Thank You
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
On behalf of the Los Angeles Urban League and its Board of Directors, I would like to personally thank you for supporting the 42nd Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Gala.  This gala serves as our most important ... read more >>
Willowbrook to Get New Library and Senior Housing
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas More than 100 units of affordable housing for seniors, an 8,000 square foot library, and an employment center will soon replace a blighted lot on the corner of 118th Street ... read more >>
The Waco Biker Riot and the Lexicon of Racism
Written by Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist 28 May 2015
Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist Question: When men (and a few women) belonging to gangs known to law enforcement agencies for criminal behavior explode in a rampage – using guns, knives, clubs, and ... read more >>
Judge Postpones Trial Date for Man Charged in `Grim Sleeper' Killings
Written by City News Service 28 May 2015
Lonnie David Franklin Jr. aka “The Grim Sleeper” A judge granted a two-month postponement of the trial of the man charged in the ``Grim Sleeper'' killings of nine women and a teenage girl last Friday. ... read more >>
Memorial Set for Brad Pye III; Tribute to be held on May 30 at New Visions Ministries
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 27 May 2015
A tribute and memorial for Brad Pye III, the son of Black sports pioneer Brad Pye Jr., will be held on Saturday May 30 at 11 a.m. at New Vision Ministries located at 2400 Southwest Dr. in Los Angeles. ... read more >>
Minneapolis officer accused of assault, falsifying reports
Written by Associated Press 23 May 2015
In this March 15, 2007 photo, Minneapolis Police Department Academy graduate Michael Griffin pins his badge onto his uniform during a graduation ceremony in Minneapolis. An indictment Wednesday, May ... read more >>
Flavor Flav arrested in Vegas, suspected of impaired driving
Written by KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, Associated Press 23 May 2015
  This undated booking photo provided by the Clark County Detention Center shows William Drayton Jr. aka Flavor Flav after his arrest in Las Vegas. Authorities say they arrested the entertainer shortly ... read more >>
5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing
Written by KEN RITTER, Associated Press 23 May 2015
In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, B.B. King performs at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, in Salisbury, Md. The body of blues legend B.B. King will be flown on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, to Memphis, ... read more >>
Michelle Obama offers glimpse of workout routine
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press 23 May 2015
In this Feb. 28, 2013 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama exercises with children from Chicago Public Schools, in Chicago. Michelle Obama is finally showing how she keeps her arms so toned. The first ... read more >>
Hundreds protest Washington police shooting of 2 unarmed men
Written by RACHEL LA CORTE Associated Press 22 May 2015
Hundreds of people protesting a police shooting gather outside of City Hall in Olympia, Wash., on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Police say that two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery ... read more >>
Permanent Michael Brown memorial planned at shooting site
Written by JIM SUHR Associated Press 22 May 2015
Michael Brown Sr. unwraps a plaque remembering his son, Michael Brown, to show volunteers as they remove items left at a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. ... read more >>
Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records
Written by KEN DILANIAN Associated Press 22 May 2015
In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have ... read more >>
Obama tells people of Israel: 'America has its back'
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press 22 May 2015
President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ... read more >>
Ex-Haiti prime minister submits papers to run for president
Written by DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press 22 May 2015
In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe speaks during his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department in Washington. Lamothe, who resigned ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
The State of California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has revoked troubled Simpson Family Mortuary in Inglewood after 35 years of funeral and cremation service, effective May 2015. The discovery which ... read more >>
Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate
Written by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press 22 May 2015
President Barack Obama speaks at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, Monday, May 18, 2015, in Camden, NJ. Obama traveled to Camden, NJ, to visit with local law enforcement, meet with young ... read more >>
Black Leaders Push for Nationwide Police Reform
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 22 May 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the tragic death of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed in Baltimore, Black civic leaders continue to call for wholesale changes in policing and an end to ... read more >>
Myth of the ‘Absent’ Black Dad Refuted
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 22 May 2015
  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than Whites, they are more involved in the lives of their children than Whites and Hispanics, ... read more >>
Holden’s ‘Franchise Bill of Rights’ Scores Big Win in California Assembly Vote (AB 525)
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
  Franchisees in California are one step closer to being treated as the small business owners that they are, and not employees, now that Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill, AB 525, has passed off ... read more >>
Progress on Child Poverty Must Happen this Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
  In response to the Governor’s May Revise, State Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement: “Children should not be forced to live in poverty. The Governor’s ... read more >>
Hundreds Participate in Officer Tommy Scott Memorial 5K/10K Run
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers’ Association President Marshall McClain congratulates LAX Motor Officer Raymond Woods on running the Tommy Scott Memorial 5K/10K in full gear on Sat. May 16. (Photo ... read more >>
AABLI Honors California Endowment, Brotherhood Crusade Leaders
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
(left to right): Robert Ross, M.D., president & CEO of The California Endowment;  Kafi Blumenfield, executive director of Discovery Cube Los Angeles; Virgil Roberts, AABLI co-founder and board chair; ... read more >>
Prepping for Pregnancy to Avoid Complications
Written by Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 22 May 2015
Even before a woman decides to become pregnant, a thorough health assessment should be undertaken. This should determine how well she can manage a pregnancy as underlying health concerns may be negatively ... read more >>
Poverty War Lost
Written by Dinkinish O'Connor
 Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 22 May 2015
America has 99 problems, and poverty is one. At the National Youth Summit’s war on poverty discussion, experts rapped about poverty’s causes and solutions in a numbers battle. At the discussion’s ... read more >>
Study Finds Deterioration of DNA in Poverty-Stricken Individuals
Written by Ajoya Long Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 22 May 2015
Income and ethnic identity issues among lower and lower-middle class individuals may lead to deterioration of the DNA, according to a new study. According to a study published in the American Sociological ... read more >>