Friday, September 18, 2020
CLOSE
 
Compton
Sheriffs & Media Misidentify Innocent Compton Man as Cop Shooter
September 17, 2020
33-year-old Compton native, Darnell Hicks, had no idea why his phone was blowing up Sunday night.  Like every Sunday, he was working the swing shift as a client aide at a South Centra L.A.  transitional housing program, when all of a sudden, he started receiving back-to-back text messages and social media notifications.  Darnell could hardly believe what he was reading--that he was wanted in the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in a patrol SUV at the Compton Willowbrook rail station. ... read more »
SAG-AFTRA STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF JOSIE HUANG
September 14, 2020
SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement regarding the arrest of KPCC journalist Josie Huang on Saturday:   This past Saturday, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies tackled, held down, handcuffed and arrested SAG-AFTRA member Josie Huang, a public media journalist with radio station KPCC. Huang was visibly credentialed as a working journalist and verbally identified herself as a member of the press. She had done nothing to warrant questioning much less arrest. ... read more »
L.A. County Board Expected to Fund Body Cameras for Sheriff’s Deputies
September 1, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote today to transfer $25.5 million to the Sheriff's Department to fund the roll-out of body-worn cameras to five stations over the next year. ... read more »
ADVERTISEMENT
 
17-Year-Old Charged with Murder for Alleged Killing of Rising Basketball Star
September 1, 2020
A 17-year-old was charged with murder today for allegedly killing a 14-year-old rising basketball star in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Bakewell Brings Foot Locker to Compton
August 27, 2020
Foot Locker and community activist and real estate developer Danny J. Bakewell, Sr have come together to open Footlockers latest store in Compton, but this is no ordinary store. This is designed to be a community driven store, a store reflective of the very community they are in and a store that is committed to making a difference. ... read more »
Community Leaders Come Together Against Racism and Discrimination Protesting Senate Bill 793
August 20, 2020
Community leaders gathered with hundreds of marchers to protest the discriminatory Senate Bill 793. The goal of SB793 is to ban the sale of flavored tobacco, prohibiting e-cigarettes and vaping; however, menthol cigarettes are also included in the band while excluding hookah.  A clearly racist and discriminatory exclusion. ... read more »
Man Charged with Killing Pedestrian Outside of Ladera Heights House Party
August 12, 2020
A 29-year-old man has been charged with fatally shooting a man who was walking by a house party in Ladera Heights last month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today. ... read more »
Compton to Require Face Masks within City Limits; Warning Followed by a $500 Citation
August 12, 2020
In the continuous effort to keep Compton residents as safe and healthy as possible from the COVID-19 virus, the City issued an Emergency Service Order for Administrative Citations imposing fines to anyone within City limits failing to wear a face mask and business owners failing to comply with Los Angeles County shutdown orders and restrictions in accordance with the City’s local COVID-19 emergency order.  ... read more »
Yasiel Puig’s Wildhorse Horse Children’s Foundation partners with the Mayor of Compton, Aja Brown to feed over 300 families in Community Food Distribution
July 9, 2020
MLB player Yasiel Puig’s Wildhorse Children’s Foundation partnered with the Mayor of Compton, Aja Brown to host the Compton Food Distribution at Gonzales Park. Families in the community needed resources in these trying times. Puig, and Mayor Brown did an outstanding job of calling out businesses to ban together and help people with goods. ... read more »
Farm Box Grab and GO Distributed over 3,000 Boxes to Residents in Compton
June 20, 2020
Farm Box Grab and Go Food Program distributed more than 3,000 boxes to residents in Compton. This was an eight-week partnership between First Five L.A., Best Start, Community Health Councils (CHC), and SEE-LA (Sustainable Economic Enterprise.) ... read more »
African American Neighborhoods Falling Behind in 2020 Census Count
June 18, 2020
L.A. County Board of Supervisors urge residents to complete the census during National Census Day of Action ... read more »
105-Year-Old Compton Woman Celebrates her Birthday in Style
June 18, 2020
Happy Birthday Matilda Roberts! ... read more »
The Heinous Murder of George Floyd and Race in America
June 4, 2020
As Vice-Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color — and more importantly, as a human being — I am appalled by the senseless killing of George Floyd. His death is another tragic reminder of the police violence that has devastated Black families and communities for decades. ... read more »
Lacey Wins Big, Wesson And Ridley-Thomas Headed for Run-Off
March 5, 2020
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, despite controversy surrounding her campaign, overwhelmingly won reelection to her seat. Lacey said she wants to create more transparency in the office so that people will better understand what her job entails. ... read more »
SEARCH:    
Videos


Black Fact of the Day


Photo of the Day

Events

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:





TOS-Cookbook-Web

LA Watts Times

 
© 2020 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

AboutArchivesContact UsCorrections & MisprintsMedia Kit

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul