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Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments
Written by MARK SHERMAN Associated Press 30 April 2015
A rainbow colored flag, seen through an American flag, flies in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, April 27, 2015, as the Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that ... read more >>
Lynch sworn in, Black leaders hope for change
Written by Danielle Cralle, contributing writer 30 April 2015
Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by Loretta Lynch's father Lorenzo Lynch, second from left, and Loretta Lynch's husband Stephen Hargrove, second from right, administers the oath of office to Loretta ... read more >>
Baltimore Blows Up!
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Staff Writer 30 April 2015
 A demonstrator raises his fist as police stand in formation as a store burns, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  Community ... read more >>
City Struggles to Balance Transparency vs. Investigation Integrity in Gray’s Death Probe
Written by Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 30 April 2015
Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts updates the media on his department’s investigation into the in-custody death of Freddie Gray. (AFRO Photo/Roberto Alejandro)  Baltimore City officials ... read more >>
Hundreds gather for Rep. Bass' Africa Policy Forum on impact of 2015 elections in Africa
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2015
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif) (L-R) Eric Postel, Dr. Chris Fomunyoh, Omoyele Sowore and Dr. Chris Fomunyoh With 15 African nations scheduled to have national elections this year, 2015 could ... read more >>
Assy. Ridley-Thomas joins colleagues in big push to pass mental health legislative package
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2015
54th District Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas today joined fellow members of the California Assembly and Senate in a bipartisan effort to pass legislation that provide mental and behavioral support ... read more >>
Wesson and Council Salute Arts Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2015
Council President Herb Wesson congratulates Grammy-Nominated artist Aloe Blacc following his remarks at the Los Angeles City Council’s Arts Day ceremonies at City Hall. Wesson was joined by fellow ... read more >>
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Demands Apology; vows to push forward and keep constituents first
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 April 2015
African American Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown has demanded and apology through his lawyer from The Daily Breeze for making numerous false claims that has put the first term mayor’s reputation in jeopardy. The ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Comments on Corinthian Colleges’ Closure
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 April 2015
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued the following statement on the decision by Corinthian Colleges to discontinue its operations after years of fraudulent activity and ongoing state and federal ... read more >>
After rescue, a long, agonizing wait for migrants in Italy
Written by TRISHA THOMAS and KARL RITTER Associated Press 24 April 2015
Silla Zelia, 23, an asylum seeker from Ivory Coast, watches a soccer match at the Mineo center, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Sicily, Italy. The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that more than ... read more >>
Lynch to be sworn in as attorney general on Monday
Written by ERIC TUCKER Associated Press 24 April 2015
In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (April 23-29)
Written by Intern 1 23 April 2015
(Charlotte Ray) April 23 1872- Charlotte E. Ray became the first female African American lawyer in the United States admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. April 24 1972- Robert Wedgeworth became ... read more >>
Gospel Group Martin’s Favor joins effort to raise $1 Million for Domestic Violence Shelter
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 23 April 2015
 (L-R) Siblings Elaine, Francine, Janine and Eric Martin of Martin’s Favor. (courtesy photo)  The Sisters of the Good Shepherd Shelter for Battered Women with Children is working in joint efforts ... read more >>
Police: Boy dies after father got drunk, left him in hot car
Written by BOB CHRISTIE AP 23 April 2015
This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows James Koryor, 41, who was arrested on manslaughter and child abuse charges after police said he left his toddler son in a hot ... read more >>
Defense challenges informant in Minnesota terrorism case
Written by AMY FORLITI, Associated Press 23 April 2015
This photo provided April 21, 2015 by the Sherburne County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office shows Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19. Abdurahman is among six Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged ... read more >>
Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; 1K protest
Written by Associated Press By JULIET LINDERMAN, DAVID DISHNEAU and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press 23 April 2015
Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, center, speaks to the media at a news conference on the death of Freddie Gray with Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez, left, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ... read more >>
Legal pot in California? Taxes, black market pose challenges
Written by MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press 23 April 2015
Legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California would raise an array of unknowns, from how it would be taxed to the threat of environmental damage from thirsty pot plants in a state gripped by ... read more >>
Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general
Written by ERICA WERNER Associated Press 23 April 2015
The U.S. Senate has scheduled a confirmation vote on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch for Thursday April 23.    Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black woman attorney general ... read more >>
South African demonstrators condemn attacks on immigrants
Written by LYNSEY CHUTEL Associated Press 23 April 2015
People attend a march against xenophobic attacks in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Police officers and soldiers raided a hostel considered a hotspot for anti-immigrant ... read more >>
Civil lawsuit filed in Michael Brown's death
Written by Associated Press 23 April 2015
Late Wednesday night the family and attorneys for Michael Brown Jr. sent out a press release stating they will file a wrongful death suit against the city of Ferguson. Lawyers for the parents of Michael ... read more >>
Family of Michael Myvett Jr. Unveils Bronze Commemorative Plaque on Fed Ex Bus Crash Anniversary
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
  Debra “Granny” Loyd speaks during a ceremony unveiling a bronze plaque of her grandson Michael Myvett Jr., who along with his fiancé Mattison Haywood and several others were killed in a bus crash ... read more >>
The Colorism of Race: Bill Duke
Written by Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender 23 April 2015
Bill Duke (courtesy photo) Bill Duke is one of America’s most prolific actors and directors as he continues to capture the topics that challenge people to think consciously on social issues. His ... read more >>
Baldwin Hills Estates ‘State of the Estates’
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Courtesy Photo It was standing room only at the inaugural Baldwin Hills Estates HOA “State of the Estates” event on Saturday April 18, where 300 residents and stakeholders came out to hear community ... read more >>
Black Women Face Pay Gap
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 23 April 2015
  Nearly 60 percent of Black women worked in either the service industry, sales or office jobs. (Stock Photo) Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar White men made in 2013, ... read more >>
Life of Black Man Displayed in Zoo Matters, Too
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 23 April 2015
Ota Benga in 1904. An ordinary Internet search on Ota Benga yields black-and-white photos of a petite Black man, almost naked, smiling with a row of spiky teeth. Some accounts say he achieved fame in ... read more >>

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Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash