City Scholars Foundation Honors Watts Non-Profit Executive Director
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 December 2013
  Theresa Gartland, executive director of Operation Progress and Sharanelle Clark, senior administrator of product planning for Hitachi Automotive Services at the Celebrate City Scholars Luncheon Recognizing ... read more >>
Forum Celebrates African American Leadership in Electric Auto Industry
Written by George White, Special to the Sentinel 06 December 2013
    Mike Robinson with LA Sparks President, Vinnie Malcolm attend event celebrating African American Leadership to create cleaner cars, jobs and healthier communities.   Janea Scott, CalETC Executive ... read more >>
Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95
Written by Sentinel News Services 05 December 2013
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority ... read more >>
LAUSD Icon and Board Member Marguerite LaMotte Dies
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 05 December 2013
The lone Black Los Angeles Unified School District board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte has died, according to district a spokesperson Thursday. She was 80. The date and details surrounding her ... read more >>
VIDEO: President Obama Speaks on the Death of Nelson Mandela
Written by Super User 05 December 2013
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Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 04 December 2013
[“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things ... read more >>
Marissa Alexander Hopes for Bond After Being Imprisoned Over Two Years
Written by D. Kevin McNeir Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 28 November 2013
    Marissa Alexander enters the courtroom for her bond hearing Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. Alexander is getting a new trial after a court overturned her 20-year prison sentence ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Services 28 November 2013
  A man suspected of shooting an Inglewood police officer responding to a domestic dispute who then holed up inside a home with two hostages for more than eight hours surrendered tonight.    According ... read more >>
View of Park is Clear Thanks to Watts Resident Ronald Antwine’ s vision will soon become a reality
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 28 November 2013
  The week of Thanksgiving is reserved for family feast and gatherings large and small, but for lifelong Watts residents Ronald Antwine this annual holiday ritual will be particularly special because ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 November 2013
A Los Angeles jury recently concluded that Jabari Jumaane, 53, an African-American firefighter who has been with the Los Angeles City Fire Department for 27-years had been the victim of racial discrimination, ... read more >>
Jesse Jackson Celebrates 72nd Birthday
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Contributing Writer 28 November 2013
  Reverend Jesse Jackson celebrated his 72nd birthday Friday, November 22 with the help of his longtime friends and political allies Andrew Young, Maxine Waters, and Karen Bass. More than a month ... read more >>
Sen. Feinstein and New Frontier Democratic Club Fuel Sebastian Ridley-Thomas for 54th Assembly District
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 28 November 2013
  With one week remaining before the Dec. 3 Special Election for 54th Assembly District, leading candidate Sebastian Ridley-Thomas announced additional endorsements from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein ... read more >>
The Big Lie, Thanksgiving Day, and Consumer Spending
Written by Saeed Shabazz Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 28 November 2013
  Retailers anticipate raking in billions from consumers during the holidays. Photo by Mgnonline Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November largely because of successful ... read more >>
Written by LA Sentinel News Service 26 November 2013
Herb Wesson Courtesy Photo   With the arrival of the holiday shopping activities and Black Friday, Council President Herb Wesson has joined the LAPD in the launch of the “Lock It, Hide It, Keep ... read more >>
Late Mississippi Civil Rights Hero Clyde Kennard Honored in D.C.
Written by Avis Thomas-Lester Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 26 November 2013
Greeted at Airport. Chicago, Illinois: Clyde Kennard, 35, the first Negro to try to integrate a Mississippi university, is greeted by his sister, Mrs. Sara Tarpley, at O'Hare Airport here early February ... read more >>
Malcolm X diary sale ban extended indefinitely
Written by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press 23 November 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday extended her ban on sales of a book containing Malcolm X's diaries until evidence in a court challenge can be heard next year. U.S. District Judge Laura ... read more >>
WFP feeds 3M after typhoon; aid in Kenya camps cut
Written by Jason Straziuso, Associated Press 23 November 2013
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- After early delays caused by massive infrastructure damage, the World Food Program is now providing food to 3 million typhoon victims in the Philippines, but the needs there and ... read more >>
Assata Shakur and Plight of U.S. Political Prisoners, ‘Unfinished Business’
Written by Askia Muhammad, Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 22 November 2013
Black Liberation Army member, Assata Shakur (a.k.a. Joanne Chesimard) leaves Middlesex County courthouse after Superior Court Judge Theodore Appleby added a 26 to 33 year sentence to life term she is ... read more >>
African-American Orthopedic Surgeons Making Their Mark
Written by Ayana Jones, Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune 22 November 2013
(L-R) Drs. Julius K. Oni, Eric Williams, Richard E. Grant, John Handal, James Raphael, Anthony Ndu and Minn Saing are surgeons of Einstein Orthopedics. PHOTO SUBMITTED BY EINSTEIN HEALTHCARE NETWORK Four ... read more >>
USC Black Alumni Launch 1000 for $1000 Scholarship Campaign
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 November 2013
USC Black Alumni Association As one of the leading Black alumni organizations in the world, the USC Black Alumni Association has distinguished itself by staying true to its core mission to improve outcomes ... read more >>
Politics is something in their blood
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 November 2013
  Politics is something in their blood. LA City Council President Herb Wesson and his son and legislative deputy, Justin Wesson attended a recent campaign event honoring Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, leading ... read more >>
Subtle Racism Damages Health
Written by Jazelle HuntNNPA Washington Correspondent 07 November 2013
Patrice Yursik, writer and founder of award-winning blog, Afrobella, does not appreciate common microaggression (Photo courtesy of Patrice Grell Yursik/ “My office says my name, Rachel, ... read more >>
Let’s Move! Inspires Fitness and Fun in South Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 November 2013
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science hosts 3k and 5k Run/Walk and health fair for the whole family On Saturday October 26, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Saturday ... read more >>
Families enroll in Obamacare during Mitchell Workshop
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 November 2013
Diverse crowd gathers to hear about Obamacare benefits Covered CA’s Peter Lee promises South L.A. crowd benefits & website that work Bringing in Covered California Executive Director, Peter ... read more >>
Sharpton demands profiling guarantee from Macy's
Written by Deepti Hajela Associated Press 07 November 2013
The Rev. Al Sharpton leaves Macy's flagship store, in New York, after a meeting with the CEO of Macy's to talk about racial profiling, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. It follows an incident in which a leading ... read more >>