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Blacks Lag in Accessing High-Speed Internet
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 07 May 2015
Free community-based computer classes are often underfunded small-scale operations, which contributes to the digital divide. (DC Central Kitchen/Flickr/CC BY 2.0) As education, jobs, and the national ... read more >>
Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president
Written by STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW, Associated Press 07 May 2015
  This March 8, 2014, file photo shows Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, ... read more >>
Moms who’ve lost a child cope with grief and memories on Mother’s Day
Written by Danielle Cralle, contributing writer 07 May 2015
  Traditionally a time for families to gather and celebrate the contributions that the matriarchs have made, for some moms, Mother’s Day is a painful reminder.  “Since the loss of my son Bijan, ... read more >>
Obama aide, Baltimore native says worst may be over
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2015
FILE - In this March 6, 2015, file photo, Assistant to the President and chair of the My Brother’s Keeper task force Broderick Johnson listens as President Barack Obama participates in a town-hall ... read more >>
A look at the 6 officers charged in Freddie Gray's death
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2015
  AP Photo/Alex Brandon Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, speaks during a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore. Mosby announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended ... read more >>
Sentences cut for 3 ex-educators in Atlanta cheating scandal
Written by KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press 01 May 2015
Former Atlanta public school educators Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael Pitts and their attorneys wait as Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter holds a re-sentencing hearing ... read more >>
Judge sets July trial for Suge Knight's murder case
Written by ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press 01 May 2015
In this March 9, 2015 file photo, attorney Mathew Fletcher, left, talks with his client Marion "Suge" Knight upon his arrival in court for a hearing about evidence in his murder case, in Los Angeles, ... read more >>
Harbaugh, Lewis, Ravens visit schools in riot-torn Baltimore
Written by DAVID GINSBURG Associated Press 01 May 2015
Ravens coaFormer Baltimore Ravens NFL football player Ray Lewis hugs 17-year-old Azariah Bratton-Bey Jr., a senior running back on Frederick Douglass High's football team, during a visit to the school ... read more >>
Family of man slain by police on Skid Row files $20M claim
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2015
This February 2000 photo provided by Ventura County Sheriff's Office shows Charley Saturmin Robinet, aka, Charly Leundeu Keunang, after his arrest for robbery. Keunang was killed Sunday, March 1, 2015, ... read more >>
Black mothers wonder if their lost babies are still alive
Written by Jim Salter, Associated Press 01 May 2015
In this April 29, 2015 photo, Zella Jackson Price poses for a photo at her attorney’s office in Clayton, Mo. Eighteen black women who were told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth ... read more >>
Illinois poised to clear last hurdles for Obama library
Written by SOPHIA TAREEN and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press 01 May 2015
President Barack Obama speaks at Anacostia Library in Washington, Thursday, April 30, 2015, as he participates in a live "virtual field trip" with middle school students to announce two initiatives ... read more >>
White House: Facilitating ransom not the same as paying
Written by NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press 01 May 2015
Despite a U.S. ban on ransom payments to terrorists, the White House said Thursday that federal officials helping to facilitate a payment is not the same as actually paying a ransom. White House press ... read more >>
Scores more women, girls freed in Nigeria from Boko Haram
Written by HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press 01 May 2015
In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Nigerian Soldiers man a check point in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says it is moving 200 girls and 93 ... read more >>
On 10th Anniversary, Two Events Pay Tribute to 
Black Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
(L to r) LAX police officer Mike Dear, Officer Rupert Staine, Mr. Scott, father of Tommy Scott, Officer Julio Aparicio, Officer Marshall McClain LAX police officer Mike Dear, Officer Rupert Staine, ... read more >>
Edo National Association Worldwide hosts Council of Presidents Meeting
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 01 May 2015
Presidents from across the country gathered at LAX'S Concourse Hotel for their Council of Presidents Meeting (All photos by Prince Victor Ehue) The Nigerian based organization plans for their fall ... read more >>
Forgiving For Living 2015 PLUS Awards
Written by Wendy Gladney Dean 01 May 2015
Honorees and attendees pose for a picture at the 8th annual PLUS Awards on April 18th   Forgiving For Living, Inc. (www.forgivingforliving.org) celebrated with close to 200 people for their 8th Annual ... read more >>
LeadersUp, Mayor Garcetti Launch Youth Jobs Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
Mayor Eric Garcetti   LeadersUp, a business-driven solution to chronic youth unemployment, is launching its innovative “Future at Work” coalition in Los Angeles, together with Mayor Eric Garcetti ... read more >>
West Basin Completes Ocean Friendly Garden at Culver City High School
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
(From L to R): Medha Paliwal, West Basin Public Information Specialist; Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City Mayor; Scott A. Houston, West Basin Director; Evan Dumas, Culver City High School Senior; Dr. Lisa ... read more >>
Keeping His Mother’s Memory through Music and Education
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
“I learned how to play the drums so my mom can hear me in heaven”    Alonzo Wooten walks out of his last period at Manual Arts High School in South Los Angeles straps on his bass drum and joins ... read more >>
New Nigerian Buharism and Democracy
Written by George Onourah, Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 01 May 2015
Rally for Chibok girls in New York (Khori Atkins/New York Amsterdam News) Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has turned a new page and heralds a new dawn with her March 28 presidential election ... read more >>
Child Slavery Active in Haiti
Written by Dinkinish O’Connor, Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 01 May 2015
Some Haitian children work for their keep but sometimes are abused, a panel revealed In Haiti, a 9-year-old girl leaves her poor village to work as a domestic worker for a family in Port-au-Prince, ... read more >>
Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote By
Written by MOHAMED OSMAN, Associated Press 01 May 2015
  President Omar al-Bashir raises his arm as his supporters cheer at his victory speech after he won the presidential election at the National Congress Party headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, ... read more >>
Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared
Written by Ryan Van Velzer, The Associated Press 30 April 2015
Jerice Hunter was convicted of killing and abusing her 5-year-old daughter on Monday, April 27, 2015 in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz. Authorities said the 41-year-old Hunter kept her ... read more >>
#March2Justice Concludes in DC
Written by Cyril Josh Barker, Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 30 April 2015
(Courtesy of New York Amsterdam News)   March2Justice arrived at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Members of Justice League NYC stood alongside Rep. John Conyers as he reintroduced ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (April 30-May 6)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 30 April 2015
April 30 1992- The iconic family sitcom “The Cosby Show” featuring Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad ended. The successful show, which chronicled the lives of an upper middle class African-American ... read more >>

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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