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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 »
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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 »
Trump Promises “Platinum Plan” for Black Americans
October 8, 2020
 In an attempt to win Black voters that have been elusive for the Republican Party for many cycles, President Donald Trump announced a "Platinum Plan," of Black Economic Empowerment. Trump unveiled the plan during an Atlanta rally with less than six weeks left until Election Day on November 3rd. Currently, President Barack Obama’s former Vice President Joe Biden in leading in the polls in many key states in the presidential contest.  ... read more »
LA Council Votes to Initiate Process of Making Juneteenth City Holiday
August 27, 2020
Juneteenth is not recognized as an official federal holiday, although on June 19 of this year the U.S. Senate passed a resolution seeking to make it a federal holiday. ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Seeks to Make Juneteenth a City Holiday
July 31, 2020
LA City Councilmember Curren Price today introduced a motion that would move to establish Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States dating back to June 19, 1865, as a legal City holiday.  ... read more »
Inglewood Faith Leaders, Businesses Host Peaceful Protest
July 9, 2020
The inter-denominational event, which was held on June 18, attracted scores of people to participate on the lawn of Inglewood City Hall. ... read more »
WATCH: Compton Mayor Aja Brown speaks at the ‘ByeCOVID’ Juneteenth free testing event
June 27, 2020
Compton Mayor Aja Brown, Originals Nation and Trap Heals founder Damon Turner all partnered together to host “ByeCOVID,” a local initiative event where they provided free COVID-19 testing to Compton residents along with care packages to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The event serviced over 1,000 people who registered or pre-registered. It was great vibes of live music, food, art, and a group of ambitious volunteers to serve the community. There couldn’t have been a more innovative way to host this event. ... read more / watch video »

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