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Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Over 1,300 Apprentices Placed Into Jobs
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 January 2009
In the past two years, Mayor's Community and Faith-based Construction Initiative has made inroads in construction industry for African-American workers Addressing more than 100 pastors, community ... read more >>
Obama-Calderon talks to focus on Mexican drug war
Written by Associated Press 15 January 2009
With violence spilling over the Mexican border into the U.S., President Felipe Calderon should have little trouble securing support for his battle against drugs when he meets U.S. President-elect Barack ... read more >>
Switch from Analog to Digital-Only TV Impacts Less Fortunate
Written by Dorothy Rowley (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 15 January 2009
For people who rely on "rabbit ears" or antennas to watch their favorite TV programs, time is running out-particularly in communities of color and for people living on fixed incomes as they ... read more >>
Somali pirate's body washes ashore with $153,000
Written by Mohamed Olad Hassan (Associated Press) 15 January 2009
The body of a Somali pirate who drowned just after receiving a huge ransom washed onshore with $153,000 in cash, a resident said Sunday, as the spokesman for another group of pirates promised to soon ... read more >>
Violent Protest Follows Oakland, Calif. Police Shooting
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Crusader 15 January 2009
A protest over the fatal shooting by a BART police officer of an unarmed Black man mushroomed into several hours of violence Jan. 7 as demonstrators smashed storefronts and cars, set several cars ablaze ... read more >>
The 1963 March on Washington
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 January 2009
"There Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I-Have-A-Dream" Speech" The 1963 March on Washington drew a crowd of over 250,000 people and it heralded the height of the ... read more >>
Lawmaker is First African American Woman to Serve on Defense Subcommittee
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2009
Congresswoman Kilpatrick to Serve on Influential Subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee during Historic 111th Congress Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI-13) secured membership ... read more >>
Local Scholar on Her Way to Historical Inauguration
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 January 2009
If you ever come across 13-year-old Hassani Scott, you might not want to get into a political debate with her because she might make you feel like the 13 year old. The 8th grader from Cross Roads ... read more >>
Roland Burris, the Next Senator?
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 January 2009
Despite the brouhaha surrounding his appointment, it seems that Burris will become the junior senator from Illinois. Roland Burris is the former attorney general of the state of Illinois and he ... read more >>
The Ball is Always in His Legal Hands
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 January 2009
Attorney Robert Ball is one of South Los Angeles' finest. The USC Law graduate is a product of Verbum Dei High School and Cal State Dominguez Hills. He now resides in Beverly Hills, where he ... read more >>
How We Celebrate King's Legacy
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 15 January 2009
One of the most historically significant inaugurations in the United States will take place January 20 and those not lucky enough to make it to Washington have planned their own backyard celebrations. ... read more >>
The Fight for Civil Rights Still Going Strong
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 January 2009
The March on Washington in 1963 ushered in a massive explosion of fundamental changes in the structure of society in America.  Have the gains been sustained? After Dr. Martin Luther King ... read more >>
SCLC Carries Torch with Week-long Events
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 15 January 2009
On the second day of the kick-off of King Week 2009, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the SCLC Dream Foundation sponsored the annual Multi-Faith Prayer ... read more >>
Gang Plan Presented to Supervisors
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
 A much-delayed, proposed countywide plan to deal with gang violence was presented to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The plan's strategy is to bring together regional agencies to suppress ... read more >>
Local Woman Driven to Make Kids Happy During Holidays
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 08 January 2009
Marilyn K. Dorlac's 5th Annual Christmas Annual Toy Drive, and Fundraiser For the Needy Children was huge success It was evident during the recent holiday season that Marilyn Dorlac is someone with ... read more >>
Supporters rally behind Blagojevich pick, Burris
Written by By Rupa Shenoy (Associated Press) 08 January 2009
Just days before a high-stakes showdown in the nation's capital, the man selected to take President-elect Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat sought spiritual and political support on Sunday ... read more >>
'Barack the Magic Negro' CD Stirs Controversy
Written by James Wright (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 08 January 2009
A candidate for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee is drawing fire for distributing a CD to members that features a song called "Barack the Magic Negro." The story broke Dec. ... read more >>
Police Say 'Jena Six' Teen, Mychal Bell, Shot Himself
Written by James Wright (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 08 January 2009
Mychal Bell, a teen convicted in the "Jena Six" beating case shot himself in the chest with a .22 caliber firearm and was taken to a hospital in Monroe, La., on Dec. 29, according to the police.Monroe ... read more >>
Exposition Park Resident Oldest Person in the World
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
As 114-year-old Los Angeles woman is today the oldest person in the world. Gertrude Baines, a resident of a nursing home near Exposition Park, assumed that title when a 115-year-old woman in Portugal died ... read more >>
Six Killings Mark L.A. County's First of New Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
At least six people were killed in Los Angeles County in the first 12 hours of the new year--five shot and one stabbed, police said. Vannaly Tim, 24, and her boyfriend, Sarith Em, 25, were shot outside ... read more >>
SCLC King Week Kicks Off with Town Hall on Racial Profiling
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 January 2009
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of greater Los Angeles kicked off King Week 2009 earlier this week with a town hall forum on LAPD racial profiling, and will end the weeks worth of events ... read more >>
The Obamas Go To Washington
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 08 January 2009
"I choked up a little bit leaving the house today," President elect Barack Obama told reporters earlier this week as he and his family left Chicago to take up residence in the White House. "What ... read more >>
The Ambassadors
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
"They represent(ed) the United States throughout the world" United States ambassadors are high-ranking accredited diplomats who serve as the official representative of the U.S. to foreign ... read more >>
TV News Icon Furnell Chatman Retires After 35 Years
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
He has been the weekend news anchor and a fixture at Channel Four news for three decades; now he is about to make his own news retiring to the Big Easy. Furnell Chatman has made reporting the news ... read more >>
Michigan's 1st Black Mayor Robert Blackwell Succumbs
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
Robert Blackwell, he did it his way "An athlete, scholar, soldier, diplomat, father and first Black Mayor of Highland Park" By all accounts, the city of Highland Park, Michigan is not ... read more >>

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