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Derek Fisher speaks on Sparks leveling up in the off-season with new veteran leadership
August 3, 2020
The leaders of the Sparks take pride in their character and being role models for other young players on the team. Fisher believes it is a great foundation for the future of the organization on and off the court. “When you have your best players lead by example in terms of how they carry themselves and how they speak. It helps everybody.” ... read more »
Mustard, Roddy Ricch, Jhene Aiko and Trey Songz Host Feed Your City Challenge in South L.A.
July 30, 2020
Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson was excited to be working with the Feed Your City Challenge. He mentioned how great it was to have Roddy Ricch and Mustard, who are both from the South L.A. community, help host and be hands on during the food drive. “Roddy Ricch and Mustard, they are both homeboys, they are from the community. They came up in our streets and they know how it is in the neighborhood,” says Dawson. He continues, “Once you put out the fall to give help, or get help, our community shows up. It just takes the right individuals to make the right call, set up the event, get volunteers and sponsors. LAPD is here, the fire department is here. Everybody steps up and we make it work. We make it do what it do.” ... read more »
Members of St. Paul First Lutheran Church Reprimand A Black Woman for Sitting on their Lawn
July 30, 2020
They called security to handle “the problem” that quietly sat on their lawn with her laptop. Hired protection approached Marshall-Brown on their bikes to advise that it would be in her best interest to move, “they received a call from the church about her.” ... read more »
Furloughed Employee Sues Live Nation for Racial & Gender Discrimination
July 30, 2020
Newman believes she was practically terminated due to her grievances about being discriminated against in the Live Nation workplace. Newman alleges that Live Nation did not show their support with her grievances; instead, she claims that the global entertainment company negated her complaints, and then cut her loose with coronavirus-related staff reductions to cite as the excuse to relieve the company of the complaint. ... read more »
25-Year-Old Man Killed in Ladera Heights Shooting, Investigation Underway
July 24, 2020
A 25-year-old man was fatally shot at a house party in the unincorporated Ladera Heights area of Los Angeles County, and the shooter remained at large today. ... read more »
Over 2,500 South L.A. Families were Provided Groceries at Community Food Bank Drive-Through
July 23, 2020
In the heart of the Crenshaw District, in South L.A., a community food distribution drive through was held at the Los Angeles Sentinel on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 9M – Noon, to provide groceries for community members experiencing economic hardship due  with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bakewell Media, Los Angeles Sentinel, Mothers In Action, AFGE, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Labor Community Services, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Miguel Contreras Foundation, Teamsters National Black Caucus, Councilmember Herb Wesson of CD 10 and County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas of the 2nd District collaborated to successfully distribute groceries to 2,500 families in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.  ... read more »
WATCH NBC4 Report: Los Angeles Sentinel Closes Office Due to COVID-19 Diagnosis
July 18, 2020
LA County sets another daily record. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Thursday July 16, 2020. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Janelle Monáe speaks at Wondalunch food giveaway in Watts
July 14, 2020
Singer, rapper, and actress Janell Monae said it was an honor, and privilege to serve the community. “This is where I feel I am rocking in my purpose the most,” says Monae. In an interview with the Los Angeles Sentinel, Monae mentions, “We’re in tough times with COVID-19, and folks not being able to survive, not knowing where their next meal is. We want to erase the stigma of asking for help.” ... read more / watch video »
Yasiel Puig’s Wildhorse Horse Children’s Foundation partners with the Mayor of Compton, Aja Brown to feed over 300 families in Community Food Distribution
July 9, 2020
MLB player Yasiel Puig’s Wildhorse Children’s Foundation partnered with the Mayor of Compton, Aja Brown to host the Compton Food Distribution at Gonzales Park. Families in the community needed resources in these trying times. Puig, and Mayor Brown did an outstanding job of calling out businesses to ban together and help people with goods. ... read more »
WATCH: Press conference for Tajanae Nelson, mother of three killed
July 5, 2020
Tajanae Nelson, mother of three killed. Press conference at LA Sentinel July 1, 2020 ... read more / watch video »
‘Dark Girls 2,’ an uneven and messy documentary that explores the prejudices darker-skinned women face around the world
July 2, 2020
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network enthusiastically stands behind D. Channsin Berry and his newest documentary “Dark Girls 2” which is currently playing on the OWN network.    “Dark Girls 2” is the follow up to Berry's first documentary “Dark Girls,” which explored the prejudices that darker-skinned women face around the world.   Diving in and taking a first-hand approach D. Channsin Berry directed, wrote and executive produced the second installment. In this deep dive into the lives of these darker-hued women, he discovered that they were still dealing with the trauma associated with the color of their skin.    ... read more »
LAPD Chief Michel Moore on The Passing of Larry Aubry
May 22, 2020
It is with great sadness that I heard the news of the passing of Mr. Larry Aubry. Mr. Aubry and I have met on several occasions throughout my law enforcement career. Since becoming LAPD's Chief-nearly two years ago-Larry attended several community meetings and he would challenge many decisions and policies of the LAPD. ... read more »
WATCH: #SaveLocalJournalism #5: #BLACKPRESSMATTERS — THE VOICE OF BLACK AMERICA
May 22, 2020
Join us as the NNPA’s Sr. Correspondent Stacy Brown interviews 4 iconic publishers: Calvin Anderson, Memphis New Tri-State Defender; Cheryl Smith, Texas Metro News; Toni Draper, the Afro; & Brandon Brooks, Los Angeles Sentinel. They will discuss business, culture, and the future and respond to your questions and comments. ... read more / watch video »
Rising Star Tyrel Jackson Williams Chats About His Passion for Acting, IFC’s Brockmire and his Future
April 2, 2020
“I was on my way out of high school. I was working on a show that was about to end. I pretty much [had] been working through my high school years, and I was trying to figure out what I was going to go to college for,” he says of his decision. “I had a bunch of like a bunch of ideas and lots of things I was interested in; I just kept coming back to some form of entertainment.”  ... read more »
WATCH: LA Sentinel @ SAG Awards 2020 (full version)
January 28, 2020
Brittany K. Jackson interviews attendees at SAG Awards. ... read more / watch video »
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