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105-Year-Old Compton Woman Celebrates her Birthday in Style
June 18, 2020
Happy Birthday Matilda Roberts! ... read more »
Close-up of specialty dessert at the 2017 Taste of Soul Festival
April 18, 2020
Close-up of specialty dessert at the 2017 Taste of Soul Festival. Visit www.tasteofsoul.org (Photo by E. Mesiyah McGinnis/Sentinel) ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson Launches Meal Program to Support South L.A Seniors and Small Businesses During COVID-19
April 2, 2020
City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson launched an emergency program to provide free healthy meals to homebound seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis presents a crucible for leaders and requires quick strategic thinking to preserve our communities.  The councilmember launched this innovative program to divert funding from community events that were canceled due to COVID-19, and support two highly vulnerable populations during the pandemic: homebound seniors; as well as small business owners and their employees. ... read more »
More Coronavirus Cases Dispel Black Immunity Myth
March 26, 2020
According to various news sources and social media posts, African American COVID-19 fatalities are starting to mount ... read more »
Black Woman Authors ‘I Am Bigger Than Nigger’
February 20, 2020
Görg says she chose the controversial topic because the “N” word has been given so much powe ... read more »
‘Weep Not’ Explores Child Abuse and Redemption at PAFF
February 13, 2020
Two-time NAACP theater nominee and child-abuse survivor, Cheray O’Neal, has something to say and PAFF is serving as the film’s vessel ... read more »
Housing for Vets Built Through Humanity, Politics and Love
December 5, 2019
Groundbreaking ceremony for Casa De Rosas gives former vets and their families a second chance ... read more »
Elected Officials, VIP Sponsors and Special Guests Get Their Taste of Soul On ‘The Shaw’
November 7, 2019
The prestigious group reveled in their opportunity to become one with the people in our community, sharing in some of the best food, music, and African American / multi-ethnic culture the city has to offer. ... read more »
TASTE OF SOUL’S CHILDREN’S WORLD
October 10, 2019
Fun-filled activities & musical entertainment for kids all day ... read more »
Central Ave. Jazz Fest Returns To L.A.
August 1, 2019
Beginning in 1996, the free event is known for featuring live jazz. ... read more »
Tree of Life Church Goes Beyond the Walls to Practice Innovative Ministry
July 19, 2019
Ministry takes different shapes at Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church.  Under the leadership of Pastor Marcus Murchinson, the Watts congregation goes beyond the church walls to provide services to benefit the local community. ... read more »
Community Build Celebrates New President, Sausedo ‘New Beginnings, New Leadership’
June 27, 2019
In a scenic setting of live music, cuisine, and ambiance, Community Build, Inc. in Leimert Park, welcomed public officials, colleagues, family and friends, and a who’s who list of community influencers who convened to celebrate the organization’s new president and CEO, Robert Saucedo, with a reception and ribbon cutting ceremony. ... read more »
Softball Game Celebrates Transformation, Camaraderie, and Opportunity
June 6, 2019
Fagan mentions that for some, just being in the area is a tense feeling due to past gang-affiliations. “There were approximately 100 years of accumulated prison time playing in the softball game, but in contrast, there also was approximately 150 years of combined union workers experience playing as well.” ... read more »
South L.A. Churches Host Day Party for the Homeless
May 30, 2019
The visitors were transported by bus from various shelters and streets in South L.A. and Skid Row. ... read more »
MISSISSIPPI FLOODS AFFECT BLACK FARMERS
April 25, 2019
Since March 2019, farmers in Mississippi have dealt with disastrous floods in farming fields, due to the swelling levels of the Mississippi River and continuous rains throughout the South.  The floods have halted planting efforts for farmers forced to wait until the soil is dry enough to plant seeds. ... read more »
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