Friday, May 29, 2015
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Judge defers ruling on probe into handling of Ferguson case
Written by JIM SUHR Associated Press 29 May 2015
A judge on May 29 deferred ruling on a request by activists for an independent probe of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, but he again ... read more >>
Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors
Written by ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press 29 May 2015
This coastal view of Havana, Cuba shows the United States Interests Section diplomatic mission, the third tall building from the right, on Sunday, May 24, 2015. On Friday, May 29 the Obama administration ... read more >>
Rebates drive grass removal frenzy during California drought
Written by AMY TAXIN Associated Press 29 May 2015
Retired Department of Motor Vehicle customer service representative Raymond Aleman sits with his Chihuahua dogs: Justin and Jason, at his drought resistant garden in the Studio City neighborhood in ... read more >>
Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray
Written by JULIET LINDERMAN Associated Press 29 May 2015
In this May 24, 2015, file photo, police pick up a pair of shoes after a double shooting in Baltimore. Residents in West Baltimore say they’ve been victims of excessive policing in this neighborhood ... read more >>
Nigeria's new president pledges fight against Boko Haram
Written by MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press 29 May 2015
New Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, salutes his supporters during his Inauguration in Abuja, Nigeria, Friday, May 29, 2015. Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing ... read more >>
Chicago police asked to keep racially charged photo sealed
Written by DON BABWIN Associated Press 29 May 2015
This photo, believed to have been taken between 1999 and 2003, provided by the Cook County Court, in Illinois, shows an image of Chicago Police Officers Jerome Finnigan, left, and Timothy McDermott, ... read more >>
Aspiring Rap Artist Slain; Suspects Sought in Joshua Brown Murder
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 May 2015
Aspiring rapt artist Joshua Cornell Brown thought he had put his gang past behind him. The 30, year old gave birth to a daughter and had begin focusing on his Bird Gang Federation music label. However, ... read more >>
Obama: Time left in office 'really concentrates the mind'
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press 29 May 2015
President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks from Air Force One at Miami International Airport, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Miami. The president is attending two Democratic National Committee fundraisers ... read more >>
Two Orange County Men Believed to Be Planning to Join ISIS Charged
Written by City News Service 28 May 2015
Two Anaheim men  who were arrested for allegedly trying to travel abroad to join the terrorist group ISIS were charged last Friday in federal court in Santa Ana. Muhanad Badawi and Nader Elhuzayel, both ... read more >>
Cal State L.A. hosts renowned writer Sonia Sanchez
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
  Renowned writer and poet Sonia Sanchez was the designated speaker for this year's Jean Burden Poetry Reading at Cal State L.A. (Courtesy: Emilio Flores/Cal State L.A.)   A gathering of more than ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (May 28-June 3)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 28 May 2015
May 28 1944-Four time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and humanitarian Gladys Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She is best known for her hits recorded in the 1960’s and 1970’s for Motown ... read more >>
Poverty Still Major Affliction for Blacks
Written by Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer 28 May 2015
Rep. G.K. Butterfield said Republicans must help Democrats fight poverty in African-American communities. (Courtesy of PBS)   Black America is in a state of emergency, and what’s happened in Baltimore, ... read more >>
City Council Seeks To Put Price On Cost Of Dealing With Aftermath of Riots
Written by Kamau High Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 28 May 2015
The City Council on Monday set a hearing to assess the costs of overtime incurred by the Police Department, Fire Department, and other city agencies during and after the riots earlier this year. Sponsored ... read more >>
Activists Take To Streets As Baltimore Records 100th Homicide of Year
Written by Kamau High, Special to the NPAA 28 May 2015
300 Men March Group and Others Speak & Step-Out Against Continuing Baltimore Violence Rally takes place in the Western district   One day after the 100th homicide in Baltimore was recorded, ... read more >>
Obama Bans Distribution of Military-Grade Equipment to Local Police
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 28 May 2015
President Obama this week announced steps to demilitarize local police, limiting and outright banning access to certain weapons. The President made the announcement in Camden, N.J., May 18 during remarks ... read more >>
Clean Power Plant Affects Black Quality of Life
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist 28 May 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Cheeraz Gormon received an invitation to lobby in Washington on behalf of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan with environmental legal advocacy nonprofit, Earthjustice, ... read more >>
Rep. Maxine Waters Honors the Mothers of Slain Sons
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Event brings together mothers whose sons were slain by police and leaders to address violence in Black community (L-R) Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Lesley ... read more >>
Local Entrepreneurs Pave the Way at Dorsey High School
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Dorsey Students Operate ‘Ruff Dog’ Pop-up Restaurant Larenz Tate with SBE students. (courtesy photo) Last year local franchise owners and partners at PCF Restaurant Management, Edward Barnett ... read more >>
Crenshaw/LAX Line Changing Neighborhoods
Written by Xavier Higgs Contributing Writer 28 May 2015
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Metro Kicks Off New Campaign to Stop Sex Trafficking
Written by Danielle Cralle, Staff Writer 28 May 2015
(courtesy photo) On Friday, May 22 the Los Angeles Metro kicked off its “Don’t Be Silent” campaign aimed at protecting children against human trafficking by bringing together the public and ... read more >>
SIMPSON FAMILY MORTUARY LICENSE REVOKED
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
(Simpson Mortuary)  The State of California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has revoked troubled Simpson Family Mortuary in Inglewood after 35 years of funeral and cremation service, effective May 2015. The ... read more >>
Bill Duke’s Dark Girls and Light Girls: Healing Has Begun
Written by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw Contributing Writer 28 May 2015
A Community Conversation  Bill Duke (left) and Los Angeles NBC4's Beverly White (right) discussed Duke's book. (courtesy photo) “There is a beauty business that says God made a mistake.  We’re ... read more >>
The Pioneering Chief Gilbert F. Ivey Retires from Metropolitan Water District after 40 years
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 28 May 2015
(courtesy photo) Gilbert F. Ivey was an aimless 17-year Centennial High School teenager from Compton more than 43 years ago when he was appointed to a trainee position in the Metropolitan Water District’s ... read more >>
CHP Releases Results of Fed Ex Bus Crash Investigation
Written by City News Service 28 May 2015
The California Highway Patrol released the results last week, of an investigation into a fiery crash between a FedEx truck and a bus carrying dozens of Los Angeles-area high school students to Humboldt ... read more >>
A Los Angeles Legacy: Dolphin’s of Hollywood
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 28 May 2015
“What he cared about was music,” said Michael Dolphin about his father John Dolphin, founder and owner of Dolphin’s of Hollywood. Courtesy Photo The life and legacy of John Dolphin and Dolphin’s ... read more >>

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Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
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