la's most influential black leaders

LA City Councilman Herb Wesson, Civil Rights Activist Najee Ali and La County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

*Friday night in Los Angeles, the Wave Publications hosted it’s Most Influential African American leadership VIP reception.

A who’s who of African American leadership  was on hand Friday night for the event at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park. Some of the high profile names included musical icon Stevie Wonder and NBA Hall of famer and business mogul Magic Johnson.

Special honorees of the night we’re L.A City council president Herb Wesson who was the recipient of the Mervyn Dymally award. L.A.County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was the recipient of the Vanguard award and civil rights activist Najee Ali was recipient of the Willis Edwards social justice award.  Event guests were treated with guest speakers that included reality television stars Omarosa and Bishop Clarence Mc Clendon of the contriversial new show “Preachers of LA.”

“The honorees we’re selected by a top panel of African American academics, artists civic leaders and organizations to ultimately select those leaders who were making the most impact in the City of Angels,” stated Wave publisher Pluria Marshall jr.

la's most influential black leaders

Activist Najee Ali, LA City Councilman Herb Wesson, US Rep. Karen Bass & LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas