From Proposal to Project: Rail to River Moves Forward
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
After heartfelt testimony from residents and environmental advocates calling for the revitalization of an 8-mile stretch of blighted abandoned railway in South Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Transportation ... read more >>
Governor Signs Joins- Sawyer Transit Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 1783 authored by Assembly member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr. which will save over $1 billion in federal transit money for California transit agencies. ... read more >>
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Circles Solution on Smart Crime
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 31 October 2014
          Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to teens with the Brotherhood Crusade at their Crenshaw Blvd. location during his ‘Smart on ... read more >>
Local Dad to File Lawsuit against LAPD
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 31 October 2014
(Brandon Dawson and family)   26 year-old Brandon Dawson, a South LA resident, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a LAPD officer, but he claims that he was the one who was attacked. Dawson was ... read more >>
Lynn Dymally Gets Key Endorsement of Rep. Maxine Waters
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 31 October 2014
Lynn Dymally and Congresswoman Maxine Waters  Lynn V. Dymally won the endorsement of powerful Congresswoman Maxine Waters for her reelection to the board of the Water Replenishment District of Southern ... read more >>
Christina Cornelius Headed to Harvard
Written by Special to the Sentinel from Winward School 31 October 2014
Christina Cornelius  Christina Cornelius   (photo by Chuck Isgar) Christina Cornelius (center) with Jennifer Weiss (left), coach of the Harvard Women's Volleyball team and Tommy Amaker (right), ... read more >>
Education: A Priority for Mike Gipson
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
  “Education is one of the most important issues in this election cycle,” says Carson City Councilman Mike Gipson, who is running for the 64th Assembly seat, soon to be vacated by Assembly Member ... read more >>
Congresswoman Hahn Hosts Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) hosted her Annual 44th Congressional District Interfaith Prayer Breakfast October 23. The event, which provides an opportunity for local faith leaders to break bread ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade To Honor Award Winning Comedian and Humanitarian Cedric The Entertainer
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
Award-winning actor, writer, producer and philanthropist Cedric the Entertainer. Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Brian McKnight. Grammy Award Nominated Artist Brian McKnight to ... read more >>
African American History will soon complete the National Mall
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 31 October 2014
Lonnie G. Bunch III and Karen Grigsby Bates discuss the importance of Black history preservation and the importance of museums. Courtesy of Town Hall Los Angeles Director of the Smithsonian African ... read more >>
KIPP Empower Academy Celebrates New Home in South LA
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
Sacramento mayor and former NBA All-Star Kevin Johnson cuts ribbon with students KIPP LA Announces Ambitious Growth Plan KIPP LA Schools held a grand opening ceremony at the new home of KIPP Empower, ... read more >>
Herb Wesson honors Delores Spears
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2014
Council President Herb Wesson was pleased to extend City Hall honors to Delores Spears, long-time community and labor activist with AFSME Council 36, on her retirement.  Spears has also worked to combat ... read more >>
Man guilty of murder in attack on Chinese students
Written by LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press 30 October 2014
Javier Bolden reacts as he is convicted of first-degree murder at the Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Bolden was convicted today of two counts of first-degree murder for the killings ... read more >>
Nurse who had Ebola will be released from hospital
Written by JEFF MARTIN Associated Press 30 October 2014
This Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson, File) A Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before ... read more >>
Justice?!? Metro Atlanta Man Gets 20 Years for Stealing IPod
Written by Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender 30 October 2014
This is a question of: does the punishment fit the crime? A suburban Atlanta man was convicted for stealing a boy’s iPod and was subsequently sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Cobb County district ... read more >>
Black Dollar Project Gathers for Re-Creation of Historic Black Wall Street Photo
Written by Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times 30 October 2014
Saturday, October 18 was a sight to remember, as members of the Black Dollar Project gathered together on the steps of the historic St. John MBC on Dowling to re-create the Black Wall Street photo. The ... read more >>
For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule
Written by KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press 30 October 2014
For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government. Schools with career-oriented programs that fail to comply ... read more >>
VIDEO: Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Square Dedication
Written by Aaron Brumfield 30 October 2014
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Lakers Lose Game and Prized Rookie
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 28 October 2014
Lakers fans and their new head coach Byron Scott knew this was going to be a challenging season, but the hill got a bit steeper after prized first round draft pick Julius Randle went down with a serious ... read more >>
Brenda Marsh – Mitchell Enduring Legacy Memorialized
Written by By Brian W. Carter, Staff Writer 24 October 2014
    Council President Herb Wesson (center) proclaims Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Square in honor of the late Mother's In Action President and longtime community advocate on Oct. 16 Joining Wesson (L-R) are ... read more >>
Rep. Karen Bass statement on Dr. Craig Spencer being diagnosed with Ebola
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2014
Rep. Karen Bass    Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, released the following ... read more >>
The Taste of Soul Uplifts Local Business, Residents
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Contributing Writer 23 October 2014
Photo By Robert Torrence   This year marked the 9th time the Taste of Soul Family Festival has immortalized Crenshaw Boulevard with its atmosphere of fun, family and business prosperity.  Although ... read more >>
Expert says Detroit bankruptcy plan feasible
Written by Ed White, Associated Press 23 October 2014
Court-appointed expert says Detroit bankruptcy exit plan feasible; ruling expected next month Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy is feasible, a court-appointed expert testified Wednesday October ... read more >>
Driver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy
Written by Associated Press 23 October 2014
Danisha Mitchell is hugged by a relative at the scene of the accident Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, a day after her 7-year-old son Jamarion Thomas was killed in when his motorized bicycle collided with an ... read more >>
Howard U. Student Becomes Youngest Elected Official in D.C.
Written by Daniel White, Special to NNPA from Howard University News Service 23 October 2014
Allyson Carpenter In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then-10 and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition to get their teacher fired for what Carpenter ... read more >>

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