Friday, May 22, 2015
Saying 'Thank You' to Honorees who Served Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Written by Isidra Person-Lynn, Special to the Sentinel 23 April 2015
Honoree Dr. Cornelius L. Hopper, Emeritus Vice President of the University of California Systems, and a member of the CDU Board of Trustees flanked by Dr. David M. Carlisle, President and CEO of CDU ... read more >>
Autism, No Longer A Mystery
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 23 April 2015
SNN has worked with more than 30,000 children and families and has become South L.A.’s go-to organization for autism advocacy and serving under-served populations, particularly the African American ... read more >>
Compton Community College District Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Members Appointed
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
At the March 24 Board meeting, Compton Community College District (CCCD) Special Trustee Thomas Henry appointed five community members to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. The new committee ... read more >>
Morehouse School of Medicine Receives $1.2 Million Grant from United Health Foundation
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Norman L. Wright, senior vice president of Optum and board member of United Health Foundation, speaks during a check presentation by United Health Foundation and Optum for a $1.2 million donation to ... read more >>
HU receives grant for professional development program for local high school science teachers
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
The Hampton University Department of Chemistry has been awarded a $225,728 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project designed to assist science teachers in the Hampton City School ... read more >>
City Year: Help for urban youth through education
Written by Sandra Varner, contributing writer 23 April 2015
A myriad of decisions swirl around and within the minds of young teens, principally, education remains at the forefront for them and their parents.  Choices are complex and solutions are not always ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Students Meet First Lady at ‘History of Gospel’ Event
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Brotherhood Crusade students returned this week from a special trip to the nation's capital to learn about the history of gospel music and have an opportunity to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama. ... read more >>
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 Caroline Aoyagi-Stom of Southern California Edison 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 >>
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science to Host the 3rd Annual Legacy Leaders Spring Gala
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2015
Dr. Robert K. Ross Toni Guinyard On Thursday, April 9, 2015, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) Legacy Leaders Spring Gala, Honoring Legends -- Champions for Health and Education ... read more >>
USC Black Alumni Association Scholarship Benefit: Dreaming of Harlem Under a High Southern Sky
Written by Special Report by Dr. Michele Turner 09 April 2015
Cast members and Director Gabrielle Pina receive standing ovations!  (l to r: Richard Gant, Dawnn Lewis, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Lela Rochon, Mara Hall, Gabrielle Pina)(courtesy photo) 1200 people ... 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 >>

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Events Calendar

Mon May 25 11:00AM -
67th Annual Memorial Day Service
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