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The LAPD and the Watts Bears are curtailing gang activity

The LAPD coached Watts Bears is giving young boys an alternative to gang life. 

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The Special Olympics showcased the very best in sports

Over 1,100 athletes competed at Long Beach State, and over 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will be on hand when the Special Olympics World Games comes to Los Angeles in 2015.

Jeffrey Morris won four gold medals in swimming.  He won the 200-meter freestyle, 50-meter butterfly, 100-meter individual medley, and as a member of the Bellflower Torpedoes relay team.  He trains for swimming nearly every day.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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PAC-12 Track & Field Championships, held at USC- Pictorial.

Originally published by the Los Angeles Sentinel. www.lasentinel.net

Photos by Jason Lewis
Sentinel Sports Editor (2010-2013)

USC’s Bryshon Nellum (Long Beach Poly High School) was one of the brightest stars of the track meet.  The sprinter, who won a silver medal on the U.S. 4x400-meter relay team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, won the 200-meter dash (20.23) and the 400-meter dash (44.76).  He leads the NCAA in both events, and he is No. 3 in the world in the 400, and No. 4 in the 200.  USC took the top three spots in the 200-meter dash at the PAC-12 championships. 

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Local Students Athletes are Choosing Black Colleges

HBCUs have a lot to offer black students

Deijenee Nelson could have taken her talents to several colleges around the nation, but she was only considering Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and she will be attending Fisk University.  Photos by Jason Lewis

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Katrina Cop in the Superdome

“Basically it was just a lawless nation inside the dome at night.”

In 2009 the nation feel in love with the show that the New Orleans Saints were putting on in the Superdome, but five years before that New Orleans police officer Rhett Charles saw the stadium in a different light.  Photo by Jeff Lewis

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Dodger Legends Visit La Tijera Elementary School

The former players talked to the students about the importance of working hard on the field and in the classroom.

Dodger legends answer questions from a La Tijera Elementary School student.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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Objectifying Women in Sports

Some marketing firms continue the practice of promoting the sex appeal of a female athlete over her accomplishments on the field of play. While showcasing the beauty of a woman is fine to do, some ads take it too far.

Stephanie Gilmore is a world champion surfer, but that was not promoted in a recent commercial.

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Antron Brown becomes first African American to win an American Auto Racing title

Brown won the Full Throttle Top Fuel World Championship at Pomona

Antron Brown hits speeds of 330 mph in only 3.7 seconds.  The type of car that he races is the fastest accelerating vehicle on the planet.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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Sportsman Little League honors the Montford Point Marines

The first African American Marines threw out the first pitch at the inaugural Inglewood Invitational 12U Baseball Tournament.

Baldwin Hills Park, who competed in the Inglewood Invitational 12U Baseball Tournament, is one of the few predominately black youth baseball leagues left in Los Angeles.  Holly Park, Ladera Heights, Van Ness, St. Andrews, and Sportsman Little League are the others.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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U.S. rebounds in track to rack up several Olympic gold medals

The Jamaicans were off to a hot start as Usain Bolt staked his claim to being the greatest sprinter ever, but team USA closed the show with several gold medals.

U.S. 110-meter hurdlers Aries Merritt took the gold medal with a time of 12.92 seconds. AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus

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Gabby Douglas soars to Olympic glory

The Gold medal winning gymnast will inspire a generation of African Americans in the way that Venus & Serena Williams and Tiger Woods did.

Photo by Gregory Bull/AP

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Venus and Serena Williams have become the greatest Olympic tennis players ever!

Venus and Serena Williams have four gold medals each, more than any other tennis player in Olympic history! 

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Jamaican sprinters run past the US in the 100

Jamaica’s Bolt and Fraser-Pryce take home the gold for a second consecutive Olympics.

It did not take long for Jamaica’s Usain Bolt to show that the world had not caught up to him, as he won the 100-meter dash for a second consecutive Olympics. 

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Dawn Harper is looking for a second gold medal at the London Olympics

The former UCLA Bruin was not expected to win the gold in the 100-meter hurdles at the Beijing Olympics, but she did, and she’s looking for one more. 

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It’s a Big Game When the Goodyear Blimp is There!

The Goodyear Blimp is an icon in the sporting world. It signifies the importance of a game, and it helped revolutionize broadcast television.

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Cook honors single mothers at Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen

Brian Cook (left) poses with his wife Victoria Velasquez, two of their sons, Dorothy Williams, manager of Soul Food Kitchen, and Adolf Dulan, owner of Soul Food Kitchen.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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Farmers Field will bring more than a NFL team to Los Angeles in 2017

Major upgrades to the Los Angeles Convention Center coupled with the new football stadium will take the city from the 14th ranked convention city into the top five.

A rendition of Farmers Field and a rebuild Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Type I diabetes does not slow tennis player Elizabeth Profit

Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Profit is not sitting on the sidelines because of Type I diabetes, she is daydreaming about the day when she turns pro.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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