Legendary Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 27 June 2014
Bobby Womack, the legendary soul singer, whose career spanned seven decades and recently suffered from a series of health problems, including diabetes, pneumonia, colon cancer and the early signs of ... read more >>
US advances to World Cup's 2nd round despite 1-0 loss to Germany
Written by RONALD BLUM, AP 26 June 2014
  RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted. Germany beat the U.S. 1-0 Thursday in soggy ... read more >>
Black Women are Taking Care of Business
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent 26 June 2014
Caption: Instead of breaking the glass ceiling, Black women have increasingly started making their own. According to the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan progressive institute, ... read more >>
Yee Leading in Run for State Controller
Written by City News Service 26 June 2014
Caption: State Board of Equalization member Betty Yee holds a 318-vote lead over Assembly Speaker Emeritus John Perez in the see-saw race for the second spot on the November ballot for state controller. ... read more >>
Women of Color Urge Obama to ‘Re-align’ My Brother’s Keeper
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief 26 June 2014
Alice Walker  More than 1,000 women of color – including Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker; actress Rosie Perez; ... read more >>
Written by KAREN MATTHEWS and MARK KENNEDY 12 June 2014
(AP Photo) NEW YORK (AP) — Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora ... read more >>
‘Becoming a Father Changed my Life’
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 12 June 2014
 “Having [my son] saved my life,” young father Jovan told the Sentinel. “As he grows up I just want it to be safe for him. I want him to be safe and get an education.” (photo by Jennifer Bihm) Local ... read more >>
Police: Gunman Kills Student in School Shooting
Written by Associated Press 10 June 2014
Family and friends of Reynolds High School students wait for word of their safety after a shooting at the school. (Associated Press) TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) -- A gunman killed a student at a high ... read more >>
Why were the vast majority of Black media outlets overlooked for Big Tobacco’s apology ads?
Written by McKenzie Jackson CALIFORNIA BLACK MEDIA 05 June 2014
Daniel Ash lit his first cigarette 13 years ago while playing a game of pool in a Jacksonville, N.C. bar.  While the Woodland Hills, Calif. resident is grateful that the young lady who turned him on ... read more >>
The Brotherhood Crusade and West L.A. College Partner to Help College Students
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 June 2014
“We’ve found this model to be a good way to help students make the transition from high school into the community college system,” said Dr. Ray Ivey, EdD, the Brotherhood Crusade’s college ... read more >>
Morehouse Alumni to Hold Annual Fundraiser
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 June 2014
The Greater Los Angeles Morehouse Alumni Association is preparing for its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser. The fundraiser will be held from 9:00am- 12:30am at Antioch Baptist Church - 1535 ... read more >>
Morehouse Alumni to Hold Annual Fundraiser
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 June 2014
The Greater Los Angeles Morehouse Alumni Association is preparing for its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser. The fundraiser will be held from 9:00am- 12:30am at Antioch Baptist Church - 1535 ... read more >>
VOTE: Election Day is June 3!
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 02 June 2014
To vote is not just a right, but also a privilege and in the African American community it is our responsibility to exercise our fundamental rights and make sure that our voices are heard. Since the Voting ... read more >>
Rep. Waters’ Mother Velma Lee Carr Moore Succumbs
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 29 May 2014
Velma Lee Carr Moore, known to everyone as "Madea,"transitioned peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Beauvais Manor Assistant Living, St.Louis, Mo. She was born on December 14, 1916 in Cottonplant, ... read more >>
California Science Center Presents 16th Annual Discovery Ball
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 May 2014
L.A. Sentinel Publisher Danny Bakewell Sr., Raul Anaya and their wives join Science Center State Board Chair Jeff Rudolph at the Science Center’s premiere of “Pompeii.” Amidst the Splendor and ... read more >>
A Grandmother’s Final Goodbye
Written by Nicole Williams, Princess Manasseh, Sentinel Staff Writers 29 May 2014
SELFLESS: Michael Myvett was a father-figure to his siblings, a therapist to autistic children in his occupation and a chaperone many high school students looked up to. (Photo Courtesy of Family) ‘Michael ... read more >>
Lupus Survivor Kimberly Williams to co-host Lupus Fundraiser June 7
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 29 May 2014
Lupus survivor Kimberly Williams didn’t think she would be alive, but she is and will be joining her friend Therese Green and the Lupus Foundation of Southern California at the African American Firefighters ... read more >>
Poet Maya Angelou dies
Written by Associated Press 28 May 2014
(AP photo)   WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Author and poet Maya Angelou, who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has ... read more >>
A Big Day for Percy Pinkney
Written by Allison Arnold Sentinel Contributing Writer 22 May 2014
  (L to R): Councilwoman Myrtle Cole and Percy Pinkney Hundreds of people gathered recently to pay tribute to Percy Pinkney in a multi-city birthday and awards celebration recently. Pinkney, current ... read more >>
CAWS Convention ‘Voyage Into Recovery’ Kicks off in Long Beach
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2014
The 30th annual Cocaine Anonymous World Service Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, CA from May 22 through May 26. The global, world and regional members of Cocaine Anonymous  ... read more >>
Bridge Proposal to Help Pedestrians Avoid Homeless Downtown
Written by City News Service 22 May 2014
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously backed a pedestrian bridge at the Da Vinci apartments in downtown Los Angeles May 16, that would allow its future dwellers to avoid nearby homeless encampments. ... read more >>
Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy
Written by Mohamm ed Saeed and Hamza Hendawi Associated Press 22 May 2014
Outrage growing as doctor gets death sentence for violating Shariah law that forbids women from marrying non-Muslim men A pregnant Sudanese woman who married a Christian man was sentenced to death on ... read more >>
Obama hosts Brown v. Board families, lawyers
Written by Associated Press 22 May 2014
President Barack Obama on Friday, May 16, marked the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision by recommitting to “the long struggle ... read more >>
Counterfeit Bill Overcomes Committee Hurdle
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2014
California State Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton issued the following statement upon passage of BOE-sponsored Assembly Bill 2681 (Dababneh) out of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and ... read more >>
Michael Jace, ‘The Shield’ actor, charged with murder in shooting death of wife
Written by Associated Press 22 May 2014
The 51-year-old actor could face 50 years to life in state prison if convicted. He is being held in lieu of $2 million bail. Prosecutors charged actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer in the ... read more >>