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Blues legend B.B. King honored with Memphis processional
Written by By JOHNNY CLARK, Associated Press 30 May 2015
A hearse carrying the remains of blues musician B.B. King is taken down Beale Street Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. The city of Memphis is saying farewell to blues legend B.B. King with a ... read more >>
6 Baltimore officers charged in death seek to move trial
Written by By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press 30 May 2015
  Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to move their case out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury and ... read more >>
6 Baltimore officers charged in death seek to move trial (2)
Written by By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press 30 May 2015
  Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to move their case out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury and ... read more >>
Feds: No evidence that black man's hanging was homicide
Written by Associated Press 30 May 2015
This undated file photo provided by the Mississippi Department of Corrections shows Otis Byrd. The 54-year-old was found March 19, 2015, hanging by a bed sheet from a branch of a tree behind his rented ... read more >>
Judge defers ruling on probe into handling of Ferguson case
Written by JIM SUHR Associated Press 29 May 2015
A judge on May 29 deferred ruling on a request by activists for an independent probe of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, but he again ... read more >>
Rebates drive grass removal frenzy during California drought
Written by AMY TAXIN Associated Press 29 May 2015
Retired Department of Motor Vehicle customer service representative Raymond Aleman sits with his Chihuahua dogs: Justin and Jason, at his drought resistant garden in the Studio City neighborhood in ... read more >>
Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray
Written by JULIET LINDERMAN Associated Press 29 May 2015
In this May 24, 2015, file photo, police pick up a pair of shoes after a double shooting in Baltimore. Residents in West Baltimore say they’ve been victims of excessive policing in this neighborhood ... read more >>
Chicago police asked to keep racially charged photo sealed
Written by DON BABWIN Associated Press 29 May 2015
This photo, believed to have been taken between 1999 and 2003, provided by the Cook County Court, in Illinois, shows an image of Chicago Police Officers Jerome Finnigan, left, and Timothy McDermott, ... read more >>
Obama: Time left in office 'really concentrates the mind'
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press 29 May 2015
President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks from Air Force One at Miami International Airport, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Miami. The president is attending two Democratic National Committee fundraisers ... read more >>
Poverty Still Major Affliction for Blacks
Written by Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer 28 May 2015
Rep. G.K. Butterfield said Republicans must help Democrats fight poverty in African-American communities. (Courtesy of PBS)   Black America is in a state of emergency, and what’s happened in Baltimore, ... read more >>
City Council Seeks To Put Price On Cost Of Dealing With Aftermath of Riots
Written by Kamau High Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 28 May 2015
The City Council on Monday set a hearing to assess the costs of overtime incurred by the Police Department, Fire Department, and other city agencies during and after the riots earlier this year. Sponsored ... read more >>
Activists Take To Streets As Baltimore Records 100th Homicide of Year
Written by Kamau High, Special to the NPAA 28 May 2015
300 Men March Group and Others Speak & Step-Out Against Continuing Baltimore Violence Rally takes place in the Western district   One day after the 100th homicide in Baltimore was recorded, ... read more >>
Clean Power Plant Affects Black Quality of Life
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist 28 May 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Cheeraz Gormon received an invitation to lobby in Washington on behalf of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan with environmental legal advocacy nonprofit, Earthjustice, ... read more >>
Rep. Maxine Waters Honors the Mothers of Slain Sons
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Event brings together mothers whose sons were slain by police and leaders to address violence in Black community (L-R) Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Lesley ... read more >>
CHP Releases Results of Fed Ex Bus Crash Investigation
Written by City News Service 28 May 2015
The California Highway Patrol released the results last week, of an investigation into a fiery crash between a FedEx truck and a bus carrying dozens of Los Angeles-area high school students to Humboldt ... read more >>
Bass teams up with former foster youth for 4th Annual ‘Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day’
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Los Angeles’ Briana Smith went to Capitol Hill to spend the day with Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif)  for the 4th Annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day." (photo courtesy of Karen Bass’ ... read more >>
Minneapolis officer accused of assault, falsifying reports
Written by Associated Press 23 May 2015
In this March 15, 2007 photo, Minneapolis Police Department Academy graduate Michael Griffin pins his badge onto his uniform during a graduation ceremony in Minneapolis. An indictment Wednesday, May ... read more >>
Hundreds protest Washington police shooting of 2 unarmed men
Written by RACHEL LA CORTE Associated Press 22 May 2015
Hundreds of people protesting a police shooting gather outside of City Hall in Olympia, Wash., on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Police say that two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery ... read more >>
Permanent Michael Brown memorial planned at shooting site
Written by JIM SUHR Associated Press 22 May 2015
Michael Brown Sr. unwraps a plaque remembering his son, Michael Brown, to show volunteers as they remove items left at a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. ... read more >>
Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records
Written by KEN DILANIAN Associated Press 22 May 2015
In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have ... read more >>
Obama tells people of Israel: 'America has its back'
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press 22 May 2015
President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ... read more >>
Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate
Written by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press 22 May 2015
President Barack Obama speaks at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, Monday, May 18, 2015, in Camden, NJ. Obama traveled to Camden, NJ, to visit with local law enforcement, meet with young ... read more >>
Black Leaders Push for Nationwide Police Reform
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 22 May 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the tragic death of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed in Baltimore, Black civic leaders continue to call for wholesale changes in policing and an end to ... read more >>
Myth of the ‘Absent’ Black Dad Refuted
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 22 May 2015
  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than Whites, they are more involved in the lives of their children than Whites and Hispanics, ... read more >>
Prepping for Pregnancy to Avoid Complications
Written by Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 22 May 2015
Even before a woman decides to become pregnant, a thorough health assessment should be undertaken. This should determine how well she can manage a pregnancy as underlying health concerns may be negatively ... read more >>

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Mon Jun 1 8:00AM -
Art Exhibition
Sat Jun 6 9:00AM -
Berean's Women's Ministries Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Sun Jun 7 9:00AM -
Berean's Women's Ministries Weekend
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash