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New Partnership Brings Black History to Life Through Google Assistant
August 5, 2021
“The beautiful thing about Dr. Mack's calendar is it looks at the parts of the story that like most people aren't aware of, it tells us about important moments in Black culture and Black history,” added Beth Tsai, Policy Director for Google Search and Assistant. “It tells us about contributors who are not your big names. [It] helps people understand that bigger picture. And for us, that was the compelling moment here. Here's a chance for your average Google user who doesn't know anything about these things to really jump in, learn more and learn in depth.” ... read more »
Juxtaposing Juneteenth and July Fourth: Emancipation, Independence and Democracy Claims
July 8, 2021
Seba Malcolm said it, we saw it and history has proved it. Indeed, he taught that “of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research.” Likewise, Dr. W. E. B. DuBois stated that “We can only understand the present by continually referring to and studying the past.” ... read more »
Why Black-led Banks Are Key to Driving Racial Equity
July 8, 2021
Over the past month, racial equity has been a key part of our national dialogue as we observed the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre and Juneteenth, the oldest nationally recognized commemoration marking the end of slavery in the United States. ... read more »
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A Set Back Can Be a Good Position For a Come Back
July 1, 2021
One of our own was thrown in the deep end a few years ago but he refused to drown, and like a phoenix he is rising.  His name is Tavis Smiley.  Tavis was born in Mississippi, raised in Indiana, but calls Los Angeles his home.  ... read more »
Orange County Community Foundation Announces New Round of Grants Totaling $132,500 from African American Alliance Fund
July 1, 2021
Grants awarded to 15 organizations serving Black communities in honor of Juneteenth and Fund’s first anniversary ... read more »
Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas Reopens Leimert Park in Honor of Juneteenth
June 24, 2021
Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas is devoted to the growth of Leimert Park. The civic leader made the monumental plaza a priority after three years of the area being closed; it’s receiving heightened attention and councilmember Ridley-Thomas showcased some of the upgrades during the Juneteenth reopening celebration. ... read more / view gallery »
WATCH: JUNETEENTH WITH CHRISTOPHER PETTY
June 19, 2021
Happy Juneteenth Everyone! L.A. Sentinel correspondent, Chris Petty, breaks down the importance of celebrating Juneteenth! Learn the facts, be inspired! Happy Juneteenth from the L.A. Sentinel, number #1 place for Black news! ... read more / watch video »
What is Juneteenth? Watch Video Going Over this Historic Moment
June 19, 2021
What is Juneteenth? Watch Video Going Over this Historic Moment ... read more / watch video »
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June 19: Juneteenth is observed, commemorating the day Africans in Texas heard of the end of legal enslavement in the U.S.,1865
June 19, 2021
June 19: Juneteenth is observed, commemorating the day Africans in Texas heard of the end of legal enslavement in the U.S.,1865 ... read more »
Wendy’s Window – Two Days to Remember and Never Forget
June 17, 2021
June 20th is Father’s Day, the day we celebrate the 70 million fathers in the United States. The reason this day plays a pivotal role in my life is because of the tumultuous relationship I had with my father had a chance to be restored before his death.  Without going into detail my father was not always there for me when I needed him most and his lifestyle in my formative years was quite questionable. ... read more »
Juneteenth Becomes Newest Federal Holiday
June 17, 2021
Black communities in greater Los Angeles and throughout the United States will observe Juneteenth with solemn memorials, spirited programs, singing and dancing, and a sense of jubilee. ... read more »
Rightfully Remembering Our Enslavement and Freedom: June Late News vs. Relentless Struggle
June 17, 2021
The celebration of Juneteenth nationally took a new turn in its bid to become a nationally recognized Black holiday last year in the context of the intensified struggle against police violence and systemic racism. ... read more »
Photo Exhibit Commemorates Juneteenth and Black Music Month
June 10, 2021
The outdoor self-guided walking exhibit is open daily, free to the public and can be viewed through the months of June and July at the offices of Community Build, Inc. along Degnan Blvd. and 43rd Street in Leimert Park Village. ... read more »
May 29: Juneteenth, writer Ralph Ellison’s second novel, was published posthumously, 1999
May 29, 2021
May 29: Juneteenth, writer Ralph Ellison's second novel, was published posthumously, 1999 ... read more »
Top Crenshaw & Around Stories of 2020
December 31, 2020
These are the top stories of what happened in Crenshaw & Around this year. ... read more / view gallery »
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