Kimani Black

Over 2,500 South L.A. Families were Provided Groceries at Community Food Bank Drive-Through

In the heart of the Crenshaw District, in South L.A., a community food distribution drive through was held at the Los Angeles Sentinel on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 9M – Noon, to provide groceries for community members experiencing economic hardship due  with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Bakewell Media, Los Angeles Sentinel, Mothers In Action, AFGE, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Labor Community Services, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Miguel Contreras Foundation, Teamsters National Black Caucus, Councilmember Herb Wesson of CD 10 and County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas of the 2nd District collaborated to successfully distribute groceries to 2,500 families in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. 

Dr. Sandra Black Walker, Renowned Educator and First Lady, Passes Away 

Dr. Sandra Black Walker, renowned educator and the first lady and wife of the Rev. Jewett Walker, pastor of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, passed away on May 6, after a long battle with cancer. She was 70-years-old. A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Sandra was born on March 12, 1950 to Bernice Black and Arthur Finley. In 1952, Sandra moved with her mother and older brother, Bobby, to California where her younger brother Michael was born.  Sandra and her brothers attended several elementary schools in Los Angeles and Compton. They accepted Christ in 1960 at Zion Baptist