Activist/ Author Chronicles Oscar Grant Trial
Written by Staff and Wire Report 22 December 2013
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, journalist/author, activist and a Contributing Writer to the Los Angeles Sentinel and L.A. Watts Times Newspapers, has launched a fundraising project to publish her first book, ... read more >>
Pressure Continues to Build for Higher Minimum Wage
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 19 December 2013
    Demonstrators rally for better wages outside a McDonalds in Chicago, Thursday, Dec., 5, 2013. Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across ... read more >>
Somalia native right at home with U.S. Trust
Written by Brandon Brooks, Managing Editor, Kenneth Miller, Asst. Managing Editor & Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 19 December 2013
Dega Nalayeh, Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor for U.S Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management Nothing ever came easy for financial expert, Dega Nalayeh, but the Somalia native, ... read more >>
VIDEO: President Obama on Steve Harvey Show
Written by Princess Manasseh 19 December 2013
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Hollywood Park Stumbles to Finish
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 19 December 2013
Historical Race Track Closes Down Most of the prominent faces associated with the glory days of Hollywood Park racetrack since it opened in 1938 are white, but the desperate bettors who tried to keep ... read more >>
Who Replaces Marguerite LaMotte?
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 19 December 2013
Acclaimed and retired educator George McKenna appears to be the best candidate. Dr. McKenna has been an educator, an administrator and a superintendent at the highest levels of education. He is well ... read more >>
Past and Present Converge at Mandela’s Burial
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 19 December 2013
Even soldiers could not hold back tears at Mandela’s funeral (NNPA photo by George E. Curry) With a rich mixture of ceremonial military pomp and ancient tribal customs, Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s ... read more >>
LA SENTINEL URGES LAUSD BOARD TO APPOINT GEORGE MCKENNA
Written by LA Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 19 December 2013
  LA SENTINEL URGES LAUSD BOARD TO APPOINT GEORGE MCKENNA                 AN OPEN LETTER TO THE LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD   Let's End The Debate, Appoint ... read more >>
Baldwin Hills Flood Survivor Sought
Written by Princess Manasseh 12 December 2013
OVERFLOWING: This aerial shot of the La Brea Avenue and Rodeo Road intersection gives a view of how extensive the flooding was from the Baldwin Hills Dam Failure Saturday, December 14 1963. PHOTO: Sentinel ... read more >>
Obama Praises Mandela as ‘Great Liberator’
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 12 December 2013
President Barack Obama described Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first Black elected president, as “the last great liberator of the 20th century” and thanked the grieving nation for sharing their ... read more >>
Mandela’s Legacy, Unmatched Resolve
Written by by Eric Kyle Henry Lee 12 December 2013
December 5th marked the passing of one of history’s greatest leaders, Nelson Mandela. The shocking news reverberated across the world, leading millions to reflect upon and honor the life of this storied ... read more >>
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas takes Oath of Office
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 12 December 2013
    Assumes duties of California State Assembly member for the 54th District On Thursday December 5 the Honorable Sebastian Ridley-Thomas took his oath of office and assumed his official duties as ... read more >>
VIDEO: Jim Brown Gives President Obama A 'C'
Written by Super User 12 December 2013
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Wesson Offers Reward to Find Killer of 7 Year-Old
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 12 December 2013
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson has announced a $75,000 reward for information in the shooting death of 7 year old Taalib Pecantte and the attempted murder of his mother Sawan Mock. Wesson ... read more >>
Nelson Mandela Celebrated during International Memorial
Written by Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer 12 December 2013
    President Barak Obama and Winnie Mandela at Nelson Mandela memorial 2013 President and First Lady Obama joined former presidentsGeorge W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter December 10 in Johannesburg ... read more >>
Marguerite LaMotte Leaves Lasting Legacy
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 12 December 2013
LaMotte reading with kids LAUSD Board Member Services Scheduled The Los Angeles Community and the massive Los Angeles Unified School District are still reeling after the stunning demise of treasured ... read more >>
TransAfrica Movement Had Many PartsThat Mobilized to Free Nelson Mandela
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 12 December 2013
  Randall Robinson (right), founder and now, president emiritus of TransAfrica and Nelson Mandela (Sentinel File Photo) The world continues to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela who died ... read more >>
VIDEO: President Obama Speaks at a Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela
Written by Super User 10 December 2013
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PHOTOS: Jesse Jackson Birthday
Written by Princess Manasseh 10 December 2013
Acclaimed Songstress Chaka Kahn was in attendance, even taking the stage after dinner to sing a couple songs Photo Robert Torrance Sentinel Photographer   Birthday Boy Jesse Jackson with long ... read more >>
VIDEO: R. Kelly Honors Nelson Mandela with 'Soldier's Heart'
Written by Super User 07 December 2013
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VIDEO: Arsenio Hall & R. Kelly Pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela
Written by Super User 07 December 2013
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Fisk Seeks Accreditation
Written by Special to the NNPA from the The Tennessee Tribune 06 December 2013
  Dr. H. James Williams, Fisk University President (File Photo) Fisk University President Dr. H. James Williams and a team of top Fisk administrators were set to visit Atlanta in early December to ... read more >>
Judge Cunningham Files Excessive Force Complaint
Written by Staff and Wire Report 06 December 2013
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cunningham III filed an excessive force complaint against UCLA Campus police recently, after they pulled him over and “roughed him up” over the Thanksgiving ... read more >>
FAST-FOOD STRIKES AIM AT 100 US CITIES
Written by Associated Press 06 December 2013
Demonstrators in support of fast food workers protest outside a McDonald's as they demand higher wages and the right to form a union without retaliation, Monday, July 29, 2013, in New York's Union Square. ... read more >>
Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic
Written by MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press 06 December 2013
In this image made available Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013, Harrison Odjegba Okene poses for a portrait inside a decompression chamber after being rescued from three days underwater (AP Photo) Entombed at the ... read more >>

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