Interview with Cornel West: 'Hope on a Tight Rope'
Written by Sean Yoes (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 11 December 2008
When Cornel West gave us his first book, Race Matters, the world in 1993 was a much different place than it is today. "We are in a new day. I couldn't have said that 15 years ago with Race ... read more >>
Brewer Takes Buy-out
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 December 2008
The tenure of the second African American Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has officially come to an end, with a lot of controversy. The Los Angeles Board of Education ... read more >>
California Failed to Comply with HIV Law, Judge Ruled
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that California failed to comply with a 2002 state law requiring it to extend Medi- Cal coverage to HIV-positive Californians, it was announced recently. ... read more >>
Air Quality has Negative Impact on Children
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--Despite improvements over the past 30 years, Southern California has substandard air quality that has been linked to a host of negative impacts on infants and children, according to a UCLA ... read more >>
Toy Drive to Aid Abused and Neglected Children
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 11 December 2008
Two of Southern California's most reputable non-profit organizations have joined forces to launch a Christmas toy drive will provide gifts for abused and neglected children, it was announced this ... read more >>
Last Minute Holiday Help
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 December 2008
Top Tips for Dashing Through the Snow Toward the Holiday Finish Line  While it seems that the Thanksgiving leftovers were just finished, the holiday season is here and that has many a yuletide ... read more >>
South L.A.'s "Peace & Unity Tree"
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 04 December 2008
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks of the 8th District, along with the Department of Recreation and Parks, Department of Water and Power, Leimert Park Business Improvement District and the Leimert Park ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Tech Students Win Microsoft/Oscar de la Hoya Teen Challenge
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 04 December 2008
The Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade, with its long and historical record of providing a broad range of leading-edge education and training, health related information and screening, recreation, and ... read more >>
Some Doctors May Give Up Vaccines Because of Cost
Written by Mike Stobbe (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
About one in 10 doctors who vaccinate privately insured children are considering dropping that service largely because they are losing money when they do it, according to a new survey. A second survey ... read more >>
Nap Without Guilt: It Boots Sophisticated Memory
Written by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
Just in time for the holidays, some medical advice most people will like: Take a nap. Interrupting sleep seriously disrupts memory-making, compelling new research suggests. But on the flip side, taking ... read more >>
Legislators, Faculty, and Students Call for Renewed Investment in Public Higher Education
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 December 2008
As the Legislature reconvenes amidst an economic crisis, education stakeholders gather to call for a "New Deal for Higher Education" from the Federal Government The State Assembly began ... read more >>
Watts Learning Center Gets Permanent Location
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 November 2008
The Watts Learning Center Charter School just got a little bigger. The long-awaited opening of the charter school's new permanent facility attracted the likes of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, ... read more >>
Maryland's Black Colleges Historically Underfunded
Written by Sean Yoes 06 November 2008
A new report says Maryland's Historically Black Institutions (HBI) have been historically underfunded by the state and more money has to be invested in Black schools if they are going to compete ... read more >>
Few Options Remain When Job Insurance Disappears
Written by Tom Murphy (AP) 06 November 2008
Leah Smith shells out more than $730 a month for health insurance but you won't hear her complaining. Among the jobless, Smith is one of the lucky few with solid health insurance that she can ... read more >>
AIDS-Hit Swaziland Promotes Circumcision
Written by Clare Nullis (AP) 06 November 2008
Nelson Mdlovu strides out of the small clinic with a spring in his step and a smile on his lips just minutes after being circumcised. Mdlovu swallowed his fears to line up with nine other equally ... read more >>
‘Hands Around Crenshaw’ Interfaith Celebration
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 November 2008
On the eve of America’s most historic presidential race, youth and adults, Black and Brown, Christians and Muslims all gathered together in a show of unity and solidarity.   In partnership ... read more >>
Alpha Phi Alpha Casino Night
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 November 2008
The Distinguished Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Beta Psi Lambda Alumni Chapter, request your presence this Friday night, November 7, at their casino night scholarship fundraiser, ... read more >>
Wesson Says Area Kids Have a Place in Space Travel
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2008
Young people from South Los Angeles have a future in space and science, according to Councilmember Herb Wesson. "If you can dream it, you can achieve it," said Wesson, who has become a strong ... read more >>
Three New Green Dot Schools Are Among the First in the Country to be LEED Certified
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2008
 Attorney General Jerry Brown Inaugurates Namesake Green Dot Public School Three New Green Dot Schools Are Among the First in the Country to be LEED Certified for their Environmentally Friendly ... read more >>
AIDS treatment should start sooner, study finds
Written by Marilynn Marchione Associated Press 30 October 2008
People who have the AIDS virus should start drug treatments sooner than current guidelines recommend, suggests a large new study that could change the care of hundreds of thousands of Americans. ... read more >>
Study Says Lack of African-Americans in Science Field Hurting Industry
Written by J. Coyden Palmer (Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Crusader) 25 September 2008
 A study that surveyed Fortune 1000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) executives representing leading science and technology companies in the United States, was released ... read more >>
The Community Goes Back to School with Crenshaw High School Students
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 September 2008
While many Angelinos headed back to work after Labor Day, nearly 100 concerned parents, alumni, business leaders and community members embarked on a far more festive early morning ritual—cheering ... read more >>
Clean Hands Jingle Contest
Written by Voices Inc 15 August 2008
Winner gets $2500 Educational Scholarship.  Think you can write a :30 second jingle?  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is encouraging children to wash their hands to ... read more >>
LA’s Leaders Bring Summer Jobs to Area Youth
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 31 July 2008
Colgate-Palmolive and Ralphs Grocery Company join speaker Karen Bass, Deputy Mayor Larry Frank, and Councilmember Janice Hahn in supporting youth employment and training School is out and thousands of ... read more >>
Free Lectures and Art Adventures for Families Held Daily
Written by Cheryl Tillman Lee (Family Editor) 31 July 2008
The museum presents programming and examines conservation issues from around the world Performances and Film The rich performance and film schedule includes dance, music, film, video, and spoken word. ... read more >>

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