Ban Schools with Poor Graduation Rates from NCAA Tournament
Written by Perry Green (Special to the NNPA from the AFRO – American newspaper) 24 March 2011
Education Sec. Duncan Focuses on Schools with less than 50% Rates—Notes Particularly Black PlayersBy Perry GreenSpecial to the NNPA from the AFRO-American newspapersIf a school can’t keep at least ... read more >>
Tuskegee Airmen Dies at 97
Written by Special to NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier 24 March 2011
Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier As a member of one of the most prestigious military units, the Tuskegee Airmen, Henry Dawson McCullough, of Point Breeze, was laid to rest last week ... read more >>
Story Corps Returns to Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 March 2011
Partners with 89.3 KPCC to record stories of local African American residentsStoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans from ... read more >>
Warren Christopher Passers
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 March 2011
Mayor Bradley called on him after the'92 Civil Unrest to lead the commission that sparked the LAPD reforms, which helped to produce the more community-responsive force that is in place today. Yussuf J. ... read more >>
Thousands Attend Homegoing for Dr. Billy Ingram
Written by Cora Jackson – Fossett (Religion Editor) 24 March 2011
Family members of Dr. Billy G. Ingram paying tribute in his honor. Photo by Marty Cotwright By Cora Jackson-FossettSentinel Religion Editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need ... read more >>
Bernice Woods Dies at 86
Written by Dr. Paulette Douglas 24 March 2011
Dr. Bernice Woods, the Shining Eastern Star She was a towering figure in Compton, on the city council, the school board, a gentle giant of Black womanhood and a living legend.By Dr. Paulette DouglasBernice ... read more >>
Aristide Returns to Haiti
Written by Ben Fox and Trenton Daniel (Associated Press) 24 March 2011
Jean Bertrand Aristide lands in Haiti After a seven-year exile, Haiti's former leader, Jean Bertrand Aristide, returned to a warm welcome ... by some ... and not so warm by others.AP Story by Ben Fox and ... read more >>
Black Press Calls for Pardon for Wilmington 10
Written by Dr. Benjamin Chavis (NNPA Contributor) 24 March 2011
Dr. Benjamin Chavis, one of the Wilmington 10 Dorothy R. Leavell, Chairperson of the NNPA Foundation, holds up the mouse pad that NNPA Publishers have been asked to keep next to their computer as they ... read more >>
Black Press Week Commemorates the Founding of Freedom’s Journal
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 24 March 2011
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (third from left) helped commemorate Black Press Week during the CBC/Black Press Week breakfast. He is joined in photo by Rep. ... read more >>
Black Press Honors Its Own
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 March 2011
Publisher emeritus, Garth C. Reeves receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from chairman Danny Bakewell.  (L ro R) Michael House, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, the honoree, Dorothy Leavell, chairman ... read more >>
MTTG Joint Venture Donates $1M to MLK Memorial Foundation
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 March 2011
MTTG Joint Venture recently presented the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation a $1 million gift to support national memorial honoring the life and legacy of Dr. ... read more >>
Women’s History Month: Jazmine Epperson
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 17 March 2011
LACSDEP Drill Instructor, Jazmine EppersonBy Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterThis Women’s Month, the Sentinel would like to shine a spotlight on a young woman who’s accomplished a great goal. ... read more >>
Mayor Villaraigosa takes a stand
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 March 2011
Broad Coalition of Community Members Declare Support for Tax Extension That Could Be on the Ballot as Early as June, Would Help Prevent a $6 Billion Hit to K-12 and College Funding Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ... read more >>
White House Confronts Bullying Head On
Written by Chris Williams (NNPA Writer) 17 March 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama speaking to the audience while President Barack Obama looks on. --Photo Credits: Fred WatkinsWhite House Confronts Bullying Head OnBy Chris WilliamsNNPA Writer Keeping children ... read more >>
Health Care Reform Is Still the Law
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 March 2011
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Brief in Support of Constitutionality of Health Care ReformSACRAMENTO--Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a friend-of-the-court ... read more >>
Congressional Black Caucus Celebrates its 40th Anniversary
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 March 2011
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus "There is still more work to be done to make the promise of this great nation, the practice."     Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, IIWashington ... read more >>
Warning: Earthquake! Are We Ready for This?
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 17 March 2011
The events in Japan have highlighted the need for earthquake (disaster) preparedness at all levels; for in California, it's not if but when the 'big one' will strikeBy Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing ... read more >>
Attorney General Harris Extends Sympathy to Victims of the Japanese Earthquake
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 March 2011
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Extends Sympathy to Victims of the Japanese EarthquakeSAN FRANCISCO -- California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today expressed her sympathy to the hundreds of victims ... read more >>
Gregg Irish Honored as Trailblazer
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 March 2011
Benbow (r).Department General Manager Richard collaborates with Community Development works for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and he As Executive Director of the WIB, Irish(center) Trailblazer  recipients ... read more >>
Toyota Motor Company Disrespects and Devalules the Patronage of their Black Consumer
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. (Chairman, NNPA - Black Press of America) 11 March 2011
MESSAGE TO MR. TOYOTA…  Toyota Motor Company Disrespects and Devalues the Patronage of their Black Consumer  By Danny J. Bakewell Sr., Chairman, NNPA (Black Press of America)  I have recently been ... read more >>
Women's History Month:
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 11 March 2011
Oprah WinfreyBy Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterOprah Winfrey. The name is known the world over as she as reached millions of homes through her groundbreaking talk show. She is definitely a woman ... read more >>
Celebration of Life: Nick LaTour
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 March 2011
Singer, actor and civil rights activist Nick LaTour died on Monday, Feb. 28 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 82.LaTour's career spanned six decades as a singer and performer in films, theatre, on television ... read more >>
Senate Passes Bill to Overhaul Patent System
Written by Jim Abrams 11 March 2011
By Jim AbramsAssociated Press WASHINGTON - The nation's outmoded patent system, which has forced innovators and inventors to wait years and outlast challenges and lawsuits before getting recognition for ... read more >>
BOXER STATEMENT ON EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN, TSUNAMI IN THE PACIFIC
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 March 2011
BOXER STATEMENT ON EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN, TSUNAMI IN THE PACIFIC Washington, D.C. – Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) released the following statement today after a devastating 8.9 earthquake struck Japan ... read more >>
Millions of Fish Wash-up in King Harbor and Redondo Beach Areas
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 March 2011
Dead fish float in the King Harbor area of Redondo Beach, south of Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Millions of fish washed up dead in the harbor, triggering a cleanup effort by the city. (AP Photo/Alex ... read more >>

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