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Dr. Willie O. Jones Sworn in
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2011
July 5, 2011-4th District Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones was sworn in today to his first four year term. Councilman Jones was sworn in approximately 2 1/2 years prior upon winning a special election to ... read more >>
Kilpatrick Has His Say
Written by Zenobia Jefferies (Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen) 08 July 2011
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick meets with the media in his office on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005. Voters gave Kilpatrick the second chance he asked for in a come-from-behind victory, although he said he recognized ... read more >>
New Book Compiles Mandela’s Inspirational Thoughts and Reflections
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 July 2011
A new book that filters Nelson Mandela's thoughts into 2,200 quotes on everything from his stint in Robben Island, his presidency, the reconciliation process, and even his grief over the loss of his own ... read more >>
Rep. Barbara Lee, Congresswoman and Activist
Written by Nick Chiles (Special to the NNPA) 07 July 2011
 Since her election in 1998 from Oakland, Calif.'s 9th Congressional District--the first woman ever elected to represent that community--Barbara Lee has been one of the most courageous and principled ... read more >>
US appeals court upholds Obama health care law
Written by Associated Press 07 July 2011
In the first ruling by a federal appeals court on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a panel in Cincinnati affirmed Wednesday that Congress can require Americans to have minimum insurance coverage.A ... read more >>
Edna Aliewine, a giant has fallen
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 July 2011
A volunteer, proprietor, community activist, mother and much more...Edna Aliewine, a pillar of the South Los Angeles community, died last Tuesday evening. A native and life-long resident of Los Angeles, ... read more >>
California Redistricting Commission Considers Gutting African – American Political Stronghold
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 July 2011
Visualization of proposed district map The Fourth of July holiday weekend, when Americans were taking the time to celebrate democracy, the California Redistricting Commission (CRC) was considering a move ... read more >>
Compton Student Inspires Others
Written by Tasia Smith (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 07 July 2011
Brains, brawn and a big heart: Compton High basketball star donates $40,000 free-throw prize to fellow contestantsWhat began as a project to get Compton High School seniors excited about college--and ... read more >>
“Crenshaw2China” delegation meets at City Hall
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 07 July 2011
Councilman Bernard Parks, Los Angeles Urban League, Crenshaw High School delegation and choir, and sponsor representatives gathered at City Hall. photo by Brian W. CarterCrenshaw High students, the L.A. ... read more >>
Soul Burger is flying high…
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 07 July 2011
Photo by Yelp's Matthew D. Soul Burger has taken flight and coming to a TV near you.By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterCollard greens, sweet potatoes, dressing, cheese, turkey patty and fried chicken—all ... read more >>
Education Spotlight: Daphne Bradford
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 07 July 2011
Daphne Bradford, CEO of Mothers of Many and Certified Apple digital media instructorBradford was selected recently for her innovative teaching skills in digital mediaBy Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff ... read more >>
“Remembering Gladys”
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 05 July 2011
Gladys Wesson-Strickland                                              photo by Brian W. CarterGladys and Herb WessonGladys Wesson-Strickland made her transition on Wednesday, June ... read more >>
New Funeral Homes Serves Low Income Families
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 02 July 2011
As a mortuary employee, Larry Bobo who is now a mortician himself, noticed a large number of families who could not afford to bury their loved ones. That was the main reason behind the opening of All Faiths ... read more >>
Pastor John H. Broadus Street and Monument Dedication
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 July 2011
The entire community is invited to attend the "Street Dedication and Monument Unveiling Ceremony" honoring The Late Pastor John Henry Broadous, on Sunday, July 3, 2011, at 3 p.m., at the Grace Temple Baptist ... read more >>
Leslie James Benson Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 July 2011
 Leslie James Benson was born January 24th, 1935 in Rosebud, Texas to the late Leslie Benson and Annie Lee (Best) Benson. He was the second of two children. The family moved to Dallas, Texas where Leslie ... read more >>
Historic Big Band Leaders
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 July 2011
Edward K. "Duke" EllingtonWilliam "Count" Basie*** Legends ***by Yussuf J. SimmondsSome Big Band LeadersDuke Ellington and Count Basie..."(A Duke and a Count)Part OneDUKE ELLINGTON"A Musical Genius of ... read more >>
Attorney General Harris Speaks on the State Budget
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 July 2011
The proposed $71 million cut will cripple California's statewide anti-gang and drug trafficking operations. Our Division of Law Enforcement leads 50 task forces across the state that target criminal gangs ... read more >>
Judicial Council Honors Achievements of State's African-American Justices
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 July 2011
San Francisco--The Judicial Council has unanimously approved a resolution that commends the significant achievements of the 17 African-American justices who have served, or are serving, on the California ... read more >>
NNPA Hosts Historic Conversation Between Reverend Al Sharpton and Dr. Cornel West
Written by Super User 01 July 2011
CHICAGO, IL. – Moderated by nationally syndicated journalist George Curry, Reverend Al Sharpton and Dr. Cornel West came together in Chicago to discuss “Blacks in the Age of President of Obama.”  ... read more >>
A Warrior Passes
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 July 2011
George Beaubian Beaubian (l) with his colleagues receiving the Brotherhood Crusade Medal of HonorThe Brotherhood Crusade Medal of Honor George Beaubian has been a leader in the community for almost five ... read more >>
The 1912 Tulsa Riots
Written by Ismail Muhammad (Intern) 01 July 2011
Looking Back at a Shameful Moment in American HistoryBy Ismail MuhammadSentinel InternIt began in the early evening of May 31, 1921. Rumors floated around Greenwood, an African-American enclave of Tulsa, ... read more >>
Parks Sworn – in for 3rd Term as Eighth District Councilmember
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 July 2011
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks took the oath of office for his third and final term on the Los Angeles City Council. City Clerk June Lagmay swore Parks in, as family, friends and staff members gathered ... read more >>
Debra Reid Fights for Parent’s Rights
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 July 2011
By Shirley HawkinsSentinel Contributing WriterIt was a parent's worst nightmare.Fourteen years ago, Gardena resident and mother of four Debra Reid was awakened at 1:30 a.m. by a phone call."A nurse from ... read more >>
Local family wins Verizon Wireless Sweepstakes!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 30 June 2011
A surprised Lathern family wins!Left to Right: Christina Gonzalez, Associate Director Multicultural Marketing for Verizon, Yolanda Lathern, Johnny Lathern, Emma Lathern, Valerie Lathern, Dorothy Lathern, ... read more >>
Blacks in Auto sports: Changing the game
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 30 June 2011
Strong RacingLogan RacingDavid LambertLambert on the trackFrom Left to Right: David Lambert, Pro Racer, Dr. James Logan, owner of Logan Racing, & Erica Abdullah Hill, co-owner of Strong Racing and ... read more >>

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