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Beauty, Brains and Business
Written by Zon D’Amour, Sentinel Contributing Writer 24 July 2014
  Chick Fil-A team member Zach Butner, owner/operator Ashley Derby and manager Rey Ventura. Photos by Zon D'Amour Ashley Derby is the Owner and Operator of the Chick-Fil-A Restaurant in downtown Los ... read more >>
Dance Company CEO Breaks Glass
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 24 July 2014
Ke’Aira Roberson, founder of Krushal Kiddz Dance Company (KKDC) Courtesy Photo Local choreographer, Ke’Aira Roberson is inducted into professional organization for industry trailblazers Ke’Aira ... read more >>
Getting a Better Body in the Neighborhood
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 17 July 2014
Get the summer body you’ve always wanted with BHCP Workouts and the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and BHCP workouts are great ways to get in shape. Ok, so maybe ... read more >>
Your Summer List
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 17 July 2014
If you need some ideas of what to do with the family during the next couple of months, this list will present you with a few gems you can do this summer. Summertime and can sometimes sizzle out with nothing ... read more >>
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas asks for Patience During Century Crunch
Written by Courtesy of Metro 17 July 2014
The overpass bridge needs to be replaced for construction of a new state-of-the-art light-rail station for the Crenshaw/LAX Line Metro has released a Public Service Announcement featuring Los Angeles ... read more >>
An Expo Adventure
Written by Princess Manasseh, Nicole Williams & Brian W. Carter, Staff Writers 03 July 2014
The Expo Line connects the Westside by rail to Downtown LA, Hollywood, the South Bay, Long Beach, Pasadena and dozens of points in between. Photo by Brian W. Carter Three Sentinel staffers find out ... read more >>
Local Graduates Are Doin’ It
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 June 2014
Angela Francis has received multiple awards and accolades in photography and is looking forward to becoming a photojournalist. (From left to right): L.A. City Councilman Curren Price, Elona Williams ... read more >>
Relay For Life Baldwin Hills Uplifts and Unites
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 June 2014
 (Left-to-Right): Relay For Life Baldwin Hills co-chairs, Madeline Wilson and Troy Green Families, friends and survivors came out to show their support and walk the course Exercise routine got ... read more >>
Saturday Summer Concert Series Comes to Crenshaw
Written by Princess Manasseh, Sentinel Staff Writer 12 June 2014
Songstress, Marsha Ambrosius headlined at "The Road to the BET Experience Concert" Saturday, June 7 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Photo by Chris Iwuoma BET partners with Baldwin Hills Crenshaw ... read more >>
Relay For Life Baldwin Hills
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 June 2014
“The goal of the event is to make an impact on your family, yourself and your community,” says co-chair Madeline Wilson. Courtesy Photo The 24-hour cancer awareness event is back to promote education, ... read more >>
Green Forest Car Wash Now Open In Florence
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 June 2014
(From Left-to-Right): Green Forest Car Wash creators and owners,Thomas Ennis, Patricia Knott and customer service operator, Earl Hollinshed. Despite colleagues' concerns about the surrounding area, Ennis ... read more >>
Helping Connect The Dots
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 02 June 2014
Michael McGrew, founder and executive director of I.A.M: Inspiration Amongst Manifestation Project For Literacy Courtesy Photo The I.A.M Project For Literacy is creating a bridge towards success for ... read more >>
Victoria’s Secrets Coming To Baldwin Hills Crenshaw
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 May 2014
Victoria’s Secret will join a growing list of women’s apparel and beauty retailers at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, which currently includes Macy’s, Forever 21, Claire’s and Lane Bryant. The ... read more >>
New York Stock Exchange Endorses Students From Executive Preparatory Academy Of Finance
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 May 2014
Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance makes history with New York Stock Exchange.  Courtesy Photo Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance will held its first “Shark Tank” style competition ... read more >>
Crenshaw Boulevard Construction to Begin this Weekend
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2014
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will host a live chat on Tuesday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to discuss upcoming construction on the Crenshaw/LAX light rail ... read more >>
Board of public works lays ground work for restoration of Crenshaw Blvd following removal of trees
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2014
Back in 2012, trees were cut down to make way for the Endeavour on its route to the California Science Center. This could be the case along the Crenshaw Corridor for the coming construction of the Cren/LAX ... read more >>
New Federal Grant Will Prepare Graduates For High-Demand Careers
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 April 2014
Thanks to the recent $7 million grant, students will benefit from specialized instruction in certain fields, through work experience, internships and mentoring. Courtesy Photo Encourages Pathways ... read more >>
CATCH program: Helping to fight childhood obesity
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 17 April 2014
Nat Hutton, program coordinator of Pacific Oasis teaches kids about fiber during one of the CATCH program’s health lessons. (courtesy photo) The program engages adults and youth in adopting healthier ... read more >>
Garden Opened For Community
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 10 April 2014
  CRENSHAW STUDENTS IN THE GARDEN: (From L-T-R): Tyne White, 10th grade, Shyla Redding, 11th grade, Cyra Jones, 11th grade & Quran Thomas, 11th grade hold the fruits of hard work and dedication. The ... read more >>
Leimert Takes Steps Toward Re-Branding with Pop-Up Plaza and More
Written by Sahra Sulaiman, LA Streetsblog 03 April 2014
THE RE-BRANDING/MARKETING PANEL: Leimert Design Charrette featuring Armen Ross, president, Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce, Jan Perry, general manager, EDD, and Darrell Brown senior vice president Consumer ... read more >>
L.A. Office Furniture Owner, an L.A. Fixture for 60 Years
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 27 March 2014
Bertina Green, Walsh Shea community/vendor relations coordinator and a client of LAOF’s Frank Denkins (shown on left) courtesy photo Seventy-nine year old Frank Denkins, owner of L.A. Office Furniture ... read more >>
Positive Preliminary Results For Sickle Cell Treatment At Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 March 2014
Emmaus Life Sciences announces positive top-line results of its phase 3 clinical trial for sickle cell disease Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. (the "Company," or "Emmaus"), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated ... read more >>
Family-to-Family Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 March 2014
It’s a 12-week course designed to help families of persons with mental illnesses. The Urban Los Angeles affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (or NAMI) will be sponsoring its Family-to-Family ... read more >>
Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 March 2014
Morgan State University, back-to-back national champions, look to three-peat at the 2014 25th anniversary Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Top students from 48 of the nation's Historically Black Colleges ... read more >>
Diamonds in the Raw Sponsored Workshop
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 13 March 2014
The free workshop is designed to empower young women to be successful, productive and highlight their inner beauty. Photo courtesy of Diamonds in the Raw Free workshop for teen girls 12-18 designed ... read more >>
Woman’s History Month Profile: Elona Williams
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 March 2014
Elona Williams on Rugby: “It’s full of passion and heart. You have to be really dedicated to play.” The international trip included a tour from Beijing to Shanghai to Hong Kong. Williams is ... read more >>
New Blended Learning Model at ICEF Holds No One Back, Leaves No One Behind
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 05 March 2014
First graders at Lou Dantzler complete lessons on laptops as part of Inner City Education Foundation’s  new blended learning model . A Frederick Douglass middle school student works on his math ... read more >>
Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival Draws Thousands
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 20 February 2014
The Pan African Film and Arts Festival brought in more than 35,000 people from around the world to view films and showcases on display throughout the mall. Photo by Brian W. Carter Baldwin Hills Crenshaw ... read more >>
Metro to Hold First Crenshaw/LAX Construction Update Meeting
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will host the first construction update meeting of 2014 on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, to provide the community with the latest information about the Crenshaw/LAX ... read more >>
Macy’s BHCP Celebrates Black History Month
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 13 February 2014
  (From Left-to-Right): Macy’s Caprice Willard, journalist and style expert, Constance White and supermodel icon, Beverly Johnson at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza’s Eras of Black Style event for ... read more >>
NAACP Image Award Nominee and Detroit Native hosts Premiere Screening of Upcoming Pilot
Written by Sentinel News Wire 13 February 2014
Electric Roots first episode will make its debut at the 22nd Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival. “Electric Roots” to debut at the 2014 Pan African Film & Arts Festival Electric Roots ... read more >>
The 22nd Annual Pan African Film Festival Celebrates Opening Night
Written by Maleena Lawrence, Sentinel Contributing Writer 13 February 2014
Charles Dutton received PAFF Lifetime Achievement Award (File Photo) PAFF opening night film “Of Good Report,” a South African film directed by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka (Courtesy Photo) REVIEW The ... read more >>
CicLAvia Coming to Leimert this Year
Written by City News Service 06 February 2014
Little girl on Wilshire Blvd. at CicLAvia 2013. CicLAvia, the organization that clears Los Angeles roads to make way for bicyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorized travelers, announced its roster ... read more >>
Free Arts “Tune-Up” Workshop For Individual Artists
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Arts organizations to take place on Feburary 22 in Leimert Park   Arts Tune-Up is a FREE one-day event, Saturday, Feburary 22 from 10am-1pm, offering expert advice, consultation and information to individual ... read more >>
Enrichment Counseling Center is back
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Certified course helps parents improve  skills is back Dr. Beverly “BAM” Crawford’s Enrichment Counseling Center (ECC) presents “Making Parenting a Pleasure (MPAP),” a free interactive 13 ... read more >>
National Black AIDS Awareness Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Black AIDS Institute sponsors series of events to commemorate National Black AIDS Awareness Day Friday, February 7th, is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It's an opportunity for the nation ... read more >>
County Officials Dedicate Expanded Emergency/Trauma
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2014
Surgery Building Serving Southbay Region Los Angeles County officials today joined hospital employees, former patients, community residents, and health care advocates for a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating ... read more >>
7’Eleven Celebrates Grand Opening
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 30 January 2014
7’Eleven staff, representatives of local officials, businesses and the community came out to celebrate the grand opening of 7’Eleven on Slauson Blvd. Photo by Brian W. Carter The new Slauson location ... read more >>
Annual Community Fruit Tree Giveaway Festival
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 January 2014
Serving the communities of Lennox, Inglewood, and South Los Angeles, this event it free and open to the public with 800 participating families anticipated The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) ... read more >>
Martin Luther King Jr. Kingdom Day Parade
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 23 January 2014
 From marching bands to bicycle clubs and everything in between, everybody comes out to celebrate the dream. Steppin’ for the crowd Shake a tail feather Culture at its best Marching towards ... read more >>
Local school gearing up for Martin Luther King Jr. parade
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 January 2014
Transfiguration School will be participating in the parade this year. Transfiguration School, a pre-K-through-8 Catholic elementary school located in Leimert Park, is set to participate in the Martin ... read more >>
A Tax Preparer who Cares
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 16 January 2014
Taylor Mayfield stands outside Tax Ease Plus ready to get everyone’s taxes on the right track. Photo By Brian W. Carter Taylor Mayfield wants to help the community this tax season. There are a ... read more >>
Athens Food 4 Less Welcomes Shoppers to Relocated Store
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 January 2014
New Food 4 Less will create approximately 75 new jobs and features a one-stop shopping convenience with new Fuel Center and expanded departments including a fresh bakery, deli, and fresh produce, meat ... read more >>
Annual Community Day Again Offers Support to Residents of LA
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 January 2014
Bishop Edward Turner and his wife, Carolyn Turner, have been helping members of their community for over twenty years. For twenty-three years, Bishop Edward Turner has opened his church and his heart ... read more >>
An Artist Among Us…
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 08 January 2014
Artist and sculptor, Timothy Washington One of the many works Washington has sculpted over the years. Timothy Washington is a South L.A. gem, who has paved a way for future artists. There are few ... read more >>
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…on Crenshaw!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 December 2013
Santa Claus is at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza! Remember Santa knows if you’ve been naughty or nice! Neighborhoods in and around the Crenshaw area are getting into the spirit and showing out ... read more >>
Toy Drive Makes Sure It’s a Merry Christmas For Local Families
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 December 2013
Buffalo Wild Wings, Los Angeles Police Department Operations- South Bureau Southwest Area (with cadets), Shields for Families and the Tom Bradley Family Source Center holds a toy and can good drive for ... read more >>
Historic Arts Organization in Leimert Park Holds Kwanzaa Festival
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 December 2013
The World Stage Performance Gallery celebrates culture and community this holiday season with a Kwanzaa Jazz Festival Thursday, December 26th through Monday, December 30th, 2013. The festival will feature ... read more >>
South Central Los Angeles Regional Center Prevails
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 December 2013
Historic Murals Will Stay in Community The long-standing legal dispute over the ownership of two murals depicting the contributions of African Americans to the history of California has been settled. ... read more >>
A Nelson Mandela Tribute
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 December 2013
Though physically imprisoned for over 27 years, Nelson Mandela’s spirit always remained free. Photo by Louise Gubb/Corbis Local residents and business owners reflect on the life of Nelson Mandela Words ... read more >>
Star Painter Shines Light on Community Hidden Treasure
Written by Princess Manasseh, Sentinel Contributing Writer 12 December 2013
Artist Emmy Lu stands in front of a few of his pieces on display at MAAA.  The exhibit featuring his art "Eclectic Journey" will be on display through February 28, 2014. Photo by Robert Torrance    Vibrant ... read more >>
Hair Architects… Building A Better You!
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Staff Writer 05 December 2013
Owner, Mark Graham says about Hair Architects: "We provide a service that helps people feel good throughout their life's journey."   Hair Architect manager, Ron Graves with Haji Amir Ali (seated), ... read more >>
Morningside HS Track Team All Comers’ Track Meet
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 December 2013
Are you the next track and field star? Do you look at athletes like Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt and think, ‘I can beat them.’ Do you eat, sleep and live running the hurdles? Can you ... read more >>
CAAM Brought On The Holidays And Healthcare During Target Sundays At CAAM’s Kwanzaa Celebration
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 December 2013
Target Sundays at the California African American Museum (CAAM) ushers in the holiday season with its annual Kwanzaa celebration, which took place on Sunday, December 1, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., this ... read more >>
Putting ‘Thanks’giving In The Community
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 28 November 2013
  Multiple organizations make sure the community has a Thanksgiving every year. Every year, there are needy families across the nation that can’t afford Thanksgiving. In the Crenshaw district and ... read more >>
4th Annual South Los Angeles Health & Human Rights Convening To Be Held In Celebration of International Human Rights Day
Written by Sentinel New Service 28 November 2013
Coalition to make announcement on major funding initiative addressing health disparities through wellness trust in Los Angeles  On Tuesday, December 10, hundreds of policymakers, community leaders, union ... read more >>
Margo Batie in action on the rugby field.
Written by Jessica Fujimori, MIT News correspondent 28 November 2013
MIT senior, Margo Batie Photo by ALLEGRA BOVERMA MIT senior Margo Batie plays hard on the rugby field and works hard in the physics lab. Studying both physics and nuclear science and engineering at ... read more >>
Recycling Black Dollars Honors Elite
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 21 November 2013
(From Left-To-Right): Recycling Black Dollars 25th Annual Positive Side Awards Honorees: Paul C. Hudson, President/CEO, Ret. of Broadway Federal Bank, Tunua Thrash, Executive Director of West Los Angeles ... read more >>
Early Christmas For Community Kids
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 November 2013
3rd Annual Holiday Junior Tennis Clinic & Celebration Saturday, November 30th at Harvard Recreation Center  The 3rd Annual Holiday Kids Tennis Day, benefiting the Pete Brown Scholarship Fund and ... read more >>
Guardians of Love Foster Family Agency Recruits Resource Parents For Foster Youth
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 November 2013
Guardians of Love Foster Family Agency (FFA) is committed to providing services to children in need of foster family home placement. Since 1997, Guardians of Love, FFA has served Los Angeles, San Bernardino, ... read more >>
African American Indie Films At CAAM
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 15 November 2013
(Left-to-Right) Actors Darien Sills-Evans and Dorrian Missick attended CAAM screening of independent film, Big Words. photo by Brian W. Carter (Left-To-Right) Actress and model, Yaya Alafia and ... read more >>
Enrichment Counseling Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 November 2013
  Helping the community to become better parents Enrichment Counseling Center (ECC) presents “Making Parenting a Pleasure (MPAP),” a FREE interactive 13 week workshop that focuses on helping parents/caregivers ... read more >>
Shyan Selah Vists South L.A.
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 November 2013
Shyan Selah Musical artist, Shyan Selah will be returning to the Los Angeles area launching a unique community outreach tour via Starbucks the week of November 19. This is an unprecedented and unique ... read more >>
Support Black Businesses This Holiday Season
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 November 2013
The 4th Annual Small Business Saturday (SBS) on Nov. 30., which will be falling on the Saturday between "Black Friday" and  "Cyber Monday,”  serves as the official kickoff for the holiday shopping ... read more >>
R.S. Cooper & Associates
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 07 November 2013
    Contest winner, Surdalyer Brown with relative (left), pose with their brand new flat screen television along with Ron Cooper (right) of R.S. Cooper & Associates. Photo By Brian W. Carter The ... read more >>
Shop Around in Your Own Neighborhood at New Style Web
Written by Shonassee Shaver, Sentinel Contributing Writer 07 November 2013
Kerry Mewsome, owner of clothing boutique New Style Web is making sure fashion lives in the community. New Style Web clothing boutique offers the styles you’ll find in popular shopping malls and ... read more >>
PEARLS Academy: Helping girls to set goals, follow their dreams
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 07 November 2013
Rosa Johnson (middle in pink with necklace) started Pearls Academy to empower youth to seize their dreams and goals. Photo courtesy of Rosa Johnson Rosa Johnson established Preparing Early and Refining ... read more >>
Community Program Suffered During Shutdown
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 31 October 2013
“When the rest of the world bleeds, our communities hemorrhage,” said Loretta Jones about the recent government shutdown. “We do not have the kinds of resources other communities have.” The ... read more >>
“Crenshaw” Mixtape Makes History Rapper Nipsey Hussle Releases $100 Album
Written by Princess Manasseh, Sentinel Contributing Writer 31 October 2013
Hussle poses with his first $100 album sold Photo courtesy of Instagram niphussel   LEGENDARY SUPPORT: Jay Z spent $10,000 on 100 copies of the album and posted the picture to his website Photo ... read more >>
Union Bank, AHA Partner Up for Health Expo
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 31 October 2013
Union Bank and the American Heart Association health and wellness expo will provide information on healthcare and finance to the community. For the first time on Crenshaw Blvd. volunteers from Union ... read more >>
Taste of Soul Kicks off With VIP Reception
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 25 October 2013
  Metro CEO, Art Leahy along with Commissioner Jackie Dupont Walker give the thumbs up for this year's Taste of Soul. Event sponsors, Robert McNeill and Keith Wyatt welcome the Ivie McNeill & ... read more >>
Taste of Soul: Crenshaw’s Family Festival
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 17 October 2013
  Captions: Taste of Soul is one of the largest family festivals in Los Angeles and it’s right here on Crenshaw!   Once again, it’s that time of year when everybody comes out to have a good time. The ... read more >>
Glory Foods… Doing it Again at the Taste of Soul
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 17 October 2013
  Cashimier Smith on Glory Foods, “My job, I enjoy it, I enjoy talking to people, I love hearing the stories...” “I do a lot of events and I’ll tell you, there is nothing like this,” said ... read more >>
TOS Vendor: Get Your 'Grubon'
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 17 October 2013
  People will have a chance to get their grub on with this vendor for the first time at Taste of Soul. Taste of Soul (TOS) is never short on good food and has something for everybody. If you’re ... read more >>
Paulara Hawkins, Uniting the Community and Living Her Dream
Written by Ed Rice III, Sentinel Contributing Writer 17 October 2013
  Paulara Hawkins shares her aspirations: “I just want one of my creations to be the launching pad for another one of my creations, then another. I want to build my own empire. I want to become the ... read more >>
The Stars Come To Crenshaw
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 10 October 2013
One of many hopeful groups performed at the StarQuest Singing Competition Friday, Oct. 4 and 5. Photo By Brian W. Carter Talent takes to the stage at StarQuest 2013 If you were in the Baldwin Hills ... read more >>
Metro Urges Public to Pledge Sharing the Ride for a Chance to Win Prizes during California Rideshare Week
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 October 2013
“Ridesharing can help save money on gas and lessen the stress of the daily commute. And there's no better time to share the ride than during California Rideshare Week, ending on October 11,” says ... read more >>
Barbara Clark is Latest Performer in ‘Storytelling’ Series at IMA
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 10 October 2013
Institute of Musical Arts  “We think of what we do as ‘edutainment,’” explained Dawn Clark-Johnson, executive director Institute of Musical Arts in Los Angeles. The Institute, said Clark-Johnson, ... read more >>
Eastern Ridgeline Trail
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 October 2013
Eastern Ridgeline trail is a welcomed addition to the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation area and gives visitors more opportunities to get fit, spend time with family and enjoy a scenic view.  The new ... read more >>
Medicare Made Clear
Written by Jennifer Bihm 08 October 2013
“We opened the store because we saw a need here for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers,” explained Southern California United Health Care Regional Sales Director Sandy D’Elia on why United ... read more >>
New Dodgers Dreamfields at Rancho Cienega Recreation Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 October 2013
The two new Dodgers Dreamfields at Rancho Cienega Recreation Center in Los Angeles make 30 completed Dodgers Dreamfields.  "The Los Angeles Dodgers and our local communities are very important teammates," ... read more >>
Kina’s Burgers: Their Philosophy is Fresh
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 03 October 2013
The Chandler Burger “As you know in fast food, everything is prefab and here, everything is from scratch, so it’s a healthier alternative to fast food restaurants,” said Peter Pryor owner of Melachia’s ... read more >>
Back-To-School With Historymakers’ T’Keyah Crystal Keymah & Sylvester Monroe
Written by Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer 02 October 2013
  (from Left-To-Right): Historymakers’ ambassadors: director, writer, producer and performer T’Keyah Crystal Keymah & print journalist and author, Sylvester Monroe, visit Dorsey High School ... read more >>
CA Ticket Masters offering Discounts at TOS
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 26 September 2013
Jasir Franklin, owner of California Ticket Masters a ticket clinic on Crenshaw, said his philosophy is this: “Educating yourself (when it comes to fighting tickets is the best self defense)” Franklin ... read more >>
Yoga in the Hood
Written by Eva Allen, Sentinel Contributing Writer 26 September 2013
  Green Tree Yoga Meditation Foundation is located on Western Ave. and hoping to make a change in the community Yoga has been found to be an excellent source for body toning, weight loss and overall ... read more >>
New Eastern Ridgeline Trail
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 September 2013
Back in 2011, positive changes began in Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area when community members, representatives from the Baldwin Hills Conservancy and County Department of Parks and Recreation had ... read more >>
Crenshaw United Methodist Church
Written by Sentinel News Wire 26 September 2013
Hosts Sacred Jazz Concert Rev. Dr. Derrick-Lewis Noble, senior pastor of Crenshaw United Methodist Church (CUMC) is inviting the public to join CUMC at a Sacred Jazz Concert featuring celebrated jazz ... read more >>
65 Youth Join In The New Musical Set To The Music Of Kirk Franklin
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 September 2013
  CBG Arts & SWESH Entertainment in association with Kirk Franklin & 102.3 Radio Free KJLH is proud to announce their new original musical stage play, “Why We Sing.” The production will ... read more >>
E-WASTE COLLECTION AT WLAC
Written by Sentinel News Wire 12 September 2013
  The community is invited to drop off their old and non‐functional cell phones, televisions, computers, calculators, digital clocks, and other electronic devices at the e‐waste recycling truck ... read more >>
‘Happy Hair’ rules at Gina’s of Beverly Hills
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Crenshaw & Around Editor 12 September 2013
  Regina Wilson smiles her 'greeting smile' that customers would see, upon entering Gina's  of Beverly Hills Local salon still styling after seven years in the Crenshaw Square Plaza Gina’s of ... read more >>
Mothers in Action provide needed Services to Students
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Crenshaw & Around Editor troy@lasentinel.net 29 August 2013
Back to School Event Grants Supplies, Medical Services A bright sun surrounded by a blue sky rested above the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as parents and their school aged children filled the exterior ... read more >>
Postcards Blends Flavor
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Crenshaw & Around Editor 15 August 2013
  Postcards Food Truck sits on Crenshaw selling healthy blends of soul food and South American cuisine. Photo By Troy Tieuel Food trucks come and go, but great taste resonates in oneís memory forever.  ... read more >>
Ramsey Lewis Rocks BHCP Live!
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Crenshaw & Around Editor 15 August 2013
   Shawn Amose performs in front of the Rave Theaters Ramsey Lewis jams with his band on the piano during the BHCP Live! Photos by Troy Tieuel High quality stage and top notch talent turn the ... read more >>
Centre of Renewal
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 15 August 2013
Reverend Lelia M. Harris is founder of the Centre of Renewal and wants the community to know she’s here to share her spiritual knowledge with it. Photo By Brian W. Carter Helping To Enlighten & ... read more >>
DJ JiJi Sweet at Taste of Soul
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 15 August 2013
  DJ JiJi Sweet For a third year DJ JiJi Sweet is looking forward to showing off her skills on Crenshaw Blvd. at this year’s Taste of Soul. “We’re going to be highlighting independent and local ... read more >>
Campus Beautification at ICEF
Written by Staff & Wire Report 03 August 2013
 “It was a great day,” said Inner City Education Foundation CEO Parker Hudnut, who took part in a campus beautification day at View Park middle and high school on Crenshaw Thursday July 25. About ... read more >>
Coqobon: An Unconventional Taste of Soul Vendor
Written by Chelsea Battle, Contributing Writer 03 August 2013
Bourbon Roast is on the menu at Coqobon, a creole cuisine catering company, which sponsors at risk teenage girls. The creole style catering company uses its funds to help at risk girls.  Many Taste ... read more >>
CLC Board Holds Quarterly Meeting at City of Hope
Written by Troy, Crenshaw & Around Editor 02 August 2013
After early allegations of non-compliance from the MTA's contractor, backed up by the facts from the CLC's own documents, by  Crenshaw resident and executive director of the Crenshaw Subway Coalition, ... read more >>
St. John’s Health Center Increases Access to Healthy, Affordable Food Options
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 July 2013
  On June 3, Community Services Unlimited re-launched their weekly produce stand at St. John’s Well Child and Family Center’s S. Mark Taper Foundation Health Center located at 808 W. 58th Street ... read more >>
3rd Annual Urban Youth Technology Fair 2013
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 July 2013
  3nd Annual Urban Youth Technology Fair 2013 Los Angeles, CA April 2013- C3 Foundation, Roll Bounce Car Show and Pressline Entertainment will host the "Invention to Innovation, See Yourself-See the ... read more >>
And The Supermarket Shutdown Continues…
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 18 July 2013
  Joanne Kim, Chief Operating Officer of the Community Coalition stated the community had “been identifying issues with this particular Ralphs, that they wanted to meet with Ralphs to fix when this ... read more >>
Crenshaw Subway Coalition
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 18 July 2013
    Damien Goodmon, Executive Director of the Crenshaw Subway Coalition, Dale Stieber, CSC member and Tori Bailey Community Liaison and CSC member at the announcement of the Crenshaw/LAX Leimert ... read more >>
ICEF students received up to $1 million in scholarships
Written by Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer jennifer@lasentinel.net 21 June 2013
LUTHER WATERS, DIRECTOR OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS High School, pinning a student. South L.A. Scholars Headed for Big Things The Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF), which houses charter schools on and ... read more >>
New Music School Opens In Ladera Heights
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 June 2013
  “The Ladera Music Academy opened its doors in April 2013 at 4912 W Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90056 and is already creating a buzz,” said an academy spokesperson. “Every week, the academy ... read more >>
Shoe Stop Thrift Store
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 June 2013
  Shoe Stop Thrift Store owners Evelyn Brinson and Shonese Love started their store on faith. This store aims to do much more than sell affordable merchandise but to make difference. Through SSTS, ... read more >>
VIDEO: Crenshaw High School wins Best High School Hoodie Award!!
Written by LA Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 05 June 2013
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Playboy Jazz Coming to Baldwin Hills
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 May 2013
  Playboy Jazz Festival presents 1+ One Featuring Patrice Rushen and Ndugu Chancler in free Baldwin Hills Concert “Let the good times roll… and head over to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw,” said event ... read more >>
South LA Kids Garden Dedication Event
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2013
  West Athens Garden will provide the surrounding communities with better choices in food and provide better access for local families. West Athens Garden to provide food-growing beds for children ... read more >>
ICEF programs moves youth forward
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 22 May 2013
  Frederick Douglass high school senior-Hairspray lead, Chloe Vaughn; Lou Dantzler MS Cheyenne Hill; FDHS Kierstyn Elkins   ICEF elementary dance students and ARISE choreography Students of the ... read more >>
Ralphs On Crenshaw Closes
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 22 May 2013
  Ralphs on Crenshaw closes with 25% off sale and residents who are sad to say goodbye to one of the community’s longest standing super markets. Ralphs officially says goodbye to Crenshaw with ... read more >>
NHS Cleans Up Crenshaw
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 May 2013
  Local organization takes pride in community On Saturday, May 4 the Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) teamed up with the 3rd Avenue Block Club, Park Mesa Heights Community Council ... read more >>
'Feeling Good' Play a Hit
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer 17 May 2013
  Two decades of Wisdom: Germain Edwards' 'Uncle Charley' gives protagonist and hip hop star 'Taylor,' played by Julian Smith, words of advice in the form of a music inspired story that bridges past ... read more >>
Mee-Ma’s Louisiana Gumbo
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 17 May 2013
  Captions: ‘Mee-Ma’ AKA Carole Foster (center) stands flanked with her crew AKA family and friends including: (left-to-right): Martina Gladney, business partner, Suzette Adams, sister, Destiny ... read more >>
AC Home Health Agency
Written by jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 16 May 2013
  CEO Ameila Campbell Amponsem and husband Steven Amponsem of AC Home Health Agency stand in front of their location in the Crenshaw Square on Crenshaw in between 39th Street and Coliseum Blvd Photo ... read more >>
A Mother For Justice
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 16 May 2013
  Linda Jay, activist and author of her book, “I Was There." As a mother, Jay’s message is simple: “I want my message out to other mothers to have faith, pray and believe—don't settle for ... read more >>
Jendayi Collection
Written by Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer 01 May 2013
  The Nnergy Two Toned Ankh Angel combines Egyptian and Ghanaian symbols The Nubian Ankh Angel With Gye Nyame Center is a culmination cultural, spiritual and symbolic principles Photos By Brian ... read more >>
Verdict On Leimert Park Station Expected In May
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2013
  The long-awaited decision on whether a train station for LeimertPark will be included in the new Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line could be announced as early as May 3.  The bids for the Crenshaw-to-LAX ... read more >>
Minister Muhammad, Community Rides For Peace
Written by Charlene Muhammad, Sentinel Contributing Writer 01 May 2013
  UpFest Welcomes Bikers and Community: Minister Tony Muhammad joins with Christian Biker Pastor Claude Powell and other motorcycle organizations to gather for the monthly ride for peace. "Today, Leimert ... read more >>
Martial Arts in Leimert
Written by troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer 26 April 2013
Parents and friends watch as referee and coordinator D. Jones of Academy of Martial Arts calls out a point in the teen grappling match at the 'Martial Arts Championship' held in the court yard behind ... read more >>
Michael Colyar at Mavericks Flat
Written by Sentinel Staff News 26 April 2013
  Be sure to catch comedian Michael Colyar at Maverick’s Flat Monday Night Extravaganza. Colyar reached notoriety as “The King of Venice Beach.” The funnyman, known for his bold standup routines, ... read more >>
L.A. Southwest College Revives its Summer Session
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 April 2013
  Los Angeles Southwest College LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2013 – Students in South Los Angeles and the region will have access to summer session closer to home at Los Angeles Southwest College this ... read more >>
LaRita Shelby: The Brand Besides the Brand
Written by troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer 26 April 2013
  Back in the day, Shelby worked as a teen Disc Jockey at W-DIA in Memphis, Tennessee From On Air personality to Marketing Strategist, it pays to be versatile in Hollywood! If you walk down Crenshaw ... read more >>
Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise Owners Help Victims of Boston Bombing
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 April 2013
  Owner, Karim Webb stands in front of Buffalo Wild Wings in Crenshaw District Owners Announce $1 Donation for Every Dessert Buffalo Wild Wings franchise owners Karim Webb and Edward Barnett have ... read more >>
Bombay Eyebrow Bar
Written by jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 19 April 2013
    The eastern hair-plucking method is gaining customers The little booth just outside Macy’s in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza is usually crowded, packed with ladies trying to get the perfect ... read more >>
Black Community Shows Up For Greuel
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer 19 April 2013
  Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomasand others show support for their chosen mayoral hopeful as she speaks about her plans to move the city forward, if elected. Wendy Greuel's Fundraiser at Post & ... read more >>
CRENSHAW
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 April 2013
  It’s concrete, Living and breathing, Speaking rhythms, And shouting words, A street that beats, To the drop-pop, Of Hyrdualic funk, That pumps the soul,  Mixed with flavors,  Running forever, Stained ... read more >>
Wellness & Awareness Center
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 April 2013
  Metta World Peace spoke to an auditorium full of Washington Preparatory High School students about school, goals and mental health. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas also addressed Washington Preparatory ... read more >>
Jazzin' At The Prep
Written by troy Tieuel, Sentinel Contributing Writer 12 April 2013
The Washington Prep. Magnet Arts Program Delivers Jazzin At the Prep, an event held at LAUSD’s Washington Preparatory High School, and hosted by Washington’s retiring Magnet Arts coordinator Stan Jackson. Opening ... read more >>
The White Hall Arts Academy
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Contributing Writer 06 April 2013
  Tanisha Hall and Sergeant First Class Xavier Swenson play ‘The Ski Lift’ during beginning piano lessons. Teaching Children and Adults Techniques that lead to Success in the Arts. It is said ... read more >>
Doug E. Fresh, Pullum Students Rock Aspire Event
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer 05 April 2013
    Rapper Doug E. Fresh stands center stage as he beat-boxes his classic hit, “The Show” as Congresswoman Maxine Waters (right) along with the others enjoy the event. On Thursday, March 28, ... read more >>
Crenshaw Students Making History
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 April 2013
  From left:  Daphne Bradford (Mother Of Many Team Sponsor), Ramon Corley (Crenshaw Principal) Domonic Wilks (Crenshaw Digital Media & Gaming Team member), Kevin Rivera (Crenshaw Digital Media ... read more >>
Woman’s Month: Dorsey Alumni Cheerleaders
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 29 March 2013
  In 2010, the Dorsey Alumni Cheerleaders (Classes of 1976, '80,'81, & '82) returned to show they still got it.   In 2011, the Alumni Donnas returned, along with some new faces (Class of 1979 ... read more >>
ZMJ Denim Inc. Grand Opening
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 28 March 2013
    Plus size Boutique opens in Inglewood.   (L-to-R): Sisters, Tashiba Jones-Wilson and Zakiya Jones, owners of ZMJ Denim Inc. Sisters, Zakiya Jones and Tashiba Jones-Wilson, owners of ZMJ ... read more >>
Black Business Expo
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 28 March 2013
  The ultimate network event for the Black Business community The Black Business Expo (BBXLA) is coming to the Los Angeles area on Friday and Saturday, May 24-25 in “The Hangar” at West Angeles ... read more >>
Perfect Success Events
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer 22 March 2013
  EVENT POWER HOUSE: Goodwin takes a break from preparing for a charity gala to speak with the Sentinel.   PHOTO BY TROY TIEUEL   ANNUAL CENDERELLA BALL presenting foster youth girls to society. ... read more >>
B.D. Burgers
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 22 March 2013
    Owner of BD Burgers, Brian Sawyers sits on BD Burger’s business car. The business offers their delivery service. The Man in The Mirror: How a Former Incarcerated Man’s Life Was Saved Through ... read more >>
Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Blood Drive
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 22 March 2013
Amber’s Story:  A Former SCF Volunteer’s Fight With Cancer On Saturday, March 16th Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation (SCF) hosted a blood drive in partnership with Children’s Hospital LA. ... read more >>
My Sassie’ Boutique: Upscale in Crenshaw Square
Written by jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 15 March 2013
  In this shop, you'll find it's never to late to be sassy... “In my shop [we say], ‘sing like nobody’s listening and dance like nobody’s watching,’ and that’s what I consider being sassy,” ... read more >>
EdSperience: A Dream Realized
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Contributing Writer 14 March 2013
    SCIENCE: Students at EdSperience (Above) gaze curiously at the jarred butterfly larva called “chrysalis” before Ms. Humes places them in the netted cage (not pictured) for viewing.  The economic ... read more >>
Start, Sustain & Grow Marketing Seminar
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Contributing Writer 14 March 2013
  JERROLD SMITH OF 1 PLUS ONE MANAGEMENT (Left) speaks to the crowd of sales professionals and entrepreneurs at Museum of African American Art in Macy’s last Saturday.   Photo by Troy Tieuel National ... read more >>
Local Elementary School Celebrates Black History Month!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 14 March 2013
  6th Avenue Elementary School principal, Jaime Miranda, receives certificate of appreciation from Councilman Bernard Parks Waka Waka Dance by YDP   Kindergarten classes perform Fume Fume dance 6th ... read more >>
Fresh & Meaty Burgers
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 14 March 2013
  Recognized as one of the best burger joints in town, Fresh & Meaty stands the test of time through offering quality food and a strong family legacy. Hamburgers are undoubtedly one America’s ... read more >>
Zam Zam Perfumes: ‘Scents for not a lot of cents’
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 13 March 2013
    ‘SCENTS FOR NOT A LOT OF CENTS’: The fragrance store is the perfect place for those interested in perfumes, soaps and exotic oils, says owner Shaib. photo by Jennifer Bihm   The fragrance ... read more >>
School on Wheels
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 13 March 2013
  (Top) Team Leader for Schools on Wheels, Charles Evans, and Stefanie Aguilar, Regional Coordinator for South LA Learning Center discuss the future of the School on Wheels.  photo by Troy Tieuel The ... read more >>
Universal College of Beauty: A Family Legacy Realized
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 13 March 2013
    THE MOST RECENT PICTURE OF THE WILLIAMS FAMILY who owns the chain of Universal College of beauty schools. From left to right: Belinda Williams (John’s daughter-in-law, wife to Kenneth Williams), ... read more >>
Teachers & Educators
Written by By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer 27 February 2013
  Crenshaw & Around highlights three educators who are making strides within the community. These three ladies are just some of the many, local Black teachers and educators that are making sure the ... read more >>
Sally’s Beauty Supply
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 27 February 2013
  “Our customers appreciate our knowledgeable sales associates who help them solve their hair and beauty frustrations.” Sally’s Beauty is a community staple located on Crenshaw near the shopping ... read more >>
Black History Month: Noted Architect
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds, Sentinel Managing Editor 27 February 2013
First AME Church designed by Williams, is one of many structures throughout Los Angeles that exist as both building and art.  photo by Troy Tieuel Respected architect Paul R. Williams, 1894-1980 left ... read more >>
Local Utility Companies To Speak With The Public
Written by Sentinel Newswire 16 February 2013
  Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell, 54th District  Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall Bridge photo by Brian W. Carter Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell will be hosting a face-to-face meeting between ... read more >>
Gateway Tax Service
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 16 February 2013
  The local tax service wants to make sure that during tax season, you needs are met. Tax season is underway and to take all of the complications out of filling out the 1040 is Gateway Tax Service, ... read more >>
Black History Month: Crenshaw High School
Written by Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer 16 February 2013
  Current Crenshaw High principal, Remon Corley had high expectations of the school when he came on board last year and continues to work to keep the standard alive.  “I’m excited to be here and ... read more >>
WFTF's Candlelight Vigil
Written by Chelsea Battle, Sentinel Contributing Writer 07 February 2013
      Brandon Bell photo by Amanda Morrall Brandon Bell discusses his new grassroots organization, Wisdom From the Field, and his upcoming event honoring youths we’ve lost to violence in the ... read more >>
Dorsey Culinary Arts Program
Written by Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer 07 February 2013
  Congresswoman Karen Bass visits the Dorsey High Culinary Arts Program for breakfast and encouragement.   Tychea Grey(left) with Anthony(Center) and Daphne Bradford (right), stated about the culinary ... read more >>
Gala Concert Pays Tribute to Dr. King
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Contributing Writer 07 February 2013
  A DELICIOUS RECEPTION: Catered by Step onto Flavor Catoring, members of the orchestra as well as other honored guests gathered before the tribute concert to break bread and share a meal. Featured ... read more >>
Green Dot Continues to Make Improvements at Locke High School
Written by Sentinel Newswire 07 February 2013
  LAUSD Officials Say Structural Changes Will “Broaden and Deepen” Progress at Locke Family of Schools Los Angeles – Moving proactively to address the growing needs of its students, Green Dot ... read more >>
Grandma’s Healthy Food
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 25 January 2013
Grandma's Healthy Food relies on nothing but organic vegetables and fruit to create healthy takes on old favorites. It’s good, wholesome vegetarian/vegan you can eat and enjoy. We are well into ... read more >>
FAME ASSISTANCE CORPORATION CONTINUES TRADITION OF SERVICE IN 2013
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 24 January 2013
    Let’s Move L.A., Body & Soul, Champion Empowerment Program, and other programs aim to inspire, educate, and engage even more in Los Angeles  Los Angeles, Calif. – 2013 is projected to ... read more >>
A Dream
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 23 January 2013
  Illustration by Troy Tieuel  He had a dream, A vision eternally imagined, Of man bound by love, Devoted to peace, Enslaved only to brotherhood, In a land where right stands, And evil forever ... read more >>
Local Program To Produce Strong Swimmers
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 23 January 2013
Coach Marcellus Beaird monitors swimmers as they practice proper legwork using paddle boards. Photo by Troy Tieuel The Masters Swim Program is helping people learn how to swim and swim better. Do ... read more >>
Recycling Black Dollars
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 22 January 2013
  (From Left to Right): Jacque Bee, co-executive director of Recycling Black Dollars and Dr. Jewel Diamond Taylor photo by Brian W. Carter Recycling Black Dollars forum kicks off the new year with ... read more >>
Reflections on the Newtown Tragedy
Written by Eric Lee, San Diego State University, Junior - (Inglewood Resident) 16 January 2013
  A Flower Yet To Blossom: Ana M. Green, 6-years old, was a Puerto Rican-American student who was a victim of the Newton tragedy. Illustration by Troy Tieuel It was you, it was me, it was every man We've ... read more >>
NAMI Urban Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Report 16 January 2013
  Local non-profit seeks to help families deal with the concerns and issues of mental illness in the family. NAMI Urban Los Angeles (NULA) is the urban affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental ... read more >>
Crenshaw Farmers’ Market
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 16 January 2013
  Customer takes a look at fresh local berries being offered at the market. photo by Troy Tieuel Local farmers market is open for the community to get the fresh produce it deserves. “Rain or shine,” ... read more >>
Kingdom Day Parade Comes!
Written by Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer 16 January 2013
  Founder, Chairman & President/CEO of Martin Luther King Parade, Larry E. Grant passed away last year. The MLK Parade continues to be a beacon of hope, peace and unity The annual parade in ... read more >>
Gueye Health and Beauty
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 09 January 2013
    Happy Time Herbs & Vitamins Kiosk in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall has what you need. “Quality is not negotiable,” is the motto at Gueye’s Health and Beauty located on the first ... read more >>
Teacher Spotlight: Stacey Joy
Written by Shannen Hill, Sentinel Intern 09 January 2013
    “For me, teaching was my destiny, because I had no other plans or wishes to do anything else,”—Stacey Joy      The Baldwin Hills Elementary teacher wins “Teacher of the Year Award.” Stacey ... read more >>
Chipotle Is Coming To Crenshaw!
Written by Sentinel Newswire 09 January 2013
  Captions: It means serving the very best sustainably raised food possible with an eye to great taste, great nutrition and great value.—via Chipotle.comThe Mexican fast food restaurant is settling ... read more >>
2012 Review: Historical Sites
Written by Sentinel Staff News 02 January 2013
  The Crenshaw District is rich with historical sites that hold relevance for the Black community in this area. Many of them were highlighted in 2012 including Leimert Park, Sugar Hill and Wellington ... read more >>
2012 Review: Business of the Year
Written by Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer 02 January 2013
Owner of Radiance Boutique & Specialty Shop, Ruby Cottle Radiance Boutique & Specialty Shop has been going over 40 years strong in the community. Owner, Ruby Cottle credits her longevity to ... read more >>
2012 Review: Educator Of The Year
Written by Sentinel Staff News 02 January 2013
  Educator, Daphne Bradford Daphne Bradford made great strides with youth in the community in 2012 with great results. She has helped Crenshaw High School students get certifications in digital media, ... read more >>
2012 Review: Crenshaw District
Written by Sentinel Staff News 02 January 2013
  The year of 2012 witnessed new developments, business and revivals in the Crenshaw District. The arrival of the Metro Line, the renovations to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and reinvigoration ... read more >>
2012 Review: The Endeavour
Written by Sentinel Staff News 02 January 2013
  Photo by Troy Tieuel The community came out in groves to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour coast through the Crenshaw District. After several stops on it’s way to California, the space shuttle ... read more >>
2012 Review: Taste of Soul
Written by Sentinel Staff News 02 January 2013
  Sentinel Photo Taste of Soul drew a record breaking 300,000 people to Crenshaw Blvd. to partake in one of the biggest festivals in Los Angeles. The 7th annual 'Taste of Soul' even further established ... read more >>
Local Group Targets Discriminating Database
Written by Sentinel Newswire 02 January 2013
  The Youth Justice Coalition is drawing attention to database that may do more harm than good. Recently, The Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) officially released their new report “Tracked and Trapped” ... read more >>
Having A Merry Christmas On The ‘Shaw
Written by Sentinel Newswire 19 December 2012
    Make sure the holidays are filled with joy with easy tips  Find ways to make sure your holiday seasons are filled with yuletide and joy instead of gloom. Christmas is held as the most joyous ... read more >>
Mi Mi’s Natural: ‘Body Care and Healthy Indulgence’
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 19 December 2012
   The kiosk full of body butters, massage oils, bath soaps and more is located inside the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, just a few steps away from the food court.   The best thing about MiMi’s ... read more >>
Grocery Store Boogie
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 December 2012
      Multiple stores are coming and going in the Crenshaw District. Community supermarkets are currently in a state of flux, change—and some may not even get started. The markets in the neighborhood ... read more >>
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
Written by Sentinel Newswire 12 December 2012
  Santa Claus at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza! Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas… at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza that is. Until December 24, Santa Claus will be available for photos in front of the giant ... read more >>
Street Vendors on Crenshaw
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Sentinel Staff Writer) 12 December 2012
  Willard showing off his oils and Obama caps Nichole, beauty products and accessories “I honor people… anybody out here doing this, because they could be at home not doing anything,” declared ... read more >>
Buffalo Wild Wings
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 10 December 2012
  Welcome to Buffalo Wild Wings! The restaurant has been going one year strong and continues to be the place for food and sports on the 'Shaw. Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) celebrated its grand opening ... read more >>
SOUTHEAST SYMPHONY PRESENTS:ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG
Written by Sentinel Newswire 05 December 2012
  The Southeast Symphony has been an integral part of the community and has been in continuous existence since 1948, when it was founded by Mabel Massengill-Gunn The Southeast Symphony Association, ... read more >>
Holman United Methodist Church
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 05 December 2012
    Holman United Methodist Church Since 1945, Holman has been a church the African American community could call home.   Holman United Methodist Church (HUMC) is a church anybody could call ... read more >>
Cardio Kick!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 05 December 2012
Cardio Kick at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza photo by Brian W. Carter Be sure to go and get some frustrations out for free at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. They’re kicking, punching and ... read more >>
Hot Chocolate Nutcracker is back!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 30 November 2012
  A scene from Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Photo by Lee Tonks  Cinnamon, sugar, candy and spice…chocolate soldiers and some bad little mice…little Kara dreamin’ bout Russia and Candy Cane Lane…drinking ... read more >>
Over 5,000 Fed On Thanksgiving
Written by Sentinel Newswire 30 November 2012
  Carrying on the legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Mozel Sanders, Bishop Richard D. Sanders saw the immediate need in his community. This year, with the goal of feeding five thousand people, Bishop set out ... read more >>
IMAGES OF LEIMERT PARK
Written by Sentinel Newswire 30 November 2012
  Local historian, Cynthia Exum (L), with co-author Maty Guiza-Liemert of  Images of America Leimert Park Local historian, Cynthia Exum, and co-author of Images of America Leimert Park  Event ... read more >>
College Bound Alumnus Assists In Carrying the Torch
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 30 November 2012
  Dr. Kirk Kirkwood, Vice President of Educational Services at College Bound Vice President of Educational Services at College Bound, Dr. Kirk Kirkwood speaks on the program that’s “changing attitudes ... read more >>
Peanut Man
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 30 November 2012
    Steven Conaway has been selling roasted peanuts for over 30 years.   You scream…I Scream…We All Scream For…Peanuts? Hot-roasted peanuts on Crenshaw seem to be the order of the day. It’s ... read more >>
Macy’s Gives Crenshaw High Fashion
Written by Nicole Williams, Contributing Writer 20 November 2012
  Macy’s Baldwin Hills has come a long way. Since remodeling last year, the department store has seen drastic changes that they hope will attract more and more customers. The past year has been spent ... read more >>
West Angeles Church of God in Christ
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 20 November 2012
  West Angeles Church on Crenshaw and Exposition The longtime premier worship center of South Los Angeles has called Crenshaw home for over 5 decades. The West Angeles Church of God in Christ (WACGC) ... read more >>
Community Staple, ‘Harold & Belles’
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 20 November 2012
  Serving your favorite drinks...  ...with your favorite cuisines and food... ...all at the best place to taste authentic Creole Soul Food...Harold's & Belles! photos by Troy Tieuel With ... read more >>
Local Lovely Lady Celebrates 105 Years
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 14 November 2012
  Ellender Julian turns 105 years old! Ellender Julian dances her way to another birthday, reminding everyone to "Live, Laugh & Love!" Originally from New Orleans, LA, Julian was born Ellender ... read more >>
Gallery Plus
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 14 November 2012
Laura Hendrix, owner of Gallery Plus photo by Brian W. Carter The one-stop gallery offers more than just fine, Black American art. Gallery Plus (GP), located in Leimert Park, is one of the early Black ... read more >>
SESA Celebrates Musical Legacy & A New Venue
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 14 November 2012
  Southeast Symphony Association at Faithful Central Bible Church photo by Ashley Nash On Sunday, October 28, the Southeast Symphony Association Incorporated (SESA) warmed the crowd with "New World" ... read more >>
Poem: Inside The Woman Immortal
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 14 November 2012
  The Elixir by Patrick Henry Johnson  This 40x40 mural is located on the corner of Crenshaw and Stocker on the wall of the Liquor Bank There lies in her, A galaxy, Complex in thought, Mind ... read more >>
Debbie Allen Dance Academy To Feature New Play
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 02 November 2012
  Debbie Allen DADA is soon to put on another production that looks to be a smash. The Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA), located in the heart of the Crenshaw District, is one of the top dance ... read more >>
Dynamic Entertainer Affords ‘A Moments Notice’
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 02 November 2012
  Jerry Brown, owner of ‘A Moments Notice,’ holds a vast history in the entertainment business Similar to figures included within the Crenshaw Mural of African-American Progress, members of ... read more >>
Smokey Joe BBQ
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 02 November 2012
  There’s plenty of BBQ to go around…but make sure you drop in on Smokey Joe’s BBQ! Everyone enjoys a good BBQ…odds are you’re gonna love some Smokey Joe. There is something about the smell ... read more >>
Watson Transforms Love of Children Into Acclaimed Community Program
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett, Sentinel Religion Editor 02 November 2012
    Connie Watson ‘Action Shero’ aptly describes Connie Watson who uses her love of children and families to develop programs to meet their needs. As executive director of the highly acclaimed ... read more >>
Back in the Day: Santa Barbara Plaza
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 02 November 2012
Marlton Square...once upon a time, Santa Barbara Plaza Marlton Square, also known as Santa Barbara Plaza, sits desolate with lingering businesses, waiting for it to be developed. Currently awaiting ... read more >>
The Crowd Rode The Wave With Pat Prescott At Taste of Soul
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 31 October 2012
  94.7 The Wave’s Pat Prescott “I love the fact that it’s a huge peaceful celebration,” said Pat Prescott of 94.7 The Wave. “[This] gives our community a chance to show our versatility in ... read more >>
Karolynne’s Signature Pralines Returns to the Taste of Soul Festival
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 31 October 2012
Karolynne’s Signature Pralines has garnered quite a following that will no doubt be back for her tasty treats.  Karolynne Johnson of Karolynne’s Signature Pralines anticipates interactions with ... read more >>
Taste Of Soul Speaks For Our Community
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 31 October 2012
photo by Troy Tieuel The annual family festival continues to showcase the peace that exists in our community. Another ‘Taste of Soul’ Family Festival (TOS) has come and gone…but the feel good ... read more >>
Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project - Construction Notice
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 26 October 2012
UPDATED INFORMATION ON START DATE ATTENTION COMMUTERS, BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS IN THE VICINITY OF CRENSHAW BL BETWEEN 60TH ST AND 59TH PL; AND 59TH PL BETWEEN CRENSHAW BL AND 8TH AV As part of advance ... read more >>
Explorer One
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 October 2012
  The ambulance service will be on hand at ‘Taste of Soul’ to lend their services to those who may need it. Taste of Soul is known for many things, from its vendors to the entertainment, but one ... read more >>
Wi Jammin
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 October 2012
  Wi Jammin will be jamming your taste buds with the flavors of Jamaica. Stop by Wi Jammin At Taste of Soul...some of the best Jamaican food will be ‘jammin’ at the Taste of Soul Festival this ... read more >>
Our Place BBQ
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 October 2012
  Try out Our Place BBQ pulled pork! Try Our Place BBQ & Soul Food at Taste of Soul New BBQ catering service will be showcasing their ‘Texas Style BBQ” at this year’s Taste of Soul. If there ... read more >>
Taste of Soul: Karolyn's Catering
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 11 October 2012
  Karolyn’s Catering Provides Caribbean Flare Owners Karolyn and Andrew Williams of Karolyn’s Catering will be serving up some American favorites with a Caribbean twist. When the thought of “party ... read more >>
Taste of Soul: Hawkins House of Burgers
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 11 October 2012
  Hawkins House has the burger you’re gonna want to taste! Hawkins House held the title of “Best Burger” in 2010 and now they’re looking to share it with you. As far as Internet burger reviews ... read more >>
Taste of Soul: California Fish Market
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 11 October 2012
    Get a taste of some good seafood and drop by the CA Fish Market Booth at Taste of Soul 2012. The California Fish Market offers a vast selection of fresh fish and will cook it any way you choose. Shaune ... read more >>
Taste of Soul: Afro-Mex Chicken
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 11 October 2012
Afro-Mex’s Citrus-flavored chicken will be waiting for you at the 2012 Taste of Soul. Chicken with a twist will be served up with tasty sides at Taste of Soul 2012. Chicken… whether you love white ... read more >>
Taste of Soul: The Sweet Stop
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 11 October 2012
  An event attendee enjoying some of The Sweet Stops’ Funnel Cake Your one-stop carnival is serving all the regulars plus their one-of-a-kind Funnel Cake at Taste of Soul. Hamburgers, Corndogs, ... read more >>
Taste of Soul: Big Ronnie BBQ
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 11 October 2012
Don’t miss out on some of Big Ronnie’s Barbecue! Sean Anthony Black, owner of Big Ronnie's BBQ, will be selling a little bit of St. Louis at the upcoming Taste of Soul Festival. Norwalk resident, ... read more >>
Museum of African American Art
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 October 2012
    Some of the works waiting for art lovers at the Museum of African American Art  The museum offers some of the best African and Black American art around. If you like art, well you don’t have ... read more >>
Leimert Top & Body Shop
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 October 2012
  (L-R): Leimert Top & Body Shop’s Debbie Pfeifer, owner Kenny Lee  & Luis Reyes The auto shop has been a part of the community and Crenshaw for 75 years. It’s an established landmark ... read more >>
Metropolitan Optical
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 06 October 2012
  Metropolitan Optical Serving Crenshaw Community since 1999 From a certain distance, the giant, dilapidated sign that says “Crenshaw Square” suggests empty storefronts and something like entrepreneurial ... read more >>
Taste of Soul: Ice Cream Sundae Divas
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 October 2012
Ice Cream Sundae…slrrrp! The Ice Cream Sundae Divas will be at Taste of Soul 2012 serving up the usual ice cream sundae treats and more! The Ice Cream Sundae Divas (ICSD) are back at it again…that ... read more >>
Crenshaw Mural of African-American Progress: Highlighting Pioneers Pt. 3
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 06 October 2012
  Crenshaw Mural  Along Crenshaw Boulevard, from 50th to approximately 52nd , is the Crenshaw Mural of African-American Progress. The Crenshaw Mural is located within a district empowered by influential ... read more >>
Taste of Soul: Zelma’s Soul Food
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 06 October 2012
  Photo by Troy Tieuel, Graphic Designer & Photographer Anita Jackson, owner of Zelma’s Soul Food said her menu at this year’s Taste of Soul on October 20, will consist of a traditional barbecue ... read more >>
Green Dot Public Schools Show Sustained Student Growth
Written by Sentinel Newswire 06 October 2012
  CST Scores in English and Math Improve Across Network, Significant Gains in Algebra I Proficiency Los Angeles – Green Dot Public Schools announced the California Standards Test (CST) results released ... read more >>
Taste of Soul: ‘R&H Bakery’
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 06 October 2012
  After over 20 years in sales, ‘R&H’ Bakery owner, Richard Houston became reacquainted with his true passion. This will be Houston’s first time attending as well as vending at the upcoming, ... read more >>
FIX SCHOOL DISCIPLINE
Written by Youth Justice Coalition 06 October 2012
  This is it.  Tell Governor Brown to dismantle the School-To-Jail Track by Wednesday, September 5th. After all the phone calls, letters, and time you spent in Sacramento telling your stories, 7 bills ... read more >>
Crenshaw Mural of African-American Progress: Highlighting Pioneers Pt. 2
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 05 October 2012
  Crenshaw Mural photos by Ashley Nash Also featured within the Crenshaw Mural of African American Progress are pioneers Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Black Panthers and more. Initiating ... read more >>
DR. EDWARD TONY LLONEAU
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 October 2012
Trichologist: (The Science of Hair, Skin & Chemistry) Dr. Lloneau is a free lance writer to many trade publications to the field of cosmetology and is instrumental in providing input to the text ... read more >>
Crenshaw Barber & Beauty Shop
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 October 2012
This local barber/beauty shop offers cuts, snips and trims with a side of warmth and family love. Barbershops and hair salons have become the mini hubs of the Black community over the years. Many a ... read more >>
Substance Abuse Counselor
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 03 October 2012
Substance Abuse Counselor Offers Comprehensive Services on Crenshaw & Wilshire  “I was just interviewing someone who couldn’t leave her kids to go to a residential program because she doesn’t ... read more >>
The Legacy of Leimert Park
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 03 October 2012
An illustration of Leimert Park is also featured in the Crenshaw Mural of African-American Progress. photo by Ashley Nash Leimert Park is known as the hub of African-American art, progress and grassroot ... read more >>
Non-Profit Continues to Give Youth “A Day in the Life”
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 October 2012
Actress, educator and founder of “A Day In The Life,” Nakia Burrise-Gavino Actress, Nakia Burrise-Gavino continues to inspire, educate and motivate youth. After playing Tanya Sloan, the Yellow ... read more >>
C&A Restaurant Spot Light: Pip’s on LaBrea
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 18 September 2012
Derrick Pipkin, event planner and restaurant owner, makes sure his clients’ time is always enjoyable photo by Brian W. Carter One of the best spots for Italian cuisine and simple elegance can be ... read more >>
“The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” is on its way… and DADA is Looking for a Few Good Dancers…
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 18 September 2012
Debbie Allen is gearing up for the return of the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. Photo by Malcolm Ali The Debbie Allen Dance Academy is soon to begin the audition process for the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. The ... read more >>
‘Forever 21’ Grand Opening Engages the Community
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 17 September 2012
Reopening of Forever 21 in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza photo by Ashley Nash Via Twitter and Facebook, Forever 21 spread the word about their grand opening. Fashion hub to youth throughout the nation, ... read more >>
Zambezi Bazaar
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 17 September 2012
Zambesi Bazaar features African themed art, jewelry, calendars, literature and clothing among many other merchandise. photo by Brian W. Carter The African themed shop is a Mecca for all things that ... read more >>
Inglewood Native Transitions from Barber to Doctor
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 12 September 2012
  Dr. Bill Releford, Podiatrist   Charles Drew’s University of Medicine & Science, Dr. Keith Norris Local barber and soon-to-be doctor, Donte Kelly, gets a check-up at Black Barbershop ... read more >>
Growing up Crenshaw
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett, Sentinel Religion Editor 12 September 2012
  Miles Fossett with his equestrian award                                                         Fossett with his horse Growing up in the West Adams District in Los ... read more >>
Pearls Academy Incorporated
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 September 2012
  Pearls Academy Inc. founder, Rosa Johnson, is looking to edify young women in the community. Photo by Brian W. Carter  The non-profit is helping to create strong and edified young women in the ... read more >>
The Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 September 2012
  The neighborhood, families and friends turned out for a day of music, art and community togetherness at the 4th Annual Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival  Kamasi Washington, ... read more >>
Los Angeles Historical Site: Wilshire Ebell Theatre
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 31 August 2012
    Wilshire Ebell Theatre  This historic theater has been around for centuries and been host to many events in the African American community. When you think of going to a play in Los Angeles, ... read more >>
Educator Wants to ‘Revolutionize’ LAUSD Schools
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 31 August 2012
  Daphne Bradford, Educator and Certified Instructor Educator Daphne Bradford, who helped a group of Crenshaw High School students get certifications in digital media, publish a book and get invited ... read more >>
The AbilityFirst Harry A. Mier Center to Improve Existing Facilities for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Written by Sentinel Newswire 31 August 2012
  INGLEWOOD, CA (AUG. 2012) - The AbilityFirst Harry A. Mier Center, which since 1976 has been offering after-school and adult day programs for people with developmental disabilities, has raised nearly ... read more >>
Occupy & Ralphs Educate The Community
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 31 August 2012
    Occupy Fights Hunger and Ralphs join to educate Together, both organizations want to inform the community on food programs and healthy meals. Recently, Occupy Fights Hunger (OFH), of the Occupy ... read more >>
‘Tell Me A Story,’ Workshop Relocating
Written by Cheryl Tillman Lee, Family Editor 31 August 2012
  Professional Storyteller Barbara H. Clark who delights audiences with her moving and humorous one-woman shows all over California has taken her unique storytelling talent to a new level, and a new ... read more >>
One of a Kind Hat Store Owners Are Serving the Crenshaw Area
Written by Cheryl Tillman Lee, Family Editor 22 August 2012
   ONE-OF-A-KIND: Sonja Robinson and Meeka Davis, mother-daughter design team are the owners of One-Of-A-Kind Hats manufacturing their own line. The mother-daughter team is known as the ‘Milliners ... read more >>
Crenshaw Boulevard: An Element of Olympic History
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 22 August 2012
  The Palm trees along Crenshaw Blvd have an “Olympic” history. Photo by Brian W. Carter  The 1930s Olympic Games planted lasting memories that can be seen today.  When you think of Crenshaw ... read more >>
What’s Right With Crenshaw High... Remon Corley
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 22 August 2012
  Crenshaw High’s New Principal, Remon Corley photo by Brian W. Carter Corley is continuing the legacy of nurturing, encouraging and edifying success at Crenshaw High. “I fell in love with seeing ... read more >>
Meet Dionne Scurry…Your Community Go-To Person
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 22 August 2012
Dionne Scurry R.N. B. A. Department Administrator, South Los Angeles Medical Office Building  photo by Brian W. Carter Scurry is making a difference in a community that is in need of the best medical ... read more >>
Local Bookstore Owner Talks About Importance Of Credit
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 15 August 2012
   Kenneth Gerard, co-owner of Urban Experience Bookstore and Publications in Baldwin Hills photo by Jennifer Bihm “[The issue of] credit may be the new form of discrimination,” says Kenneth ... read more >>
Smith Fuels Olympic Passion, Molds Team USA & International Athletes
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 15 August 2012
Coach Smith trains Olympians  With much passion and talent, world record holder in the 440 event, John Smith highlights the potential of participating track athletes. Leading multiple athletes on ... read more >>
Nick Cannon’s Back to School Concert a Success Despite Heat
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 15 August 2012
  Nick Cannon at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Back-To-School Event Hundreds of people braved the sweltering heat Saturday for a chance to get a glimpse at celebs like Nick Cannon, New Boyz,  and ... read more >>
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 15 August 2012
  Crenshaw/LAX Corridor CLC met to discuss important information with stakeholders and the community. Photo by Brian W. Carter The Community Leadership Council (CLC) and Stakeholders Quarterly Meeting ... read more >>
Dr. Releford Affords Black Community Outstanding Health Services & Consult
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 08 August 2012
  Dr. Releford is committed to saving the health and limbs of the community.   Dr. Bill Releford  Releford speaks on the significance of health transformation in the black community. Included ... read more >>
The Sugar on the Hill…
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 08 August 2012
a closed and abandoned Elegant Manor                             This large estate, now the Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, was built in 1912   photos by Brian ... read more >>
Keeling Caters Good Feelings at Simply Wholesome Restaurant
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 08 August 2012
  Purcell Keeling likes keeping it ‘simply’ real photo by Ashley Nash For close to 30 years, Purcell Keeling, owner of the Simply Wholesome Restaurant has catered good feelings for his patrons.  Having ... read more >>
The CATALYST: The Inaugural Awards Ceremony of Black Los Angeles Young Democrats (BLAYD)
Written by Maleena Lawrence 08 August 2012
  Karen Bass speaks                                                                                                                ... read more >>
Southern Ladies Serve Sweet Temptations
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 July 2012
Local dessert shop serves up the goodies in South Los Angeles. By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer In the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, there is a little, sweet shop that’s making its point—it’s ... read more >>
Free Food to Accompany Fun At Local Parks
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 26 July 2012
The Summer Food Service Program plan to provide one healthy meal a day for local children. Now, this summer, kids can have fun and free food at their local park. On Monday, June 11, The City of Los ... read more >>
It’s All About The Coffee Cake!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 July 2012
Local catering business sells one of the best coffee cakes this side of the West Coast. By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer  The word around the jungle gym is, if you haven’t had a Schoolyard ... read more >>

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