Actor Larenz Tate Advocates for Employment Opportunities for Men
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Actor Larenz Tate, seen with Buffalo Wild Wings franchise owner Karim Webb, is advocating for employment for urban men. (Image: Isidra Person-Lynn)

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.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.