Friday, October 31, 2014
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High School Girls In Los Angeles Foster Care Have Prom Dreams Come True At ‘Glamour Gowns’
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 March 2014
Glamour Gowns 2014 will take place March 29 between 10am and 5pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center to provide over 350 young women with new formal gowns, shoes, jewelry and more from major designers, ... read more >>
Minority Apartment Owners Association Meets with Section 8 Director
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 March 2014
Left to Right Peter Lynn, executive director of Los Angeles Housing Authority Ruth A. Hayles - executive director - MAOA and Malcolm Bennett, president - MAOA and International Realty & Investments The ... read more >>
NNPA Luncheon Focuses on Black Economics, Growing Income Gap
Written by James Wright Washington Informer 27 March 2014
Bill Spriggs says only top 1 percent has gained in the economy (NNPA Photo by Roy Lewis). The economic status of African-Americans and the “crisis-level” income gap between the rich and the poor ... read more >>
Jordan Davis Worried that He Wouldn’t ‘Make it’ in Life
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 27 March 2014
  Parents of slain teens (from left to right) Lucy McBath, Ron Davis, Cleopatra and Nathaniel Pendelton (NNPA Photo by Roy Lewis). Filled with doubt about his future, Jordan Davis, a 17 year-old student ... read more >>
Chairman Horton, BOE Free Nonprofit Financial Conference Attracts 2,000 Registrants to El Camino College Auditorium
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 March 2014
Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton and his wife the Honorable Yvonne Horton Over 2,000 nonprofit executives, administrators, and others who provide not for profit services in the Los Angeles ... read more >>
Over 350 community members gather for re-entry town hall and resource fair for formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 March 2014
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) and Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-South Los Angeles) welcomed hundreds of community members and advocates ... read more >>
Women’s History Month Feature: The 1st Black Woman crowned Miss California International, Paula Bond, Celebrates the Beauty and Power of Being a Boss Lady
Written by Maleena Lawrence, Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 March 2014
Paula Bond, a daughter of a single parent, former high fashion super model, producer, broadcaster and author from Compton, CA who believed in her own dreams, used her imagination and family values ... read more >>
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Title Sponsor Los Angeles Urban League 41st Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 March 2014
National Urban League President and CEO, Marc Morial This year, JP Morgan Chase & Co will chair and sponsor  the Los Angeles Urban League’s 41st Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Dinner on April 25 ... read more >>
Wesson and Galperin Bring Open Data to Community
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 27 March 2014
City Council President Herb Wesson and City Controller Ron Galperin address community meeting on accessing data on city finances Council President Herb Wesson and City Controller Ron Galperin recently ... read more >>
Publishers Charles Tisdale and M. Paul Redd Honored by Former Peers
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 27 March 2014
  Orial Banks Redd, widow of inductee M. Paul Redd (NNPA Photo by Roy Lewis). Two legendary publishers – Charles Tisdale of the Jackson Advocate in Mississippi and M. Paul Redd, Sr. of the Westchester ... read more >>
Finding Pearls In The Community
Written by Jennifer Bihm & Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writers 27 March 2014
Rosa Johnson (center) with Pearls Academy mentors A non-profit continues to help create strong and edified young women in the community. Pearls Academy Inc. (PAI) AKA Preparing Early and Refining Little ... read more >>
Tenth Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 27 March 2014
For the tenth year, Spelman College will host its annual Leadership and Women of Color Conference. The two-day event will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, May 14 - 15.  Convened ... read more >>
Obama Teams up with Pro Athletes to Meet ACA Deadline
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 27 March 2014
  In the final, frenzied push to boost health insurance enrollment numbers under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama turned to sports figures to promote the health care law on television and online. Riding ... read more >>
Judge Orders Release of Unwilling Participant in Murder
Written by ELIZABETH MARCELLINO City News Service 27 March 2014
Mary Jones, (shown in white shirt) was released from prison 32 years after being convicted of a crime she said she didn’t commit (courtesy photo)       A 74-year-old woman who served 32 years ... read more >>
Florida Memorial University among Select HBCUs Chosen for Distance Learning Collaboration
Written by Sentinel News Services generalinfo@lasentinel.net 27 March 2014
FMU Joins Lumen Learning, Oakwood University and Wiley College for Online Education Initiative    Florida Memorial University, Lumen Learning, Oakwood University and Wiley College recently announced ... read more >>
Obama to Headline NAN’s Annual Convention
Written by Sentinel News Services generalinfo@lasentinel.net 27 March 2014
Obama and Sharpton at National Action Network’s 2011 annual convention (AP photo)   U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ... read more >>
Parents of Hadiya Pendleton ‘Still Mourning’
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA National Correspondent 27 March 2014
Nathaniel A. Pendleton, Sr., father of Hadiya Pendleton, speaks about about daughter’s death as his wife, Cleopatra, looks on (NNPA Photo by Roy Lewis).    After a long day of travelling, ... read more >>
From NNPA to NAACP to Silicon Valley - Ben Jealous Still Pushing Technology for Equality
Written by Hazel Trice Edney 27 March 2014
Former NAACP President Ben Jealous, seen here leading a protest, is now fighting for racial justice in a new way.   Benjamin Todd Jealous, the former NAACP president, who has weaved a career through ... read more >>
Graduating Medical Students at Charles R. Drew University Celebrate A Highly Successful Match Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2014
On March 21, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science celebrated Match Day - the day on which medical students across the country find out where they will spend their residencies—the next ... read more >>
UNCF Mayors’ Masked Ball: A Celebration in Education
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. Sentinel Executive Editor 26 March 2014
Edison International Chairman Ted Craver and actor, philanthropist and community activist Hill Harper were honorees at UNCF's third annual Mayors Masked Ball A Night of Fun and Fundraising Political ... read more >>
Remembering Ovarie Smith: ‘God’s Woman’ Was A Fearless Advocate For Mentally Disabled Now Her Life’s Work is A Legacy for All
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 25 March 2014
Family, friends and dignitaries paid their final respects to Ovarie “OV” Smith on March 22nd at Trinity Baptist Church.  Smith was the greatest advocate and crusader for people who suffered from ... read more >>
St. Francis Medical Center Opens New STEMI Receiving Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 March 2014
“The residents of South Los Angeles deserve access to high-quality services in their community and the opening of this new receiving center does just that. Lives will be improved and even saved because ... read more >>
Los Angeles Elder Activist Honored as California ‘Senior Leader’
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 March 2014
Betty Johnson (in middle with her plaque), along with Dr. Meredith Minkler, UC Berkeley School of Public Health professor and program founder, and Jonathan Malagon, project director of the California ... read more >>
Sepulveda Boulevard Lane Closures between Mountaingate Drive and Skirball Center Drive Planned March 21 to April 21
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 March 2014
Beginning 9 p.m., Friday, March 21 to Monday, April 21, Sepulveda Boulevard will be reduced to one northbound lane between Mountaingate Drive and Skirball Center Drive to conduct roadway construction ... read more >>
Walker Temple AME Opens Bilingual Mental Health Clinic
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor cora@lasentinel.net 20 March 2014
Pastor Rosalynn K. Brookins (seated) and Rev. Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis opened a bilingual mental health clinic at Walker Temple AME Church. As demographics rapidly change in Southeast Los Angeles, Walker ... read more >>

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