This Week in Black History (December 25-31)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 25 December 2014
(Bo Diddley) December 25 1951- Christmas evening a bomb blast by the Ku Klux Klan killed Florida’s NAACP President Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette. Harry was a civil rights pioneer who was ... read more >>
The True Meaning of Christmas
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 25 December 2014
The holidays are here and most of us will be enjoying the surroundings of family members and close friends. Some believe the holidays is a great time to socialize and receive from others what they’ve ... read more >>
Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton Takes Oath for Third Board Term
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 December 2014
  Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE   /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable   Board Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton being sworn-in to serve his third term by his wife, ... read more >>
Leondra Kruger: California Supreme Court nominee confirmed
Written by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press 25 December 2014
A state panel on Monday confirmed another California Supreme Court appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown — a move that likely tilts the conservative-leaning court further to the left. Leondra Kruger, 38, ... read more >>
It’s a ‘Season of Giving’ for AEG at South Park Elementary School Employees Participate in Corporate Daye of Service in Southland
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 December 2014
As part of AEG’s ‘Season of Giving’ program, the company’s annual initiative designed to raise funds and generate awareness for non-profit organizations, schools and other entities that serve ... read more >>
’Tis the Season for Holiday Safety Messages
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 December 2014
SCE recently partnered with the city of Inglewood to declare a ‘Holiday Electrical Safety Day. “Five-four-three-two-one!” the crowd cheered as a four-story tall Christmas tree was lit up at the ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade: Winter Wonderland/Navidad En El Barrio 2014
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2014
 Brotherhood Crusade brings food, clothes, toys and snow to families & youth in Los Angeles The Brotherhood Crusade in partnership with Holman United Methodist Church had its annual Winter Wonderland/Navidad ... read more >>
Union Bank, KCETLink Seek Nominations for 2015 African American Local Heroes
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2014
As part of its ongoing commitment to cultural diversity and responsible banking, and in celebration of Black History Month, Union Bank has partnered with KCETLink in seeking nominations for outstanding ... read more >>
Gladys Jean Wesson Park: A Park for the Community
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2014
Council President Herb Wesson and his wife Fabian Wesson are joined by students from Virginia Road Elementary School as they unveil the new sign at the Gladys Jean Wesson Park. (Courtesy Photo)  After ... read more >>
Butts Appointed to Powerful MTA Board
Written by Staff and Wire Report 18 December 2014
   The Southwest Corridor Cities subcommittee voted for Inglewood Mayor James Butts to replace Santa Monica Councilmember Pam O’Connor on the very powerful Metropolitan Transportation Board.     The ... read more >>
Bill Cosby Sued for Defamation by Sexual Assault Accuser; D.C. Firm Handling Case
Written by Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 18 December 2014
Bill Cosby, seen here at a recent concert, has been the subject of scurrilous allegations bought by more than two dozen women. His representatives have discussed the possibility of the star breaking ... read more >>
Americans Take to the Street to Protest Police Killings
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 18 December 2014
(Jazelle Hunt/NNPA) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Saturday, thousands Americans across the country registered their objection to police officers not being held accountable after killing unarmed citizens, ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (December 18-24)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 18 December 2014
(Cicely Tyson) December 18 1996- Oakland, California School Board becomes the first in the nation to recognize Black English, also known as Ebonics, as a separate language, not a dialect or slang. December ... read more >>
Borders Blurred by Racism in ICE Department
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 18 December 2014
African American Agents report multiple cases of racism and sexual discrimination by Homeland Security Management.     At a roundtable discussion ICE agents reveal some of the toughest treatments ... read more >>
Black Men Lend Powerful Voice to Police Protest
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assisting Managing Editor 18 December 2014
Weeks of national protest against police brutally sparked by the non-indictments in the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, reached the federal courthouse steps in downtown Los Angeles when more ... read more >>
A Mother’s Plea: Don’t Overlook My Son’s Death
Written by Narene Stokes-James, Special to NNPA 18 December 2014
Narene Stokes-James  Mourns for her son, too. In the midst of the headliners Eric Garner, Michael Brown and now Tamar Rice, the name of Ryan Stokes has not been part of the news or the protests that ... read more >>
Black Officers: White Culture Impairs Policing Blacks
Written by Chloe Herring, Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 18 December 2014
The failed indictments of police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown have unleashed ideas that the Jim Crow era of racism is still disguised in U.S. society. Recent images of hostility ... read more >>
Kerry Washington: On the importance of arts in schools
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 18 December 2014
Emmy nominated actress, Kerry Washington, star of the ABC hit series Scandal, recently visited Warren Lane Elementary School in Inglewood, CA. She is a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (December 11-17)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 11 December 2014
(Sam Cooke) December 11 1964- Legendary singer Sam Cooke died after he demanded entrance into his room at the Hacienda Motel, Los Angeles, where he was staying. After a brief physical struggle, the ... read more >>
House Passes Millender-McDonald Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Recently,  a bill introduced by Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) – H.R. 5687 – to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Market Street in Long Beach, California, ... read more >>
Home Going for Roy Evans
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
The family of Roy Evans would like to announce his home going service. It will take place Thursday December 12, at 11:00 am from 1:00 pm-7:30 pm at Angelus Funeral Home(3740 Don Felipe Drive Los Angeles). ... read more >>
Mitchell takes Oath of Office as 30th District’s new Senator
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Holly J. Mitchell is sworn in as California’s only Black state senator        Courtesy of Senator Mitchell Office                                                  ... read more >>
McKenna Collects Enough Signatures for March 2015 Ballot
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Running unopposed, he seeks a full term to advance the community’s education agenda The Los Angeles City Clerk has confirmed that LAUSD Board Member Dr. George McKenna submitted the required number ... read more >>
VA Honors Waters for Commitment to Women’s Veterans
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) is honored for her work to create the Center for Women Veterans in 1994. She was presented a special recognition by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald (L) ... read more >>
Fast Food Protests Continue in Los Angeles
Written by City News Service 11 December 2014
Fast-food workers and their supporters staged rallies in Los Angeles and across the country last Friday in a continuing campaign for a $15 an hour wage and the right to unionize. Fast-food workers and ... read more >>