Judge to Decide if Black Press will be Treated Fairly by Tobacco Firms
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 06 February 2014
Cloves C Campbell A “concerned” U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler is expected to rule next week on whether advertising she ordered major tobacco companies to purchase in order to correct their ... read more >>
Greenwood…Our Pride, Our Joy
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 06 February 2014
Even though it was burned to the ground, Greenwood did exist and was a testament to Black economic power. Despite the hate and racism that destroyed it, Greenwood remains a shining example of what Black ... read more >>
A Conversation with: Nolan Rollins, Los Angeles Urban League President
Written by Kenneth Miller Assistant Managing Editor & Sentinel Staff Writer Brian W. Carter 06 February 2014
Urban League Los Angeles President, Nolan Rollins The Sentinel recently had the opportunity to catch up with Urban League Los Angeles President, Nolan Rollins. Celebrating his one year anniversary as ... read more >>
Promise Zone Grant ‘Totally Disappoints’ Councilman Bernard Parks
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 06 February 2014
Veteran Councilmember Bernard C. Parks is serving his third term as a Los Angeles City Councilmember for the Eighth Council District, but recently he joined Councilmember Curren Price of the Ninth District ... read more >>
Black Spending Power Lacks Focus
Written by Princess Manasseh, Sentinel Contributing Writer 06 February 2014
African American shoppers turn out in large numbers on Black Friday, but Neilson study shows African Americans are big spenders year round PHOTO Associated Press As a group, African Americans spend ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 February 2014
  Eight Los Angeles police officers violated department policy when they mistakenly riddled a pickup truck with bullets, injuring two women, during a manhunt last year for cop-turned-killer Christopher ... read more >>
Project 2 Inspire Parents Honored at CUSD Board Meeting
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 February 2014
Honorees  are ready to train others to navigate educational system.   Compton Unified School District (CUSD) believes in the power of parent involvement and its ability to strengthen efforts ... read more >>
Car Thieves on the Rise in South L.A.
Written by City News Service 06 February 2014
  Los Angeles police warned South Los Angeles residents to watch out for car thieves and burglars. Late model Hondas and Toyota appear to be the vehicle of choice. (AP  photo)   Los Angeles police ... read more >>
Murder Suspect Sought
Written by Sentinel Wire Services generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 February 2014
  Sheriff's deputies searched the familiar haunts of a murder suspect today but made no arrests.    Oscar Bridges, 54, who is known to frequent Runyon Canyon Park and Griffith Park, is wanted in ... read more >>
Under Growing Pressure, Arizona State Bans Racially-Insensitive Fraternity
Written by Floyd Alvin Galloway Special to the NNPA from The Arizona Informant 06 February 2014
  Photos Courtesy of the Arizona Informant   PHOENIX – As most citizens across the country were celebrating the life and stellar accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over the federal ... read more >>
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
Written by LA Sentinel Wire Services 04 February 2014
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts   WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:   ·       Miranda ... read more >>
45 Years After Two Killings, Students Stop to Remember
Written by Princess Manasseh 04 February 2014
CANDLELIGHT: UCLA student adds a light to the vigil in memory of slain students Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter and John J. Huggins Jr. PHOTO Courtesy of UCLA ASU UCLA students commemorate the life and ... read more >>
South Africa: Platinum miners reject 9% hike
Written by Associated Press 31 January 2014
Union leader Joseph Mathunjwa, center, sings and dances with mine workers outside the Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana near Rustenburg, South Africa, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. One of South Africa's ... read more >>
Senators defect from Nigerian president's party
Written by Associated Press 31 January 2014
Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian president, is facing a Boko Haram insurgency and a crisis within his party. (Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP) Nigeria's leading opposition coalition says it has won over ... read more >>
French struggle to stop C. African Republic mobs
Written by JEROME DELAY Associated Press 31 January 2014
Looters take down the metal roofs from the mosque at the Place de la Reconciliation in the Miskin district of Bangui, Central African Republic, Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014. Fighting between rival Muslim ... read more >>
Small Business Roundup in Wilmington
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2014
Board of Equalization Chairman, Jerome E. Horton (Courtesy Photo) Board of Equalization Chairman, Jerome E. Horton recently held the second of two small business seminars a month. Horton wants to ... read more >>
Metro Board of Directors Approves Plan to help Businesses During Construction of the Crenshaw/LAX rail line
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2014
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas The Metro Board of Directors Thursday January 23, approved a package of initiatives to help businesses that face economic losses due to construction ... read more >>
Assemblymember Holden introduces bill: Combat to College
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2014
  AB 1557 to Give Returning Vets a Voice in Community College Leadership As the war in Afghanistan winds down, thousands of veterans are expected to fill seats at California’s public colleges and ... read more >>
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Supporting Access to Comprehensive Healthcare for Women
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2014
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to strike down a lower court’s ruling that would ... read more >>
Author Traces Family Back to 18th Century America
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 30 January 2014
I It all began with two documents. The first, said Lonnie R. Bunkley, author of “Journey to Freedom,” was an accounting of a slave who had been legally beaten to death in Alabama. The second was ... read more >>
Councilman Price Is Determined To Insure The 9th District Get's What Has Been “Promised”
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr., Sentinel Executive Editor 30 January 2014
Like most South Los Angeles residents, Councilman Curren Price was shocked when he heard that South Los Angeles neighborhoods, particularly those in the 9th District, were excluded from receiving Federal ... read more >>
National Action Network to Honor Compton Mayor Brown
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 30 January 2014
Compton Mayor Aja Brown National Action Network founder, Al Sharpton Black History Awards Luncheon Feb. 5 will also fete Bakewell Sr. Compton Mayor Aja Brown will be among the honorees at the inaugural ... read more >>
From Politics to the Pulpit: Jewett Walker Selected to Lead Local Church
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2014
Pastor Jewett Walker 2014 saw a new face preaching from behind the pulpit at New Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Manchester Avenue in South Los Angeles. After going without a pastor for three ... read more >>
Esteemed Educator George McKenna Enters Race for Los Angeles School Board
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2014
Will Open Campaign Account with Donation from the Late Marguerite LaMotte’s Long-Time Partner Esteemed educator and school administrator Dr. George McKenna, III, whose turnaround of Washington Prep ... read more >>
Will Los Angeles Sever Ties with County Health Department?
Written by City News Service 30 January 2014
  In this file photo taken by AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, AIDS Healthcare Foundation volunteer, Julnelle Fortes demonstrates an HIV screening test on fellow volunteer Hector Alcantara. ... read more >>