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LADWP Science Bowl 27th Annual, Regional Competition, Set for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
Each year a different theme is chosen for the LADWP Science Bowl that highlights an important, science, technological innovation or individual. The 2017 theme was “1917-2017, LADWP, 100 Years of Providing Power to Los Angeles. Last year the theme commemorated the Silver Anniversary of the Regional Competition and 25 Years of Innovation by the utility from 1993 to 2018. This year the theme highlights the 50th Anniversary of the first man landing on the moon in 1969. ... read more / view event »
Congresswoman Barragán to Host Annual Black History Month Event Honoring Leaders Impacting the District
Congresswoman Barragán will host her Annual Black History Month event tomorrow, February 16 to honor the achievements and contributions of Black visionaries impacting the 44th Congressional District. This year’s theme, Together We Rise, was chosen to emphasize the prevailing thought that our community’s strength lies in our unity.  ... read more / view event »
Why the New York City Council Proposal to Ban Menthol Cigarettes is Wrong
February 15, 2019
I dedicated 34 years of my life to public safety, enforcing the laws that our legislators placed before me. That’s what cops do, and we trust that those laws are well thought out, studied and based upon sound data and evidence. Later in my career, I realized that this is not always the case, as some of our laws have little to do with sound evidence and are emotionally driven by feel-good politics. That’s why I hung up my badge to advocate for sound public policy as the Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership. ... read more »
WATCH: LAPD Recruitment and Employment Division discuss hiring and job opportunities
February 15, 2019
Over the next several months, the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and L.A. Watts Times Newspaper will be partnering with the Los Angeles Police Department to bring candid conversations about policing to the community. Our hope is that you will engage with us, ask questions, and use this opportunity to learn more about the role the police department plays in the community and how we can each shape the department so that it can better serve our neighborhoods and families. ... read more / watch video »
Report Finds Long Beach State University has a $1.53 Billion Impact on Local Economies
February 15, 2019
Long Beach State University is ranked the ninth best public college in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report, the fifth most applied to university in the nation and ranked high for matriculating students who graduate with the least amount of debt. Forbes ranks CSULB as one of America’s best-value colleges because of its great return on investment. ... read more »
INGLEWOOD CITY COUNCIL OFFERS REWARD IN 2009 MURDER CASE
February 15, 2019
Inglewood Mayor James Butts and the City Council are offering a reward for information related to a 2009 murder.  On May 31, 2009, 25-year old Crystal Crawford was fatally shot while sitting in a car with friends.  The shooting took place in the 2900 block of 95th Street. ... read more »
Digitize and Preserve Local African-American History
February 14, 2019
Visit the Mobile Memory Lab’s Community Scanning Day on Sat., February 23, and Oral History Day on Sat., March 2. Events Held at the Jefferson Branch Library, 2211 W. Jefferson Blvd. ... read more »
Anti-Gang Violence Campaign Sparks in L.A., Creating Safer Neighborhoods for Black Communities 
February 14, 2019
“Gang violence is no longer a community issue; this is a civil and human rights issue”  ... read more »
Prominent Figures of the Negro Leagues
February 14, 2019
Before Jackie Robinson, many African Americans displayed top-notch performances on a baseball diamond ... read more »
Black History: Hattie McDaniel First African American Oscar Winner
February 14, 2019
The pinnacle of McDaniel’s career, Gone with the Wind, premiered in 1939 amid controversy. Though the role would eventually lead to an Oscar win for McDaniel, she was banned from the premiere. In fact, none of Gone with the Wind’s Black actors were allowed to attend the film’s Atlanta premiere. ... read more »
Congresswoman’s Sister Remembered as ‘Joyful’ and ‘Radiating’
February 14, 2019
Watson Bradfield, a trailblazer in her own right, was born July 22, 1938 into a family of trailblazers.  She was the youngest of four children. Her father, William Watson, was one of the first African American police officers in Los Angeles. Her grandfather, Spencer Watson, was a civil rights activist, involved in organizing the pullman porters along with Bayard Rustin. And, her grandmother Belle O’Neal was the surgical nurse who worked on the first open heart surgery with Dr. Clarence Williams in Chicago. ... read more »
Black History Month: Rev. Dr. Alexander Hamilton honored by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas
February 14, 2019
Dr. Hamilton has played, conducted and arranged scores for numerous music icons ... read more »
Artist and Activist Addresses Mass Incarceration with Exhibit 
February 14, 2019
Ise Lyfe’s smallasaGIANT project looks to be the beginning of change in the juvenile justice system.  ... read more »
Family of a Comatose Black Man Files Multi-Million Claim Against LAPD 
February 14, 2019
The family of a Black man left in a coma after an alleged race-based attack by an off-duty officer has filed a $195 million claim against the Los Angeles Police Department.  ... read more »
Miko Branch, A Natural CEO 
February 14, 2019
Branch’s natural hair product line, Miss Jessie’s, continues to create clean, effective products to embrace a diverse spectrum of curly and textured hair types.  ... read more »
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