Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Congressman John Lewis tells Hampton University Graduates to 'Get in the Way'
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2015
Hampton University graduates celebrate their accomplishments.     On May 10, Hampton University's Armstrong Stadium was filled with sunny skies overhead and wide smiles inside for the University's ... read more >>
Xavier University Of Louisiana Announces New President
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2015
HBCU Educator Dr. C. Reynold Verret Elected on Proven Record of Leadership (Dr. C. Reynold Verret) The Board of Trustees of Xavier University of Louisiana recently announced that it has unanimously ... read more >>
CSU Dominguez Hills to Bestow Honorary Doctorate on Actor, Humanitarian Forest Whitaker
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
  Academy Award-winning actor and renowned social activist Forest Whitaker will return to his hometown of Carson on May 16 to receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from California State University, ... read more >>
West Basin Recognizes Local Students for Water Conservation Artwork
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
More than 400 entries submitted to art contest illustrates vital water conservation messages On April 27,  the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Board of Directors presented awards to ... read more >>
US Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, provides keys to success for FMU graduates
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
(Courtesy Photo) “Today I want to share with you some lessons I have learned in the last 36 years since I sat where you sit today.“ That was the message given to the 2015 Spring graduates brought ... read more >>
New Congressional Caucus Champions HBCUs
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 14 May 2015
  Representative Alma Adams (D-N.C.), shown here, partnered with Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) to launch the Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus. (Courtesy Photo) A little help may be on the way for historically ... read more >>
Manifest Justice Gallery
Written by Photos By Brian W. Carter 11 May 2015
Manifest: Justice, a socially conscious exhibit at the Baldwin Hills Theatre, closed recently. It opened on May 1 uniting artists and activists with over 200 pieces igniting dialogue about healthy communities, ... read more >>
USC Black Actors Union hosts Diversity Initiative Showcase
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 07 May 2015
Panelists from left to right Trey Haley, Veronica Nichols, Mimi Mayer, Shawn Brogan, Lisa London, Charles Stone III, Erich Smith, and Geno Brooks. (Jay Dent/Black Actors Union)  The University of ... read more >>
Obama pushes reading through e-book, library initiatives
Written by JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press 01 May 2015
President Barack Obama, sitting next to 6th-grader Osman Yaya, a student at Wicomico County Public Schools' Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, Md., speaks at Anacostia Library in Washington, Thursday, ... read more >>
Bill Duke Youth Media Camp Accepting Applications
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
Actor/ Director Bill Duke, founder and CEO Duke Media Foundation   Applications are currently being accepted from youth ages 14 thru 18 for the Bill Duke Youth Media Camp sponsored by the Duke Media ... read more >>
Teachers with Subconscious Bias Punish Blacks More Severely
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 30 April 2015
“We discovered, the more likely teachers thought a student was Black, the more harshly they wanted to punish them,” said Jason Okonofua, a doctoral student at Stanford University and co-author of ... read more >>
Corinthian Colleges students to meet with officials for help on tuition, loans after shutdown
Written by The Associated Press 30 April 2015
This July 8, 2014 file photo shows an Everest Institute sign on an office building in Silver Spring, Md. Everest is one of the 28 remaining ground college campuses Corinthian Colleges will shut down, ... read more >>
Forgiving For Living 2015 PLUS Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 April 2015
Wendy Gladney founder of Forgiving for Living celebrates with girls from the Center for Learning and Unlimited Education (CLUES) Wendy Gladney with Council President Herb Wesson and his wife Fabian ... read more >>
Compton Community College District Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Members Appointed
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
At the March 24 Board meeting, Compton Community College District (CCCD) Special Trustee Thomas Henry appointed five community members to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. The new committee ... read more >>
Morehouse School of Medicine Receives $1.2 Million Grant from United Health Foundation
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Norman L. Wright, senior vice president of Optum and board member of United Health Foundation, speaks during a check presentation by United Health Foundation and Optum for a $1.2 million donation to ... read more >>
HU receives grant for professional development program for local high school science teachers
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
The Hampton University Department of Chemistry has been awarded a $225,728 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project designed to assist science teachers in the Hampton City School ... read more >>
City Year: Help for urban youth through education
Written by Sandra Varner, contributing writer 23 April 2015
A myriad of decisions swirl around and within the minds of young teens, principally, education remains at the forefront for them and their parents.  Choices are complex and solutions are not always ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Students Meet First Lady at ‘History of Gospel’ Event
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Brotherhood Crusade students returned this week from a special trip to the nation's capital to learn about the history of gospel music and have an opportunity to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama. ... read more >>
City Honors High School Student Surprised with $40,000 Scholarship from Edison International
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
Kaitlin Brown, center, a senior at City Honors High School in Inglewood, is joined by her mother, Tatrecia Pollard, left, and father, Keith Brown, right, during a classroom surprise in which Kaitlin ... read more >>
A-MAN Brings STEM to the Inner Cities
Written by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom of Southern California Edison 16 April 2015
A-MAN was founded in 1991 and provides year-round, STEM-related programs using laser beams, robotics and computer labs in hands-on activities for students K-12. The goal is to encourage underserved African-American ... read more >>
Court Ruling: LAUSD Must Change Allocation Methods for Charter Schools
Written by City News Service 16 April 2015
The California Supreme Court has unanimously decided that the Los Angeles school district's method for allocating space to charter schools may shortchange them out of classrooms. In a decision written ... read more >>
How Obama Is Addressing the Crisis Among Boys and Young Men of Color
Written by Nigel Roberts, Special to the Sentinel 16 April 2015
President Barack Obama has lunch with young participants in the My Brother’s Keeper initiative at the White House Feb. 27, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (photo courtesy of the Root) White House official ... read more >>
USC Black Alumni Association Scholarship Benefit: Dreaming of Harlem Under a High Southern Sky
Written by Special Report by Dr. Michele Turner 09 April 2015
Cast members and Director Gabrielle Pina receive standing ovations!  (l to r: Richard Gant, Dawnn Lewis, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Lela Rochon, Mara Hall, Gabrielle Pina)(courtesy photo) 1200 people ... read more >>
100 Black Men of America, Inc. Announces National Partnership with Black Alumni of Notre Dame
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2015
Members of 100 Black Men of America 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (The 100) recently announced a national partnership with the Black Alumni of Notre Dame (BAND). Through the partnership, BAND will ... read more >>
New App Aims To End Truancy
Written by Brian Carter, Staff Writer 02 April 2015
 The Snap2School application rewards students who get to class on time  Lamar Walker holds his phone with the Snap2School app, which is proving successful in getting youth attendance numbers up in ... 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