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Kawhi Leonard says, “It doesn’t matter if we have a statement on the back of our jersey, it’s about doing the work.”
July 14, 2020
Many of the black players in the NBA have dealt with racism their whole lives, says Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard. Now they are using their platforms to fight social justice issues, give back to the community, and educate the people. Racism is nothing new to the 2019 NBA Finals MVP. ... read more »
WATCH: Bakewell Building South LA
July 14, 2020
Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. talks to Tanya Mcrae and Spectrum News ... read more / watch video »
Los Angeles City Mayor Looks to Update Safer at Home Order, to Align with New State Directives.
July 13, 2020
The city is still in an emergency condition, Garcetti emphasized the need for physical distancing, face coverings, and extreme attentiveness to hygienic practices. Lives are at stake and each day more are at risk; the pandemic has gotten worse across the country. The mayor admittedly stated, "we never had so many people infected or infectious." L.A. is on the border of level ‘red’ indicating severe conditions. ... read more »
Gyms, Personal Services, Offices, and Places of Worship Looking to Close Down Due to COVID-19 Spike
July 13, 2020
Statistics show an escalation in hospitalization, positive cases, and the overall community death rate is still in the double digits. Latest numbers surrounding coronavirus shared on July 13, reflected 13 additional deaths, all of them were between the ages of 65 and over, nine of the victims had underlining health conditions. This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the L.A. County to 3,822. ... read more »
Renter’s Assistance Available to L.A. City Residents; Providing Help to Tenants and Landlords.
July 12, 2020
Monday, July 13, the highly anticipated renter’s assistance program is looking to roll out. 100-million dollars will go directly to landlords and help tenants. Providing $2,000 to the “hardest hit” households and looking to amplify financial relief to both tenants and property owners. Eligible tenants will have to do three things: Live in the city of L.A., show the financial impact of COVID-19, and earn less than 80% of the average income in the area. ... read more »
Los Angeles Community College District Commits to 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Energy
July 10, 2020
On July 8, 2020, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees signed the Clean Energy and Sustainability Resolution committing the community college district to eliminate carbon-based electricity consumption by 2030 and replace all other carbon-based energy use with clean, renewable energy sources by 2040. ... read more »
Students for Change Rally at Library Park
July 9, 2020
Sunday—July 5, groups of El Segundo High School students rally for diversity in hope for equality within their high school. The group of high school students referred to themselves as the Students for Change Coalition. ... read more »
Friends and Colleagues Reflect on Brad Pye’s Legacy
July 9, 2020
The recent passing of Brad Pye, Jr., the “godfather” of L.A.’s Black sports journalists, prompted many people to reflect on Pye’s legacy. The following are some of the comments his admirers shared with the L.A. Sentinel. ... read more »
5 Major California Firms, Other Businesses, Invest Billions in Black Enterprises. Where Will The Money Go?
July 9, 2020
Over the last month, several corporations have stepped up to fund the Black community.   ... read more »
Black Lives Matter at 7 Years and the Meaning of this Movement-Moment
July 9, 2020
“We are the diviners of change!” proclaims Janaya “Future” Khan. Three thousand people … significantly young and Black … fill the massive concrete steps at Los Angeles City Hall, pouring out onto the sidewalk, into the street, extending the length of the block and into Grand Park. The hotter-than-July sun shines on the faces of Youth Vanguard members who just finished speaking about their recent victory in LAUSD – ousting police from school campuses and cutting their budget by 35%. ... read more »
Mandatory college football practices at time of pandemic are nuts
July 9, 2020
The experience of Texas and Florida and Arizona in reopening suggests that it may not even be safe to reopen college campuses with thousands of students gathering together in dorms, classes, parties and bars, much less begin practices on a football field. ... read more »
Wondalunch hosted their second event with Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Angela Rye and Janelle Monae.
July 9, 2020
“Here we are. We are getting ready to hand out some food. Now everybody that’s not working, get back,” says Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Wondalunch just held their second event in Watts giving away contact free, prepackaged meals that includes fresh fruit, vegetables, and poultry. There are hungry people all over the country, but particularly in the Los Angeles community. Community leaders have graciously contributed their time to ensure the people have food on the table. ... read more »
Brad Pye Jr., Trailblazing Sports Writer and Broadcaster, Passes Away
July 9, 2020
His career with L.A. County began in August 1987 as a deputy in Hahn’s Second District. Promoted to assistant chief deputy within three short months, Pye became a spokesperson for Hahn, and said, “I was his voice in ensuring that constituents were treated fairly and each complaint resolved in a timely manner.” ... read more »
Senator Mitchell Sustains Funding for Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
July 9, 2020
California State Senator Holly Mitchell met with Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. Senator Mitchell and Dr. Batchlor shared a brief discussion about the importance of protecting the hospital’s budget. ... read more »
Clippers Aim to Protect Their Contending Run in NBA Restart
July 9, 2020
Before the threat of COVID-19 stopped the 2019-2020 NBA season, the Los Angeles Clippers were ranked second in the Western Conference. They are ready to battle for an NBA title as they travel this week to Florida for the season restart set to tip-off on July 30. ... read more »
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