Southers Embraces Role as Vice President of Los Angeles Police Commission

 Southers joins fraternity brothers William Briggs and Brian Williams on Mayor Bass’ public safety team. Dr. Erroll Southers, an internationally recognized law enforcement expert, was recently elected vice president of the Los Angeles Police Commission, bringing his years of expertise to Mayor Karen Bass’ public safety team. Currently the associate senior vice president of Safety and Risk Assurance at USC, Southers has experience in the field on the local, state, and federal levels. Also, he has maintained a 40-year relationship with LAPD and police departments throughout the world, all of which makes him imminently qualified for his new role. Explaining

Corvette of Choice Wholeheartedly Serving Our Communities for 18 Years Strong

Established in 2005, the car club “Corvette of Choice” (COC) has lived up to its motto   “To be actively involved in the community and help those who are less fortunate than Themselves.”  This non-profit organization delights in being involved and making a positive difference in the community, and their beautiful cars are used as a tool to reach those in nee

Mayor Karen Bass Signs $13B City Budget 

Mayor Karen Bass signed the city’s revised $13 billion budget for fiscal year 2023-24 on May 26, which she said charts a new course for the city — one that is “stronger, happier, healthier and safer.” The budget will take effect July 1. 

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Cassandra Nickerson

By Denver Mackey  Contributing Writer   Celebrating Mother’s Day, Cassandra Britt-Nickerson talked with the Sentinel about her career and her organization, Get Fit with Britt Nick, a  nonprofit dedicated to helping women of color develop the nutrition and fitness tools necessary to create a positive health legacy in their homes and communities.  Most recently, Britt-Nickerson completed a 31-year career with the Los Angeles Police Department. In her three plus decades with the force, her working assignments included Detectives, Undercover Juvenile Narcotics, Field Sergeant, Anti-Terrorist Division and Undercover Vice.   Her last assignment was the Assistant Officer in Charge of Recruitment and Employment


We are only 31 days into 2023, but the level of violence and deadly occurrences between the police and Black men is already trending towards a record and tragic high.   

Watts Rams, LAPD spread Holiday Cheer with Sleigh Ride

The Watts Rams joined Los Angeles Police Department officers and the L.A. Rams on a ride on Santa’s sleigh to pass out toys throughout the Pueblo Del Rio and Watts communities. This is the third year the Rams and Watts Rams have participated in the sleigh ride.

CD 8 Presents Annual  Holiday Tree Lighting and Snow Day

Join Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and the Council District Eight team for South L.A.’s Fifth Annual It’s Lit! holiday celebration on Saturday, November 19, at Century Boulevard and Broadway Avenue. It will be a day of music, community talent, snow play, and fun!

Alliance - All 12 Pro Sports Team United – Plans Student-Led Unity March & Dialogue

On July 24, in an annual event that celebrates the 12 pro sports teams of greater Los Angeles and Orange County coming together to use sports to drive social change, local youth, LAPD officers, community members and civic leaders, the public is encouraged to join the Alliance Unity March & Dialogue. Each year, the student-led march emphasizes what change we can make when we stand united and work together to end racial inequality. The event begins at 9am. 

Trial in Kobe Bryant Crash Scene Photos Lawsuit Delayed Until July

Citing a backlog of criminal cases and coronavirus concerns, a federal judge has postponed the trial on a lawsuit brought by Kobe Bryant’s widow against Los Angeles County involving photos taken at the scene of the helicopter crash that took the lives of the NBA legend, the couple’s 13-year-old daughter and seven others.