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This Week in Black History (Nov. 6 - Nov. 12)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 06 November 2014
(Charlie Sifford) November 6 1928- Oscar DePriest was elected to the 71st Congress from Illinois' First Congressional District in Chicago. He was the first congressman from the Northern part of the ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Sept. 25 - Oct. 1)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Contributing Writer 25 September 2014
(Bessie Smith)   September 25 1861- The Secretary of the Navy authorizes the enlistment of African Americans in the Union Navy. The enlistees could achieve no rank higher than “boys” and receive ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Sept. 18 - Sept. 24)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Contributing Writer 18 September 2014
(Jimi Hendrix) September 18 1850- As part of the Compromise of 1850, U.S. Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Law. It required that all escaped slaves were, upon capture, to be returned to their masters ... read more >>
This Week In Black History (Sept. 11 - Sept. 17)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Contributing Writer 11 September 2014
(Quincy Jones) September 11 1851- African Americans routed a band of slave catchers attempting on enslaving escaped slaves in Christiana, Pennsylvania. One white was killed and one wounded. 1965- ... read more >>
‘Queen of Creole Cuisine’ Leah Chase
Written by Kimberlee Buck Sentinel Intern 18 July 2014
In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, Chef Leah Chase, owner of Dooky Chase’ prepares for lunch at her restaurant in New Orleans. (Associated Press) Creole chef Leah Chase is practically synonymous with ... read more >>
Late Mississippi Civil Rights Hero Clyde Kennard Honored in D.C.
Written by Avis Thomas-Lester Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 26 November 2013
Greeted at Airport. Chicago, Illinois: Clyde Kennard, 35, the first Negro to try to integrate a Mississippi university, is greeted by his sister, Mrs. Sara Tarpley, at O'Hare Airport here early February ... read more >>
The Second District Steps into the Fight Towards a Cure for Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Written by Sentinel News Servicegeneralinfo@lasentinel.net 17 October 2013
Major support for the event was provided by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas.  Cancer activist and star of Emmy award-winning show “Felicity” and “Tyler Perry’s ... read more >>
Adam Clayton Powell & Wyatt Tee Walker
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor)n 29 November 2012
  Adam Clayton     Wyatt Tee Walker      “TWO PASTORS WHO SERVED BEYOND THE FOUR WALLS”     ADAM CLAYTON POWELL, JR.. Civil Rights Leader, Congressman, Baptist Minister When ... read more >>
AMBASSADOR SUSAN RICE
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 22 November 2012
AMBASSADOR SUSAN RICE “The First Black Woman to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations” At present, Susan Rice is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations – she speaks for the U.S. in ... read more >>
“Some who fought for the ‘Right to Vote’- a weekly series counting down to the election”
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 October 2012
 Frederick Douglass     Fannie Lou Hamer, Pleading for the right to vote     For those who think that your vote doesn't count, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “NOTHING IN THE WORLD IS ... read more >>
BUSTAMANTE and MANLEY, the fathers of Jamaica’s independence
Written by Super User 23 August 2012
BUSTAMANTE and MANLEY, the fathers of Jamaica’s independence In honor of the 50th anniversary of the independence of Jamaica (August 6), and being the home of the world’s fastest man. (Usain Bolt).      SIR ... read more >>
A tribute to Black Athletes – past and present
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 August 2012
Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas The Black athletes who won gold medals during the XXX Olympiad in London included – but definitely not limited to – Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas (gymnastics), Serena and ... read more >>
Eula McClaney
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 August 2012
    Eula McClaney, in front of her Holmby Hills estate La-Doris McClaney McClaney's book       EULA MCCLANEY   She went from a sharecropper's shack to a Holmby ... read more >>
Tribute to Independence – Part Four
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 July 2012
Boukman’s voodoo ceremony at Bois Caiman   Alexandre Petion Dutty Boukman TRIBUTE TO INDEPENDENCE – Part four Dutty BOUKMAN and Alexandre PETION “Unsung Heroes of the Haitian Revolution” ... read more >>
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 June 2012
Dr. Kwame NkrumahNkrumah with the Father of the American Civil Rights MovementThe Big Six--Fathers of Africa's independence movements (Osageyfo) Dr. Kwame NkrumahFATHER of Ghana's independence & indeed ... read more >>
Media Pioneers
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 June 2012
William M. Trotter Media Pioneers"They chronicled the Black experience in different ways; print & film"William Monroe Trotter Civil Rights Activist and JournalistSunrise: April 7, 1872--Sunset: April ... read more >>
Inventors and Pioneers
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 31 May 2012
 Inventors and Pioneers Their works have lived on and have shaped our quality of lifeGeorge Washington Carver“The Wizard of Tuskegee”Sunrise: 1864 – Sunset: 1943      George Washington Carver ... read more >>
WILMA (Rudolph) and ALTHEA (Gibson)
Written by Super User 25 May 2012
WILMA (Rudolph) and ALTHEA (Gibson)They paved the way in Track-and-Field and Tennis for Flo-Jo, Jackie Joyner Kersee, and others; and Serena and Venus Williams, and many, many more. WILMA G. RUDOLPH (Sunrise: ... read more >>
Those Who Made a Difference and Are Not Well-Known
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 25 May 2012
“Women and Men who made a difference and are not well-known or remembered”MAGGIE LENA WALKER   Maggie Walker was the first woman to found a bank in the United States. She also established the ... read more >>
Mothers
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 May 2012
Mothers  “They were Mothers to us all”CORETTA SCOTT KING:  When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was felled just before he was to lead a protest march, in Memphis in 1968, his wife Coretta Scott King, ... read more >>
3 Women who have changed society
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 May 2012
aption:Dr. Niara SudarkasaZora Neale HurstonMarian Anderson*** Legends ***By Yussuf J. Simmonds“3 Women who have changed society”Dr. Niara SudarkasaAnthropologist, Scholar, University PresidentShe ... read more >>
Two Men who understood money
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 May 2012
Don H. BardenDr. Andrew F. Brimmer Brimmer being sworn in as President Lyndon Johnson looks on*** Legends *** Two Men who understood money“They blazed a trail in finance for others to follow and learn ... read more >>
“The Sentinel turns 79”
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 April 2012
Colonel Leon Washington, founder and first publisher COLONEL LEON H. WASHINGTON JR. Colonel Leon H. Washington Jr. founded the Sentinel newspaper in 1933 and served as its publisher until 1974.  The ... read more >>
TWO BLACK WOMEN WHO PAVED THE WAY
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 April 2012
Maggie Lena Walker EDITH SPURLOCK SAMPSON*** Legends ***by Yussuf J. SimmondsTWO BLACK WOMEN WHO PAVED THE WAY“They set the tone and blazed the trail for all professional women”MAGGIE LENA WALKER ... read more >>
Legendary Black Business Men
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 12 April 2012
Comer Cottrell Cottrell’s Proline products COMER COTTRELL“A businessman who made a difference” The name “Pro Line” is synonymous with black hair care products.  When it’s mentioned immediately ... read more >>

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Mon May 25 11:00AM -
67th Annual Memorial Day Service
Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash