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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 »
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 »
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
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 »