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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 »
A Roadmap for Expanding LA County’s Bioscience Industry
November 19, 2015
Supervisors authorized a contract recently between the County’s Community Development Commission (CDC) and the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to craft a strategy that would create thousands of jobs while encouraging scientific innovation. ... read more »
Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition Crowns 2015 Vocal Winner Jazzmeia Horn and Honors Quincy Jones
November 19, 2015
What do you give Quincy Jones, a man whose life is about good music, the arts, and making the world a better place for everyone? On Sunday night, ... read more »
Mothers In Action celebrates 20 years of serving seniors on Thanksgiving Day at Ward Villa.
November 19, 2015
  Mothers In Action will continue the tradition of providing Thanksgiving Day meals to the Ward Villa Senior Apartment Complex and the sick and shut in residents throughout the greater Los Angeles area on Thursday, ... read more »
West Speaks on Obama, Black Lives Matter
November 19, 2015
[HOUSTON] – Dr. Cornel West, an outspoken activist, author and professor, recently shared his views on pressing issues during a speech at the University of Houston-Downtown. ... read more »
Terrence J and Wells Fargo Partner up for ‘My Untold’ Campaign
November 19, 2015
Receiving a college education is a major step for students of color. As a fellow Historically Black College (HBCU) alum, I including many others fell in love with the HBCU experience when we saw shows like “A Different World” and “The Cosby Show”. ... read more »
How a Beating, Three Murders led to the Murder of Tyshawn Lee
November 19, 2015
It all began around 6 a.m. on Aug. 5 when 21-year-old Adarius Hayes was found dead in a car in the 7500 block of South Damen Avenue. Hayes, a member of the Killer Ward Gangster Disciples, had been shot in the chest. It was the first shot fired in the latest neighborhood gang rivalry that has gripped the Auburn Gresham community and loosely culminated with the murder of nine year-old Tyshawn Lee earlier this month. ... read more »
National Education Advocate Says Family Is Key to Learning
November 19, 2015
Education always played a big part in Byron Garrett’s life. “Education has always been a love of our family,” said Garrett, a Greensboro native and chairman of the National Family Engagement Alliance. “It’s always been the key thing that we believe to help you transition from one space in life to the next. So I found myself as a school principal and a state [education] advisor really focusing on education strategy and believing it is a key opportunity to do great work.” ... read more »
Compton Mayor Aja Brown Invited Back to White House to Share Ideas on Boosting the Middle Class
November 19, 2015
Compton Mayor Aja Brown was invited back to the White House recently to participate in a discussion on legislative priorities aimed at helping to make the American middle class stronger. She was one of 27 state and local elected officials to attend the meeting. Topics discussed ranged from issues such as paid sick and family leave in all states, minimum wage increases in communities around the country and the President initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper”, a national call to action to close opportunity gaps faced by young people, including young men of color. ... read more »
New Updates Unveiled at Jim Gilliam Recreation Center
November 19, 2015
Together with Edwina Gilliam, the widow of Dodger great Jim Gilliam, and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, L.A. City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. unveiled updates to the recreation center named in honor of the 1953 National League Rookie of the Year. ... read more »
LA County Board of Supervisors Approves Motion to Enhance Diversity at all Levels of Arts Institutions
November 19, 2015
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, co-authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, that requires the County Arts Commission to establish an advisory group of diverse arts leaders who will work with arts institutions to develop recommendations for ways to enhance the participation and leadership of individuals from underrepresented communities in the arts. The Commission is to report back to the Board with proposals that would lead to more diverse arts boards, staff, audience members, and programming at appropriate arts institutions. ... read more »
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