Monday, November 24, 2014
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Contras and Drugs, Three Decades Later
Written by Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero, Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 06 November 2014
( Lt. Col. Oliver North delivers a pro-Contra briefing to the members of the Iran-Contra committee July 14, 1987. North is holding each of the 57 slides and describing what they showed.)   In late ... read more >>
Waters Honored as Minority Contractors’ ‘Legislator of the Year’
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 November 2014
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This Week in Black History (Nov. 6 - Nov. 12)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 06 November 2014
(Charlie Sifford) November 6 1928- Oscar DePriest was elected to the 71st Congress from Illinois' First Congressional District in Chicago. He was the first congressman from the Northern part of the ... read more >>
Lynn Allen Jeter
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 06 November 2014
For the past 30 years the veteran publicist has been cultivating the careers of the most renown celebrities and is now fostering a new generation of multi-talented fresh faces. ... read more >>
UPFest marks 2nd anniversary of So. Cal. Peace Rides
Written by Charlene Muhammad Contributing writer 31 October 2014
Hundreds of motorcyclists, low riders, and corvettes marked the 2nd anniversary of the Southern California Peace Rides when they rolled from Leimert Park throughout South L.A. on October 26. They left ... read more >>
From Proposal to Project: Rail to River Moves Forward
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
After heartfelt testimony from residents and environmental advocates calling for the revitalization of an 8-mile stretch of blighted abandoned railway in South Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Transportation ... read more >>
Governor Signs Joins- Sawyer Transit Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 1783 authored by Assembly member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr. which will save over $1 billion in federal transit money for California transit agencies. ... read more >>
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Circles Solution on Smart Crime
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 31 October 2014
          Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to teens with the Brotherhood Crusade at their Crenshaw Blvd. location during his ‘Smart on ... read more >>
Local Dad to File Lawsuit against LAPD
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 31 October 2014
(Brandon Dawson and family)   26 year-old Brandon Dawson, a South LA resident, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a LAPD officer, but he claims that he was the one who was attacked. Dawson was ... read more >>
Lynn Dymally Gets Key Endorsement of Rep. Maxine Waters
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 31 October 2014
Lynn V. Dymally won the endorsement of powerful Congresswoman Maxine Waters for her reelection to the board of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California District 3 this week. Lynn Dymally ... read more >>
Christina Cornelius Headed to Harvard
Written by Special to the Sentinel from Winward School 31 October 2014
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Education: A Priority for Mike Gipson
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
  “Education is one of the most important issues in this election cycle,” says Carson City Councilman Mike Gipson, who is running for the 64th Assembly seat, soon to be vacated by Assembly Member ... read more >>
Congresswoman Hahn Hosts Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) hosted her Annual 44th Congressional District Interfaith Prayer Breakfast October 23. The event, which provides an opportunity for local faith leaders to break bread ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade To Honor Award Winning Comedian and Humanitarian Cedric The Entertainer
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
Award-winning actor, writer, producer and philanthropist Cedric the Entertainer. Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Brian McKnight. Grammy Award Nominated Artist Brian McKnight to ... read more >>
African American History will soon complete the National Mall
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 31 October 2014
Lonnie G. Bunch III and Karen Grigsby Bates discuss the importance of Black history preservation and the importance of museums. Courtesy of Town Hall Los Angeles Director of the Smithsonian African ... read more >>
KIPP Empower Academy Celebrates New Home in South LA
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
Sacramento mayor and former NBA All-Star Kevin Johnson cuts ribbon with students KIPP LA Announces Ambitious Growth Plan KIPP LA Schools held a grand opening ceremony at the new home of KIPP Empower, ... read more >>
Herb Wesson honors Delores Spears
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2014
Council President Herb Wesson was pleased to extend City Hall honors to Delores Spears, long-time community and labor activist with AFSME Council 36, on her retirement.  Spears has also worked to combat ... read more >>
Man guilty of murder in attack on Chinese students
Written by LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press 30 October 2014
Javier Bolden reacts as he is convicted of first-degree murder at the Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Bolden was convicted today of two counts of first-degree murder for the killings ... read more >>
Nurse who had Ebola will be released from hospital
Written by JEFF MARTIN Associated Press 30 October 2014
This Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson, File) A Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before ... read more >>
Justice?!? Metro Atlanta Man Gets 20 Years for Stealing IPod
Written by Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender 30 October 2014
This is a question of: does the punishment fit the crime? A suburban Atlanta man was convicted for stealing a boy’s iPod and was subsequently sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Cobb County district ... read more >>
Black Dollar Project Gathers for Re-Creation of Historic Black Wall Street Photo
Written by Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times 30 October 2014
Saturday, October 18 was a sight to remember, as members of the Black Dollar Project gathered together on the steps of the historic St. John MBC on Dowling to re-create the Black Wall Street photo. The ... read more >>
For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule
Written by KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press 30 October 2014
For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government. Schools with career-oriented programs that fail to comply ... read more >>
VIDEO: Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Square Dedication
Written by Aaron Brumfield 30 October 2014
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Lakers Lose Game and Prized Rookie
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 28 October 2014
Lakers fans and their new head coach Byron Scott knew this was going to be a challenging season, but the hill got a bit steeper after prized first round draft pick Julius Randle went down with a serious ... read more >>
Brenda Marsh – Mitchell Enduring Legacy Memorialized
Written by By Brian W. Carter, Staff Writer 24 October 2014
    Council President Herb Wesson (center) proclaims Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Square in honor of the late Mother's In Action President and longtime community advocate on Oct. 16 Joining Wesson (L-R) are ... read more >>

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