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The Child Welfare system is failing, causing greater harm for, both, the youth and families they’re supposed to be serving.

PHOTO GALLERY: Foot Locker Opens Community Store in Crenshaw

 the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of Foot Locker’s West Coast community-based Store in Crenshaw, California. The new store, which will open to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 16, provides an elevated retail experience, including full-family shopping with exclusive product, custom store artwork by local muralists, and an activation space that will host ongoing community events for sneakerheads.

JACQUELINE AVANT: A FAMILY / COMMUNITY TREASURE LOST

Avant family devastated by the tragic death of one of the world’s most kind & loving people    L.A. Sentinel News Service Words cannot express the pain and devastation the Bakewell family and our community of well-wishers and fans feel this morning over the senseless murder of our beloved friend and family member, Mrs. Jackie Avant.  Her brutal murder is not only a loss to her entire family but is a terrible loss to everyone who met her.  Her warm and kind personality was evident to everyone who came into contact with her, and her loving smile was a blessing

Student Athlete of the Week: Solomon Bailey

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.

Study: Racism Plays Role in Premature Birth Among Black Americans

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.

Exclusive: Gov. Newsom Talks Reparations, Recall and Future Goals

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.

WATCH: Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks on signing Bruce’s Beach bill, returning stolen land back to Black family

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

Why Redistricting Matters to You

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.

Get The Shot, Then Get Covered

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.