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Students, Parents and Teachers Protest Conditions at LAUSD Schools
November 26, 2015
Students, parents and teachers from throughout Los Angeles County rallied on the steps of Susan Miller Dorsey High School on Thursday, Nov. 19 to demand that the Los Angeles Unified School District improve conditions impacting Los Angeles schools. ... read more »
Services Scheduled for Henry ‘Hank’ Clark, Jr.,
November 26, 2015
He was an entrepreneur and among the first African-American McDonald’s franchise owners in Los Angeles Observances are scheduled this week for Henry Clark, Jr., who in 1969 became one of the first African-Americans to own and operate a McDonald’s franchise in the Los Angeles Crenshaw District. ... read more »
Wafford, Givens Host Community Meetings on Prop 209
November 25, 2015
Tony Wafford of I Choose Life Health and Wellness Center and Attorney Dermot Givens hosted the first of a series of community meetings to discuss the repeal of anti-affirmative action law, ... read more »
CSUN Celebrates Africana Studies Program Anniversary
November 25, 2015
In October the community at California State University Northridge celebrated the 46th anniversary of its African American Studies Department, giving students and staff the opportunity to meet the new chair, ... read more »
Vassie D. Wright Branch Library Celebrates 100 Years
November 25, 2015
On Tuesday November 10, the Jefferson Park community came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Jefferson Park- Vassie D. Wright Branch Library. The event, ... read more »
Santa Monica Names Kathryn Jeffery as its New President
November 25, 2015
The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday, November 17 to appoint Kathryn E. Jeffery, PhD, as the new superintendent and president of Santa Monica College (SMC). ... read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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