Friday, May 22, 2015
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Ethiopia's Lemma wins Vienna City Marathon after solo run
Written by ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press 16 April 2015
Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the Vienna city marathon, in Vienna Austria, on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo /Ronald Zak) Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia dominated the Vienna City ... read more >>
Sudan begins voting in election al-Bashir expected to win
Written by MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press 16 April 2015
President Omar al-Bashir prepares to cast his ballot as he runs for another term, on the first day of the presidential and legislative elections, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab ... read more >>
Jury Awards $8 Million to Family of Black Man Who Died After Altercation with Deputies in Compton
Written by Corey Arvin,Special to the NNPA from BlackVoiceNews 16 April 2015
A Long Beach jury has awarded $8 million to the family of Daren Dwaine Burley, a 29-year-old father who died several days after an altercation with two Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies in August 2012.   On ... read more >>
Advocates for inmate ask Missouri governor to halt execution
Written by Jim Salter, Associated Press 16 April 2015
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Advocates for a black inmate facing execution in Missouri said Monday that he was unfairly sentenced to death when African-Americans were excluded from the jury at his St. Louis County ... read more >>
Police investigating 'homicide' of 10-year-old Minnesota boy
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
  Collins' parents at a vigil for their son. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jeff Wheeler, File)   CRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) — A body found in the Mississippi River over the weekend has been identified ... read more >>
Minister: Shooting of black man by white officer racist
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
Nevaeh Purcell, 8, right, and London Simmions, 9, left, hold signs during a rally for Walter Scott, who was killed by a North Charleston police officer Saturday after a traffic stop in North Charleston, ... read more >>
Anti-Gay Protest Backfires at Howard University
Written by Rachel Kersey,Special to NNPA from Howard University News Service 16 April 2015
A group of students pose for a picture during a counterprotest against Westboro Baptist Church members (not shown) on the campus of Howard University. Church members were on campus protesting Howard ... read more >>
Critics: Biracial Miss Universe Japan, ‘Not Japanese Enough’
Written by Staff and Wire Report 16 April 2015
Ariana Miyamoto speaks on March 12, after winning the crown for Miss Universe Japan. (photo: KYODO VIA AP IMAGES/ASSOCIATED PRESS)   Ariana Miyamoto, who represented Nagasaki was crowned as Miss Japan ... read more >>
Percy Pinkney Honored by City of Los Angeles
Written by Allison Arnold, special to the Sentinel 16 April 2015
Caption: Back Row (L to R): Celestine Palmer, Sherif Morcos, Beata Draga Morcos, Councilmember Curren Price, Allison Arnold and former Councilmember Robert Farrell. Front Row: Percy Pinkney The Black ... read more >>
Congresswoman Hahn Honors the Late Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald at Long Beach Post Office Naming
Written by Danielle Cralle 16 April 2015
Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) hosted a special ceremony renaming the North Long Beach Post Office for the late Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald. She was joined by Millender-McDonald’s widower, ... read more >>
Two Events Pay Tribute to Fallen Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
Annual Memorial Ride and Car & Truck Show  and the Tommy Scott Memorial 5K/10K LA Run In recognition of Los Angeles Airport Police Officer Tommy Scott’s sacrifice and to commemorate the tenth ... read more >>
Funeral for Charly Keunang (aka Africa)
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
What: Funeral for Charly Keunang When: Saturday, April 25, 2015; 3pm Where: Holman United Methodist Church 3320 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018   We seek to humanize, memorialize and renormalize ... read more >>
Watts Riots: Seeing MLK Hospital in a different light
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 16 April 2015
Graphic (Amen Oyiboke/LA Sentinel) On a rainy Christmas Eve in 1988, South Los Angeles native Toni Bazley was on her way home from work when she noticed a mother and two children waiting at a bus ... read more >>
Councilman Willie O. Jones Seeks Re-Election
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 16 April 2015
Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones 4th District Compton Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones will be seeking re-election come April 21 hoping to continue the good work he has started. Jones was elected to fill ... read more >>
Scorza Elected to Inglewood School Board
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
D'Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D. School Board Candidate D'Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D. was elected on April 7 to the Inglewood Unified School District Board of Education in seat #5. The Inglewood City Clerk has published ... read more >>
Huge California water supplier plans to reduce deliveries
Written by ALICIA CHANG, Associated Press 16 April 2015
Members of the board committee of the Metropolitan Water District, MDW, check two different proposals: Supply Demand Balances, before moving forward on the Level 3 proposal that would cut regional water ... read more >>
City Attorney Cracking Down on Drug Houses
Written by City News Service 16 April 2015
This property on Lexington Avenue is part of a series of lawsuit City Attorney Mike Feuer has filed against property owners of drug houses that cause blight in Los Angeles neighborhoods. The latest suits ... read more >>
Compton Council Candidate Accused of Lying
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
Kevin Monk Campaign Marred in Falsehood   Compton District 1 City Council candidate Kevin J. Monk has been accused of misleading voters about his personal past and his spotty credentials in his quest ... read more >>
L.A. Police Department’s William Scott Officially takes Role as Deputy Chief
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Staff Writer 16 April 2015
(courtesy photo) William Scott of the Los Angeles Police Department was recently promoted from the ranks of commander to the ranks of deputy chief, calling the promotion “an honor and a huge responsibility.” “It’s ... read more >>
Dire Medical Crisis for Mumia Abu Jamal
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga 16 April 2015
Son of former Black Panther is sounding the alarm for his father Undated photo of Mumia abu Jamal  (Johanna Fernandez) Mumia Abu Jamal, the award-winning journalist, author and former Black Panther ... read more >>
Fifteen Year Old Shooting Victim Files $20 Million Suit against the City
Written by City News Service 16 April 2015
Attorney John Harris said police showed ``callous disregard'' for 15- year-old Jamar Nicholson, who was shot in the back around 7:45 a.m. Feb. 10 near Crenshaw Boulevard and Florence Avenue. Harris has ... read more >>
St. Louis Native Jo Jo White Enters Basketball Hall of Fame
Written by Earl Austin Jr. Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 16 April 2015
St. Louisan Jo Jo White will be inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place September 10-12 in Springfield, Massachusetts. A former star prep player ... read more >>
Maya Angelou is the Face of the Newest Forever Stamp
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 16 April 2015
Oprah Winfrey speaks during the Maya Angelou commemorative stamp unveiling ceremony in Washington, D.C. (Jazelle Hunt/NNPA)     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Less than a year after her death, Maya Angelou ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (April 16-22)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 16 April 2015
April 16 1973- Leila Smith Foley was elected mayor of Taft, Oklahoma, making her the first African American woman to be elected mayor of a U.S. city. April 17 1990- Playwright August Wilson won his ... read more >>
LA Dodgers Commit to Inner City Youth
Written by E. Mesiyah McGinnis, contributing writer 13 April 2015
Thanks to the LA Dodgers Foundation, youth baseball interest is on the rise in inner city  Los Angeles and Rancho Cienaga Sports Complex (RCSC) is taking advantage, using the  program as way to rebuild ... read more >>

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Events Calendar

Mon May 25 11:00AM -
67th Annual Memorial Day Service
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