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SIMPSON FAMILY MORTUARY LICENSE REVOKED
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
(Simpson Mortuary)  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 ... read more >>
Bill Duke’s Dark Girls and Light Girls: Healing Has Begun
Written by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw Contributing Writer 28 May 2015
A Community Conversation  Bill Duke (left) and Los Angeles NBC4's Beverly White (right) discussed Duke's book. (courtesy photo) “There is a beauty business that says God made a mistake.  We’re ... read more >>
The Pioneering Chief Gilbert F. Ivey Retires from Metropolitan Water District after 40 years
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 28 May 2015
(courtesy photo) Gilbert F. Ivey was an aimless 17-year Centennial High School teenager from Compton more than 43 years ago when he was appointed to a trainee position in the Metropolitan Water District’s ... read more >>
CHP Releases Results of Fed Ex Bus Crash Investigation
Written by City News Service 28 May 2015
The California Highway Patrol released the results last week, of an investigation into a fiery crash between a FedEx truck and a bus carrying dozens of Los Angeles-area high school students to Humboldt ... read more >>
A Los Angeles Legacy: Dolphin’s of Hollywood
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 28 May 2015
“What he cared about was music,” said Michael Dolphin about his father John Dolphin, founder and owner of Dolphin’s of Hollywood. Courtesy Photo The life and legacy of John Dolphin and Dolphin’s ... read more >>
In Loving Memory of Gwendolyn Theresa Houlemard
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Gwendolyn Theresa Houlemard June 23, 1932-May 21, 2015 Gwendolyn Theresa Romain was born and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a gentle spirit, a resourceful and brilliant woman of many talents ... read more >>
Wesson unveils plans for South L.A. soccer stadium
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Courtesy Photo On Monday, May 18, Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club, announced its intent to build a new state-of-the-art soccer stadium in South Los Angeles, at the site of the Los ... read more >>
Bass teams up with former foster youth for 4th Annual ‘Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day’
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Los Angeles’ Briana Smith went to Capitol Hill to spend the day with Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif)  for the 4th Annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day." (photo courtesy of Karen Bass’ ... 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 >>
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 >>
SIMPSON FAMILY MORTUARY LICENSE REVOKED
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 >>

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Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash