Despite Website Improvements, Millions of Blacks Not Covered
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent 09 January 2014
Anton Gunn  (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the Obama administration makes strides to improve the functionality of HealthCare.gov, the flagship website for the Affordable ... read more >>
Girl declared brain dead moved to unnamed facility
Written by Terry Collins and Lisa Leff, Associated Press 09 January 2014
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President Obama Tells Clarence Aaron He Can Finally Go Home
Written by Cora Currier Special to the NNPA from ProPublica 09 January 2014
Clarence Aarons finally freed. President Barack Obama     President Obama has ordered an early release from prison for Clarence Aaron, who has spent 20  years there, hoping for mercy.   Aaron’s ... read more >>
2013: The Year of the Intern?
Written by Blair Hickman and Casey McDermott Special to the NNPA from ProPublica 09 January 2014
In this Oct. 23, 2013 photo, students wait in line at an internship job fair in Miami. (photo AP, Lynne Sladky)   Some might say internships received more scrutiny than ever in 2013. Here’s a ... read more >>
L.A. County Fire Offers Free Firefighter Preparatory Seminars
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 09 January 2014
  The Los Angeles County Fire Department is proudly presenting a series of Firefighter Preparatory seminars between January and May 2014 to help interested candidates prepare for its upcoming Fire ... read more >>
LAUSD Board Opens LaMotte Seat to Election; Dr. George McKenna Vows to Run
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 08 January 2014
VOICES IN THE CROWD: An overflow crowd of more than 153 education advocates attended the heated Los Angeles Unified School Board Meeting on Tuesday Jan. 7 voicing their support for an appointment or ... read more >>
Federal Jury Acquits NOPD Officer
Written by Louisiana Weekly Staff 04 January 2014
  Former NOPD officer David Warren, the cop who killed an unarmed Henry Glover outside a Westbank strip mall just days after Hurricane Katrina and was sentenced to almost 26 years in 2010, was released ... read more >>
From Homeless to Howard
Written by Shannen Hill Sentinel Contributing Writer 04 January 2014
  James Ward, a Los Angeles native, grew up homeless, but conquered all odds and is currently attending Howard University. Imagine being 17-years-old and homeless. At an age when most are worried about ... read more >>
Activists, supporters ‘Rally for KJ’
Written by Starla Muhammad Special to the NNPA from the Final Call 03 January 2014
  Activists, organizers and supporters of Kendrick “KJ” Johnson and his family are continuing a push by the Johnson family, their attorneys and community to find out why and how the 17-year-old died. ... read more >>
Pre-Grammy Interfaith Awards and Praise Party
Written by Charlene Muhammad 03 January 2014
  Sentinel publisher Danny Bakewell, Sr. and Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan will be honored among men of distinction at the 1st Annual Pre-Grammy Gospel Interfaith Awards and Praise ... read more >>
Talks ordered in case of brain dead girl in Calif.
Written by Associated Press 03 January 2014
    This undated file photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. (Photo: AP) The hospital and Jahi's mother are locked in a harrowing clash over the girl's care. Children's ... read more >>
Community Overwhelmingly Supports Dr. George McKenna For LAUSD Board Appointment to Replace Marguerite LaMotte
Written by KENNETH D. MILLER Sentinel Assistant Managing Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 02 January 2014
  The funeral services for long time and respected educator Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte has been held and the Los Angeles Unified School District Board will reconvene for a special meeting on Jan. ... read more >>
Community Overwhelmingly Supports Dr. George McKenna
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 02 January 2014
  The funeral services for long time and respected educator Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte has been held and the Los Angeles Unified School District Board will reconvene for a special meeting on Jan. ... read more >>
L.A. Metro Marks 10th Year of Service to Rose Parade
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 December 2013
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will mark its 10th official year of Metro Rail service to the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade® celebrations this New Year’s Day, ... read more >>
Sergeant First Class Joseph Gantt Funeral Service Arrangements
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 December 2013
Mrs. Clara Gantt and hundreds of mourners to pay final respects to deceased POW after 63 years Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1PM INGLEWOOD, CA: Army Sergeant First Class Joseph Gantt, whose remains ... read more >>
Noel Foucher Retires After 40 Years Of Devoted Service
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 27 December 2013
Noel Foucher Vice President of the Bakewell Company and Director of Distribution for Bakewell Media is retiring as of January 1, 2014.  Noel has been dedicated to working in the community for the past ... read more >>
MyFriendshouseLA, proves that a house is more than a home
Written by Edward Rice, III Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 December 2013
MyfriendshouseLA volunteers prepare to distribute food to the needy This year, Christmas fell on a Wednesday and for many people in the southland and throughout the world signified the arrival of one ... read more >>
Remembering Oscar Grant
Written by Charlene Muhammad Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 December 2013
Oscar Grant's daughter Tatiana (L-R) Ryan Coogler, filmmaker and director of "Fruitvale Station" and Cephus "Uncle Bobby" Johnson, Grant's uncle, speaking to students at Berkeley International High ... read more >>
Activist/ Author Chronicles Oscar Grant Trial
Written by Staff and Wire Report 22 December 2013
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, journalist/author, activist and a Contributing Writer to the Los Angeles Sentinel and L.A. Watts Times Newspapers, has launched a fundraising project to publish her first book, ... read more >>
Pressure Continues to Build for Higher Minimum Wage
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 19 December 2013
    Demonstrators rally for better wages outside a McDonalds in Chicago, Thursday, Dec., 5, 2013. Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across ... read more >>
Somalia native right at home with U.S. Trust
Written by Brandon Brooks, Managing Editor, Kenneth Miller, Asst. Managing Editor & Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 19 December 2013
Dega Nalayeh, Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor for U.S Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management Nothing ever came easy for financial expert, Dega Nalayeh, but the Somalia native, ... read more >>
VIDEO: President Obama on Steve Harvey Show
Written by Princess Manasseh 19 December 2013
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Hollywood Park Stumbles to Finish
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 19 December 2013
Historical Race Track Closes Down Most of the prominent faces associated with the glory days of Hollywood Park racetrack since it opened in 1938 are white, but the desperate bettors who tried to keep ... read more >>
Who Replaces Marguerite LaMotte?
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 19 December 2013
Acclaimed and retired educator George McKenna appears to be the best candidate. Dr. McKenna has been an educator, an administrator and a superintendent at the highest levels of education. He is well ... read more >>
Past and Present Converge at Mandela’s Burial
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 19 December 2013
Even soldiers could not hold back tears at Mandela’s funeral (NNPA photo by George E. Curry) With a rich mixture of ceremonial military pomp and ancient tribal customs, Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s ... read more >>

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