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LA County Seeks Dismissal of Sheriff’s Bid to Quash OIG Subpoena 
June 4, 2021
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's legal bid to avoid meeting with Inspector General Max Huntsman to discuss deputy ``secret societies'' that many criminal justice advocates characterize as gangs should be dismissed, a lawyer for Los Angeles County argues in new court papers.  ... read more »
The Play Equity Fund Launches the #SPRINGINTOPLAY Campaign to Support Youth Sports and Play Programs
June 4, 2021
As schools, parks and sports programs reopen after youth have lived within the constraints of home confinement for over a year, the Play Equity Fund is responding by launching the #SpringIntoPlay campaign to support youth sports organizations and nonprofits who are providing access to opportunities for kids to play but are facing critical needs for funding. ... read more »
Dent, SEIU 721 President, Passes at 68
June 3, 2021
Linda Dent, a clerk in the Los Angeles County Tax Collector’s Office, who rose from a steward to become the first woman and first Black president of SEIU 721, passed away on May 31 from pancreatic cancer. She was 68-years-old. ... read more »
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Emma Sharif Elected Mayor of Compton
June 3, 2021
In a runoff election held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Councilwoman Emma Sharif was elected Mayor of the City of Compton.  Sharif who defeated newcomer Christian Reynaga by almost 10% of the vote is replacing Mayor Aja Brown who after 8 years decided not to seek re-election. ... read more »
One Year After George Floyd: America and the Police
June 3, 2021
It appears that two important things have happened since the death of Geoge Floyd at the hand of the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota: (1) police continue to kill black men and women either by shooting them or physically killing them by hand. ... read more »
JASMINE DAVIS: A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN SHAKING UP ‘THE CHI’ AND REPPING LGBTQIA+AS THE FIRST TRANSGENDER CHARACTER ON THE SHOW
May 20, 2021
Back to Ms. Davis who, by the by, is the show’s first transgender character, a distinction the vivacious actress delights in. Davis came from the streets of Chicago IL where she was raised by her mom who had four other children. Like many young people living in urban environments, Davis’ dad battled with drug addiction which is why he has been in and out of her life. ... read more »
Police Force Cutting into Family Ties: 23-Year-Old Targeted by an Order Given by His Uncle
May 20, 2021
On Tuesday, May 10, Attorney Carl Douglas, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Co-founder Melina Abdullah joined 23-year-old filmmaker Jamal Shakir to announce a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and LAPD police officer, Eric Anderson. The premise of the case sounded like many others, law enforcement using overly aggressive force to manage a peaceful protest, but for Shakir, the order for his attack came directly from a family member. ... read more »
Leimert Park Village is Reopening: Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas Says “All Hands on Deck”
May 20, 2021
The heritage and culture of Los Angeles flows through the veins of the Leimert Park Village community. Businesses that took root near historic Leimert Boulevard reflect the neighborhood’s progress and elevation.  In this quaint, Black artistic-mecca, comprised mostly of store fronts, restaurants and vendors in South L.A., there is a history pride for the community and culture. ... read more »
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Portion of L.A. Metro’s C (Green) Line Suspended in South L.A. This Weekend
May 14, 2021
 A portion of L.A. Metro's C (Green) Line service will be suspended today through Sunday in South L.A., but travelers will be provided with free bus shuttles to replace rail service as crews upgrade signal systems. ... read more »
Price Dedicates Lillian Mobley Family Housing
May 13, 2021
Elected officials, homelessness providers and community members came out on May 11, to dedicate the Lillian Mobley Family Housing, “A Bridge Home” (ABH) shelter and the first of its kind in Council District 9. ... read more »
“What Did He Say?”
May 13, 2021
The universe and its contents has been left under our care. The Creator of the world and all that is therein has made all things. What do you think he has done to ensure that His creation of mankind will take care while He has gone and left everything to us.  He has given us His irrevocable word to read and study as we await His return? ... read more »
Todd Spitzer Launches New Hate Crimes Unit in Orange County
May 11, 2021
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer today announced that his office has created a new unit that will focus on hate crimes. ... read more »
HUD Awards Los Angeles City and County $4 Million to Assist 1,950 Families
May 11, 2021
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) $4 million to launch a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Regional Mobility Demonstration Program. ... read more »
MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI – Leads Los Angeles Through the Pandemic and Strives to Build a Better and More Inclusionary City
May 6, 2021
As Los Angeles begins to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, Mayor Eric Garcetti took time out of his very busy schedule to sit down with the Los Angeles Sentinel to directly address those issues which are impacting the lives of African Americans, communities of color, and those most severely affected by COVID-19. ... read more »
City Attorney Announces Order Against Alleged Illegal Pharmaceutical Dealer
May 3, 2021
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said today his office has secured a court order requiring an alleged illegal pharmaceutical dealer operating in Koreatown to pay restitution and wear a GPS monitor for the next 360 days. ... read more »
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