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Legendary Composer and Performer Bill Withers has Passed Away
April 3, 2020
The Los Angeles Sentinel has confirmed the passing of legendary composer and performer Bill Withers has passed away from a heart condition. Los Angeles Sentinel Executive Publisher Danny J. ... read more »
COVID-19 Exposes A Widening Digital Learning Gap
April 2, 2020
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has reported that over 15,000 students have not been heard from since the March 16 closure of schools due to coronavirus concerns. An estimated 40,000 additional students fail to check-in daily.  ... read more »
Sentinel Exclusive: Senator Harris Speaks Out on COVID-19 
April 2, 2020
Senator Kamala Harris is currently fighting for three things in Washington, she said. Those are: free Corona virus testing, free treatment and financial relief until Americans are able to return to pre-outbreak life. This is a public health crisis and a health care crisis, she said.   ... read more »
How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Forcing School Districts to Bridge the Digital Divide
April 2, 2020
Over 8000 educators statewide participated in a webinar conducted by Thurmond to go over guidance the California Department of Education issued to all school districts detailing how they can provide distance learning opportunities for students including those with disabilities and English learners.  ... read more »
Minority-Owned Media Not Forgotten in Stimulus Legislation
April 2, 2020
Another $10 million has been designated for the Minority Business Development Agency within the Department of Commerce to provide grants to Minority Business Centers and Minority Chambers of Commerce to provide counseling, training, and education on federal resources and business response to the COVID-19 for small businesses. ... read more »
Bringing Forth the Fire Within Us: Weathering the Worst of Winters
April 2, 2020
Reflecting on the challenge before us, I am drawn to the word for “challenge” in Swahili, changamoto. The word is a combination of two words—moto (fire) and changa which has several meanings, but is here interpreted as both to collect and to contribute. Thus, it literally means both to collect and contribute fire, a gathering and giving of fire, interpreting fire here as vital and transformative energy and focused and determined agency. ... read more »
Rising Star Tyrel Jackson Williams Chats About His Passion for Acting, IFC’s Brockmire and his Future
April 2, 2020
“I was on my way out of high school. I was working on a show that was about to end. I pretty much [had] been working through my high school years, and I was trying to figure out what I was going to go to college for,” he says of his decision. “I had a bunch of like a bunch of ideas and lots of things I was interested in; I just kept coming back to some form of entertainment.”  ... read more »
Serial Killer Dubbed Grim Sleeper Dies in California Prison
March 30, 2020
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — Lonnie Franklin, the convicted serial killer known as the “Grim Sleeper” who preyed on the women of South Los Angeles for more than two decades, ... read more »
California Prepares for Coronavirus Surge in Week Ahead
March 30, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of the nation’s second-largest city warned that the coronavirus may become so pervasive, families ought to prepare for how they will isolate themselves at home without infecting others in their households. ... read more »
Civil Rights Leader, MLK Aide Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery Dies at 98
March 27, 2020
ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, ... read more »
COVID-19 Update from Cedars-Sinai President and CEO
March 26, 2020
Cedars-Sinai is fully prepared to take care of all its patients during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, says Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO. In a three-minute video address to the community and staff members, Priselac discusses Cedars-Sinai's important role in the current health crisis.  ... read more »
COVID-19: Flatten the Curve, Bridge the Opportunity Divide
March 26, 2020
We’re already in a global recession that will inform a national recession. An estimated 80 million U.S. jobs are at risk. More than 75 percent of 16–-24-year-olds are hourly employees who are at greater risk of being laid off. ... read more »
Focused on Public Safety
March 26, 2020
Working to re-open the St. Vincent Medical Center and provide the community immediate access to over 180 medical beds to help assess, treat and quarantine patients afflicted with the COVID-19 virus was a necessary step in providing more resources to residents. Our work resulted in the immediate funding and logistical coordination to bring St. Vincent’s back online after its closure in January within weeks.  ... read more »
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