Monday, September 22, 2014
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Holder Endorses Voting Rights for Returning Citizens
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 20 February 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that laws prohibiting returning citizens from voting even after they serve their sentences are wrong. “By perpetuating the ... read more >>
MAN CHARGED IN TEEN DEATH SAYS HE SHOT TO SCARE
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
DIDN’T SHOOT TO KILL--In this photo provided by the Pulaski County, Ark., Sheriff is of Willie Noble, 48, of Little Rock, who is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old ... read more >>
Man Charged with Fatal Motel Stabbing
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
A Los Angeles man has been charged with the stabbing of a man found dead in a motel room in January, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.  Oscar Richmond Bridges, 54 (dob 6/29/59), ... read more >>
Ex Governors Support Death Penalty Reform
Written by Xavier Higgs Sentinel Contributing Writer 20 February 2014
CA former governors George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson and Gray Davis (Photo by Xavier Higgs for Sentinel) Three former governors, two Republicans and one Democrat, have put aside their differences to ... read more >>
Ole Miss Alumni Offer Reward For Info On Noose On Statue
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
The statue of James Meredith on the campus of University of Mississippi. (AP photo) The FBI on Tuesday February 18 was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi ... read more >>
Jordan Davis Killer Convicted of Attempted Murder
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
Denise Hunt tears up as she finds out the jury is deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge for Michael Dunn outside of the Duval County Courthouse as jury deliberations enter the fourth day on Saturday, ... read more >>
‘Taste of Soul’ Spices-up Soul Food Movie Premiere
Written by Edward Rice, III Sentinel Contributing Writer 20 February 2014
THE SWEETNESS OF SOUL: Daria LeSassier of LaSassier Catering, Bakewell Company Chief Operating Officer Pamela Bakewell, Senior Vice President of FOX Audience Strategy Nicole Bernard and actress Vanessa ... read more >>
Young, Gifted & Black Series: 4 Year-Old’s IQ in the Top 1 Percent of the World’s Population
Written by Taki S. Raton Special to the NNPA from The Milwaukee Courier 20 February 2014
Anala Beevers What young person do you know under the age of five who never leaves home without a map of America in their book bag; who would rather learn how to count to ten in Spanish over memorizing ... read more >>
USC’s Center of Black Cultural and Student Affairs has always embraced the Black Student Body
Written by Shonassee Shaver 20 February 2014
A Day in the life at CBCSA headquarters. Photo Courtesy of CBCSA In order for a college student to thrive, he or she needs a place to call home, a place where he can feel valued and important. The ... read more >>
LA City Council drops sidewalk repair fees
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 20 February 2014
The Los Angeles City Council recently unanimously supported Councilman Buscaino’s motion to eliminate the city's fees associated with sidewalk reconstruction undertaken by property owners. Before this ... read more >>
Financial Marketplace Pressed to be More Inclusive
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 20 February 2014
NEW YORK (NNPA) – After people of color were excluded last year from the two largest bond issuance deals in history –Verizon Communications, which sold $49 billion of debt, and Apple, Inc., which sold ... read more >>
50 Years after The Civil Rights Act: The Unfinished Agenda for Economic Justice
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. speaks at the 17th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit Rev. Jesse Jackson & RainbowPUSH Close The Wall Street Project  Economic Summit with an Even Stronger ... read more >>
Black Learning Spotlight: Xavier University
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer 20 February 2014
The HBCU offers and has some of the best opportunities for prospective Black students in the nation. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Xavier was founded by Saint Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of ... read more >>
White House Names Dillard Student a 2014 HBCU All-Star
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
Dillard University student Nicole Tinson, Los Angeles, Calif. was one of 75 students nationwide to be recognized by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs) ... read more >>
Assembly Member Holden Honors Local Civil Rights Activist
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
 Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and the California Legislative Black Caucus honored community activist Dolores Hickambottom at a special ceremony in the State Capitol on Tuesday February 18. Assemblymember ... read more >>
Keenan & Associates Awards Scholarships to Two Los Angeles Inner City Schools
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
John R. Keenan, Founder and Chairman of Keenan & Associates, presented scholarship awards to Verbum Dei High School and St. Raphael Catholic School, both located in South Central Los Angeles, at ... read more >>
Budget Office: Wage Hike Would Lift Pay, Cost Jobs
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
This Feb. 12, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama signing an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. ... read more >>
Not Enough Blacks Staying in HIV Treatment Programs
Written by Freddie AllenNNPA Washington Correspondent 13 February 2014
Phill Wilson says no one cares about HIV-infected Blacks more than other Blacks (Photo by Freddie Allen) Even though Blacks get tested for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), the virus that causes ... read more >>
Bernice King Opposes Brothers to ‘Protect the Legacy’
Written by Kenya King Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World 13 February 2014
  Bernice King (center) speaks at church service in Atlanta, Georgia. (Courtesy Photo) Nobel Peace Prize and Sacred Bible at Risk Intrepidly stepping into her father’s role and speaking on his ... read more >>
Black Unemployment Rises to 12.1 percent
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 13 February 2014
 Rep. John Conyers wants emphasis on job creation (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) The Black unemployment rate increased from 11.9 percent in December to 12.1 percent in January, according the Department ... read more >>
Free Tax Help at Saturday Family Resource Fair
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 February 2014
Jerome E. Horton, chairman of the California Board of Equalization, observes a volunteer income tax preparation expert, and student at California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), complete the 2013 ... read more >>
Union Bank, KCETLink Kick Off 2014 Local Heroes Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 February 2014
      Anthony Tolbert Daryl Osby In celebration of Black History Month, Union Bank, N.A., has partnered with KCETLink to honor two  African Americans as local heroes.  The 2014 Black History ... read more >>
Los Angeles DA Speaks Candidly To Inspire Future Prosecutors
Written by Xavier HiggsSentinel Contributing Writer 13 February 2014
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey (Photo by Xavier Higgs for Sentinel) Los Angeles District Attorney, Jackie Lacey’s life is an open book that continues to inspire countless people. In ... read more >>
Hall of Fame Honorees Inducted among L.A.’s Brightest Stars
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 February 2014
Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, the first African American woman in the California Legislature, was among those honored at the 2014 African American Heritage Month Celebration in Los Angeles Los ... read more >>
Inaugural Black History Month Awards Luncheon Hosted by Al Sharpton
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Contributing Writerprincess@lasentinel.net 13 February 2014
  HONORABLE MENTION: Rev. Al Sharpton through the National Action Network selected five local leaders to honor at the inaugural Black History Month Awards Luncheon Wednesday, February 5 at the Beverly ... read more >>

 

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