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Student Athlete of the Week: Kinsley Washington
July 4, 2019
“I don’t know why everyone is stressing, we are going to win this game,” UCLA sophomore Kinsley Washington continued to reassure her teammates during game two of the Women’s Softball World Series (WSWS). The Bruins were battling against the Oklahoma Sooners for the national title and had defeated them 16-3 in game one of the three-game series.   ... read more »
The Angel City Games Presented by the Hartford Reaches its Fifth Year
July 4, 2019
Angel City Sports recently hosted their fifth annual Angel City Games presented by the Hartford. The weekend-long event allows people with different abilities to learn and compete in various adaptive sports. Angel City Games presented by the Hartford has expanded in its offerings and popularity since its inaugural year. ... read more »
Schetema Nealy Becomes First African American Female to Earn Ph.D. in Chem from UNLV
May 30, 2019
Raised in San Bernardino, California by a single mom, with four other children, there wasn’t anything extraordinary about Schetema Nealy’s childhood, at least on the surface. Because, one would have to be at least a bit extraordinary to accomplish what she did recently, becoming the first African American female to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Sentinel recently caught up with Nealy to talk about her accomplishment and how it came to be. ... read more »
Lakers Hire Judy Seto as Director Oof Sports Performance
May 24, 2019
Seto most recently served as Director of Sports Performance for Select Physical Therapy, where she developed, designed and implemented sports science concepts and technology to maximize athletic performance, minimize injury risk and facilitate timely return to competition. Returning to the Lakers after serving as the team’s head physical therapist from 2011-16, she has previously worked in physical therapy roles with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles-based HealthSouth and the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. ... read more »
Paul R. Williams’ Artwork Resurrected at UCLA
May 16, 2019
In 1894, the infant Paul R. Williams was born into a happy family who traveled to Los Angeles from Memphis, TN, most likely in search of better opportunities. But he was only two years old when tragedy struck. His father died in 1896, his mother followed suit in 1898. ... read more »
NNPA Leadership and Other Prominent Black Voices Speak Out on College Exam Scandal
March 21, 2019
National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. was among several prominent African Americans who said they view the recent $25 million college admissions scam as “affirmative action for the rich” and yet another example of white privilege. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette ‘When Greed and Avarice Is Not Enough’
March 21, 2019
Life presents challenges. Sometimes it may be difficult to “think outside the box.” However, we move forward and survey where we have been, how we evaluate life’s path…it takes meditation, thinking through what’s happened. Look at the highlights, the successes and things which may not have worked well as you would have preferred. Patience. Life isn’t a straight line. It’s more like a graft, ups and downs. In this retrospective, one may be tempted to compare one’s own life’s tracks with those of others. Be reminded, you have your personal gifts and talents which you should singularly compare with yourself, not others. Who are we admiring? It’s repeatedly proven that some, if not many of you may be admiring at a distance let you down morally, ethically and otherwise. ... read more »
Lawyer Says LA County Should Pay $35 Million to Former Inmate
March 8, 2019
Libman disagreed and said one of the deputies on watch when Shabsis used his fingers to gouge out his eyes -- leaving him permanently blinded -- admitted he was trained only to look for visible signs of distress. As a result, when Shabsis screamed for help when he suffered a broken hip in jail prior to the Jan. 1, 2014, mid-afternoon self-mutilation, he was left lying nude on his cell floor without the immediate aid he needed, Libman said. ... read more »
Hypertension Study Based in African American Barbershops Honored
March 7, 2019
The clinical research forum names study led by the late Ronald G. Victor, MD, one of the year’s top clinical research achievements. ... read more »
Ruth Carter Celebrates Historic Win for ‘Black Panther’ Costumes
March 1, 2019
Speaking to reporters backstage at the Dolby Theatre, she said she started her career working with director Spike Lee and has since had a part in designing costumes for 40-50 films. She was nominated twice before, more than 20 years ago. ... read more »
Getty Villa Theater Lab Series Presents New Workshop Performances By UCLA Dance Professor and Choreographer Lionel Popkin and Polish Opera and Theater Director Grzegorz Jarzyna
February 22, 2019
The Theater Lab Series at the Getty Villa begins in March with a multimedia performance by UCLA dance professor and choreographer Lionel Popkin, which is inspired by the gap between Sophocles’ best-known plays, “Oedipus Rex” and Oedipus at Colonus. ... read more »
Utah shocks UCLA 93-92 with 3-point buzzer beater
February 14, 2019
The UCLA Bruins held a 22-point lead and were in cruise control, clinging to snap a   three-game losing streak. In an instance, the unthinkable happen and Pauley Pavilion was at a loss for words when watching what had just taken place. ... read more »
Community Based Treatment, Not Jail Replacement: A New Plan of Care for LA County
February 11, 2019
In response to Federal investigations of the poor conditions within LA County Jails, and the increase of imprisoned people with mental illnesses which has now reached 70 percent of the jail population, Supervisors of LA County planned to vote February 12th on a new “Mental Health Jail,” formally known as the “Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility,” instead of diverting people who shouldn’t be in jail in the first place. ... read more »
Mazyck, Moore lead USC Women; beat rivals UCLA 72-67
January 24, 2019
USC senior Aliyah Mazyck had a season-high 26 points, including five three-pointers, Minyon Moore added 12 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to give Southern California a 72-67 victory over crosstown rivals UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Sunday. ... read more »
USC Men’s Basketball Routs UCLA 80-67 in Crosstown Rival Showdown
January 24, 2019
The USC men’s basketball team protected home court on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Galen Center with a resounding 80-67 win over UCLA that snapped a four game losing streak to the Trojans’ crosstown rival.  ... read more »
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