Friday, May 29, 2015
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A Call to Curb Expansion of Charter Schools in Black Communities
Written by Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent 28 May 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Parents, students and advocates for strong neighborhood schools continue to pressure civic leaders to end the expansion of charter and contract schools in Black and Latino communities ... read more >>
“The Land of Israel is More Than Just a Place”
Written by Angela Howard 28 May 2015
  As promised, I want to share pieces about my experience from my wonderful excursion to Israel and the Holy Land.  According to Chabad.org for a Jew, the land of Israel is more than a place, it is ... read more >>
Nolan Rollins sends special Thank You
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
On behalf of the Los Angeles Urban League and its Board of Directors, I would like to personally thank you for supporting the 42nd Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Gala.  This gala serves as our most important ... read more >>
Brady Johnson Jr., K. Anthony School founder, passes at 82
Written by By Cora Jackson-Fossett (Religion Editor) 22 May 2015
Brady Johnson, Jr., founder of K. Anthony’s School in Los Angeles, passed away on May 12, following complications from a stroke.  He was 82 years old.   Johnson, a passionate educator, opened the ... read more >>
Study Reveals African Diet Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer
Written by by Ajoya Long Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 22 May 2015
  Consumption of an African diet for only two weeks may reduce the risk of colon cancer, according to a University of Pittsburgh study published in Nature Communications.    Researchers selected ... read more >>
Congressman John Lewis tells Hampton University Graduates to 'Get in the Way'
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2015
Hampton University graduates celebrate their accomplishments.     On May 10, Hampton University's Armstrong Stadium was filled with sunny skies overhead and wide smiles inside for the University's ... read more >>
Xavier University Of Louisiana Announces New President
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2015
HBCU Educator Dr. C. Reynold Verret Elected on Proven Record of Leadership (Dr. C. Reynold Verret) The Board of Trustees of Xavier University of Louisiana recently announced that it has unanimously ... read more >>
“Love Comes With A Cost”
Written by WendyGladney Dean 21 May 2015
For those of you that follow me through my column and various social media outlets, you know I just returned from a heart touching and life changing pilgrimage to Israel and the Holy Land.  I planned ... read more >>
MITT ROMNEY THROWS HAT IN RING AGAINST EVANDER HOLYFIELD- THE BOXING RING, THAT IS
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 15 May 2015
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield are set to square off at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake ... read more >>
CSU Dominguez Hills to Bestow Honorary Doctorate on Actor, Humanitarian Forest Whitaker
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
  Academy Award-winning actor and renowned social activist Forest Whitaker will return to his hometown of Carson on May 16 to receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from California State University, ... read more >>
“Where Do We Go From Here”
Written by WendyGladney Dean 14 May 2015
              My heart continues to be heavy with all of the pain from what is happening in the world today.  As I sit and ponder the situation with young Black men being hurt or murdered it troubles ... read more >>
West Basin Recognizes Local Students for Water Conservation Artwork
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
More than 400 entries submitted to art contest illustrates vital water conservation messages On April 27,  the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Board of Directors presented awards to ... read more >>
National program unites people to make a health impact on local communities
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
Communities of color bear a disproportionate burden of risks for heart disease and stroke in the U.S. For this reason, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association created EmPowered To ... read more >>
US Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, provides keys to success for FMU graduates
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
(Courtesy Photo) “Today I want to share with you some lessons I have learned in the last 36 years since I sat where you sit today.“ That was the message given to the 2015 Spring graduates brought ... read more >>
Blacks Becoming More Comfortable Discussing Mental Health
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 14 May 2015
Terrie Williams, award-winning mental health advocate and author of “Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting.” (Courtesy Photo)  The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that ... read more >>
New Congressional Caucus Champions HBCUs
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 14 May 2015
  Representative Alma Adams (D-N.C.), shown here, partnered with Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) to launch the Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus. (Courtesy Photo) A little help may be on the way for historically ... read more >>
Manifest Justice Gallery
Written by Photos By Brian W. Carter 11 May 2015
Manifest: Justice, a socially conscious exhibit at the Baldwin Hills Theatre, closed recently. It opened on May 1 uniting artists and activists with over 200 pieces igniting dialogue about healthy communities, ... read more >>
“Mothers Are Weeping Everywhere”
Written by WendyGladney Dean 07 May 2015
         As far back as one can remember mothers have wept for their children.  There is an old saying that parents should not bury their children and we believe it is not the natural order of things. ... read more >>
USC Black Actors Union hosts Diversity Initiative Showcase
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 07 May 2015
Panelists from left to right Trey Haley, Veronica Nichols, Mimi Mayer, Shawn Brogan, Lisa London, Charles Stone III, Erich Smith, and Geno Brooks. (Jay Dent/Black Actors Union)  The University of ... read more >>
Obama pushes reading through e-book, library initiatives
Written by JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press 01 May 2015
President Barack Obama, sitting next to 6th-grader Osman Yaya, a student at Wicomico County Public Schools' Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, Md., speaks at Anacostia Library in Washington, Thursday, ... read more >>
Bill Duke Youth Media Camp Accepting Applications
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
Actor/ Director Bill Duke, founder and CEO Duke Media Foundation   Applications are currently being accepted from youth ages 14 thru 18 for the Bill Duke Youth Media Camp sponsored by the Duke Media ... read more >>
The Amazing Grace of Wendy Raquel Robinson
Written by DR. Valerie Wardlaw Contributing Writer 30 April 2015
Amazing Grace Conservatory to Perform Sisters Act too! May 16th & 17th         On any given Saturday you can find actress Wendy Raquel Robinson at the Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) surrounded ... read more >>
“A Pilgrimage to Israel”
Written by WendyGladney Dean 30 April 2015
My life’s work centers around helping people and sharing how they can learn to forgive with the hope of experiencing a better and happier life.  In the quest to fulfill this calling, I open myself ... read more >>
Teachers with Subconscious Bias Punish Blacks More Severely
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 30 April 2015
“We discovered, the more likely teachers thought a student was Black, the more harshly they wanted to punish them,” said Jason Okonofua, a doctoral student at Stanford University and co-author of ... read more >>
In Health, Income has Greater Impact than Race
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 30 April 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Being poor can have a bigger impact on your health than your race, according to a recent report by the Urban Institute. “Income is a driving force behind the striking health ... read more >>

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Events Calendar

Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash