Bill Cosby Sued for Defamation by Sexual Assault Accuser; D.C. Firm Handling Case
Written by Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 18 December 2014
Bill Cosby, seen here at a recent concert, has been the subject of scurrilous allegations bought by more than two dozen women. His representatives have discussed the possibility of the star breaking ... read more >>
Americans Take to the Street to Protest Police Killings
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 18 December 2014
(Jazelle Hunt/NNPA) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Saturday, thousands Americans across the country registered their objection to police officers not being held accountable after killing unarmed citizens, ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (December 18-24)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 18 December 2014
(Cicely Tyson) December 18 1996- Oakland, California School Board becomes the first in the nation to recognize Black English, also known as Ebonics, as a separate language, not a dialect or slang. December ... read more >>
Borders Blurred by Racism in ICE Department
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 18 December 2014
African American Agents report multiple cases of racism and sexual discrimination by Homeland Security Management.     At a roundtable discussion ICE agents reveal some of the toughest treatments ... read more >>
Black Men Lend Powerful Voice to Police Protest
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assisting Managing Editor 18 December 2014
Weeks of national protest against police brutally sparked by the non-indictments in the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, reached the federal courthouse steps in downtown Los Angeles when more ... read more >>
A Mother’s Plea: Don’t Overlook My Son’s Death
Written by Narene Stokes-James, Special to NNPA 18 December 2014
Narene Stokes-James  Mourns for her son, too. In the midst of the headliners Eric Garner, Michael Brown and now Tamar Rice, the name of Ryan Stokes has not been part of the news or the protests that ... read more >>
Black Officers: White Culture Impairs Policing Blacks
Written by Chloe Herring, Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 18 December 2014
The failed indictments of police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown have unleashed ideas that the Jim Crow era of racism is still disguised in U.S. society. Recent images of hostility ... read more >>
Kerry Washington: On the importance of arts in schools
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 18 December 2014
Emmy nominated actress, Kerry Washington, star of the ABC hit series Scandal, recently visited Warren Lane Elementary School in Inglewood, CA. She is a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (December 11-17)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 11 December 2014
(Sam Cooke) December 11 1964- Legendary singer Sam Cooke died after he demanded entrance into his room at the Hacienda Motel, Los Angeles, where he was staying. After a brief physical struggle, the ... read more >>
House Passes Millender-McDonald Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Recently,  a bill introduced by Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) – H.R. 5687 – to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Market Street in Long Beach, California, ... read more >>
Home Going for Roy Evans
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
The family of Roy Evans would like to announce his home going service. It will take place Thursday December 12, at 11:00 am from 1:00 pm-7:30 pm at Angelus Funeral Home(3740 Don Felipe Drive Los Angeles). ... read more >>
Mitchell takes Oath of Office as 30th District’s new Senator
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Holly J. Mitchell is sworn in as California’s only Black state senator        Courtesy of Senator Mitchell Office                                                  ... read more >>
McKenna Collects Enough Signatures for March 2015 Ballot
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Running unopposed, he seeks a full term to advance the community’s education agenda The Los Angeles City Clerk has confirmed that LAUSD Board Member Dr. George McKenna submitted the required number ... read more >>
VA Honors Waters for Commitment to Women’s Veterans
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) is honored for her work to create the Center for Women Veterans in 1994. She was presented a special recognition by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald (L) ... read more >>
Fast Food Protests Continue in Los Angeles
Written by City News Service 11 December 2014
Fast-food workers and their supporters staged rallies in Los Angeles and across the country last Friday in a continuing campaign for a $15 an hour wage and the right to unionize. Fast-food workers and ... read more >>
RAINBOW PUSH COALITION and Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Commend Microsoft
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
 On December 4, Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared before Microsoft’s annual shareholder meeting. “I speak to you today representing the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, about the need to open up a new era of ... read more >>
Cosby Calls Sexual Assault Allegations ‘Extortion’
Written by City News Service 11 December 2014
Attorneys for Bill Cosby filed a motion calling for dismissal of a lawsuit accusing the actor-comedian of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, saying the complaint amounts ... read more >>
Rhimes to be Inducted Into NAB Hall of Fame
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
  The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced recently, that Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting ... read more >>
A Classical Christmas Concert
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
  4th District Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones and the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra will partner to host A Classical Christmas Concert. The concert will take place at the new Dollarhide Community Center, ... read more >>
Santa Clause is Coming to Town!
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
  Santa Clause came to town thanks to a community safety partnership between LAPD, WAGEES, HACLA, LAFD, Maxine Waters EPC, O'Reilly's Auto Parts, and Sierra Canyon High School. Santa Clause rode his ... read more >>
Psychologists and Activists Nationwide to Join Ferguson in Healing
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
 Enola Aird, founder and president of Community Healing Network, joined the Association of Black Psychologists in with support groups across the country December 5 and 6 in which Black people are working ... read more >>
Outrage Brews in Police Shooting of 12-Year-Old
Written by Starla Muhammad, Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 11 December 2014
Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir, a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, speaks during a news conference Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Cleveland. Surveillance video released by police ... read more >>
CA Lottery Discourages the Sale of Tickets to Minors
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
As we approach the holiday season, the California Lottery reminds players and its retail partners to gift responsibly by discouraging the sale or gifting of lottery products to minors.  Every year the ... read more >>
What is the air quality in your neighborhood?
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Low-cost portable air quality sensors may help provide answers Attendees at SCAQMD’s workshop, “My Air Quality,” viewed numerous displays by vendors, agencies and organizations on the use of portable ... read more >>
Wesson Opens West Adams Heights Park
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Tubular Bells: Council President Herb Wesson was joined by area residents giving the tubular bells at the new West Adams Heights Park a try at the Grand Opening of the park. (photo courtesy of Herb Wesson’s ... read more >>