Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps
Written by KRISTA LARSON Associated Press 05 March 2015
Nigerian girls who fled Boko Haram to Chad gather in a school set up by UNICEF at the Baga Solo refugee camp in Chad, Wednesday March 4, 2015. The camp, jointly run by the Chadian government and UNHCR, ... read more >>
Comprehensive Online Learning Available to Thousands of South Los Angeles Children
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2015
 An award-winning online learning program for young children,, has been made available, free of charge, at all Los Angeles public libraries. Los Angeles-based Age of Learning, Inc. will offer ... read more >>
Community Validates Choice of McKenna
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 05 March 2015
He Coasts to Victory in LAUSD Seat 1   Dr. George McKenna, the community’s choice for Los Angeles Unified School District  seat 1, was such an overwhelming choice the second time around he won unopposed ... read more >>
Harris-Dawson Brings New Energy to 8th District
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 05 March 2015
Voters Choose Young Community Organizer  (courtesy photo)  Outgoing 8th District Los Angeles City Council member Bernard Parks provided his constituents with more road improvements than any other ... read more >>
Wesson Dominates Election
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 05 March 2015
Council President wins again in 10th District (courtesy photo) Incumbent Council President Herb Wesson Jr.  demonstrated his own staying power in the Los Angeles City Council 10th District and his ... read more >>
Jones-Sawyer Appointed Chair of Select Committee on the Status of BMOC
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2015
  Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr. Assembly member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr. was recently appointed chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color ... read more >>
Racial Disparities in Early Childhood Hurts U.S.
Written by Jazelle Hunt, Washington Correspondent 05 March 2015
Increased investment in early childhood education and care can eradicate many of the racial success gaps that persist throughout society, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress ... read more >>
Report: Incarceration Shows Little to No Effect on Crime
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 05 March 2015
In the last two decades mass incarceration, a system that has a disproportionate negative impact on the Black community, has had little to no effect on crime, according to a new report. The United States ... read more >>
Panel moves toward vote on attorney general pick
Written by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press 05 March 2015
Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's choice to run the Justice Department, is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill ... read more >>
Obituary: Janell McClain
Written by Sentinel News Service, 05 March 2015
Sister Janell McClain Though she was born Janell Newton in El Dorado, Arkansas in 1953, Janell McClain was more affectionately known as Jan. Her parents, Luchel A. Newton Sr. and Bessie F. (Jackson) ... read more >>
Baseball Coach Honored With Baseball Diamond
Written by Staff report, 05 March 2015
  Photo Courtesy of Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas On February 28, baseball coach, Frank Garnett received the honor of having a baseball field at Jackie Tatum Harvard Recreation Center (JTHRC) ... read more >>
Sabriya's Castle of Fun Foundation Calls For Donors
Written by Brian Carter, staff writer 05 March 2015
Sabriya Bakewell The annual event continuously makes an effort to get the public to donate life-saving blood. Blood is a life-saving serum that is desperately needed by many people suffering from ... read more >>
Diversifying Ballet: An Unlikely Story
Written by Danielle Cralle, staff writer 05 March 2015
(Photo credit Gregg Dalman) Fresh off the release of her memoir, Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Misty Copeland, one of the most visible ballerinas of the moment, visited the Black-owned Eso ... read more >>
Sherrilyn Ifill Calls for Renewed Focus on Housing Segregation
Written by Roberto Alejandro, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 26 February 2015
Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (File Photo) Preventing future Fergusons will require dismantling the patterns of segregation established ... read more >>
Which Local City Will Get NFL Team?
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 26 February 2015
James T. Butts Jr., Mayor of Inglewood Raiders and Chargers test Carson, Inglewood has Rams on radar and L.A. not done yet The temperature is rising for a return of the National Football League to ... read more >>
Attorney General Harris Approves Hospital Sales
Written by City News Service 26 February 2015
On February 20, State Attorney General Kamala Harris approved the sale of six Daughters of Charity Health System hospitals, including two in Southern California, to Prime Healthcare Services Inc., State ... read more >>
Why Council President Herb Wesson Deserves Your Vote
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
Council President Herb Wesson (courtesy photo)  Herb Wesson, the current L.A. City Councilmember for District 10, cares deeply about our community. Throughout his career, both as State Assembly Speaker ... read more >>
Key Support Mounting for Isadore Hall Congressional Bid Democratic state legislator earns Rep. Bass endorsement
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 26 February 2015
Since declaring that he would seek the 44th Congressional seat soon to be vacated by Rep. Janice Hahn’s bid for Los Angeles County Supervisor in 2016, state Senator Isadore Hall has already garnered ... read more >>
Sentinel Urges YES VOTE for Charter Amendments 1 and 2
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
Sentinel Urges YES VOTE for Charter Amendments 1 and 2   What it does Charter Amendments 1 and 2 would increase voter participation and hold politicians accountable by holding municipal elections at ... read more >>
US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration action
Written by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press 26 February 2015
The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday February 23, to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama's action to shield millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation. The ... read more >>
Bobbi Kristina Brown's father and partner feud over hospital visit as she fights for her life
Written by JONATHAN LANDRUM JR., Associated Press 26 February 2015
  Bobbi Kristina Brown, right, and Nick Gordon (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)   Bobby Brown (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)  While Bobbi Kristina Brown fights for her life, a feud has erupted ... read more >>
ULTCW launches ‘We Care LA’ campaign to lift caregivers out of poverty
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
SEIU ULTCW members participate in MLK Day parade. Courtesy photo Since the Great Recession, the country’s economic boom has improved the lives of many, especially those of the 1%; however, millions ... read more >>
Margaret Richards-Bowers Eyes Inglewood Unified School District Board Seat 1
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 February 2015
Margaret Richards-Bowers  “I want to see best practices, I want to see compassionate education.” “I came to America as a young girl, I had no idea about American culture,” said Margaret Richards-Bowers. ... read more >>
LAUSD Dedicates a School in the Name of a Living Legend U.S. Congresswoman
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
                                                  Dr. Diane E. Watson Training center named after retired Ambassador Diane E. Watson, Ph.D Health and ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters and Assemblyman Gipson to Chair 49th Annual Watts Summer Festival Commemorating the 1965 Civil Unrest
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
   Congresswoman Maxine Waters Assemblyman Mike Gipson ‘Watts Phoenix 50’ to organize local activities and events The Board of Directors of the annual Watts Summer Festival (WSF) announced ... read more >>