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Congresswoman Waters Comments on Corinthian Colleges’ Closure
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 April 2015
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued the following statement on the decision by Corinthian Colleges to discontinue its operations after years of fraudulent activity and ongoing state and federal ... read more >>
After rescue, a long, agonizing wait for migrants in Italy
Written by TRISHA THOMAS and KARL RITTER Associated Press 24 April 2015
Silla Zelia, 23, an asylum seeker from Ivory Coast, watches a soccer match at the Mineo center, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Sicily, Italy. The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that more than ... read more >>
Lynch to be sworn in as attorney general on Monday
Written by ERIC TUCKER Associated Press 24 April 2015
In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (April 23-29)
Written by Intern 1 23 April 2015
(Charlotte Ray) April 23 1872- Charlotte E. Ray became the first female African American lawyer in the United States admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. April 24 1972- Robert Wedgeworth became ... read more >>
Gospel Group Martin’s Favor joins effort to raise $1 Million for Domestic Violence Shelter
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 23 April 2015
 (L-R) Siblings Elaine, Francine, Janine and Eric Martin of Martin’s Favor. (courtesy photo)  The Sisters of the Good Shepherd Shelter for Battered Women with Children is working in joint efforts ... read more >>
Police: Boy dies after father got drunk, left him in hot car
Written by BOB CHRISTIE AP 23 April 2015
This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows James Koryor, 41, who was arrested on manslaughter and child abuse charges after police said he left his toddler son in a hot ... read more >>
Defense challenges informant in Minnesota terrorism case
Written by AMY FORLITI, Associated Press 23 April 2015
This photo provided April 21, 2015 by the Sherburne County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office shows Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19. Abdurahman is among six Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged ... read more >>
Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; 1K protest
Written by Associated Press By JULIET LINDERMAN, DAVID DISHNEAU and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press 23 April 2015
Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, center, speaks to the media at a news conference on the death of Freddie Gray with Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez, left, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ... read more >>
Legal pot in California? Taxes, black market pose challenges
Written by MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press 23 April 2015
Legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California would raise an array of unknowns, from how it would be taxed to the threat of environmental damage from thirsty pot plants in a state gripped by ... read more >>
Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general
Written by ERICA WERNER Associated Press 23 April 2015
The U.S. Senate has scheduled a confirmation vote on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch for Thursday April 23.    Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black woman attorney general ... read more >>
South African demonstrators condemn attacks on immigrants
Written by LYNSEY CHUTEL Associated Press 23 April 2015
People attend a march against xenophobic attacks in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Police officers and soldiers raided a hostel considered a hotspot for anti-immigrant ... read more >>
Civil lawsuit filed in Michael Brown's death
Written by Associated Press 23 April 2015
Late Wednesday night the family and attorneys for Michael Brown Jr. sent out a press release stating they will file a wrongful death suit against the city of Ferguson. Lawyers for the parents of Michael ... read more >>
Family of Michael Myvett Jr. Unveils Bronze Commemorative Plaque on Fed Ex Bus Crash Anniversary
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
  Debra “Granny” Loyd speaks during a ceremony unveiling a bronze plaque of her grandson Michael Myvett Jr., who along with his fiancé Mattison Haywood and several others were killed in a bus crash ... read more >>
The Colorism of Race: Bill Duke
Written by Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender 23 April 2015
Bill Duke (courtesy photo) Bill Duke is one of America’s most prolific actors and directors as he continues to capture the topics that challenge people to think consciously on social issues. His ... read more >>
Baldwin Hills Estates ‘State of the Estates’
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Courtesy Photo It was standing room only at the inaugural Baldwin Hills Estates HOA “State of the Estates” event on Saturday April 18, where 300 residents and stakeholders came out to hear community ... read more >>
Black Women Face Pay Gap
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 23 April 2015
  Nearly 60 percent of Black women worked in either the service industry, sales or office jobs. (Stock Photo) Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar White men made in 2013, ... read more >>
Life of Black Man Displayed in Zoo Matters, Too
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 23 April 2015
Ota Benga in 1904. An ordinary Internet search on Ota Benga yields black-and-white photos of a petite Black man, almost naked, smiling with a row of spiky teeth. Some accounts say he achieved fame in ... read more >>
Wesson Applauds Proud Bird’s New Lease on Life
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
  Council President Herb Wesson (center) cuts the cake celebrating the Proud Bird’s new 20 year lease with (l-r) Mayor Eric Garcetti, John Tallichet, and Councilmember Paul Koretz. Los Angeles City ... read more >>
Bass hails bipartisan introduction of ‘AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015’
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) Africa Subcommittee lead Democrat calls for quick approval of critical Africa trade bill Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa ... read more >>
Holly Mitchell effort to get eye tests for pre-schoolers passes 1st grade
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) Calling for students entering elementary school to get comprehensive eye exams by a physician, optometrist or ophthalmologist, Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los ... read more >>
Assemblyman Mike Gipson and Family Take the CalFresh Food Challenge
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
The Assemblymember highlights the lack of healthy food choices in his district and calls for support for the County of L.A.’s annual collaboration to reach eligible families vulnerable to hunger Assemblymember ... read more >>
Trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote
Written by Erica Werner, Associated Press 23 April 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee within ... read more >>
Commission Proposes No Smoking for Cabbies
Written by City News Service 23 April 2015
Cab drivers would not be allowed to smoke in their taxis at any time, even when passengers are not around, under a proposed rule considered by a city commission last week. Managers of taxicab companies ... read more >>
USGS, Clear Channel Launch Earthquake Preparedness Campaign
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
The U.S. Geological Survey and Clear Channel Outdoor recently announced a partnership to provide the public with critical earthquake safety information during April. In support of the campaign, CCO is ... read more >>
Jacque Robinson denied in quest for Pasadena Mayor
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 23 April 2015
City of Pasadena Council member Terry Tornek defeated Jacque Robinson Tuesday April 21 in the race to be Pasadena’s first new mayor in 16 years, according to preliminary vote totals. The two City ... 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