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Los Angeles Sentinel Publisher Danny Bakewell Sr., Reflects on Moments with Aretha Franklin
August 16, 2018
From Danny Bakewell Sr., publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper: “Aretha Franklin was a friend. We honored her one year at the Brotherhood Crusade, we had phenomenal artists on that show. ... read more »
Lord’s Resistance Army Still Kidnapping and Killing, Activists Say
August 16, 2018
Last year, Washington closed down its seven-year effort to track down Kony, ending an initiative that included encouraging LRA members through leaflets, loudspeakers and local radio broadcasts to defect. ... read more »
Local Stage Play Director Big Mike “Theplaywriter” Brown Passes Away at 52
August 16, 2018
Michael Brown known for his hit plays a Man that Finds a Wife, Finds a Good Thing and Momma, Tell Me  has reportedly died. Brown who attended Locke High and Long Beach State, ... read more »
Nigerian Teens Take Top Prize for Original Mobile Start-Up
August 16, 2018
At a competition for teenage tech entrepreneurs held in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley, a girl team from Nigeria captured the top prize for their original mobile app start-up. ... read more »
Passing of Celebrated Author Revives Debate Over Postcolonial Views
August 16, 2018
Naipaul was a lightning rod for criticism, say his critics, particularly by those who read his portrayals of Third World disarray as apologies for colonialism. But others say he was unsparing, both of the arrogance and self-aggrandizement of the colonizers as well as the self-deception and ethical ambiguities of the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean in their wake. ... read more »
‘Skulduggery’ Foils Zimbabwe Inauguration of Former Mugabe Ally
August 16, 2018
The ceremony was slated for Sunday, August 5, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare despite clashes between opposition protestors and soldiers that broke out shortly after polls closed. Some six people died in the melee, many others were beaten and a number sought refuge in neighboring Zambia. ... read more »
LAHSA Seeks Input on Allocation of $80 Million in New State Funding
August 16, 2018
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announced today that it will hold a series of meetings to seek input from service and housing providers, persons with lived experience of homelessness and other partners on how to allocate about $80 million in new funding this fiscal year. ... read more »
Special Report: The Life and Legacy of Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018)
August 16, 2018
  NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ″I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, ... read more »
Police Identify Suspects Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Anti-Gang Activist
August 16, 2018
Police today identified three young men who were arrested in the July 1 shooting death of a community and anti-gang activist in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Baltimore Officer Suspended After Punching Incident Recorded 
August 16, 2018
A Baltimore police officer was suspended Saturday after a video surfaced online showing him repeatedly punching a man and knocking him down over steps on a sidewalk in a recording that lasts about 30 seconds and the city's interim police commissioner said "deeply disturbed'' him. ... read more »
New WorkSource Center Opens in Culver City 
August 16, 2018
On Friday, August 10, the West Los Angeles America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) celebrated its grand opening in Culver City. AJCC is a one-stop shop for workforce services, providing a comprehensive range of no-cost employment and training services for employers and job seekers.  ... read more »
Legacy of Oliver Brown Saluted on His 100th Birthday
August 16, 2018
1954 Brown vs. Board of Education suit ended segregation in U.S. schools ... read more »
Getting Real About High School Graduation for Black and Brown Students
August 16, 2018
Even as overall graduation rates improve, Black and Hispanic students continue to lag behind that curve. Graduation rates for African American students are 76.4 percentage points—8 percentage points behind the national average—and Latino students are at 79.3 percent. Native American students fare even worse at just 72 percent graduation. Meanwhile, White and Asian students are anywhere from four to six points higher than the national average. ... read more »
Is Meghan Markle’s Mom Moving to the Palace? 
August 16, 2018
It was just three months ago that Meghan Markle, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex, tied the knot with Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in London, England. With the wedding came many changes for both Meghan and her mother, Doria Ragland. Now many are speculating Ragland will  be moving to the palace grounds however, there has been no confirmation from the royal family.  ... read more »
2018 Taste of Soul Scholarship Recipients
August 16, 2018
Here are the 2018 Taste of Soul Scholarship Recipients, congrats grads! ... read more »
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