Monday, April 27, 2015
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Jacque Robinson denied in quest for Pasadena Mayor
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 23 April 2015
City of Pasadena Council member Terry Tornek defeated Jacque Robinson Tuesday April 21 in the race to be Pasadena’s first new mayor in 16 years, according to preliminary vote totals. The two City ... read more >>
Compton City Councilmember Janna Zurita in Run-off
Written by kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 23 April 2015
Incumbent feels good about her chances on June 2nd Incumbent Compton District 1 City Councilmember Janna Zurita was forced into a June 2nd runoff Tuesday April 21 by Hispanic candidate Richard Alatorre ... read more >>
AG Kamala Harris Aims to Mend Trust with Police and Community
Written by Danielle Cralle, contributing writer 23 April 2015
from left to right: California Department of Justice Division of Law Enforcement Director Larry Wallace, Oakland Police Department Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Oxnard ... read more >>
Nigerian opposition wins key states, shores up victory
Written by MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press 16 April 2015
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, center-left, and opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, center-right, hug and shake hands after signing a renewal of their pledge to hold peaceful "free, fair, ... read more >>
Women's Leadership Breakfast
Written by Danielle Cralle 16 April 2015
Assemblymember Mike Gipson (Dem-AD64) and Mrs. Le Cresha Gipson hosted the Women's Leadership Breakfast, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Dollarhide Community Center in Compton, Calif. Honorees included ... read more >>
Mining in Haiti on hold amid uncertainty and opposition
Written by BEN FOX Associated Press 16 April 2015
In this March 31, 2015 photo, Joseph Tony walks on the hill on the Morne Bossa mining site in Cap Haitien, Haiti. The 50-year-old man scrambled up a grassy hill to ask the onsite manager of the U.S. ... read more >>
Dr. Levi Watkins, Johns Hopkins’ Trailblazing Black Doctor, Dead at 70
Written by Zenitha Prince, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 16 April 2015
Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. (Courtesy Photo)   Pioneering Black physician Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., whose invention of the automatic implantable defibrillator forever changed the world of cardiothoracic surgery, ... read more >>
KENYA ORDERS SOMALI REFUGEE CAMP SHELTERING THOUSANDS TO MOVE
Written by Global Information Network 16 April 2015
 The United Nations, which is sheltering over 600,000 refugees from war-torn Somalia, has been ordered by Kenyan authorities to relocate the camp in three months.  “We have asked the UNHCR (the ... read more >>
Ethiopia's Lemma wins Vienna City Marathon after solo run
Written by ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press 16 April 2015
Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the Vienna city marathon, in Vienna Austria, on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo /Ronald Zak) Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia dominated the Vienna City ... read more >>
Sudan begins voting in election al-Bashir expected to win
Written by MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press 16 April 2015
President Omar al-Bashir prepares to cast his ballot as he runs for another term, on the first day of the presidential and legislative elections, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab ... read more >>
Jury Awards $8 Million to Family of Black Man Who Died After Altercation with Deputies in Compton
Written by Corey Arvin,Special to the NNPA from BlackVoiceNews 16 April 2015
A Long Beach jury has awarded $8 million to the family of Daren Dwaine Burley, a 29-year-old father who died several days after an altercation with two Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies in August 2012.   On ... read more >>
Advocates for inmate ask Missouri governor to halt execution
Written by Jim Salter, Associated Press 16 April 2015
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Advocates for a black inmate facing execution in Missouri said Monday that he was unfairly sentenced to death when African-Americans were excluded from the jury at his St. Louis County ... read more >>
Police investigating 'homicide' of 10-year-old Minnesota boy
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
  Collins' parents at a vigil for their son. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jeff Wheeler, File)   CRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) — A body found in the Mississippi River over the weekend has been identified ... read more >>
Minister: Shooting of black man by white officer racist
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
Nevaeh Purcell, 8, right, and London Simmions, 9, left, hold signs during a rally for Walter Scott, who was killed by a North Charleston police officer Saturday after a traffic stop in North Charleston, ... read more >>
Anti-Gay Protest Backfires at Howard University
Written by Rachel Kersey,Special to NNPA from Howard University News Service 16 April 2015
A group of students pose for a picture during a counterprotest against Westboro Baptist Church members (not shown) on the campus of Howard University. Church members were on campus protesting Howard ... read more >>
Critics: Biracial Miss Universe Japan, ‘Not Japanese Enough’
Written by Staff and Wire Report 16 April 2015
Ariana Miyamoto speaks on March 12, after winning the crown for Miss Universe Japan. (photo: KYODO VIA AP IMAGES/ASSOCIATED PRESS)   Ariana Miyamoto, who represented Nagasaki was crowned as Miss Japan ... read more >>
Percy Pinkney Honored by City of Los Angeles
Written by Allison Arnold, special to the Sentinel 16 April 2015
Caption: Back Row (L to R): Celestine Palmer, Sherif Morcos, Beata Draga Morcos, Councilmember Curren Price, Allison Arnold and former Councilmember Robert Farrell. Front Row: Percy Pinkney The Black ... read more >>
Congresswoman Hahn Honors the Late Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald at Long Beach Post Office Naming
Written by Danielle Cralle 16 April 2015
Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) hosted a special ceremony renaming the North Long Beach Post Office for the late Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald. She was joined by Millender-McDonald’s widower, ... read more >>
Two Events Pay Tribute to Fallen Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
Annual Memorial Ride and Car & Truck Show  and the Tommy Scott Memorial 5K/10K LA Run In recognition of Los Angeles Airport Police Officer Tommy Scott’s sacrifice and to commemorate the tenth ... read more >>
Funeral for Charly Keunang (aka Africa)
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
What: Funeral for Charly Keunang When: Saturday, April 25, 2015; 3pm Where: Holman United Methodist Church 3320 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018   We seek to humanize, memorialize and renormalize ... read more >>
Watts Riots: Seeing MLK Hospital in a different light
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 16 April 2015
Graphic (Amen Oyiboke/LA Sentinel) On a rainy Christmas Eve in 1988, South Los Angeles native Toni Bazley was on her way home from work when she noticed a mother and two children waiting at a bus ... read more >>
Councilman Willie O. Jones Seeks Re-Election
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 16 April 2015
Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones 4th District Compton Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones will be seeking re-election come April 21 hoping to continue the good work he has started. Jones was elected to fill ... read more >>
Scorza Elected to Inglewood School Board
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
D'Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D. School Board Candidate D'Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D. was elected on April 7 to the Inglewood Unified School District Board of Education in seat #5. The Inglewood City Clerk has published ... read more >>
Huge California water supplier plans to reduce deliveries
Written by ALICIA CHANG, Associated Press 16 April 2015
Members of the board committee of the Metropolitan Water District, MDW, check two different proposals: Supply Demand Balances, before moving forward on the Level 3 proposal that would cut regional water ... read more >>
City Attorney Cracking Down on Drug Houses
Written by City News Service 16 April 2015
This property on Lexington Avenue is part of a series of lawsuit City Attorney Mike Feuer has filed against property owners of drug houses that cause blight in Los Angeles neighborhoods. The latest suits ... read more >>

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