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Lindsey Directs LADWP’s Water Distribution System
June 10, 2021
Breonia Lindsey, one of the agency’s top African Americans, oversees maintenance and construction of the city’s 7,300-mile pipeline ... read more »
Everett Sands the Driving Force Behind Lendistry
June 10, 2021
CEO says the memory of his grandfather is the fuel that inspires him to make Lendistry the largest African American lead community lending institution in the country. ... read more »
 JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Visits New Crenshaw Community Center Branch
June 10, 2021
On Wednesday, June 2, JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon, visited the new community center branch; he described the cultural evolution of Chase and how the institution looks to become a pillar of growth in the Crenshaw community.   ... read more »
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Police Force Cutting into Family Ties: 23-Year-Old Targeted by an Order Given by His Uncle
May 20, 2021
On Tuesday, May 10, Attorney Carl Douglas, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Co-founder Melina Abdullah joined 23-year-old filmmaker Jamal Shakir to announce a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and LAPD police officer, Eric Anderson. The premise of the case sounded like many others, law enforcement using overly aggressive force to manage a peaceful protest, but for Shakir, the order for his attack came directly from a family member. ... read more »
MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI – Leads Los Angeles Through the Pandemic and Strives to Build a Better and More Inclusionary City
May 6, 2021
As Los Angeles begins to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, Mayor Eric Garcetti took time out of his very busy schedule to sit down with the Los Angeles Sentinel to directly address those issues which are impacting the lives of African Americans, communities of color, and those most severely affected by COVID-19. ... read more »
Byron Reed Leads a Tribe of Success- Over 30 Years of Mentorship  
April 29, 2021
Byron Reed is attached to many success stories; his guidance has worked as water, nourishing seeds of potential found in the world’s future leaders. Reed’s Tribe is an exclusive mentorship program, geared towards people who are seeking growth in their careers and personal endeavors. ... read more »
 Finding a ‘Greater Love’ with Novelist Devyn Bakewell 
April 22, 2021
Diving into the intricate details of today’s college experience, “Greater Love,” submerges the reader in the male and female perspective as young adults from the Black community, entering a realm of secondary education. Main characters, Ryan McKnight and Devyn Baker, represent two differentiating experiences.  ... read more »
Yvette Chappell-Ingram Retires from CEO Role at AABLI 
April 22, 2021
The mission of AABLI is “to strengthen nonprofit, public, and private organizations by recruiting and preparing African Americans for service on a broad range of governing boards.” Chappell-Ingram has upheld that objective in her years of service as founder and chief executive officer of the organization.   ... read more »
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La Create Sp_ce Creates Community Wealth Under One Roof
April 15, 2021
Working as the foundation for many Black-owned businesses is the co-working facility La Create Sp_ce. Located in Inglewood, California, sits a two-story building with 2,600 square feet of innovation and productivity. Owners, Marisa and Terell Johnson break down the values of La Create Sp_ce and the significance of creating a supportive environment for people of color and their businesses. ... read more »
Post & Beam – A Taste of Black Excellence 
April 15, 2021
The robust flavors found in their soul food match the warmth given by their staff, Post & Beam has created an ambiance that is authentic to the collective community. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Florence Griffith-Joyner
April 8, 2021
Delorez Florence “Flo Jo” Griffith-Joyner is the fastest woman of all time with track and field records that stand to this day. Along with having exceptional athleticism, she was also known for sporting one-legged body suits and elaborately decorated six-inch nails. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Paul Pierce
April 1, 2021
Paul Pierce, also known as “The Truth,” built a prominent basketball career by matching his talent with a strong work ethic. Born in Oakland and raised in Inglewood, CA, Pierce took an interest to basketball from watching the Showtime Lakers battle the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Maxi Duncan
March 25, 2021
Tennis player Maxi Duncan recently accepted an offer to attend Harvard next fall and will be a member of the Crimson women’s tennis team. ... read more »
Perry’s Joint: Sandwiches Crafted with Love for the Community    
March 25, 2021
Perry Bennett wanted his entrepreneurial business to be the example of what is possible, he envisioned a relaxing environment in the community and created Perry’s Joint; a Black-owned eatery that represents the culture. Bennett wanted to make sure that this facility ignited other young minds to create their own business too. Perry’s Joint specializes in artisan sandwiches the storefront symbolizes the growth Bennet looks to see within the community.   ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
March 18, 2021
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is a WNBA legend who has left her mark on Los Angeles Basketball history as a player and as a coach. Although she was born in Chicago, Cooper-Dyke was raised in Watts and attended Locke High School. ... read more »
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