NAACP Opens Fire on State University’s All-White Cabinet
Written by NNPA via the Richmond Free Press 26 June 2008
The Virginia NAACP is demanding that Virginia Commonwealth “diversify” its all-White cabinet with “all due speed.” In a press release faxed to the Free Press on Tuesday evening, ... read more >>
Reputed Gang Member Ordered to Stand Trial in Teen Football Player’s Death
Written by Terri Vermeulen Keith 26 June 2008
A 19-year-old reputed gang member was ordered to stand trial last week for allegedly killing 17-year-old standout Los Angeles High School football player Jamiel Shaw Jr. Following a two-day hearing, ... read more >>
Two Injured in Watts Drive-By
Written by City News Service 26 June 2008
CNS - Two people were critically wounded in a drive-by shooting at the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts Sunday, police said. The shooting on 102nd Street near Wilmington Avenue occurred about ... read more >>
De La Hoya Funds Green Dot Schools
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 June 2008
Green Dot Public Schools, the largest charter school organization in Los Angeles, announced last Thursday that Ten-Time World Champion boxer, Oscar De La Hoya, donated $3.5 million to fund his namesake ... read more >>
Boy’s Death Leads Family to Activism
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 26 June 2008
“Everyone misses him,” Barbara Pritchett, the mother of slain 15-year-old Dovon Harris told the Sentinel. “Our family is going through so much.” Now, Pritchett and her family ... read more >>
Leimert Park Hosts Obama “Unite For Change” Rally
Written by Super User 26 June 2008
A rally for Senator Barack Obama will be held on Saturday, June 28 at Leimert Park on Crenshaw and Vernon from 8 a.m. to noon in conjunction with Sen. Obama’s campaign calling for a national day of rallies ... read more >>
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks Launches HIV Testing Week at Nickerson Gardens
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 26 June 2008
Kicking off National HIV Testing Week in Los Angeles, Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will join Councilmember Janice Hahn and County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke in an effort to significantly increase ... read more >>
Obama a Big Hit at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 June 2008
It was Senator Barack Obama’s first trip to Los Angeles since his victorious presidential primary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Obama attended a star-studded campaign fundraiser at the Dorothy Chandler ... read more >>
Black Entertainers Trumpet Vote Theme at Shrine
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 26 June 2008
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama was across town at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a fundraiser in his honor, but I’m sure that he could feel the love from the bevy of ... read more >>
Wife Charges Town with Modern-Day Lynching
Written by Super User 26 June 2008
Jason Lewis for SentinelFIGHTING FOR FREEDOM: Novelette Woods, left with her cousin Alisha McGee, says her husband and five other men found guilty of conspiracy to rob a San Luis Obispo bank and criminal ... read more >>
Unite for Change - Voter Education and Registration
Written by Niele Anderson 24 June 2008
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Soul Train Franchise Sold
Written by Stephanie Frederic 19 June 2008
Soul Train may not have reached the end of the line after all, It was confirmed this week that Don Cornelius, the founder of the hit TV show, has sold the franchise to a production company called, ... read more >>
The Power of the Youth
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 19 June 2008
Why the 18-35 year old voting demographic matters more than ever By Niele Anderson Sentinel Religion Editor By Evan Barnes Sentinel Staff Writer Each generation has events that force them to be actively ... read more >>
The Black AIDS Crisis - Time to Turn Words into Action
Written by Phill Wilson 19 June 2008
Black America’s response to the AIDS crisis is finally gaining momentum. More Black people than ever before know someone with HIV/AIDS and/or are talking about it. In light of this progress, it ... read more >>
Rice Criticizes Israel on West Bank Settlements
Written by Anne Gearan, Associated Press 19 June 2008
Israel’s persistent building of Jewish homes on disputed land undermines the U.S.-backed attempt to write an Israeli-Palestinian peace draft this year and invites questions about Israel’s ... read more >>
Runoff Election Won’t End Zimbabwe’s Crisis
Written by Donna Bryson 19 June 2008
AP?PhotoMorgan Tsvangirai talks to journalists after getting off his campaign bus in Harare, Wednesday, June, 11, 2008, Tsvangirai’s campaign bus was unveiled to the public at the party’s headquarters. ... read more >>
Washington University Recognizes World Sickle Cell Expert
Written by Sandra Jordan 19 June 2008
St. Louis native Michael R. DeBaun, a renowned physician at Children’s Hospital St. Louis, was recently named the first Ferring Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer and Related Disorders at Washington ... read more >>
From Homeless to Millionaire
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 June 2008
42-year-old woman shares her unique story Elon Bomani is a living example that you can never keep a good woman down. After a divorce, Bomani found herself temporarily homeless with her son, who was ... read more >>
Meet Local Artist Nathaniel Bustion
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 June 2008
Artist Nathaniel Bustion is a Jack-of-all-trades, and is a master of all of them. An artist all his life, Bustion works with a number of different materials. He is a sculptor who works with clay, bronze, ... read more >>
Wilma J. Pinder to Retire
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 June 2008
Los Angeles Assistant City Attorney On June 27, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office will lose a tremendous asset — Assistant City Attorney Wilma J. Pinder. Pinder will retire after nearly ... read more >>
High Priced Neighborhoods Not Affected by Shaky Housing Market
Written by City News Service 19 June 2008
CNS - The high cost of gasoline, the credit crunch and the rest of economic woes now festering do not appear to have much of an effect on the pace of mega-mansions being built in the city’s priciest ... read more >>
Empowering African American Teenage Girls
Written by Myra Blackburn, Sentinel Intern 19 June 2008
Thatgirl Magazine invited influential African American women leaders in business and politics to speak with 40 inner city girls about their experiences and challenges in their careers. The event was ... read more >>
Two Get Life Sentence in Store Murder
Written by City News Service 19 June 2008
CNS - One of two men convicted of murdering an Anaheim liquor store owner who was shot as he tried to run away was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Robert Quenton Feeney, 27, of Anaheim, was ... read more >>
Va Lecia Adams Ready to Lead St. Joseph Center
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 June 2008
She replaces longtime director Rhonda Meister, who steps down after 22 years The St. Joseph Center has served the community for over 30 years, and with the re-opening of their facilities in Venice, they ... read more >>
Harold Washington
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 June 2008
Like so many clichés, Chicago politicians seem to be unfairly stigmatized with a negative reputation for underhanded backroom dealings in smoke-filled rooms, but Harold Washington, the city’s ... read more >>

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