Actor Larenz Tate and Buffalo Wild Wings franchise owner Karim Webb recently participated in a media roundtable luncheon hosted by the California Community Foundation (CCF) for its BLOOM program (Building a Lifetime of Opportunities and Options for Men) in Los Angeles. The actor has partnered with the restaurant entrepreneur to advocate for employment for urban males.
Along with volunteerism, Webb and his partner Ed Barnett support the BLOOM program by providing employment opportunities for the young men associated with the program. They also work to encourage other African-American business owners to get involved in the program.
BLOOM is centered in South Los Angeles and focused on creating educational and employment opportunities for Black male youth ages 14-18 who are or have been involved in the Los Angeles County Probation system.