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Black Male Academy Addresses Academics, Brotherhood
Written by Christine Sabathia 20 December 2007
Christine Sabathia/Sentinel photoKirk Kirkwood (center) is the director of the Black Male Academy, a College Bound program that addresses the need of academic success and brotherhood among African American ... read more >>
Shoppers to Raise HIV Awareness, Funds
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 29 November 2007
Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland and rapper Ludacris will be among the millions of shoppers participating in a fundraising event for World AIDS Day, on December 1. Khiel, a beauty product ... read more >>
Study: Kids Will Eat Healthy School Food
Written by Steve Karnowski, Associated Press 29 November 2007
Maybe getting schoolchildren to eat healthy foods isn’t a hopeless struggle. Bucking some common notions, a University of Minnesota study has found that school lunch sales don’t decline when ... read more >>
Nursing Homes to Receive Letter Grades
Written by City News Service 29 November 2007
CNS - Letter grades similar to those posted in restaurants may be used soon at nursing and convalescent homes, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors said. The board has approved a motion by Supervisor ... read more >>
Studies Continue to Link Red Wine to Heart Disease Prevention
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 29 November 2007
Women who drink wine have less inflammation in their blood vessels, a new study shows. The findings were released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers studied women after four weeks ... read more >>
4 Patients Get HIV From Organ Donor
Written by Associated Press 22 November 2007
A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and hepatitis has led medical ethicists to warn that patients need to know more about whose organs they’re ... read more >>
City Schools Gain, Yet Still Lag Nation
Written by Nancy Zuckerbrod, Associated Press 22 November 2007
AP - Students in selected city schools are making modest gains on math and reading tests, but they continue to lag behind their counterparts nationwide, scores released Nov. 15 show. Eleven urban school ... read more >>
Synergy Surges Ahead
Written by Christine Sabathia 22 November 2007
 Christine Sabathia/Sentinel photoSynergy Charter Academy’s kindergarten students participate in a morning reading lesson.Working together as one is how Synergy Charter Academy believes its ... read more >>
Diabetes Drug to Warn of Risk to Heart
Written by Associated Press 22 November 2007
AP - The government slapped a prominent, though confusing, warning on the popular diabetes drug Avandia on Wednesday—telling patients that it may, or may not, increase the risk of heart attacks. ... read more >>
Thankful for a Second Chance
Written by Christine Sabathia 22 November 2007
There’s no better gift than that of life, and to be given a second chance is an opportunity for which one Jacob Ramsey is absolutely thankful. After losing his wife, home and “mind” ... read more >>
Youths Say: What's Democrat, Republican?
Written by Kelly Mahoney, Associated Press 15 November 2007
AP - Visions of Republican elephants and Democratic donkeys are out. Today’s young adults don’t think red or blue either when they describe the two major political parties. To them, Democrats ... read more >>
Student Profile: Quinton Embry
Written by Christine Sabathia 15 November 2007
Life for 17-year-old Quinton Embry is, in his own word, “alright.” He lives in Compton with his mother and two young sisters. He is a senior at Dominguez High School with hopes of making ... read more >>
Lack of Sleep May Lead to Fatter Kids
Written by Associated Press 08 November 2007
AP - Here’s another reason to get the kids to bed early: More sleep may lower their risk of becoming obese. Researchers have found that every additional hour per night a third-grader spends sleeping ... read more >>
Centinela Hospital Changes Hands
Written by City News Service 08 November 2007
CNS - An Inland Empire-based company has purchased the struggling Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, which has seen a sharp rise in emergency patients since Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor ... read more >>
Faster Heart Care: How One State Did It
Written by Associated Press 08 November 2007
AP - In an ideal world, every heart attack would end like Willard “Ziggy” Hill’s. Within 90 minutes of arriving at a small community hospital in North Carolina, he was having a blocked ... read more >>
Organization Calls for 'Greening' of School Yards
Written by Olusheyi Banjo 08 November 2007
People-for Parks-has developed a plan to reenergize the school system by greening school playgrounds and opening them for public use outside school hours. The organization’s president and vice ... read more >>
Junior Achievement Inspires Students at Emerson Elementary
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 08 November 2007
A member of the Junior Achievement of Southern California’s Board of Directors puts a smile on the face of a young student of Emerson Elementary School. The Junior Achievement of Southern California ... read more >>
AIDS Project Los Angeles Elects Seven Community Leaders to Board of Directors
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
New Members Include a Mayor, Judge, Clinic Director and Entertainment ExecutivesAIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) recently announced the election of seven new members to its board of directors, drawn from ... read more >>
Crenshaw High Students Spend A Night Under the Stars
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
More than 100 Crenshaw High students spent a night under the stars last weekend when the Crenshaw High Eco Club took its third Annual Survivor Challenge Campout at Kenneth Hahn Park.The students along ... read more >>
LA Public Library Offers Reading Workshops
Written by City News Service 01 November 2007
CNS - The parents of young children who need help getting their youngsters interested in reading now can participate in workshops offered by the Los Angeles Public Library, city officials announced.“Read ... read more >>
Literacy Program Seeks Volunteers
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
Donate a book, save a future. That’s the hope and mission of Access Books, a non-profit volunteer program that helps improve libraries in inner-city schools in the Los Angeles area. Despite its ... read more >>
ACT-SO L.A. Branch Medals at National Convention
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
ACT-SO students (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) of the Los Angeles Branch NAACP received medals at the National ACT-SO Convention in Detroit. Lacie Pierre received the ... read more >>
African American Named Eagle Scout of Year
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
Daniel Jeffrey Nibbs is this state’s first African American to be awarded Eagle Scout of the Year 2007 by the American Legion, Department of California Scouting Commission. He became an eagle scout ... read more >>
Medical Researchers Urged to Speed Up Vaccine's Safety Investigations
Written by City News Service 01 November 2007
CNS - The Oral Cancer Foundation is urging medical researchers to speed up investigations on the safety of a vaccine for a sexually transmitted virus that it said causes cancer of the mouth.The foundation’s ... read more >>
Cold Medicines for Children Scrutinized
Written by Associated Press 25 October 2007
AP - A further shakeup in the marketplace for cold and cough medicines used billions of times each year in treating the youngest children is likely, as government health advisers weigh options from an ... read more >>

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