Supreme Court declines to hear ex-Somali official's case
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
In this June 23, 2011 file photo, Aziz Deria is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a former top official in Somalia who was ordered to pay $21 million to Somali victims ... read more >>
Justices side with Labor Department in overtime pay dispute
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
Supreme Court upholds Obama rule making mortgage brokers eligible for overtime pay WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has sided with the Obama administration in upholding a rule making mortgage brokers ... read more >>
Edwards to seek Maryland Senate seat
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., smiles after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced that Edwards will become co-chair of the House Democrats’ Steering and Policy Committee with Rep. Rosa ... read more >>
Wesson Provides Computers for Baldwin Village Families
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2015
Council President Herb Wesson, is joined by Mayor Eric Garcetti (right) and Councilmember Bob Blumentfield (left) at Jim Gilliam Recreation Center in Baldwin Village where community over 50 residents ... read more >>
Major credit agencies agree to changes Equifax, Experian and TransUnion to alter their interactions with consumers
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
The three largest credit-reporting agencies will change the way they handle records in a major revamp long sought by consumer advocates. Medical debts won't be reported until after a 180-day waiting period ... read more >>
Family of Man Killed at City Walk Last Year Sues LAPD
Written by City News Service 12 March 2015
 James Renee White Jr. (photo courtesy of family)     The parents of a 21-year-old man killed in an LAPD officer-involved shooting at Universal City Plaza last year are suing the city. James White ... read more >>
Selma, 50 years later
Written by Amen Oyiboke Staff Writer; Danielle Cralle Contributing Writer 12 March 2015
The Walk for Freedom that turned into Bloody Sunday The Obama family join hands as they begin the march with the foot soldiers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (March 12-18)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 12 March 2015
(Virginia Hamilton) March 12  1934- Multi-Award winning children’s book author Virginia Hamilton was born in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Hamilton is known for her book “M.C. Higgins, the Great,” book ... read more >>
Sentinel Celebrates 82nd Year
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Staff Writer 12 March 2015
"I always say that the [Los Angeles] Sentinel is like a family," former publisher Ruth Washington told The Los Angeles Times in 1981. "By that I mean it belongs to us and it belongs to the people, just ... read more >>
Jacque Robinson continues historic run for City of Pasadena Mayor
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 12 March 2015
Jacque Robinson became one of the youngest elected officials in the history of the City of Pasadena when she won her City Council race at the age of 28, and Tuesday March 10th she pushed fellow council ... read more >>
Ford’s Relatives File Lawsuit in State Court
Written by City News Service 12 March 2015
(courtesy photo) The parents of a man who was fatally shot by police in South Los Angeles filed a civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit – this time in state court -- alleging Ezell Ford was killed ... read more >>
Help Save a life With Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 12 March 2015
The local non-profit organization calls for donors to give blood (Sabriya Bakewell) Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation (SCFF) will host a blood drive Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., at ... read more >>
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
JURY FINDS PHARRELL, THICKE COPIED FOR 'BLURRED LINES' SONG Marvin Gaye's daughter, Nona Gaye, left, and his ex-wife, Jan Gaye, take questions from the media outside Los Angeles U.S. District Court, ... read more >>
Wisconsin chief treading carefully after fatal shooting
Written by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press 12 March 2015
From left, Tony Robinson, Sr. and Andrea Irwin, parents of Tony Robinson, appear Monday, March 9, 2015 during a press conference outside the home where their 19-year-old son was killed by a Madison, ... read more >>
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 07 March 2015
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle ... read more >>
Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish
Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press 05 March 2015
Rescued migrants wait to disembark from an Italian Coast Guard vessel in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, southern Italy, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ... read more >>
Majority of Blacks Support a Minimum Wage Hike, But Leaders Face an Uphill Battle
Written by Danielle Cralle, staff writer 05 March 2015
(courtesy photo) Although the fight to raise the minimum wage has received support from an overwhelming number of Blacks, Los Angeles-based leaders of the Raise The Wage Coalition still face an uphill ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (March 5-11)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 05 March 2015
(Leontine T.C. Kelly, far right second to last) March 5 1920- Leontine T.C. Kelly, the first female African American bishop within the Methodist denomination, was born in Washington, D.C.   March ... read more >>
Inglewood Stadium Plan Under Attack
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 05 March 2015
Mayor Butts Blasts AEG Backed Report (courtesy photo) Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts continued to support the approved $2 Billion stadiums plan on the site of the former Hollywood Park racetrack this ... read more >>
Supreme Court’s Shelby Ruling Makes Selma a ‘Footnote’
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 05 March 2015
Alabama State Rep. Merika Coleman-Evans (D) and Jesse Jackson talk about voting rights at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Washington ... read more >>
Speakers at CPUC Blast and Applaud Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger
Written by Gail Berkley/California Black Media 05 March 2015
The proposed $45 billion Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger was alternately blasted and supported by over two dozen speakers at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) hearing held last Wednesday ... read more >>
Controversy Swirls Over LAPD Shooting of Homeless man
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 05 March 2015
Slain victim was known to have mental health issues (Snapshot from video) A homeless man was slain after an altercation with Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on the afternoon of Sunday, ... read more >>
Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia
Written by JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH Associated Press 05 March 2015
Ebola patient Beatrice Yardolo, celebrates with Ebola health workers as she leaves the Chinese Ebola treatment center were she was treated for Ebola virus infection on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, ... read more >>
Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps
Written by KRISTA LARSON Associated Press 05 March 2015
Nigerian girls who fled Boko Haram to Chad gather in a school set up by UNICEF at the Baga Solo refugee camp in Chad, Wednesday March 4, 2015. The camp, jointly run by the Chadian government and UNHCR, ... read more >>
Comprehensive Online Learning Available to Thousands of South Los Angeles Children
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2015
 An award-winning online learning program for young children,, has been made available, free of charge, at all Los Angeles public libraries. Los Angeles-based Age of Learning, Inc. will offer ... read more >>