to make new friends, business connections, and are curious about the LA Area culture. Furthermore, our group welcomes people from all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, ages, and religions.

In our meetup, hospitality is the priority. Our organizers take time to introduce you to the group members upon arrival and to chat with everyone to create a fun experience.

If you would like to join YBLA, please read our RSVP policy first. We look forward to meeting you. Cheers!

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Upcoming events (5)

Farris Friday

Mr. Furley's

For the new folks, Farris is our organizer who has been teaching in China. He’s in LA for a bit so lets have a happy hour to welcome him back. Food is cheap here. You order at the bar. And their happy hour is until 9 pm. No food specials but it’s Buy 2 drinks get the 3rd free. Hope to see some of yawl there.

Soulnic ATP 2019

Hansen Dam Recreation Center

Get ready to eat, play and dance to the best deep house music around!! Wear your play shoes, cause we will be bringing that ATP double dutch action you all love! Bring your picnic set up and look for the ATP flag/banner to get your play on!! EAT, PLAY, TRAVEL....ATP


Santa Anita Park

CALLING ALL FOODIES!!! THE FIRST, THE ORIGINAL – LA FOOD FEST™ DOING VIP for an early start to beat the crowds (and some top vendors run out). But you can still come and catch up later. General admission starts at 3, may be there until 4 or 5. PAY ONCE – EAT & DRINK TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT! ONE TICKET PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING! YES. EVERYTHING! This is it! We’re bringing LA's largest and longest running tasting event to the grassy Santa Anita Park infield for one last time to celebrate ten years of supporting world class, award winning top chefs and restaurants, out of town headliners, your favorite street eats, and more – all in one place. Our vendors are hand picked to help you discover new favorites you won't find anywhere else. Sample signature bites from a curated selection of booths from hot restaurants and celebrity chefs to old school carts and stands plus craft beer gardens, craft cocktail bars, tequila tasting, wine tasting, the iced coffee lounge and everyone's favorite – our ice cream social. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-la-food-fest-tickets-57865321735?aff=eemailordconf&utm_campaign=order_confirm&utm_medium=email&ref=eemailordconf&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewevent https://www.lafoodfest.com/protips-faqs https://www.lafoodfest.com/the-lineup $99 VIP HOUR+ EARLY ENTRY – 2PM * Complimentary Parking * Early Admission at 2pm * Access to the VIP Lounge, Bar and Photo Booth * Signature Swag (first come, first served) * Only 900 early admission VIP HOUR+ tickets available! * Plus all of the below... $69 GENERAL ADMISSION – 3PM * Signature Sampling from a curated selection of Los Angeles, So Cal, Baja and Mexico City's best award winning chefs, restaurants, trucks, street carts and stands * Nuevo Gastropub ft Mexico's Top Chefs + Craft Micro Brews + Tequila Tasting * Grab a cold one from one of our craft beer booths * Keep going with caffeinated treats from the Iced Coffee Lounge * Chill with signature cocktails at one of our bars ft LA's top mixologists and top shelf brands * Sip a glass and play pétanque in the Obvious Wines Wine Garden * Find your inner foodie child at our Ice Cream Social featuring the city’s best frozen and sweet treats * Kick off your shoes, grab a picnic blanket and stretch out on the grass in the GA lounge * Strike a pose at one of our photo booths or get a shot with your favorite chef * Support your community, local economy and small biz owners * No charges on site – Everything included in one ticket price! THE "FINE PRINT" Tickets do not need to be printed. Tickets can be scanned from your smart phone. Pay Once – No extra charges for food, drink or adult beverages inside the event. The event is all ages and family friendly. Strollers welcome. There's even a playground! Children age 10 and under free with a paying adult. ID is required for a 21+wristband. Don’t forget yours! 21+ wristband required for all Craft Beer, Cocktail Bars, Tequila Tasting and Wine. Due to health regulations, only marked service dogs are allowed. Tickets are NOT refundable and cannot be exchanged. Discounts can NOT be applied after purchase. Tickets ARE transferrable and do not require a name change on the order. Limited tickets may be sold at the door if the event is not sold out. Attendance is strictly capped to ensure optimal attendee experience. Get your tickets online to guarantee admission. No readmission or “In-Outs”. No lawn chairs, coolers, containers (including boxes, tupperware, ziploc baggies, etc) or bota bags. Food and drink may not be taken outside of the event. For the pleasure of all attendees, please, no smoking or vaping. For the pleasure of all attendees, please limit yourself to one tasting per vendor. Participating vendors and sponsors are subject to change. Event is rain or shine. Please drink responsibly and plan for designated driver, Uber or Lyft if you plan to imbibe. Stretchy pants highly recommended.

Eat & Play In NOLA

Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel

October 11th - 14th Lets enjoy a 4 day 3 night ATP Field trip to New Orleans. We will enjoy an exclusive private culinary & cocktail tour that will include gumbo, a hurricane and beignets. We will also enjoy some live music and receive our mardi gras beads. Platinum members will also be treated to 1 comp gift bag with cookbook, spice pack and other little goodies. Our hotel is conveniently located 1 block away from Bourbon Street. It is time to Eat, Play and Travel to NOLA!! DM for the amazing pricing!

Past events (661)

Sunday Brunch: “Castaway” Burbank


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