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Psychologists and Activists Nationwide to Join Ferguson in Healing
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
 Enola Aird, founder and president of Community Healing Network, joined the Association of Black Psychologists in with support groups across the country December 5 and 6 in which Black people are working ... read more >>
Outrage Brews in Police Shooting of 12-Year-Old
Written by Starla Muhammad, Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 11 December 2014
Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir, a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, speaks during a news conference Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Cleveland. Surveillance video released by police ... read more >>
CA Lottery Discourages the Sale of Tickets to Minors
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
As we approach the holiday season, the California Lottery reminds players and its retail partners to gift responsibly by discouraging the sale or gifting of lottery products to minors.  Every year the ... read more >>
What is the air quality in your neighborhood?
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Low-cost portable air quality sensors may help provide answers Attendees at SCAQMD’s workshop, “My Air Quality,” viewed numerous displays by vendors, agencies and organizations on the use of portable ... read more >>
Wesson Opens West Adams Heights Park
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Tubular Bells: Council President Herb Wesson was joined by area residents giving the tubular bells at the new West Adams Heights Park a try at the Grand Opening of the park. (photo courtesy of Herb Wesson’s ... read more >>
SCLC Sponsors Speech Contest for Southern California Students
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
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Wilt Chamberlain Scores Two Stamps of Approval
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Barbara Lewis, left, and Selina Gross, sisters of Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain, hold a plaque presented to them during halftime of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia ... read more >>
Debbie Allen Dance Academy Performs ‘The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker’
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Back by popular demand for the fifth consecutive year, the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and the Annenberg Foundation present the modern holiday classic and three-time Nutty Award-winning, “The Hot Chocolate ... read more >>
The Open Wounds of Ferguson and NYPD
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 11 December 2014
      Protesters in New York participate in demonstrations holding signs rallying against a grand jury’s decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for Garner’s death. (Associated Press)   Recent ... read more >>
AT&T Faces $10 Billion Race Discrimination Suit
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 11 December 2014
  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A group that advocates for economic inclusion and fair contracting for Black-owned media recently filed a $10 billion dollar lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against AT&T ... read more >>
New Board Approves Sheriff Department Citizen’s Oversight Commission
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Supervisor Mark Ridley - Thomas Supervisor Hilda Solis Supervisor Sheila Kuehl After two years of debate, discussion and impassioned testimony from residents, reform advocates and former jail ... read more >>
Hall Wins Landslide Senate Bid
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 11 December 2014
COALITION BUILDER: Senate elect-Isadore Hall III is joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at the Doubletree Hotel in Carson during his victory celebration on Tuesday Dec. 9. Hall earned more than ... read more >>
Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Elected Chair of California Legislative Black Caucus
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 December 2014
Assembly Member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr., from Los Angeles, has been elected to serve as Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC).  Jones-Sawyer, who represents areas of South ... read more >>
Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case
Written by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press 05 December 2014
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This Week in Black History (December 4-10)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 05 December 2014
(Fred Hampton) December 4 1915- The Great Migration began with approximately two million African American Southerners move to the Northern industrial centers to find work within the next following ... read more >>
Johnson: Immigration changes 'simple common sense'
Written by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press 05 December 2014
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks at a news conference following the secretary's visit to the Islamic Center of the San Gabriel Valley in Rowland Heights, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. ... read more >>
Report Shows Which Christmas Toys are Hazardous
Written by Intern 1 05 December 2014
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, a consumer advocacy group teamed up with Children's Hospital Los Angeles to release the 29th annual ``Trouble in Toyland'' report, highlighting toys that ... read more >>
Failure to Indict White Cop in Ferguson will Not Derail Movement for Justice
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 05 December 2014
Protesters of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting march through the St. Louis Galleria mall Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Mo., chanting slogans. They stayed in the mall ... read more >>
Protesters Rally Against Police Shootings in Los Angeles and the Nation
Written by City News Service 05 December 2014
A group of protesters rallied against police shootings Monday in front of the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Station then marched to the spot where a 25-year-old man died in an officer-involved ... read more >>
Obama wants more police wearing body cameras
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 05 December 2014
President Barack Obama addresses the crowd on issues surrounding the protests in Ferguson, Mo., after meeting with community leaders about the executive actions he is taking to fix the immigration system ... read more >>
Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for peace after Ferguson
Written by Associated Press 05 December 2014
The Rev. Jesse Jackson talks to students and teachers at an assembly Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Technology Access Foundation Academy in Kent, Wash. Jackson spoke at length about a grand jury's decision ... read more >>
Bertral Washington Hired as Pasadena’s 4th Black Fire Chief
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 05 December 2014
Washington will assume post on December 15   Since 1901, the city of Pasadena has employed three Black Fire Chiefs and on December 15 43-year old Bertral Washington will become the fourth to assume ... read more >>
Senate Candidate Isadore Hall
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 05 December 2014
Encourages Blacks to Vote Dec. 9   Leading senate candidate Isadore Hall III is not taking anything for granted and is pushing a ‘Get Out The Vote’ campaign in advance of his Dec. 9 special ... read more >>
Retiring County CEO William T Fujioka Leaves Behind a Legacy of Public Service
Written by Danny Bakewell Jr., Executive Editor and Kenneth Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 05 December 2014
Courtesy Photo   William T Fujioka began his dynamic civic career as a custodian in Santa Clara in 1972 and between the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County rose through the ranks to become ... read more >>
Historical Legislative Black Caucus Sworn In
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 05 December 2014
    Powerful CLBC Expands to its largest ever    Despite record low voter turnout that swept throughout the Southland and state and doomed the hope of Democrats in Congress and United States Senate, ... read more >>



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