Campaign Underway to Honor Coach Kim Taylor, Sr.

A campaign has been launched to provide financial assistance to Kim Taylor, Sr., a longtime educator at local schools throughout greater L.A. Known to many as “Coach,” Taylor is in need of a heart transplant and kidney transplant and is currently undergoing physician clearances to prepare for surgery.

Hazel Harris Salutes Others at 80th Birthday Celebration 

At the classy Create The Lab venue, Hazel Carmack Harris invited nearly 200 people to a masquerade party for her 80th birthday.   However, instead of celebrating her eighth decade, the retired educator and community advocate saluted four people she described as “making the city of Los Angeles a better place to live.” 

Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Receives NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has introduced several bills, including the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act, H.R. 71, the Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2015, and H.R. 4660, an Amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015 affirming the authority of the Attorney General to reduce prison overcrowding by developing and implementing lawful policies relating to requests for executive clemency from deserving petitioners.

Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson Honored with NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi), who began his grassroots political activism being a civil rights champion through the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while a student at Tougaloo College, will receive the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2020 National Leadership Award.

Black Press Exclusive: Dr. Lonnie Bunch’s African American Museum Dream Fulfilled

During the intimate video-taped interview inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the two visionaries also tackled topics that ranged from the Transatlantic Slave Trade, their shared North Carolina families’ histories, the writing legacy of author James Baldwin, and the contemporary vitality of the Black Press of America.

Civil Rights Icon Angela Davis Inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

“At each significant turning point in my life, when I was introduced to the world of progressive political activism, anti-racist prison abolition struggles, when I myself was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List and ended up spending two years in jail and on trial, when I became involved in many international solidarity efforts, intersectional feminist movements, I’ve always been one of many,” Davis said during her induction speech. “My own consciousness has always been enabled by shared endeavors and collective consciousness.”

Education in the Segregated South: A Determined African American Culture

“The long struggle over the development of education in the postbellum South occurred in large part because no dominant class could convince the freed people that its conception of education reflected a natural and proper social order,” Anderson wrote in “The Education of Blacks in the South,” James Anderson is the author of The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935

As Minister and Educator, Randall Displays Love of God

The L.A. Sentinel Religion section continues to celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting Los Angeles-area “Champions of Faith,” which features ordinary people inspired by their faith to make a difference in the community.           Rev. Joyce L. Randall, Associate Minister – First AME Church and LAUSD Educator What is your ministry/profession? I have been an itinerant elder in the AME Church since 1995. I am in service at First AME, Los Angeles where the Rev. J. Edgar Boyd is the pastor. I am a career educator by profession and a teacher and program coordinator.   What is the

Dorsey Academy Teaches Business

Along with teaching, Dorsey works with the School Tour, which brings music entertainment to high schools, middle schools, and parks in Southern California.