It’s been 10 years since the world had felt the poetic vibes of music group Floetry. When members Natalie “Floacist” Stewart and Marsha Ambrosius separated in 2006- it was big news for their fans, but not the music world. ... read more »
In plain English, it was a time to publicly debate whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had been good or bad for the country, since opening operations in July 2011. The forum also hearkened back to many of the former supporters and opponents of proposals to reform Wall Street in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since that of the 1930s. ... read more »
Global icon and former Movie Awards host Will Smith will receive the Generation Award during the 25th anniversary edition of the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The award show airs Sunday, April 10 at 8:00 PM outside the Warner Bros. backlot in Burbank, California. ... read more »
When Angela Howard joined the Los Angeles Sentinel as an intern in 1986, creating a weekly newspaper required a multitude of skills. Fortunately, Howard was not only intelligent, creative and willing, but also a quick study who learned to mark-up copy, lay strips of type, take memorable photographs and manage circulation personnel. ... read more »
Legendary Los Angeles sportscaster and writer Brad Pye, Jr. returned home to the Los Angeles Sentinel this month and was named by Los Angeles Sentinel Executive Publisher Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. as sports editor emeritus for the newspaper. “It’s a great homecoming and it gives me a great opportunity to get back in the saddle again,” Pye said.
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Community activist and U.S. Army veteran Percy Pinkney passed on March 18. Pinkney earned his degree at San Francisco State and his masters in social work from Lone Mountain College in San Francisco. After graduation, he found himself working on the behalf of San Francisco’s youth. He founded a youth community center and worked as a social worker to help gang interventions and diversion programs.
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Deborah Flint was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) in June 2015.
With oversight over three airports, Los Angeles International (LAX), ... read more »
Terrence Jenkins, aka Terrence J, was born in Queens, New York on April 21, 1982, but raised in Raleigh and Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism at North Carolina A&T University where he also worked as a DJ and was served as Student Body President. ... read more »
Singer and songwriter Charlie Wilson continues to stand the test of time. The living legend’s career is like a fine wine, it only to get better with age. His career spans over 30 years, dating back to the days in the funk trio Gap Band. Wilson first made his name with a string of hits including “Outstanding,” “You Dropped A Bomb On Me,” “Yearning For Your Love,” Early In The Morning” and All of My Love.” The Group retired in 2010.
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More than 700 people attended the 9th Annual African American Male Educational Network and Development (A2MEND) Summit that highlighted social justice and equity-minded approaches to student success for African-American men in community colleges. Presidents, administrators, faculty and students gathered to discuss strategies that directly impact the success of Black male students. ... read more »
Former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is far from quiet when talking about her recent departure from the cable network. Harris Perry’s departure was made public after an email from her to her “Nerdland” staff was released. In the email she wrote, “The purpose of this decision seems to be to provide cover MSNBC, not to provide voice for MHP Show. I will not be used as a tool for their purposes. I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head.” ... read more »
Call it a night reminiscent of old school meets new school.
On Friday, March 11 at The Hotel Café singer Major hosted his annual birthday celebration showcasing songs from his up-and-coming EP. ... read more »