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“What really drove COVID in South LA”
March 4, 2021
Even before COVID, our community had an epidemic of chronic disease. ... read more »
Tips, tools and resources for Black business owners looking to make a strong recovery in 2021
March 4, 2021
While it may be challenging to predict what exactly our path to economic recovery will look like, Black small businesses will play a significant role. ... read more »
Black History Makers 1914-1946
February 25, 2021
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Black History Makers: Pre-Civil War Activists
February 18, 2021
Crispus Attucks was born around the year 1723 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He managed to escape from bondage; and showed a skill for buying and trading goods, spending most of his time on trading ships and whaling vessels going in and out of Boston. On March 5, 1770, Attucks was the first significant casualty of the Boston Massacre—a deadly riot that began as a street brawl. Attucks is widely regarded as the first person killed in the bloody slaughter. The thing is, the moment inevitably resulted in American Revolution, which led to our nation’s independence. “First man to die for the flag we now hold high was a Black man,” said Stevie Wonder in the song “Black Man.” ... read more / view gallery »
Student Athlete of the Week: Bella Witt
February 18, 2021
Calabasas High School sprinter, Bella Witt, is the top hurdler in California and one of the best in the 2021 class. In December, Witt announced that she will be attending UNLV. ... read more »
Black History Makers 1865-1914
February 11, 2021
The selected names and list order were inspired by the book “Great African Americans,” by Alison J. Keyes and Gloria Blakely. ... read more / view gallery »
How NBA Legend Elgin Baylor Saved the Lakers in his Rookie Season
February 4, 2021
Among the Lakers retired jerseys is the no. 22 jersey which was worn by legendary player Elgin Baylor. He was drafted at a crucial time in the franchise’s history, back when they were the Minneapolis Lakers. ... read more »
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Black History Month Presents… Musical Legends
February 3, 2021
This list is not in any specific order but an overview of notable Black Music legends. This list is focused on music accomplishments and not scandal or outside information. ... read more / view gallery »
Crustees’ Pies Looks to Bring Joy to the Community, One Slice at A time
January 28, 2021
The peach cobbler is symbolic for family, holidays, and tradition in the collective community. The recipe holds generations of tweaks in the ingredients and shared experiences in the kitchen, giving the crust its extra flavor and distinction. In most cases, family recipes stay between relatives, but for Crustees’ owner, Sharon Washington, her first slice into the pie artisanship came from a collective pool of inspiration, and she’s been cooking with a sense of unity ever since. ... read more »
In Loving Memory of Iris Marie Laurent Stanford
January 28, 2021
On Saturday, January 23, the children of Iris Marie Stanford held a drive-by outdoor, memorial at the LA Sentinel.   Family, friends, colleagues, and over 40 people on zoom gathered outside the Sentinel, where Iris she worked in the Classified section department for 27 years.  The memorial was opened with a prayer by pastor and cousin, Kasey Whitney.  The spirit-filled event filled with purpled included speeches from her children, Kyara, Tanya, and Wellington, Jr., who spoke about their experiences and lessons bestowed upon them by their mother.  Also, the other spoke gave testimonies on their experiences with iris.  As the event summed up the memorial, the assembly of attendees released 66 purple balloons in Iris's honor, on Crenshaw Blvd., as the DJ played Gladys Night’s “I Hope You Dance.”    ... read more »
This is a Tribute: We Remember Iris Marie Laurent Stanford
January 28, 2021
Iris Stanford worked in the Classified section department for the Sentinel for over two decades and over that time, she became the heart of a community. She served as the Classifieds Specialist for the Sentinel and L.A. Watts Times Newspaper. Anyone who did business, whether it was a DBA, an ad, or renting a room—you went to Iris.  In many ways, she was the mother of the Sentinel office, checking you when needed, loving on you always and laughing with you all the time. ... read more »
ST. JOHN’S WELL CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER LEADING THE WAY IN VACCINATIONS IN LOS ANGELES
January 21, 2021
Located on Avalon Blvd., just South of Gage, sits a small medical facility that has been waging a fierce fight in the war against COVID-19 from the very beginning. The battle started with the need for testing kits which originally were delivered to the West side of the city before South Los Angeles, mainly because Westside residents have better health insurance coverage than those residing in South L.A. ... read more »
What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the State of America if he were alive today?
January 14, 2021
Dr. King’s belief in non-violence as a moral and political basis for achieving the “Dream” he envisioned did not include a passive or patient acceptance of a lower place in society. He knew this would be a multi-generational quest for our freedom, and prophetically told us that we would eventually get to the mountain top even if he were unable to be there with us. ... read more »
Woman-Owned Catering Business Has Made Long-Standing Memories in Every Dish for Over 20 Years
January 14, 2021
Daria shared her passion and how she came to be the most sought-after catering business in Los Angeles. ... read more »
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