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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 >>
Celebrating Black History Love Affairs: A Tribute to the Special Valentines
Written by Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer and Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 13 February 2014
Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher When Herbert Fisher married Zelmyra on May 13, 1924, he had no idea the Guinness Book of World Records would certify them as the oldest living African American couple 84 years ... read more >>
Report: Child Poverty in U.S. Escalating
Written by Margaret Summers Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 13 February 2014
  Although food stamps can only be used to purchase food, the GOP believes food stamps create welfare dependency. (Courtesy photo)   One of five children in the U.S. lives in poverty, according ... read more >>
CORONER: 4 MEMBERS OF FAMILY KILLED IN CRASH
Written by Associated Press 13 February 2014
Olivia Culbreath   DIAMOND BAR, Calif. -- Four members of a family were killed in a wrong-way freeway crash in California that also took the lives of two other people, including the sister of a woman ... read more >>
New Report: 2013 A Record-Breaking for Exonerations
Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 13 February 2014
    Last year was record-breaking for exonerations of innocent people convicted of crimes in the United States, a new report indicates.   The report, “Exonerations in 2013,” was released Feb. ... read more >>
Metropolitan Water District Officially Declares Water Supply Alert
Written by City News Service 13 February 2014
Los Angeles Aqueduct   Following through on promises made during a recent visit by Gov. Jerry Brown, the Metropolitan Water District board officially declared a water supply alert this week ... read more >>
USC Halloween Shooter Convicted
Written by City News Service 13 February 2014
  USC Halloween shooting victim Geno Hall (photo courtesy of Hall’s family) Family says USC pressured prosecutors to satisfy university donors     A 21-year-old man was convicted February ... read more >>
Black Staffers Battle Racism and Discrimination at World Bank
Written by Barrington M. Salmon Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 13 February 2014
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (Courtesy photo)   For more than seven years, Yonas Biru has been fighting the World Bank.   The Ethiopian native and Silver Spring, Md., resident said he’s ... read more >>
Most Americans not Prepared for Retirement
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 13 February 2014
President Obama outlines new retirement program during State of the Union speech. (File Photo)    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Seventy-five million working Americans do not have a retirement plan, and ... read more >>
Sen. Holly Mitchell says OK to wiretap in youth sex traffic cases
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 13 February 2014
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Introduces bill to let law enforcement eavesdrop on suspected traffickers   Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-South Los Angeles) has introduced a bill to allow courts to authorize ... read more >>
Statement on support of legislation to increase the debt ceiling
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 13 February 2014
  Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling until March, 2015:  I congratulate Speaker ... read more >>
George McKenna First to File for School Board Seat
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 13 February 2014
Dr. George McKenna first to officially file with L.A. City Clerk’s office as a candidate to fill LAUSD district 1 board vacancy. (Courtesy of McKenna for School Board 2014) Revered educator first ... read more >>
Karen Bass' Statement on opposition to the Farm Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 February 2014
    Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after her vote against the Farm Bill because it cuts $8 billion in food assistance:    “The Farm Bill is possibly ... read more >>
Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network Honors Local Leaders
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 07 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 >>
WESSON HONORS CORA JACKSON-FOSSETT
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Council President Herb Wesson is shown with Los Angeles Department of Public Affairs Director, Cora Jackson-Fossett and her husband Kelvin, at Jackson-Fossett’s retirement celebration. Council President ... read more >>
FMU Board Appoints Artis as University’s 13th President
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 February 2014
  Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis First Woman President in University’s History The Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial University (FMU) has announced the appointment of Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis as the ... read more >>
Mayor Garcetti Launches ‘Investing in Working Families’ Campaign
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Project will bring attention to under utilized federal and state programs Mayor Garcetti and community partners gathered at John C. Fremont High School recently to launch the “Investing in Working ... read more >>
MORRIS TURNER, WEE PALS COMIC STRIP CREATOR, DIES
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Morris "Morrie" Turner, the creator of the "Wee Pals" comic strip Morris "Morrie" Turner, the creator of the "Wee Pals" comic strip and the first African American cartoonist to be syndicated nationally, ... read more >>

 

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