Experts discuss punishing Sunshine State and need to strengthen Black economy
Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 08 August 2013
Protesters march and hold signs in the No Justice No Peace- "March Against Gun Violence" walk from Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, to the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The march ... read more >>
CSU Dominguez Hills One of Nation’s Top Universities Granting Degrees to Minorities
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 08 August 2013
California State University, Dominguez Hills is recognized as one of the nation’s top 100 universities granting undergraduate and graduate degrees to minority students, according to Diverse: Issues in ... read more >>
Former Federal Fugitive Sentenced to 13 Years in Foreclosure Scam Case
Written by City News Servive 08 August 2013
A former Los Angeles resident who was a federal fugitive for a dozen years was sentenced on Monday August 5, to 13 years in prison for operating a scam that promised to postpone foreclosure sales for ... read more >>
Metro Locks Out Non Paying Customers
Written by City News Service 08 August 2013
Metro officials latched the gates at the Seventh Street/Metro subway station on Monday August 5, completing a locking procedure that means riders of the Metro Red and Purple lines will have to use TAP ... read more >>
Wesson: Demolition Moves $93 million Project Forward
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 08 August 2013
Council President Herb Wesson has announced that the demolition of the former Ralphs supermarket site will clear the way for a new major retail center The demolition of the former Ralphs supermarket ... read more >>
2nd Annual Back To School Giveaway Benefits Thousands of Children in Watts
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 08 August 2013
Two sisters compare their items at the 2nd Annual Back to School Giveway in Watts. PSLA and Children’s Institute hosted the event with major sponsor Mattel. (Sentinel File Photo) Philanthropic Society ... read more >>
Black Surfers Ride at Dockweilers
Written by Mimi Miller Sentinel Contributing Writer generalinfo@lasentinel.net 08 August 2013
SURFS UP: (From Left to Right) Author and avid surfer Mimi Miller, an unidentified surfer and Dedon Kamathi, one of the surf instructors pose before the lessons at Pan African Beach Day at Dockweiler ... read more >>
Southern California wildfire grows extensively
Written by Associated Press 08 August 2013
AP Photo   BANNING, Calif. (AP) — A thousand firefighters battled a growing wildfire in the inland mountains of Southern California early Thursday, trying to save small communities where some home ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Named Co-Chair of Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 08 August 2013
CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) has been named the new co-chair of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease. She will lead the Caucus as the Democratic ... read more >>
Mother's In Action 15th Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer 08 August 2013
  Family and friends are invited to attend this year’s Back-To-School Health & Family Festival as it continues to inform, educate and prepare youth for a productive year in school.   The mother ... read more >>
Vanessa K. Bush Named Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 08 August 2013
Vanessa K. Bush, award-winning journalist, editor and author, has been named editor-in-chief of ESSENCE, it was announced by Martha Nelson, editor-in-chief, Time Inc.  Her appointment is effective ... read more >>
Gun Violence Leading Cause of Death of Black Children
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 08 August 2013
  B. Todd Jones of Minnesota, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn ... read more >>
Arrests, Rallies, and Death Mark Continued Hunger Strike in California’s Prisons
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 August 2013
Concertina wire and a guard tower are seen at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Seven people were arrested on August 6 after chaining themselves to ... read more >>
Shaw Leaves City Service with Distinctive Legacy
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor 07 August 2013
Commissioner Valerie Lynne Shaw Economic development and community empowerment define the city career of Valerie Lynne Shaw. During her 20+ years of service, she has garnered a distinctive list of ... read more >>
Report of Billion-Dollar Loss to Oil Fraud Dims Oil Wealth Dreams
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Global Information Network 06 August 2013
AP Photo   July 30 (GIN) – Nigeria lost billions of dollars in oil and gas revenue over a two-year period as the nation suffered from crumbling infrastructure, polluted lakes and rivers, joblessness ... read more >>
Time Warner blackout of CBS goes into 2nd day
Written by Tom Krisher, AP Business Writer 03 August 2013
Time Warner customers without CBS for 2nd day as fee dispute goes on; golf fans missing Tiger Time Warner Cable's blackout of CBS continued Saturday, and neither side indicated a resolution of their ... read more >>
Bay Area commuters brace for another BART strike
Written by MIHIR ZAVERI and TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press 03 August 2013
AP Photo   OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area agencies are preparing ways to get commuters to work if Bay Area Rapid Transit workers strike on Monday, but officials say there's no way ... read more >>
Global travel warning: US cites al-Qaida threat
Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press 03 August 2013
\ AP Photo   WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States issued an extraordinary global travel warning to Americans Friday about the threat of an al-Qaida attack and closed down 21 embassies and consulates ... read more >>
High court won't delay release of Calif. inmates
Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press 03 August 2013
AP Photo   SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday paved the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year's end despite warnings by Gov. Jerry Brown and other ... read more >>
Tennis & Golf Pioneer Eoline Thornton Passes at 95
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor cora@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
Eoline Thornton on the golf course in the 1950s.  In the 1940s and 50s, few African American women embraced tennis and golf.  Los Angeles native Eoline Corita Thornton loved the game and broke many ... read more >>
New Summer Program Plans To UPLIFT Youth
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer brian@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
Founder and Director of UPLIFT, Dr. Shannon M. Stanton Dr. Shannon M. Stanton wants to close the achievement gap by making summer fun and educational. What do you do when summer school sessions have ... read more >>
Uduak Ntuk Announces Bid for LBUSD School Board
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 01 August 2013
PTA Dad, City Engineer and Soccer Coach seeks to represent North Long Beach Uduak Ntuk, a native of North Long Beach, is a parent, technical professional and community leader running for Long Beach ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Brings HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to the 43rd District
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
(L-R) Hawthorne City Council Member Olivia Valentine; Hawthorne City Council Member Nilo Michelin; Hawthorne City Council Member Alex Vargas; Gardena Mayor Pro-Tem Daniel Medina; Torrance City Council ... read more >>
CBC Takes a Stand Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 01 August 2013
(Left to right) Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin; Attorney Benjamin Crump and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen). Instead of waiting for the Justice Department ... read more >>
Trayvon’s Mother: ‘Use My Broken Heart’ to Prevent Future Tragedies
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 01 August 2013
Sybrina Fulton lifts up Trayvon’s name (National Urban League Photo by Mikki K. Harris) With her voice laced with emotion, Sybrina Fulton, the soft-spoken mother of Trayvon Martin, urged delegates ... read more >>

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