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Happy Kwanzaa
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 25 December 2008
As the end of the calendar year approaches, it is time to look forward to the celebration of Kwanzaa and to take part in the myriad of cultural activities that grow bigger and more meaningful each ... read more >>
Assemblyman Isadore Hall Takes Oath of Office
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 December 2008
Hall is a part of the new leadership that is setting the pace and charting the course for the next generation of political leaders. As soon as Assemblyman Isadore Hall (D-52) arrived in Sacramento, ... read more >>
The Spirit of Giving
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 18 December 2008
Community leaders and organizations step up As the tumbling economy continues it’s down spiral and with Christmas quickly approaching, local political leaders, community leaders and non-profit ... read more >>
Butler Poised for Re-election
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 December 2008
As a retired educator, Arnold Butler knows what the Inglewood School District needs to prepare its students for the real world. Education is the passport to one's future and it has been the lifeblood ... read more >>
The Toughest Loss is That of a Loved One
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 18 December 2008
It's tough enough during these harsh economic times and Christmas quickly approaching, but few could imagine the pain and suffering endured by the Kelly family who lost their daughter in a fatal ... read more >>
3 African Armies Strike At Uganda Rebels In Congo
Written by Godfrey Olukya (Associated Press) 18 December 2008
Three African armies have launched an offensive against Ugandan rebels based in eastern Congo in an attempt to end one of the continent's longest and most brutal wars, military officials said Monday. ... read more >>
Across Mideast, Arabs Hail Shoe-Hurling Journalist
Written by By Qassim Abdul- Zahra and Omar Sinan (Associated Press) 18 December 2008
Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets Monday to demand the release of a reporter who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush, as Arabs across many parts of the Middle East hailed the journalist ... read more >>
NYPD Cops Indicted in Sodomy Case
Written by Cyril \'\'Josh\'\' Barker (Special to the NNPA from the Amsterdam News) 18 December 2008
The officers accused of sodomizing a Brooklyn man in October in a subway station maintain their innocence after being indicted Dec. 9. Officers Richard Kern, Andrew Morales and Alex Cruz were charged ... read more >>
Chicago Mother Pleads for End to Gun Violence - A National Scourge
Written by Stephanie Gadlin (Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Crusader) 18 December 2008
A distraught mother has a double plea: for the gunmen who shot and killed one of her twin sons to turn themselves in and for law enforcement agencies to step up their efforts to rid Chicago streets ... read more >>
Bush: Iraq War Is Not Over, More Work Ahead
Written by Jennifer Loven (Associated Press) 18 December 2008
On a whirlwind trip shrouded in secrecy and marred by dissent, President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the wars that define his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of his unpopularity ... read more >>
Assemblyman Mike Davis Receives Legislator of the Year Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
The California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) honored Assemblyman Mike Davis this morning with the "Legislator of the Year" Award, during their Annual Winter Conference ... read more >>
Layoffs Possible as L.A. Tries to Balance City Budget
Written by Alice Walton (City News Service) 18 December 2008
For the first time in 25 years, the city of Los Angeles might lay off workers for budgetary reasons. Raising the fee to spay or neuter pets, adding fewer left-turn arrows on city streets and selling ... read more >>
Immigration Advocates Anticipate Jamiel's Law
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
Immigrant rights advocates used the arrival of International Human Rights Day December 10 to launch a week of efforts assisting immigrants who may not be aware of their rights when contacted by law ... read more >>
Homeless Shelters Overwhelmed
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
Despite efforts by the city, county and nonprofit agencies to help keep homeless families off the streets, officials at rescue missions and winter shelters in Los Angeles County said in remarks reported ... read more >>
Bob Jones
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 December 2008
Though the name "Bob Jones" is a common name, there was nothing common about Robert Gooden Jones, a Motown legend, a publicist, an author and also well known as vice president of Michael ... read more >>
Blackout at L.A. Live
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 December 2008
Are African Americans welcome to shop but locked out of Ownership? Billed as “Downtown Comes Alive – Times Square of the West,” Anschutz Entertainment Group’s (AEG’s) ... read more >>
Plessy vs Ferguson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 December 2008
"The dictum of this decision enshrined 'separate-but-equal' into the fabric of society" Prior to the Plessy vs Ferguson United States Supreme Court decision in 1896, Blacks and Whites ... read more >>
Coalition Accuses CVS of Redlining
Written by Ayana Jones (Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune) 11 December 2008
The NAACP of Philadelphia has joined a national coalition of community organizations in protesting alleged discriminatory treatment by CVS pharmacies to people of color. During a press conference, ... read more >>
Each Job Loss Represents a 'Personal Crisis', Obama Reminds
Written by Hazel Trice Edney (NNPA Editor-in-Chief) 11 December 2008
As Christmas nears and families watch their purses to be sure they are spending wisely, President-Elect Barack Obama has called on Americans to view the economic crisis from a human standpoint, rather ... read more >>
More Than 200 Hate-Related, Anti-Obama Incidents in Two Weeks
Written by Cash Michaels (Special to the NNPA from the Wilmington Journal) 11 December 2008
In less than 60 days, former Sen. Barack H. Obama will make history as the first African-American ever to be sworn in as president of the United States. But if recent, and numerous press accounts ... read more >>
Historic Black Neighborhood to be Sacrificed in New Orleans
Written by Christopher Tidmore (Special to the NNPA from the Louisiana Weekly) 11 December 2008
The U. S. Veterans Administration has announced the final location to build a new hospital complex in New Orleans, a decision that could displace hundreds of homeowners. The proposed site is to be ... read more >>
Ridley Thomas on Coliseum Commission
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--The commission that oversees management of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has two new members, one of whom attempted to dissolve the panel last summer, it was announced. Real estate developer ... read more >>
Task Force to Deter Port Crimes
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--A multi-agency task force will be set up at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach modeled after operations that target smuggling and other criminal activity along the nation's borders, ... read more >>
USC to Replace Village with More Student Housing
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--USC was given the OK this month by the city of Los Angeles to start planning housing and retail complexes for students living in the University Park community. The Los Angeles City Council's ... read more >>
MTA Implements Hiring Freeze
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--Faced with looming state budget cuts, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors implemented a hiring freeze last Thursday. Current state budget cuts will create a $136.3 million ... read more >>



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