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May 5: Community activist Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. was born in Franklin County, Virginia, 1865
May 5, 2021
May 5: Community activist Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. was born in Franklin County, Virginia, 1865 ... read more »
Sheard Elected COGIC Presiding Bishop, Blake Requests Emeritus Status
March 25, 2021
The Right Reverend J. Drew Sheard has been elected presiding bishop and chief apostle of the Church of God in Christ, Inc., the nation’s largest Pentecostal denomination of more than six million members. The announcement was made on March 20, following the Quadrennial Election, which was held virtually. Sheard replaces the Right Reverend Charles E. Blake, Sr., pastor of West Angeles COGIC in Los Angeles, who served 13 years as the chief apostle and presiding bishop. ... read more »
Local Clergy Urge Focus on ‘Christ’ for ‘Christmas’
December 24, 2020
Christmas is here and despite the devastating pandemic, people are still obsessed with commercializing the holiday. Although many believers recite, “Jesus is the reason for the season,” they also are among the crowds flocking to the stores and overspending on gifts instead of rejoicing about the coming of Christ and what it means to the world. ... read more »
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Black Caucus Writes Letters Defending State Bar Candidate
September 24, 2020
“The Black community is already subject to a lot, and we’re not thought about all the time. It's important for us to take matters into our own hands and really be prepared for what's to come because sometimes we're not considered in the game plan as far as what the world needs to do,” Sidqe said. ... read more »
Over 2,500 South L.A. Families were Provided Groceries at Community Food Bank Drive-Through
July 23, 2020
In the heart of the Crenshaw District, in South L.A., a community food distribution drive through was held at the Los Angeles Sentinel on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 9M – Noon, to provide groceries for community members experiencing economic hardship due  with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bakewell Media, Los Angeles Sentinel, Mothers In Action, AFGE, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Labor Community Services, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Miguel Contreras Foundation, Teamsters National Black Caucus, Councilmember Herb Wesson of CD 10 and County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas of the 2nd District collaborated to successfully distribute groceries to 2,500 families in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.  ... read more »
Friends and Colleagues Reflect on Brad Pye’s Legacy
July 9, 2020
The recent passing of Brad Pye, Jr., the “godfather” of L.A.’s Black sports journalists, prompted many people to reflect on Pye’s legacy. The following are some of the comments his admirers shared with the L.A. Sentinel. ... read more »
Youth March at USC Calls for Justice
July 2, 2020
Evan, a USC student, when asked about the message behind the ‘Defund The Police’ slogan, said “the idea of the slogan, ‘Defund LAPD’ or ‘Defund the Police’ is stemming from a call to divest and to reinvest into the communities that are suffering from a lack of education programs, housing programs, along with the environmental crisis that has been going on across our nation. ... read more »
Celebration of Life Louis Sanford Patton, Sr. 1/9/1949 – 6/16/2020
July 2, 2020
Louis Sanford Patton, Sr., who preferred to be called Louie, grew up in South Los Angeles and was the oldest son to his beloved mother Lee Versie, and father James. He was preceded in death by his only sibling, George. ... read more »
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L.A. Sentinel Publisher Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., celebrates at the 2016 Taste of Soul family festival.
April 15, 2020
Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., founder and creator of the annual Taste of Soul family festival in South Los Angeles, throws his hands up in celebration at the 2016 Taste of Soul Festival. For more information on Taste of Soul, visit www.tasteofsoul.org ... read more »
Black Leaders Confront LAPD Chief Moore, demand changes in the midst of gang database corruption scandal
January 23, 2020
Group wants changes in the midst of gang database corruption scandal ... read more »
Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, Sr. Holds Press Event Celebrating the Signing of “At-Promise Youth” Bill
December 11, 2019
  (Sacramento ) – Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr., (D- South Los Angeles) announces press event to celebrate the signing of Assembly Bill (AB) 413 which changes the problematic label “at-risk youth” to “at-promise youth” in California’s penal and education laws. ... read more »
Berry Gordy Square Unveiled with Motown Family, Friends, and Fans
November 28, 2019
Legendary music executive Berry Gordy was honored with a square on the corner of Sunset and Argyle, directly under the 6255 Sunset building that once housed his famed Motown Records once it moved from Detroit to Los Angeles. ... read more »
Jackson Celebrates 78th Birthday Honoring Service of Others
October 3, 2019
The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. will mark his 78th birthday this week by recognizing the humanitarian and social justice efforts of several individuals ... read more »
L.A. Sentinel Hosts Conversation on Advancing Black America Featuring CBC Chairwoman Karen Bass
April 18, 2019
The topic of discussion for the evening — advancing Black America during a pivotal moment in Congress ... read more »
BBA Hosts Annual Black History Awards Dinner 
March 7, 2019
On Thursday, February 22, at the California African American Museum (CAAM), the Black Business Association (BBA) honored five community champions of human rights, social justice, and economic empowerment. ... read more »
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