John Mercer Langston 1829 - 1897
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 December 2008
John Mercer Langston was born a free man in Louisa County, Virginia. He was the son of Ralph Quarles, a White plantation owner and Lucy Langston, a Black Native American woman, one of Quarles' ... read more >>
Freeman Barred from Union
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--The president of a Los Angeles chapter of the Service Employees International Union has been barred from the union for misusing member funds, the union announced last Wednesday. SEIU Local 6434 ... read more >>
Black Friday Didn't Allay Economic Fears
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--Shoppers jammed Southland stores and malls on "Black Friday"--the first day of the Christmas shopping season--but analysts said it could be one of the worst retail seasons in years because ... read more >>
King Hospital Top Priority for Ridley-Thomas
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--Mark Ridley-Thomas was sworn in Monday as Second District Los Angeles County supervisor after winning an election race on a promise to make healthcare his top priority and work to bring about ... read more >>
Compton Holds 'Gifts for Guns' Event
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--More guns were taken off the streets Saturday during Compton's annual "Gifts for Guns" program, the Sheriff's Department reported. In an effort to curb violent crime in the city--which ... read more >>
Mervyn Dymally: A Political Icon (Part 2)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 December 2008
Part 2 In 1980, Dymally returned to public office and became the first foreign Black to be elected to the United States Congress where he served for 12 years. During his tenure, he served as chairman ... read more >>
LAUSD Tries to Oust First Black Superintendent Brewer
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 04 December 2008
The second largest school district in the nation has decided to table the fate of its first Black Superintendent David L. Brewer until next week because the lone African-American member on the Los ... read more >>
World AIDS Day
Written by Danielle Mosher 27 November 2008
December 1st marks World AIDS Day. The observance started in 1988 to provide a unique opportunity to highlight the seriousness of the epidemic. Unfortunately, today HIV infection rates continue to ... read more >>
Rosewood
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 November 2008
Rosewood was a predominantly Black town in Florida that experienced one of the most vicious massacres of Black people in America early in the 20th century. That the massacre was not widely reported ... read more >>
Bilal Learning Center Honors Shah
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 27 November 2008
Murad Muhammad provides uplifting keynote Longtime Muslim and community advocate Naim Shah Sr. hailed his brother Khalid Shah as his hero in accepting his award as honoree at the  25th annual ... read more >>
Zimbabwe Rejects Carter, Annan, Machel
Written by Celean Jacobson (Associated Press) 27 November 2008
Zimbabwe has refused to let Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter and a South African human rights advocate visit the impoverished country for a humanitarian mission, the three said Saturday. The former U.N. secretary ... read more >>
Suit Alleges New Orleans' "Road Home" Program Discriminates Against Blacks
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Louisiana Weekly 27 November 2008
Civil rights and fair housing groups have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Louisiana Recovery Authority. The suit alleges that the Road ... read more >>
Obama Economic Plan aims for 2.5M New Jobs by 2011
Written by Will Lester 27 November 2008
President-elect Barack Obama promoted an economic plan Saturday he said would provide 2.5 million jobs by rebuilding roads and bridges and modernizing schools while developing alternative energy sources ... read more >>
Coast Guards Seize $32 Million Worth of Pot
Written by City News Service 27 November 2008
CNS--A Newport Beach-based Coast Guard crew last week made a 9,987-pound marijuana seizure about 100 miles southwest of San Diego, an amount estimated to be worth $32 million, it was reported. The ... read more >>
City Agrees to $13 Million Payout for Mayday Melee
Written by City News Service 27 November 2008
CNS--The city of Los Angeles has tentatively agreed to pay nearly $13 million to immigration protesters and bystanders injured by police officers during a melee at MacArthur Park last year, it was ... read more >>
City Urged to Cut Back on Spending
Written by City News Service 27 November 2008
CNS--A projected $110 million deficit could be reduced if the city of Los Angeles delays the purchase of police squad cars, trims fewer trees and installs fewer left-turn arrows, according to a report ... read more >>
First Lady of Los Angeles Ethel Bradley Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 November 2008
Co-Founder of Los Angeles Black Woman's Forum and former first lady of Los Angeles and wife of the Mayor Thomas Bradley, Mrs. Ethel Arnold Bradley passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at Kaiser ... read more >>
Sentinel's Prop 8 Town Hall Meeting Attracts 100's for Same Sex Marriage Discussion
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 27 November 2008
In the aftermath of the controversial, November 4th decision of the California voters to vote No on Prop. 8, the measure that would have allowed an amendment to the California Constitution and rendered ... read more >>
Hutt Elected NFDC President
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 27 November 2008
Newly elected New Frontier Democratic Club President Ingrid Hutt is "honored," she said, to take on the new position. "We've had presidents like Julian Dixon, Assemblymember Mike ... read more >>
Feinstein, Boxer and California Delegation Ask President for Major Disaster Aid
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 November 2008
Assistance Would Help State Fight and Recover From the Southern California Wildfires Tuesday, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-Calif.), and many members of the California ... read more >>
Dymally: A Political Icon Retires (Part 1)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 November 2008
Twice Assemblyman, Congressman, Lieutenant-governor, State Senator, school teacher, father, husband, mentor, goodwill ambassador, Mervyn M. Dymally is all of the above and much, much more.   ... read more >>
President-elect Obama Picks Holder
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 November 2008
He will be the first Black attorney general in America's historyEric Holder, the 57-year-old who served as deputy attorney general under Bill Clinton, has accepted the position as head of the Justice ... read more >>
The Senators
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 November 2008
Since the nation was founded, there have been five Black senators in the United States Senate—there were three Republicans and two Democrats. The Republicans were Hiram R. Revels and Blanche K. ... read more >>
Price to Run for 26th Senate District
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 November 2008
Assemblyman Curren Price is scheduled to run for the 26th Senate District, a move that will allow him to continue his legislative service for the community The recent elections have created many ... read more >>
America’s First Family
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 20 November 2008
EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident-elect Barack Obama is welcomed by his wife Michelle and daughter Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7, upon landing in Pueblo, Colorado.With two young daughters at the center ... read more >>

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