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UC Davis Chancellor Selects Renetta Garrison Tull as Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
February 21, 2019
Chancellor Gary S. May of the University of California, Davis, has selected Renetta Garrison Tull to serve as vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion, a new position May announced last March to “engage more effectively with the recruitment and retention of the best and brightest students, faculty and staff.” ... read more »
GLAAACC Honors Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Janice Hahn with Public Service Award
February 21, 2019
The awards ceremony pays tribute to individuals, small businesses and corporations who have contributed to the economic growth and development of the African American small business community. ... read more »
2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Headlined Charles R. Drew University’s Diversity Panel Discussion  
February 21, 2019
CDU’s fourth annual President’s Breakfast included prominent leaders in politics, academia and business discussing the importance and necessity of diversity in higher education.   ... read more »
Roberta Reddick – Early Trailblazer for Black Females in Law Enforcement 
February 21, 2019
When Roberta Reddick entered LAPD’s ranks in 1947, only a very small number of Black females - less than 10 – were on the force.    ... read more »
Bank of America’s Black Executive Leadership Team Continues to Advocate for the African American Community  
February 21, 2019
Recently, the Los Angeles Sentinel met with one of the world’s leading financial institutions to discuss their Black Executive Leadership Team (BELT) and the positive work they are committed to in the Black community.   ... read more »
LADWP Science Bowl 27th Annual, Regional Competition, Set for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
Each year a different theme is chosen for the LADWP Science Bowl that highlights an important, science, technological innovation or individual. The 2017 theme was “1917-2017, LADWP, 100 Years of Providing Power to Los Angeles. Last year the theme commemorated the Silver Anniversary of the Regional Competition and 25 Years of Innovation by the utility from 1993 to 2018. This year the theme highlights the 50th Anniversary of the first man landing on the moon in 1969. ... read more / view event »
Congresswoman Barragán to Host Annual Black History Month Event Honoring Leaders Impacting the District
Congresswoman Barragán will host her Annual Black History Month event tomorrow, February 16 to honor the achievements and contributions of Black visionaries impacting the 44th Congressional District. This year’s theme, Together We Rise, was chosen to emphasize the prevailing thought that our community’s strength lies in our unity.  ... read more / view event »
AAFCA and ABA Film Society present Inaugural Learning Lab “Celebrating Black Excellence in Cinema” with Netflix’s Tendo Nagenda and Outler Society’s Alana Mayo
From the global blockbuster Black Panther and the lyrical indie If Beale Street Could Talk to the hilariously poignant comedy sensations Insecure and Atlanta and beyond, #BlackExcellence in Hollywood is on full blast. Rightfully, the movement has put an additional spotlight on Black creative executives, many of whom have long worked in the trenches to create a pipeline of opportunity for traditionally underrepresented groups. In turn, that has ignited the spark that many tag as a “Black Hollywood Renaissance.” ... read more / view event »
WATCH: LAPD Recruitment and Employment Division discuss hiring and job opportunities
February 15, 2019
Over the next several months, the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and L.A. Watts Times Newspaper will be partnering with the Los Angeles Police Department to bring candid conversations about policing to the community. Our hope is that you will engage with us, ask questions, and use this opportunity to learn more about the role the police department plays in the community and how we can each shape the department so that it can better serve our neighborhoods and families. ... read more / watch video »
Report Finds Long Beach State University has a $1.53 Billion Impact on Local Economies
February 15, 2019
Long Beach State University is ranked the ninth best public college in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report, the fifth most applied to university in the nation and ranked high for matriculating students who graduate with the least amount of debt. Forbes ranks CSULB as one of America’s best-value colleges because of its great return on investment. ... read more »
INGLEWOOD CITY COUNCIL OFFERS REWARD IN 2009 MURDER CASE
February 15, 2019
Inglewood Mayor James Butts and the City Council are offering a reward for information related to a 2009 murder.  On May 31, 2009, 25-year old Crystal Crawford was fatally shot while sitting in a car with friends.  The shooting took place in the 2900 block of 95th Street. ... read more »
Digitize and Preserve Local African-American History
February 14, 2019
Visit the Mobile Memory Lab’s Community Scanning Day on Sat., February 23, and Oral History Day on Sat., March 2. Events Held at the Jefferson Branch Library, 2211 W. Jefferson Blvd. ... read more »
Anti-Gang Violence Campaign Sparks in L.A., Creating Safer Neighborhoods for Black Communities 
February 14, 2019
“Gang violence is no longer a community issue; this is a civil and human rights issue”  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Kennedee Rankin
February 14, 2019
The Hamilton Yankees girl’s basketball team had a contending in-season run, propelling them from division II to Open division playoffs. Junior Kennedee Rankin is co-captain of the team, playing at the forward and center positions. ... read more »
Legislators Introduce Bills to Regulate Police Use of Force
February 14, 2019
Police killings continue to be a significant problem in California. According to the Department of Justice figures, California police killed 162 people in 2017, and half of them were unarmed. Cities such as Bakersfield, Stockton, Santa Ana, Long Beach, and San Bernardino ranked in the top 15 when it came to nationwide police killings. ... read more »
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