Cal State L.A. Alumnus Receives YMCA Human Dignity Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2015
Marx L. Cazenave II is co-founder and former CEO of Progress Investment Management Company   (courtesy photo) The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles honored Cal State L.A. alumnus Marx L. Cazenave II, ... read more >>
New Directions President to Receive ‘Local Hero’ Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2015
(courtesy photo) The National Black MBA Association Los Angeles chapter will present Gregory C. Scott, president  & CEO of New Directions for Veterans, with the “Local Hero Award” at their ... read more >>
Aligning for Black Excellence in Higher Education Summit
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 29 January 2015
USC’s Black Alumni Association hosts a discussion about Obama’s 2020 Goal for Education     In support to President Obama’s 2020 Goal for Education, USC’s Black Alumni Association and several ... read more >>
U.S. Conference of Mayors Unveils Community Policing Recommendations
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2015
  U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson, flanked by Columbia, S.C. Mayor Stephen Benjamin, left, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, speaks to reporters during ... read more >>
Jim Moss, Former Daily N.Y. Newspaper Publisher Dies at 72
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 29 January 2015
  Jim Moss, who served 10 years as one of a handful of Black publishers of an American daily newspaper, died Jan. 20 of throat cancer. He was 72. Moss was the executive editor of The (Middletown, N.Y.) ... read more >>
GM Highlights Diversity at Detroit Auto Show
Written by Freddie Allen, Senior Washington Correspondent 29 January 2015
Ed Welburn, vice president of Global Design for General Motors, talks about the Avenir, Buick's concept sedan at the Buick Global Reveal Event in Detroit, Mich. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)     DETROIT (NNPA) ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Jan. 29-Feb.4)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 29 January 2015
(Oprah Winfrey) January 29 1954- Iconic talk show host, actress, filmmaker and billionaire Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Winfrey is known for her philanthropic efforts and her historic ... read more >>
HBCUs Divided over Free Community College Plan
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 29 January 2015
Jarvis Christian College President Lester C. Newman Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education ... read more >>
Rev. Jackson Closes 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 January 2015
Rev. Jesse Jackson and World Bank Group, President, Jim Yong Kim, M.D., PhD. at the Thursday WSP Awards Luncheon. (Margot Jordan) Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, ... read more >>
Democrats defend naming Rep. Andre Carson to House Intelligence panel
Written by Associated Press 24 January 2015
Top Democrats are defending their appointment of Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) to the House Intelligence Committee after Republican objections concerning his religious beliefs. House Democratic Leader Nancy ... read more >>
Hip Hop School Celebrates Success, Inspires Youth
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 24 January 2015
YoYo School of Hip Hop Arts and Academic Program brought a night of dreams while bridging the gap to education. On Saturday, January 18th, two days prior to Martin Luther King, Jr. day, community members, ... read more >>
WEST BASIN BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTS OFFICERS FOR 2015
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 January 2015
On Dec. 22, 2014, the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Board of Directors elected Gloria D. Gray to serve as its board president and Carol W. Kwan to serve as its board vice president ... read more >>
Empowerment Congress Draws Crowds
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 January 2015
More than 1,500 people – from ordinary citizens to elected officials, academic, religious and business leaders – gathered at USC’s Bovard Auditorium on Saturday to take part in the 23rd annual ... read more >>
March for Unity and Justice
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 24 January 2015
Local activists ask the public to join the movement against police injustice     Leaders gathered in front of the Sentinel offices urging community members to stand up for justice. (Valerie Goodloe)  ... read more >>
Chase Bank and the Brotherhood Crusade Team up for the Fellowship Initiative in L.A.
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 23 January 2015
Students socialize during a break in one of the Brotherhood Crusade’s motivational speeches. (Troy Tieuel)    When black men gather, assumptions are always made; most of them turn out to be incorrect.  ... read more >>
The Game's Real MVP
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 23 January 2015
Hosea Chanchez says farewell to 9 seasons of the show ‘The Game’ star Hosea Chanchez plans to pursue more opportunities in television, movies and public speaking after the show ends. (Caitlin Mitchell) Since ... read more >>
Black leaders call for March for Unity and Justice
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 23 January 2015
Leaders gathered in front of the Sentinel offices urging community members to stand up for justice. (Valerie Goodloe photo)   Local activists ask the public to join the movement against police ... read more >>
Huddie ‘Leadbelly’ Ledbetter
Written by Jeffery Wadley, Contributing Writer 23 January 2015
An American Music Legacy at The Grammy Museum As I entered the Grammy Museum at L.A.  Live in downtown Los Angeles, I was gripped with excitement.  I saw exhibits featuring Michael Jackson, Taylor ... read more >>
Covered California Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Community Leaders at Los Angeles Parade
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 January 2015
Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee (right, in blue shirt) joins marchers in Los Angeles Jan. 19 at the Kingdom Day Parade honoring the birthday and memory of Martin Luther King ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Jan. 22-28)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 22 January 2015
(George Foreman) January 22 1948-  Heavyweight champion, George Foreman was born in Marshall, TX. Known for his knockout performance in the boxing ring, Foreman won his heavyweight championship in ... read more >>
Proud Bird Restaurant Secures 20-Year Lease
Written by City News Service 22 January 2015
The Proud Bird restaurant, the once-endangered aviation-themed eatery east of Los Angeles International Airport, secured a new 20-year lease with the airport last week that calls for $5 million in building ... read more >>
Local YMCA Honors Jackie Lacey at MLK Breakfast
Written by City News Service 22 January 2015
Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County District Attorney YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles recently hosted its 44th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Brotherhood Breakfast at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The ... read more >>
The Saturday Science Academy II’s 15th Annual Junior White Coat Ceremony Honors Future Doctors
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 January 2015
“You are not the future.  You are the now.” Anton Blakey, Keynote speaker. “Dr. Higgins, Dr. Amesi, Dr. Gordon…” Adai Lamar, morning personality at KJLH announced, smiling as each eager “doctor” ... read more >>
Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 20 January 2015
‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’ Freedom feels like a natural born right for a young woman like me. Waking up in the morning and starting my day without constraints is second ... read more >>
Controller Yee Releases December Cash Update
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
  State Controller Betty T. Yee released her monthly report last week, covering California's cash balance, receipts and disbursements in December 2014.  Revenues for the month totaled $13.1 billion, ... read more >>