This Week in Black History (Feb.5-11)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 04 February 2015
' (Barack Obama) Feb. 5 1990- Columbia University graduate and Harvard University law student, Barack Obama, became the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review. Feb. 6 1945- Native ... read more >>
Suspicious package on Crenshaw investigated by LAPD
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 04 February 2015
LAPD officers block off the area while investigating "suspicious package" at Metro stop. (Amen Oyiboke/LA Sentinel) The discovery of "suspicious packages" near the Metro Expo Line station on Exposition ... read more >>
Person Enterprises Presents: The PHD Experience
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 02 February 2015
Sunday, January 25, Raymond Person of Person Enterprises creatively directed and produced The PHD Experience at Philippe Chow in Beverly Hills. The eclectic cultural event featured a live band, performances ... read more >>
Historical March to Focus on Challenges to Black Community
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 31 January 2015
Thousands of community residents along with some of the most powerful and influential advocates from the civil rights community, advocates for human justice, religious leaders, proponents of quality ... read more >>
SEIU 721, Women, and Teachers All Endorse Jacque Robinson for Mayor
Written by LAWT News Service 31 January 2015
 (Jacque Robinson)    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721, United Teachers of Pasadena, and the National Women’s Political Caucus of Greater Pasadena, has endorsed Jacque ... read more >>
Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ California Budget Priorities Forum
Written by Charlene Muhammad, Sentinel Contributing Writer 31 January 2015
Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas held the California Budget Priorities Forum at Dorsey High School Math, Science and Technology Magnet on January 24 to examine spending priorities for the state’s ... read more >>
Los Angeles declared January 16, 2015 as Dr. La-Doris McClaney Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 January 2015
On behalf of 3.8 million Angelenos, L.A. City Council honors African American woman who gave millions   Dr. La-Doris McClaney with Los Angeles City Council president Herb Wesson, Jr. as January ... read more >>
Fight Continues Despite Commuted Sentence for Former Cop
Written by Starla Muhammad, Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 30 January 2015
Left to right: Leonard F. Muhammad of the Nation of Islam, Bishop Connie Bansa of Church of the Living God, Rosalind Morgan, Howard Morgan, Atty. Benjamin Crump, radio host Cliff Kelley at a press conference ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2015
                            The National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) presents the 16th Annual Black College Expo (BCE), Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to ... read more >>
Wesson Begins Re-election Bid with Flurry of Endorsements
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2015
Herb Wesson Signifying the fact that he’s taking his re-election campaign seriously, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson announced a flurry of influential endorsements as he campaigns to ... read more >>
Biden Promotes Obama’s Free College Proposal During L.A. Visit
Written by City News Service 30 January 2015
 Vice President Joe Biden shares a joke as he visits the dental hygiene program at West Los Angeles College in Culver City, Calif., on Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Marcus Yam, Pool)  Vice ... read more >>
Coca-Cola and Steve Harvey Partner to Motivate Moms and Teens
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2015
(courtesy photo) The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program returns this year with a stronger focus on African American moms and their impact on the academic success of their teens. Building on the initiative’s ... read more >>
Danielle Holley – Walker, Dean of Howard University School of Law visits Southland
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2015
(Courtesy Photo) Danielle Holley-Walker, was named Dean of Howard University School of Law in June, 2014 by the new President of Howard University, Dr. Wayne Fredricks, MD.   Dean Holley-Walker, is ... read more >>
Cal State L.A. Alumnus Receives YMCA Human Dignity Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2015
Marx L. Cazenave II is co-founder and former CEO of Progress Investment Management Company   (courtesy photo) The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles honored Cal State L.A. alumnus Marx L. Cazenave II, ... read more >>
New Directions President to Receive ‘Local Hero’ Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2015
(courtesy photo) The National Black MBA Association Los Angeles chapter will present Gregory C. Scott, president  & CEO of New Directions for Veterans, with the “Local Hero Award” at their ... read more >>
Aligning for Black Excellence in Higher Education Summit
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 29 January 2015
USC’s Black Alumni Association hosts a discussion about Obama’s 2020 Goal for Education     In support to President Obama’s 2020 Goal for Education, USC’s Black Alumni Association and several ... read more >>
U.S. Conference of Mayors Unveils Community Policing Recommendations
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2015
  U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson, flanked by Columbia, S.C. Mayor Stephen Benjamin, left, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, speaks to reporters during ... read more >>
Jim Moss, Former Daily N.Y. Newspaper Publisher Dies at 72
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 29 January 2015
  Jim Moss, who served 10 years as one of a handful of Black publishers of an American daily newspaper, died Jan. 20 of throat cancer. He was 72. Moss was the executive editor of The (Middletown, N.Y.) ... read more >>
GM Highlights Diversity at Detroit Auto Show
Written by Freddie Allen, Senior Washington Correspondent 29 January 2015
Ed Welburn, vice president of Global Design for General Motors, talks about the Avenir, Buick's concept sedan at the Buick Global Reveal Event in Detroit, Mich. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)     DETROIT (NNPA) ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Jan. 29-Feb.4)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 29 January 2015
(Oprah Winfrey) January 29 1954- Iconic talk show host, actress, filmmaker and billionaire Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Winfrey is known for her philanthropic efforts and her historic ... read more >>
HBCUs Divided over Free Community College Plan
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 29 January 2015
Jarvis Christian College President Lester C. Newman Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education ... read more >>
Rev. Jackson Closes 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 January 2015
Rev. Jesse Jackson and World Bank Group, President, Jim Yong Kim, M.D., PhD. at the Thursday WSP Awards Luncheon. (Margot Jordan) Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, ... read more >>
Democrats defend naming Rep. Andre Carson to House Intelligence panel
Written by Associated Press 24 January 2015
Top Democrats are defending their appointment of Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) to the House Intelligence Committee after Republican objections concerning his religious beliefs. House Democratic Leader Nancy ... read more >>
Hip Hop School Celebrates Success, Inspires Youth
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 24 January 2015
YoYo School of Hip Hop Arts and Academic Program brought a night of dreams while bridging the gap to education. On Saturday, January 18th, two days prior to Martin Luther King, Jr. day, community members, ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 January 2015
On Dec. 22, 2014, the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Board of Directors elected Gloria D. Gray to serve as its board president and Carol W. Kwan to serve as its board vice president ... read more >>