On Sept 1st, Black Angelenos premiered their first-ever issue and EXTRAEBONY.COM was able to contribute to their Art and Culture section. For those that don’t know, Black Angelenos is a digital magazine that highlights the voices of Black creatives who call Los Angeles home.
I wrote The Underground Museum: LA’s Best Kept Secret is Black-Owned. Check out an excerpt of my piece below and read the full thing here!
On Washington Blvd, with ample parking and a nondescript entrance, you could easily walk past The Underground Museum and not think twice. In fact, that’s exactly what I did when I took my first trip. Founded in 2012, The Underground Museum is a center for creativity and culture in its surrounding community. The minute you walk in, you’re met with the artsy safe space you never knew you needed.
I found The Underground Museum at a time when I was looking for a sense of community in Los Angeles. Living in Washington D.C. for 4 years and moving back to California after college, I realized I took the amount of black spaces in the District for granted. Los Angeles is so spread out that I had no clue where to begin. A friend of mine suggested The Underground Museum and I was immediately intrigued. When I walked in, I knew I found the space I had been looking for.
The artwork, docents, and the visitors were all reflections of me.