L.A. County Unemployment Rate Holds Steady
Written by City News Service 24 April 2014
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County held steady at 8.7 percent in March, compared to the previous month, the state Employment Development Department announced on Friday ... read more >>
USC Halloween Shooter gets 40 Years to Life
Written by Terri Vermeulen Keith City News Service 24 April 2014
USC shooting victim Geno Hall (file photo)   A 21-year-old man was sentenced April 18, to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the USC ... read more >>
Jimmy Carter says his Life Shaped by ‘Black Culture’
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 17 April 2014
Photo by David Hume Kennerly/LBJ Foundation.    Although he grew up in a rural farming community in Georgia during an era of rigid racial segregation in the 1920s and 1930s,  former President ... read more >>
Angelenos Pay Highest Auto Insurance Premiums
Written by City News Service 17 April 2014
 Los Angeles County drivers pay the highest automobile insurance premiums in California, according to a report released April 8 by the personal finance social network WalletHub. The report says Glendale ... read more >>
The Brotherhood Crusade: Bridging the Digital Divide in South Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 April 2014
  The Brotherhood Crusade is helping to bridge the digital divide in South Los Angeles with the reopening of its Youth Source Center, which now includes a state-of-the-art computer lab. A ribbon-cutting ... read more >>
Student Wins at LA County Science Fair, Qualifies for Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 April 2014
  Legend has it that the Fountain of Youth restores the youth of anyone who bathes in its waters. For centuries, we have been captivated by the question of how we age. Local high school junior Caleb ... read more >>
Officers Tampered with Voice Recording Equipment, According to Report
Written by City News Service 17 April 2014
Tampering was to avoid being monitored   Los Angeles police officers tampered with voice recording equipment in dozens of patrol cars to avoid being monitored while on duty, according to records ... read more >>
SEIU Local 99 Members Issue No Endorsement in LAUSD District 1 School Board Election
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 April 2014
SEIU Local 99, which represents more than 30,000 cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, special education assistants and other school support staff at LAUSD, has decided not to endorse a candidate ... read more >>
Demonstrators Want Tighter Pollution Regulations
Written by City News Service 17 April 2014
  Exide Technologies (file photo) Demonstrators rallied recently to demand tougher statewide action on plants like the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon, where recent samples showed ... read more >>
Garcetti Releases $8.1 Billion Budget Proposal
Written by City News Service 17 April 2014
South L.A. Councilman Price Weighs In Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled an $8.1 billion budget proposal on April 14 that includes money for expanding library hours, hiring more firefighters and code enforcement ... read more >>
Black LAPD Captain Files Suit Against City
Written by City News Service 17 April 2014
Capt. Byford Whittingham also alleges discrimination A Black Los Angeles police captain is suing the city, alleging he was denied promotions because he did not conform with what he claims is Chief Charlie ... read more >>
Falsely Convicted Black N.Y. Man Finally Exonerated After 24-Years
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 April 2014
FREE AT LAST: Jonathan Fleming’s case was reportedly finalized on April 8 before a Brooklyn judge only months before he was eligible for parole for his 25-years-to-life sentence. Brooklyn native Jonathan ... read more >>
Mike Gipson Has His Eye On The 64th
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer brian@lasentinel.net 17 April 2014
 Current Assemblymember of the 64th District, Isadore Hall, has endorsed Gipson for the position stating, “we need to elect experienced leaders with the proven ability to bring people together to ... read more >>
Fatal California Bus Crash Claims Ten Lives
Written by Princess Manasseh LA Sentinel Contributing Writer 17 April 2014
  Bus_crash2- ENGAGED: “At the end. I’m so glad that the Lord took them both at the same time.” Said Michael Mayvett’s grandmother of he and his Fiancée Mattison Haywood PHOTO: Facebook Bus_crash4- ... read more >>
Servant Leader and a Friend to the Community
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 17 April 2014
Unconventional Leader: Senior Vice President of U.S. Bank, Darrell Brown is not only a leader, but also a friend and mentor (Photos By: Valerie Goodloe) 92204938 Senior Vice President of U.S. Bank ... read more >>
Vegas Judges Redeem Pacquiao He’s back in Money Sweepstakes with victory over Bradley
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 13 April 2014
  Timothy Bradley said all of the right things going into his rematch with super star Manny Pacquiao, but he did most of the wrong things in the ring, which cost him his WBO welterweight title and ... read more >>
REP. WATERS SPEAKS ON BUS CRASH
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 13 April 2014
  Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement  in wake of the tragic bus crash in Northern California which involved Los Angeles-area students: "I extend my deepest condolences ... read more >>
The California-Hawaii Conference of the NAACP applauds Obama ACA, Covered California Success
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 11 April 2014
March 31 marked the close of the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. Recently, President Barack Obama announced that 7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance ... read more >>
Free Food Industry Seminar Offered Tips for Business Success
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 April 2014
The Board of Equalization’s free Food Industry Seminar in Hermosa Beach was a huge success   California State Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton conducted a Food Industry Seminar ... read more >>
Postal Service Extends Collection Hours at Select Greater Los Angeles Area Locations for Tax Day April Several mail processing facilities will collect stamped mail until midnight
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 April 2014
Select postal facilities will be extending mail collection service on April 15 to accommodate last-minute tax filers who want the safety and security of the U.S. Mail to send personal information on tax ... read more >>
Workers Protest ‘Wage Theft’ at South L.A. McDonald’s
Written by City News Service 10 April 2014
   A group of protesters marched today into a McDonald's in South Los Angeles over allegations of wage theft in the fast food industry, with one employee walking up to his manager to demand justice ... read more >>
Africa University names Furusa as new vice chancellor
Written by Maidstone Mulenga 10 April 2014
   Africa University, the top United Methodist-related institution in Africa, is getting a new vice chancellor, effective July 1 this year. Dr. Munashe Furusa, currently serving as dean of the College ... read more >>
The Black Women's Agenda, Inc., AARP Launch Series of Forums on Family Caregiving
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 April 2014
Because They Care - Jackie Joyner-Kersee (2nd right), three-time Olympic champion and youth and family advocate, joined The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. (BWA) and AARP in New York to launch a series ... read more >>
EBONY Magazine Partners with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Release the State of the Black Family Survey
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 April 2014
 In the May issue of EBONY magazine, the publication partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to release the State of the Black Family Survey.  In the study, a national sample of 1,005 African-American ... read more >>
McDonald's, Harlem's Fashion Row Launch 2014 McCafe Student Fashion Design Competition
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 April 2014
Celebrity stylist June Ambrose spoke to Howard University students  about diversity in fashion, as a part of a Harlem's Fashion Row-U (HFR-U) initiative presented by McCafe. McDonald's partnered ... read more >>

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