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Harris’ First Action of 116th Congress: Re-introducing Tax Cut for Middle Class 
January 10, 2019
Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris re-introduced the LIFT (Livable Incomes for Families Today) the Middle Class Act, legislation that provides middle class and working families with a tax credit of up to $6,000 a year—or up to $500 a month—to address the rising cost of living. ... read more »
 LAUSD Superintendent Beutner Meets with Local Black Press to Push for Education Amid Talks of Teacher Strike   
January 10, 2019
Winter break is over and school is back in session but this time without teachers? On December 19, 2018, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) announced that they would be going on strike on during the start of the 2019 school year if the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) superintendent Austin Beutner failed to adhere to the following demands... ... read more »
Study Points to Need for Support of Justice Involved Youth 
January 10, 2019
The Children’s Defense Fund recently released “Unhidden Figures: Examining the Characteristics of Justice Involved Youth in Los Angels County”, and the Sentinel caught up with author Betty Fang to discuss its significance.   ... read more »
SCAQMD Awards More Than $47 Million in Incentive Funds to Implement and Demonstrate Cleaner Technologies and Fuels to Reduce Air Pollution
January 4, 2019
The South Coast Air Quality Management District today awarded $47.4 million to 26 businesses, organizations, universities, government agencies and utility companies in the South Coast Basin and Coachella Valley to help them purchase and upgrade their equipment with cleaner and energy efficient technologies.  Much of the funding will be directed at environmental justice communities that are close to industrial areas and are some of the hardest hit by air pollution.  The projects are located in all four counties in SCAQMD’s jurisdiction.    ... read more »
SISTERS WHO MADE US PROUD IN 2018
January 3, 2019
Black women in politics opened many new doors, ran in many areas across the country, who won and helped others win. We’ve come a long way since Rep. Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress. ... read more »
LOS ANGELES LINKS CELEBRATE 66thANNUAL COTILLION
January 3, 2019
  Debs Seated (Left to Right): Safia Smith, Sydney Kelley, Klark White, Brooke Messaye, Sydney Bentley, Braelyn Baker, Kaelyn Bowers, Lara Brooks Second Row: Mackenzie Wilson, ... read more »
Suits & Solidarity Members Celebrate Holidays
January 3, 2019
Suits in Solidarity members recently celebrated their end of year meeting with a holiday reception with City Council President Herb Wesson, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Kerman Maddox, Co- Founder Suits in Solidarity.  ... read more »
ELI LILLY ANNOUNCES INSULIN AFFORDABILITY PLAN TARGETING BLACK COMMUNITY
January 3, 2019
This is a great opportunity for African Americans, who are disproportionately affected by diabetes. ... read more »
Home Prices Up, but Sales Dip in L.A., Orange Counties
January 3, 2019
According to CoreLogic, the median price of a Los Angeles County home was $600,000 last month, up from $567,000 in November 2017. ... read more »
How Credit Scores Impact Mortgages
January 3, 2019
Mortgage lenders need to assess the risk to themselves before lending money to borrowers. ... read more »
LA County Library Director, Skye Patrick, Named 2019 Librarian of the Year by Library Journal
January 3, 2019
Skye Patrick recognized for her role in breaking down barriers, increasing access, and embracing technology and marketing in the library. ... read more »
‘Black-ish’ Star Marcus Scribner On Activism, Social Media and Creating Change
January 3, 2019
When he’s not playing socially awkward Junior in ABC’s comedy “Black-ish,” Marcus Scribner, gives back in major ways. The Los Angeles native has starred in “Black-ish”  ... read more »
EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT: Rebecca Francis 
January 3, 2019
Francis has visited over 25 high-performing schools across the nation to learn what it takes to make award-winning, high-quality public charter schools. She believes charter schools offer an alternative option to parents and students who are not satisfied with the options available to them.  ... read more »
Sharon McDougle, The ‘Hidden Figure’ Behind the NASA Spacesuit Team 
January 3, 2019
Behind every great astronaut is a great team suiting him or her up to travel into space. While many history books discuss the story of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel to space, they often fail to mention how NASA spacesuit manager Sharon McDougle, helped prepare astronauts like Jemison for their launch and how she made history herself.   ... read more »
Ad Hoc Committee Cites “Systemic Racism” as Critical Factor for Disparity in the Number of Black People Experiencing Homelessness across L.A. County
January 3, 2019
A theme that cut across the committee’s work was that racism has contributed to, and remains intertwined with, homelessness. ... read more »
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