Friday, October 24, 2014
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Sebastian Ridley-Thomas introduces new fuel legislation
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 27 February 2014
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has introduced, AB 1907, a bill that would regulate the retail sale of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuels for use in cars ... read more >>
Holden Introduces Bill to Make Sure President Obama is Recognized in California Textbooks
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 27 February 2014
  President Barack Obama will take his rightful place in California textbooks under legislation proposed by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena).  AB 1912, the President Barack Obama Curriculum ... read more >>
Assemblymember Hall Introduces Legislation to Ban Sale of Confederate Flag on California State Property
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 February 2014
  Confederate memorabilia being sold at the State Capitol gift shop (Sentinel file photo) Assemblymember  Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) recently introduced AB 2444, which would prohibit ... read more >>
New Senior Housing Community Coming to the Heart of Compton
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 February 2014
 Officials celebrate the groundbreaking of The Metro @ Compton Development Provides 75 One- and Two-Bedroom Units and Services to Encourage Healthy and Independent Living Officials from the Community ... read more >>
The James Irvine Foundation Announces its 2014 Leadership Award Recipients
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 February 2014
Charisse Bremond Weaver and George Weaver (File Photo)  Leaders  who work in healthcare, literacy, higher education and crime reduction, will receive $125,000 for their programs and additional support ... read more >>
The 49th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Min. Malcolm X Commemorated
Written by Chimbuko Tembo Special to the Sentinel 27 February 2014
From left to right: Tiamoyo Karenga, Dr. Maulana Karenga, Ilyasah Shabazz, Chimbuko  Tembo, Tulivu Jadi. (Photo Credit: AACC Archives) The African American Cultural Center (Us) hosted a community ... read more >>
Langston Celebrates Legal Eagles at Loyola Law School
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor, Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 February 2014
Danny Bakewell Sr. who moderated the Langston Bar Association’s African American Leadership seminar on February 21, is joined here by the panelist (l-r) U.S. District Attorney Andre Birotte, Los Angeles ... read more >>
Sharpton Headlines a ‘Day of Action’ on ‘AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue’
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor 27 February 2014
DAY OF ACTION PARTNERS – (L-R) Rev. James M. Lawson, Gabriel Maldonaldo, Michael Weinstein, Claudia Spears, Dominique DiPrima, Hydeia Broadbent, Samantha Granberry and Holman UMC Pastor Kelvin Sauls. ... read more >>
First Woman AG Kamala Harris Aims to Save Children
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 27 February 2014
  FIGHTING FOR OUR KIDS: Attorney General Kamala Harris has dug her heels into elementary truancy and commissioned a study in 2013: “In School on Track” that reveals why it is the number one concern ... read more >>
Senator Wright takes leave from Senate
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 27 February 2014
State Senator Roderick Wright has been granted an indefinite leave of absence from the California State Senate to deal with pending legal matters, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg announced Tuesday. Wright, ... read more >>
Charles R. Drew University is the Good that Came After the Ugly
Written by Jennifer Bihm, jennifer@lasentinel.net 20 February 2014
Students appreciate the learning environment at Charles Drew University. Photo courtesy of cdrewu.edu After the smoke cleared in Watts in 1965, the major question was what could be done so nothing like ... read more >>
The Gift of Education: Photographer Michael Christopher uses his skills to give back in more ways than one
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Contributing Writerprincess@lasentinel.net 20 February 2014
Veteran photographer Michael Christopher has made it his mission to help children in poor countries focus on school, and educate people on Black history in the process (Photo Courtesy of Christopher) For ... read more >>
Crenshaw’s Renowned Choir Instructor Remains in LAUSD ‘Teacher Jail’
Written by Kenneth D. MillerAssistant Managing Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 20 February 2014
REPRIMANDED LEGEND- Crenshaw High’s renowned choir director Iris Stevenson has been reprimanded as the educator for flying students to perform in France and to sing for President Barack Obama without ... read more >>
School on Wheels Continues to Make a Difference
Written by Nicole Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer nicolew@lasentinel.net 20 February 2014
The non-profit works to make the Internet safer for children With the Internet becoming the main information gateway across generations, it leaves a loophole for exposure to our children. Tuesday, ... read more >>
Holder Endorses Voting Rights for Returning Citizens
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 20 February 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that laws prohibiting returning citizens from voting even after they serve their sentences are wrong. “By perpetuating the ... read more >>
MAN CHARGED IN TEEN DEATH SAYS HE SHOT TO SCARE
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
DIDN’T SHOOT TO KILL--In this photo provided by the Pulaski County, Ark., Sheriff is of Willie Noble, 48, of Little Rock, who is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old ... read more >>
Man Charged with Fatal Motel Stabbing
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
A Los Angeles man has been charged with the stabbing of a man found dead in a motel room in January, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.  Oscar Richmond Bridges, 54 (dob 6/29/59), ... read more >>
Ex Governors Support Death Penalty Reform
Written by Xavier Higgs Sentinel Contributing Writer 20 February 2014
CA former governors George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson and Gray Davis (Photo by Xavier Higgs for Sentinel) Three former governors, two Republicans and one Democrat, have put aside their differences to ... read more >>
Ole Miss Alumni Offer Reward For Info On Noose On Statue
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
The statue of James Meredith on the campus of University of Mississippi. (AP photo) The FBI on Tuesday February 18 was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi ... read more >>
Jordan Davis Killer Convicted of Attempted Murder
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
Denise Hunt tears up as she finds out the jury is deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge for Michael Dunn outside of the Duval County Courthouse as jury deliberations enter the fourth day on Saturday, ... read more >>
‘Taste of Soul’ Spices-up Soul Food Movie Premiere
Written by Edward Rice, III Sentinel Contributing Writer 20 February 2014
THE SWEETNESS OF SOUL: Daria LeSassier of LaSassier Catering, Bakewell Company Chief Operating Officer Pamela Bakewell, Senior Vice President of FOX Audience Strategy Nicole Bernard and actress Vanessa ... read more >>
Young, Gifted & Black Series: 4 Year-Old’s IQ in the Top 1 Percent of the World’s Population
Written by Taki S. Raton Special to the NNPA from The Milwaukee Courier 20 February 2014
Anala Beevers What young person do you know under the age of five who never leaves home without a map of America in their book bag; who would rather learn how to count to ten in Spanish over memorizing ... read more >>
USC’s Center of Black Cultural and Student Affairs has always embraced the Black Student Body
Written by Shonassee Shaver 20 February 2014
A Day in the life at CBCSA headquarters. Photo Courtesy of CBCSA In order for a college student to thrive, he or she needs a place to call home, a place where he can feel valued and important. The ... read more >>
LA City Council drops sidewalk repair fees
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 20 February 2014
The Los Angeles City Council recently unanimously supported Councilman Buscaino’s motion to eliminate the city's fees associated with sidewalk reconstruction undertaken by property owners. Before this ... read more >>
Financial Marketplace Pressed to be More Inclusive
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 20 February 2014
NEW YORK (NNPA) – After people of color were excluded last year from the two largest bond issuance deals in history –Verizon Communications, which sold $49 billion of debt, and Apple, Inc., which sold ... read more >>

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