Lack of Sleep May Lead to Fatter Kids
Written by Associated Press 08 November 2007
AP - Here’s another reason to get the kids to bed early: More sleep may lower their risk of becoming obese. Researchers have found that every additional hour per night a third-grader spends sleeping ... read more >>
Centinela Hospital Changes Hands
Written by City News Service 08 November 2007
CNS - An Inland Empire-based company has purchased the struggling Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, which has seen a sharp rise in emergency patients since Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor ... read more >>
Faster Heart Care: How One State Did It
Written by Associated Press 08 November 2007
AP - In an ideal world, every heart attack would end like Willard “Ziggy” Hill’s. Within 90 minutes of arriving at a small community hospital in North Carolina, he was having a blocked ... read more >>
Organization Calls for 'Greening' of School Yards
Written by Olusheyi Banjo 08 November 2007
People-for Parks-has developed a plan to reenergize the school system by greening school playgrounds and opening them for public use outside school hours. The organization’s president and vice ... read more >>
Junior Achievement Inspires Students at Emerson Elementary
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 08 November 2007
A member of the Junior Achievement of Southern California’s Board of Directors puts a smile on the face of a young student of Emerson Elementary School. The Junior Achievement of Southern California ... read more >>
AIDS Project Los Angeles Elects Seven Community Leaders to Board of Directors
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
New Members Include a Mayor, Judge, Clinic Director and Entertainment ExecutivesAIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) recently announced the election of seven new members to its board of directors, drawn from ... read more >>
Crenshaw High Students Spend A Night Under the Stars
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
More than 100 Crenshaw High students spent a night under the stars last weekend when the Crenshaw High Eco Club took its third Annual Survivor Challenge Campout at Kenneth Hahn Park.The students along ... read more >>
LA Public Library Offers Reading Workshops
Written by City News Service 01 November 2007
CNS - The parents of young children who need help getting their youngsters interested in reading now can participate in workshops offered by the Los Angeles Public Library, city officials announced.“Read ... read more >>
Literacy Program Seeks Volunteers
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
Donate a book, save a future. That’s the hope and mission of Access Books, a non-profit volunteer program that helps improve libraries in inner-city schools in the Los Angeles area. Despite its ... read more >>
ACT-SO L.A. Branch Medals at National Convention
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
ACT-SO students (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) of the Los Angeles Branch NAACP received medals at the National ACT-SO Convention in Detroit. Lacie Pierre received the ... read more >>
African American Named Eagle Scout of Year
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
Daniel Jeffrey Nibbs is this state’s first African American to be awarded Eagle Scout of the Year 2007 by the American Legion, Department of California Scouting Commission. He became an eagle scout ... read more >>
Medical Researchers Urged to Speed Up Vaccine's Safety Investigations
Written by City News Service 01 November 2007
CNS - The Oral Cancer Foundation is urging medical researchers to speed up investigations on the safety of a vaccine for a sexually transmitted virus that it said causes cancer of the mouth.The foundation’s ... read more >>
Cold Medicines for Children Scrutinized
Written by Associated Press 25 October 2007
AP - A further shakeup in the marketplace for cold and cough medicines used billions of times each year in treating the youngest children is likely, as government health advisers weigh options from an ... read more >>
Health Deal Sought After Veto Upheld
Written by Associated Press 25 October 2007
AP - The Democratic-controlled House failed to override President Bush’s veto of a politically popular children’s health bill, and the White House instantly called for compromise talks on ... read more >>
Edison International, USC Launch Second Annual "Edison Challenge"
Written by City News Service 25 October 2007
CNS - Registration is under way for a competition, co- sponsored by Edison International and USC, to encourage middle school and high school students to share their creative ideas to protect the environment.Rosemead-based ... read more >>
Price Gets a Taste of What District Children Are Eating and Talks to Them About Good Nutrition
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 25 October 2007
In an effort to highlight the importance of a healthy diet during National School Lunch Week, Assemblymember Curren Price (D-Inglewood) ate school lunch with children at Washington Elementary School ... read more >>
College Costs Rise Again, Report Says
Written by Justin Pope 25 October 2007
AP — The price of college again rose faster than the inflation rate this year, climbing 6.6 percent at four-year public schools and outstripping increases in the financial aid that lowers what ... read more >>
City Reaches Out to Domestic Violence Victims
Written by City News Service 25 October 2007
CNS - In an attempt to help victims of domestic violence, officials announced the city’s participation with Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program.Starting Oct. 19 through Nov. 19, people can ... read more >>
Adolescent Medicine: Report from the National Medical Association
Written by Wilbert C. Jordan, M.D. 11 October 2007
The National Medical Association is the organization that represented the interests of the 35,000 Black physicians in the USA. It is over 100 years old, and was founded because there was a time when ... read more >>
Jesse Jackson Launches Parental Plan on 66th Birthday at Morningside High
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 11 October 2007
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition as well as The National Reclaim Our Youth Crusade, recently chose to spend some quality time with Inglewood Unified ... read more >>
Free Preschool Programs Open to South, Central LA Students
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 04 October 2007
Several no-cost preschool programs in the south and central areas of Los Angeles are still looking for students to immediately fill Head Start classes for the 2007-08 school year.A total of four nonprofit ... read more >>
Teacher Voices Concern About Textbook Image
Written by Christine Sabathia 04 October 2007
The image found on a textbook cover for 12th grade LAUSD students features a culturally diverse student group, minus a Black face Cover represents culturally diverse student group, minus ... read more >>
State Dept. of Public Health Recalls Lunch Boxes
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 04 October 2007
Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), havev urged consumers to stop using lunch boxes, which have been distributed as CDPH nutrition educational items, after ... read more >>
Parks Brings Health Fair Services to Leimert Park
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 04 October 2007
Francis Taylor/Sentinel Photo Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade staff members Maybelline Saintjulien, Pat Bennett, and Will Harris were on-hand to provide information and screening for Hepatitis ... read more >>
L.A. Urban League, African American Organization to Celebrate Efforts That Resulted in Doubled Enrollment of African American Students at UCLA
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 12 September 2007
The Alliance for Equality Opportunity in Education (AEOE), a coalition of African American organizations, is hosting a victory celebration to honor its efforts in helping to increase enrollment of African ... read more >>