It began October 2006, as an estimated 35,000 people came out to historic Crenshaw Blvd. in one of the largest gatherings in the city. A tradition was started that day which will become a cornerstone event etched in the history of Los Angeles. This event capture the essence of the Black community and shares it with everyone. The concept was born after NNPA Chairman and Sentinel Executive Publisher, Danny Bakerwell Sr. met with Radio One founder Cathy Hughes, L.A. City Councillmen Bernard Parks and Herb Wesson and Councilwomen Jan Perry, Bakerwell's vision was realized as Taste of Soul, the answer to African American family fun and entertainment.