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Mothers In Action’s Back-to-School Festival Continues to Help During Uncertain Times
August 13, 2020
Despite the difficulties of COVID-19, the organization is still dedicated to helping youth meet their educational needs. ... read more »
Leimert Park Jazz Festival 2020: The Virtual Experience
August 13, 2020
Anyone who knows Attorney Diane Robertson will not be surprised that a global pandemic can’t keep her signature event, the Leimert Park Jazz Festival, from taking place this year. Robertson is a force of nature when it comes to organizing, advocacy and building community.  And, while gathering in the heart of Los Angeles’ Black community won’t be possible this year, she has decided that the show must go on -- online.  ... read more »
GUARDaHEART Foundation Host No Cost COVID-19 Antibody Testing Community Event in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
August 13, 2020
Guardaheart Foundation hosted a COVID-19 antibody testing site in the Baldwin Hills Mall parking lot. According to Dr. Douglas S. Harrington, the chairman of GUARDaHeart Foundation, most people are familiar with the swab test, and it measures the RNA from the virus. It has limitations; it's only for people with symptoms. ... read more »
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Coronavirus Antibody Testing Event Begins at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
August 10, 2020
Dozens of people flocked to ...  Plaza today to take advantage of free coronavirus antibody tests that will be offered for six days over the next two weeks. ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Seeks to Make Juneteenth a City Holiday
July 31, 2020
LA City Councilmember Curren Price today introduced a motion that would move to establish Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States dating back to June 19, 1865, as a legal City holiday.  ... read more »
Black Restaurant Coalition Launches to Help Greater Los Angeles’ Black-Owned Restaurants Survive Amid COVID Pandemic
July 30, 2020
A newly formed coalition is advocating for Los Angeles County’s Black-Owned restaurants to help keep their doors open during the coronavirus pandemic. The Black Restaurant Coalition of Los Angeles exists to support and promote a movement to Dine Black, supporting Black institutions that support vibrant Black Communities. Their mission is to amplify issues facing Black restaurant owners during the coronavirus pandemic, including cost of goods, rent and temporary COVID-19 regulations and policies and beyond. ... read more »
Mustard, Roddy Ricch, Jhene Aiko and Trey Songz Host Feed Your City Challenge in South L.A.
July 30, 2020
Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson was excited to be working with the Feed Your City Challenge. He mentioned how great it was to have Roddy Ricch and Mustard, who are both from the South L.A. community, help host and be hands on during the food drive. “Roddy Ricch and Mustard, they are both homeboys, they are from the community. They came up in our streets and they know how it is in the neighborhood,” says Dawson. He continues, “Once you put out the fall to give help, or get help, our community shows up. It just takes the right individuals to make the right call, set up the event, get volunteers and sponsors. LAPD is here, the fire department is here. Everybody steps up and we make it work. We make it do what it do.” ... read more »
TWO NEW HIRES JOIN THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
July 30, 2020
The California African American Museum (CAAM) announced today the addition of two new staff members in key curatorial positions: Taylor Renee Aldridge, visual arts curator and program manager; and Susan D. Anderson, history curator and program manager. ... read more »
L.A. Care Announces New Group of Elevating the Safety Net Scholars
July 30, 2020
Eight students of color will receive full medical school scholarships ... read more »
Los Angeles Mayor Announces Progress Made Under Community Safety Partnership in LAPD; Captain Emada Tingirides Appointed Deputy Chief of CSP Bureau
July 27, 2020
Garcetti stressed the co-ownership of protection from both local legislation and the community they represent. He shared the progress of the Community Safety Partnership Bureau in the Los Angeles Police Department. “This bureau makes CSP both a program and a philosophy,” Mayor Garcetti stated. The program cultivated a set of procedures that hold the body of the organization accountable to maintaining a civil approach to policing. ... read more »
2020 Taste of Soul Canceled Due to COVID-19
July 23, 2020
As the Los Angeles community and nation struggles to deal with the new normal of sheltering-in, Black businesses have been greatly impacted. In an effort to continue the spirit of Taste of Soul and its commitment to the health and safety of our community, Taste of Soul 2020 will not happen on the historic Crenshaw Blvd. in 2020. Instead, the LA Sentinel intends to shine light and awareness on Black business locations, store fronts and online services. ... read more »
South LA music school White Hall Arts awarded COVID relief grant
July 23, 2020
“Congratulations...”    That’s all it took for Tanisha Hall to let out a scream in the lobby of White Hall Arts Academy, the music conservatory she founded over nine years ago.   Tucked into a brick-stoned building on 54th Street in South Los Angeles, the school was just granted a plethora of new opportunities thanks to the email announcing a $25,000 COVID-19 Community Response Fund through the Lewis Prize for Music. The organization awarded a total of $1.25 million to 32 programs in the U.S. targeted at teaching youths about music.   ... read more »
Over 2,500 South L.A. Families were Provided Groceries at Community Food Bank Drive-Through
July 23, 2020
In the heart of the Crenshaw District, in South L.A., a community food distribution drive through was held at the Los Angeles Sentinel on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 9M – Noon, to provide groceries for community members experiencing economic hardship due  with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bakewell Media, Los Angeles Sentinel, Mothers In Action, AFGE, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Labor Community Services, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Miguel Contreras Foundation, Teamsters National Black Caucus, Councilmember Herb Wesson of CD 10 and County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas of the 2nd District collaborated to successfully distribute groceries to 2,500 families in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.  ... read more »
WATCH NBC4 Report: Los Angeles Sentinel Closes Office Due to COVID-19 Diagnosis
July 18, 2020
LA County sets another daily record. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Thursday July 16, 2020. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH Spectrum Report: Bakewell Building South LA
July 14, 2020
Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. talks to Tanya Mcrae and Spectrum News ... read more / watch video »
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