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Supreme Court Dodges Affirmative Action Decision
Written by Brionna Lewis, Sentinel Intern 25 June 2013
(AP Photo)   Monday, by a 7-1 vote the Supreme Court decided to send the University of Texas’s race-conscious admissions plan back to the lower courts (that had sided with the university) stating ... read more >>
Trayvon Martin Trial Looms Large
Written by Barrington M. Salmon Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 24 June 2013
    For more than a month after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla., hundreds of thousands of angry protestors across the United States and in cities around the world, ... read more >>
South Africa leader: Mandela 'asleep' during visit
Written by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Associated Press 24 June 2013
In this Wednesday, July 18, 2012 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his 94th birthday with family in Qunu, South Africa. Nelson Mandela's health has deteriorated ... read more >>
Deen says she used slur but doesn't tolerate hate
Written by RUSS BYNUM Associated Press 20 June 2013
This Jan. 17, 2012 file photo shows celebrity chef Paula Deen posing for a portrait in New York. Deen says she has used racial slurs in the past but insists she and her brother, who are accused of racial ... read more >>
Affirmative action ruling contest: race vs. class
Written by JUSTIN POPE Associated Press 20 June 2013
In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, students walk through the University of Texas at Austin campus in Austin, Texas. This giant flagship campus - once slow to integrate - is now among the most ... read more >>
Men wrongly convicted or arrested on bite evidence
Written by AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press 20 June 2013
In this Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 file photo shows Levon Brooks, left, hugging a friend, moments after a circuit court judge released him pending a new trial for the murder of a child in Macon, Miss. Brooks ... read more >>
Rediscovering History for the First Time: Historian Rev. Dr. Samson “Skip” Alexander Reveals Historical Image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Funeral
Written by Shonassee Shaver 20 June 2013
New Orleans civil rights advocate, Rev. Samson “Skip” Alexander is a legend among the many leaders who have helped affect social change. Samson was a close friend of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, ... read more >>
Criminal Justice Leaders Harris, Birotte, Brown and Lacey Honored
Written by Xavier Higgs, Sentinel Contributing Writer, 20 June 2013
U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte (left to right), California Attorney General Kamala Harris and L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey (Sentinel File Photo)  The Black Prosecutors Association of Los Angeles ... read more >>
Budget office view boosts Senate immigration bill
Written by ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO | Associated Press 19 June 2013
People shout out against the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act in the hall outside the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The committee in the ... read more >>
Booker Makes Senate Candidacy Official
Written by Charles D. Ellison Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune 15 June 2013
Newark Mayor Cory Booker delivers the main address during Class Day for Yale seniors at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) The sudden death of New Jersey’s ... read more >>
African Americans Disproportionately Affected by Disasters
Written by Stacy M. Brown
 Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 15 June 2013
  Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, causing billions of dollars of damage and a death toll in the thousands. (Photo courtesy of Dan Anderson) The tornado which devastated ... read more >>
Fast Food Proximity Harmful to Minority Kids, Says Study
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Winston-Salem Chronicle 14 June 2013
When their schools are near fast-food restaurants, black and Hispanic adolescents are more likely to be overweight and receive less benefit from exercise than Asian or white students, according to a ... read more >>
Monument to Michelle Obama ancestor toppled in Ga.
Written by Associated Press 14 June 2013
In this image taken from video provided by WSB-TV, people stand near the location of a knocked-over monument dedicated to Melvinia Shields, the great-great-great grandmother of first lady Michelle Obama, ... read more >>
A Fathers Reflection:One on One with Tracy Martin, father of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin
Written by Charlene Muhammad Sentinel Contributing Writer 14 June 2013
File Photo: Tracy Martin shares an affectionate moment with his son the late Trayvon Martin, whose killer George Zimmerman went on trial this month The trial of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watchman ... read more >>
Honoring Thy Father Byron K. Reed Heeds to His Calling Of Caring and Sharing Gods Gift of Giving
Written by KENNETH MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 14 June 2013
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Body of Missing Teacher found in Bayou
Written by Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer 14 June 2013
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Obama exhorts Congress to act on immigration
Written by ERICA WERNER | Associated Press 11 June 2013
In this March 12, 2013 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two votes scheduled for Tuesday afternoon June 11, 2012 were on procedural measures to officially ... read more >>
Mandela daughters visit ill father in hospital
Written by JASON STRAZIUSO | Associated Press 11 June 2013
Tourists visit a temporary exhibit on Nelson Mandela at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg Tuesday June 11, 2013. Former South African President Nelson Mandela is spending a fourth day in a hospital, ... read more >>
Grandmother says she watched officer shoot girl, 7
Written by COREY WILLIAMS | Associated Press 11 June 2013
Detroit Police officer Joseph Weekley, left, and his attorney Steve Fishman confer during a break in the proceedings at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Weekley is ... read more >>
Obama names Rice as national security adviser
Written by JULIE PACE | Associated Press 05 June 2013
President Barack Obama stands with UN Ambassador Susan Rice, his choice to be his next National Security Adviser, right, current National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, who is resigning, second from right, ... read more >>
Police can collect DNA from arrestees, court says
Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND | Associated Press 03 June 2013
This photo taken in April 2009, provided by the Salisbury, Md., Police Department, shows Alonzo Jay King Jr. A narrowly divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that police can collect DNA from people arrested ... read more >>
Obama calls for end to mental illness stigma
Written by NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press 03 June 2013
President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan listen as Janelle Montano shares her story of dealing with mental health issues during opening of the White House mental health conference, ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Votes NO on GOP Bill That Would Make College More Expensive
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 31 May 2013
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement after House Republicans pushed a bill to increase the cost of a college education: "The U.S. House of Representatives was divided ... read more >>
Foster Youth Shadow Congress for a Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 May 2013
  Congresswoman Bass, Chair and Co- Founder of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth meets with foster youth Marcy Valenzuela in Washington.  Congresswoman Bass addresses foster youth and Members ... read more >>
Dishwasher Turned Hero': Charles Ramsey Statue Unveiled
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 30 May 2013
Charles Ramsey (Sentinel file Photo) Charles Ramsey statue (Sentinel File Photo) On May 24, 2013, Charles Ramsey was present at an event to meet the public when a statue of him was unveiled. The ... read more >>

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Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash