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 >>
Unemployment for Black Women at 4-Year Low
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 07 November 2013
National Urban League’s Valerie R. Wilson says Black women are still stuck in low-paying jobs. As job prospects for Whites and Black men have slowed or stalled completely, Black women continue to ... read more >>
A Second Chance For Military Veterans
Written by Xavier Higgs 07 November 2013
Gregory Scott has a calling. As CEO of the New Directions for Veterans his calling is making a difference in other people’s lives. From his office in building #116, New Directions for Veterans, which ... read more >>
Former Sentinel Editor Ron Dungee Dies
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing 07 November 2013
His broadcast journalism career spanned 30 years. The often quiet albeit very much respected veteran broadcast-journalist who spent 13 years as Managing Editor and Sports Editor of the Los Angeles Sentinel, ... read more >>
METRO Summit is a Roaring Start in Right Direction
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 31 October 2013
Danny Bakewell Senior speaks at the Metro to Crenshaw Business Opportunity Summit on Monday October 28, 2013. Business/economic fair at CAAM attracts hundreds On a crisp clear Monday morning at California ... read more >>
Racing’s New Pole Position
Written by Edward Rice, IIISentinel Contributing Writer 31 October 2013
Wallace celebrates his victory Saturday October 26 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia (photo courtesy of Toyota Racing) At the age of 20, Darrell Wallace Jr. has only been licensed to drive in his ... read more >>
Health Insurance Website Stumbles on Launch
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 31 October 2013
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, right, visits a math classroom at Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in Brooklyn borough of New York, ... read more >>
Black Clergy Push 'Obamacare' Enrollment as Glitches Get Fixed
Written by Hazel Trice Edney 24 October 2013
  Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner and Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian are among 14 leading Black preachers who sent a letter to the President recently,  assuring they will organize and ... read more >>
Obama Designates Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith as Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2013
Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith Recently, President Obama announced that he has designated Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith to be the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. “I am proud ... read more >>
Caribbean Nations United for Reparations
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 24 October 2013
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves Makes the case for reparations (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) In a move that has implications for Blacks throughout the U.S., more than a dozen Caribbean nations have ... read more >>
The California Wellness Foundation Recognizes 21st Annual California Peace Prize Honorees
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2013
          Peace Promoters Each Receive $25,000     (Pictured from left to right) Sister, Taryn Simmons; Mother, Carol Morack; Honoree Tasha Williamson; Auntie, Deborah McGill; Daughter, ... read more >>
Former South Central LA High School Dropout is Featured Speaker at ‘Champions’ Gala
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2013
Markel Kidd Two years ago Markel Kidd was a high school dropout. Growing up in Los Angeles’ South Central neighborhood, Markel says it was all too easy to get caught up in the gangs, violence and ... read more >>
Crenshaw/LAX Leadership Council Advocates for Crenshaw/Inglewood Community
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2013
The Crenshaw/LAX Leadership Council (CLC) is composed of 25 community based activists with a history of advocacy and accomplishment in the area to be impacted by the new Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. The ... read more >>
Local Leaders, Students, and Compton Residents Step Up For Breast Cancer
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2013
Official Support — In an effort to raise breast cancer awareness, Compton residents put on their sneakers and hit the streets for the Second Annual “Walk For a Cure,” Saturday, October 19, in front ... read more >>
Taste of Soul Rocks Crenshaw from Beginning to End
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 24 October 2013
  Massive Cultural Community Celebration Satisfies All The official opening ceremony had yet to begin when tens of thousands started to flood Crenshaw Blvd. for the 8th annual Taste of Soul ‘Family ... read more >>
Black Farmers Finally Collect in $1.2 Billion in Discrimination Case
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 24 October 2013
President Barack Obama signs the Claims Resolution Act of 2010, which settles long-standing lawsuits by African American farmers and Native Americans against the federal government, in the Eisenhower ... read more >>
Morris Day to Perform, Ridley Thomas to be Honored at Brotherhood’s 45th Anniversary Gala
Written by Staff and Wire Report 24 October 2013
  Funk Icons, Morris Day and the Time, will headline the Brotherhood Crusade’s annual gala this year on November 1, which marks the organization’s 45th anniversary. This year Los Angeles County Board ... read more >>