Increased Black Home Ownership Would Slice Wealth Gap
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 19 March 2015
  Researchers studying the affects of public policy on the racial wealth gap estimated that the median wealth of Black households would rise 451 percent if Blacks owned homes at the same rates as Whites. “With ... read more >>
One woman saving L.A. schools, one charter at a time
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 19 March 2015
Dr. Jeanette Grattan Parker Hailing from the projects of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Jeanette Grattan Parker moved to California shortly after high school. After years of hard work, she found herself in ... read more >>
June Ambrose & Johnetta Boone
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 19 March 2015
The acclaimed fashion stylist and costume designer conclude their national tour celebrating the evolution of fashion at the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Macy’s. Fashion enthusiasts hung on to every word of ... read more >>
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Launches Re-Election Campaign
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2015
“We’ve accomplished a lot but there’s still more to do” Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown today announced that he will seek re-election as the City’s mayor in November.  Brown made national news ... read more >>
Inglewood Mayor Cautions Residents About Petitions
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 19 March 2015
(courtesy photo) Now that AEG has eliminated itself from the prospects of landing an NFL team by abandoning its plans last week, and with both the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are currently ... read more >>
Loretta Lynch Vote Delayed: African American Leaders Outraged
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing writer 19 March 2015
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) On Tuesday morning, a group of influential African American leaders held a telephone ... read more >>
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Delivers State of the City Address
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2015
 Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown delivers State of the City address to a standing room only audience on May 13, 2015. (courtesy photo) On Fri. Mar. 13, Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown delivered the city’s ... read more >>
Fight For $15: A Caregiver’s Plight
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 19 March 2015
A group of workers gather to fight to raise the wage. (Photo Credit SEIU-ULTCW) Everyday, Felicia Slumkoski –Barnes gets up at 4:45am to begin her day. First, she cares for Desmond, her 25 year ... read more >>
Farewell LAPD’s Captain III Paul Snell
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2015
(Captain III Paul A. Snell) Captain III Paul A. Snell, area commanding officer, Southwest Area is retiring after 30 years and 6 months of dedicated service to the Los Angeles Police Department including ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (March 19-25)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 19 March 2015
(Rosetta Tharpe) March 19 1939- Langston Hughes founded the New Negro Theater in Los Angeles, California. Hughes produced his plays “Trouble Island,” “Angela Herndon Jones,” and “Don’t ... read more >>
Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation Bi-Annual Blood Drive
Written by Amen Oyiboke Staff Writer; Danielle Cralle Contributing Writer 19 March 2015
Donors from all over Los Angeles gather to give the gift of life Bank of America Volunteers and Pamela Bakewell. (courtesy photo) Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation (SCFF) successfully hosted a ... read more >>
Panel moves toward vote on attorney general pick
Written by Erica Werner, Associated Press 13 March 2015
Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation's next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama's immigration ... read more >>
Jones-Sawyer Appointed Chair of Select Committee on the Status of BMOC
Written by Sentinel News Service, 13 March 2015
Assembly member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr. was recently appointed chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color along with Assembly member Rob Bonta (D-Oakland). ... read more >>
Selma Quotes
Written by Sentinel News Wire 12 March 2015
  First Lady Michelle Obama “[President] Barack [Obama], the girls, and I traveled to Selma, Alabama. There, 50 years ago this month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Congressman John Lewis, and so many ... read more >>
Clarence Page The “Culture Worrier” Interview with Kam Williams
Written by Kam Williams 12 March 2015
Front “Page” News! Clarence Page is a nationally-syndicated columnist and member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board. Besides those duties, the Pulitzer Prize-winner makes frequent TV appearances, ... read more >>
Consortium of Faith-Based Leaders Raise over $100,000 to Stop Ebola
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2015
From left to right: Caryl M. Stern, President and  CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, receives a document proclaiming February 27, 2015 I AM #STOPPINGEBOLA Day from Wayne County Executive, Warren Evans.  On ... read more >>
Ferguson Increased Revenue by Targeting Blacks
Written by NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 12 March 2015
Holder's departing press conference (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)     The Justice Department’s recent investigation of the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department not only revealed widespread racism ... read more >>
Univ. of Oklahoma severs ties with frat after racist chant
Written by SEAN MURPHY Associated Press 12 March 2015
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma on Monday, March. 9, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Nick Oxford)  The president of the University of Oklahoma severed the school's ... read more >>
Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 12 March 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After 30 years of little to no progress, Black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history.  This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black ... read more >>
Obama announcing effort to boost high-tech training, hiring
Written by Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press 12 March 2015
Targeting stagnant wages in an otherwise improving economy, President Barack Obama is calling on employers, educational institutions and local governments to ramp up training and hiring of high-technology ... read more >>
Statement by Ron Busby, Sr., President, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. on the February Jobs Report
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2015
(courtesy photo) “February's jobs report is encouraging news,” said U.S. Black Chambers president Ron Busby about the February Jobs Report. “With 295,000 jobs created last month and the unemployment ... read more >>
International Court: UN must help with the arrest of Sudan's leader
Written by MIKE CORDE Associated Press 12 March 2015
In this Jan. 6, 2014 Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir speaks after meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, in the capital Juba, South Sudan. (AP Photo/Ali Ngethi, File)     Judges at the ... read more >>
Supreme Court declines to hear ex-Somali official's case
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
In this June 23, 2011 file photo, Aziz Deria is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a former top official in Somalia who was ordered to pay $21 million to Somali victims ... read more >>
Justices side with Labor Department in overtime pay dispute
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
Supreme Court upholds Obama rule making mortgage brokers eligible for overtime pay WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has sided with the Obama administration in upholding a rule making mortgage brokers ... read more >>
Edwards to seek Maryland Senate seat
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., smiles after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced that Edwards will become co-chair of the House Democrats’ Steering and Policy Committee with Rep. Rosa ... read more >>