Spikes, Lemon and Stringer, from left, enjoy a laugh after a meeting at the Avalon-Carver Community Center in South Los Angeles. The Businessmen have always congregated around South Park at 51st Street and Avalon Boulevard, where most of them grew up. They now have an office across the street from the park and have applied for nonprofit status with the IRS.
Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times
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