West Los Angeles College Only Community College in LA Basin Approved to Offer Bachelor’s Degree Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 March 2015
Geoffrey Baum, President of the Board of Governors for the California Community Colleges announced that the West Los Angeles College proposal to offer a Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene has officially ... read more >>
Compton Families Enjoy a Day of Fun and Learning at Nick Jr.
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 March 2015
(From left-to-right): Compton Unified Board President Micah Ali, Board Member Margie Garrett, Child Development/Pre-School Administrator Telma Bayona, actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict (center), Principal Dr. ... read more >>
Minimum Wage Study to be Released
Written by City News Service 25 March 2015
UC Berkeley's study of a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles is expected to be released this week, ahead of four public hearings on the issue being hosted over the next month by a City ... read more >>
New Website Reveals DWP Financials
Written by City News Service 25 March 2015
Controller Ron Galperin unveiled an online portal last week detailing payroll, vendor payments and other financial data about the Department of Water and Power. The ``DWP Utility Panel'' website includes ... read more >>
National Society of Black Engineers Convention Showcases Community Impact
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 March 2015
 More than 8,000 to Attend the Event, in Anaheim, Calif. The National Society of Black Engineers will hold its annual convention at the Anaheim Convention Center March 25-29.  The 41st annual convention ... read more >>
Black Employee Sues ‘Operation Gratitude’
Written by City News Service 25 March 2015
The Van Nuys-based organization that sends care packages to the military was sued last Friday by a former employee who alleges he was fired due to his race and gender and also because he asked for time ... read more >>
Ben Crump: The “Ferguson” Interview with Kam Williams
Written by Kam Williams 23 March 2015
Attorney for the Brown Family Responds to Shooting of Police in Ferguson and to Recent Developments in Other Civil Rights Cases   Ben Crump is the attorney of record in many high-profile, civil rights ... read more >>
One Year After Disappearance, Advocates Believe Missing D.C. Girl May Still Be Alive
Written by Linda Poulson Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 23 March 2015
  Relisha Rudd (Courtesy Photo) One year after the disappearance of a then-eight-year-old girl from a Washington, D.C. homeless shelter, supporters believe the girl may still be alive. Relisha Rudd ... read more >>
Inglewood City Clerk Election Offers an Honest Choice
Written by Francis Taylor, Contributing Writer 22 March 2015
Yvonne Horton When Inglewood voters go to the polls on April 7, 2015, they will have a clear choice for Inglewood City Clerk. Yvonne Horton, Inglewood City Clerk, is the experienced, intelligent and ... read more >>
Amazing: 10-Year-Old Has Started Taking College Courses
Written by Krystle Crossman, Special to the NNPA from The Westside Gazette 19 March 2015
Esther Okade When most of us were in fourth or fifth grade we dreaded stepping into math class. The numbers, the equations, having to show your work is just too much for some. Then there is Wellsal, ... read more >>
Increased Black Home Ownership Would Slice Wealth Gap
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 19 March 2015
  Researchers studying the affects of public policy on the racial wealth gap estimated that the median wealth of Black households would rise 451 percent if Blacks owned homes at the same rates as Whites. “With ... read more >>
One woman saving L.A. schools, one charter at a time
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 19 March 2015
Dr. Jeanette Grattan Parker Hailing from the projects of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Jeanette Grattan Parker moved to California shortly after high school. After years of hard work, she found herself in ... read more >>
June Ambrose & Johnetta Boone
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 19 March 2015
The acclaimed fashion stylist and costume designer conclude their national tour celebrating the evolution of fashion at the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Macy’s. Fashion enthusiasts hung on to every word of ... read more >>
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Launches Re-Election Campaign
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2015
“We’ve accomplished a lot but there’s still more to do” Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown today announced that he will seek re-election as the City’s mayor in November.  Brown made national news ... read more >>
Inglewood Mayor Cautions Residents About Petitions
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 19 March 2015
(courtesy photo) Now that AEG has eliminated itself from the prospects of landing an NFL team by abandoning its plans last week, and with both the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are currently ... read more >>
Loretta Lynch Vote Delayed: African American Leaders Outraged
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing writer 19 March 2015
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) On Tuesday morning, a group of influential African American leaders held a telephone ... read more >>
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Delivers State of the City Address
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2015
 Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown delivers State of the City address to a standing room only audience on May 13, 2015. (courtesy photo) On Fri. Mar. 13, Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown delivered the city’s ... read more >>
Fight For $15: A Caregiver’s Plight
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 19 March 2015
A group of workers gather to fight to raise the wage. (Photo Credit SEIU-ULTCW) Everyday, Felicia Slumkoski –Barnes gets up at 4:45am to begin her day. First, she cares for Desmond, her 25 year ... read more >>
Farewell LAPD’s Captain III Paul Snell
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2015
(Captain III Paul A. Snell) Captain III Paul A. Snell, area commanding officer, Southwest Area is retiring after 30 years and 6 months of dedicated service to the Los Angeles Police Department including ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (March 19-25)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 19 March 2015
(Rosetta Tharpe) March 19 1939- Langston Hughes founded the New Negro Theater in Los Angeles, California. Hughes produced his plays “Trouble Island,” “Angela Herndon Jones,” and “Don’t ... read more >>
Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation Bi-Annual Blood Drive
Written by Amen Oyiboke Staff Writer; Danielle Cralle Contributing Writer 19 March 2015
Donors from all over Los Angeles gather to give the gift of life Bank of America Volunteers and Pamela Bakewell. (courtesy photo) Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation (SCFF) successfully hosted a ... read more >>
Panel moves toward vote on attorney general pick
Written by Erica Werner, Associated Press 13 March 2015
Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation's next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama's immigration ... read more >>
Jones-Sawyer Appointed Chair of Select Committee on the Status of BMOC
Written by Sentinel News Service, newsroom@lasentinel.net 13 March 2015
Assembly member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr. was recently appointed chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color along with Assembly member Rob Bonta (D-Oakland). ... read more >>
Selma Quotes
Written by Sentinel News Wire 12 March 2015
  First Lady Michelle Obama “[President] Barack [Obama], the girls, and I traveled to Selma, Alabama. There, 50 years ago this month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Congressman John Lewis, and so many ... read more >>
Clarence Page The “Culture Worrier” Interview with Kam Williams
Written by Kam Williams 12 March 2015
Front “Page” News! Clarence Page is a nationally-syndicated columnist and member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board. Besides those duties, the Pulitzer Prize-winner makes frequent TV appearances, ... read more >>