Taste of Soul Turns 10!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 21 May 2015
Graphic Collage by Brian W. Carter The largest family festival in Los Angeles celebrates 10 years of giving the community food, fun and entertainment. In 2005, Danny Bakewell Sr. had a vision of bringing ... read more >>
Local Organization Mends Hearts and Minds in South L.A.
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2015
M.a.m.a. is an organization that wants to inspire others to give back in their own communities while raising awareness about issues that affect us all. Marley Van Peebles and Jaime Kailani Bayot Mothers ... read more >>
Manifest: Mother’s Day
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 15 May 2015
Manifest Justice presented a special program entitled the “Art of Family” to close out the exhibit Local art exhibit closes honoring the heart of communities and families with photo sessions and ... read more >>
South L.A. Group Convenes 3rd Interfaith Summit On Homeless Youth
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 May 2015
Stakeholders ask communities of faith to mobilize around community plan to prevent and end youth homelessness The South Los Angeles Homeless Transition Age Youth and Foster Care Collaborative (Collaborative) ... read more >>
Manifest Justice Opens Thought, Provokes Mind
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 07 May 2015
The large-scale pop-up art exhibition unites artists and activists with over 200 pieces of art of multiple media focusing on issues from Black Lives Matter to international issues. Photo By Brian W. ... read more >>
P.S. Arts and Warren Lane Elementary Students Honor Jesse Owens
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2015
Jesse Owens at his home in Chicago, in his forties, showing his four gold medals in an undated photo, which he won in the 1936 Olympic Games. (AP Photo) Warren Lane K-6 recently unveiled the mural, ... read more >>
USC Forum Revisits Watts Civil Unrest
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 30 April 2015
The forum explored how anniversary coverage can be an opportunity to investigate lingering structural problems while highlighting positive social change in the impacted area in South Los Angeles L.A. ... read more >>
Historic Baldwin Hills Theater Hosts Pop-Up Art Exhibition
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2015
    National art contest kicks-off campaign to empower creative community around social justice and human rights MANIFEST: JUSTICE is a large-scale pop-up art exhibition, cultural convening, and ... read more >>
Special Needs Network 9th Annual Legislative Breakfast
Written by Sentinel News Wire 16 April 2015
Los Angeles County Supervisor, Mark Ridley-Thomas,  Areva Martin, Esq.,founder of Special Needs Network and Assembly member, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas This year’s breakfast was held in conjunction ... read more >>
South L.A. Teens Receive Free Formalwear for Prom and Graduation during 13th Annual Cinderella and Prince Charming Project
Written by Sentinel News Wire 16 April 2015
Thousands of South L.A. teens got formalwear and ballroom dance classes A Place Called Home gives boys and girls a chance to go to their proms in style and prepare for the future On April 10, more ... read more >>
Segment of Crenshaw Boulevard to Close Nine Consecutive Days
Written by Sentinel News Wire 10 April 2015
  Crenshaw Boulevard, between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street, will be closed to traffic for approximately nine consecutive days beginning Friday, April 10 at 9 p.m. to replace a 66 inch sewer ... read more >>
Community Clean Up a Success
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Staff Writer 02 April 2015
Representatives from L.A. Sanitation, Copy City, Mothers In Action, Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas' Office, and L.A. Sentinel Newspaper. (Photo by Valerie Goodloe)   Community service clean-up ... read more >>
First Annual Leimert Literary Festival
Written by Sentinel News Wire 02 April 2015
A nominee for California state poet laureate, Wanda Coleman was considered “The Poet Laureate of South Central” or “The Poet Laureate of Venice. Courtesy Photo  TributeTo Wanda Coleman: High ... read more >>
Production Company to Start Screenwriting Scholarship Fund at USC
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 02 April 2015
Quincy Newell Jeff Clanagan Major production company Codeblack Films is partnering with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) to create a scholarship fund to support ... read more >>
Metro Board Takes Steps Toward Affordable Housing
Written by City News Service 02 April 2015
The Metro board agreed recently, to look into steps for ensuring affordable housing is built around public transportation hubs, including creating a $10 million fund and setting a goal of building 35 ... read more >>
Kaiser Permanente Hosts Basketball Clinic For Special Olympics Athletes
Written by Sentinel News Wire 26 March 2015
  Total Health Ambassador Chris Paul enhances athletes in anticipation for Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 On Saturday, March 21, eight-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul joined Kaiser Permanente ... read more >>
APLA Health & Wellness Chief Operating Officer Vallerie Wagner to Receive Advocate Award
Written by Sentinel News Wire 26 March 2015
  Vallerie Wagner Courtesy Photo First annual Truth Awards Ceremony to take place Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and APLA Health ... read more >>
Autism Experts, Elected Officials Aim To Address The Need In Underserved Communities
Written by Sentinel News Wire 19 March 2015
  This first-of-its-kind community advisory board plans to tackle and discuss how this information can be disseminated in the community. One of the group’s primary tasks is to look at ways to address ... read more >>
New Changes to Medicare and Medi-Cal Impact South L.A. Seniors
Written by Sentinel News Wire 12 March 2015
  Outreach, engagement and education are greatly needed especially among African American seniors and their caregivers, many of whom are impacted by the new changes to Medicare and Medi-Cal under Cal ... read more >>
Kaiser Permanente Recruits Minorities During Employment Informational
Written by Sentinel News Wire 05 March 2015
Kaiser Permanente is committed to utilizing local minority, women, small and disabled veteran-owned businesses in its workforce to the maximum extent possible for this project. Photo Courstey of Kaiser ... read more >>
Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
Written by Sentinel News Wire 05 March 2015
Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers present their production of “Bridges” on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at St. Bernadette Church in the Baldwin Hills community of Los Angeles. ... read more >>
Jamaican Multi-Media Artist Yrneh Gabon Brown’s Visibly Invisible Closes at CAAM
Written by Sentinel News Wire 05 March 2015
Yrneh Gabon Brown Jamaican Artist, Yrneh Gabon Brown closed his “Visibly Invisible” exhibition that ran from August 29, 2014 to March 1, 2015 at California African American Museum (CAAM) located ... read more >>
Local Center Edifies In Art and Culture
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 27 February 2015
Classical composer, William Grant Still Courtesy Photo The William Grant Still Arts Center is continuing the art of collecting, educating and sharing with future generations. It is said that the ... read more >>
Nielsen exec, Hill Harper join together to discuss Black buying power, business acumen
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 27 February 2015
  Hill Harper and Nielsen executive Cheryl Pearson-McNeil spoke to a group of people at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza on Wednesday, February 18. Photo Credit: DVR Productions Baldwin Hills Crenshaw ... read more >>
Marching For Tomorrow
Written by Staff Report 20 February 2015
Nolan Rollins, President of Los Angeles Urban League Photo by Brian W. Carter Senator Isadore Hall Courtesy Photo Yolanda "Yo-Yo" Whitaker Sentinel File Photo The voices of African and African ... read more >>