Latosha Guy among Cal State L.A.’s Distinguished Honorees
November 25, 2015
Educator Latosha Guy was among Cal State L.A.’s educators and community leaders being honored at their annual Distinguished Educators Award Dinner held Nov. 13 at the campus’ Golden Eagle Ballroom. ... read more »
Marian Wright Edelman honored with Inaugural James M. Lawson Humanitarian Award
November 25, 2015
The year was 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had just been assassinated and riots had broken out all over the country. Twenty-nine year old Marian Wright Edelman went into schools to talk to children to tell them not to loot and risk their future by getting arrested. ... read more »
Golfer Charles Sifford Inducted in PGA Hall of Fame
November 25, 2015
Legendary golf player Charles Sifford was one of seven golfers inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame 2015 class on November 12. Other inductees included Tommy Bolt, ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Responds to the Syrian Refugee Crisis as the Humanitarian Responsibility of the United States
November 25, 2015
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said they hold the safety of the United States as its number one priority, and take seriously the country’s humanitarian responsibility to vulnerable populations that are under attack and desperately fleeing severe violence and persecution. ... read more »
Los Angeles Business Leader to Become Next Foundation President
November 25, 2015
Renata Simril, a civic and business leader in Los Angeles, has been named the next president and chief executive officer of the LA84 foundation. LA84 benefits from the surplus funds from the 1984 Summer Olympics that took place in Los Angeles, ... read more »
Olden Polynice Gives Voice to Haitians and the Disabled
November 25, 2015
Former NBA player Olden Polynice overcame having a physical disability growing up and went on to play professional basketball for 17 years. Polynice has also become an Ambassador for the nation of Haiti and people living with disabilities. ... read more »
High School Athlete Gaines National Attention for Rugby
November 25, 2015
View Park Rugby player Nia Toliver has received the title High School Athlete of the Month by Sports Illustrated. Representatives from the US Marines and members of the men’s and women’s Rugby national team attended a special ceremony for Toliver at the campus of View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter High School on Friday, ... read more »
Trial Set for Ex-TSA Officer Suspected of Allowing Marijuana to Pass Through LAX Security
November 25, 2015
A former Transportation Security Administration officer faces trial in January for allegedly accepting bribes to allow checked bags filled with marijuana to be cleared through screening checkpoints at Los Angeles International Airport. Deondre Smith, 33, of South Los Angeles, pleaded not guilty on November 19 to charges contained in a two-count indictment alleging conspiracy to distribute marijuana and bribery of a public official, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. U.S. Magistrate Judge Alka Sagar granted Smith's release on $50,000 bail. ... read more »
Reward Offered in Case of Murdered Rapper
November 25, 2015
Authorities announced a $50,000 reward last week for information that helps solve the killing of a rapper known as ``Young B The Future,'' who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles. The crime occurred on Dec. 8, 2014, about 3:40 p.m. in the 300 block of East 118th Street. Brandon Fields, 26, was walking on the street near his home when he was shot. ... read more »
City Dismisses Case Against Freelance Journalist
November 25, 2015
With a trial date set for December 15, today representatives from Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office moved to dismiss misdemeanor criminal charges against freelance journalist Jasmyne Cannick. Cannick, 38, was charged with three counts of resisting a police officer resulting from being arrested on November 26, 2014 during what the Los Angeles Police Department referred to as the Ferguson protests. ... read more »
Leading the Way to Quality Healthcare Access: An Interview with the CEO of the New MLK Community Hospital
November 25, 2015
In July 2015, the new Martin Luther King Jr., Community Hospital opened its doors to much fanfare and to the delight of community members who unanimously agreed that it was well worth the wait. The Los Angeles Sentinel set down with the Chief Executive Officer of MLK, Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, to discuss quality care at the new MLK hospital. ... read more »
The YWCA Greater Los Angeles Host 14th Annual Rhapsody Gala Honors: BET’s Debra L. Lee, LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Toyota’s Tracey Underwood
November 24, 2015
On November 13, 2015, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA-GLA) hosted their 14th annual Rhapsody Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Rhapsody Gala, ... read more »
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