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Hill Appointed Interim Pastor at Holman UMC
July 31, 2019
The Rev. Paul A. Hill is the new interim pastor of Holman United Methodist Church, the largest African American UMC congregation in Southern California.  A retired elder in the UMC denomination, ... read more »
Clyburn and Booker Introduce Sweeping Anti-Poverty Bill
April 12, 2019
“For far too long, persistent poverty communities have suffered from neglect and indifference, leading to a lack of access to quality schools, affordable quality health care, and adequate job opportunities,” said Majority Whip Clyburn. “This legislation seeks to right this wrong by targeting much needed federal investments to areas that need them the most.” ... read more »
Study Points to Need for Support of Justice Involved Youth 
January 10, 2019
The Children’s Defense Fund recently released “Unhidden Figures: Examining the Characteristics of Justice Involved Youth in Los Angels County”, and the Sentinel caught up with author Betty Fang to discuss its significance.   ... read more »
Marian Wright Edelman Stepping Aside From CDF
November 29, 2018
“Though we face unprecedented challenges and threats to the safety and well-being of America’s children, we refuse to go backwards. No matter who holds the reins of political power, CDF will move forward in our mission to Leave No Child Behind and ensure that every child has a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage into adulthood,” Edelman said. ... read more »
NAACP Joins Campaign to Increase Affordable Housing across America
March 29, 2018
National Groups Partner in Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign ... read more »
Local Teen Awarded ‘Beat the Odds Scholarship’ After Overcoming Adversity  
January 18, 2018
Most young adults are able to focus on their studies and hang out with their friends but, that wasn’t the case for 18-year-old Ja’Nay Carter. ... read more »
Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners Hold Historic Meeting in South LA
September 28, 2017
In addition, the organization collected over 4,200 polls from South Los Angeles residents to gain a deeper understanding of the issues impacting their quality of life. ... read more »
Child Watch: Recognizing All of America’s S/Heroes
April 28, 2016
Every day I wear a pair of medallions around my neck with portraits of two of my role models: Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. As a child I read books about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. She and indomitable and eloquent slave woman Sojourner Truth represent countless thousands of anonymous slave women whose bodies and minds were abused and whose voices were muted by slavery, Jim Crow, segregation and confining gender roles throughout our nation’s history. Although Harriet Tubman could not read books, she could read the stars to find her way north to freedom. And she freed not only herself from slavery, but returned to slave country again and again through forests and streams and across mountains to lead other slaves to freedom at great personal danger. She was tough. She was determined. She was fearless. She was shrewd and she trusted God completely to deliver her, and other fleeing slaves, from pursuing captors who had placed a bounty on her life. ... read more »
Children’s Defense Fund Honors 5 L.A. High School Students
December 10, 2015
The Children’s Defense Fund–California hosted its 25th Annual Beat the Odds™ Awards ceremony on December 3, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The celebration honored five Los Angeles high school “stars” - David Cho, NiTasha Denson, Stephanie Gamino, David Sanchez, Vincent Zamarripa - in recognition of their excellence in academic achievement, despite the overwhelming obstacles that stand in their way. ... read more »
Hanging on to Hope to Keep Black Men and Boys Alive
August 5, 2015
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the world’s leading peace and justice advocates, has called Bryan Stevenson “America’s Nelson Mandela.” ... read more »
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