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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 »
Black History Makers 1914-1946
February 25, 2021
Black History Makers 1914-1946 ... read more / view gallery »
Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke: A Legacy of First in LA Politics
February 25, 2021
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke is well acquainted with being the “first.”  Throughout her extensive public service career, she garnered multiple “firsts” as she spearheaded initiatives for the betterment of minorities, women and all people.   ... read more »
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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 »
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 »
Tuskegee Airmen Charles McGee Turns 101
December 10, 2020
Brigadier General Charles Edward McGee, one of the last living Tuskegee Airmen, turns 101-year-old, where he celebrated in Bethesda Maryland, waving the American flag as well-wishers drove by while some celebrated, cheering from a distance.  The event even had a surprise fly-over of a P-51 aircraft, the same plane he flew in the war.  ... read more »
Brad Pye Jr.: Journey of a Dreamer
July 9, 2020
Iconic Sentinel editor leaves lasting impression ... read more »
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Brad Pye Jr., Trailblazing Sports Writer and Broadcaster, Passes Away
July 5, 2020
Brad Pye, Jr., a trailblazing sports writer and broadcaster, passed away July 5, at his home in Los Angeles. Pye, who was recognized throughout the nation for his pioneering efforts on behalf of African American athletes, suffered from various health issues that contributed to his death at the age of 91. ... read more »
WATCH: Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee
March 6, 2020
Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee joins the LA Sentinel ... read more / watch video »
LMU Unveils Statue of Basketball Great, Hank Gathers
March 5, 2020
While Gathers’ basketball prowess was unmistakable, his energy and charisma were infectious, as evidenced by Saturday’s sizeable crowd. The unveiling coincided with LMU’s Family Weekend, it’s celebration of Black History Month, and its commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the 1989-1990 Men’s Basketball Team, which advanced to the Elite Eight of the 1990 NCAA Division I Men’s Tournament. ... read more »
LADWP Commitment to Fostering Gender Equity Honored by Society of Women Engineers
February 27, 2020
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) was honored with two Society of Women Engineers (SWE) “WE Local” awards this month at the WE Local San Diego conference in San Diego, Calif. The Department received the Sustaining Benefactor award, while its LADWP-SWE chapter was selected for the Outstanding Professional Development Event award. ... read more »
Tuskegee Airman and Living Legend Gen. Charles McGee Visits the Sentinel
February 27, 2020
Brigadier General Charles Edward McGee had for years wanted to make it to the west coast. It never happened during his career in aviation but recently, he made one of many visits back here (post career) and landed at the Los Angeles Sentinel. McGee, one of the last living  Tuskegee Airmen who on February 5 received his new title in the Oval Office, talked to the Sentinel about what his career has meant to him and how it is significant for today's youth. ... read more »
Coretta Scott: The Queen Behind the King
January 16, 2020
  She is most notable as the wife of the one of the most iconic Civil Rights figures in the world, but Coretta Scott King’s legacy can stand all on its own. ... read more »
“A King for the ages”
January 16, 2020
Tributes to the transformative life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... read more »
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