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Legendary Composer and Performer Bill Withers has Passed Away
April 3, 2020
The Los Angeles Sentinel has confirmed the passing of legendary composer and performer Bill Withers has passed away from a heart condition. Los Angeles Sentinel Executive Publisher Danny J. ... read more »
Serial Killer Dubbed Grim Sleeper Dies in California Prison
March 30, 2020
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — Lonnie Franklin, the convicted serial killer known as the “Grim Sleeper” who preyed on the women of South Los Angeles for more than two decades, ... read more »
California Prepares for Coronavirus Surge in Week Ahead
March 30, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of the nation’s second-largest city warned that the coronavirus may become so pervasive, families ought to prepare for how they will isolate themselves at home without infecting others in their households. ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle’s Legacy Endures a Year After His Death
March 30, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down has not diminished the rapper’s legacy, but rather cemented it and continues to prove true his catchphrase, ... read more »
Civil Rights Leader, MLK Aide Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery Dies at 98
March 27, 2020
ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, ... read more »
THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF AIRICKCA GORDON-TAYLOR, COUSIN OF EMMETT TILL
March 24, 2020
Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) issued the following statement on the passing of Airickca Gordon Taylor, cousin of Emmett Till. “It is with great sadness that the Congressional Black Caucus learns of the passing of Airickca Gordon Taylor, ... read more »
On Hold: Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021
March 24, 2020
TOKYO (AP) — The IOC announced a first-of-its-kind postponement of the Summer Olympics on Tuesday, bowing to the realities of a coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down daily life around the globe and making planning for a massive worldwide gathering in July a virtual impossibility. ... read more »
Michelle Obama, Janet Jackson and More Joined D Nice for an Epic (Virtual) Party
March 23, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hottest party in town Saturday night was on DJ D-Nice’s Instagram, where over 100,000 accounts tuned in during his epic 10-hour set including the likes of Michelle Obama, ... read more »
Governor Newsom Calls on Youth to Take Shelter-in-Place Seriously
March 22, 2020
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most Californians stayed at home on a Saturday that was unlike any its 40 million residents had ever seen before. Less than 48 hours after Gov. ... read more »
California’s Stay at Home Order at a Glance
March 21, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered the state’s 40 million residents to stay at home, restricting non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state’s medical system. ... read more »
ALERT: Governor Newsom Orders Statewide Stay-At-Home Order
March 19, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered the state’s 40 million residents to stay at home, restricting non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state’s medical system. ... read more »
Q and A: What Does 90-Day Tax Payment Delay Mean?
March 18, 2020
The Trump administration has announced that most individuals and businesses will be allowed to delay paying their federal tax bills for 90 days as part of an emergency relief plan amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Trump Dubs COVID-19 ‘Chinese Virus’ Despite Hate Crime Risks
March 18, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he doesn’t think calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” — or the “kung-flu,” as one administration official reportedly called it — puts Asian Americans at risk of retaliation despite growing reports they are facing virus-related discrimination. ... read more »
Africa Should ‘Prepare for the Worst’ with Virus, WHO Says
March 18, 2020
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa should “prepare for the worst” as the coronavirus begins to spread locally, the World Health Organization’s director-general said Wednesday, while South Africa became the continent’s new focus of concern as cases nearly doubled to 116 from two days before. ... read more »
Get Out of Jail? Inmates Fearful of Virus Argue for Release
March 18, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus has become a “get out of jail” card for hundreds of low-level inmates across the country, and even hard-timers are seeking their freedom with the argument that it’s not a matter of if but when the deadly illness sweeps through tightly packed populations behind bars. ... read more »
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