Thursday, May 28, 2015
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White House: Facilitating ransom not the same as paying
Written by NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press 01 May 2015
Despite a U.S. ban on ransom payments to terrorists, the White House said Thursday that federal officials helping to facilitate a payment is not the same as actually paying a ransom. White House press ... read more >>
Scores more women, girls freed in Nigeria from Boko Haram
Written by HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press 01 May 2015
In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Nigerian Soldiers man a check point in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says it is moving 200 girls and 93 ... read more >>
On 10th Anniversary, Two Events Pay Tribute to 
Black Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
(L to r) LAX police officer Mike Dear, Officer Rupert Staine, Mr. Scott, father of Tommy Scott, Officer Julio Aparicio, Officer Marshall McClain LAX police officer Mike Dear, Officer Rupert Staine, ... read more >>
Edo National Association Worldwide hosts Council of Presidents Meeting
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 01 May 2015
Presidents from across the country gathered at LAX'S Concourse Hotel for their Council of Presidents Meeting (All photos by Prince Victor Ehue) The Nigerian based organization plans for their fall ... read more >>
Forgiving For Living 2015 PLUS Awards
Written by Wendy Gladney Dean 01 May 2015
Honorees and attendees pose for a picture at the 8th annual PLUS Awards on April 18th   Forgiving For Living, Inc. (www.forgivingforliving.org) celebrated with close to 200 people for their 8th Annual ... read more >>
LeadersUp, Mayor Garcetti Launch Youth Jobs Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
Mayor Eric Garcetti   LeadersUp, a business-driven solution to chronic youth unemployment, is launching its innovative “Future at Work” coalition in Los Angeles, together with Mayor Eric Garcetti ... read more >>
West Basin Completes Ocean Friendly Garden at Culver City High School
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
(From L to R): Medha Paliwal, West Basin Public Information Specialist; Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City Mayor; Scott A. Houston, West Basin Director; Evan Dumas, Culver City High School Senior; Dr. Lisa ... read more >>
Keeping His Mother’s Memory through Music and Education
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
“I learned how to play the drums so my mom can hear me in heaven”    Alonzo Wooten walks out of his last period at Manual Arts High School in South Los Angeles straps on his bass drum and joins ... read more >>
New Nigerian Buharism and Democracy
Written by George Onourah, Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 01 May 2015
Rally for Chibok girls in New York (Khori Atkins/New York Amsterdam News) Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has turned a new page and heralds a new dawn with her March 28 presidential election ... read more >>
Child Slavery Active in Haiti
Written by Dinkinish O’Connor, Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 01 May 2015
Some Haitian children work for their keep but sometimes are abused, a panel revealed In Haiti, a 9-year-old girl leaves her poor village to work as a domestic worker for a family in Port-au-Prince, ... read more >>
Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote By
Written by MOHAMED OSMAN, Associated Press 01 May 2015
  President Omar al-Bashir raises his arm as his supporters cheer at his victory speech after he won the presidential election at the National Congress Party headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, ... read more >>
Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared
Written by Ryan Van Velzer, The Associated Press 30 April 2015
Jerice Hunter was convicted of killing and abusing her 5-year-old daughter on Monday, April 27, 2015 in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz. Authorities said the 41-year-old Hunter kept her ... read more >>
#March2Justice Concludes in DC
Written by Cyril Josh Barker, Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 30 April 2015
(Courtesy of New York Amsterdam News)   March2Justice arrived at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Members of Justice League NYC stood alongside Rep. John Conyers as he reintroduced ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (April 30-May 6)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 30 April 2015
April 30 1992- The iconic family sitcom “The Cosby Show” featuring Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad ended. The successful show, which chronicled the lives of an upper middle class African-American ... read more >>
Friends Remember Freddie Carlos Gray, 25, as ‘The Life of the Neighborhood’
Written by Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 30 April 2015
(From left) Troy Kernes, Davon Johnson, William Stewart, Adrian Muldrow (vice president Baltimore City NAACP), and David Reid. Johnson, Stewart, and Reid grew up with Freddie Gray in West Baltimore’s ... read more >>
Obama: Too many troubling police interactions with Blacks
Written by NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press 30 April 2015
President Barack Obama speaks about recent unrest in Baltimore during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in ... read more >>
Police Violence Takes Mental Toll
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 30 April 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Police have killed at least 369 people in the first four months of 2015, with 103 Black Americans – 28 percent – making up a disproportionate number of the victims, according ... read more >>
Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments
Written by MARK SHERMAN Associated Press 30 April 2015
A rainbow colored flag, seen through an American flag, flies in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, April 27, 2015, as the Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that ... read more >>
Lynch sworn in, Black leaders hope for change
Written by Danielle Cralle, contributing writer 30 April 2015
Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by Loretta Lynch's father Lorenzo Lynch, second from left, and Loretta Lynch's husband Stephen Hargrove, second from right, administers the oath of office to Loretta ... read more >>
Baltimore Blows Up!
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Staff Writer 30 April 2015
 A demonstrator raises his fist as police stand in formation as a store burns, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  Community ... read more >>
City Struggles to Balance Transparency vs. Investigation Integrity in Gray’s Death Probe
Written by Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 30 April 2015
Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts updates the media on his department’s investigation into the in-custody death of Freddie Gray. (AFRO Photo/Roberto Alejandro)  Baltimore City officials ... read more >>
Hundreds gather for Rep. Bass' Africa Policy Forum on impact of 2015 elections in Africa
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2015
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif) (L-R) Eric Postel, Dr. Chris Fomunyoh, Omoyele Sowore and Dr. Chris Fomunyoh With 15 African nations scheduled to have national elections this year, 2015 could ... read more >>
Assy. Ridley-Thomas joins colleagues in big push to pass mental health legislative package
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2015
54th District Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas today joined fellow members of the California Assembly and Senate in a bipartisan effort to pass legislation that provide mental and behavioral support ... read more >>
Wesson and Council Salute Arts Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2015
Council President Herb Wesson congratulates Grammy-Nominated artist Aloe Blacc following his remarks at the Los Angeles City Council’s Arts Day ceremonies at City Hall. Wesson was joined by fellow ... read more >>
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Demands Apology; vows to push forward and keep constituents first
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 April 2015
African American Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown has demanded and apology through his lawyer from The Daily Breeze for making numerous false claims that has put the first term mayor’s reputation in jeopardy. The ... read more >>

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Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash