Saturday, December 20, 2014
Parents of Hadiya Pendleton ‘Still Mourning’
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA National Correspondent 27 March 2014
Nathaniel A. Pendleton, Sr., father of Hadiya Pendleton, speaks about about daughter’s death as his wife, Cleopatra, looks on (NNPA Photo by Roy Lewis).    After a long day of travelling, ... read more >>
From NNPA to NAACP to Silicon Valley - Ben Jealous Still Pushing Technology for Equality
Written by Hazel Trice Edney 27 March 2014
Former NAACP President Ben Jealous, seen here leading a protest, is now fighting for racial justice in a new way.   Benjamin Todd Jealous, the former NAACP president, who has weaved a career through ... read more >>
Graduating Medical Students at Charles R. Drew University Celebrate A Highly Successful Match Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2014
On March 21, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science celebrated Match Day - the day on which medical students across the country find out where they will spend their residencies—the next ... read more >>
UNCF Mayors’ Masked Ball: A Celebration in Education
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. Sentinel Executive Editor 26 March 2014
Edison International Chairman Ted Craver and actor, philanthropist and community activist Hill Harper were honorees at UNCF's third annual Mayors Masked Ball A Night of Fun and Fundraising Political ... read more >>
Remembering Ovarie Smith: ‘God’s Woman’ Was A Fearless Advocate For Mentally Disabled Now Her Life’s Work is A Legacy for All
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 25 March 2014
Family, friends and dignitaries paid their final respects to Ovarie “OV” Smith on March 22nd at Trinity Baptist Church.  Smith was the greatest advocate and crusader for people who suffered from ... read more >>
St. Francis Medical Center Opens New STEMI Receiving Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 March 2014
“The residents of South Los Angeles deserve access to high-quality services in their community and the opening of this new receiving center does just that. Lives will be improved and even saved because ... read more >>
Los Angeles Elder Activist Honored as California ‘Senior Leader’
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 March 2014
Betty Johnson (in middle with her plaque), along with Dr. Meredith Minkler, UC Berkeley School of Public Health professor and program founder, and Jonathan Malagon, project director of the California ... read more >>
Sepulveda Boulevard Lane Closures between Mountaingate Drive and Skirball Center Drive Planned March 21 to April 21
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 March 2014
Beginning 9 p.m., Friday, March 21 to Monday, April 21, Sepulveda Boulevard will be reduced to one northbound lane between Mountaingate Drive and Skirball Center Drive to conduct roadway construction ... read more >>
Walker Temple AME Opens Bilingual Mental Health Clinic
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor 20 March 2014
Pastor Rosalynn K. Brookins (seated) and Rev. Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis opened a bilingual mental health clinic at Walker Temple AME Church. As demographics rapidly change in Southeast Los Angeles, Walker ... read more >>
Celes King IV Noted L.A. Civil Rights & Business Leader Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 March 2014
Services for Celes King, IV will be held March 29. 11:00 am at Angeles Mesa Presbyterian Church, 3751 West 54th Street, Los Angeles 90043. On Saturday, March 15, well known community leader, political ... read more >>
Overia “OV” Smith: Pioneer and Icon for the Mentally Disabled Succumbs
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 20 March 2014
Founder of Willing Workers Inc. influenced public policy. Overia “OV” Smith, an advocate and crusader for people who suffered from mental disabilities, and a woman who commanded the attention of ... read more >>
Donors, City Officials Come out to Support Annual Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Blood Drive
Written by Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer 20 March 2014
Donors, celebs and city officials who came out Saturday March 15 to support Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation’s (SCFF) bi-annual blood drive in front of the Los Angeles Sentinel on Crenshaw.Over ... read more >>
Community Clean Up Event
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer 20 March 2014
  On Saturday, March 29, the Sentinel along with Empowerment Congress West Area, Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce and Radio Free KJLH will be hosting a Community Clean Up from 9:00am-1:00pm. This event has ... read more >>
It’s Time
Written by California Black Media 20 March 2014
  With Obamacare sign-ups among blacks still too low in California, an increased effort to engage and enroll African-Americans Needed.  Concerned about the low number of African-Americans ... read more >>
Women’s History Month: A Look at the First Lady
Written by Princess Manasseh 20 March 2014
LIVING HISTORY: From the South Side of Chicago First lady Michelle Obama has risen to soaring heights.  Her journey to the top is an inspiring one AP Photo First Lady Michelle Obama an inspirational ... read more >>
Los Angeles Wakes Up To St. Patrick's Day Earthquake
Written by Associated Press 17 March 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pre-dawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin on Monday, rattling residents from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach. The quake's magnitude was 4.4 and it was centered ... read more >>
Sharpton Leads March Over 'Stand Your Ground' Law
Written by KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press 13 March 2014
The Rev. Al Sharpton led hundreds of people on a march Monday March 10 to the state Capitol, where they rallied against Florida's "stand your ground" law. Sharpton called Florida "ground zero" for the ... read more >>
House backs bill to sue president over laws
Written by Donna Cassata, Associated Press 13 March 2014
President Barack Obama listens during his meeting with Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Obama welcomed Ukraine's ... read more >>
California Endowment Boss Robert Ross Loves Helping Others
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 13 March 2014
Dr. Ross thinks the solution is just getting the right message out with the right messenger Robert K. Ross, M.D., is president and chief executive officer for The California Endowment, a health foundation ... read more >>
Saving Lives is Sabriya's Castle of Fun Foundation Purpose
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer 13 March 2014
Pictured is Valaria Fenderson, who is in need of a bone marrow transplant in order to live live a long and purposeful life.   Sabriya's Castle of Fun Foundation annual blood drive set for Saturday ... read more >>
Utility Scammers Continue to Target SCE Customers by Phone and Email
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 13 March 2014
The high-pressure tactics include threatening SCE customers with disconnection of their electricity. Utility bill scammers are once again targeting customers throughout the United States by phone and ... read more >>
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Selects Women of the Year
Written by Sentinel News Services 13 March 2014
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas announced his selection of Martin Luther King Community Health Foundation Board Chair Linda Griego and Board Member Candace Bond McKeever as the Second Supervisorial District’s ... read more >>
Search for New L.A. Port Chief Begins
Written by City News Service 13 March 2014
An international search is on for a new Port of Los Angeles chief, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Thursday March 6. The hunt for a new executive director will be conducted by recruitment firm Ralph Andersen ... read more >>
Mom who drove kids into ocean faces charges
Written by Associated Press 13 March 2014
This booking photo released by the Volusia (Fla.) County Division of Corrections shows Ebony Wilkerson. Wilkerson, accused of driving a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean ... read more >>
Mother Charged With Child Abuse After Children Found On Streets Alone
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 13 March 2014
A mother whose two toddlers were found wandering the streets of South Los Angeles alone was charged March 7 with child abuse, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.   Sidnicka ... read more >>

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