Celebrating Black History Love Affairs: A Tribute to the Special Valentines
Written by Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer and Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 13 February 2014
Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher When Herbert Fisher married Zelmyra on May 13, 1924, he had no idea the Guinness Book of World Records would certify them as the oldest living African American couple 84 years ... read more >>
Report: Child Poverty in U.S. Escalating
Written by Margaret Summers Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 13 February 2014
  Although food stamps can only be used to purchase food, the GOP believes food stamps create welfare dependency. (Courtesy photo)   One of five children in the U.S. lives in poverty, according ... read more >>
CORONER: 4 MEMBERS OF FAMILY KILLED IN CRASH
Written by Associated Press 13 February 2014
Olivia Culbreath   DIAMOND BAR, Calif. -- Four members of a family were killed in a wrong-way freeway crash in California that also took the lives of two other people, including the sister of a woman ... read more >>
New Report: 2013 A Record-Breaking for Exonerations
Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 13 February 2014
    Last year was record-breaking for exonerations of innocent people convicted of crimes in the United States, a new report indicates.   The report, “Exonerations in 2013,” was released Feb. ... read more >>
Metropolitan Water District Officially Declares Water Supply Alert
Written by City News Service 13 February 2014
Los Angeles Aqueduct   Following through on promises made during a recent visit by Gov. Jerry Brown, the Metropolitan Water District board officially declared a water supply alert this week ... read more >>
USC Halloween Shooter Convicted
Written by City News Service 13 February 2014
  USC Halloween shooting victim Geno Hall (photo courtesy of Hall’s family) Family says USC pressured prosecutors to satisfy university donors     A 21-year-old man was convicted February ... read more >>
Black Staffers Battle Racism and Discrimination at World Bank
Written by Barrington M. Salmon Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 13 February 2014
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (Courtesy photo)   For more than seven years, Yonas Biru has been fighting the World Bank.   The Ethiopian native and Silver Spring, Md., resident said he’s ... read more >>
Most Americans not Prepared for Retirement
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 13 February 2014
President Obama outlines new retirement program during State of the Union speech. (File Photo)    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Seventy-five million working Americans do not have a retirement plan, and ... read more >>
Sen. Holly Mitchell says OK to wiretap in youth sex traffic cases
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 13 February 2014
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Introduces bill to let law enforcement eavesdrop on suspected traffickers   Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-South Los Angeles) has introduced a bill to allow courts to authorize ... read more >>
Statement on support of legislation to increase the debt ceiling
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 13 February 2014
  Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling until March, 2015:  I congratulate Speaker ... read more >>
George McKenna First to File for School Board Seat
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 13 February 2014
Dr. George McKenna first to officially file with L.A. City Clerk’s office as a candidate to fill LAUSD district 1 board vacancy. (Courtesy of McKenna for School Board 2014) Revered educator first ... read more >>
Karen Bass' Statement on opposition to the Farm Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 February 2014
    Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after her vote against the Farm Bill because it cuts $8 billion in food assistance:    “The Farm Bill is possibly ... read more >>
Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network Honors Local Leaders
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 07 February 2014
HONORABLE MENTION: Rev. Al Sharpton through the National Action Network selected five local leaders to honor at the inaugural Black History Month Awards Luncheon Wednesday, February 5 at the Beverly ... read more >>
WESSON HONORS CORA JACKSON-FOSSETT
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Council President Herb Wesson is shown with Los Angeles Department of Public Affairs Director, Cora Jackson-Fossett and her husband Kelvin, at Jackson-Fossett’s retirement celebration. Council President ... read more >>
FMU Board Appoints Artis as University’s 13th President
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 February 2014
  Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis First Woman President in University’s History The Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial University (FMU) has announced the appointment of Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis as the ... read more >>
Mayor Garcetti Launches ‘Investing in Working Families’ Campaign
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Project will bring attention to under utilized federal and state programs Mayor Garcetti and community partners gathered at John C. Fremont High School recently to launch the “Investing in Working ... read more >>
MORRIS TURNER, WEE PALS COMIC STRIP CREATOR, DIES
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Morris "Morrie" Turner, the creator of the "Wee Pals" comic strip Morris "Morrie" Turner, the creator of the "Wee Pals" comic strip and the first African American cartoonist to be syndicated nationally, ... read more >>
Civil Rights Groups Say 'Herbalife' is a Multi-Level Marketing Scheme
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga Sentinel Contributing Writer 06 February 2014
  The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is leading a national coalition that is calling for an investigation into whether 'Herbalife' - the ubiquitous nutrition products company - is ... read more >>
Boyd Funeral Home holds body for over 30 days
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
The body of a 98 year old woman sat decomposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home for over 30 days as the family tried to gain control of the remains and the estate of the deceased from a court appointed conservator.  In ... read more >>
Ella Mae Earnest
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Ella Mae Earnest was born on August 23, 1931 in the small town of Laurel, Mississippi; the fourth of 15 children born to Ollie and Elma De Loach. Her life story exemplifies a truly American story of ... read more >>
Study Finds Opinions on Race in America Are Clearly Influenced by Race
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Americorps volunteer John Harris III, who helps to coordinate a jobs fair program, talks to job seekers in Washington, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. As the nation recognizes Martin Luther King Day and African-American ... read more >>
The Faith Based Community Plays a Critical Role in HBCUs Success
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Members of the Florida A&M Marching 100 Band perform during half-time of the game against Tennessee State at Bragg Memorial Stadium on Sept. 7, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida. (AP Photo/Don Juan Moore) ... read more >>
McDonald’s Gospel Super Choir Breaks Record for Largest Gospel Choir
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Cissy Houston sings with the McDonald's Gospel Super Choir, breaking the GUINNESS World Record for Largest Gospel Choir History was made at the legendary Newark Symphony Hall with the McDonald’s ... read more >>
Macy’s Salutes Culture-Defining Eras of Black Style in Celebration of Black History Month 2014
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Style Guru Constance White Famed fashion editor and style expert Constance White will lead panel discussions surrounding Black style along with fashion icons including supermodel Beverly Johnson and ... read more >>
John and Felicia ‘The Poetess’ Morris Campaigning for Internet Studio
Written by Staff and Wire Report 06 February 2014
Felicia Morris aka “The Poetess” “New creative space will benefit aspiring radio enthusiasts, professional on-air personalities and celebrity hosts,” they said. Radio veterans Johnny Morris ... read more >>