After the Dance
Written by Kam Williams 21 May 2015
Jan Gaye After the Dance My Life with Marvin Gaye by Jan Gaye with David Ritz Amistad Hardcover, $25.99 304 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-06-213551-3  Book Review  “After her 17th birthday ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (May 21-27)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 21 May 2015
  May 21 1975- Lowell W. Perry was confirmed as the chairman of the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He was later sworn into office on May 27. May 22   1966- Bill Cosby became the first African ... read more >>
KELLI BERNARD L.A. Deputy Mayor of Economic Development
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 21 May 2015
'Driven to Succeed' Deputy Mayor Kelli Bernard. (Valerie Goodloe)   Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new regime represents a revolution at City Hall with vast innovations of technology in how ... read more >>
For many low-income workers, calling in sick is a luxury
Written by Associated Press By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO 21 May 2015
In this Friday, May 15, 2015 photo, Shannon Henderson poses outside the Wal-Mart store where she works as a part-time customer service representative, in Sacramento, Calif. Henderson is one of an estimated ... read more >>
Inglewood Clerk Yvonne Horton Sworn In By Board of Equalization Chair Jerome E. Horton
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2015
Inglewood Clerk Yvonne Horton being sworn in by her husband Jerome E. Horton, Chair of the Board of Equalization while the Bible is being held by their granddaughter, Sahara Kendal Damiana Horton. The ... read more >>
Lu Vason: Visionary and Producer Succumbs
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender 21 May 2015
Best known for the  Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, founder and producer Lu Vason who grew up in Berkeley, California. He moved to Denver in 1977.   Vason, who lived in Aurora and had just turned ... read more >>
Governor Brown Appoints Gene Hale to International Trade and Investment Advisory Council
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2015
Building on the state’s efforts to help expand international business opportunities for California companies, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently appointed 13 members to the California International ... read more >>
AG Kamala Harris is still a star among Stars
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 21 May 2015
 U.S. Senate Candidate Shines at Convention     There have been moments in American politics such as 2004 when a relatively unknown Illnois Senator Barack Obama delivered the keynote speech at ... read more >>
Dymally File Suit against Carson Mayor
Written by City News Service 21 May 2015
Lynn Dymally The mayor of Carson is being sued for sexual harassment by a former fellow member of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California Board of Directors. Lynn Dymally, daughter of ... read more >>
Former Officer To Sue City, Police Chief
Written by City News Service 21 May 2015
Venson Drake said “unwritten rule” mandated different punishments for Blacks A former LAPD officer is suing the city and Chief Charlie Beck, alleging fellow black officers were punished more severely ... read more >>
Traumatized students sue California district for support
Written by Associated Press 21 May 2015
Students with violent and traumatic pasts sued the Compton Unified School District on Monday, alleging they are legally disabled and the school has failed to meet their educational needs. The lawsuit, ... read more >>
Varying knife laws can confuse across state, local lines
Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press 21 May 2015
In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, left, accompanied by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks during a work meeting at Baltimore City Hall in Baltimore. A few miles ... read more >>
California concerns grow over oilfield operations near water
Written by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press 21 May 2015
  Pat Sullivan/AP Photo California regulators on Monday expanded their list of thousands of state-permitted oil and gas wells where below-ground injections may be contaminating drinking-water reserves. State ... read more >>
Brad Pye III Succumbs; He was the son of sports pioneer Brad Pye Jr.
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 20 May 2015
The son of legendary Black journalism pioneer Brad Pye III has died. Pye III succumbed on May 17, 2015 in Los Angeles. He was 61. He was the son of former Los Angeles Sentinel Sports and Managing Editor ... read more >>
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Looks to Invest More into Police Dept.
Written by City News Service 18 May 2015
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown  visited  The White House last year to discuss his plans for mandatory body cameras for police and will be returning for a follow-up visit next week. Hawthorne Police Department ... read more >>
Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89
Written by Ken Ritter, Associated Press 15 May 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP)- B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (May 14-20)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 14 May 2015
May 14 1969- John B. McLendon Jr. became the first African American coach in the American Basketball Association when he signed a two-year contract with the Denver Rockets, which later became the Denver ... read more >>
Perkins shares ‘The Magic of Mentoring, Pearls of Wisdom’
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor 14 May 2015
  The rewarding benefits of mentoring are shared in the latest book by Barbara A. Perkins, ‘The Magic of Mentoring, Pearls of Wisdom.’  Through the voices of 47 contributing authors, Perkins ... read more >>
Fire Station 34 hosts Fire Service Day
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 14 May 2015
Captain Dwayne Laurent is one of three captains positioned at Station 34. (Amen Oyiboke/LA Sentinel) Fire station 34 located on 7th street in the Jefferson Park area hosted a fire service day on May ... read more >>
Wesson and Garcetti meet with area residents
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
Council President Herb Wesson greets Mayor Garcetti, who hosted a luncheon with residents of from the 10th Council District.     Council President Herb Wesson recently welcomed Mayor Eric Garcetti ... read more >>
Compton’s Micah Ali Elected to CSBA Delegate Assembly
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
  Compton School Board President Micah Ali has been elected to the California School Boards Association’s (CSBA) Delegate Assembly. The Assembly provides policy direction for the CSBA, elect officers ... read more >>
“The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson”
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 14 May 2015
A play written and produced by actor and playwright Ted Lange   On May 15 at the Theatre Theater, history and theatrical buffs will get the opportunity to watch The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson, ... read more >>
Homeless People Living in L.A County Increases
Written by City News Service 14 May 2015
The number of homeless people living in Los Angeles County jumped by 16 percent over the past two years, according to figures released today by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The agency's ... read more >>
Ann Shaw, Trailblazing LA Civic Leader, Passes Away
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor 14 May 2015
Ann Shaw  Ann Shaw, a petite powerhouse who accumulated an impressive series of ‘firsts’ as an African American woman, passed away on May 5.  She was 93 years old and a resident of Lafayette ... read more >>
Written by Danny Bakewell Jr., Executive Publisher 14 May 2015
Councilman Curren Price is fighting to raise the minimum wage, clean up the streets of Los Angeles and make sure that the 9th District gets all they deserve …… and more   Councilman Curren Price ... read more >>