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Chicago Reader Now Black-Owned Thanks to Dorothy Leavell
June 21, 2018
The paper had most recently been owned by the Chicago Sun-Times, which reportedly will maintain a 15 percent stake in the Reader after the sale closes later this month. ... read more »
L.A. Councilmember Harris-Dawson Recognizes SOLAR (Sound of Los Angeles Records) 
June 21, 2018
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson is extremely proud to recognize SOLAR Records (Sound of Los Angeles Records) for their contributions to music during The City of Los Angeles’s African American Music Appreciation Month. This event took place at Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, June 19.  ... read more »
Learn to Swim!
June 21, 2018
City of L.A. Expands Affordable Swim Program for Kids ... read more »
Newly-Elected Mayor London Breed Makes History in San Francisco
June 21, 2018
London Breed has made history, becoming the first African American woman elected mayor in San Francisco after her opponent conceded in what had been a razor-close race. ... read more »
Michael Ajakwe Jr. Succumbs: A Life Well Lived One Frame At a Time
June 21, 2018
There is no doubt Michael Ajakwe Jr. was a man with a plan. No achievement was more stellar for the Emmy Award winning writer than founding the first Web Series Festival EVER, LAWEBFEST. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Joins More Than 100 Members In Introducing The Keep Families Together Act of 2018
June 21, 2018
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined more than 100 of her colleagues in introducing the Keep Families Together Act of 2018 in response to the Trump administration’s insidious practice of family separation. ... read more »
Parental Engagement Secret to Academic Success
June 21, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), speaks specifically to parent and family engagement. Data highlighted examples of the successful impact parents can have when they are present in their child’s school. ... read more »
California Legislative Black Caucus Declares Victory for 2018-19 Budget
June 21, 2018
The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), led by its Chairman, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), declared victory in securing funds related to the Caucus’ budget priorities. ... read more »
Report Finds LAPD’s Use of Deadly Force Increased Last Year
June 21, 2018
There were 44 police shootings in 2017, compared to 40 in the previous year, according to an annual report prepared by the LAPD ... read more »
Medical Community Remembers Dr. Ezra C. Davidson 
June 21, 2018
Earlier this year, America’s medical community, particularly those in the area of obstetrics and gynecology, mourned the death of one of their own, Dr. Ezra C. Davidson. ... read more »
New LAPD Chief  Shares His Policing Vision with South L.A. Black Leaders
June 21, 2018
Continuing his meet-and-greets around the city, new LAPD Chief Michel Moore stopped by the L.A. Sentinel on June 19 and heard about the pressing policing concerns from South Los Angeles African American community representatives. ... read more »
Donna Nicol: An Agent of Change for Africana Studies 
June 21, 2018
 Donna Nicol, associate professor and chair of Africana Studies, arrived at CSUDH in fall 2017. As a faculty member, she teaches Comparative Ethnic and Global Societies. As chair, Nicol is working with her colleagues and the university administration to strengthen the program’s curriculum and bolster its presence on campus and in the region.  ... read more »
Funds for Earthquake Warning App Approved by L.A. City Council Committee
June 21, 2018
The mobile app will be designed to provide advance notice that an earthquake is about to strike through a text or other electronic means. ... read more »
L.A. County Ban on Commercial Cannabis Still Stands
June 21, 2018
The DCBA report focused on the steps required to implement any particular policy, including detailed maps of where businesses could be located. ... read more »
Rap Artist XXXTentacion Killed in Apparent Robbery
June 18, 2018
20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion has died in Miami, Florida as the result of a drive-by-shooting on Monday, June 18 Broward Co. Sheriff's Dept. said. ... read more »
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