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Exclusive: Gov. Newsom Talks Reparations, Recall and Future Goals
October 4, 2021
The dialogue occurred on Thursday, September 30, following Newsom’s signing of legislation to return Bruce’s Beach to the descendants of the original owners of the resort. Brooks met with the governor on the Bruce family property in Manhattan Beach and questioned him on reparations, the recent gubernatorial recall and his future goals. ... read more »
WATCH: Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks on signing Bruce’s Beach bill, returning stolen land back to Black family
October 2, 2021
The story behind Bruce’s Beach tells a narrative of Black-ownership in America. Original property owners Charles and Willa Bruce had their land seized by the City of Manhattan Beach, California. The local government managed the rights to the land for almost 100 years. However, on Thursday, September 30, 2021 the authority of Bruce’s Beach has been given back to the descendants of the original landowners. The waves from the pacific ocean pulled onto the sandy shores owned by Willa and Charles Bruce. In 1912, they were the first Black landowners in Manhattan Beach, the Bruce’s became a family that owned multiple beach plots. - Read more about Bruce's Beach on https://lasentinel.net/bruces-beach-property-returned-to-family.html ... read more / watch video »
Vice President Harris surprises local firefighters on Independence Day
July 6, 2021
Sunday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day, the Los Angeles Sentinel was invited by the office of Vice President Kamala Harris to cover her visit in with local front line workers. ... read more »
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WATCH: African American Equity in Media
February 27, 2021
About the webinar: This roundtable discussion, hosted by Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights) & Councilmember Mark Ridley Thomas will bring together reporters, editors, and journalists to engage in a meaningful discussion on African American representation in newsrooms and news coverage moderated by LA Civil Rights Executive Director Capri Maddox. This conversation will explore the history and future of diversity in Los Angeles news media as well as the landscape of media industries following a year of racial reckoning, rising threats from white supremacist groups, and the inauguration of a new President and the first Black woman Vice President. The roundtable will identify needed actions to address discrimination through the lens of journalism and media, and be streamed live online at facebook.com/LACivilRights as a part of LA Civil Rights’ programming for Black History Month. ... read more / watch video »
Congresswoman Waters, A Fearless Leader Fighting for Us All
October 15, 2020
For over 40 years, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D), who represents California’s 43rd Congressional District, has fought for marginalized groups and communities like African Americans, women, families and the poor. Now, less than 20 days away from the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, Waters, who is running for reelection, reminds us that there’s more work to be done and she’s putting on her boxing gloves and stepping into the ring to finish.  ... read more »
WATCH: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Speaks to the Black Press About Injustice
June 5, 2020
Sentinel Managing Editor, Brandon I. Brooks joins the interview ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee
March 6, 2020
Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee joins the LA Sentinel ... read more / watch video »
Mothers In Action Hosted 4th Annual Read Across America Day
March 5, 2020
Authors and community leaders came to support the students by reading their own books and their favorite Dr. Seuss books. ... read more »
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SENTINEL EXCLUSIVE: Chief Moore Responds to LAPD Corruption Allegations
January 16, 2020
LAPD Chief Michel Moore told the Sentinel that the investigation has expanded to 19 officers and the number could grow ... read more »
CAAM Hosts Los Angeles: State of the Black Press Panel
September 5, 2019
The art museum acted as a venue for the Los Angeles: State of the Black Press Panel where the panelists discussed everything from mainstream media’s coverage of Black Americans to President Donald Trump’s impact on news coverage and politics. ... read more »
WATCH: On the Red Carpet at “Hitsville: The Making of Motown” Premiere
August 14, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel Managing Editor Brandon I. Brooks interviews Motown legends on the red carpet at the premiere of Showtime’s latest documentary, “Hitsville: The Making of Motown.” ... read more / watch video »
Scurlock’s Sports Writing Leads to 1st Place NNPA Award
July 18, 2019
Amanda Scurlock credits ‘Black privilege’ to her rise from Sentinel intern to sports writer ... read more »
WATCH: A Conversation On Use of Force with LAPD Commander Alan Hamilton – Pt. 6
July 5, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel Managing Editor Brandon I. Brooks sits down with LAPD Commander Alan Hamilton for an important discussion on use of force by the police. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: A Conversation On Use of Force with LAPD Commander Alan Hamilton – Pt. 5
July 5, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel Managing Editor Brandon I. Brooks sits down with LAPD Commander Alan Hamilton for an important discussion on use of force by the police. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: A Conversation On Use of Force with LAPD Commander Alan Hamilton – Pt. 4
July 5, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel Managing Editor Brandon I. Brooks sits down with LAPD Commander Alan Hamilton for an important discussion on use of force by the police. ... read more / watch video »
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