USC to Replace Village with More Student Housing
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--USC was given the OK this month by the city of Los Angeles to start planning housing and retail complexes for students living in the University Park community. The Los Angeles City Council's ... read more >>
MTA Implements Hiring Freeze
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--Faced with looming state budget cuts, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors implemented a hiring freeze last Thursday. Current state budget cuts will create a $136.3 million ... read more >>
Manor Looses Funding After Confrontation with LAHSA
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 11 December 2008
L.A. resident Barbara Coleman is seeking answers, she said, as to why the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority withdrew funding for a homeless shelter "that is currently being underutilized. ... read more >>
Jamiel's Law Could Make the Ballot Next Spring
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--A last-minute push December 5 from supporters of "Jamiel's Law" resulted in more than 76,000 signed petitions that could get the initiative on the city ballot next spring. The family ... read more >>
Change of Power
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 04 December 2008
Mark Ridley-Thomas, Isadore Hall and Rod Wright have been passed the torch as they assumed their respective roles from political icons. The first item on the agenda for Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas ... read more >>
US Military Deaths in Iraq War at 4,206
Written by Associated Press 04 December 2008
As of Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at least 4,206 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military ... read more >>
Obama's Africa Policy Draws Concern
Written by Special to the NNPA from GIN 04 December 2008
President-elect Obama's choice for U.S. Treasury Secretary could have far reaching consequences for Africa which is why his two picks for the post are drawing critical comments from some Africa ... read more >>
Fear Discouraging U.S. Residents from Visiting Mexico
Written by Arthur H. Rotsen (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
The recent spate of drug-related killings in Nogales, Mexico, is driving apart what have long been close-knit communities, discouraging some residents of its Arizona sister city from crossing the border. ... read more >>
Prosecutor: Black Man's Dragging Death No Hate Crime
Written by Gordon Jackson (Special to the NNPA from the Dallas Examiner) 04 December 2008
Bitterness and anger remains at a boiling point over two months after friends, family and supporters learned the fate of Brandon McClelland, the 24-year-old African- American killed in a case similar ... read more >>
John Mercer Langston 1829 - 1897
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 December 2008
John Mercer Langston was born a free man in Louisa County, Virginia. He was the son of Ralph Quarles, a White plantation owner and Lucy Langston, a Black Native American woman, one of Quarles' ... read more >>
Freeman Barred from Union
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--The president of a Los Angeles chapter of the Service Employees International Union has been barred from the union for misusing member funds, the union announced last Wednesday. SEIU Local 6434 ... read more >>
Black Friday Didn't Allay Economic Fears
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--Shoppers jammed Southland stores and malls on "Black Friday"--the first day of the Christmas shopping season--but analysts said it could be one of the worst retail seasons in years because ... read more >>
King Hospital Top Priority for Ridley-Thomas
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--Mark Ridley-Thomas was sworn in Monday as Second District Los Angeles County supervisor after winning an election race on a promise to make healthcare his top priority and work to bring about ... read more >>
Compton Holds 'Gifts for Guns' Event
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--More guns were taken off the streets Saturday during Compton's annual "Gifts for Guns" program, the Sheriff's Department reported. In an effort to curb violent crime in the city--which ... read more >>
Mervyn Dymally: A Political Icon (Part 2)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 December 2008
Part 2 In 1980, Dymally returned to public office and became the first foreign Black to be elected to the United States Congress where he served for 12 years. During his tenure, he served as chairman ... read more >>
LAUSD Tries to Oust First Black Superintendent Brewer
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 04 December 2008
The second largest school district in the nation has decided to table the fate of its first Black Superintendent David L. Brewer until next week because the lone African-American member on the Los ... read more >>
World AIDS Day
Written by Danielle Mosher 27 November 2008
December 1st marks World AIDS Day. The observance started in 1988 to provide a unique opportunity to highlight the seriousness of the epidemic. Unfortunately, today HIV infection rates continue to ... read more >>
Rosewood
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 November 2008
Rosewood was a predominantly Black town in Florida that experienced one of the most vicious massacres of Black people in America early in the 20th century. That the massacre was not widely reported ... read more >>
Bilal Learning Center Honors Shah
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 27 November 2008
Murad Muhammad provides uplifting keynote Longtime Muslim and community advocate Naim Shah Sr. hailed his brother Khalid Shah as his hero in accepting his award as honoree at the  25th annual ... read more >>
Zimbabwe Rejects Carter, Annan, Machel
Written by Celean Jacobson (Associated Press) 27 November 2008
Zimbabwe has refused to let Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter and a South African human rights advocate visit the impoverished country for a humanitarian mission, the three said Saturday. The former U.N. secretary ... read more >>
Suit Alleges New Orleans' "Road Home" Program Discriminates Against Blacks
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Louisiana Weekly 27 November 2008
Civil rights and fair housing groups have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Louisiana Recovery Authority. The suit alleges that the Road ... read more >>
Obama Economic Plan aims for 2.5M New Jobs by 2011
Written by Will Lester 27 November 2008
President-elect Barack Obama promoted an economic plan Saturday he said would provide 2.5 million jobs by rebuilding roads and bridges and modernizing schools while developing alternative energy sources ... read more >>
Coast Guards Seize $32 Million Worth of Pot
Written by City News Service 27 November 2008
CNS--A Newport Beach-based Coast Guard crew last week made a 9,987-pound marijuana seizure about 100 miles southwest of San Diego, an amount estimated to be worth $32 million, it was reported. The ... read more >>
City Agrees to $13 Million Payout for Mayday Melee
Written by City News Service 27 November 2008
CNS--The city of Los Angeles has tentatively agreed to pay nearly $13 million to immigration protesters and bystanders injured by police officers during a melee at MacArthur Park last year, it was ... read more >>
City Urged to Cut Back on Spending
Written by City News Service 27 November 2008
CNS--A projected $110 million deficit could be reduced if the city of Los Angeles delays the purchase of police squad cars, trims fewer trees and installs fewer left-turn arrows, according to a report ... read more >>

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