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Paying for Paul and Patricia
Written by Ra’Kenna Joseph, LA Sentinel Intern 14 August 2008
LA County brings awareness during “child support awareness” month The Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department (CSSD) has created an array of community outreach programs during ... read more >>
VP Running Mate
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 August 2008
Choosing the vice presidential running mate is one of the most important decisions a candidate will make before becoming president. It is most significant for Senator Barack Obama in this election year ... read more >>
Marlton Square
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 August 2008
For years the Marlton Square Shopping Plaza has been an eyesore in the community. With a sale pending, residents hope  that the new owner(s) may be able to revitalize the area. On May 6, the ... read more >>
Benbow and CDD Traversing Through Budget Cuts
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 14 August 2008
“Where is the help needed most? How can we spend what has become precious few dollars in the best ways? That is a discussion we have everyday,” said Richard Benbow, general manager of Los Angeles’ ... read more >>
Bernie Mac Dead at Age 50
Written by F.N. D\'ALESSIO, Associated Press 09 August 2008
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bernie Mac, the actor and comedian who teamed up in the casino heist caper "Ocean's Eleven" and gained a prestigious Peabody Award for his sitcom "The Bernie Mac ... read more >>
Howard University Kicks off $75 Million Fundraiser for New School of Communications
Written by La Risa Lynch, NNPA Special Correspondent 07 August 2008
Black Press to Occupy Wing in the Building Howard University has embarked upon an aggressive fund-raising campaign to raise $75 million to build a new home for the John H. Johnson School of Communications. ... read more >>
Global AIDS Epidemic Zeroes in on Black America
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 07 August 2008
Catastrophic statistics indicate a red warning zone MEXICO CITY - Phill Wilson, founder and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute of Los Angeles, wishes now that African Americans would have took the ... read more >>
Black Schools Neglected, Says Plaintiffs in DISD Lawsuit
Written by Gordon Jackson, Special to the NNPA from the Dallas Examiner 07 August 2008
For plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Dallas Independent School District, the question is not what the district trustees say they’re going to do, but more a matter of “What have you done ... read more >>
House’s Slavery Apology Rebuked, Called a ‘Stunt’
Written by Eric Mayes 07 August 2008
An official apology for slavery and Jim Crow from the U.S. House of Representatives provoked mixed emotions in Philadelphia last week. For J. Whyatt Mondesire, president of the Philadelphia Chapter ... read more >>
Investigators: Millions of Medicare Dollars at Risk Due to Poor Oversight of Medical Suppliers
Written by Hope Yen, Associated Press 07 August 2008
The government is putting millions of Medicare dollars at risk by authorizing fictitious sellers of wheelchairs, prosthetics and other medical supplies to submit reimbursement claims with only limited ... read more >>
Mike Davis Gets Bill Approved Protecting California’s Troops and Their Jobs
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 07 August 2008
Assemblyman Mike Davis announced recently that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed AB 2449 (Davis). “This bill will help protect the jobs of our military men and women who have fought and are ... read more >>
Annual Back to School Event Scheduled for August 30
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 07 August 2008
A student gets free dental care at last year’s Back to School Health and Family Festival in Exposition Park.“Kids [often] fail in school when they have a hard time hearing or when they can’t ... read more >>
L.A. Colleges Need More Funding
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 August 2008
"As a member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District, I am particularly excited about Measure J and believe it is critical to the continued growth of our local ... read more >>
Balancing the Budget on the Backs of Working People
Written by Super User 07 August 2008
The aftermath of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to temporarily cut the pay of nearly 200,000 state employees and lay off 10,000 of their part-time co-workers has created more hurdles for residents ... read more >>
Be Ready for an Earthquake
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 August 2008
Just Be Ready: Prepare Together Emergency Preparedness Campaign Outlines 10 Essential Items for Your Earthquake Kit A recent study by a group of earthquake experts states that there is a 67 percent ... read more >>
Prevent Stormwater Pollution in Los Angeles
Written by A message from the LA Stormwater Program 07 August 2008
Take a look down when you walk down any city street in Los Angeles. What do you see? Chances are, you will see some of the same items over and over again—cigarette butts, plastic bags, bottles and ... read more >>
Family of Murdered Postal Worker Files Suit against Inglewood
Written by City News Service 07 August 2008
CNS - The mother of a Postal Service worker who was shot to death by Inglewood police filed a federal lawsuit against the city and Police Department this week. Kevin Wicks, 38, was shot to death by Inglewood ... read more >>
Thomas ‘Tom’ Bradley
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 August 2008
 Mayor Tom Bradley Thomas J. “Tom” Bradley made history in 1973 when he became the first Black mayor of Los Angeles, the nation’s second largest city. He went on to be the longest ... read more >>
Villaraigosa Raises $1.64 Million for Re-election Bid
Written by Alice Walton, City News Service 07 August 2008
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa raised $1.64 million for his re-election campaign in the first six months of the year, according to campaign finance reports filed July 31 with the Los Angeles City Ethics ... read more >>
Shooting Victim Jasmine Sanders Laid to Rest
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 August 2008
Photo courtesy of the Kinney FamilyJasmine Sanders shown celebrating her birthday in a recemt family photograph.Family and friends gathered at Praises of Zion Baptist Church to pay their final respects ... read more >>
Race-‘ism’ and Politics
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 August 2008
 Senator Barack Obama Senator John McCainAs the conventions, and indeed the election, draw near, the campaigns seem to get nastier and uglier Politics in the United States has always been ... read more >>
Bernie Mac Death Rumors Untrue
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 August 2008
UPDATE:  Read the Latest story about the Death of Bernie Mac Comedian Still Hospitalized CHICAGO - Rumors circulating about the supposed death of comedian Bernie Mac have been confirmed to be untrue. ... read more >>
Isadore A "Do-Right Man"
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 August 2008
Local politician and community activist Isadore Hall is participating in Essence Magazine's 2008 "Do-Right Men" competition.  The newly elected Democratic Nominee for the California ... read more >>
More than 22,000 Veterans Sought Help from Suicide Hotline
Written by Katharine Euphrat, Associated Press 31 July 2008
More than 22,000 veterans have sought help from a special suicide hot line in its first year, and 1,221 suicides have been averted, the government says. According to a recent RAND Corp. study, roughly ... read more >>
Six Reaccreditations at Florida A&M
Written by Courtney Henderson, Special to the NNPA from the Capital Outlook 31 July 2008
It has been a year since Dr. James H. Ammons came to Florida A&M University and took over as president. Six degree programs at FAMU that were in trouble have now all been reaccredited under Ammons’ ... read more >>

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