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Obituary: Janell McClain
Written by Sentinel News Service, newsroom@lasentinel.net 05 March 2015
Sister Janell McClain Though she was born Janell Newton in El Dorado, Arkansas in 1953, Janell McClain was more affectionately known as Jan. Her parents, Luchel A. Newton Sr. and Bessie F. (Jackson) ... read more >>
Baseball Coach Honored With Baseball Diamond
Written by Staff report, newsroom@lasentinel.net 05 March 2015
  Photo Courtesy of Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas On February 28, baseball coach, Frank Garnett received the honor of having a baseball field at Jackie Tatum Harvard Recreation Center (JTHRC) ... read more >>
Sabriya's Castle of Fun Foundation Calls For Donors
Written by Brian Carter, staff writer 05 March 2015
Sabriya Bakewell The annual event continuously makes an effort to get the public to donate life-saving blood. Blood is a life-saving serum that is desperately needed by many people suffering from ... read more >>
Diversifying Ballet: An Unlikely Story
Written by Danielle Cralle, contributing writer 05 March 2015
(Photo credit Gregg Dalman) Fresh off the release of her memoir, Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, Misty Copeland, one of the most visible ballerinas of the moment visited the Black-owned Eso Won ... read more >>
Sherrilyn Ifill Calls for Renewed Focus on Housing Segregation
Written by Roberto Alejandro, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 26 February 2015
Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (File Photo) Preventing future Fergusons will require dismantling the patterns of segregation established ... read more >>
Which Local City Will Get NFL Team?
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 26 February 2015
James T. Butts Jr., Mayor of Inglewood Raiders and Chargers test Carson, Inglewood has Rams on radar and L.A. not done yet The temperature is rising for a return of the National Football League to ... read more >>
Attorney General Harris Approves Hospital Sales
Written by City News Service 26 February 2015
On February 20, State Attorney General Kamala Harris approved the sale of six Daughters of Charity Health System hospitals, including two in Southern California, to Prime Healthcare Services Inc., State ... read more >>
Why Council President Herb Wesson Deserves Your Vote
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
Council President Herb Wesson (courtesy photo)  Herb Wesson, the current L.A. City Councilmember for District 10, cares deeply about our community. Throughout his career, both as State Assembly Speaker ... read more >>
Key Support Mounting for Isadore Hall Congressional Bid Democratic state legislator earns Rep. Bass endorsement
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 26 February 2015
Since declaring that he would seek the 44th Congressional seat soon to be vacated by Rep. Janice Hahn’s bid for Los Angeles County Supervisor in 2016, state Senator Isadore Hall has already garnered ... read more >>
Sentinel Urges YES VOTE for Charter Amendments 1 and 2
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
Sentinel Urges YES VOTE for Charter Amendments 1 and 2   What it does Charter Amendments 1 and 2 would increase voter participation and hold politicians accountable by holding municipal elections at ... read more >>
US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration action
Written by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press 26 February 2015
The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday February 23, to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama's action to shield millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation. The ... read more >>
Bobbi Kristina Brown's father and partner feud over hospital visit as she fights for her life
Written by JONATHAN LANDRUM JR., Associated Press 26 February 2015
  Bobbi Kristina Brown, right, and Nick Gordon (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)   Bobby Brown (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)  While Bobbi Kristina Brown fights for her life, a feud has erupted ... read more >>
ULTCW launches ‘We Care LA’ campaign to lift caregivers out of poverty
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
SEIU ULTCW members participate in MLK Day parade. Courtesy photo Since the Great Recession, the country’s economic boom has improved the lives of many, especially those of the 1%; however, millions ... read more >>
Margaret Richards-Bowers Eyes Inglewood Unified School District Board Seat 1
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 February 2015
Margaret Richards-Bowers  “I want to see best practices, I want to see compassionate education.” “I came to America as a young girl, I had no idea about American culture,” said Margaret Richards-Bowers. ... read more >>
LAUSD Dedicates a School in the Name of a Living Legend U.S. Congresswoman
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
                                                  Dr. Diane E. Watson Training center named after retired Ambassador Diane E. Watson, Ph.D Health and ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters and Assemblyman Gipson to Chair 49th Annual Watts Summer Festival Commemorating the 1965 Civil Unrest
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
   Congresswoman Maxine Waters Assemblyman Mike Gipson ‘Watts Phoenix 50’ to organize local activities and events The Board of Directors of the annual Watts Summer Festival (WSF) announced ... read more >>
Assemblywoman Burke Introduces 1st Bill to Improve State’s Tech Investments
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke AB 522 creates a report card for IT contractors to increase accountability and competition. On February 23, Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Los Angeles) introduced the ... read more >>
CDU’s Dr. Wilbert Jordan Urges Parents to Think Twice Before Kicking Gay Children Out of Home
Written by Isidra Person-Lynn 26 February 2015
Dr. Wilbert Jordan, Director, Oasis Clinic Young Joey could hold his tongue no longer.  After his Mom came home from her Wednesday night choir rehearsal, he peeked into her room to ask her if he could ... read more >>
Thousands say they were sexually harassed riding L.A. Metro
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
Thousands of Metro train and bus riders claimed in a survey released on Thursday that they were sexually harassed during their public transit trips. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority asked 22,604 ... read more >>
Minimum Wage Briefing to Be Held on Friday
Written by Danielle Cralle, contributing writer 26 February 2015
On Friday, February 27 a group of labor leaders, workers, business owners, and community members will gather at the Los Angeles Labor Federation boardroom to discuss the impending campaign aimed at raising ... read more >>
Historic March for Justice Brings Together Community In Of Support of Ezell Ford Family
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 26 February 2015
Marching for justice: Congresswoman Karen Bass, Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Laphonza Butler, Rev. Xavier Thompson, and Pastor K W Tulloss march along MLK Boulevard on Saturday, Feb. 21 As the clouds rolled ... read more >>
LAUSD Superintendent: ‘Not Enough Money for iPads, Laptops in Every School’
Written by City News Service 26 February 2015
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines said last week he does not believe the district has the money to complete its goal of providing every student with a laptop or tablet ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Feb.26- March 4)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer; Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 26 February 2015
(Andrew Brimmer) Feb. 26 1966- Andrew Brimmer became the first African American governor of the Federal Reserve board when President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed him.  Feb. 27 1988- Figure skater ... read more >>
Blacks Underrepresented in STEM Classes
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 26 February 2015
0 0 1 18 104 LA Sentinel 1 1 121 14.0   Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE   /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable   Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference ... read more >>
Education Worker Summer Relief Act
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas introduces legislation to bring equity and economic stability to dedicated school workers who struggle during the summer break Assemblymember ... read more >>



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