The Fight for Civil Rights Still Going Strong
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 January 2009
The March on Washington in 1963 ushered in a massive explosion of fundamental changes in the structure of society in America.  Have the gains been sustained? After Dr. Martin Luther King ... read more >>
SCLC Carries Torch with Week-long Events
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 15 January 2009
On the second day of the kick-off of King Week 2009, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the SCLC Dream Foundation sponsored the annual Multi-Faith Prayer ... read more >>
Gang Plan Presented to Supervisors
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
 A much-delayed, proposed countywide plan to deal with gang violence was presented to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The plan's strategy is to bring together regional agencies to suppress ... read more >>
Local Woman Driven to Make Kids Happy During Holidays
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 08 January 2009
Marilyn K. Dorlac's 5th Annual Christmas Annual Toy Drive, and Fundraiser For the Needy Children was huge success It was evident during the recent holiday season that Marilyn Dorlac is someone with ... read more >>
Supporters rally behind Blagojevich pick, Burris
Written by By Rupa Shenoy (Associated Press) 08 January 2009
Just days before a high-stakes showdown in the nation's capital, the man selected to take President-elect Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat sought spiritual and political support on Sunday ... read more >>
'Barack the Magic Negro' CD Stirs Controversy
Written by James Wright (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 08 January 2009
A candidate for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee is drawing fire for distributing a CD to members that features a song called "Barack the Magic Negro." The story broke Dec. ... read more >>
Police Say 'Jena Six' Teen, Mychal Bell, Shot Himself
Written by James Wright (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 08 January 2009
Mychal Bell, a teen convicted in the "Jena Six" beating case shot himself in the chest with a .22 caliber firearm and was taken to a hospital in Monroe, La., on Dec. 29, according to the police.Monroe ... read more >>
Exposition Park Resident Oldest Person in the World
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
As 114-year-old Los Angeles woman is today the oldest person in the world. Gertrude Baines, a resident of a nursing home near Exposition Park, assumed that title when a 115-year-old woman in Portugal died ... read more >>
Six Killings Mark L.A. County's First of New Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
At least six people were killed in Los Angeles County in the first 12 hours of the new year--five shot and one stabbed, police said. Vannaly Tim, 24, and her boyfriend, Sarith Em, 25, were shot outside ... read more >>
SCLC King Week Kicks Off with Town Hall on Racial Profiling
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 January 2009
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of greater Los Angeles kicked off King Week 2009 earlier this week with a town hall forum on LAPD racial profiling, and will end the weeks worth of events ... read more >>
The Obamas Go To Washington
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 08 January 2009
"I choked up a little bit leaving the house today," President elect Barack Obama told reporters earlier this week as he and his family left Chicago to take up residence in the White House. "What ... read more >>
The Ambassadors
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
"They represent(ed) the United States throughout the world" United States ambassadors are high-ranking accredited diplomats who serve as the official representative of the U.S. to foreign ... read more >>
TV News Icon Furnell Chatman Retires After 35 Years
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
He has been the weekend news anchor and a fixture at Channel Four news for three decades; now he is about to make his own news retiring to the Big Easy. Furnell Chatman has made reporting the news ... read more >>
Michigan's 1st Black Mayor Robert Blackwell Succumbs
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
Robert Blackwell, he did it his way "An athlete, scholar, soldier, diplomat, father and first Black Mayor of Highland Park" By all accounts, the city of Highland Park, Michigan is not ... read more >>
The Departed 2008
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 January 2009
"They're gone but their memories still linger on" JANUARY: ERNIE "ARROWHEAD" HOLMES--won two super bowls as anchor of Pittsburgh Steelers. (1/17) FEBRUARY: JOHNNIE CARR--succeeded ... read more >>
Holiday Season, Weak Economy Fuels Rise in Crime
Written by Brandon A. Perry (Special to the NNPA from the Indianapolis Recorder) 01 January 2009
When Lydia Bell and her daughter were at a car wash the day seemed normal. That is, until a neighbor appeared and told Bell police were at her home down the street. When Bell arrived at her residence ... read more >>
Monkey in a Noose is Last Straw for St. Paul's Black Firefighters
Written by Charles Hallman (Special to the NNPA from the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder) 01 January 2009
A stuffed monkey found last August hanging from a noose inside a St. Paul Fire Department service garage on Energy Park Drive is still under investigation, officials say. Based on the department's ... read more >>
New South African Party Draws More Defectors from ANC
Written by Special to the NNPA from GIN 01 January 2009
A veteran anti-racist fighter, the Rev. Allan Boesak, has joined the stream of defectors leaving the ANC Party, once lead by Nelson Mandela, for the Congress of the People - also known as "COPE". ... read more >>
Police Crackdown on Pirated Goods
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
A pre-holiday crackdown on pirated and counterfeit goods in Los Angeles landed 28 people in jail and yielded thousands of pirated jeans, CDs, DVDs and other illegal booty worth more than $2.7 million ... read more >>
New Parking Meters to Increase City's Revenue
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
Electronic parking meters being installed across Los Angeles are expected to bring in an additional $18 million in revenue, it was reported. "For more people it will be seamless--except they ... read more >>
Mervyn M. Dymally Named Director of New Urban Health Institute at CDU
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
Respected Federal, State Legislator to Head one of the University's Health Care Initiatives for Undeserved   Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) has named Merviyn M. Dymally, ... read more >>
MIA Christmas a Big Success
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 January 2009
Children were smiling from ear to ear at the Brotherhood Crusades headquarters as the Mablean Ephriam Foundation and Mothers In Action threw a Christmas party for them. The fun and games included ... read more >>
Oldest American Dies At 112
Written by Associated Press 01 January 2009
George Francis, the nation's oldest man, who lived through both world wars, man's first walk on the moon and the election of the first black president, has died. He was 112. Francis died Saturday ... read more >>
SCLC Kicks Off King/Obama Week
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 January 2009
The celebration of Dr. King’s birthday and Obama’s inauguration is part of SCLC’s New Vision for 2009. The birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated as a national holiday ... read more >>
Black Selected to Fill Obama’s Senate Seat for Now
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 January 2009
Former state attorney general, Roland Burris, was chosen by embattled llinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to fill vacant seat.Amidst controversy stemming from allegations that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich ... read more >>

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