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Report Reveals Disturbing Gap Between Cost of Living and Actual Wages in L.A.
October 18, 2018
A recent report by the USC Price Center for Social Innovation revealed that Los Angeles’ job market may not be sustainable under an ever increasing affordable housing crisis. The city’s fastest growing industries, including healthcare, food service and technical services are hurting, said researchers, because workers cannot afford to live in the L.A. area. High living costs are forcing longer commutes, making it harder to recruit and retain workers. ... read more »
Tournament of Roses 2019 Royal Court Selected
October 12, 2018
The Tournament of Roses® announced the seven members of the 2019 Royal Court.  Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process. Volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement. ... read more »
Improving Black/Latino Relations is Their Job, Not Others’
October 12, 2018
Improving Black/Latino relations was never really a major political priority in Los Angeles but should have been. Why? Sustainable collaboration between the two groups, based on mutual respect and an explicit commitment to honor the terms of any agreement to work together, is really the only way to strengthen their relationship and respective goals. ... read more »
Free SAT-Prep Workshop, Nov. 10 at Kaiser BHC
High school students can register now for the free SAT-prep workshop to be held Saturday, November 10, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the conference center at Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Medical Offices, 3782 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008. The workshop provides instruction and tutoring for all sections. A 30-minute practice test will be held at 8:30 a.m. ... read more / view event »
Denzel Washington to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award
October 11, 2018
The American Film Institute is honoring Denzel Washington with a Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Washington will receive the award at a Gala Tribute on June 6 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT. ... read more »
“Journey This” Cheray O’Neal’s One Woman Show October 12 – November 11, 2018
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, from October 11 through November 11, Cheray O’Neal’s one-woman play, Journey This is partnering with American Cancer Society and Lyrical Hair to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research, and patient services nationwide while providing a stellar theatrical experience at the Lounge Theatres, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038. ... read more / view event »
Chargers Longtime Owner Alex Spanos Dies at 95
October 9, 2018
Alex Gus Spanos, owner of the Chargers and founder of A.G. Spanos Companies, a family-owned real estate and construction company, died at age 95 on Tuesday morning. ... read more »
Governor Brown Signs California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018
October 4, 2018
Late yesterday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Senate Bill 1294, the California Cannabis Equity Act, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This groundbreaking bill, aimed at reversing some of the damaging impacts cannabis prohibition has had on individuals from disadvantaged communities, is the first social equity cannabis measure in the Unites States. ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Attends Behavioral Health Services Community Fair in Gardena
October 4, 2018
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) joined Behavioral Health Services, Inc. (BHS) at the 7th Annual Art & Community Fair on Saturday, September 29 in Gardena. The event brought together hundreds of families from the 43rd Congressional District cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Los Angeles, and Torrance for a day of health screenings, performances, and family-friendly activities.   ... read more »
‘School Girls’ Comes to the Kirk Douglas Theatre
September 28, 2018
"School Girls," or the African Mean Girls play, is here in Los Angeles at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for one last weekend until Sept. 30. ... read more »
Bakewell Media Presents the 13th Annual Taste of Soul
Bakewell Media presents the 13th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival, in partnership with Mothers in Action and produced by the Los Angeles Sentinel on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10am-7pm on historic Crenshaw Blvd. ... read more / view event »
The Price of Black Disunity is Much Too High
September 27, 2018
The negative implications of disunity are clear though largely ignored, even though now, more than ever, Black unity on political, economic and public policy issues is crucial-not just for forward progress, but our very survival. Today’s column takes a closer look at Black disunity and the need to come together to develop strategic alternatives for concrete sustainable change. ... read more »
A Conversation with Alison Hart and Multiracial Americans of Southern California
Spanning four generations of a mixed-race family, Mostly White is a powerful tale of inter-generational trauma and the healing brought by wildness, music, and the resilience of women. From Emma, who survives the abuse of an Indian residential school in 1890s Maine, to Ella, who navigates color lines in 1980s New York City, Alison Hart’s unforgettable characters fight to form their own identities and honor the call of their ancestors.  ... read more / view event »
U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2 Million to Support Biomanufacturing Efforts in Los Angeles, California
September 21, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles, California, to purchase equipment for the Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 444 new jobs and spur $47 million in private investment.  ... read more »
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