L.A. Sentinel

Angela Howard, Sentinel Queen of Graphics, Passes Away 

Angela Howard, an incredibly talented graphic designer, production manager and circulation coordinator for the L.A. Sentinel, unexpectantly passed away on Sunday, Dec. 31.  She was 58 years old.  

It’s Time for 18th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival! 

The 18th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival is finally here and offering the best of food, entertainment and shopping in the Southland. The free daylong event – presented by Bakewell Media and the L.A. Sentinel – takes place on Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Crenshaw Blvd., between Stocker St. and Obama Blvd.  

Heather Hutt Launches Campaign for CD 10 Councilmember 

Making clear her goal for the future, Councilmember Heather Hutt launched a vigorous campaign to remain the representative for Council District 10.  During a kick-off rally in front of L.A. Sentinel on March 3, Hutt stood before scores of community members and supporters to announce that she’s entering the race in the 2024 election. 

Observe Life Through Music with Kwame Adu

Tipping the scale back towards the hip-hop is L.A. based artist Kwame Adu. Originally from New Jersey, Adu has planted himself in Northeast Los Angeles. Focusing on the art of his presentation and lyrics, Adu most recently performed at Hot and Cool Café in Leimert Park earlier this year, he looks to bring a sense of retrospective thought back into the creation of music.

Nehemiah Project LA Aims to Help Transitioning Youth

Bishop Ed Smith is known as an acclaimed author, world-renowned speaker, educator, philanthropic leader, and pastor.He has assisted business leaders, families, and individuals in building legacies and in fulfilling their God-ordained gifts, talents, and hearts. Now he is making sure transitioning youth have a future with Nehemiah Project LA (NPLA).

Local Pilot Paves the Way to New Success for Black youth with United Airlines 

Compton-native, Kenneth Kirkpatrick, better known as “KP”—has actively worked to bring awareness around the flourishing career path of piloting commercial airplanes. As a United Airline Captain, Kirkpatrick has used his platform to pave a runway for Black youth to take off toward new heights for success in aviation.  


U.S. Rep. Karen Bass will soon have a new title – “Madam Mayor.” With a lead of more than 5% that is continuing to grow, the longtime community advocate is pulling away from billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso.