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HBCU in LA Advocates for Diversity in Film Industry, Reminding Young Black Filmmakers of Those Who Came Before
July 18, 2019
For many years, Stacy Milner, former executive assistant to the chairman of NBC and then to the chairman of Paramount Pictures, has devoted herself to increasing ethnic and cultural diversity in the entertainment industry. In 2010, she founded the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), a recruitment initiative designed to channel students of color – primarily HBCU and Hispanic-serving institution graduates – into careers in this predominantly White field. ... read more »
South L.A. Student Heads to Med School
July 11, 2019
Twenty-nine-year-old Shaveonte Graham started medical school this summer, which makes her one of the most stand-out success stories of the the Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) at USC. Graham hails from South Central Los Angeles, where growing up, she was instrumental in maintaining a stable household for herself and her family. And, she was determined she said, not to fall into the neighborhood traps that surrounded her. ... read more »
SoLa Impact’s Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony Concludes at USC
July 8, 2019
SoLa Impact and its non-profit affiliate, the SoLa I CAN! Foundation, along with its philanthropic partner, Romeo Miller, awarded nearly $100,000 in financial aid grants to twenty-seven deserving students at its annual scholarship awards ceremony yesterday held at the University of Southern California. All of the recipients demonstrated academic excellence, strong community service, and plan to pursue higher education in the fall. Among friends and family of the SoLa Scholars as well as leaders in philanthropy, entertainer Romeo Miller, producer Arabian Prince, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, all spoke about their strong connection to the community. ... read more »
L.A. City Council, County Offer $75,000 for Information on USC Student Slaying
May 30, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council approved a $50,000 reward Tuesday, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered another $25,000 reward for information in the case. ... read more »
Young Man’s Conviction Upheld for USC Student’s Killing
May 17, 2019
A state appeals court panel has upheld a young man's conviction for his role in the beating death of a USC graduate student from China who was attacked near campus while walking back to his apartment after a study session. ... read more »
Everytable Fights Against Food Injustice in Underserved Communities
May 16, 2019
This month, the Sentinel met with Everytable chef, Zach Thomas for an exclusive tour of the kitchen to witness the love and colorful flavors that go into each dish. The Sentinel also spoke with Chef Zach about the company’s inspiration behind the ingredients and spices used in the dishes as well as the human right of affordable healthy food for people of color. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Dr Lawrence H Moore
May 16, 2019
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Irvin Finley Williams Passes at 87
April 25, 2019
A celebration of Irvin’s life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11 a.m., at Trinity Baptist Church, 2020 W. Jefferson Blvd., in Los Angeles ... read more »
USC to Host Event Marking the 80th Anniversary of Marian Anderson’s Historic Lincoln Memorial Concert
March 22, 2019
Held in honor of the 80th anniversary of Marian Anderson’s historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial – often called “The Concert that Sparked the Civil Rights Movement” – and the generations of women who have and continue to fight for humanity, equity, and justice, the evening will feature an intimate conversation and performance exploring the legacy of music’s relationship to activism and social change. ... 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 »
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell’s Statement on Her Appointment to L.A. Coliseum Commission
March 21, 2019
Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins of San Diego said Mitchell’s background make her uniquely qualified to serve on the commission. ... 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 »
Mother of Slain USC Student Hails Her Son as Musical Prodigy 
March 14, 2019
An Oakland City Council member today hailed the life of her slain son -- a USC student who was gunned down near campus in an apparent robbery attempt -- saying he was a musical prodigy who will be remembered as more than just a homicide statistic.  ... read more »
Jemel Hill and LZ Granderson Speak at USC
March 7, 2019
The USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism hosted a conversation event called “Waking Up with Jemel Hill and LZ Granderson,” where the two notable sports journalists talked about their careers and current news topics. ... read more »
UCLA survives against rival USC in overtime; beats Trojans 93-88
March 6, 2019
The UCLA Bruins took the floor looking to get a split in the crosstown rivalry against Southern California and Jaylen Hands was all for getting revenge against the Trojans. ... read more »
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