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Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Thursday, September 18, 2014
Hispanic Political Power Rising In March of this year, Hispanics officially became America’s most populous group. Making up 39% of the of the U.S. population, they have edged past non-Hispanic whites (the next most populous group) who comprise 38.8%. Politically, Hispanics represent the fastest growing ethnic voting bloc nationwide, according to TheGuardian.com. The Latino electorate is expected to double within a generation. As Hispanic American voters have grown, so have those elected to represent them.…

Wright is Out, Bradford and Hall Are In

Written by Thursday, September 18, 2014
No sooner had the ink dried on convicted State Senator Rod Wright’s resignation letter, than Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Inglewood) and Assemblyman Isadore Hall, III (D-Compton) filed papers to take his place. The new candidates will make a run for the 35th District Senate, which is overwhelmingly Democratic. About 14% of registered voters are Republican. Wright announced on Monday that he will resign effective Sept. 22, 2014, following sentencing last week to 90 days in jail,…

“Building A Bridge To The Future”

Written by Thursday, September 18, 2014
The community and elected officials came out for a packed Town Hall Meeting on September 13, held by Mayor James Butts at The Living Room, Faithful Central Bible Church, in Inglewood. There was definitely a buzz of excitement among Inglewood residents, many of whom arrived early and started filling the room well before the event began. As Councilman Alex Padilla stated, “This is a chance to hear about all the positive things happening in Inglewood.”…

Eye On the City

Written by Thursday, September 18, 2014
Tuesday’s council meeting was light, and focused mainly on Mayor James Butts’ recent town hall meeting, and improving public areas around town. The Council approved a one-year contract with an accounting firm, a three-year contract for auditing services, and an increased subsidy for $7 to $10 to help seniors and disabled citizens to use Metro public transportation more affordably. Leroy Fisher continued to speak out against Councilman George Dotson holding his town hall meetings at…

Inglewood Free Day at LACMA

Written by Thursday, September 18, 2014
On Sunday, September 21, from 10am-7pm, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is hosting a free day for Inglewood residents, as well as residents in South LA, Lennox, Ladera Heights, Baldwin Hills, Hawthorne, Willowbrook, Gardena, and surrounding areas. No proof of residency is required, simply say, “I’m from Inglewood (or one of the communities noted above) and you and your group will be admitted free. This is the culmination of the month long…

And the Winners Are…

Written by Thursday, September 18, 2014
Congratulations to Valerie Lodem, Nevelyn D. Williams, Hazel Jackson and Daniel Myatt. They just won tickets to see Frankie Beverly & Maze, Patti Labelle and Reuben Studdard live in concert, September 21st at the newly renovated Fabulous Forum! The free tickets are part of an online promotion for InglewoodTodayNews.com Inglewood Today is celebrating 20 years in business with a new logo, a new website, and most important…more chances for you to win prizes. Visit the…
Via: Los Angeles Times Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and banned for life from holding public office according to the Los Angeles Times.. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy, turned down Wright's request for a new trial, sentenced the senator to three years' probation and 1,500 hours of community service, ordered that…

Ask and Receive

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
It’s a new school year and teachers are welcoming students with eager young minds, excited to learn. Whether you are in school now or your school days were over eons ago, one thing has not changed. The student who raises his or her hand, is the one who finds the answer. Those who do not ask are often relieved when someone else has the boldness to ask the question they want answered. In life we often miss out on opportunities simply because we don’t know and therefore do not ask. Other times, we might think we know but won’t find…

What Can Inglewood Learn From Apple?

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
Apple has announced in traditional Apple fashion, what new gizmos and gadgets will be on the market in the future. The world responded Tuesday as a new raft of products, including a mobile wallet, were unveiled. Apple will team up with retailers like target and restaurants like McDonald’s, as well as the three major credit card companies. That means that consumers will soon be able to buy a Big Mac or laundry detergent with the…
Will Islamic militants commemorate September 11th with a re-enactment of the U.S. terrorist attacks? Reports have surfaced that at least 11 commercial jetliners are missing from the main airport in Libya's capital of Tripoli. There are fears that militants will mark the 13th anniversary of 9/11 by using the jets in attacks in Europe, North Africa and elsewhere. The U.S. is not expected to be a target. The date also marks the second anniversary of…

NFL Response Questionable

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
Did the NFL try to downplay Ray Rice’s violent attack against wife Janay to justify its wrist-slap penalty? When did executives see the newly-released elevator footage which slows the football player knocking Janay out with a punch to the face? Conflicting reports about the attack, which cost Rice his job with the Baltimore Ravens and suspension from the NFL on Monday, has the NFL playing defense. How much was known by the NFL about the…

Council Chambers Get an Upgrade

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
City Council Chambers welcomed the public back after a 2-week recess, with 3 new video screens and district maps adorning the wood grain walls. The monitors will enhance the viewing of televised council meetings and make it easier for the public to see live presentations. “I like the new system here,” said City Treasurer Wanda Brown. “This is fantastic.” “When they (public) watch the meetings at home, they will see an amplified view,” Councilman Eloy…

Joan’s Star-Studded Send-Off!

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
Star-studded and all the paparazzi a girl could want. That’s what Joan Rivers got for her Sept. 7 funeral at the Temple Emanu-El in New York. The beloved comedian and host of E’s “Fashion Police,” who died Sept. 4 after complications developed from throat surgery, often joked about her death and planned her own funeral in great detail: "When I die, I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action...I…
In a press release issued today, City of Inglewood Mayor James Butts will hold a Town Hall meeting on September 13th to discuss the possibility of the NFL coming to Inglewood, public safety and the budget. The meeting will be held from 11 – 1PM on Saturday, September 13th at 400 West Florence Ave at the intersection of Inglewood Blvd. In his semiannual address to the public, Mayor Butts will review this year’s accomplishments and…

Inglewood Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the City of Inglewood will host a Hispanic Heritage Festival from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Crozier Middle School, located at120 West Regent Street. The event recognizes and celebrates Hispanic and Latino Americanheritage, culture and contributions. The festival will include performances by Grupo Folklorico Macias, Sonsoles and The Reel Band.HOT 92.3 radio personality Josefa Salinas will serve as the mistress of ceremonies for the event. “Inglewood is proud to…

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