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 Newsom Announces California Reopening
June 17, 2021
June 15, 2021 is a new historical benchmark; California has officially lifted COVID-19 restrictions that were in place since March 2020. ... read more »
SALUTE TO AFRICAN AMERICAN NONPROFITS
May 27, 2021
Several South Los Angeles nonprofits and their top executives were recognized at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards. The awards honor individual organizations and leaders whose focus is to improve the communities they serve.  Finalists and winners and were recognized during the L.A. Business Journal virtual event in early May. ... read more / view gallery »
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 »
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Fighting COVID-19 Means Fighting the Cycle of Homelessness
March 25, 2021
A senior citizen living alone in a hotel room he can barely afford. Families staring down eviction because a parent is one of the millions of Californians to lose their job this year.  More than 269,000 K-12 students currently experiencing, or on the brink of homelessness across California, enough to fill Dodger Stadium five times over. This is the picture of homelessness in Los Angeles today -- a crisis that has been allowed to fester for decades, and has greatly worsened due to COVID-19. ... read more »
L.A. Councilmembers Outline Community Benefits of City Budget Reinvestment
March 11, 2021
Change is coming to the L.A. city budget in the form of reallocating resources. While some people attribute the budgetary adjustment as a reaction to cries of “defund the police,” key drivers on the Los Angeles City Council insist that the modification is simply a matter of addressing the needs of the community. ... read more »
What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the State of America if he were alive today?
January 14, 2021
Dr. King’s belief in non-violence as a moral and political basis for achieving the “Dream” he envisioned did not include a passive or patient acceptance of a lower place in society. He knew this would be a multi-generational quest for our freedom, and prophetically told us that we would eventually get to the mountain top even if he were unable to be there with us. ... read more »
Notable Appointments & Elected Officials of 2020
December 31, 2020
These were the appointments in local and national offices in 2020. ... read more / view gallery »
Los Angeles Community Reflects on the Long-Lasting Imprints of Civic Leader Mark Ridley-Thomas as He Prepares to Embody the Title of City Councilmember
December 17, 2020
Los Angeles Public Officials must prove their loyalty and commitment every day they hold their position. Their oath includes preserving the health, safety, and protection of the lives of the community.  ... read more »
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Supervisor Holly Mitchell Takes Historical Seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
December 10, 2020
For years, the members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors were known as “The Five Kings,” a title used to describe the powerful all-male Board of Supervisors, which remained that way until 1982 when Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke shattered the glass ceiling and became the first woman and the first African American to be elected to the Board of Supervisors. ... read more »
L.A. County Moves to Set Up Worker-Driven COVID-19 Compliance Councils
November 12, 2020
County health workers will partner with certified worker organizations to support employees who want to form councils and train them on protocols so they can help monitor compliance. ... read more »
Mark Ridley-Thomas Takes Council 10th District Seat
November 5, 2020
In the Council District 10 race, county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas took a big early lead over Grace Yoo, an attorney and community advocate. Early returns showed Ridley-Thomas with 61.61% of the vote. ... read more »
LA County, Metro and the SEED School of Los Angeles Break Ground on Massive Vermont Manchester Development
October 29, 2020
Initial Project is an innovative school that will prepare at-risk youth for college & transportation careers as second phase of development includes affordable apartments, retail stores, and more. ... read more »
Congresswoman Bass Talks Voter Safety in Virtual Town Hall
October 29, 2020
Everything you need to know about casting your ballot for the 2020 election. ... read more »
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Brings Community Food Distribution to Crenshaw
October 22, 2020
The food distribution comes at a critical time as our community struggles with economic downturn during COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
CD10 Candidate Grace Yoo Repeatably Violates Los Angeles City Ethics Commission Campaign Regulations
October 9, 2020
Attorney Grace Yoo has been campaigning on an anti-corruption platform while repeatedly violating Los Angeles City Ethics Commission campaign rules, the Los Angeles Sentinel can exclusively report. Even as this article is posted, Yoo is flouting ethics rules requiring all candidates to report mass communications within a 24-hour period. She has failed to publicly disclose multiple campaign communications ranging from door hangers, lawn signs and digital ads.   ... read more »
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