Arraignment Rescheduled for Saudi Princess
Written by PAUL ANDERSON City News Service 01 August 2013
Saudi princess Meshael Alayban, right, listens to an interpreter during her scheduled appearance in court Thursday July 11, 2013 in Santa Ana, Calif. Alayban appeared in Orange County Superior Court ... read more >>
Over 100 Children Rescued from Human Trafficking Ring
Written by City News Service 01 August 2013
Nationwide sweep focused on underage victims of prostitution leads to recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and 150 arrests. (FBI photo) A three-day nationwide operation focusing on underage victims ... read more >>
Malcolm Shabazz Death; Mexico Hunger Strike Protest
Written by Saeed Shabazz Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 01 August 2013
“We are not very clear why we were attacked, but in my judgment, I know that the pressure was on them heavily; so upon that they attack us,” wrote Lance George Brown in an email to this reporter. ... read more >>
Amazing Grace Conservatory, Empowering Through the Arts
Written by Shannen Hill Sentinel Intern generalinfo@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
Wendy Raquel Robinson teaches students to act out emotions at Amazing Grace Conservatory Wendy Raquel Robinson’s performing arts school gives South Los Angeles youth confidence through performing ... read more >>
The Local Crusade to Awaken the Greatness in Black Families
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
Layla Sewell With motivation from images of the First Family and observances like July’s National Black Family Month, today’s African Americans have inspiration and dedicated celebrations to commemorate ... read more >>
UPFest holds largest Peace Ride ever!
Written by Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writer 01 August 2013
The multi-ethnic, multi-faith, multi-cultural United in Peace Foundation held its 10th Peace Ride on July 28 in honor of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Hundreds of motorcyclists and low riders, dressed ... read more >>
Mary Louise Guides Community Pillar House of Winston
Written by KENNETH MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 01 August 2013
House of Winston Mortuary CEO Mary Louise Winston shares a laugh with friends at Jefferson High School’s 65th anniversary recently. The Lasting Legacy of Her Husband James Winston For nearly 40 years, ... read more >>
Jenesse Center Legal Services Department Celebrates 14 Years of Service
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
(Left to right) Karen Earl, Jenesse CEO, Charlene L. Usher, Esq., Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles Board Member, Tami L. Warren, Esq., President Elect of Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, Don Stephenson, ... read more >>
Wesson Salutes Shaw’s Public Service
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
Council President Herb Wesson was joined by former City Councilmember Ruth Galanter and hundreds at City Hall in acknowledging the many contributions of out-going Los Angeles Board of Public Works Commissioner ... read more >>
Steve Neal is ‘Confident’ about 64th District Bid
Written by Jennifer Bihm 01 August 2013
Steve Neal Long Beach City Councilman Steve Neal wants to “solve problems on a more regional level,” he said in an answer to why he’s vying for the 64th State Assembly District seat. Neal faces ... read more >>
Noted Humanitarian Helene Brookins Passes at 86
Written by Cora Jackson-FossettSentinel Religion Editor cora@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
Helene Winona Brookins Leader, visionary and humanitarian aptly describe the ministry of service rendered by Helene Winona Brookins throughout her earthly existence.  Her assistance to others came ... read more >>
Civil Rights Leaders Meet with President Obama on Voting Rights
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 01 August 2013
Al Shaprton and other voting rights advocates speak with press after meeting with President Obama (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen).  The Voting Rights Act is down, but not out and civil rights leaders ... read more >>
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's life odyssey brings her back to Los Angeles
Written by Jason Lewis Contributing Writer 01 August 2013
New Southern California head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke smiles during an NCAA college basketball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. Cooper-Dyke replaces Michael Cooper, who quit ... read more >>
MSG Banking $100 Million The Forum Will Be Fabulous Again
Written by KENNETH MILLER Sentinel Managing Editor 01 August 2013
Inglewood Mayor Butts’ Bold Vision Becomes Reality The bold new revitalization project for the city of Inglewood under the watchful eye of Mayor Jim Butts took its first giant leap on Tuesday when ... read more >>
City removes Bourbon St nighttime preaching ban
Written by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press 26 July 2013
(AP Photo)   NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans City Council on Thursday ended its ban on preaching after dark on Bourbon Street, but an attorney says that won't end a lawsuit brought by a street ... read more >>
‘100 City Vigil’ brings Hundreds to the Federal Building steps
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer troy@lasentinel.net 26 July 2013
 “NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!” echoed the crowd following Reverend Omerosa’s speech that reiterated the reasons that they had come together. (photo by Troy Tieuel)  Los Angeles Residents Continue ... read more >>
STEER CLEAR OF BIOTECH SEEDS, NIGERIAN ECOLOGIST WARNS
Written by GIN 26 July 2013
Nnimmo Bassey Prize-winning Nigerian environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey is urging African governments to take a stand against genetically altered seeds and accept that working with nature is “immeasurably ... read more >>
U.S. PUSHES ‘SECRET WAR’ IN SOMALIA WHILE OIL COMPANIES FISH FOR THE GOLD
Written by GIN 26 July 2013
al-Shabaab forces In a good week, reports from the Horn of Africa couldn’t be more upbeat. “Somalia is a good news story for the region,” declared Johnnie Carson, U.S. ass’t secretary of state ... read more >>
DURBAN FILM FESTIVAL OPENS TO FANFARE – BUT WHERE’S THE FILM?
Written by GIN 26 July 2013
South Africa’s world class film festival in the city of Durban had an opening film and a closing film. But somehow, along the way, the opening night film was pulled from the program. Censors, to the ... read more >>
Wis. man who killed neighbor teen gets life term
Written by DINESH RAMDE Associated Press 26 July 2013
This combination of file photo shows Particia Larry, right, on June 2, 2012, in MIlwaukee, holding a picture of her son son Darius Simmons, and John Henry Spooner, left, in a photo provided by the Milwaukee ... read more >>
285 Homes in Carson Contaminated
Written by Shannen Hill Sentinel Intern generalinfo@lasentinel.net 26 July 2013
Homes sitting atop a former Shell Oil tank farm are left contaminated with oil chemicals City officials have partnered with 285 homeowners in the city of Carson, CA to expedite a cleanup of an oil contamination, ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Selected for the Leadership & Sustainability Institute’s Black Male Achievement Social Innovation Accelerator
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 26 July 2013
Brotherhood Crusade is among the field’s most promising leaders nationwide The Leadership & Sustainability Institute for Black Male Achievement (LSI) has selected Dr. Nathan Sessoms of Brotherhood ... read more >>
Jamaican Athletic Program Upended
Written by Bert Wilkinson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 26 July 2013
  The exploits of sprinters Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at the London 2012 Summer Olympics helped to ensure that the yellow, green and black flag of the small Caribbean island ... read more >>
Report: ‘Use of Force in L.A. County Jails up from 2012’
Written by ELIZABETH MARCELLINO City News Service 26 July 2013
Use-of-force reports generated in Los Angeles County jails are on pace to exceed the number recorded in 2012, according to figures made public on Tuesday July 23, but a lawyer who monitors the sheriff's ... read more >>
Former California Assemblyman Gets Probation for Defrauding Banks
Written by City News Service 26 July 2013
A former assemblyman, who was fired from his job with the Los Angeles County Probation Department, was himself sentenced to probation for bilking financial institutions by falsely claiming to be the ... read more >>