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August 1, 2013 - Los Angeles Sentinel
Tennis & Golf Pioneer Eoline Thornton Passes at 95
August 1, 2013
Eoline Thornton on the golf course in the 1950s.  In the 1940s and 50s, few African American women embraced tennis and golf.  Los Angeles native Eoline Corita Thornton loved the game and broke many color barriers while pursuing her passion. ... read more »
Reel Talk August 1
August 1, 2013
WINNIE Winnie is a 2011 drama film adaptation of Anne Marie du Preez Bezrob’s biography Winnie Mandela: A Life. The film is directed by Darrell Roodt, ... read more »
It’s A Rap August 1
August 1, 2013
EVE Eve said moving to London helped reinvigorate her love of music Eve has said that female rappers today have “no unity”. The Grammy-winning rapper praised the amount of women MCs around, ... read more »
Estate Planning 101:Estate Planning Terminology
August 1, 2013
Topics in this column include the need for estate planning, what estate planning consists of, and what happens when there is no plan.  Following are a few of the basic concepts and definitions: Advance Health Care Directive - A written document in which one person (the principal) designates another person (the agent) to make medical decisions on the principal’s behalf when the principal is unable to make medical decisions for him or herself.  ... read more »
Can Black-Owned Franchises Help Narrow the Wealth Gap?
August 1, 2013
Ronald Smothers stand in front of his Denny’s franchise. The question still rises, can owning franchises, such as Denny’s, close wealth gap? Growing up, all Ronald Smothers ever wanted was to own his own business. ... read more »
New Summer Program Plans To UPLIFT Youth
August 1, 2013
Founder and Director of UPLIFT, Dr. Shannon M. Stanton Dr. Shannon M. Stanton wants to close the achievement gap by making summer fun and educational. What do you do when summer school sessions have been cut off due to budget issues? ... read more »
Uduak Ntuk Announces Bid for LBUSD School Board
August 1, 2013
PTA Dad, City Engineer and Soccer Coach seeks to represent North Long Beach Uduak Ntuk, a native of North Long Beach, is a parent, technical professional and community leader running for Long Beach Unified School District seat 1. ... read more »
Congresswoman Waters Brings HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to the 43rd District
August 1, 2013
(L-R) Hawthorne City Council Member Olivia Valentine; Hawthorne City Council Member Nilo Michelin; Hawthorne City Council Member Alex Vargas; Gardena Mayor Pro-Tem Daniel Medina; Torrance City Council Member Pat Furey; ... read more »
CBC Takes a Stand Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws
August 1, 2013
(Left to right) Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin; Attorney Benjamin Crump and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen). Instead of waiting for the Justice Department to decide whether it will bring federal charges against George Zimmerman, ... read more »
Trayvon’s Mother: ‘Use My Broken Heart’ to Prevent Future Tragedies
August 1, 2013
Sybrina Fulton lifts up Trayvon’s name (National Urban League Photo by Mikki K. Harris) With her voice laced with emotion, Sybrina Fulton, the soft-spoken mother of Trayvon Martin, ... read more »
Arraignment Rescheduled for Saudi Princess
August 1, 2013
Saudi princess Meshael Alayban, right, listens to an interpreter during her scheduled appearance in court Thursday July 11, 2013 in Santa Ana, Calif. Alayban appeared in Orange County Superior Court Thursday but her arraignment was delayed to July 29 at the request of her attorney. ... read more »
Over 100 Children Rescued from Human Trafficking Ring
August 1, 2013
Nationwide sweep focused on underage victims of prostitution leads to recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and 150 arrests. (FBI photo) A three-day nationwide operation focusing on underage victims of prostitution — ... read more »
Malcolm Shabazz Death; Mexico Hunger Strike Protest
August 1, 2013
“We are not very clear why we were attacked, but in my judgment, I know that the pressure was on them heavily; so upon that they attack us,” wrote Lance George Brown in an email to this reporter. ... read more »
Amazing Grace Conservatory, Empowering Through the Arts
August 1, 2013
Wendy Raquel Robinson teaches students to act out emotions at Amazing Grace Conservatory Wendy Raquel Robinson’s performing arts school gives South Los Angeles youth confidence through performing arts.   ... read more »
‘UnbeWeavable’ Addresses Black Self Image
August 1, 2013
ACCORDING TO D. A. BALLINGER, “This book deals with the erasing of the image of the black, African-American woman, and it also deals with the slow poisoning of all of Americans by the chemicals in the products that we use every day.”  (Photo by Troy Tieuel) First time author D.A. ... read more »
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