Monday, April 20, 2015
Are You ‘Broker’ than a Fifth Grader?
Written by Damon Carr
 Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier 20 June 2013
Have you ever seen the game show “Are you smarter than a 5th grader”? This is a game show where the contestant is asked questions that appear in a 5th grade textbook. You can win up to $1,000,000.00. ... read more >>
Union Bank, West Angeles CDC Celebrate Grand Opening of Bank’s New Crenshaw Branch
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 June 2013
  Photo by Michael Douglas Union Bank, N.A., and the West Angeles Community Development Corporation (CDC) recently celebrated the official grand opening of the bank’s new Crenshaw branch at the ... read more >>
EEOC Sues BMW, Dollar General over Background Checks
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent 18 June 2013
  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency that enforces federal employment discrimination laws, filed lawsuits against BMW and the discount retailer Dollar ... read more >>
Written by Attorney Marlene S. Cooper 24 May 2013
We are all busy and have a long list of “things to do” that we keep putting off.  One of those “things” that should be done periodically is reviewing and verifying the beneficiary designations ... read more >>
Tyrone Jackson “The Wealthy Investor”
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 May 2013
Picks Up Where Public Education Failed By Providing Free Teleconference Tyrone Jackson “The Wealthy Investor” prides himself on educating the community. But his education is more than just reading, ... read more >>
Lamell McMorris Named Chair of the American Red Cross National Diversity Advisory Council
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 May 2013
Leading public affairs expert and human rights advocate, Lamell McMorris, has been appointed Chairman of the National Diversity Advisory Council (NDAC) of the American Red Cross. The Founder and CEO ... read more >>
AB 332 Keeps California Workers, Economy Safe & Strong
Written by Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III 17 May 2013
Sex. For most Californians, sex is a private matter between consenting partners. But what about when your job is to be filmed having sex? Adult film production is a multi-billion dollar industry. ... read more >>
AB 366: Expanding Eligibility for Minority Businesses to Create Jobs and Grow Minority - Owned Enterprises
Written by Assemblymember Chris Holden Special to the Sentinel 17 May 2013
Since the passage of Proposition 209 in 1996, consideration of ethnicity in the areas of public education, employment and public contracting has been banned.  This has had a chilling effect on minority ... read more >>
Written by Attorney Marlene S. Cooper 03 May 2013
Our lives are constantly changing, which in turn changes our plans, our goals, and our commitments.  Dissension among heirs can arise when two or more family members (usually siblings or cousins) ... read more >>
Assemblymember Brown Holds Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 May 2013
 Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown and Mrs. Lisha Smith    Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown and Councilwoman Darcy McNaboe   Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown and  Milele Robertson on behalf of ... read more >>
Estate Planning 101: Estate Planning for Your Pet
Written by Attorney Marlene S. Cooper 26 April 2013
You may have heard of a case a couple of years ago in which a very wealthy lady left several million dollars for the care of her pet.  While some think such a thing is absurd, it is a fact that some ... read more >>
Councilman Dennis Zine Hires Former NFL Star Glyn Milburn
Written by Sentinel News 26 April 2013
Glyn Milburn Councilman Dennis Zine has hired African American Glyn Milburn to serve as a special assistant in his city hall office. Milburn, a resident of Inglewood, is a graduate of Stanford University ... read more >>
Mayor Villraigosa Mandates MTA Hold Contractors Accountable For Lack of Blacks Hired on Phase I of Crenshaw Rail Project
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 25 April 2013
The Metro Transportation Authority (MTA) pledged significant African American participation during the construction phase of the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor and also signed a project labor agreement ... read more >>
Estate Planning 101: Strike One … Strike Two
Written by Attorney Marlene S. Cooper 19 April 2013
My husband loves baseball, so much so that when we go to a major city he sometimes makes it a point to visit the local baseball stadium.  He is fond of saying corny stuff like “Baseball is precious, ... read more >>
Pilot and Engineer Mensa-Wood Brings Expertise to San Onofre Nuclear Plant
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 April 2013
Ewurabena Mensa-Wood SCE Honors Mensa-Wood in Celebration of Women’s History and Diversity Months Growing up in Tema on the Atlantic Coast of Ghana, Ewurabena Mensa-Wood had the dream of one day ... read more >>
National Bar Association Honors Angela Bassett & Nation's Top Attorneys
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 April 2013
(L-R) John E. Page, President, National Bar Association, Allen J. Webster, Jr., Superior Court Judge State of California, County of Los Angeles, Kim K.W. Rucker, Executive Vice President, Corporate ... read more >>
Estate Planning 101: A More Powerful Power of Attorney
Written by Attorney Marlene S. Cooper 11 April 2013
As you may already know, the power of attorney (POA) form gives your agent the authority to take care of most of your financial transactions for you if you are incapacitated or otherwise unable to ... read more >>
George Davis Appointed AARP State President
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 April 2013
George Davis African-American Business Executive is Top Advocate for AARP’s 3.1 million members in California George Davis of Los Angeles, CA, has been appointed AARP California State President. ... read more >>
African American Investors Optimistic About Financial Future and the Economy, but Concerned About Retirement, According to Recent Wells Fargo Survey
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 April 2013
          Media:    Matt Hurwitz 415-396-6964   Sarah Tonigan 505-818-7480 African American ... read more >>
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Endorses Wendy Greuel for Mayor
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2013
Los Angeles – Congresswoman Maxine Waters announced today that she is endorsing Wendy Greuel for mayor of Los Angeles and joining Greuel’s campaign as a co-chair. Throughout her 37 years of public ... read more >>
Estate Planning 101: “PAY NOW OR PAY LATER”
Written by Attorney Marlene S. Cooper 05 April 2013
You may have heard and read about the benefits of a living trust as an estate planning tool.  You may think it is the right thing to do -- but you’re stopped cold by the price tag.  Let’s look ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 April 2013
AEG, developers of L.A. LIVE and Williams/Dame & Associates, the firm behind the city’s “South Park” residential towers and downtown hotel projects, disclosed that they have signed an agreement ... read more >>
SBA Deputy Said to Go "Beyond the Call of Duty" for Black Businesses
Written by Hazel Trice Edney Special to the Sentinel 05 April 2013
Marie Johns, Deputy Administrative, U.S. Small Business Administration Doyle Mitchell, president, Industrial Bank, chairman, National Bankers Association; Marie Johns, SBA Deputy Administrator; ... read more >>
Wells Fargo and New Directions Partner to Help Veterans Transition Back into Civilian Life
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 April 2013
Left to right on platform) Byron Reed, head of Community Development for L.A. Metro/Orange County, Lefky Mansi, L.A. Metro Community Bank area president, Gregg Scott, New Directions President and CEO, ... read more >>
Hyundai-Kia recalling nearly 1.9 million vehicles
Written by Tom Krisher, Associated Press 03 April 2013
(AP Photo)   DETROIT (AP) — Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling almost 1.9 million vehicles to fix problems with air bags and brake light switches. The switch recall covers almost ... read more >>

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