Jacque Robinson continues historic run for City of Pasadena Mayor
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 12 March 2015
Jacque Robinson became one of the youngest elected officials in the history of the City of Pasadena when she won her City Council race at the age of 28, and Tuesday March 10th she pushed fellow council ... read more >>
Ford’s Relatives File Lawsuit in State Court
Written by City News Service 12 March 2015
(courtesy photo) The parents of a man who was fatally shot by police in South Los Angeles filed a civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit – this time in state court -- alleging Ezell Ford was killed ... read more >>
Help Save a life With Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 12 March 2015
The local non-profit organization calls for donors to give blood (Sabriya Bakewell) Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation (SCFF) will host a blood drive Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., at ... read more >>
MARVIN GAYE'S CHILDREN AWARDED $7.4 MILLION IN DAMAGES
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
JURY FINDS PHARRELL, THICKE COPIED FOR 'BLURRED LINES' SONG Marvin Gaye's daughter, Nona Gaye, left, and his ex-wife, Jan Gaye, take questions from the media outside Los Angeles U.S. District Court, ... read more >>
Wisconsin chief treading carefully after fatal shooting
Written by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press 12 March 2015
From left, Tony Robinson, Sr. and Andrea Irwin, parents of Tony Robinson, appear Monday, March 9, 2015 during a press conference outside the home where their 19-year-old son was killed by a Madison, ... read more >>
OBAMA: RACIAL BIAS IN FERGUSON POLICE DEPT. NOT ISOLATED
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 07 March 2015
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle ... read more >>
Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish
Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press 05 March 2015
Rescued migrants wait to disembark from an Italian Coast Guard vessel in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, southern Italy, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ... read more >>
Majority of Blacks Support a Minimum Wage Hike, But Leaders Face an Uphill Battle
Written by Danielle Cralle, staff writer 05 March 2015
(courtesy photo) Although the fight to raise the minimum wage has received support from an overwhelming number of Blacks, Los Angeles-based leaders of the Raise The Wage Coalition still face an uphill ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (March 5-11)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 05 March 2015
(Leontine T.C. Kelly, far right second to last) March 5 1920- Leontine T.C. Kelly, the first female African American bishop within the Methodist denomination, was born in Washington, D.C.   March ... read more >>
Inglewood Stadium Plan Under Attack
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 05 March 2015
Mayor Butts Blasts AEG Backed Report (courtesy photo) Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts continued to support the approved $2 Billion stadiums plan on the site of the former Hollywood Park racetrack this ... read more >>
Supreme Court’s Shelby Ruling Makes Selma a ‘Footnote’
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 05 March 2015
Alabama State Rep. Merika Coleman-Evans (D) and Jesse Jackson talk about voting rights at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Washington ... read more >>
Speakers at CPUC Blast and Applaud Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger
Written by Gail Berkley/California Black Media 05 March 2015
The proposed $45 billion Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger was alternately blasted and supported by over two dozen speakers at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) hearing held last Wednesday ... read more >>
Controversy Swirls Over LAPD Shooting of Homeless man
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 05 March 2015
Slain victim was known to have mental health issues (Snapshot from video) A homeless man was slain after an altercation with Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on the afternoon of Sunday, ... read more >>
Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia
Written by JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH Associated Press 05 March 2015
Ebola patient Beatrice Yardolo, celebrates with Ebola health workers as she leaves the Chinese Ebola treatment center were she was treated for Ebola virus infection on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, ... read more >>
Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps
Written by KRISTA LARSON Associated Press 05 March 2015
Nigerian girls who fled Boko Haram to Chad gather in a school set up by UNICEF at the Baga Solo refugee camp in Chad, Wednesday March 4, 2015. The camp, jointly run by the Chadian government and UNHCR, ... read more >>
Comprehensive Online Learning Available to Thousands of South Los Angeles Children
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 05 March 2015
 An award-winning online learning program for young children, ABCmouse.com, has been made available, free of charge, at all Los Angeles public libraries. Los Angeles-based Age of Learning, Inc. will offer ... read more >>
Community Validates Choice of McKenna
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 05 March 2015
He Coasts to Victory in LAUSD Seat 1   Dr. George McKenna, the community’s choice for Los Angeles Unified School District  seat 1, was such an overwhelming choice the second time around he won unopposed ... read more >>
Harris-Dawson Brings New Energy to 8th District
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 05 March 2015
Voters Choose Young Community Organizer  (courtesy photo)  Outgoing 8th District Los Angeles City Council member Bernard Parks provided his constituents with more road improvements than any other ... read more >>
Wesson Dominates Election
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 05 March 2015
Council President wins again in 10th District (courtesy photo) Incumbent Council President Herb Wesson Jr.  demonstrated his own staying power in the Los Angeles City Council 10th District and his ... read more >>
Jones-Sawyer Appointed Chair of Select Committee on the Status of BMOC
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2015
  Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr. Assembly member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr. was recently appointed chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color ... read more >>
Racial Disparities in Early Childhood Hurts U.S.
Written by Jazelle Hunt, Washington Correspondent 05 March 2015
Increased investment in early childhood education and care can eradicate many of the racial success gaps that persist throughout society, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress ... read more >>
Report: Incarceration Shows Little to No Effect on Crime
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 05 March 2015
In the last two decades mass incarceration, a system that has a disproportionate negative impact on the Black community, has had little to no effect on crime, according to a new report. The United States ... read more >>
Panel moves toward vote on attorney general pick
Written by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press 05 March 2015
Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's choice to run the Justice Department, is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill ... read more >>
Obituary: Janell McClain
Written by Sentinel News Service, newsroom@lasentinel.net 05 March 2015
Sister Janell McClain Though she was born Janell Newton in El Dorado, Arkansas in 1953, Janell McClain was more affectionately known as Jan. Her parents, Luchel A. Newton Sr. and Bessie F. (Jackson) ... read more >>
Baseball Coach Honored With Baseball Diamond
Written by Staff report, newsroom@lasentinel.net 05 March 2015
  Photo Courtesy of Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas On February 28, baseball coach, Frank Garnett received the honor of having a baseball field at Jackie Tatum Harvard Recreation Center (JTHRC) ... read more >>

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