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Get Connected and Get Counted
July 23, 2020
Have you heard about the 2020 Census? I am sure you have received mail, phone calls, or maybe drove past a billboard with information on the Census. Do you still wonder what it is about and who gets counted? The new baby just born yesterday? She gets counted. Your Uncle Leroy who is 108 years old? He gets counted, too! ... read more »
Farm Box Grab and GO Distributed over 3,000 Boxes to Residents in Compton
June 20, 2020
Farm Box Grab and Go Food Program distributed more than 3,000 boxes to residents in Compton. This was an eight-week partnership between First Five L.A., Best Start, Community Health Councils (CHC), and SEE-LA (Sustainable Economic Enterprise.) ... read more »
Seeing This Revolution Through A Wider Lens
June 12, 2020
On June 4, at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in L.A., the mayor of Los Angeles participated in “Justice Matters” which opened a dialogue about the current social climate. Pastor Edgar J. Boyd hosted the event and stood on the principle, “If there is equity in access, there will be equity in behavior and celebration.” The purpose for the meeting is vocalize the vision to respond to the inequalities seen on May 25. The Publisher of the L.A. Sentinel Danny Bakewell attended the meeting, “I want to put what’s going on in our society, in our city in particular, in perspective. I’m happy to see all the people out, shoulder to shoulder…it sends a message to the world that they see us, and they hear our cry.”   ... read more »
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After Democratic Party’s Silence on Death of Two Black Gay Men at Democratic Donor’s Home, Jasmyne Cannick Won Her Election to their Board
March 12, 2020
After being ignored by her state and local Democratic Party’s leadership when she called attention to the crystal meth overdose deaths of two Black gay men at Democratic donor Ed Buck’s home-- Jasmyne Cannick has won a seat on the Party’s coveted County Central Committee. On Super Tuesday, March 3, Cannick earned enough votes to secure her seat on the elected body that oversees the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. ... read more »
Destination Crenshaw Broke Ground in Leimert Park Celebrating the Future of Black History and Community in the South L.A.
March 5, 2020
At the intersection of Crenshaw and Leimert, hundreds gathered to honor the history of Crenshaw Boulevard and Leimert Park and to celebrate the groundbreaking of Destination Park and its centerpiece; Sankofa Park.  ... read more »
Black AIDS Institute’s 20th Gala Honored Karamo and Tarell Alvin McCraney Raises 300K
February 21, 2020
The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) hosted its 20th Annual Heroes in the Struggle Gala on Saturday February 8th, 2020 at the California African American Museum. Actor and activist, Jay Ellis welcomed the audience along with Senator Holly Mitchell. ... read more / view gallery »
PHFE WIC Unveiled The New Obama Blvd WIC Center Honoring Motherhood, Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding Week
September 5, 2019
Since changing what was Rodeo Blvd to Obama Blvd, the PHFE WIC unveiled Tuesday, August 27, 2019, the Obama Blvd. WIC Center to match, also honoring breastfeeding month and Black breastfeeding week with a family-friendly celebration. ... read more »
Letter to the Editor
June 6, 2019
After three years of nearly nonstop advocacy efforts, the hopes of California’s developmentally disabled and their families now rests with the Governor and key leaders of the Legislature.  I’m writing from AbilityFirst Joan and Harry A. Mier Center in Inglewood, servicing children and adults with disabilities in your community. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Elected New Chairperson of Congressional Black Caucus
December 6, 2018
Bass takes news position, advocates for the Black Press and strengthening ties with Africa ... read more »
Black Candidates Eliminated from L.A. Community College District Board Appointment 
June 14, 2018
L.A. College district has largest number of Black students in higher education in California  but will not have any Blacks and only one woman on its governing Board of Trustees  after 4th Latino male appointed.  ... read more »
Calif. State Senator Holly Mitchell enjoys candid moment with local students
March 29, 2018
Calif. State Senator Holly Mitchell enjoys a candid moment with students at Marcus Garvey School in Los Angeles, Ca. during "Dr. Seuss' Read Across America" event. The event was hosted by Mother's In Action. (Photo by Kristina Dixon for Sentinel) ... read more »
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell: Christmas in July
July 21, 2017
LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2017) -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell gets things rolling as she takes a turn or two (or three) in the rolling hamster cage, one of several activities offered during last weekend's Christmas in July event. For more, click HERE: (Photo by Charles Steward; video by Ray Sotero). ... read more / watch video »
Gov. Brown ends unfair attorney’s fees for those found innocent
July 14, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law the first in a package of criminal justice-reform bills seeking to improve public safety, save taxpayers money and put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion. ... read more »
Underserved Middle School Students Celebrate Completion of a Job Shadow Program at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles
June 8, 2017
Students from Wright and Audubon middle schools celebrated their graduation from a Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles job shadow program ... read more »
Burke, Bass & Lewis lead #EndChildPoverty rally in South L.A.
April 12, 2017
An all-star roster of politicians was in attendance to support the bill which was authored by Assemblymember Autumn R. Burke, in March of this year. ... read more »
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