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University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth Event Brings Awareness to Campaign for National Holiday  
June 24, 2021
Why do we need to celebrate Juneteenth and why should we fight to make it a national holiday? Those questions and more will be answered during the University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth event June 15-17, 2021 at redlands.edu/juneteenth. This virtual event is free and open to the public. ... read more »
Activist Lora King Campaigns Against Racism
June 24, 2021
The fight against racism gained another ally in the person of Lora King, the daughter of motorist Rodney King whose vicious beating by Los Angeles police officers in 1991 highlighted law enforcement’s treatment of African Americans and led to massive reform in policing across the nation. ... read more »
Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas Reopens Leimert Park in Honor of Juneteenth
June 24, 2021
Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas is devoted to the growth of Leimert Park. The civic leader made the monumental plaza a priority after three years of the area being closed; it’s receiving heightened attention and councilmember Ridley-Thomas showcased some of the upgrades during the Juneteenth reopening celebration. ... read more / view gallery »
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WATCH: JUNETEENTH WITH CHRISTOPHER PETTY
June 19, 2021
Happy Juneteenth Everyone! L.A. Sentinel correspondent, Chris Petty, breaks down the importance of celebrating Juneteenth! Learn the facts, be inspired! Happy Juneteenth from the L.A. Sentinel, number #1 place for Black news! ... read more / watch video »
Juneteenth Becomes Newest Federal Holiday
June 17, 2021
Black communities in greater Los Angeles and throughout the United States will observe Juneteenth with solemn memorials, spirited programs, singing and dancing, and a sense of jubilee. ... read more »
Southern University’s Library tells stories of former slaves
June 13, 2021
The John B. Cade Library at Southern University recently expanded its online archive of slave stories, accounts told by former slaves who were interviewed in the late 1930s and early 1940s ... read more »
Recognizing the Centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
June 3, 2021
The Tulsa Race Massacre is a prime example of inflaming issues and ignoring history. They both significantly lead to the inability and failure to learn the real lessons that true history can teach us. It was the inflammatory reporting of the chance encounter of a young Black man, Dick Rowland; and a young white elevator operator, Sarah Page, that ignited one of the deadliest episodes of racial violence in our nation’s history. ... read more »
Centennial of Tulsa Massacre Draws Reflections on Current Racial Relations
June 3, 2021
May 31 marked the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, the horrific slaughtering of 300+ Blacks in Oklahoma along with the total destruction of the Greenwood district, also known as the “Black Wall Street.” ... read more »
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Section of Highway Named for Civil Rights Pioneer Clyde Kennard
May 31, 2021
 A highway section near the University of Southern Mississippi has been named to honor a civil rights pioneer who was wrongfully convicted after he tried to enroll at the all-white university in the 1950s. ... read more »
Tulsa Pastors Honor ‘Holy Ground’ 100 Years After Massacre
May 31, 2021
When white attackers destroyed the prosperous Black neighborhood of Greenwood 100 years ago this week, they bypassed the original sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of North Tulsa. ... read more »
Many Say Education of King’s Life, Legacy Remains Critical for Young People
May 28, 2021
Brainly, the world's largest online learning platform, recently surveyed more than 1,700 U.S. students to understand better what they know – and don't know – about Dr. King, his life, and his legacy. It turns out; the answer is not much. According to the data, 63 percent of U.S. students incorrectly identified Dr. King's accomplishments or were not aware of some of the most important things he did to contribute to America's Civil Rights Movement.  ... read more »
Santa Monica Honors Black Residents and Black History at Belmar’s History + Art Project
May 27, 2021
History would tell, from the 1880s Black as Black families migrated from the South escaping blatant racism and then Jim Crow, many chose California due to the climate, advertisements regarding employment, healthcare, and overall beautiful life. Many of these Black families landed in Santa Monica beach neighborhoods, including Belmar Park, in clusters, being some of the first to settle in a beach neighborhood. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Jackie Robinson
April 22, 2021
Jackie Roosevelt Robinson is one of the most iconic figures in sports history. He was born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919, and his family moved to Pasadena one year later. Seeing his brother Mack Robinson compete in track and field inspired him to pursue sports. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Donald Penn
April 15, 2021
Donald Penn rose from a local prep athlete to a three-time Pro Bowler with a long career in the NFL. ... read more »
The Life and Legacy of DMX
April 15, 2021
A tragic close to the life of an artist who is considered one of the great song writers. ... read more »
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