Danny J. Bakewell Sr

Mothers In Action’s ‘Read Across America’ Delights South L.A. Students

“A resounding success” is how Mothers In Action President Tracy Mitchell described the organization’s annual “Read Across America” event where MIA members and community leaders connect with students at South L.A. schools.  This year, the MIA volunteers read books and interacted with youngsters at Danny J. Bakewell Sr. Primary School and Marcus Garvey School.

Angela Howard, Sentinel Queen of Graphics, Passes Away 

Angela Howard, an incredibly talented graphic designer, production manager and circulation coordinator for the L.A. Sentinel, unexpectantly passed away on Sunday, Dec. 31.  She was 58 years old.  

Top 10 Local News Stories of 2023

L.A. Sentinel editorial staff highlight the the most newsworthy stories covered in the paper in 2023.

Ivie McNeil Wyatt Purcell and Diggs Host 80th Anniversary Celebration Among Distinguished Guests and Friends

Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs, the largest African American owned law firm in California, celebrated a major milestone in the firm’s history on the evening of Saturday, August 19. The 80th year anniversary had been long awaited, and the celebration was meticulously planned, against the backdrop of eight decades of excellence.

Tiffany Haddish Joins 18th Annual Taste of Soul as Celebrity Chair 

Actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish is the celebrity chair for the 18th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival, set for Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The largest block party on the West Coast takes place along Crenshaw Boulevard, from Obama Boulevard to Stocker Street. 

Clarence Avant – ‘The Godfather of Black Music’ – Passes Away at 92

Clarence Avant, lovingly known as “The Black Godfather,” was called home to rest on August 13, at the age of 92. One of Black music’s most extraordinary executives, Avant was renowned for his business acumen, industry expertise, philanthropist efforts and social justice advocacy. 

KCBS/KCAL & L.A. Sentinel Partner to Launch Black News Stories  

The Los Angeles Sentinel and KCBS/KCAL has launched a historical new Black news segment for Los Angeles viewers.  Beginning July 21, the KCBS/KCAL News team started airing L.A. Sentinel Community Insider on Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. on “KCAL News with Amy Johnson.”  

FAME Celebrates 150 Years of Service

First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles prides itself as being the church of the people.  Lead by Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, the congregation and their leadership got a chance to take a bow on Friday, June 30 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.