Thursday, May 28, 2015
'Barack the Magic Negro' CD Stirs Controversy
Written by James Wright (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 08 January 2009
A candidate for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee is drawing fire for distributing a CD to members that features a song called "Barack the Magic Negro." The story broke Dec. ... read more >>
Police Say 'Jena Six' Teen, Mychal Bell, Shot Himself
Written by James Wright (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 08 January 2009
Mychal Bell, a teen convicted in the "Jena Six" beating case shot himself in the chest with a .22 caliber firearm and was taken to a hospital in Monroe, La., on Dec. 29, according to the police.Monroe ... read more >>
Exposition Park Resident Oldest Person in the World
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
As 114-year-old Los Angeles woman is today the oldest person in the world. Gertrude Baines, a resident of a nursing home near Exposition Park, assumed that title when a 115-year-old woman in Portugal died ... read more >>
Six Killings Mark L.A. County's First of New Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
At least six people were killed in Los Angeles County in the first 12 hours of the new year--five shot and one stabbed, police said. Vannaly Tim, 24, and her boyfriend, Sarith Em, 25, were shot outside ... read more >>
SCLC King Week Kicks Off with Town Hall on Racial Profiling
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 January 2009
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of greater Los Angeles kicked off King Week 2009 earlier this week with a town hall forum on LAPD racial profiling, and will end the weeks worth of events ... read more >>
The Obamas Go To Washington
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 08 January 2009
"I choked up a little bit leaving the house today," President elect Barack Obama told reporters earlier this week as he and his family left Chicago to take up residence in the White House. "What ... read more >>
The Ambassadors
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
"They represent(ed) the United States throughout the world" United States ambassadors are high-ranking accredited diplomats who serve as the official representative of the U.S. to foreign ... read more >>
TV News Icon Furnell Chatman Retires After 35 Years
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
He has been the weekend news anchor and a fixture at Channel Four news for three decades; now he is about to make his own news retiring to the Big Easy. Furnell Chatman has made reporting the news ... read more >>
Michigan's 1st Black Mayor Robert Blackwell Succumbs
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
Robert Blackwell, he did it his way "An athlete, scholar, soldier, diplomat, father and first Black Mayor of Highland Park" By all accounts, the city of Highland Park, Michigan is not ... read more >>
The Departed 2008
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 January 2009
"They're gone but their memories still linger on" JANUARY: ERNIE "ARROWHEAD" HOLMES--won two super bowls as anchor of Pittsburgh Steelers. (1/17) FEBRUARY: JOHNNIE CARR--succeeded ... read more >>
Holiday Season, Weak Economy Fuels Rise in Crime
Written by Brandon A. Perry (Special to the NNPA from the Indianapolis Recorder) 01 January 2009
When Lydia Bell and her daughter were at a car wash the day seemed normal. That is, until a neighbor appeared and told Bell police were at her home down the street. When Bell arrived at her residence ... read more >>
Monkey in a Noose is Last Straw for St. Paul's Black Firefighters
Written by Charles Hallman (Special to the NNPA from the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder) 01 January 2009
A stuffed monkey found last August hanging from a noose inside a St. Paul Fire Department service garage on Energy Park Drive is still under investigation, officials say. Based on the department's ... read more >>
New South African Party Draws More Defectors from ANC
Written by Special to the NNPA from GIN 01 January 2009
A veteran anti-racist fighter, the Rev. Allan Boesak, has joined the stream of defectors leaving the ANC Party, once lead by Nelson Mandela, for the Congress of the People - also known as "COPE". ... read more >>
Police Crackdown on Pirated Goods
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
A pre-holiday crackdown on pirated and counterfeit goods in Los Angeles landed 28 people in jail and yielded thousands of pirated jeans, CDs, DVDs and other illegal booty worth more than $2.7 million ... read more >>
New Parking Meters to Increase City's Revenue
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
Electronic parking meters being installed across Los Angeles are expected to bring in an additional $18 million in revenue, it was reported. "For more people it will be seamless--except they ... read more >>
Mervyn M. Dymally Named Director of New Urban Health Institute at CDU
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
Respected Federal, State Legislator to Head one of the University's Health Care Initiatives for Undeserved   Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) has named Merviyn M. Dymally, ... read more >>
MIA Christmas a Big Success
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 January 2009
Children were smiling from ear to ear at the Brotherhood Crusades headquarters as the Mablean Ephriam Foundation and Mothers In Action threw a Christmas party for them. The fun and games included ... read more >>
Oldest American Dies At 112
Written by Associated Press 01 January 2009
George Francis, the nation's oldest man, who lived through both world wars, man's first walk on the moon and the election of the first black president, has died. He was 112. Francis died Saturday ... read more >>
SCLC Kicks Off King/Obama Week
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 January 2009
The celebration of Dr. King’s birthday and Obama’s inauguration is part of SCLC’s New Vision for 2009. The birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated as a national holiday ... read more >>
Black Selected to Fill Obama’s Senate Seat for Now
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 January 2009
Former state attorney general, Roland Burris, was chosen by embattled llinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to fill vacant seat.Amidst controversy stemming from allegations that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich ... read more >>
Capping a Banner Year
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 01 January 2009
Obama, Bass, ‘Taste of Soul’Top Class of ‘08 The year of 2008 will forever be remembered as one that began with the hope that an African American can be elected to the highest ... read more >>
AbilityFirst Taps Unlimited Potential
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 December 2008
The Ability First Harry A. Mier Center in Inglewood opened up their doors to residents, local businesses and community leaders during its Holiday Open House to enlighten the community about their programs ... read more >>
Happy Kwanzaa
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 25 December 2008
As the end of the calendar year approaches, it is time to look forward to the celebration of Kwanzaa and to take part in the myriad of cultural activities that grow bigger and more meaningful each ... read more >>
Assemblyman Isadore Hall Takes Oath of Office
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 December 2008
Hall is a part of the new leadership that is setting the pace and charting the course for the next generation of political leaders. As soon as Assemblyman Isadore Hall (D-52) arrived in Sacramento, ... read more >>
The Spirit of Giving
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 18 December 2008
Community leaders and organizations step up As the tumbling economy continues it’s down spiral and with Christmas quickly approaching, local political leaders, community leaders and non-profit ... read more >>

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Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash