Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts
Written by Freddie Allen, Senior Washington Correspondent 19 February 2015
African Americans account for 25 percent of the 12 million jail admissions every year. (Wikimedia Commons)     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused ... read more >>
‘Songs in the Key of Tribute’ – a star studded list of performers came out to honor Stevie Wonder for his Grammy special.
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 19 February 2015
 In this Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 file photo, Stevie Wonder, sitting at piano at bottom center, is joined by guest performers, including Jennifer Hudson, from right, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and others, ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Feb.19-25)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 19 February 2015
(John Singleton) Feb. 19 1992- Filmmaker John Singleton became the first African American director to be nominated for an Academy Award in categories for Best Director and Best Screenplay for his first ... read more >>
Wal-Mart driver appeals in bid to delay Morgan crash suit
Written by Associated Press 19 February 2015
  Tracy Morgan (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File) A Wal-Mart driver involved in a highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has asked a judge to reconsider ... read more >>
FCC Chairman Proposes Making Internet a Public Utility
Written by Zenitha Prince contributing writer 13 February 2015
  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed new rules for protecting the open Internet which will be voted on at the FCC’s Feb. 26 open meeting. The new regulation would ... read more >>
Community Celebrates Swearing-In of California State Assemblymember Mike Gipson
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 February 2015
 African elders bless new leadership for the 64th Assembly District. Mike Gipson, newly elected California Assemblymember for the 64th District was sworn-in at a public community ceremony at California ... read more >>
MTA Joint Effort Offers Crenshaw Businesses Vital Support
Written by Brian W. Carter, Staff Writer 12 February 2015
Metro’s Business Solution Center will offer local businesses a place of support and information. L.A. Urban League Nolan V. Rollins President & CEO, Inglewood Mayor & Metro Board member James ... read more >>
The Dynamic History of Blacks $1 Trillion Buying Power
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 12 February 2015
Foundation of Our Economic Progress Rooted in Los Angeles In 2012 Nielsen conducted a study that concluded that Blacks buying power would reach $1trillion by 2015 and as we Celebrate Black History Month, ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Feb.12-18)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 12 February 2015
(Toni Morrison) Feb. 12 1971- African American owned North Milwaukee State Bank was opened. Feb. 13 1970- The New York Stock Exchange admitted its first African American member, Joseph Searles III. Feb. ... read more >>
Nigeria postpones elections to March 28, cites uprising
Written by Associated Press By BASHIR ADIGUN and MICHELLE FAUL 12 February 2015
Protestors hold banners during a protest in Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, against the possible postponement of the Nigerian elections. Civil rights groups staged a small protest Saturday against ... read more >>
AAFCA Awards Honors Black Films, Uplifts the Community
Written by Danielle Cralle, contributing writer 12 February 2015
Celebrities and executives gathered to celebrate the best in film.  On Thursday, February 5 leading actors, producers, filmmakers and screenwriters gathered at the African American Film Critics Association ... read more >>
Russell Simmons & 500 LA Youth “Keep the Peace” Pledge
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 February 2015
Event Part of National RushCard Initiative to Promote Peace & Reduce Violence in Major Cities Across U.S.   Recently, Russell Simmons was on hand as 500 Los Angeles students at Susan Miller Dorsey ... read more >>
Redevelopment Coming to Vermont Ave.
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 February 2015
The Community Development Commission has been selected to oversee new developments on a busy stretch of Vermont Avenue in Koreatown, helping to usher in a new era of business friendly neighborhood improvements ... read more >>
Legislature Recognizes Watts Area Pastor during Black History Month
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 February 2015
In concurrence with Black History Month, Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Carson) recognized Pastor Reginald Pope, Minister of the Watts area Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, for his outstanding contributions ... read more >>
UCLA to honor alumni who fought segregation as Freedom Riders
Written by Eric Greene, Special to the Sentinel 12 February 2015
Robert Singleton was an African-American soldier in basic training in Augusta, Georgia, when he was ordered by a white driver to go to the back of a nearly empty public bus. “I was being trained to ... read more >>
Wesson’s Reelection Kickoff Draws Hundreds of Supporters
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 February 2015
Council President Herb Wesson & District Attorney Jackie Lacey It was like a huge block party with popcorn, hotdogs and ice cream, where Council President Herb Wesson kicked off his 2015 reelection ... read more >>
Assembly Majority Leader Holden Honors Pasadena’s Joan Williams
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 February 2015
Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden, Minority Leader Kristen Olsen, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Joan Williams – AD 41 honoree, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, State Senator Isadore Hall.  Photo ... read more >>
Branton Jr. Library Dedication to Take Place at Rosa Parks Villas
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 February 2015
  This 1972 file photo shows attorney Leo A. Branton Jr., who successfully defended radical Angela Davis in a sensational murder case. He died at age 91. (Robert W. Klein/AP)  Ward Economic Development ... read more >>
Carson Mayor Insults Blacks on College Campus
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 12 February 2015
Jim Dear injects his personal agenda into Gipson ceremony In what was supposed to be a ceremonial swearing-in for Assembly member Mike Gipson last Saturday Feb. 7 at Cal State Dominguez Hills, veteran ... read more >>
THE MARCH—February 21,2015
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assisting Managing Editor 12 February 2015
Yolanda ‘Yo-Yo’ Whitaker Urges Entertainers’ Participation in Unity March. The former childhood superstar and female rap icon advocates for peace  Yolanda ‘Yo-Yo’ Whitaker is shown here with ... read more >>
Building Los Angeles: First Black Mayor Tom Bradley and the ‘Impossible Dream’
Written by Nicole Williams, Staff Writer 05 February 2015
From the Los Angeles Skyline to MTA Transit System, Bradley Made Visions Reality The first Black mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley is pivotal in the vibrant Los Angeles we see today due to his tireless ... read more >>
West Basin Welcomes New Board Members; Elects Officers for 2015
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2015
Director and Board President Gloria D. Gray being sworn in by City of Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Jr. surrounded by her family. (courtesy photo)     West Basin recently welcomed two new board ... read more >>
Leaders, community members gather at city hall in support of raising the wage
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
On Friday, January 30 a group of minimum wage workers, community members and activists gathered at City Hall to urge Los Angeles City Council members to raise the minimum wage to $15.25 an hour. The ... read more >>
Hundreds gather for State Senator’s swearing in on Saturday
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
On Saturday, January 31, a large crowd of community members, friends and politicians gathered in Compton to celebrate the swearing in of Sen. Isadore Hall, III (D-Compton). The ceremony, which was held ... read more >>
Mae Jemison Speaks at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
(Troy Tieuel) With the opening of Black History Month this past February 1, one of America’s living legends, astronaut and medical doctor Dr. Mae Jemison, made a special appearance at Forest Lawn, ... read more >>

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