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Playwright Brandi Kesselman gives Homeless Community a Voice with Short Film, Under The Freeway
May 18, 2022
The homeless crisis in Los Angeles has skyrocketed over the past few years, and continues to grow. ... read more »
Redcat Features Solis Bamis in ‘The Tutorial’
April 13, 2022
Actress and artist Sola Bamis presents her newest work, “The Tutorial,” at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), CalArts’ center for contemporary arts in downtown Los Angeles from Thursday, April 21, though Saturday, April 23, 2022.  ... read more »
Senator Sydney Kamlager-Dove Starts New Wave of leadership as Candidate to Succeed Karen Bass 
March 2, 2022
In an exclusive interview with the Los Angeles Sentinel, Kamlager considered her responsibilities, dedication, and loyalty that she would like to convey as a congress member. Kamlager –Dove has confirmed that she will run for congress to supersede Representative Karen Bass, who is the leading candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles. Bass supported Kamlager-Dove’s campaign for the position.  ... read more »
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“SLAVEPLAY”: Racism, Interracial Dating, and Deciding Who’s the Prize
February 24, 2022
February 16th brought the opening of playwright, Jeremy O. Harris’, unflinching new work, “Slave Play”, at the Mark Taper Forum in Downtown Los Angeles after almost two years of no performances due to COVID-19. ... read more »
JUSTICE REFORM IN LA: On the Cusp
March 25, 2021
Since the 1970s, in an era now known as the Age of Mass Incarceration, Los Angeles County has operated the largest jail system in the nation. ... read more »
Los Angeles Mayor Takes Knee Amid Peaceful Protests
June 3, 2020
There were several sizable demonstrations in Los Angeles and Mayor Eric Garcetti took a knee at one while in a crowd outside police headquarters. However, later in the day, hundreds gathered outside Garcetti's house and protested. ... read more »
Why I am Running for Elected Office and Why You Should Care
February 14, 2020
In 2017, 26-year-old Gemmel Moore was found dead of a meth overdose in the West Hollywood home of Democratic donor Ed Buck. Buck, was 63 and White, a longtime political donor, a one-time West Hollywood City Council candidate and a well-known figure in LGBTQ political circles. Moore was Black and gay and had worked as an escort. ... read more »
Sola Impact Launches The BeeHive
September 26, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, South Central opened its’ arms to The Beehive, the nation’s first-ever business campus for opportunity-zone (OZ) operated businesses. Here, some of the nation’s most underprivileged will now have to opportunity to meet and work with investors, business owners, and more under one roof. ... read more »
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Charger Girls to Host Open-Call Audition in Front of Downtown LA Skyline
May 17, 2019
On Sunday, May 19, hundreds of talented dancers will compete for a coveted spot on the world-renowned Charger Girls, one of professional sports’ most respected cheer and dance teams.  With the Chargers slated to play as many as four national primetime games at home in 2019, including two on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, perhaps the biggest highlight for the newest Charger Girls will be the opportunity to perform on an international stage when the Bolts host the Kansas City Chiefs at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on Nov.18.  ... read more »
Cuban Music, Culture, and Cuisine Return to Downtown Los Angeles May 19
March 15, 2019
Historic Downtown Los Angeles transforms into a Cuban block party as the Third Annual Cuban-American Music Festival brings together Latinos and Latino music lovers from throughout Southern California for a day-long celebration of Cuban music, culture, and cuisine. The festival takes place on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in commemoration of the day Cuba gained formal independence from the United States, at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, from 12pm to 8pm. Watch the promotional video here. ... read more »
LA County DA Launches Mental Health Division
January 25, 2019
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey  announced the launch of a mental health division -- the first of its kind by a prosecutor's office in California and possibly the nation -- to seek opportunities to expand treatment and other services for mentally ill inmates in the criminal justice system. ... read more »
An Intimate Conversation With Grammy-Award Winner Thelma Houston
January 17, 2019
She was a little girl born and raised in Mississippi, who eventually went on to become a Grammy Award-winning musician. Thelma Houston, best known for her number one international hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” will perform at the Clive Davis Theater on Jan. 17 in Downtown Los Angeles.    ... read more »
Convicted Murderer Sentenced to LWOP for Three Murders
October 4, 2018
A convicted felon serving a life sentence for a 2007 murder was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing three other people more than a decade ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
Jermaine Dupri and So-So Def Grammy Museum Exhibit
September 27, 2018
Music producer Jermaine Dupri was honored at the Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles, Thursday Sep. 21. Dupri, founder of So-So Def Recordings, was issued an entire exhibit dedicated to his role in shaping southern hip-hop culture. This marks the first time the Grammy Museum has dedicated an entire exhibit for hip-hop music. ... read more »
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