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Transformative 5G Technology Arrives
July 19, 2019
Cities, which include Washington, D.C.; Charlotte; Boston; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis; Phoenix; Providence, Rhode Island; San Diego; and Salt Lake City; are the world’s first to get Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband mobility service. ... read more »
Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation Elects New Leadership
July 18, 2019
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors and new officers. Since its inception in 1983, the Pasadena Tournament of Foundation has invested over $3 million in more than 200 Pasadena-area organizations.  Community programs receive grants in the categories of Performing and Visual Arts, Sports and Recreation, and Education (Early Childhood Education, Literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). ... read more »
Lime and LAPD Partner for ‘First Ride’ Safety Academy
July 18, 2019
Continuing its commitment to safety, today Lime, partnering with the LAPD, kicked off its inaugural LA “First Ride Academy.”  First time Lime riders joined Lime representatives to learn how to safely operate and ride scooters. The event is the start of First Ride Academies that will be held over the next several weeks. These training courses will improve familiarity with scooters so riders know the basics of safe scooter riding and responsible parking. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Names Dae Levine As Director Of Communications, Andre Herndon As Senior Communications Advisor
July 18, 2019
Mayor Eric Garcetti today named Dae Levine as his new Director of Communications. Levine comes to the Garcetti Administration with more than two decades of experience as a communications strategist. Most recently, Levine served as a Senior Vice President at Revolution Messaging, lending her communications expertise to a number of progressive causes. ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University Launches Plans for Independent Four-Year Medical Education Program and Community Health Worker Academy With $1.3 Million in Grants From Cedars-Sinai
July 18, 2019
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science has received two grants from Cedars-Sinai to help the South Los Angeles medical and health professions university address physician and other health professional shortages, as well as health disparities in chronically underserved communities.  ... read more »
L.A. Sentinel Scores Four NNPA Merit Awards
July 18, 2019
The Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper won four 2019 Merit Awards during the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) convention held June 25-29, in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the organization celebrated 192 years of the Black Press. ... read more »
California’s 2020 Redistricting Commission Is Accepting Applications: Only 253 African Americans Have Applied
July 18, 2019
Every 10 years, Californians have the opportunity to participate in a major political project as part of a special 14-member, state-appointed commission. The citizens of California, through the California State Auditor (CSA) office, sets up the commission and tasks it with drawing the 120 legislative districts for the state’s U.S. Congress, Assembly and Senate elections. The appointees are also responsible for establishing the boundaries of four more maps for the California Board of Equalization, an agency that represents taxpayer interests and standardizes county-by-county tax assessments across the state. ... read more »
HBCU in LA Advocates for Diversity in Film Industry, Reminding Young Black Filmmakers of Those Who Came Before
July 18, 2019
For many years, Stacy Milner, former executive assistant to the chairman of NBC and then to the chairman of Paramount Pictures, has devoted herself to increasing ethnic and cultural diversity in the entertainment industry. In 2010, she founded the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), a recruitment initiative designed to channel students of color – primarily HBCU and Hispanic-serving institution graduates – into careers in this predominantly White field. ... read more »
South LA Shines at the Carpenters’ Destination Crenshaw Skills Camp
July 18, 2019
Three promising participants were signed to Union Contractors on site, with several more being offered a chance to join the Southwest Carpenters’ pre-apprentice program. ... read more »
Kat Tat Celebrates One Year of Business at Enigma
July 18, 2019
After working her way through the tattoo industry, Kat Tat has been successful in having her own shop, Enigma. ... read more »
Culver City Council Plans to Assess Portion of Inglewood Oil Field
July 18, 2019
The amortization process will supply information for the city council to move forward with regulating their portion of the oil field. ... read more »
Scurlock’s Sports Writing Leads to 1st Place NNPA Award
July 18, 2019
Amanda Scurlock credits ‘Black privilege’ to her rise from Sentinel intern to sports writer ... read more »
SEC Accuses Minority L.A. Football Club Owner of Fraud
July 16, 2019
Jason Sugarman, a minority owner of the popular Los Angeles Football Club and son-in-law of Hollywood mogul Peter Guber, has been accused of participating in an elaborate scheme that defrauded investors in tribal bonds of some $43 million, ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 15, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 15, 2019
On this day, July 15, 1867, businesswoman Maggie Walker, the first African American woman to charter and become president of a bank, was born. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Committee Democrats Call on Facebook to Halt Cryptocurrency Plans
July 12, 2019
“Investors and consumers transacting in Libra may be exposed to serious privacy and national security concerns, cyber security risks, and trading risks. Those using Facebook’s digital wallet – storing potentially trillions of dollars without depository insurance– also may become unique targets for hackers. For example, during the first three quarters of 2018, hackers stole nearly $1 billion from cryptocurrency exchanges.[3] The system could also provide an under-regulated platform for illicit activity and money laundering.” ... read more »
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