Fisk Seeks Accreditation
Written by Special to the NNPA from the The Tennessee Tribune 06 December 2013
  Dr. H. James Williams, Fisk University President (File Photo) Fisk University President Dr. H. James Williams and a team of top Fisk administrators were set to visit Atlanta in early December to ... read more >>
Judge Cunningham Files Excessive Force Complaint
Written by Staff and Wire Report 06 December 2013
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cunningham III filed an excessive force complaint against UCLA Campus police recently, after they pulled him over and “roughed him up” over the Thanksgiving ... read more >>
Written by Associated Press 06 December 2013
Demonstrators in support of fast food workers protest outside a McDonald's as they demand higher wages and the right to form a union without retaliation, Monday, July 29, 2013, in New York's Union Square. ... read more >>
Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic
Written by MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press 06 December 2013
In this image made available Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013, Harrison Odjegba Okene poses for a portrait inside a decompression chamber after being rescued from three days underwater (AP Photo) Entombed at the ... read more >>
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Releases Hate Crime Data
Written by Sentinel News Services 06 December 2013
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris (Courtesy Photo)   Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced that the number of reported hate crimes in California decreased 12.8 percent in 2012. There ... read more >>
Council Orders No New DWP Service Shut-Offs
Written by Sentinel News Services 06 December 2013
City Council President Herb Wesson (Courtesy Photo) In the wake of the continuing problems with the Department of Water and Power’s new computerized billing system, Council President Herb Wesson ... read more >>
Councilmember Price Jr. Announces New Community Beautification Efforts for South Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Services 06 December 2013
Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr. (Courtesy Photo) Responding to community concerns and remaining committed to uplifting the impacted neighborhoods of the Ninth Council District, Councilmember Curren ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Commemorates the 25th Annual World AIDS Day
Written by Sentinel News Services 06 December 2013
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (Courtesy Photo) Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), a congressional leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, issued the following statement in recognition of the 25th anniversary ... read more >>
Record Crowds Over Weekend, but Spending Declined
Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press 06 December 2013
  President Barack Obama, with daughters Sasha, center, and Malia, pays for his purchase at the local bookstore, Politics and Prose, in northwest Washington, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel ... read more >>
Allstate Launches Emerging Manager Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 December 2013
  Insurer Seeks Outstanding Emerging Managers, Minority- and Women-Owned Firms to Invest in Private Equity, Private Real Estate Equity The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced the launch ... read more >>
City Scholars Foundation Honors Watts Non-Profit Executive Director
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 December 2013
  Theresa Gartland, executive director of Operation Progress and Sharanelle Clark, senior administrator of product planning for Hitachi Automotive Services at the Celebrate City Scholars Luncheon Recognizing ... read more >>
Forum Celebrates African American Leadership in Electric Auto Industry
Written by George White, Special to the Sentinel 06 December 2013
    Mike Robinson with LA Sparks President, Vinnie Malcolm attend event celebrating African American Leadership to create cleaner cars, jobs and healthier communities.   Janea Scott, CalETC Executive ... read more >>
Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95
Written by Sentinel News Services 05 December 2013
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority ... read more >>
LAUSD Icon and Board Member Marguerite LaMotte Dies
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 05 December 2013
The lone Black Los Angeles Unified School District board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte has died, according to district a spokesperson Thursday. She was 80. The date and details surrounding her ... read more >>
VIDEO: President Obama Speaks on the Death of Nelson Mandela
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Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 04 December 2013
[“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things ... read more >>
Marissa Alexander Hopes for Bond After Being Imprisoned Over Two Years
Written by D. Kevin McNeir Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 28 November 2013
    Marissa Alexander enters the courtroom for her bond hearing Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. Alexander is getting a new trial after a court overturned her 20-year prison sentence ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Services 28 November 2013
  A man suspected of shooting an Inglewood police officer responding to a domestic dispute who then holed up inside a home with two hostages for more than eight hours surrendered tonight.    According ... read more >>
View of Park is Clear Thanks to Watts Resident Ronald Antwine’ s vision will soon become a reality
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 28 November 2013
  The week of Thanksgiving is reserved for family feast and gatherings large and small, but for lifelong Watts residents Ronald Antwine this annual holiday ritual will be particularly special because ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 November 2013
A Los Angeles jury recently concluded that Jabari Jumaane, 53, an African-American firefighter who has been with the Los Angeles City Fire Department for 27-years had been the victim of racial discrimination, ... read more >>
Jesse Jackson Celebrates 72nd Birthday
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Contributing Writer 28 November 2013
  Reverend Jesse Jackson celebrated his 72nd birthday Friday, November 22 with the help of his longtime friends and political allies Andrew Young, Maxine Waters, and Karen Bass. More than a month ... read more >>
Sen. Feinstein and New Frontier Democratic Club Fuel Sebastian Ridley-Thomas for 54th Assembly District
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 28 November 2013
  With one week remaining before the Dec. 3 Special Election for 54th Assembly District, leading candidate Sebastian Ridley-Thomas announced additional endorsements from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein ... read more >>
The Big Lie, Thanksgiving Day, and Consumer Spending
Written by Saeed Shabazz Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 28 November 2013
  Retailers anticipate raking in billions from consumers during the holidays. Photo by Mgnonline Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November largely because of successful ... read more >>
Written by LA Sentinel News Service 26 November 2013
Herb Wesson Courtesy Photo   With the arrival of the holiday shopping activities and Black Friday, Council President Herb Wesson has joined the LAPD in the launch of the “Lock It, Hide It, Keep ... read more >>
Late Mississippi Civil Rights Hero Clyde Kennard Honored in D.C.
Written by Avis Thomas-Lester Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 26 November 2013
Greeted at Airport. Chicago, Illinois: Clyde Kennard, 35, the first Negro to try to integrate a Mississippi university, is greeted by his sister, Mrs. Sara Tarpley, at O'Hare Airport here early February ... read more >>