Written by Sentinel Wire Services 30 August 2013
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Task Force Targets South Los Angeles Gang
Written by City News Service 29 August 2013
      Dozens of suspected members and associates of a South Los Angeles gang were behind bars on August 29 and facing drug and conspiracy charges following a series of early morning raids by police ... read more >>
$100K Grant for SLU Researcher to Probe Health of Black Men
Written by Sandra Jordan Special to the NNPA from The St. Louis American 29 August 2013
Keon Gilbert, assistant professor at the College for Public Health & Social Justice at SLU   Keon Gilbert, assistant professor in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis ... read more >>
Kerman Maddox appointed to serve as Obama at-Large Delegate
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 August 2013
Managing Partner for Dakota Communications, Kerman Maddox was recently re-appointed for another four year term to serve as an Obama at-Large Delegate or Super Delegate to the Democratic National Committee. Maddox ... read more >>
Steve Neal Announces Four Labor Union Endorsements in District 64 Race
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 August 2013
Long Beach City Councilmember and California Assembly District 64 candidate Steve Neal recently announced that he has secured the endorsements of another four major labor unions for his campaign: the ... read more >>
Holden Bill to Give Military Personnel a Tax Break Approved
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 August 2013
Assembly member Chris Holden’s legislation to give service members a tax break when they are transferred to California has been approved by the state Legislature and now goes to Governor Brown for ... read more >>
Governor Appoints Wright to State Medical Board
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor 29 August 2013
Attorney Jamie Wright   Wright Appointed to State Medical Board   Governor Jerry Brown appointed Culver City resident Jamie Wright, Esq., to the Medical Board of California on August 21. Currently ... read more >>
Holly Mitchell Leads All Contenders for State Senate District 26 Seat
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 August 2013
According to a spokesperson, California Assembly Member Holly Mitchell is primed to win the September 17 primary election vacated by former State Senator Curren Price, who left the seat after being ... read more >>
America Remembers King’s ‘Dream’ in DC, Promises to Continue His Vision
Written by Kenya Vaughn Special to the NNPA from The St. Louis American 29 August 2013
March on Washington 50th Anniversary    The task is not done, the journey is not complete,” said Martin Luther King III. He was standing in the exact space his father stood 50 years before ... read more >>
Spirit of ’63 Revived in Memorial March on Washington
Written by Gregory Dale Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 29 August 2013
March to the Monument: Martin Luther King III led the march along with Rev. Al Sharpton. (AFRO Photo)   Thousands Re-Create Mood, Intensity of Peaceful March a Half-Century Ago   Tens of thousands ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Partners with Major Corporations/ Legends for Annual Books and Basketball Camp
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 August 2013
(L-R) Charisse Bremond Weaver, President & CEO of the Brotherhood Crusade and La Shawn Stanford, Area Human Relation Manager, UPS (Sentinel File Photo)   La Shawn Stanford, UPS inspires ... read more >>
11th Annual BB Jazz Music Festival returns to Huntington Beach
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 August 2013
  The BBJazz Music Festival returns to Huntington Beach for its 11th consecutive season. Owners Betty and Corky Bennish announce this year’s festival for two (2) days, showcasing some of the world’s ... read more >>
Leaders Unveil a Black Agenda
Written by Richard B. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 29 August 2013
      National Urban League President Marc Morial announces civil rights agenda. From left to right: Al Sharpton, Melanie Campbell, Morial, Ben Jealous and Barbara Arnwine (Photo by Mikal Veale ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 August 2013
  Washington, DC – August 12, 2013 – The nation’s capital, home to the first African American President and First Lady set the stage for the crowning of Miss Black USA 2013.  Leading ladies ... read more >>
Sentinel Exclusive: Sebastian Ridley–Thomas: The Next Generation vies for Assembly
Written by KENNETH D. MILLER Sentinel Assistant Managing Editor 29 August 2013
  If elected he will follow the rich tradition of his mother and father in public service    The decision to run for political office is one based on a myriad of circumstances, but it’s ... read more >>
MLK's dream inspires a new march, and a president
Written by SUZANNE GAMBOA and NANCY BENAC, Associated Press 28 August 2013
     WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor ... read more >>
Metro to Run Late Night Service on Sunday, Sept. 1
Written by Nicole Williams 28 August 2013
  August 28, 2013   Jon Ross Alexander/Marc LittmanMetro Media Relations213.922.3858/213.922.2700   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Metro ... read more >>
Obama holds Martin Luther King as personal hero
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press 27 August 2013
  WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama was 2 years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Fifty years later, ... read more >>
We remember… Harvey Alexander Huggins, Sr.
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 August 2013
Harvey Alexander Huggins, Sr.  Harvey Alexander Huggins, Sr. was the fourth child born to John Alexander Huggins and Edna Carter in Boston, Massachusetts on November 15, 1911. As the years went by, ... read more >>
Report: Black High School Graduation Rates Lowest in Country
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 22 August 2013
Washington D.C. Ranks Among Worst High school graduation rates in the United States are at their highest since 1974, according to a recent U.S. Department of Education report, but Black students graduated ... read more >>
Street Poets Inc. Gives Voice to The Los Angeles Community
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 22 August 2013
Teaching artist Taylor Maxie is a passionate poet and lyricist Los Angeles Streets Speaks Poetically Street Poets Inc. is a nonprofit organization that uses poetry to help end gang warfare, violence ... read more >>
Holly Mitchell Bill would Authorize HIV Tests for Babies When Parent Can’t
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 August 2013
AB 506, which would allow a social worker to order an HIV test for an infant in temporary or full custody of the courts, when a parent or guardian is unavailable to provide consent, has been sent to ... read more >>
Assemblymember Holden’s Bill to Boost California Agriculture Approved in Key Senate Committee
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 August 2013
Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) legislation to promote California’s agricultural economy was overwhelmingly approved recently in the Senate Governmental Organization Committee. AB 199 ... read more >>
Rep. Hahn Honors Nigerian’s Dr. Paul Orhii
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 August 2013
Dr. Paul Orhii Congresswoman Janice Hahn Congresswoman Janice Hahn recently provided a congressional certificate to the distinguished Dr. Paul Orhii, the Federal Government of Nigeria appointed Director ... read more >>
A Dedicated Life: Shirley Sherrod's Ongoing Battle for Racial Cooperation in Georgia
Written by Ryan Cooper Special to the Sentinel 22 August 2013
Shirley Sherrod (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) About three years ago, in late March 2010, Shirley Sherrod, who was then the USDA state director of rural development for Georgia, gave a forthright speech ... read more >>