Thursday, April 2, 2015
This Week in Black History (Feb.26- March 4)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer; Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 26 February 2015
(Andrew Brimmer) Feb. 26 1966- Andrew Brimmer became the first African American governor of the Federal Reserve board when President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed him.  Feb. 27 1988- Figure skater ... read more >>
Blacks Underrepresented in STEM Classes
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 26 February 2015
0 0 1 18 104 LA Sentinel 1 1 121 14.0   Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE   /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable   Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference ... read more >>
Education Worker Summer Relief Act
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2015
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas introduces legislation to bring equity and economic stability to dedicated school workers who struggle during the summer break Assemblymember ... read more >>
Will Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Make 35th Senate Bid?
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 February 2015
On the heels the announcement that state Democratic Senator Isadore Hall will launch a campaign for the 44th Congressional District, speculation is looming that perhaps Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown will ... read more >>
Peaceful “March for Justice and Unity” Sparks Outcry to Stop Police Brutality by the Los Angeles’ African American Community
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 February 2015
(l-r Centered) Rev. Xavier Thompson; President, Baptist Ministers’ Conference L.A. and Danny Bakewell, Sr.; Executive Publisher, Los Angeles Sentinel chant for Justice at the March for Justice and ... read more >>
The Conversation exposes all Sides of Domestic Violence
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 21 February 2015
 Physical acting is on display during the first act, as viewers witness the violent rape of Stacy Love by her husband.  The Loves are played by Ptosha Story and Vincent Ward. The abuser’s sister, ... read more >>
Black Woman Sues Sheriff’s Department for Racial Discrimination
Written by City News Service 19 February 2015
An Artesia woman sued the county last Friday, alleging sheriff's deputies mishandled her report that she fought off a man who invaded her home and downplayed her allegations because she is black. Vivica ... read more >>
LA Lakers Nick "Swaggy P" Young Treats Brotherhood Crusade Youth to VIP Suite at Lakers Game, Metta World Peace Joins Fun
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2015
(Pictured left to right) Actor William Allen Young, Charisse Bremond-Weaver/CEO, Brotherhood Crusade, Metta World Peace, Kesha Nix and Larry Abel/AEG at Lakers vs. Nuggets game celebrating Black History ... read more >>
Ezell Ford Family Unites with Bakewell for Historical MARCH on Feb. 21
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer; Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 19 February 2015
On the 50th Anniversary of  the Assassination of  Malcolm X,  Leaders Unite A list of some of the participants in the March for Unity and Justice. (courtesy photo) Tritobia Ford, the mother of Ezell ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Teen Shot by LAPD
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 19 February 2015
Jamar Nicholson survives wounds to back (Courtesy photo) Days before the historical March for Justice and Unity where organizers planned protest of senseless crimes against Black teens either by police ... read more >>
Expose Haunts Banking Giant that Helped Hide African Billions
Written by Global Information Network 19 February 2015
In an unusual collaborative effort, a team of journalists from 45 countries has produced a blistering expose of a billionaires’ bank in Switzerland which was helping to place huge sums of its clients’ ... read more >>
T.H.E. Health and Wellness Centers CEO and President Passes
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2015
  (Courtesy photo) The Board of Directors of T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) Health and Wellness Centers announced today the sudden passing of Ms. Risë K. Phillips, MPH, MBA,  CEO and President. Ms. Phillips, ... read more >>
Progress Report delayed on African Americans in Hollywood
Written by Maleena Lawrence, Contributing Writer 19 February 2015
DeVon Franklin (Courtesy photo) In the wake of a devastating hack attack at Sony Pictures coupled with the revealing stagnation of diversity lacking behind the camera, on screen and in the boardroom ... read more >>
Council President Herb Wesson: Powerful Leadership
Written by Staff and Wire Report 19 February 2015
As the leader of L.A.’s City Council Wesson has been revered by many, feared by some but always respected ANOTHER STEP FORWARD: Councilman and President Herb Wesson has clearly demonstrated that he ... read more >>
Legendary Photographer Bill Jones Honored
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2015
    Famed Photojournalist Bill Jones Among Honorees for Black Business Association 45th Anniversary Year Dinner Salute to African American History Month ... read more >>
Compton High School Retires NBA Star and Alum DeMar DeRozan’s Varsity Team Jersey
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2015
Compton High School’s boys’ basketball team paid tribute to DeMar DeRozan by wearing the same number he wore when he played for his alma mater, Thursday, February 12, before his varsity jersey was ... read more >>
Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts
Written by Freddie Allen, Senior Washington Correspondent 19 February 2015
African Americans account for 25 percent of the 12 million jail admissions every year. (Wikimedia Commons)     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused ... read more >>
‘Songs in the Key of Tribute’ – a star studded list of performers came out to honor Stevie Wonder for his Grammy special.
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 19 February 2015
 In this Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 file photo, Stevie Wonder, sitting at piano at bottom center, is joined by guest performers, including Jennifer Hudson, from right, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and others, ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Feb.19-25)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 19 February 2015
(John Singleton) Feb. 19 1992- Filmmaker John Singleton became the first African American director to be nominated for an Academy Award in categories for Best Director and Best Screenplay for his first ... read more >>
Wal-Mart driver appeals in bid to delay Morgan crash suit
Written by Associated Press 19 February 2015
  Tracy Morgan (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File) A Wal-Mart driver involved in a highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has asked a judge to reconsider ... read more >>
FCC Chairman Proposes Making Internet a Public Utility
Written by Zenitha Prince contributing writer 13 February 2015
  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed new rules for protecting the open Internet which will be voted on at the FCC’s Feb. 26 open meeting. The new regulation would ... read more >>
Community Celebrates Swearing-In of California State Assemblymember Mike Gipson
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 February 2015
 African elders bless new leadership for the 64th Assembly District. Mike Gipson, newly elected California Assemblymember for the 64th District was sworn-in at a public community ceremony at California ... read more >>
MTA Joint Effort Offers Crenshaw Businesses Vital Support
Written by Brian W. Carter, Staff Writer 12 February 2015
Metro’s Business Solution Center will offer local businesses a place of support and information. L.A. Urban League Nolan V. Rollins President & CEO, Inglewood Mayor & Metro Board member James ... read more >>
The Dynamic History of Blacks $1 Trillion Buying Power
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 12 February 2015
Foundation of Our Economic Progress Rooted in Los Angeles In 2012 Nielsen conducted a study that concluded that Blacks buying power would reach $1trillion by 2015 and as we Celebrate Black History Month, ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Feb.12-18)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 12 February 2015
(Toni Morrison) Feb. 12 1971- African American owned North Milwaukee State Bank was opened. Feb. 13 1970- The New York Stock Exchange admitted its first African American member, Joseph Searles III. Feb. ... read more >>

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