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Leaders, community members gather at city hall in support of raising the wage
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
On Friday, January 30 a group of minimum wage workers, community members and activists gathered at City Hall to urge Los Angeles City Council members to raise the minimum wage to $15.25 an hour. The ... read more >>
Hundreds gather for State Senator’s swearing in on Saturday
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
On Saturday, January 31, a large crowd of community members, friends and politicians gathered in Compton to celebrate the swearing in of Sen. Isadore Hall, III (D-Compton). The ceremony, which was held ... read more >>
Mae Jemison Speaks at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
(Troy Tieuel) With the opening of Black History Month this past February 1, one of America’s living legends, astronaut and medical doctor Dr. Mae Jemison, made a special appearance at Forest Lawn, ... read more >>
YoYo Justice March
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2015
Yolanda "YoYo" Whitaker - Hip Hop leader, community activist and founder of Yo Yo's School of Hip Hop Arts & Academics Program is calling on ALL ENTERTAINERS to join and participate in the historical ... read more >>
Angela Davis Still an Activist At 71, the Freedom Fighter Battles On
Written by Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer 05 February 2015
A current photograph of Angela Davis, professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz (Courtesy photo) Say the name Angela Davis and, depending upon with whom you speak, a range of opinions, ... read more >>
Wendell Scott Honored During 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2015
First African-American to Win NASCAR Premier Series Race Joins Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Joe Weatherly and Rex White in Sixth Induction Class Stock car racing trailblazer Wendell Scott was among five ... read more >>
How Dick Gregory Got his Hollywood Star
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist 05 February 2015
(AP) Activist/ SiriusXm satellite radio host Joe Madison was helping on a campaign to get the Four Tops a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame when he noticed another serious omission from the world-famous ... read more >>
CSU Dominguez Hills Archives Department Receives Collection from Longest-Running Black-Owned Bookstore
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2015
Exhibit from the Alfred and Bernice Ligon Aquarian Collection opens Feb. 10   Bernice and Alfred Ligon in 1992.    In honor of Black History Month, the department of Africana Studies and University ... read more >>
Freedom Riders Documentary Screening
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
Saturday, February 7, the San Fernando Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated in conjunction with the Chatsworth Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library presents, “Freedom ... read more >>
TRIO, 50 years Strong
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
The collection of landmark educational programs which includes: Upward Bound, Talent Search and Student Support Services celebrates the impact it’s had on the personal and professional lives of millions ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Feb.5-11)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 04 February 2015
' (Barack Obama) Feb. 5 1990- Columbia University graduate and Harvard University law student, Barack Obama, became the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review. Feb. 6 1945- Native ... read more >>
Suspicious package on Crenshaw investigated by LAPD
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 04 February 2015
LAPD officers block off the area while investigating "suspicious package" at Metro stop. (Amen Oyiboke/LA Sentinel) The discovery of "suspicious packages" near the Metro Expo Line station on Exposition ... read more >>
Person Enterprises Presents: The PHD Experience
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 02 February 2015
Sunday, January 25, Raymond Person of Person Enterprises creatively directed and produced The PHD Experience at Philippe Chow in Beverly Hills. The eclectic cultural event featured a live band, performances ... read more >>
Historical March to Focus on Challenges to Black Community
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 31 January 2015
Thousands of community residents along with some of the most powerful and influential advocates from the civil rights community, advocates for human justice, religious leaders, proponents of quality ... read more >>
SEIU 721, Women, and Teachers All Endorse Jacque Robinson for Mayor
Written by LAWT News Service 31 January 2015
 (Jacque Robinson)    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721, United Teachers of Pasadena, and the National Women’s Political Caucus of Greater Pasadena, has endorsed Jacque ... read more >>
Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ California Budget Priorities Forum
Written by Charlene Muhammad, Sentinel Contributing Writer 31 January 2015
Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas held the California Budget Priorities Forum at Dorsey High School Math, Science and Technology Magnet on January 24 to examine spending priorities for the state’s ... read more >>
Los Angeles declared January 16, 2015 as Dr. La-Doris McClaney Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 January 2015
On behalf of 3.8 million Angelenos, L.A. City Council honors African American woman who gave millions   Dr. La-Doris McClaney with Los Angeles City Council president Herb Wesson, Jr. as January ... read more >>
Fight Continues Despite Commuted Sentence for Former Cop
Written by Starla Muhammad, Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 30 January 2015
Left to right: Leonard F. Muhammad of the Nation of Islam, Bishop Connie Bansa of Church of the Living God, Rosalind Morgan, Howard Morgan, Atty. Benjamin Crump, radio host Cliff Kelley at a press conference ... read more >>
16th ANNUAL BLACK COLLEGE EXPO RETURNS TO LA.
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2015
                            The National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) presents the 16th Annual Black College Expo (BCE), Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to ... read more >>
Wesson Begins Re-election Bid with Flurry of Endorsements
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2015
Herb Wesson Signifying the fact that he’s taking his re-election campaign seriously, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson announced a flurry of influential endorsements as he campaigns to ... read more >>
Biden Promotes Obama’s Free College Proposal During L.A. Visit
Written by City News Service 30 January 2015
 Vice President Joe Biden shares a joke as he visits the dental hygiene program at West Los Angeles College in Culver City, Calif., on Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Marcus Yam, Pool)  Vice ... read more >>
Coca-Cola and Steve Harvey Partner to Motivate Moms and Teens
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2015
(courtesy photo) The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program returns this year with a stronger focus on African American moms and their impact on the academic success of their teens. Building on the initiative’s ... read more >>
Danielle Holley – Walker, Dean of Howard University School of Law visits Southland
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2015
(Courtesy Photo) Danielle Holley-Walker, was named Dean of Howard University School of Law in June, 2014 by the new President of Howard University, Dr. Wayne Fredricks, MD.   Dean Holley-Walker, is ... read more >>
Cal State L.A. Alumnus Receives YMCA Human Dignity Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2015
Marx L. Cazenave II is co-founder and former CEO of Progress Investment Management Company   (courtesy photo) The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles honored Cal State L.A. alumnus Marx L. Cazenave II, ... read more >>
New Directions President to Receive ‘Local Hero’ Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2015
(courtesy photo) The National Black MBA Association Los Angeles chapter will present Gregory C. Scott, president  & CEO of New Directions for Veterans, with the “Local Hero Award” at their ... read more >>

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