Sunday, May 24, 2015
The New Movement
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Nicole Williams and Brian Carter, Staff Writers 01 January 2015
A protestor holds up a sign that reads, “This is Not a TV Show. The Living Black is The Walking Dead.” (Photo By: Nicole Williams) A new generation of activists emerge around the nation in response ... read more >>
Hollywood Unveiled
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 01 January 2015
A recent Sony Pictures cyber attack brought to light the hidden racial suppositions of studio executives     (Associated Press Photo) It’s becoming extremely difficult to sweep all the dirt happening ... read more >>
African-American Doctors Join Efforts to Enroll Californians in Health Insurance
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2015
From left to right: Dr. Patrick Dowling, Dr. Raven Copeland, Kimeko Campbell and Dr. Michelle Bholat support Covered California health insurance for those who may seek assistance financially. (courtesy ... read more >>
Black Male Achievement Is Best Response to Issues of Black Males in America
Written by Phillip Jackson, Contributing Writer 01 January 2015
Black Male Achievement is the much-needed, missing and best response to the issues of Black men and boys in America.       Men from Morehouse College (courtesy photo) At the exact same moment that ... read more >>
Autopsy Shows Los Angeles Police Shot Man 3 Times
Written by Tami Abdollah, Associated Press 01 January 2015
(Photo courtesy of family) A 25-year-old black man killed in a fight with Los Angeles police was shot three times in his right side, right arm and back, an autopsy report released Monday states. The ... read more >>
Big, Fat and Undesirable
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 01 January 2015
Why prototypes of plus size women in Hollywood films remain stereotypical Aliyah Cherrisse is a plus size model based in New York and believes a new movement of beauty is on the rise. (Courtesy of Aliyah ... read more >>
Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2015
This booking photo released by the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office shows Marcus Hubbard. Hubbard, who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition, is jailed while facing a gun possession charge ... read more >>
38th KwanZaa Gwaride Opens the 49th Year of KwanZaa
Written by RW Akile, Contributing Writer 26 December 2014
The Gwaride weaves the traditional and the contemporary reality of life in Los Angeles     One of the many Kwanzaa celebrations taking place locally will be the 38th Annual Kwanzaa Gwaride, which ... read more >>
Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms
Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press 25 December 2014
In this Dec. 17, 2014 pool photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington to announce the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (December 25-31)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 25 December 2014
(Bo Diddley) December 25 1951- Christmas evening a bomb blast by the Ku Klux Klan killed Florida’s NAACP President Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette. Harry was a civil rights pioneer who was ... read more >>
The True Meaning of Christmas
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 25 December 2014
The holidays are here and most of us will be enjoying the surroundings of family members and close friends. Some believe the holidays is a great time to socialize and receive from others what they’ve ... read more >>
Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton Takes Oath for Third Board Term
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 December 2014
  Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE   /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable   Board Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton being sworn-in to serve his third term by his wife, ... read more >>
Leondra Kruger: California Supreme Court nominee confirmed
Written by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press 25 December 2014
A state panel on Monday confirmed another California Supreme Court appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown — a move that likely tilts the conservative-leaning court further to the left. Leondra Kruger, 38, ... read more >>
It’s a ‘Season of Giving’ for AEG at South Park Elementary School Employees Participate in Corporate Daye of Service in Southland
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 December 2014
As part of AEG’s ‘Season of Giving’ program, the company’s annual initiative designed to raise funds and generate awareness for non-profit organizations, schools and other entities that serve ... read more >>
’Tis the Season for Holiday Safety Messages
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 December 2014
SCE recently partnered with the city of Inglewood to declare a ‘Holiday Electrical Safety Day. “Five-four-three-two-one!” the crowd cheered as a four-story tall Christmas tree was lit up at the ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade: Winter Wonderland/Navidad En El Barrio 2014
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2014
 Brotherhood Crusade brings food, clothes, toys and snow to families & youth in Los Angeles The Brotherhood Crusade in partnership with Holman United Methodist Church had its annual Winter Wonderland/Navidad ... read more >>
Union Bank, KCETLink Seek Nominations for 2015 African American Local Heroes
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2014
As part of its ongoing commitment to cultural diversity and responsible banking, and in celebration of Black History Month, Union Bank has partnered with KCETLink in seeking nominations for outstanding ... read more >>
Gladys Jean Wesson Park: A Park for the Community
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2014
Council President Herb Wesson and his wife Fabian Wesson are joined by students from Virginia Road Elementary School as they unveil the new sign at the Gladys Jean Wesson Park. (Courtesy Photo)  After ... read more >>
Butts Appointed to Powerful MTA Board
Written by Staff and Wire Report 18 December 2014
   The Southwest Corridor Cities subcommittee voted for Inglewood Mayor James Butts to replace Santa Monica Councilmember Pam O’Connor on the very powerful Metropolitan Transportation Board.     The ... read more >>
Bill Cosby Sued for Defamation by Sexual Assault Accuser; D.C. Firm Handling Case
Written by Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 18 December 2014
Bill Cosby, seen here at a recent concert, has been the subject of scurrilous allegations bought by more than two dozen women. His representatives have discussed the possibility of the star breaking ... read more >>
Americans Take to the Street to Protest Police Killings
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 18 December 2014
(Jazelle Hunt/NNPA) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Saturday, thousands Americans across the country registered their objection to police officers not being held accountable after killing unarmed citizens, ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (December 18-24)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 18 December 2014
(Cicely Tyson) December 18 1996- Oakland, California School Board becomes the first in the nation to recognize Black English, also known as Ebonics, as a separate language, not a dialect or slang. December ... read more >>
Borders Blurred by Racism in ICE Department
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 18 December 2014
African American Agents report multiple cases of racism and sexual discrimination by Homeland Security Management.     At a roundtable discussion ICE agents reveal some of the toughest treatments ... read more >>
Black Men Lend Powerful Voice to Police Protest
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assisting Managing Editor 18 December 2014
Weeks of national protest against police brutally sparked by the non-indictments in the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, reached the federal courthouse steps in downtown Los Angeles when more ... read more >>
A Mother’s Plea: Don’t Overlook My Son’s Death
Written by Narene Stokes-James, Special to NNPA 18 December 2014
Narene Stokes-James  Mourns for her son, too. In the midst of the headliners Eric Garner, Michael Brown and now Tamar Rice, the name of Ryan Stokes has not been part of the news or the protests that ... read more >>

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Events Calendar

Mon May 25 11:00AM -
67th Annual Memorial Day Service
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