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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 »
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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 »
Black Woman Tech Founder Survived Homelessness and Started a Movement to Increase Generational Wealth in South L.A.
November 26, 2021
Homeless at the age of 19, Cassie Betts has a riveting life story. She shares memories about befriending “questionable characters of the night,” with the tech-savvy inner-city youth she trains in her technology academy Made In South L.A. (MISLA), initially launched from the janitor’s closet of a South Central Los Angeles charter school. ... read more »
FROM TOE-TAPPING FLIPSTO SOULFUL MOVES, DANCE RETURNS NEXT SPRINGTOTHE MUSIC CENTER WITH A NEW SEASON OF HIGH-ENERGY PRODUCTIONS AND CONTEMPORARY FLARE
November 18, 2021
With four dance residencies set to take place at Los Angeles’ performing arts center, Angelenos will experience a wide-ranging group of world-renowned companies showcasing classic lines among modern storylines, along with new participatory dance experiences in Dance at The Music Center’s2022 season. ... read more »
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U.S. Advisory Panel to Consider Expanding Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots
November 18, 2021
An influential U.S. advisory panel will discuss expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to all adults Friday, a move that could make the shots available nationwide as early as this weekend. ... read more »
Engagement Announced for White and Patterson-Garner
November 18, 2021
Kyrra R. White and Paris Patterson-Garner, two of L.A.’s rising stars in finance and diplomacy, are planning to marry, transforming their childhood friendship into a lifetime commitment. Both native Angelinos, they have known each other since they were students at View Park Elementary School in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Federal Regulators Approve Pfizer Vaccine for Children; Ages 5 to 11 Immediately Eligible for Shots
November 4, 2021
Children ages 5 to 11 can now receive vaccination against COVID-19. On Tuesday, November 2, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky signed off on a recommendation from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. ... read more »
No Leads in Fatal Shooting of Compton Pastor
November 4, 2021
Pastor Reggie Moore, an associate minister at God of Christ Church in Compton, was fatally shot on October 24 near his church. According to the L.A. Sheriff’s Department, there are no suspects, motive, or vehicle description in the homicide. ... read more »
CD-9 Welcomes Residents Applying for BIG:LEAP Program
November 4, 2021
South L.A. residents lined up on October 29, at the field office of Councilmember Curren Price, Jr. to apply for the BIG:LEAP - the Basic Income Guaranteed: Los Angeles Economic Assistance Program. The citywide program, which accepts applications until November 7, will provide 3,000 recipients with $1,000 per month for 12 months with no-strings-attached or conditions on how the funds must be spent. ... read more »
Karly Katona Appointed “Caretaker” of the 10th Council District
November 4, 2021
Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez appointed the chief of staff for Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas as the “caretaker” for the 10th Council District on Monday, November 1, 2021. ... read more »
Register Now for L.A. County Parks ‘I Matter: Girls Empowerment Conference’
October 7, 2021
All-day event will inspire girls to turn dreams into reality, with fun-filled workshops and a Girl Power Lunch Party! ... read more »
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