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VIDEO: President Barack Obama thanks Danny J. Bakewell, Sr.
Written by Super User II 26 February 2012
  President Barack Obama thanks Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Dorothy Leavell and the Black Press of America also known as NNPA (National Newspapers Publishers Association). watch video >>
Community demands KFI radio hosts, John and Ken, be fired
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 24 February 2012
Caption: In this March 9, 2011 file photo, KFI AM 640 Radio's John Kobylt, left, and Ken Chiampou, record their radio show at their station in Burbank, Calif. The station said in a statement that Kobylt ... read more >>
Academy Award voters need diversity in script
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson 23 February 2012
Rev. Jesse Jackson  This Sunday, nearly 40 million people are likely to tune in to see who captures an Oscar at the annual Academy Awards ceremonies. Winning the award can add millions to a film's box ... read more >>
Remembering Don Cornelius
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr., Contributing Writer 23 February 2012
Friends at memorial for Soul Train legend, Don Cornelius (L to R) Smokey Robinson, Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Tony Cornelius, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Photos by COVERUP PHOTOS for ... read more >>
The NAACP Image Awards
Written by Brittany K. Jackson, Sentinel Contributing Writer 23 February 2012
 They lighted up the awards (L to R) Harry Belafonte, Cicely Tyson, Lawrence Fishburne, Sidney Poitier, Robert Townsend   The 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards held at the historic Shrine Auditorium this ... read more >>
Magic Johnson and P. Diddy launch Comcast channels
Written by Associated Press 23 February 2012
“Magic" Johnson (Photo by Jason Lewis)  Comcast will launch four minority-owned networks on its cable TV systems in the next two years, including channels spearheaded by NBA great, Earvin "Magic" Johnson ... read more >>
Farewell Whitney Houston: The Voice Sings No More
Written by Pat Hendricks Munson, Sentinel Contributing Writer 23 February 2012
“Farewell, Whitney!" Gone, but not forgotten In a solemn and sometimes revival-like atmosphere family and friends gathered inside New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, last Saturday to pay ... read more >>
Attorney Rickey Ivie Named Lawyer of the Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 February 2012
 Lawyer of the Year, Attorney Rickey Ivie On Saturday February 4, 2012, at John M. Langston Bar Association's Annual Installation and Awards Gala, in Beverly Hills, Veteran Attorney Rickey Ivie received ... read more >>
President Obama Appoints Mayor Villaraigosa as Chairman of the Democratic National Convention
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr., Contributing Writer 16 February 2012
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and First Lady Michelle Obama (photo credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images).  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been tapped by President Barack Obama to be the gavel to gavel ... read more >>
A.G. Settlement brings relief to Californians
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 February 2012
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Secures $18 Billion California Commitment for Struggling Homeowners LOS ANGELES - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced an historic commitment to California ... read more >>
Black Businesses Meet To Discuss Black Dollars
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 10 February 2012
(From Left to Right): Maxine Ransom von Phul, Winmax Construction Corp. CEO, Brad Johnson, Restauranteur/Owner of Post & Beam Restaurant & Jacque Bee, Co-ExecutiveDirector of Recycling Black Dollars ... read more >>
Our Black Super Heroes!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 10 February 2012
DC Comics' Batwing-First Black BatmanMarvel Comics' FalconDC Comics' Aqualad Marvel Comics' X-man from the future, Bishop Black super heroes have been present in the comic book industry for years and ... read more >>
To Be A Tuskegee Legend
Written by Brian Carter (Staff Writer) 09 February 2012
Members of the Los Angeles Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen. Photo by Robert Torrance The Tuskegee Airmen are trailblazers who led a path through racism and segregation to achieve the American dream. They ... read more >>
CNN suspends Martin for 'offensive' comments
Written by Associated Press 09 February 2012
Roland Martin gestures during a news segment, Friday, May 14, 2010, in Washington. --AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) NEW YORK (AP) - CNN is suspending political analyst Roland Martin for tweets during the ... read more >>
The ruling: 'Just a pit stop to the U.S. Supreme Court'
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 February 2012
A Black lesbian couple taking their vows. Photo by Diane Knaus Saying that the trial court was correct in its ruling, the 9th Circuit agreed with that ruling and threw out Proposition 8. However, prior ... read more >>
School Scandal Casts Looming Shadow On LAUSD
Written by Shirley Hawkins and Brian Carter 09 February 2012
The site of the school sex scandal - Miramonte Elementary SchoolAmid the Miramonte School accusations, parents protest, while the school reshuffles personnel causing many to ask more questions. The sordid ... read more >>
Grammys week begins
Written by Joy Childs (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 09 February 2012
Goapele.  Photo by Bill Jones The Grammy Glam gets the party started celebrating the empowerment of women in music and glamour It’s official: The 2012 GRAMMY® week has been kicked off. But this year’s ... read more >>
Pat Harvey Inducted Into NABJ Hall of Fame
Written by Xavier Higgs, Sentinel Contributing Writer 03 February 2012
Pat Harvey, Newseum Hall of Famer Last Thursday CBS 2 news’ Pat Harvey was one of five journalists inducted into the National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) Hall of Fame at the Newseum in Washington, ... read more >>
City Council Redistricting Commission voted to adopt draft map
Written by Jackie Dupont Walker, Special to the Los Angeles Sentinel 03 February 2012
Despite Criticism, Commission Proposal Maintains Three African-American Council Seats In City of Los Angeles On Wednesday, January 25 the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission (LACCRC) voted ... read more >>
First Lady Michelle Obama Visits L.A.
Written by Brian Carter (Staff Writer) 03 February 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama The First Lady stops in Los Angeles to promote “Let’s Move” campaign and attend fundraisers throughout the city. First Lady Michelle Obama made a brief, two-day visit to ... read more >>
Grammy Awards welcome Sentinel/ Black Press onto the Red Carpet
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 February 2012
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Stop the Violence Foundation donates to Young Visionary Youth Leadership
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 January 2012
Khalid Shah (r) of Stop the Violence Increase the Peace Foundation receives check from James Ramos (c) and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (San Bernardino, ca) – On January 12, Stop the Violence ... read more >>
Black students: Duke study shows deeper problems
Written by MARTHA WAGGONER | Associated Press 26 January 2012
In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, Duke first-year Jonathan Hill-Rorie joins other students in front of Duke Chapel during a protest in Durham, N.C. The group was protesting over an unpublished ... read more >>
A War Won For The Price Of Sanity
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 January 2012
One veteran shares his story about his fight to return to ordinary life.By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterThey leave as our mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, cousins, nephews, ... read more >>
Connerly: the face of "anti-affirmative action"
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 26 January 2012
Ward Connerly, the butcher of affirmative action His mission has been to undo the gains that affirmative action sought to correct relative to historic discrimination Say Proposition 209 (also known as ... read more >>

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