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Former Inmate Shares His Journey from Ex-Convict to Entrepreneur
August 29, 2019
In 2017, the Sentencing Project reported that one in three Black men in the U.S. will be arrested during their lifetime. After completing their sentence, many of these Black men will commit another crime and return to prison. ... read more »
Commissioner Parvenu Passes the Baton to a New Wave of Leaders
August 8, 2019
For the past nine years, the Citizens Redistricting Commission has overseen the drawing of electoral boundaries for the State Senate, Assembly, and State Board of Equalization. The commission was created after the passing of the 2008 Voters FIRST Act that was approved by voters who wanted to create a fair California. ... read more »
Tweedl, A New Music Experience for the Digital World
August 1, 2019
One of the biggest challenges artists face in the music industry is sharing their songs with the world. Now through the music social networking app Tweedl, “everyone gets heard!” ... read more »
State Auditor Invites New Leaders to Reshape California
August 1, 2019
Since its creation, the 14-member commission which was created by the State Auditor, has been responsible for drawing district lines for the State Senate, Assembly, and State Board of Equalization in hopes of creating new opportunities and change in California. ... read more »
L.A. Based Poet Shares Inspiring Story in, ‘Black Indian: A Memoir’
July 25, 2019
After a childhood of family secrets and a lost heritage, Shonda Buchanan set out to find the truth about her Black and American Indian ancestors. Buchanan’s research begins in Kalamazoo, Michigan and takes her through Virginia and North Carolina, where she interviewed family members, read old family diaries, and studied public records. ... read more »
‘Color Him Father,’ A New Narrative on Black Fatherhood and Grief in America
July 18, 2019
In 2019, Drake published his first book, “Color Him Father” as a resource for Black grieving fathers. The title of the book was inspired by the song “Color Him Father” by the 60s musical group, The Winstons. ... read more »
Local Watts Teacher Receives Kinecta Teaching Grant
July 11, 2019
Each year, Kinecta Federal Credit Union hosts its Youth Scholarships and Teaching Grants for Growth program to provide financial support for students seeking higher education and to assist teachers with classroom instruction and projects. ... read more »
Singer Jhala Angelique Talks Life After StarQuest 4 Kids Singing Competition
June 13, 2019
Since winning the competition, Jhala Angelique has begun making a name for herself throughout the Greater Los Angeles area as a rising artist. Recently the Sentinel caught up with the child prodigy to discuss her life after StarQuest. ... read more »
TCG Footwear Talks Transforming the Shoe Game with Unconventional Street Style Looks
June 6, 2019
In 2009, Thoroughly Crafted Goods (TCG) Footwear embarked on its journey of creating stylish shoes and accessories for men. After acquiring the footwear company over a year ago, father and son, Dr. Kerry Cox and Kyle Cox, have revolutionized the lifestyle brand by reintroducing a modern minimalist style of cashletic (casual and athletic) shoes. TCG Footwear is a company that prides itself in producing quality craftsmanship, style, and comfort in every shoe. These three values of quality, design, and comfort led to the inspiration behind TCG’s three pillars logo, which is placed on the back of every shoe. ... read more »
Everytable Fights Against Food Injustice in Underserved Communities
May 16, 2019
This month, the Sentinel met with Everytable chef, Zach Thomas for an exclusive tour of the kitchen to witness the love and colorful flavors that go into each dish. The Sentinel also spoke with Chef Zach about the company’s inspiration behind the ingredients and spices used in the dishes as well as the human right of affordable healthy food for people of color. ... read more »
From Homeless to Manhattan School of Music, Pianist Elijah Stevens Shares Inspiring Story
May 16, 2019
Elijah Stevens’ musical ability began to develop while he was in the 7th grade after he was introduced to the piano by his church in Freeport, Bahamas, which also paid for his music lessons. ... read more »
CSUF’s Male Success Initiative Department Empowers Men of Color to Reach Their Full Potential
May 9, 2019
In 2016, California State University Fullerton (CSUF) joined the CSU fight to support men of color by bridging the higher education achievement gap and increasing graduation and retention rates through its Male Success Initiative (MSI) Department. ... read more »
High End Urban Clothing Store, ‘GetMeFlyLA’ Brings Affordable Designer Brands to Hollywood
May 9, 2019
In 2017, Nigerian born trendsetter and entrepreneur Akin Asalu, opened a luxury men’s clothing store by the name of GetMeFlyLA. The store which was originally founded in Toronto, Canada by fashion designer Kai, sells menswear that is sure to turn heads on the streets and in the club without breaking the bank. Currently the store’s apparel includes jeans, t-shirts, blazers, jackets, loafers, and everything else needed to complete a classic streetwear look. All clothing and accessories range between $100-800. ... read more »
Uplifting Black Youth through the Retelling of Past and Present Pan African History
May 2, 2019
Local non-profit the Talented Tenth Publications uses Black History books to inspire children. ... read more »
The 1963 Birmingham Children’s Crusade, A Turning Point for the Civil Rights Movement
April 25, 2019
In April 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, and James Bevel of Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) along with other members of the SCLC set out to desegregate Birmingham through the use of non-violent acts like protests, marches, and boycotts.  ... read more »
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