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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 »
A Lost History, Seminole-Maroon Phil Wilkes Fixico Shares His Story of Self-Discovery
April 25, 2019
Recently the Los Angeles Sentinel spoke with Seminole-Maroon descendant Phil Wilkes Fixico regarding the truth behind African American and Native American heritage and his triumphant story of self-discovery.  ... read more »
Neighborhood Says goodbye to Hip-Hop Legend and Community Giant
April 18, 2019
The city of South L.A. honors slain rapper Nipsey Hussle with Grand Memorial ... read more »
L.A. Gangs Unite to Pay Homage to Fallen Comrade: NIPSEY HUSSLE  
April 11, 2019
Since the murder of Hussle, many fans and local residents have held candle light vigils and celebration of life events around the city of Los Angeles to pay their respects to the rapper and philanthropist. However the largest and most historical event of them all was the unity walk orchestrated by rival gangs.  ... read more »
Changing the Narrative on ‘Diverse Representation’ in the Sports & Entertainment Industry  
April 4, 2019
Recently the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper sat down with Thomas to discuss her practice and push for diverse representation in the sports and entertainment industry and why it matters.   ... read more »
Businesswoman and Community Philanthropist Kiana Webb Talks McDonald’s ‘Next Generation’ Program  
April 4, 2019
Although Women’s History Month has come to a close, women are still making powerful moves! In late March, the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper spoke with one extraordinary Black woman who is carrying the torch of her family’s legacy and creating a name for herself in the business industry.  ... read more »
‘Power, Leadership, and Influence of the Black Woman’ A Stellar Success 
March 28, 2019
‘An audience of powerful women celebrating other powerful women’   ... read more »
Trump Denies the Rise of White Nationalism Amid New Zealand Massacre 
March 21, 2019
Although Trump does not see an increase in White nationalism around the world, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) statistics on hate groups proves otherwise.   ... read more »
Curating Connections and Communities through ‘Kolor Society’, A Social Club for the African Diaspora 
March 14, 2019
After organizing TEDxCrenshaw in 2015, local residents began asking Zaneta J. Smith where they could find events similar to this in the South Los Angeles area. ... read more »
Local Organization ‘Change the Tune’ Reimagines South L.A.  
March 7, 2019
Charli Kemp has always been infatuated with music and cooking and how these activities bring people together. During the summer of 2017, Kemp’s two passions would intertwine creating her ideal non-profit Change the Tune.  ... read more »
Community Coalition Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Presidential Candidate Julián Castro  
March 7, 2019
As part of its ongoing mission to “help transform the social and economic conditions in South L.A.,” the organization led a roundtable discussion with secretary of housing and urban development and 2020 presidential candidate, Julián Castro.   ... read more »
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., A Civil Rights Trailblazer for the African American People  
February 28, 2019
Pastor, politician, and activist Adam Clayton Powell Jr. is arguably the greatest African American political leader of his time. This is his story.   ... read more »
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