Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
The State of California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has revoked troubled Simpson Family Mortuary in Inglewood after 35 years of funeral and cremation service, effective May 2015. The discovery which ... 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 >>
Holden’s ‘Franchise Bill of Rights’ Scores Big Win in California Assembly Vote (AB 525)
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
  Franchisees in California are one step closer to being treated as the small business owners that they are, and not employees, now that Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill, AB 525, has passed off ... read more >>
Progress on Child Poverty Must Happen this Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
  In response to the Governor’s May Revise, State Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement: “Children should not be forced to live in poverty. The Governor’s ... read more >>
Hundreds Participate in Officer Tommy Scott Memorial 5K/10K Run
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers’ Association President Marshall McClain congratulates LAX Motor Officer Raymond Woods on running the Tommy Scott Memorial 5K/10K in full gear on Sat. May 16. (Photo ... read more >>
AABLI Honors California Endowment, Brotherhood Crusade Leaders
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
(left to right): Robert Ross, M.D., president & CEO of The California Endowment;  Kafi Blumenfield, executive director of Discovery Cube Los Angeles; Virgil Roberts, AABLI co-founder and board chair; ... 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 >>
Poverty War Lost
Written by Dinkinish O'Connor
 Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 22 May 2015
America has 99 problems, and poverty is one. At the National Youth Summit’s war on poverty discussion, experts rapped about poverty’s causes and solutions in a numbers battle. At the discussion’s ... read more >>
Study Finds Deterioration of DNA in Poverty-Stricken Individuals
Written by Ajoya Long Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 22 May 2015
Income and ethnic identity issues among lower and lower-middle class individuals may lead to deterioration of the DNA, according to a new study. According to a study published in the American Sociological ... read more >>
Decoded Fashion Merges Two Industries
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Miami Times 22 May 2015
Keeping up with the tech curve is just as important as keeping up with the fashion code. No one wants to be left behind. On Monday, May 4, eMerge Americas presented the Women, Innovation and Technology ... read more >>
Researchers Find Black Mortality Rates Higher in Racist Locales
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 21 May 2015
A groundbreaking study led by researchers from the University of Maryland College Park’s School of Health found Black mortality rates are much higher in areas with greater levels of racism. The study ... read more >>
Families, Activists Refuse to Forget Lives Lost to Police
Written by Richard B. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 21 May 2015
The tears Tawanda Jones sheds flow freely at times. Her voice breaks a little. But none of it stops her from pressing for justice for her brother, who died during an encounter with police officers, and ... read more >>
Memorial Day: It’s more than just a holiday
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2015
  Most Americans view Memorial Day as an excuse for a long weekend and the perfect kickoff to summertime fun. But for the friends and family members of the soldiers who lost their lives in the armed ... read more >>
Former Model, B. Smith, Seeks Greater Awareness of Alzheimer’s Among Minorities
Written by Ajoya Long Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 21 May 2015
Smith, the first African American woman to appear on the cover of Mademoiselle magazine in 1976, is reaching out to minorities who are battling Alzheimer’s disease. The model, born Barbara Smith, ... read more >>
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 >>