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Lexis-Olivier Ray

Lexis-Oliver Ray

Lexis-Olivier Ray is a freelance multimedia journalist and artist based in Los Angeles, focusing his lens and pen on social topics impacting the Southern California area including cannabis, police shootings and homelessness. In addition to being a regular contributor with L.A. TACO and Invisible People, Lexis-Olivier's work has appeared on Hyper Allergic, Leafly and Medium. 

Lexis-Oliver Ray
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In Every Era, Black Filmmakers of L.A. Struggle to Tell Their Stories

Filmmaking is not only a way to tell a story, but to preserve memory. In every era, Black filmmakers like Gregory Everett, Zeinabu irene Davis, Ava Duvernay and Issa Rae continue to use film as a medium to keep their stories alive.
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No Longer Overlooked: Gregory Everett's Impact on Black Los Angeles

From his west side party series to his community work in the Crenshaw District, Gregory Everett has always been motivated by the larger perspective, but his impact stayed relatively underground. Learn more about this pivotal person in the Black L.A. community.
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The Westside Dance Movement That Laid the Foundation for West Coast Hip-Hop

During the early 1980s, throwing parties was one of the most lucrative ways for people in the 'hood to make money. Learn more about Ultra Wave, a popular crew that animated the Westside of Los Angeles.
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