Two Orange County Men Believed to Be Planning to Join ISIS Charged
Written by City News Service 28 May 2015
Two Anaheim men  who were arrested for allegedly trying to travel abroad to join the terrorist group ISIS were charged last Friday in federal court in Santa Ana. Muhanad Badawi and Nader Elhuzayel, both ... read more >>
Cal State L.A. hosts renowned writer Sonia Sanchez
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
  Renowned writer and poet Sonia Sanchez was the designated speaker for this year's Jean Burden Poetry Reading at Cal State L.A. (Courtesy: Emilio Flores/Cal State L.A.)   A gathering of more than ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (May 28-June 3)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 28 May 2015
May 28 1944-Four time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and humanitarian Gladys Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She is best known for her hits recorded in the 1960’s and 1970’s for Motown ... read more >>
Poverty Still Major Affliction for Blacks
Written by Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer 28 May 2015
Rep. G.K. Butterfield said Republicans must help Democrats fight poverty in African-American communities. (Courtesy of PBS)   Black America is in a state of emergency, and what’s happened in Baltimore, ... read more >>
City Council Seeks To Put Price On Cost Of Dealing With Aftermath of Riots
Written by Kamau High Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 28 May 2015
The City Council on Monday set a hearing to assess the costs of overtime incurred by the Police Department, Fire Department, and other city agencies during and after the riots earlier this year. Sponsored ... read more >>
Activists Take To Streets As Baltimore Records 100th Homicide of Year
Written by Kamau High, Special to the NPAA 28 May 2015
300 Men March Group and Others Speak & Step-Out Against Continuing Baltimore Violence Rally takes place in the Western district   One day after the 100th homicide in Baltimore was recorded, ... read more >>
Obama Bans Distribution of Military-Grade Equipment to Local Police
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 28 May 2015
President Obama this week announced steps to demilitarize local police, limiting and outright banning access to certain weapons. The President made the announcement in Camden, N.J., May 18 during remarks ... read more >>
Clean Power Plant Affects Black Quality of Life
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist 28 May 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Cheeraz Gormon received an invitation to lobby in Washington on behalf of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan with environmental legal advocacy nonprofit, Earthjustice, ... read more >>
Rep. Waters Honors the Mothers of Slain Sons
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Event brings together mothers whose sons were slain by police and leaders to address violence in Black community (L-R) Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Lesley ... read more >>
Local Entrepreneurs Pave the Way at Dorsey High School
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Dorsey Students Operate ‘Ruff Dog’ Pop-up Restaurant Larenz Tate with SBE students. (courtesy photo) Last year local franchise owners and partners at PCF Restaurant Management, Edward Barnett ... read more >>
Crenshaw/LAX Line Changing Neighborhoods
Written by Xavier Higgs Contributing Writer 28 May 2015
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Metro Kicks Off New Campaign to Stop Sex Trafficking
Written by Danielle Cralle, Staff Writer 28 May 2015
(courtesy photo) On Friday, May 22 the Los Angeles Metro kicked off its “Don’t Be Silent” campaign aimed at protecting children against human trafficking by bringing together the public and ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
(Simpson Mortuary)  The State of California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has revoked troubled Simpson Family Mortuary in Inglewood after 35 years of funeral and cremation service, effective May 2015. The ... read more >>
Bill Duke’s Dark Girls and Light Girls: Healing Has Begun
Written by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw Contributing Writer 28 May 2015
A Community Conversation  Bill Duke (left) and Los Angeles NBC4's Beverly White (right) discussed Duke's book. (courtesy photo) “There is a beauty business that says God made a mistake.  We’re ... read more >>
The Pioneering Chief Gilbert F. Ivey Retires from Metropolitan Water District after 40 years
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 28 May 2015
(courtesy photo) Gilbert F. Ivey was an aimless 17-year Centennial High School teenager from Compton more than 43 years ago when he was appointed to a trainee position in the Metropolitan Water District’s ... read more >>
CHP Releases Results of Fed Ex Bus Crash Investigation
Written by City News Service 28 May 2015
The California Highway Patrol released the results last week, of an investigation into a fiery crash between a FedEx truck and a bus carrying dozens of Los Angeles-area high school students to Humboldt ... read more >>
A Los Angeles Legacy: Dolphin’s of Hollywood
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 28 May 2015
“What he cared about was music,” said Michael Dolphin about his father John Dolphin, founder and owner of Dolphin’s of Hollywood. Courtesy Photo The life and legacy of John Dolphin and Dolphin’s ... read more >>
In Loving Memory of Gwendolyn Theresa Houlemard
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Gwendolyn Theresa Houlemard June 23, 1932-May 21, 2015 Gwendolyn Theresa Romain was born and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a gentle spirit, a resourceful and brilliant woman of many talents ... read more >>
Wesson unveils plans for South L.A. soccer stadium
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Courtesy Photo On Monday, May 18, Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club, announced its intent to build a new state-of-the-art soccer stadium in South Los Angeles, at the site of the Los ... read more >>
Bass teams up with former foster youth for 4th Annual ‘Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day’
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Los Angeles’ Briana Smith went to Capitol Hill to spend the day with Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif)  for the 4th Annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day." (photo courtesy of Karen Bass’ ... read more >>
Willowbrook to Get New Library and Senior Housing
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas More than 100 units of affordable housing for seniors, an 8,000 square foot library, and an employment center will soon replace a blighted lot on the corner of 118th Street ... read more >>
Judge Postpones Trial Date for Man Charged in `Grim Sleeper' Killings
Written by City News Service 28 May 2015
Lonnie David Franklin Jr. aka “The Grim Sleeper” A judge granted a two-month postponement of the trial of the man charged in the ``Grim Sleeper'' killings of nine women and a teenage girl last Friday. ... read more >>
Memorial Set for Brad Pye III; Tribute to be held on May 30 at New Visions Ministries
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 27 May 2015
A tribute and memorial for Brad Pye III, the son of Black sports pioneer Brad Pye Jr., will be held on Saturday May 30 at 11 a.m. at New Vision Ministries located at 2400 Southwest Dr. in Los Angeles. ... read more >>
Minneapolis officer accused of assault, falsifying reports
Written by Associated Press 23 May 2015
In this March 15, 2007 photo, Minneapolis Police Department Academy graduate Michael Griffin pins his badge onto his uniform during a graduation ceremony in Minneapolis. An indictment Wednesday, May ... read more >>
Flavor Flav arrested in Vegas, suspected of impaired driving
Written by KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, Associated Press 23 May 2015
  This undated booking photo provided by the Clark County Detention Center shows William Drayton Jr. aka Flavor Flav after his arrest in Las Vegas. Authorities say they arrested the entertainer shortly ... read more >>