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Compton School Library Receives 10,000 Book Donation
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 21 February 2008
Access Books, a local volunteer program, delivered more than 10,000 books to Anderson Elementary School in Compton, Calif., on Feb. 9. The school’s library was replenished with new and gently ... read more >>

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A Heartfelt Dedication
Written by Christine Sabathia 07 February 2008
Henry Clay Middle School names John B. Spencer Hall after teacher who has dedicated three decades to educating students Never one to be nervous in the classroom, veteran teacher John Spencer ... read more >>
Change is in the Air
Written by Christine Sabathia 31 January 2008
Community partners with Crenshaw High School to improve quality of education The scene in Crenshaw Senior High School’s multi-purpose room on Monday was dramatically different than three years ... read more >>
Volunteers Refurbish Elementary School on Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Written by City News Service 24 January 2008
CNS - More than 500 volunteers spent part of Martin Luther King Day today helping to refurbish an elementary school in Gardena. Workers from Home Depot, L.A. Works and the South Los Angeles and Gardena ... read more >>
Multi-Million Dollar Grant to Help Fund New Charter Schools in L.A.
Written by City News Service 24 January 2008
CNS - Three Los Angeles-area public charter school operators received $23.3 million in grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to help fund 17 new charter campuses in the area. “High-quality ... read more >>
Alpha Kappa Alpha Donates $1 Million to Howard University
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 24 January 2008
Contribution caps emotional day of tributes during AKA’s centennial celebration Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s International President Barbara A. McKinzie, donated $1 million to Howard University ... read more >>
Man-to-Man Action Plan: Leaders Realizing King’s Dream Through Community Engagement
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 17 January 2008
Start your New Year to unite and collaborate for change. As our nation pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a meeting of the minds will be addressing solutions to the problems within the Black ... read more >>
Educational Center Enhances Learning Experience
Written by Christine Sabathia 17 January 2008
 Score Educational Center director Avianta Robertson helps kindergartener Kenneth Hunt sound out words on flash cards. Score’s motto:  When they love to learn, they'll learn Score Educational ... read more >>
First Annual Carter-Huggins Commemoration at UCLA
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 10 January 2008
January 17, marks the 38th anniversary of the assassinations of Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins at UCLA. Carter and Huggins were Black Panther Party leaders and student leaders ... read more >>
A Compton Middle School Receives Surprise ‘Pay It Forward’ Gift
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 10 January 2008
Bunche Middle Schools receives surprise “Pay It Forward” gift of brand new instruments delivered by Ralph Churchwell, musician/composer; Manuel Castaneda, music teacher; Kaveh Cohen, musician/composer ... read more >>
One Year Down, Three to Go
Written by Christine Sabathia 10 January 2008
Superintendent David Brewer III Superintendent David Brewer III Shares Year In Review The end of the year 2007 has come to a close, and so has David Brewer III’s first year on the job as superintendent ... read more >>
Celebrities Attend Rainbow Children’s Academy’s ‘Soulful Christmas Celebration’
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 03 January 2008
  L-R:  Michael Itaev, founder/project manager, Rainbow Children’s Academy, actors Jamal and Jerrod Mixon and Jac’QueLine Morris, program director.Rainbow Children’s Academy, ... read more >>
Jones Wins Election to Calpers Board
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 20 December 2007
Retirees Elect LAUSD Retired Chief Financial Officer    Henry Jones to Board of Administration SACRAMENTO, CA - Henry Jones, retired Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the nation’s ... read more >>
Black Male Academy Addresses Academics, Brotherhood
Written by Christine Sabathia 20 December 2007
Christine Sabathia/Sentinel photoKirk Kirkwood (center) is the director of the Black Male Academy, a College Bound program that addresses the need of academic success and brotherhood among African American ... read more >>
City Schools Gain, Yet Still Lag Nation
Written by Nancy Zuckerbrod, Associated Press 22 November 2007
AP - Students in selected city schools are making modest gains on math and reading tests, but they continue to lag behind their counterparts nationwide, scores released Nov. 15 show. Eleven urban school ... read more >>
Synergy Surges Ahead
Written by Christine Sabathia 22 November 2007
 Christine Sabathia/Sentinel photoSynergy Charter Academy’s kindergarten students participate in a morning reading lesson.Working together as one is how Synergy Charter Academy believes its ... read more >>
Youths Say: What's Democrat, Republican?
Written by Kelly Mahoney, Associated Press 15 November 2007
AP - Visions of Republican elephants and Democratic donkeys are out. Today’s young adults don’t think red or blue either when they describe the two major political parties. To them, Democrats ... read more >>
Student Profile: Quinton Embry
Written by Christine Sabathia 15 November 2007
Life for 17-year-old Quinton Embry is, in his own word, “alright.” He lives in Compton with his mother and two young sisters. He is a senior at Dominguez High School with hopes of making ... 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 >>
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 >>

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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