African American Heritage Month

Call 2 Worship – February 18

Many uplifting activities are being sponsored by ministries, neighborhood groups and government agencies throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The Sentinel Religion section is happy to list some of those programs.

BBA Hosts Annual Black History Awards Dinner

The Black Business Association (BBA), the oldest ethnic business organization in the State of California commemorated Black History Month or African American Heritage Month, during its Salute to Black History Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, February 27, at the California African American Museum CAAM.

HBCU Day at City Hall 

As a part of City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson’s celebration of African American Heritage month series of public programming, City Hall recognized Historical Black College & Universities (HBCU) Day with a reception and council presentation for HBCU Alumnae Alisa Orduna and Karim Webb.

FAME hosts L.A.’s AAHM Service

Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Sr., FAME First Lady Florence Boyd and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti (photo by Clayton Everett/First AME) First AME Church of Los Angeles hosted the city’s African American Heritage Month Worship Service on Feb. 3. The celebration included at salute to members of the California State Senate. Attendees included Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Episcopal Supervisor Mary L. Kirkland, Mayor Eric Garcetti, County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, Councilman Curren Price, LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger and many city commissioners and community leaders. From left are State Senator Isadore Hall, L.A. Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, State Senator Holly