Bobbie and Bernard Parks Bring Snow, Gifts and Fun to Leimert Park
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 18 December 2008
For the sixth consecutive year, 8th District Los Angeles City Councilmember Bernard Parks and his wife Bobbie, recently hosted the Annual Winter Wonderland, Toy Give Away and Snow Village in the Leimert ... read more >>
Racial Gap in Colon Cancer Deaths is Widening
Written by Mike Stobbe (Associated Press) 18 December 2008
The racial gap in colon cancer death rates is widening, a new report says, and experts partly blame Blacks' lower screening rates and poor access to quality care. Colon and rectal cancer death ... read more >>
Low Income Children More Obese
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
In California, children from low-income households are nearly three times more likely to be obese as children from affluent households, according to a report published by UCLA researchers recently. ... read more >>
Open Enrollment for SESA
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
The Southeast Symphony Association (SESA) announces open enrollment for the SESA Music Conservatory second semester. Applications may be submitted by mail or in person at the school during the month ... read more >>
Community Leaders Tell LAUSD to Put Focus on Students
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 18 December 2008
Board member LaMotte joins African American task force The lone African American Los Angeles Unified School Board member, Marguerite LaMotte joined ranks with a bevy of community leaders to launch ... read more >>
Los Angeles Urban League Christmas Sharing Program
Written by Pamela A. Bakewell (Los Angeles Urban League) 11 December 2008
We hope that as an integral part of the Los Angeles Urban League’s family of supporters, you will join us in our Christmas Sharing Program.  Our objective is to present 70 families in our ... read more >>
Art for Young Minds
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
The annual ART Walk "Art for Young Minds" at Westchester High School is scheduled for Wednesday, December 17. from 9:00-2:00 P.M. The public is invited. Exhibits will be displayed on the ... read more >>
You Can Still Get Scholarships - Here's How
Written by Candice Richardson (Special to the NNPA from the Seattle Medium) 11 December 2008
A poor economy and dwindling resources for student loans may have you worrying more than ever about funding your child's college education. But there are still scholarships available for those ... read more >>
Interview with Cornel West: 'Hope on a Tight Rope'
Written by Sean Yoes (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 11 December 2008
When Cornel West gave us his first book, Race Matters, the world in 1993 was a much different place than it is today. "We are in a new day. I couldn't have said that 15 years ago with Race ... read more >>
Brewer Takes Buy-out
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 December 2008
The tenure of the second African American Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has officially come to an end, with a lot of controversy. The Los Angeles Board of Education ... read more >>
California Failed to Comply with HIV Law, Judge Ruled
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that California failed to comply with a 2002 state law requiring it to extend Medi- Cal coverage to HIV-positive Californians, it was announced recently. ... read more >>
Air Quality has Negative Impact on Children
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--Despite improvements over the past 30 years, Southern California has substandard air quality that has been linked to a host of negative impacts on infants and children, according to a UCLA ... read more >>
Toy Drive to Aid Abused and Neglected Children
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 11 December 2008
Two of Southern California's most reputable non-profit organizations have joined forces to launch a Christmas toy drive will provide gifts for abused and neglected children, it was announced this ... read more >>
Last Minute Holiday Help
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 December 2008
Top Tips for Dashing Through the Snow Toward the Holiday Finish Line  While it seems that the Thanksgiving leftovers were just finished, the holiday season is here and that has many a yuletide ... read more >>
South L.A.'s "Peace & Unity Tree"
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 04 December 2008
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks of the 8th District, along with the Department of Recreation and Parks, Department of Water and Power, Leimert Park Business Improvement District and the Leimert Park ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Tech Students Win Microsoft/Oscar de la Hoya Teen Challenge
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 04 December 2008
The Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade, with its long and historical record of providing a broad range of leading-edge education and training, health related information and screening, recreation, and ... read more >>
Some Doctors May Give Up Vaccines Because of Cost
Written by Mike Stobbe (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
About one in 10 doctors who vaccinate privately insured children are considering dropping that service largely because they are losing money when they do it, according to a new survey. A second survey ... read more >>
Nap Without Guilt: It Boots Sophisticated Memory
Written by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
Just in time for the holidays, some medical advice most people will like: Take a nap. Interrupting sleep seriously disrupts memory-making, compelling new research suggests. But on the flip side, taking ... read more >>
Legislators, Faculty, and Students Call for Renewed Investment in Public Higher Education
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 December 2008
As the Legislature reconvenes amidst an economic crisis, education stakeholders gather to call for a "New Deal for Higher Education" from the Federal Government The State Assembly began ... read more >>
Watts Learning Center Gets Permanent Location
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 November 2008
The Watts Learning Center Charter School just got a little bigger. The long-awaited opening of the charter school's new permanent facility attracted the likes of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, ... read more >>
Maryland's Black Colleges Historically Underfunded
Written by Sean Yoes 06 November 2008
A new report says Maryland's Historically Black Institutions (HBI) have been historically underfunded by the state and more money has to be invested in Black schools if they are going to compete ... read more >>
Few Options Remain When Job Insurance Disappears
Written by Tom Murphy (AP) 06 November 2008
Leah Smith shells out more than $730 a month for health insurance but you won't hear her complaining. Among the jobless, Smith is one of the lucky few with solid health insurance that she can ... read more >>
AIDS-Hit Swaziland Promotes Circumcision
Written by Clare Nullis (AP) 06 November 2008
Nelson Mdlovu strides out of the small clinic with a spring in his step and a smile on his lips just minutes after being circumcised. Mdlovu swallowed his fears to line up with nine other equally ... read more >>
‘Hands Around Crenshaw’ Interfaith Celebration
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 November 2008
On the eve of America’s most historic presidential race, youth and adults, Black and Brown, Christians and Muslims all gathered together in a show of unity and solidarity.   In partnership ... read more >>
Alpha Phi Alpha Casino Night
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 November 2008
The Distinguished Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Beta Psi Lambda Alumni Chapter, request your presence this Friday night, November 7, at their casino night scholarship fundraiser, ... read more >>

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