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Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Looks to Invest More into Police Dept.
Written by City News Service 18 May 2015
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown  visited  The White House last year to discuss his plans for mandatory body cameras for police and will be returning for a follow-up visit next week. Hawthorne Police Department ... read more >>
Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89
Written by Ken Ritter, Associated Press 15 May 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP)- B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (May 14-20)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 14 May 2015
May 14 1969- John B. McLendon Jr. became the first African American coach in the American Basketball Association when he signed a two-year contract with the Denver Rockets, which later became the Denver ... read more >>
Perkins shares ‘The Magic of Mentoring, Pearls of Wisdom’
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor 14 May 2015
  The rewarding benefits of mentoring are shared in the latest book by Barbara A. Perkins, ‘The Magic of Mentoring, Pearls of Wisdom.’  Through the voices of 47 contributing authors, Perkins ... read more >>
Fire Station 34 hosts Fire Service Day
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 14 May 2015
Captain Dwayne Laurent is one of three captains positioned at Station 34. (Amen Oyiboke/LA Sentinel) Fire station 34 located on 7th street in the Jefferson Park area hosted a fire service day on May ... read more >>
Wesson and Garcetti meet with area residents
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
Council President Herb Wesson greets Mayor Garcetti, who hosted a luncheon with residents of from the 10th Council District.     Council President Herb Wesson recently welcomed Mayor Eric Garcetti ... read more >>
Compton’s Micah Ali Elected to CSBA Delegate Assembly
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
  Compton School Board President Micah Ali has been elected to the California School Boards Association’s (CSBA) Delegate Assembly. The Assembly provides policy direction for the CSBA, elect officers ... read more >>
“The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson”
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 14 May 2015
A play written and produced by actor and playwright Ted Lange   On May 15 at the Theatre Theater, history and theatrical buffs will get the opportunity to watch The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson, ... read more >>
Homeless People Living in L.A County Increases
Written by City News Service 14 May 2015
The number of homeless people living in Los Angeles County jumped by 16 percent over the past two years, according to figures released today by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The agency's ... read more >>
Ann Shaw, Trailblazing LA Civic Leader, Passes Away
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor 14 May 2015
Ann Shaw  Ann Shaw, a petite powerhouse who accumulated an impressive series of ‘firsts’ as an African American woman, passed away on May 5.  She was 93 years old and a resident of Lafayette ... read more >>
CURREN PRICE: A TIRELESS CHAMPION FOR A BETTER 9th DISTRICT
Written by Danny Bakewell Jr., Executive Publisher 14 May 2015
Councilman Curren Price is fighting to raise the minimum wage, clean up the streets of Los Angeles and make sure that the 9th District gets all they deserve …… and more   Councilman Curren Price ... read more >>
Family of Man Slain in Skid Row Police Shooting Defends His Name
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga 14 May 2015
Funeral scheduled for Saturday at Holman United Methodist Church (Charly Leundeu Keunang) “I saw the video of the killing on TV without knowing it was my son. I called his sister and said, “Come ... read more >>
L.A. Firearm Exchange Nets 700 Guns
Written by City News Service 14 May 2015
Mayor Eric Garcetti More than 700 firearms were exchanged for gift cards over the weekend as part of Los Angeles' 10th gun buyback program, city officials announced May 11th. A total of 29 assault ... read more >>
Experts: Mental Health Training for Cops Increases Safety Saves Tax Payer Dollars
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
Expanding mental health training is more imperative than ever for police officers (Courtesy Photo) Greater mental health training for officers not only increases the margin of safety for both them ... read more >>
Water Board: Conserve or Face New Fines
Written by McKenzie Jackson/ California Black Media 14 May 2015
On May 5, the California Water Control Board approved emergency regulations designed with new methods – including steep penalties - for 411 cities and urban water suppliers to reach between eight to ... read more >>
Marilyn Mosby is the Latest Example of Why Black Lawyers Matter
Written by Yolanda Young, Special to the NNPA From Lawyers of Color 14 May 2015
  (This article is the second in a series sponsored by The Cochran Firm, lawyers for the parents of John Crawford III, who was shot and killed by police near Dayton, Ohio, in September.)      In ... read more >>
UMBC President Relates Civil Rights Experiences in New Book
Written by Stacy M. Brown,Special to the NNPA from the Baltimore Times 14 May 2015
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Courtesy Photo) BALTIMORE — Dr. Freeman Hrabowski has been working with inner-city youth in a variety of programs ... read more >>
Out of the Ashes, Hope for Change in Baltimore
Written by Richard B. Muhammad, Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 14 May 2015
Fruit of Islam move through streets of Baltimore. Photo: Ulysses Muhammad. BALTIMORE - The images of marching bands, dancing, families with children and choirs at a Sunday rally were much different ... read more >>
Congresswomen Waters, Robin Kelly, and Local Activists Discuss HIV/AIDS and the Black Community
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) Participants call for increased funding for Minority AIDS Initiative; greater accountability to ensure funds benefit minority communities On Saturday, May 2, Congresswoman ... read more >>
UMB Student Raises Funds to Help Gilmor Homes Community
Written by Roberto Alejandro, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 14 May 2015
Jazmyn Thompson, a student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, says she and her friends managed to raise over $10,000 via a social media campaign to provide food and other supplies to the residents ... read more >>
My Brother’s Keeper Enters a New Phase
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 14 May 2015
  President Barack Obama speaks about the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative in the East Room of the White House in 2014. In May 2015, President Obama helped business leaders and community stakeholders ... read more >>
Los Angeles chief concerned after police kill homeless man
Written by Associated Press 08 May 2015
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday he has yet to see evidence that would justify one of his officers fatally shooting an unarmed homeless man near Venice Beach. Beck cautioned that ... read more >>
25-year-old convicted in Jamaican lottery scam
Written by JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press 08 May 2015
This April 27, 2015 booking photo provided by Burleigh County Sheriff's Office shows Sanjay Williams. A federal jury in North Dakota on Thursday, May 7, 2015, convicted Williams for his role in a Jamaican ... read more >>
Detroit boy in basement: Stepmother put me there for 11 days
Written by ED WHITE Associated Press 08 May 2015
In this April 14, 2015 file photo, Charlie Bothuell IV, left, and Monique Dillard-Bothuell appear in court in Detroit. Charlie Bothuell, a boy reported missing for 11 days before he was found in his ... read more >>
Ship may have hit whale found washed up near San Francisco
Written by KRISTIN J. BENDER Associated Press 08 May 2015
Waves come in around a beached humpback whale Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Pacifica, Calif. The whale was discovered south of San Francisco, marking the second dead whale to wash ashore in less than three ... read more >>

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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