Mandela Honored in London
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 06 March 2014
Daughter of South African leader Nelson Mandela, Zindzi, poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the royal film premier of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in central London. British ... read more >>
Fashion Industry Pioneer and Newspaper Publisher Is Remembered As Trailblazer
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 March 2014
Ophelia DeVore Dr. Ophelia DeVore Mitchell Dies at Age 93 Dr. Ophelia DeVore (Mitchell) died peacefully on Friday, February 28, 2014. She was 92. Known for her pioneer efforts in the ... read more >>
The 311th ESC celebrates Black History Month
Written by 1st Lt. Fernando Ochoa 06 March 2014
Michelle Cruz, Yellow Ribbon administrative assistant, and Veronica L. Blackmon, Department of the Army supervisory staff operations and training officer, attended an observance for African-American/Black ... read more >>
Obesity Rates on the Decline Among Young Children
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 March 2014
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined First Lady Michelle Obama in Des Moines, IA, to kick off a nationwide tour celebrating the second anniversary of "Let’s Move!" They were joined by fitness ... read more >>
Governor Brown Warns against Legalized Marijuana
Written by City News Service 06 March 2014
Different strains of pot are displayed for sale Dec. 27, 2013, at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver. Medicine Man was among the first batch of Denver businesses to receive a license allowing ... read more >>
Black and Brown Inmates Herded into Private Prisons
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 06 March 2014
Orleans Parish Prison in New Orleans (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same ... read more >>
Obama Tries to Add Substance to Male Initiative
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 06 March 2014
President Obama Outlines Plan to Uplift Black Boys (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) No one had seen President Obama more emotional than last week when he announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new ... read more >>
John Mack to Host Conversations at CAAM
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2014
Former Los Angeles Urban League President John Mack The California African American Museum (CAAM) will host Conversations at CAAM Saturday March 8, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., with former president ... read more >>
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!! BE A HERO AND HELP SAVE OUR CHILDREN!!!
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 05 March 2014
Sabriya's Castle of Fun Foundation in partnership with The LA Sentinel and the Bakewell Company is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, March 15th from 10 - 3pm in front of the LA Sentinel Office at 3800 ... read more >>
Photos: Black Firsts in Comics
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 March 2014
Comics are definitely blockbuster hits that are here to stay but the material is much older and filled with Black Firsts. Comic book-based films are set to hit theaters as early as April with Marvel’s ... read more >>
Photos: Trailblazin' Models
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 March 2014
Black models have contributed greatly to the industry even though it hasn’t been an easy road. Fashion is one of the largest markets in the world responsible for selling everything from clothing and ... read more >>
Supervisor gives Sentinel One-on-One exclusive: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Fights Back and Sets the Record Straight
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. Sentinel Executive Editordanny@lasentinel.net and Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 27 February 2014
Los Angeles County Supervisor and Board Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas is determined to set the record straight in regards to his converted garage home office’s security system and to maintain his stellar ... read more >>
Association of Black County Administrators Celebrates Black History Month
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 27 February 2014
Los Angeles County, Association of Black County Administrators will be celebrating its Annual Black History Program February 27, 2014 social hour begins at 6:30pm at the Carson Community Center, 801 ... read more >>
California’s First Black Veterans Summit
Written by Xavier Higgs, Sentinel Contributing Writer, generalinfo@lasentinel.net 27 February 2014
Will Gunn, Peter Gravett and Bobby McDonald joined forces at California’s first black veteran’s summit   Will Gunn, General Counsel US Department of Veterans Affairs, said Black Americans ... read more >>
Lakers Star Changes Lives by Launching Swaggy P Brigade during Black History Month
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 27 February 2014
Lakers star Nick “Swaggy P” Young hosted 60 South Los Angeles youth from four Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade youth development programs in three Staples Center suites on Sunday, February 23.   In ... read more >>
Mervyn M. Dymally Bust: Unveiled at Charles R. Drew Nursing School
Written by Francis Taylor Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 February 2014
  A bronze bust of the late California political icon, the Honorable Mervyn M. Dymally was unveiled at the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing on the Charles R. Drew University campus on Thursday, ... read more >>
Waters Calls on Regulators to Ensure Mortgage Servicers Continue to Protect Homeowners
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 27 February 2014
  Following widespread concern over the actions of a number of independent mortgage servicers, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), top Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, has called on government ... read more >>
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas introduces new fuel legislation
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 27 February 2014
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has introduced, AB 1907, a bill that would regulate the retail sale of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuels for use in cars ... read more >>
Holden Introduces Bill to Make Sure President Obama is Recognized in California Textbooks
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 27 February 2014
  President Barack Obama will take his rightful place in California textbooks under legislation proposed by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena).  AB 1912, the President Barack Obama Curriculum ... read more >>
Assemblymember Hall Introduces Legislation to Ban Sale of Confederate Flag on California State Property
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 February 2014
  Confederate memorabilia being sold at the State Capitol gift shop (Sentinel file photo) Assemblymember  Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) recently introduced AB 2444, which would prohibit ... read more >>
New Senior Housing Community Coming to the Heart of Compton
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 February 2014
 Officials celebrate the groundbreaking of The Metro @ Compton Development Provides 75 One- and Two-Bedroom Units and Services to Encourage Healthy and Independent Living Officials from the Community ... read more >>
The James Irvine Foundation Announces its 2014 Leadership Award Recipients
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 February 2014
Charisse Bremond Weaver and George Weaver (File Photo)  Leaders  who work in healthcare, literacy, higher education and crime reduction, will receive $125,000 for their programs and additional support ... read more >>
The 49th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Min. Malcolm X Commemorated
Written by Chimbuko Tembo Special to the Sentinel 27 February 2014
From left to right: Tiamoyo Karenga, Dr. Maulana Karenga, Ilyasah Shabazz, Chimbuko  Tembo, Tulivu Jadi. (Photo Credit: AACC Archives) The African American Cultural Center (Us) hosted a community ... read more >>
Langston Celebrates Legal Eagles at Loyola Law School
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor, Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 February 2014
Danny Bakewell Sr. who moderated the Langston Bar Association’s African American Leadership seminar on February 21, is joined here by the panelist (l-r) U.S. District Attorney Andre Birotte, Los Angeles ... read more >>
Sharpton Headlines a ‘Day of Action’ on ‘AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue’
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor 27 February 2014
DAY OF ACTION PARTNERS – (L-R) Rev. James M. Lawson, Gabriel Maldonaldo, Michael Weinstein, Claudia Spears, Dominique DiPrima, Hydeia Broadbent, Samantha Granberry and Holman UMC Pastor Kelvin Sauls. ... read more >>