Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Obama pushes reading through e-book, library initiatives
Written by JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press 01 May 2015
President Barack Obama, sitting next to 6th-grader Osman Yaya, a student at Wicomico County Public Schools' Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, Md., speaks at Anacostia Library in Washington, Thursday, ... read more >>
Bill Duke Youth Media Camp Accepting Applications
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
Actor/ Director Bill Duke, founder and CEO Duke Media Foundation   Applications are currently being accepted from youth ages 14 thru 18 for the Bill Duke Youth Media Camp sponsored by the Duke Media ... read more >>
The Amazing Grace of Wendy Raquel Robinson
Written by DR. Valerie Wardlaw Contributing Writer 30 April 2015
Amazing Grace Conservatory to Perform Sisters Act too! May 16th & 17th         On any given Saturday you can find actress Wendy Raquel Robinson at the Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) surrounded ... read more >>
“A Pilgrimage to Israel”
Written by WendyGladney Dean 30 April 2015
My life’s work centers around helping people and sharing how they can learn to forgive with the hope of experiencing a better and happier life.  In the quest to fulfill this calling, I open myself ... read more >>
Teachers with Subconscious Bias Punish Blacks More Severely
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 30 April 2015
“We discovered, the more likely teachers thought a student was Black, the more harshly they wanted to punish them,” said Jason Okonofua, a doctoral student at Stanford University and co-author of ... read more >>
In Health, Income has Greater Impact than Race
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 30 April 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Being poor can have a bigger impact on your health than your race, according to a recent report by the Urban Institute. “Income is a driving force behind the striking health ... read more >>
Corinthian Colleges students to meet with officials for help on tuition, loans after shutdown
Written by The Associated Press 30 April 2015
This July 8, 2014 file photo shows an Everest Institute sign on an office building in Silver Spring, Md. Everest is one of the 28 remaining ground college campuses Corinthian Colleges will shut down, ... read more >>
Forgiving For Living 2015 PLUS Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 April 2015
Wendy Gladney founder of Forgiving for Living celebrates with girls from the Center for Learning and Unlimited Education (CLUES) Wendy Gladney with Council President Herb Wesson and his wife Fabian ... read more >>
“April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month”
Written by WendyGladney Dean 23 April 2015
    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and all of us have a responsibility to do our part to bring this problem to light.  We must put the issue on the table for what it is.  Research shows ... read more >>
Saying 'Thank You' to Honorees who Served Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Written by Isidra Person-Lynn, Special to the Sentinel 23 April 2015
Honoree Dr. Cornelius L. Hopper, Emeritus Vice President of the University of California Systems, and a member of the CDU Board of Trustees flanked by Dr. David M. Carlisle, President and CEO of CDU ... read more >>
Autism, No Longer A Mystery
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 23 April 2015
SNN has worked with more than 30,000 children and families and has become South L.A.’s go-to organization for autism advocacy and serving under-served populations, particularly the African American ... read more >>
Compton Community College District Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Members Appointed
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
At the March 24 Board meeting, Compton Community College District (CCCD) Special Trustee Thomas Henry appointed five community members to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. The new committee ... read more >>
Morehouse School of Medicine Receives $1.2 Million Grant from United Health Foundation
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Norman L. Wright, senior vice president of Optum and board member of United Health Foundation, speaks during a check presentation by United Health Foundation and Optum for a $1.2 million donation to ... read more >>
HU receives grant for professional development program for local high school science teachers
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
The Hampton University Department of Chemistry has been awarded a $225,728 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project designed to assist science teachers in the Hampton City School ... read more >>
City Year: Help for urban youth through education
Written by Sandra Varner, contributing writer 23 April 2015
A myriad of decisions swirl around and within the minds of young teens, principally, education remains at the forefront for them and their parents.  Choices are complex and solutions are not always ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Students Meet First Lady at ‘History of Gospel’ Event
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Brotherhood Crusade students returned this week from a special trip to the nation's capital to learn about the history of gospel music and have an opportunity to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama. ... read more >>
Written by WendyGladney Dean 16 April 2015
The mission of Forgiving For Living is to help women and girls believe in themselves no matter what life has thrown their way.  We believe it is important to build strong character and to build up one’s ... read more >>
Racism and Stress Killing Black Women
Written by Freddie Allen, Senior Washington Corresponden 16 April 2015
In focus groups, Black women were more likely to report higher levels of social network distress, a form of psychological distress, that was a result of the stress experiences of family and close friends, ... read more >>
Sexism and Racism Take Toll on Black Women’s Health
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 16 April 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The effects of living in a patriarchal, racist society measurably erode Black women’s physical and mental wellbeing, an emerging body of research finds.   Over time, this steady ... read more >>
City Honors High School Student Surprised with $40,000 Scholarship from Edison International
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
Kaitlin Brown, center, a senior at City Honors High School in Inglewood, is joined by her mother, Tatrecia Pollard, left, and father, Keith Brown, right, during a classroom surprise in which Kaitlin ... read more >>
A-MAN Brings STEM to the Inner Cities
Written by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom of Southern California Edison 16 April 2015
A-MAN was founded in 1991 and provides year-round, STEM-related programs using laser beams, robotics and computer labs in hands-on activities for students K-12. The goal is to encourage underserved African-American ... read more >>
Court Ruling: LAUSD Must Change Allocation Methods for Charter Schools
Written by City News Service 16 April 2015
The California Supreme Court has unanimously decided that the Los Angeles school district's method for allocating space to charter schools may shortchange them out of classrooms. In a decision written ... read more >>
How Obama Is Addressing the Crisis Among Boys and Young Men of Color
Written by Nigel Roberts, Special to the Sentinel 16 April 2015
President Barack Obama has lunch with young participants in the My Brother’s Keeper initiative at the White House Feb. 27, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (photo courtesy of the Root) White House official ... read more >>
Blacks Missing Out on ‘Obamacare’ Savings
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 16 April 2015
According to the AJS report, more than 40 percent of Black enrollees and more than half of White enrollees didn’t know which services were covered under their health plans and which services they would ... read more >>
New Research Suggests Blacks Have Predisposition to Alcoholism
Written by Shantella Y. Sherman, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 16 April 2015
As the nation kicks off Alcohol Awareness Month, new research has come to light. It suggests that in addition to the stigma associated with alcoholism, African Americans suffer from a genetic predisposition ... read more >>

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