Sunday, April 19, 2015
Written by WendyGladney Dean 16 April 2015
The mission of Forgiving For Living is to help women and girls believe in themselves no matter what life has thrown their way.  We believe it is important to build strong character and to build up one’s ... read more >>
Racism and Stress Killing Black Women
Written by Freddie Allen, Senior Washington Corresponden 16 April 2015
In focus groups, Black women were more likely to report higher levels of social network distress, a form of psychological distress, that was a result of the stress experiences of family and close friends, ... read more >>
Sexism and Racism Take Toll on Black Women’s Health
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 16 April 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The effects of living in a patriarchal, racist society measurably erode Black women’s physical and mental wellbeing, an emerging body of research finds.   Over time, this steady ... read more >>
City Honors High School Student Surprised with $40,000 Scholarship from Edison International
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
Kaitlin Brown, center, a senior at City Honors High School in Inglewood, is joined by her mother, Tatrecia Pollard, left, and father, Keith Brown, right, during a classroom surprise in which Kaitlin ... read more >>
A-MAN Brings STEM to the Inner Cities
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
A-MAN was founded in 1991 and provides year-round, STEM-related programs using laser beams, robotics and computer labs in hands-on activities for students K-12. The goal is to encourage underserved African-American ... read more >>
Court Ruling: LAUSD Must Change Allocation Methods for Charter Schools
Written by City News Service 16 April 2015
The California Supreme Court has unanimously decided that the Los Angeles school district's method for allocating space to charter schools may shortchange them out of classrooms. In a decision written ... read more >>
How Obama Is Addressing the Crisis Among Boys and Young Men of Color
Written by Nigel Roberts, Special to the Sentinel 16 April 2015
President Barack Obama has lunch with young participants in the My Brother’s Keeper initiative at the White House Feb. 27, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (photo courtesy of the Root) White House official ... read more >>
Blacks Missing Out on ‘Obamacare’ Savings
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 16 April 2015
According to the AJS report, more than 40 percent of Black enrollees and more than half of White enrollees didn’t know which services were covered under their health plans and which services they would ... read more >>
New Research Suggests Blacks Have Predisposition to Alcoholism
Written by Shantella Y. Sherman, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 16 April 2015
As the nation kicks off Alcohol Awareness Month, new research has come to light. It suggests that in addition to the stigma associated with alcoholism, African Americans suffer from a genetic predisposition ... read more >>
100 Black Men of America, Inc. Announces National Partnership with Black Alumni of Notre Dame
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2015
Members of 100 Black Men of America 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (The 100) recently announced a national partnership with the Black Alumni of Notre Dame (BAND). Through the partnership, BAND will ... read more >>
Sit 'n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic help Jenesse Families to Rise and Shine with Generous Mattress Donation
Written by Sentinel News Service, 08 April 2015
  Jenesse Staff, Board, Donors and Friends Gathered at Shelter Location for  Mattress Installation Ceremony. Jenesse board, staff, supporters and friends recently gathered to celebrate a donation ... read more >>
“A Time of Deliverance, Hope & Forgiveness”
Written by WendyGladney Dean 03 April 2015
I truly love this time of year.  Everything seems to come alive!  The sun comes out, pastels are the color of the day, and we all seem to have a little more pep in our step.  Spring represents a time ... read more >>
Waters Leads 63 Members of Congress in Seeking a $200 Million Increase in NIH Alzheimer’s Research
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 April 2015
    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, called ... read more >>
New App Aims To End Truancy
Written by Brian Carter, Staff Writer 02 April 2015
 The Snap2School application rewards students who get to class on time  Lamar Walker holds his phone with the Snap2School app, which is proving successful in getting youth attendance numbers up in ... read more >>
‘My Sister’s Keeper’ Launched at Howard University & Spelman College
Written by Maria Adebola 26 March 2015
Black Women’s Health Imperative, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit has launched the first chapter of the “My Sister’s Keeper” initiative at Howard University and Spelman College. The program ... read more >>
CSUDH Professor Receives Fulbright Award
Written by Sentinel News Service, 26 March 2015
Irene Osisioma, associate professor of teacher education at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship grant during the 2015-2016 academic year to ... read more >>
Black Employee Files Wrongful Termination Suit against Mount St. Mary’s
Written by City News Service 26 March 2015
A black former staff member at Mount St. Mary's University is suing his former employer alleging he was fired last year for dancing at a shopping mall with a student of another race. Mark Forte also ... read more >>
Dr. Robert R. Cole Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2015
  Dr. Robert R. Cole, who was employed for 29 years with the Los Angeles Unified School District, 13 years as a custodian, 10 years as a teacher and six years as an administrator has died. He was born ... read more >>
Valia “Val” Marie Luchetti
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2015
    Beloved mother, sister, grandma, auntie, friend, activist, and devoted Catholic, Valia “Val” Marie Luchetti, was born on April 28, 1929 in Reno, Nevada to parents Fulvio John Luchetti and Mary ... read more >>
MTA to Roll Out Safety Measures for Bus Drivers
Written by City News Service 26 March 2015
Surveillance cameras, hard plastic barriers and other measures are being rolled out on Metro buses to protect drivers against assaults, transit officials announced. The measures are in response to a ... read more >>
Attorney General Kamala Harris is Keeping Her Focus
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 26 March 2015
A Senate bid is in the future, but it’s about California now Attorney General Holder has brought great honor to America as our nation’s top law enforcement officer. His work to protect voting rights, ... read more >>
Ms. Hattie We Hear You!
Written by WendyGladney Dean 25 March 2015
                As we continue to honor women this month, I am fascinated by the life of actress Hattie McDaniel.  She was born around the turn of the century in 1895 and lived less than 60 ... read more >>
Heeding the Dangers of Power Lines
Written by Paul Netter of Southern California Edison 25 March 2015
Tree-trimming equipment should always be kept at least 10 feet away from power lines to avoid the serious injuries and even death that could come with contact. New campaign provides helpful safety tips ... read more >>
Black Public Relations Society Of Los Angeles Hosts 2nd Annual Pat Tobin PR Excellence Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 March 2015
  Black Public Relations Society of Los Angeles (BPRS-LA) hosted the 2nd Annual Pat Tobin PR Excellence Awards on March 12, 2015 at CBS Studios Center in Studio City, Calif. (l-to-r) Honorees Roslyn ... read more >>
Howard L.A. Alumni Club Celebrates 148th Charter Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 March 2015
  L.A. Bison ring in Charter Day on March 27 The Los Angeles area Howard University Alumni Club will be celebrating the 148th Charter Day of the University with a weekend long celebration beginning ... read more >>

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