Baby Recovers from HIV Infection
Written by City News Service 13 March 2014
Highly aggressive three-drug treatment gets rid of virus 30 hours after birth   A baby born with HIV at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach nine months ago immediately received highly ... read more >>
King daughter asks brothers to reconsider MLK sale
Written by KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press 13 March 2014
Bernice King on Thursday  March 6 urged her brothers to search their consciences and reconsider their plan to sell the civil rights icon's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.    The daughter of Martin ... read more >>
Giggles, Smiles and Joy Abound as LAUSD Girls Choose Prom Gowns
Written by Nicole Williams 12 March 2014
The Los Angeles Unified School District partnered again with Operation School Bell for the annual free prom dress extravaganza. This year, 56 girls from 17 schools picked their dream dresses, along ... read more >>
Obama Appoints Urban League’s Morial to Financial Advisory Council
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 06 March 2014
National Urban League President Marc H. Morial Obama Appoints Urban League’s Morial to Financial Advisory Council President Obama appointed Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, to ... read more >>
L.A. Council Bans E-Cigarette `Vaping' at Bars, Clubs, Restaurants and Some Public Places
Written by ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service 06 March 2014
Electronic cigarette resembling a tobacco cigarette - The Los Angeles City Council moved to ban e- cigarette use, often called ``vaping,'' inside bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public areas ... read more >>
Hawthorne's Mayor Chris Brown will Do Lateral Recruit to Strengthen Police Force and will Address Diversity Concerns
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 06 March 2014
    After meeting with Hawthorne's Police Chief Bob Fager and the HPOA (Hawthorne Police Officer Association) last week, the newly elected Mayor came up with an idea to address his Officers concerns ... read more >>
Cedars-Sinai Presents Stem Cell Program and Essay Contest for High School Students
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
(Photo courtesy of All high school students – essayists or not – and parents and teachers are invited to the March 11 program, “Introduction to the World of Stem Cells,” from ... read more >>
U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx to Keynote GLAAACC Dinner
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
Gene Hale, Chairman of GLAAACC US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Gene Hale, Chairman of GLAAACC, said the White House has confirmed to him that  US Secretary of Transportation Anthony ... read more >>
NAACP Mourns Passing of Jackson Mayor
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 06 March 2014
Chokwe Lumumba (Courtesy photo) NAACP interim President and CEO Lorraine C. Miller joined civil and political leaders across the country in mourning the death of Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. Lumumba, ... read more >>
Wesson and Council Move to Protect West Adams Residents
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
Council President Herb Wesson and the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance suspending the use of the controversial drilling technique of hydraulic ... read more >>
Lonnie Bunkley’s Book Chronicles African American’s Journey to Freedom
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
Danny J. Bakewell, Sr, Publisher Los Angeles Sentinel, Lonnie Bunkley Author and Rev. Kelvin Sauls,Pastor, Holman United Methodist Church In Journey to Freedom--which traces eight generations of the ... read more >>
Community Rallies Around George McKenna for L.A. School Board
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
Dr. George McKenna (right) welcomes Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters (left)  to his school board campaign’s headquarters in Leimert Park Saturday, March 1, 2014 (Photo credit: Courtesy of George ... read more >>
Strength and Passion Guides BOA Executive Gail Lannoy
Written by Xavier Higgs Sentinel Contributing Writer 06 March 2014
Gail Lannoy is a wife and mother at home and women advocate in community Gail Lannoy, Community Development Banking West Region Market Executive, Bank of America Los Angeles catapulted her profile ... read more >>
Trojan Couple Endows Scholarship for Future Principals
Written by Barbara Goen 06 March 2014
Carlton (PhD ’87) and Eloise (BA ’64) Blanton (Photo/Kathy Christie) Eloise (BA ’64) and Carlton (PhD ’87) Blanton love to share memories – with many details and specifics –of the principals ... read more >>
BLSA Honors Giant Attorney Robert H. McNeill Jr.
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 06 March 2014
OUSTANDING ALUMNI: Robert H. McNeill Jr. receives the Black Law Students Association Outstanding Alumni Award from BLSA co-presidents, Shonnie Harris and Davetta Selma on Feb. 27 at Southwestern Law ... read more >>
Leimert Planning Initiative Wants 20/20 Vision with Media
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer 06 March 2014
The Leimert Park Village Initiative held a panel to facilitate a better network between the community and local media outlets. On Monday, March 3, the Leimert Park Village 20/20 Vision Planning Initiative ... read more >>
Fisk Jubilee Singers Perform at First AME
Written by Staff and Wire Report 06 March 2014
The internationally renowned Fisk University Jubilee Singers perform to a crowd of about 1000 at First AME Church in Los Angeles   The internationally renowned Fisk University Jubilee singers stopped ... read more >>
Black History Month Finds African-Americans' Optimism on the Rise
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
MassMutual Study Reveals Positive Steps to Help Overcome Remaining Financial Challenges    As the country wrapped up Black History Month celebrations, a recently released study showed that African-Americans ... read more >>
Sharpton Talks about the Struggle Today
Written by LaGloria Wheatfall Houston Defender 06 March 2014
Al Sharpton    HOUSTON – Al Sharpton said the assault on voting rights continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing African-Americans today.   Sharpton made the comments during a trip ... read more >>
Mandela Honored in London
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 06 March 2014
Daughter of South African leader Nelson Mandela, Zindzi, poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the royal film premier of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in central London. British ... read more >>
Fashion Industry Pioneer and Newspaper Publisher Is Remembered As Trailblazer
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
Ophelia DeVore Dr. Ophelia DeVore Mitchell Dies at Age 93 Dr. Ophelia DeVore (Mitchell) died peacefully on Friday, February 28, 2014. She was 92. Known for her pioneer efforts in the ... read more >>
The 311th ESC celebrates Black History Month
Written by 1st Lt. Fernando Ochoa 06 March 2014
Michelle Cruz, Yellow Ribbon administrative assistant, and Veronica L. Blackmon, Department of the Army supervisory staff operations and training officer, attended an observance for African-American/Black ... read more >>
Obesity Rates on the Decline Among Young Children
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined First Lady Michelle Obama in Des Moines, IA, to kick off a nationwide tour celebrating the second anniversary of "Let’s Move!" They were joined by fitness ... read more >>
Governor Brown Warns against Legalized Marijuana
Written by City News Service 06 March 2014
Different strains of pot are displayed for sale Dec. 27, 2013, at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver. Medicine Man was among the first batch of Denver businesses to receive a license allowing ... read more >>
Black and Brown Inmates Herded into Private Prisons
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 06 March 2014
Orleans Parish Prison in New Orleans (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same ... read more >>