Thursday, March 26, 2015
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 >>
Will Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Make 35th Senate Bid?
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 February 2015
On the heels the announcement that state Democratic Senator Isadore Hall will launch a campaign for the 44th Congressional District, speculation is looming that perhaps Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown will ... read more >>
Peaceful “March for Justice and Unity” Sparks Outcry to Stop Police Brutality by the Los Angeles’ African American Community
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 February 2015
(l-r Centered) Rev. Xavier Thompson; President, Baptist Ministers’ Conference L.A. and Danny Bakewell, Sr.; Executive Publisher, Los Angeles Sentinel chant for Justice at the March for Justice and ... read more >>
The Conversation exposes all Sides of Domestic Violence
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 21 February 2015
 Physical acting is on display during the first act, as viewers witness the violent rape of Stacy Love by her husband.  The Loves are played by Ptosha Story and Vincent Ward. The abuser’s sister, ... read more >>
Black Woman Sues Sheriff’s Department for Racial Discrimination
Written by City News Service 19 February 2015
An Artesia woman sued the county last Friday, alleging sheriff's deputies mishandled her report that she fought off a man who invaded her home and downplayed her allegations because she is black. Vivica ... read more >>
LA Lakers Nick "Swaggy P" Young Treats Brotherhood Crusade Youth to VIP Suite at Lakers Game, Metta World Peace Joins Fun
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2015
(Pictured left to right) Actor William Allen Young, Charisse Bremond-Weaver/CEO, Brotherhood Crusade, Metta World Peace, Kesha Nix and Larry Abel/AEG at Lakers vs. Nuggets game celebrating Black History ... read more >>
Ezell Ford Family Unites with Bakewell for Historical MARCH on Feb. 21
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer; Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 19 February 2015
On the 50th Anniversary of  the Assassination of  Malcolm X,  Leaders Unite A list of some of the participants in the March for Unity and Justice. (courtesy photo) Tritobia Ford, the mother of Ezell ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Teen Shot by LAPD
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 19 February 2015
Jamar Nicholson survives wounds to back (Courtesy photo) Days before the historical March for Justice and Unity where organizers planned protest of senseless crimes against Black teens either by police ... read more >>
Expose Haunts Banking Giant that Helped Hide African Billions
Written by Global Information Network 19 February 2015
In an unusual collaborative effort, a team of journalists from 45 countries has produced a blistering expose of a billionaires’ bank in Switzerland which was helping to place huge sums of its clients’ ... read more >>
T.H.E. Health and Wellness Centers CEO and President Passes
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2015
  (Courtesy photo) The Board of Directors of T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) Health and Wellness Centers announced today the sudden passing of Ms. Risë K. Phillips, MPH, MBA,  CEO and President. Ms. Phillips, ... read more >>
Progress Report delayed on African Americans in Hollywood
Written by Maleena Lawrence, Contributing Writer 19 February 2015
DeVon Franklin (Courtesy photo) In the wake of a devastating hack attack at Sony Pictures coupled with the revealing stagnation of diversity lacking behind the camera, on screen and in the boardroom ... read more >>
Council President Herb Wesson: Powerful Leadership
Written by Staff and Wire Report 19 February 2015
As the leader of L.A.’s City Council Wesson has been revered by many, feared by some but always respected ANOTHER STEP FORWARD: Councilman and President Herb Wesson has clearly demonstrated that he ... read more >>
Legendary Photographer Bill Jones Honored
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2015
    Famed Photojournalist Bill Jones Among Honorees for Black Business Association 45th Anniversary Year Dinner Salute to African American History Month ... read more >>
Compton High School Retires NBA Star and Alum DeMar DeRozan’s Varsity Team Jersey
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2015
Compton High School’s boys’ basketball team paid tribute to DeMar DeRozan by wearing the same number he wore when he played for his alma mater, Thursday, February 12, before his varsity jersey was ... read more >>
Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts
Written by Freddie Allen, Senior Washington Correspondent 19 February 2015
African Americans account for 25 percent of the 12 million jail admissions every year. (Wikimedia Commons)     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused ... read more >>
‘Songs in the Key of Tribute’ – a star studded list of performers came out to honor Stevie Wonder for his Grammy special.
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 19 February 2015
 In this Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 file photo, Stevie Wonder, sitting at piano at bottom center, is joined by guest performers, including Jennifer Hudson, from right, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and others, ... read more >>

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