The Scottsboro Boys
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 May 2011
The Scottsboro Nine with their attorney The Nine minus one in Birmingham Jail The Jackson County marker erected in their honor *** Legends ***By Yussuf J. SimmondsThe Scottsboro Boys "They became the 'poster ... read more >>
Rave Theater gave jobs to the community
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 May 2011
Applicants wait in line for Rave Theater jobsLocal job fair saw a turnout in the hundreds last week.Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterLast week, the new Rave Motion Pictures (RMP) held a job fair in ... read more >>
The Survival of the African American Community is at Stake
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 May 2011
African American Redistricting Campaign Kicks Off Series of Town Hall Meetings to Discuss New DistrictsNew district lines for U.S. Congress and the California Assembly and State Senate threaten to impact ... read more >>
Following in the Footsteps of our Ancestors: Children Standing Up for Peace and Justice in the World
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 May 2011
"Following in the Footsteps of our Ancestors: Children Standing Up for Peace and Justice in the World"The Limbiko Tembo Kawaida School of African American Culture will host a special collaborative project ... read more >>
Assemblyman Mike Davis Named Legislative Man of the Year by the Women's Political Caucus of California
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 May 2011
Celebrating Our Leaders...Then and Now Gala Awards hosted by the National Women's Political Caucus of California named Honorable Mike Davis as the Legislative Man of the Year. The California African American ... read more >>
NAMD Holds Marketing Conference on “The Future of Black Advertising”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 May 2011
Standing: Clyde Allen, NAMD Exec Director, Deborah Crable, Past NAMD Chairman, Norm Bond, NAMD Chairman. Seated:- NAMD Award Winners, Alvin Hartley (for Andrew Morrison); Howard Buford, Ken Smikle The ... read more >>
Wesson Reopens Arthur Ashe Tennis Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 May 2011
Councilman Herb Wesson with young helper cutting the ribbon at Arthur Ashe Tennis Center Councilmember Herb Wesson led the community celebration attended by over 300 tennis enthusiasts marking the reopening ... read more >>
President Obama Meets with CBC at White House
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 May 2011
President Barack Obama meets with the Congressional Black Caucus in the State Dining Room of the White House. ( Photo by Pete Souza) The Congressional Black Caucus recently held its first full Caucus meeting ... read more >>
$18.5 Million Lawsuit Taken From Wrongfully Convicted Man
Written by Stacy Patton (Special to the NNPA) 19 May 2011
Alan Newton By Stacey Patton, Special to the NNPA In 1985 Alan Newton, a Bronx man, was convicted for rape, robbery, and assault and was imprisoned for 22 years of a 40-year sentence before being cleared ... read more >>
Black Woman Victim of IMF Chief
Written by David B. Caruso (Associated Press) 19 May 2011
She came to this country from Guinea, West Africa, seven years ago and is a single parent raising her 15-year old daughter.By DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press StoryNEW YORK - IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn ... read more >>
The Foreclosure Crisis (Part One)
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 May 2011
The foreclosure crisis and the unemployment crisis feed off the education crisis and the consumer (gas, etc.) crisis, and they all lead to an increase in the crime rate, another crisis.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel ... read more >>
Jennifer Carroll
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 May 2011
Lt. Gov. Jennifer CarrollCarroll delivering a messageCarroll with a winning smileThe Carroll family*** Legends ***By Yussuf J. SimmondsJennifer Carroll"The first Black woman elected as lieutenant governor ... read more >>
Celebrating Healthy Babies – Past, Present & Future
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 May 2011
GBBB Black Infant Health Offers Free Community Health Fair & Family Fun DayPromoting healthy lifestyles for everyone from infants to adults, Great Beginnings for Black Babies' Black Infant Health ... read more >>
The Birthers: Déjà vu All Over Again
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 May 2011
By Lee A. DanielsSpecial to the NNPA If you think the Birthers have been chastened into silence, think again--and look to the past. If you want to view the spiritual parents of the Birthers and their ... read more >>
Why Didn’t Blacks Celebrate Bin Laden’s Killing
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 May 2011
Special to the NNPA from thedefendersonline.com Understandably, the killing of Osama bin Laden unleashed strong emotions among Americans - relief, satisfaction, fears of retribution, denial, and even ... read more >>
MLK Memorial Foundation Announces Plans for Aug. 28 MLK Memorial Dedication
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 May 2011
Washington, D.C.--The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. today announced plans for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in West ... read more >>
Rep. Bass Introduces Congressional Resolution Recognizing May as National Foster Care Month.
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 May 2011
Congresswoman Karen Bass with foster kids First Legislation Introduced by Rep. Bass in Congress Continues Efforts Initiated in Sacramento by Honoring Foster Youth and Parents Washington, DC--U.S. Rep. ... read more >>
Bradford’s Legislation, AB 1384, to Reduce Recidivism, Passes
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 May 2011
SACRAMENTO, CA--Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) was successful in moving Assembly Bill 1384 out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 1384 would provide the courts with discretion to ... read more >>
AB 420 Davis on Redistricting
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 May 2011
SACRAMENTO--The California State Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting recently approved AB 420, legislation by Assemblyman Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles), which will change the way we count inmates ... read more >>
Janice Hahn for Congress
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 13 May 2011
The right to vote is a sacred honor, right and responsibility that so many African Americas have fought and died for. We must honor the memory and remember the pain sacrifice and wisdom of their efforts. ... read more >>
Thousands Attend the March for Babies Walk
Written by Jason Lewis 13 May 2011
Members of Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho raised thousands of dollars for the March of Dimes at the annual March for Babies walk at Exposition Park. Photo by Jason ... read more >>
Heightened Security for Obama’s Grandmother after Bin Laden Shooting
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 May 2011
A beefed-up battalion of security was ordered around the rural Kenyan home of President Obama's grandmother following the fatal shooting of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. "We received reports of plans ... read more >>
Compton Mayor and City Council applauds third grader
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 May 2011
(L-R) Councilwoman Yvonne Arceneaux, Councilwoman Lillie Dobson, Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones, Gloria Vasquez-mother, Luis Escareno, Sydney Ritchey-Burnett-Emerson Principal, Kenneth Gutierrez-brother, ... read more >>
Looking at California Redistricting
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) & Samuel Richard (Contributing Writer) 12 May 2011
''State redistricting map with 10 regions.Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35)Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-9)Congresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37) Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-33) Understanding redistricting ... read more >>
Attorney General Harris Encourages Californians to turn in Old Prescription Drugs
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 May 2011
SACRAMENTO - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris encourages Californians to participate in "Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" tomorrow by taking their expired, unwanted and unused prescriptions to an official ... read more >>

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