Plant-Based Enthusiast Ashley Farley Promotes Health and Wellness

Ashley Farley, also known as “Ashcooks” is a multifaceted plant-based enthusiast, curator of plant-based events, skincare alchemist, foodie and plant-based cook, all in one. Born and raised in San Jose, Farley moved to Los Angeles in 2005 to study social work at USC, and has been in the field of Public Child Welfare since 2007. 

Wellness Day for LAFD South Bureau Restores First Responders

On Wednesday, June 21, Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC) hosted the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s South Bureau for a day of self-care. Battalion staff from the Harbor area, South Los Angeles, Mid City and Century City — 26 stations in all, streamed in and out between emergency calls to become better equipped to serve community residents.

Get Fit with Britt-Nick Hosts 12th Annual Women’s Trinity Retreat, “Glow Up” In Montego Bay, Jamaica

By Denver Mackey   Contributing Writer   Cassandra Nickerson, founder of Get Fit with Britt-Nick Organization, and Janeshia Robinson, co-founder of the Annual Women’s Trinity Retreat, hosted their 12th annual retreat, “Glow Up” in Montego Bay, Jamaica.    Get Fit with Britt-Nick is a growing health and fitness organization, dedicated to helping women of color develop the nutrition and fitness tools necessary to create a positive health legacy in their homes and communities.    Being mentally and physically fit should be goal of every human being. However, sometimes lack of information, cultural influences and plain old bad habits, prevent us from living that reality.

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Cassandra Nickerson

By Denver Mackey  Contributing Writer   Celebrating Mother’s Day, Cassandra Britt-Nickerson talked with the Sentinel about her career and her organization, Get Fit with Britt Nick, a  nonprofit dedicated to helping women of color develop the nutrition and fitness tools necessary to create a positive health legacy in their homes and communities.  Most recently, Britt-Nickerson completed a 31-year career with the Los Angeles Police Department. In her three plus decades with the force, her working assignments included Detectives, Undercover Juvenile Narcotics, Field Sergeant, Anti-Terrorist Division and Undercover Vice.   Her last assignment was the Assistant Officer in Charge of Recruitment and Employment

Aeriq McNayre wants community to have fun while staying fit with “Simply44”

Los Angeles native Aeriq McNayre began his fitness journey in high school when he played for Palisades High. Today, the personal trainer is still continuing his journey as he not only trains individuals who want to lead a healthier lifestyle both physically and mentally, but being that motivational leader thatthe community needs.  Aeriq is the founder of Simply44, a movement to inspire, motivate, and encourage the community to get up and be active. He definitely “walks his talk” as his social media is filled with pictures and videos of him working out and training, hosting his “Get Outside” community events,

A Message for Mother’s Day 2022

One thing is for sure, Black women mommas (BWMs) know how to take care of others – from our ancestral legacies of Queen Mommas like Nana Yaa Asantewaa to audacious spirit of Harriet Tubman to medical pioneer foremothers like Henrietta Lacks and Rebecca Lee Crumpler to mothers of the movement like Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King to our nation’s first Black Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Wendy’s Window What Are Your Intentions?

Although we have entered a new year and we have a new administration, we still have some old issues that have followed us into 2021. We are still battling the pandemic and facing economic uncertainty but for many of us there is now hope that we can try and figure out what is the purpose in all of this?