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Veola O’Neil Hits Centennial Mark with 100th Birthday
July 21, 2022
Family and friends gathered with Veola L. O’Neil at La Boheme Restaurant in West Hollywood to celebrate her tenth decade of enjoying life. ... read more »
Everychild Foundation Awards $1.1 Million to Local Children’s Agencies
July 21, 2022
For the third year in a row, Everychild Foundation has pivoted from its innovative grantmaking approach.  The group of approximately 200 Los Angeles-area women is dedicated to easing the suffering of local children, ... read more »
10th District Women’s Steering Committee Plans 44th Scholarship Luncheon
July 14, 2022
Notable professionals and outstanding students will be recognized at the 44th Annual Scholarship Awards and Fundraiser Luncheon sponsored by the 10th Council District Women’s Steering Committee. ... read more »
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New Booklet Trains Youth Leaders to Become COVID-19 Activists
July 7, 2022
A new booklet, designed to assist youth when talking to other youth about the COVID-19 vaccine, was recently released at a leadership conference for high school students, held on the campus of UC Santa Cruz. ... read more »
Father Forever Delivers Flowers to Senior Moms on Mother’s Day
May 18, 2022
Senior moms residing at West Angeles Villas in South L.A. received rose bouquets on Mother’s Day, May 8, thanks to the generosity of A Father Forever nonprofit group. ... read more »
Biddy Mason Foundation Hosts Foster Care Town Hall
May 11, 2022
Continuing its focus on supporting foster youth, the Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation will present a town hall featuring U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass as a guest speaker. ... read more »
C&B Creative: Black Women-Owned Business Specializes in Creating Unforgettable Moments
March 30, 2022
Los Angeles inspired showroom conglomerate, C&B Creative, is a Black women-owned brand. Kayla Green and Jazmine Holifield are setting the tone and capturing unique energy within their projects. As creative engineers, Green and Holifield shared the details in constructing their business values to reflect the community needs. ... read more »
A Call for Community Healing: Black Participation in Alzheimer’s Research 
March 13, 2022
The AHEAD study is the first known research project to enroll participants that are as young as 55 and customize the treatment based on the patient's amyloid level. In order to elevate the health within underrepresented groups, there is a call for community healing.  ... read more »
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Dr. Ena Paschall Marks 100th Birthday 
March 2, 2022
Family, friends and admirers joined together on March 2, to celebrate a century of living by Dr. Ena Paschall, a South Los Angeles educator who touched countless lives as the owner-operator of United World International Learning Center.  ... read more »
Remembering Miss Edna Hortense Smith’s 100-Year-Old Legacy
January 20, 2022
Edna Hortense Smith was born in Chipley, Florida on September 21, 1921, and celebrated her 100th birthday with her family and friends in Hawthorn, CA, where she was a resident.  ... read more »
Black Artists Matter at L.A. Comic Con
December 9, 2021
On Friday, Dec. 3 - Dec. 5, visual arts enthusiasts attended the Los Angeles Comic Con 2021 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in Downtown L.A.  The convention is filled with artists and art fans for a one-of-a-kind experience where the primary focus is on comic books and the comic book culture. ... read more / view cartoon »
Meet the 29-Year-Old Activist and Atty Chairing California’s Reparations Task Force
December 9, 2021
In June, California launched the nation’s first Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans this year.   The nine-member committee was established to meet the requirements of Assembly Bill ( ... ... read more »
Black Cannabis Entrepreneurs Say State’s $30 Million Fee Waiver Fund May Not Be Enough
December 9, 2021
Alphonso “Tucky” Blunt, the owner of a marijuana product store in Oakland called ... , says his business is located in the same zip code where he was arrested for selling weed illegally in 2004.   ... read more »
Montgomery rap artist speaks in a new way through kids’ book
December 7, 2021
There was a time during the pandemic when Jacoby Browder, a Birmingham native who grew up around Prattville, was unemployed for around seven months. Add to that the pressure of being the non-working partner in a relationship and caring for a child, and Browder found himself in a depressed state of mind. ... read more »
A Statement from Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. Regarding Arrest in Jackie Avant Murder
December 2, 2021
"I am relieved to hear that an arrest has been made so quickly and I thank the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Police for working so quickly.   I hope that all the perpetrators and anyone else who participated in this heinous crime is arrested and brought to justice. This, unfortunately, does not and will not relieve the pain that Clarence, Nicole, Alex and all who knew Jackie are feeling today.   I can only hope as we all do, that this little bit of justice, over time will help ease the pain of losing a wife a mother, and a friend."-  Danny J Bakewell Sr - Chairman/Executive Publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel & close friend of the Avant Family. ... read more »
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