Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Report Finds Police Department Discrepancies after Dorner Investigation
Written by City News Service 20 November 2014
   A Los Angeles Police Department review of its discipline system prompted by the Christopher Dorner rampage found widespread concerns among officers and civilians that the agency discriminates based ... read more >>
City Council Steps Up Efforts to Make South L.A. a Promise Zone
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 November 2014
(The Los Angeles City Council considered backing an effort last week to designate the South Los Angeles area as one of President Barack Obama's ``Promise Zones,'' which would give the area an edge when ... read more >>
Black History This Week
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 20 November 2014
        (Elijah Muhammad) November 20 1962- President John F. Kennedy issued executive order barring racial discrimination in federally financed housing. November 21 1918- Henry B. Delany elected ... read more >>
LAPD appoints Commander William Scott as Deputy Chief
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 20 November 2014
(Commander William Scott hopes to take on his new position with a fresh approach.) LAPD’s Commander William Scott will soon take on the title of deputy chief for the Southwest division. For more than ... read more >>
Local substance abuse program has been fighting for the community for over three decades
Written by Brian W. Carter Staff Writer brian@lasentinel.net 13 November 2014
The Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Program has waged a silent battle that has been effective in educating youth and keeping them from becoming statistics The Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Program ... read more >>
Community Coalition Secures $3 Million Dollars from CDC for South LA Residents
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. Park, located at 39th Street and Western Avenue, is just a small representation of a neighborhood that has seen better days.  But on November 6, there was nothing but smiles ... read more >>
Troubling, Misleading Leaks ‘Inflame’ Volatile Conditions in Ferguson, Mo.
Written by Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 13 November 2014
Months after the killing of Black teen Mike Brown, protests and demands have continued. In Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by White police officer Darren ... read more >>
Black Pollster: ‘Democrats Got their [Butt] Whipped’
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 13 November 2014
Cornell Belcher Even with overwhelming support from Black voters, Democrats still lost control of the United States Senate in the midterm elections and President Barack Obama will have to compromise ... read more >>
Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr Pleased with Judge Rhodes’s Confirmation of City of Detroit’s Plan of Adjustment
Written by RJ Barnhill Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Chronicle 13 November 2014
Kevyn Orr, the Emergency Manager for the City of Detroit (“Detroit” or the“City”), released the following statement following the announcement today that Judge Steven Rhodes of the United States ... read more >>
Board of Supervisors Supports City of LA in Supreme Court Case
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2014
Los Angeles County is backing the city of Los Angeles in its effort to crack down on motels and hotels that are magnets for criminal activity, including child sex trafficking. Recently, the Board of ... read more >>
Wesson Calls for Major Election Reform in LA
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2014
In the aftermath of City elections with an abysmal turnout, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to approve the ordinance that would change the City’s primary and general election date to be held ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Nov. 13 - Nov. 19)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 13 November 2014
(Agbani Darego) November 13 1913- Dr. Daniel Hale Williams became the first African American elected to the American College of Surgeons. Williams was also the first person to perform open-heart surgery. 1940- ... read more >>
Golden State Opportunity
Written by McKenzie Jackson & Simeon Gant, California Black Media 13 November 2014
Assemblymember Autumn Burke  With a record number of members in the statehouse, how will the California Legislative Black Caucus leverage a rare moment in history?   Following midterm elections ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Honors Cedric The Entertainer
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 13 November 2014
Brotherhood Crusade President Charisse Bremond is joined by Award-winning actor, writer, producer and philanthropist Cedric The Entertainer and Brotherhood Crusade Chairman Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. at ... read more >>
Aging Veterans: The Forgotten Heroes
Written by Gregory C. Scott, President & CEO, New Directions for Veterans 13 November 2014
  The need to serve all veterans continues to be a true dynamic, especially here in Los Angeles, we can never ignore. As a nation, we must be veteran-centric, results-oriented, focused, and committed ... read more >>
Feds to Create Wrongful Convictions Unit
Written by Jazelle Hunt, Washington Correspondent 13 November 2014
( U.S. Attorney Ronald_C. Machen,Jr. ) U.S. Attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s ... read more >>
Wesson Calls for Major Election Reform in LA
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2014
  In the aftermath of City elections with an abysmal turnout, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to approve the ordinance that would change the City’s primary and general election date to be ... read more >>
Enrollment for Health Coverage Starts Nov. 15
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2014
Greenlining Institute urges Californians to Learn about their options as Covered California builds on last year’s success Following a successful launch which brought affordable health coverage to 1.1 ... read more >>
Employment Outlook for Black Males Improving
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 13 November 2014
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Last month’s Black unemployment rate (10.9 percent) was more than twice the White unemployment rate (4.8 percent), but when it comes to key measures in the labor market, Blacks ... read more >>
President Obama Makes Historical Nomination of Loretta Lynch
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assisting Managing Editor 13 November 2014
US Attorney Loretta Lynch pauses as she speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, where President Barack Obama announced that he will nominate her to replace ... read more >>
Legislative Black Caucus Increases for First Time in 47 Years
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2014
  SACRAMENTO – The Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) announced recently that for the first time in its 47 year history, they have increased their Caucus to eleven members up ... read more >>
LAUSD Board Member George McKenna Files for Reelection
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 13 November 2014
photos by Valerie Goodloe for Sentinel  Following up on a promise that he made to his supporters during a campaign to replace his late friend Marguerite P. LaMotte, Dr. George McKenna officially ... read more >>
Burke and Gipson Legacy Begins in Assembly
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 11 November 2014
From Left Political pioneer Yvonne B. Burke, daughter and 62nd District Assembly member elect- Autumn Burke and Autumn’s father South Coast Air Quality Management District Chairman Dr. William Burke ... read more >>
BAPAC Hosts 36th Annual Convention & Percy Pinkney’s Retirement from Senator’s Office
Written by Allison Arnold 10 November 2014
Percy Pinkney and Senator Dianne Feinstein Members of the Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) celebrated its most successful year yet, they said, with a milestone 36th Annual ... read more >>
The Concrete Rose: The Welcoming Reception for L.A. Southwest College President, Dr. Linda Rose
Written by Eddie Powell, English Major Los Angeles Southwest College macstar130@gmail.com 10 November 2014
Dr. Linda Rose and Mike Gipson  What happens when you get an elite group of people together who share the same vision? Magic, that’s what. There is a vibe going on at L.A. Southwest College (LASC) ... read more >>

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