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Student Athlete of the Week: Solomon Bailey
October 14, 2021
Crossroads freshman guard Solomon “Solo” Bailey has basketball in his DNA. Having a mother who played division I softball in college and a father who played pro basketball, Bailey has been emersed in sports since a young age. Throughout his life, Bailey moved frequently as his father competed in several different countries. ... read more »
Study: Racism Plays Role in Premature Birth Among Black Americans
October 7, 2021
The tipping point for Dr. Paula Braveman came when a longtime patient of hers at a community clinic in San Francisco’s Mission District slipped past the front desk and knocked on her office door to say goodbye. He wouldn’t be coming to the clinic anymore, he told her, because he could no longer afford it. ... read more »
Exclusive: Gov. Newsom Talks Reparations, Recall and Future Goals
October 4, 2021
The dialogue occurred on Thursday, September 30, following Newsom’s signing of legislation to return Bruce’s Beach to the descendants of the original owners of the resort. Brooks met with the governor on the Bruce family property in Manhattan Beach and questioned him on reparations, the recent gubernatorial recall and his future goals. ... read more »
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WATCH: Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks on signing Bruce’s Beach bill, returning stolen land back to Black family
October 2, 2021
The story behind Bruce’s Beach tells a narrative of Black-ownership in America. Original property owners Charles and Willa Bruce had their land seized by the City of Manhattan Beach, California. The local government managed the rights to the land for almost 100 years. However, on Thursday, September 30, 2021 the authority of Bruce’s Beach has been given back to the descendants of the original landowners. The waves from the pacific ocean pulled onto the sandy shores owned by Willa and Charles Bruce. In 1912, they were the first Black landowners in Manhattan Beach, the Bruce’s became a family that owned multiple beach plots. - Read more about Bruce's Beach on https://lasentinel.net/bruces-beach-property-returned-to-family.html ... read more / watch video »
Why Redistricting Matters to You
September 30, 2021
Here is a year after one of the most impactful racial reckonings since the Civil Rights Movement. Here is the crossroad, a partisan split on the road strewn with masks, vaccines, and misinformation. Here is the largest humanitarian crisis our city has ever seen. ... read more »
FALL READ: Anita Kopacz’s debut novel SHALLOW WATER was part of her deep ancestral healing
September 23, 2021
Hello fall, 2021 the long, hot summer is behind us and as we cast our eyes towards the fall, winter with a new year just 22 odd weeks away, the idea of moving forward swirls around our collective consciousness.  ... read more »
Owner of Cakes by Chante Confirms Love is the Secret Ingredient to her Success
September 16, 2021
Cakes by Chante bakery owner, Chante Bernard recounted the start of her journey to the holy matrimony of her parents, celebrated on September 8, 1973. They were showered with wedding gifts and among these presents, they would find a lime green Hamilton Beach cake mixer, a gift that would encompass a beautiful destiny. ... read more »
Get The Shot, Then Get Covered
September 9, 2021
At the beginning of the pandemic, we knew our communities would be the hardest hit -- and when we fought to ensure resources were made available to fight the virus, we had to make sure that assistance made it to our communities. ... read more »
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Karla Gordy Bristol Shares the Secret to Building a Legacy Through Helping Others
September 9, 2021
Newly Approved Commissioner of Arts and Culture for the City of Beverly Hills, Karla Gordy Bristol, provides blueprints to following one's passion by servicing others. ... read more »
Mozee Named General Manager of City’s StreetsLA Bureau
August 26, 2021
Keith Mozee believes in doing his best, regardless of the task, and that mindset paved the way for his journey from truck driver to general manager of StreetsLA, the Los Angeles city department formerly known as the Bureau of Street Services. ... read more »
Redistricting Commissioners Seek Input from African American Community
August 19, 2021
Redistricting will bring changes to South Los Angeles, an area where many African Americans reside, and the adjustment could affect the collective power of the Black community. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Kayvon Thibodeaux
August 19, 2021
Kayvon Thibodeaux developed from a local prep athlete to become one of the most prominent defenders in Pac-12 football. He made an impact as a defensive end for the Oregon Ducks as a freshman, helping the team win the 2019 Pac-12 Championships and 2020 Rose Bowl. That following year, he helped the Ducks run it back for a second consecutive Pac-12 title. ... read more »
McKenna: L.A. Unified Welcomes Students Back to Campus
August 12, 2021
Los Angeles Unified School District campuses will soon open for in-person instruction and Dr. George J. McKenna III is ready to welcome students back into the classroom. ... read more »
Honoring the Revolution in Watts
August 11, 2021
On August 11, the uprisings that took place in 1965 are still felt today. The “Watts Rebellion,” marched to a familiar tune of racial injustice. The tip of the iceberg that had a titanic effect on the local community, was fueled by a police act. ... read more »
Youth Orchestra Los Angeles Finds Permanent Home in Inglewood
August 5, 2021
During an exclusive tour, the Los Angeles Sentinel explored the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen Center, the first Youth Orchestra Los Angeles program (YOLA) located in the heart of Inglewood; dedicated to the elite musical training of local youth, channeling the musical excellence of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. ... read more »
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