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Diane Edith Watson: The Iconic Living Legend of Los Angeles Politics
February 11, 2021
Diane Edith Watson has lived a full life and shows no signs of slowing down.  On the morning of our interview, the 87-years-young legendary political icon had already been on the phone with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was coordinating her pink and green wardrobe for the inauguration of her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sister, Kamala Harris, and had already spoken with a cadre of Washington D.C. leaders, all in the hopes that the retired congresswoman was feeling up to making the journey to the January Presidential Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.  ... read more »
National Police Foundation To Review LAPD’s Response to George Floyd Protests
February 4, 2021
The National Police Foundation will hold two listening sessions tomorrow to help independently assess the Los Angeles Police Department's response to the large demonstrations that followed last year's in- custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Activist Sues LAPD for Assault
January 21, 2021
Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist, Fahren James, age 39, filed a lawsuit against Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Michael Moore and the Los Angeles Police Department, for an alleged assault by unidentified Los Angeles police officers. ... read more »
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Top Crenshaw & Around Stories of 2020
December 31, 2020
These are the top stories of what happened in Crenshaw & Around this year. ... read more / view gallery »
Earle’s Restaurant Feeds People Through Selfless Acts in the Community
December 3, 2020
Brothers, Cary and Duane Earle brought in their success by observing what works, Cary Earle went into detail about the restaurant's foundation. Earle’s Restaurant is located down the street from the LA Sentinel Head Quarters, on 3864 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90008. They became a destination spot from their earlier years or making American classics. Their comfort food rings true to the traditional taste of a great hot dog, but today, there is a twist of soulful and healthy items that represent the community and has supported their dream from the beginning. ... read more »
L.A. Police Commission Commits to Holding Discussions on Traffic Stop Policies
November 19, 2020
Searches of Black and Hispanic people were less likely to be associated with the recovery of illegal items than searches of White people. ... read more »
Bobby Brown Jr., Son of Bobby Brown, Dies In Encino
November 18, 2020
Bobby Brown Jr., the 28-year-old son of singer Bobby Brown, died today in Encino, police said. ... read more »
RISE With the Rams Brings Together Youth, Pro Athletes, and Police
November 5, 2020
Through the RISE with the Rams program, the Los Angeles Rams has been building bonds between high school students and law enforcement. Last month, the Rams partnered with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) to host their second session of the season. ... read more »
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L.A. City Council Seeks to Ban Possession of Laser Pointers at Protests
October 29, 2020
People could soon be banned from bringing laser pointers to protests in Los Angeles, after a City Council committee advanced a proposal today that would create a law to prohibit them at large demonstrations. ... read more »
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Brings Community Food Distribution to Crenshaw
October 22, 2020
The food distribution comes at a critical time as our community struggles with economic downturn during COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Report: Black People Stopped, Arrested Three Times More Than Whites, Latinos
October 9, 2020
   A report released today by USC found that people of color across all Los Angeles County neighborhoods were stopped by police at higher rates than other groups, and that Black people were stopped and arrested three times as often as whites and Latinos. ... read more »
Report: LAPD used facial recognition nearly 30,000 times
September 24, 2020
The Los Angeles Police Department has used facial-recognition software nearly 30,000 times since 2009 even while denying at times that it used the controversial technology at all, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.  ... read more »
Compton Leaders Add to Reward for Capture of Gunman Who Shot Deputies
September 24, 2020
Compton's City Council is adding $10,000 to a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who ambushed and shot two sheriff's deputies at a rail station in the city, officials announced today. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Tuesday September 22, 2020 – Brought to you by Black 365
September 22, 2020
Black Fact of the Day: Tuesday September 22, 2020 - Brought to you by Black 365 Georgia Hill Robinson, the first woman hired by the LAPD passed away at the age of 82, 1961 Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
Manhunt for Shooter of Deputies Misidentifies ‘Dark Skinned’ Compton Man as Suspect
September 17, 2020
33-year-old Compton native, Darnell Hicks, had no idea why his phone was blowing up Sunday night.  Like every Sunday, he was working the swing shift as a client aide at a South Centra L.A.  transitional housing program, when all of a sudden, he started receiving back-to-back text messages and social media notifications.  Darnell could hardly believe what he was reading--that he was wanted in the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in a patrol SUV at the Compton Willowbrook rail station. ... read more »
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