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Governor Newsom Appoints Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. as California State Commissioner
April 8, 2021
Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., executive publisher and chairman of the Los Angeles Sentinel, has been appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the California Parks and Recreation Commission. Along with being the executive publisher and chairman of Bakewell Media, which owns the Los Angeles Sentinel and the Los Angeles Watts Times, Bakewell is the founder/creator of the Taste of Soul Family Festival, held annually on historic Crenshaw Boulevard in the heart of the Los Angeles African American community. ... read more »
Kyle Kuzma Says There is Mistrust with Vaccines in the Black Community
March 11, 2021
According to Kuzma they have spoken with team doctors about the vaccines, but they don’t know much about them. They haven’t talked about it as a team. He discussed the mistrust with doctors in the Black community. ... read more »
BROTHERHOOD CRUSADE PROVIDING HELP TO THOSE IN NEED IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH
March 4, 2021
The Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade has been providing much needed resources and assistance to the African American community and all people of need and support for over 50 years.   Their mission of self-help and determination has never been more apparent and needed than through their work over the past year in helping the community navigate through this COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
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African American Equity in Media
February 27, 2021
About the webinar: This roundtable discussion, hosted by Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights) & Councilmember Mark Ridley Thomas will bring together reporters, editors, and journalists to engage in a meaningful discussion on African American representation in newsrooms and news coverage moderated by LA Civil Rights Executive Director Capri Maddox. This conversation will explore the history and future of diversity in Los Angeles news media as well as the landscape of media industries following a year of racial reckoning, rising threats from white supremacist groups, and the inauguration of a new President and the first Black woman Vice President. The roundtable will identify needed actions to address discrimination through the lens of journalism and media, and be streamed live online at facebook.com/LACivilRights as a part of LA Civil Rights’ programming for Black History Month. ... read more / watch video »
In Loving Memory of Iris Marie Laurent Stanford
January 28, 2021
On Saturday, January 23, the children of Iris Marie Stanford held a drive-by outdoor, memorial at the LA Sentinel.   Family, friends, colleagues, and over 40 people on zoom gathered outside the Sentinel, where Iris she worked in the Classified section department for 27 years.  The memorial was opened with a prayer by pastor and cousin, Kasey Whitney.  The spirit-filled event filled with purpled included speeches from her children, Kyara, Tanya, and Wellington, Jr., who spoke about their experiences and lessons bestowed upon them by their mother.  Also, the other spoke gave testimonies on their experiences with iris.  As the event summed up the memorial, the assembly of attendees released 66 purple balloons in Iris's honor, on Crenshaw Blvd., as the DJ played Gladys Night’s “I Hope You Dance.”    ... read more »
This is a Tribute: We Remember Iris Marie Laurent Stanford
January 28, 2021
Iris Stanford worked in the Classified section department for the Sentinel for over two decades and over that time, she became the heart of a community. She served as the Classifieds Specialist for the Sentinel and L.A. Watts Times Newspaper. Anyone who did business, whether it was a DBA, an ad, or renting a room—you went to Iris.  In many ways, she was the mother of the Sentinel office, checking you when needed, loving on you always and laughing with you all the time. ... read more »
Sparks Guard Te’a Cooper Focuses On The Bigger Picture
January 13, 2021
There could not be a better time for athletes to utilize their platforms to make a difference in the communities. Cooper strives to use her voice, and she is inspired by her leader and teammate Ogwumike, who is also the WNBPA President. She said, “The world is so crazy. I was able to be on a team with [Nneka], president of the WNBPA. She is awesome. Being in the bubble, many people supported her and her ability to speak up and be the forefront of us standing together as a league. To watch that and see what they have done, it was very motivating and encouraging to do the same. I have hopes for change in the future.” ... read more »
The Life of Kamala Harris Represents Preliminary Steps for Change
December 31, 2020
Empowered by the jostle of her mother, Harris pushed through seemingly unbreakable boundaries. She holds the title as the first Black woman to have held district and general attorney roles in California’s history.  From 2004 to 2011, Harris had a meteoric effect on many communities as district attorney, finding her essence in the initiative that gives first-time drug offenders the chance to earn a high school diploma and find employment in California. ... read more »
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SC-VBC PROVIDES ONLINE RESOURCES AND COURSES FOR ENTREPREUNERS
December 17, 2020
The Southern California Virtual Business Center (SC-VBC) is an online facility designed to prepare business owners to scale and grow through the emphasis of corporate and government contracts. The SC-VBC hosts different programs for entrepreneurs at different stages of their business, through the program’s curriculum, resources, and mentorships. ... read more »
Isiah Thomas Talks Cheurlin Champagne and Leveraging Online Presence
December 10, 2020
During these times, their company wants to stay on top of everyone's minds, and being in sports and entertainment has helped them thrive. Cheurlin Champagne partners with 450 NBA players, and it has helped them reach an audience of over 2.5 billion people. Thomas says, "Using the social media platform that they have and ours, we were able to stay on top of minds and expand our brand reach." He also says sports has a way of bringing people together. "Sports also has a way of helping you communicate and being a good teammate, meaning you have to have a accomplish a goal and set a vision. ... read more »
Systemic Inequities Demand A Yes on Prop 16
October 29, 2020
In an ideal world, discrimination would not exist and outlawing it wouldn’t be necessary. Racism and sexism would only be fleeting thoughts of a time far gone. And people would rise in society based on the merits of their achievements, and not their gender, race, ethnicity, or any combination of the three. ... read more »
The Dream Team Stands For Justice on Behalf of Dijon Kizee’s Family
October 8, 2020
Carl Douglas, of the Dream Team, claims officers fired not because they perceived a threat, but because they thought that's what they had to do to maintain integrity back in the office. ... read more »
Lyft Forms Partnership with Black Organizations to Provide Accessible Transportation
August 27, 2020
Ridesharing app Lyft announced an initiative that would provide 1.5 million rides to make transportation accessible to underserved communities. The company joined forces with 11 organizations including The National Urban League, Black Women’s Roundtable and the NAACP. ... read more »
Pastor Shep and Gang Leaders Bring Awareness to the Peace Movement in L.A. Communities
August 27, 2020
Paul Williams, aka Lil Doc, was arrested by the Federal Government two days after ending a 45-year dispute between two tribes. Crawford said he does not know what to do because he is frustrated when they are trying to help cultivate and get the "O.G.'s" to start having peace movements it seems like the police arrest them. "Doc, who is a huge part of this movement which has in his way, has made sure these tribes come together and make sure they have peace, got picked up on some things that allegedly happened way back. I'm not here to talk about whether he is guilty or innocent. I'm here to talk about Paul Wallace that I know is passionate about what's been going on in these streets, and so are a lot of these leaders here. Who are we to tell them that whenever they crossover to do the right thing, they will be picked up over things that happened years ago. It would make them say I don't want to change." ... read more »
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