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Multi-Million Dollar Grant to Help Fund New Charter Schools in L.A.
Written by City News Service 24 January 2008
CNS - Three Los Angeles-area public charter school operators received $23.3 million in grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to help fund 17 new charter campuses in the area. “High-quality ... read more >>
Alpha Kappa Alpha Donates $1 Million to Howard University
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 24 January 2008
Contribution caps emotional day of tributes during AKA’s centennial celebration Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s International President Barbara A. McKinzie, donated $1 million to Howard University ... read more >>
Man-to-Man Action Plan: Leaders Realizing King’s Dream Through Community Engagement
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 17 January 2008
Start your New Year to unite and collaborate for change. As our nation pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a meeting of the minds will be addressing solutions to the problems within the Black ... read more >>
Educational Center Enhances Learning Experience
Written by Christine Sabathia 17 January 2008
 Score Educational Center director Avianta Robertson helps kindergartener Kenneth Hunt sound out words on flash cards. Score’s motto:  When they love to learn, they'll learn Score Educational ... read more >>
First Annual Carter-Huggins Commemoration at UCLA
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 10 January 2008
January 17, marks the 38th anniversary of the assassinations of Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins at UCLA. Carter and Huggins were Black Panther Party leaders and student leaders ... read more >>
A Compton Middle School Receives Surprise ‘Pay It Forward’ Gift
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 10 January 2008
Bunche Middle Schools receives surprise “Pay It Forward” gift of brand new instruments delivered by Ralph Churchwell, musician/composer; Manuel Castaneda, music teacher; Kaveh Cohen, musician/composer ... read more >>
One Year Down, Three to Go
Written by Christine Sabathia 10 January 2008
Superintendent David Brewer III Superintendent David Brewer III Shares Year In Review The end of the year 2007 has come to a close, and so has David Brewer III’s first year on the job as superintendent ... read more >>
Celebrities Attend Rainbow Children’s Academy’s ‘Soulful Christmas Celebration’
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 03 January 2008
  L-R:  Michael Itaev, founder/project manager, Rainbow Children’s Academy, actors Jamal and Jerrod Mixon and Jac’QueLine Morris, program director.Rainbow Children’s Academy, ... read more >>
Black Barbershop Health Outreach: Black Men's Only Hope?
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 20 December 2007
 State Assembly Member Curren Price participates in the health screening at the Black Barbershop Health Outreach.Let’s face it. Black men, already among the leaders in acquiring many preventable ... read more >>
The Meaning of Kwanzaa
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 December 2007
The month of December has traditionally been regarded as the end of the calendar year and people often scramble to end it on a high note and prepare for the New Year. But there is more to the end of ... read more >>
There are Many Ways to Celebrate Christmas
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 20 December 2007
GOT TOYS?These two young boys are anxiously reaching for toys that were provided for hundreds of kids that received toys during the SEIU Security Officers United in Los Angeles (SOULA) annual luncheon ... read more >>
Cancer Survivor Hopes to Inspire with New Book
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 20 December 2007
“I have been many things in my life... a daughter, sister, niece, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, student, poet and photographer,” wrote Debra Griffen, author of “A Journey to Wellness: ... read more >>
Black Women Wait Longer for Breast Cancer Surgery
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 20 December 2007
A woman’s age and race can influence how quickly she receives surgery after a breast cancer diagnosis, U.S. researchers report. A team at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore also ... read more >>
Jones Wins Election to Calpers Board
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 20 December 2007
Retirees Elect LAUSD Retired Chief Financial Officer    Henry Jones to Board of Administration SACRAMENTO, CA - Henry Jones, retired Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the nation’s ... read more >>
Black Male Academy Addresses Academics, Brotherhood
Written by Christine Sabathia 20 December 2007
Christine Sabathia/Sentinel photoKirk Kirkwood (center) is the director of the Black Male Academy, a College Bound program that addresses the need of academic success and brotherhood among African American ... read more >>
Shoppers to Raise HIV Awareness, Funds
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 29 November 2007
Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland and rapper Ludacris will be among the millions of shoppers participating in a fundraising event for World AIDS Day, on December 1. Khiel, a beauty product ... read more >>
Study: Kids Will Eat Healthy School Food
Written by Steve Karnowski, Associated Press 29 November 2007
Maybe getting schoolchildren to eat healthy foods isn’t a hopeless struggle. Bucking some common notions, a University of Minnesota study has found that school lunch sales don’t decline when ... read more >>
Nursing Homes to Receive Letter Grades
Written by City News Service 29 November 2007
CNS - Letter grades similar to those posted in restaurants may be used soon at nursing and convalescent homes, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors said. The board has approved a motion by Supervisor ... read more >>
Studies Continue to Link Red Wine to Heart Disease Prevention
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 29 November 2007
Women who drink wine have less inflammation in their blood vessels, a new study shows. The findings were released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers studied women after four weeks ... read more >>
4 Patients Get HIV From Organ Donor
Written by Associated Press 22 November 2007
A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and hepatitis has led medical ethicists to warn that patients need to know more about whose organs they’re ... read more >>
City Schools Gain, Yet Still Lag Nation
Written by Nancy Zuckerbrod, Associated Press 22 November 2007
AP - Students in selected city schools are making modest gains on math and reading tests, but they continue to lag behind their counterparts nationwide, scores released Nov. 15 show. Eleven urban school ... read more >>
Synergy Surges Ahead
Written by Christine Sabathia 22 November 2007
 Christine Sabathia/Sentinel photoSynergy Charter Academy’s kindergarten students participate in a morning reading lesson.Working together as one is how Synergy Charter Academy believes its ... read more >>
Diabetes Drug to Warn of Risk to Heart
Written by Associated Press 22 November 2007
AP - The government slapped a prominent, though confusing, warning on the popular diabetes drug Avandia on Wednesday—telling patients that it may, or may not, increase the risk of heart attacks. ... read more >>
Thankful for a Second Chance
Written by Christine Sabathia 22 November 2007
There’s no better gift than that of life, and to be given a second chance is an opportunity for which one Jacob Ramsey is absolutely thankful. After losing his wife, home and “mind” ... read more >>
Youths Say: What's Democrat, Republican?
Written by Kelly Mahoney, Associated Press 15 November 2007
AP - Visions of Republican elephants and Democratic donkeys are out. Today’s young adults don’t think red or blue either when they describe the two major political parties. To them, Democrats ... read more >>

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