Legislature Recognizes Watts Area Pastor during Black History Month
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 February 2015
In concurrence with Black History Month, Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Carson) recognized Pastor Reginald Pope, Minister of the Watts area Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, for his outstanding contributions ... read more >>
UCLA to honor alumni who fought segregation as Freedom Riders
Written by Eric Greene, Special to the Sentinel 12 February 2015
Robert Singleton was an African-American soldier in basic training in Augusta, Georgia, when he was ordered by a white driver to go to the back of a nearly empty public bus. “I was being trained to ... read more >>
Wesson’s Reelection Kickoff Draws Hundreds of Supporters
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 February 2015
Council President Herb Wesson & District Attorney Jackie Lacey It was like a huge block party with popcorn, hotdogs and ice cream, where Council President Herb Wesson kicked off his 2015 reelection ... read more >>
Assembly Majority Leader Holden Honors Pasadena’s Joan Williams
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 February 2015
Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden, Minority Leader Kristen Olsen, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Joan Williams – AD 41 honoree, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, State Senator Isadore Hall.  Photo ... read more >>
Branton Jr. Library Dedication to Take Place at Rosa Parks Villas
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 February 2015
  This 1972 file photo shows attorney Leo A. Branton Jr., who successfully defended radical Angela Davis in a sensational murder case. He died at age 91. (Robert W. Klein/AP)  Ward Economic Development ... read more >>
Carson Mayor Insults Blacks on College Campus
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 12 February 2015
Jim Dear injects his personal agenda into Gipson ceremony In what was supposed to be a ceremonial swearing-in for Assembly member Mike Gipson last Saturday Feb. 7 at Cal State Dominguez Hills, veteran ... read more >>
THE MARCH—February 21,2015
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assisting Managing Editor 12 February 2015
Yolanda ‘Yo-Yo’ Whitaker Urges Entertainers’ Participation in Unity March. The former childhood superstar and female rap icon advocates for peace  Yolanda ‘Yo-Yo’ Whitaker is shown here with ... read more >>
Building Los Angeles: First Black Mayor Tom Bradley and the ‘Impossible Dream’
Written by Nicole Williams, Staff Writer 05 February 2015
From the Los Angeles Skyline to MTA Transit System, Bradley Made Visions Reality The first Black mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley is pivotal in the vibrant Los Angeles we see today due to his tireless ... read more >>
West Basin Welcomes New Board Members; Elects Officers for 2015
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2015
Director and Board President Gloria D. Gray being sworn in by City of Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Jr. surrounded by her family. (courtesy photo)     West Basin recently welcomed two new board ... read more >>
Leaders, community members gather at city hall in support of raising the wage
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
On Friday, January 30 a group of minimum wage workers, community members and activists gathered at City Hall to urge Los Angeles City Council members to raise the minimum wage to $15.25 an hour. The ... read more >>
Hundreds gather for State Senator’s swearing in on Saturday
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
On Saturday, January 31, a large crowd of community members, friends and politicians gathered in Compton to celebrate the swearing in of Sen. Isadore Hall, III (D-Compton). The ceremony, which was held ... read more >>
Mae Jemison Speaks at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
(Troy Tieuel) With the opening of Black History Month this past February 1, one of America’s living legends, astronaut and medical doctor Dr. Mae Jemison, made a special appearance at Forest Lawn, ... read more >>
YoYo Justice March
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2015
Yolanda "YoYo" Whitaker - Hip Hop leader, community activist and founder of Yo Yo's School of Hip Hop Arts & Academics Program is calling on ALL ENTERTAINERS to join and participate in the historical ... read more >>
Angela Davis Still an Activist At 71, the Freedom Fighter Battles On
Written by Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer 05 February 2015
A current photograph of Angela Davis, professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz (Courtesy photo) Say the name Angela Davis and, depending upon with whom you speak, a range of opinions, ... read more >>
Wendell Scott Honored During 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2015
First African-American to Win NASCAR Premier Series Race Joins Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Joe Weatherly and Rex White in Sixth Induction Class Stock car racing trailblazer Wendell Scott was among five ... read more >>
How Dick Gregory Got his Hollywood Star
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist 05 February 2015
(AP) Activist/ SiriusXm satellite radio host Joe Madison was helping on a campaign to get the Four Tops a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame when he noticed another serious omission from the world-famous ... read more >>
CSU Dominguez Hills Archives Department Receives Collection from Longest-Running Black-Owned Bookstore
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2015
Exhibit from the Alfred and Bernice Ligon Aquarian Collection opens Feb. 10   Bernice and Alfred Ligon in 1992.    In honor of Black History Month, the department of Africana Studies and University ... read more >>
Freedom Riders Documentary Screening
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
Saturday, February 7, the San Fernando Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated in conjunction with the Chatsworth Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library presents, “Freedom ... read more >>
TRIO, 50 years Strong
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
The collection of landmark educational programs which includes: Upward Bound, Talent Search and Student Support Services celebrates the impact it’s had on the personal and professional lives of millions ... read more >>
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 >>