Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 25 September 2014
  WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years ... read more >>
Black Woman Beaten by CHP to Receive 1.5 Million
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 25 September 2014
In this July 1, 2014 file image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. A woman ... read more >>
The Brotherhood Crusade and SEIU ULTCW Teaches Girls to be Leaders at Camp P.L.U.S.
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 September 2014
(LaNae Williams (left), a camp counselor and youth advocate, and Otesha Mosley, camp organizer and case manager, enjoy the outdoors  at the Brotherhood Crusade’s Camp P.L.U.S. retreat in Big Bear ... read more >>
EPA: ‘Jordan Downs Environmentally Safe’
Written by City News Service 25 September 2014
The state's environmental protection and toxics control agencies concluded that ``no further action is necessary'' after reviewing the results of testing done on soil samples taken from the Jordan Downs ... read more >>
Domestic Violence Up 30 Percent in South L.A., Chief Says
Written by City News Service 25 September 2014
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Charles R. Drew University Returns as Sponsor to Taste of Soul
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 September 2014
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) is returning once again to sponsor the Taste of Soul on Oct. 18th, this time as a Community Partner. “The Taste of Soul provides an opportunity ... read more >>
Blue Line Closed at Downtown Long Beach for 30 Days
Written by City News Service 25 September 2014
(The Metro Blue Line's loop through downtown Long Beach will be closed for 30 days as part of a $1.2 billion overhaul of the county's oldest light-rail line.) Normal 0 ... read more >>
One Precious Drop Can Mean Life For Another
Written by By Brian W. Carter & Nicole Williams 25 September 2014
Sabriya, daughter of Danny J. Bakewell Sr. and Aline Bakewell, passed away after being diagnosed with Leukemia. Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation was created in her honor and hopes to save many ... read more >>
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor, Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Contributing Writer 25 September 2014
Countdown Continues for October. 18th Festival  Taste of Soul Creator and Founder Danny J. Bakewell Sr. has announced that Congresswoman Karen Bass, Councilman Curren Price, Assemblyman Isadore ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 25 September 2014
  Launches Campaign with Support of Inglewood Electeds      Gloria D. Gray has announced that she is now seeking re-election to the West Basin Municipal Water District’s Board for Division ... read more >>
US Warns That Ebola Could Infect 1.4 million
Written by MIKE STOBBE and MARIA CHENG Associated Press 24 September 2014
(A local Liberian artist paints a mural forming part of the country's fight against the deadly Ebola virus AP photo)   NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case ... read more >>
Details of the mission against militants in Syria
Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press 24 September 2014
(Map shows locations of US coalition air strikes in Syria targeting the Islamic state or ISIL)   WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State ... read more >>
Bomb attacks kill at least 31 people in Iraq
Written by SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press 23 September 2014
BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of vehicle bombings in Iraq killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large ... read more >>
Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press 23 September 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war ... read more >>
VIDEO: #UnitedWeSweat
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 19 September 2014
Local fitness event promotes health and wellness amongst women of color. a2VNRxMRd60 Sunday, September 14 nearly fifty women gathered at the Reebok Crossfit Lounge in West Hollywood for the first #UnitedWeSweat. ... watch video >>
Ceremony Marks New House of Winston Ownership
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 September 2014
Mary Louise Winston Mary Louise Winston said she will get some much needed rest now that she has handed over Winston Mortuary, a community staple in the Watts neighborhood since 1974, to Pastor and ... read more >>
Library of Congress Hosts Civil Rights Exhibit
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 18 September 2014
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, the Library of Congress has launched “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom,” an exhibition of rarely seen documents ... read more >>
Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy
Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press 18 September 2014
A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news ... read more >>
Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death
Written by ED WHITE Associated Press 18 September 2014
In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley, left, the mother of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones sits next to Aiyana's father Charles Jones in attorney Geoffrey Fieger's office in Southfield, Mich. A judge ... read more >>
US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue
Written by JOSH BOAK Associated Press 18 September 2014
President Barack Obama spoke at a Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus in Washington on recently. The president said income inequality has jeopardized the middle class and urged Congress to take ... read more >>
Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9
Written by MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press 18 September 2014
This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Lisa Ann Coleman. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Coleman is set for execution for the 9-year-old Davontae Williams' ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Sept. 18 - Sept. 24)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Contributing Writer 18 September 2014
(Jimi Hendrix) September 18 1850- As part of the Compromise of 1850, U.S. Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Law. It required that all escaped slaves were, upon capture, to be returned to their masters ... read more >>
Football Season Brings Hidden Dangers of Sickle Cell Trait into the Spotlight
Written by Jennifer Jing, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 18 September 2014
From 2000 to 2014, nine collegiate football players unexpectedly collapsed and died during training. The cause? Muscle breakdown leading to organ failure. While in top physical shape, these players were ... read more >>
Sickle Cell Disease: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care
Written by Jacquelyn Baskin, MD Dawn P. Canada, LCSW Anne Nord, RN, Clinical Research Nurse II 18 September 2014
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L.A. County Issues Heat Safety Tips
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 September 2014
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) recently announced it is forecasting extended periods of hot temperatures for Los Angeles County areas including the ... read more >>