Saturday, May 30, 2015
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 >>
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 >>
Holden’s ‘Franchise Bill of Rights’ Scores Big Win in California Assembly Vote (AB 525)
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
  Franchisees in California are one step closer to being treated as the small business owners that they are, and not employees, now that Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill, AB 525, has passed off ... read more >>
Progress on Child Poverty Must Happen this Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
  In response to the Governor’s May Revise, State Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement: “Children should not be forced to live in poverty. The Governor’s ... read more >>
Inglewood Clerk Yvonne Horton Sworn In By Board of Equalization Chair Jerome E. Horton
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2015
Inglewood Clerk Yvonne Horton being sworn in by her husband Jerome E. Horton, Chair of the Board of Equalization while the Bible is being held by their granddaughter, Sahara Kendal Damiana Horton. The ... read more >>
Governor Brown Appoints Gene Hale to International Trade and Investment Advisory Council
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2015
Building on the state’s efforts to help expand international business opportunities for California companies, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently appointed 13 members to the California International ... read more >>
AG Kamala Harris is still a star among Stars
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 21 May 2015
 U.S. Senate Candidate Shines at Convention     There have been moments in American politics such as 2004 when a relatively unknown Illnois Senator Barack Obama delivered the keynote speech at ... read more >>
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Looks to Invest More into Police Dept.
Written by City News Service 18 May 2015
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown  visited  The White House last year to discuss his plans for mandatory body cameras for police and will be returning for a follow-up visit next week. Hawthorne Police Department ... read more >>
Written by Danny Bakewell Jr., Executive Publisher 14 May 2015
Councilman Curren Price is fighting to raise the minimum wage, clean up the streets of Los Angeles and make sure that the 9th District gets all they deserve …… and more   Councilman Curren Price ... read more >>
Congresswomen Waters, Robin Kelly, and Local Activists Discuss HIV/AIDS and the Black Community
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) Participants call for increased funding for Minority AIDS Initiative; greater accountability to ensure funds benefit minority communities On Saturday, May 2, Congresswoman ... read more >>
Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president
Written by STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW, Associated Press 07 May 2015
  This March 8, 2014, file photo shows Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, ... read more >>
Lynch sworn in, Black leaders hope for change
Written by Danielle Cralle, contributing writer 30 April 2015
Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by Loretta Lynch's father Lorenzo Lynch, second from left, and Loretta Lynch's husband Stephen Hargrove, second from right, administers the oath of office to Loretta ... read more >>
Hundreds gather for Rep. Bass' Africa Policy Forum on impact of 2015 elections in Africa
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2015
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif) (L-R) Eric Postel, Dr. Chris Fomunyoh, Omoyele Sowore and Dr. Chris Fomunyoh With 15 African nations scheduled to have national elections this year, 2015 could ... read more >>
Assy. Ridley-Thomas joins colleagues in big push to pass mental health legislative package
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2015
54th District Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas today joined fellow members of the California Assembly and Senate in a bipartisan effort to pass legislation that provide mental and behavioral support ... read more >>
Wesson and Council Salute Arts Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2015
Council President Herb Wesson congratulates Grammy-Nominated artist Aloe Blacc following his remarks at the Los Angeles City Council’s Arts Day ceremonies at City Hall. Wesson was joined by fellow ... read more >>
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Demands Apology; vows to push forward and keep constituents first
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 April 2015
African American Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown has demanded and apology through his lawyer from The Daily Breeze for making numerous false claims that has put the first term mayor’s reputation in jeopardy. The ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Comments on Corinthian Colleges’ Closure
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 April 2015
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued the following statement on the decision by Corinthian Colleges to discontinue its operations after years of fraudulent activity and ongoing state and federal ... read more >>
Wesson Applauds Proud Bird’s New Lease on Life
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
  Council President Herb Wesson (center) cuts the cake celebrating the Proud Bird’s new 20 year lease with (l-r) Mayor Eric Garcetti, John Tallichet, and Councilmember Paul Koretz. Los Angeles City ... read more >>
Bass hails bipartisan introduction of ‘AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015’
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) Africa Subcommittee lead Democrat calls for quick approval of critical Africa trade bill Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa ... read more >>
Holly Mitchell effort to get eye tests for pre-schoolers passes 1st grade
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) Calling for students entering elementary school to get comprehensive eye exams by a physician, optometrist or ophthalmologist, Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los ... read more >>
Assemblyman Mike Gipson and Family Take the CalFresh Food Challenge
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
The Assemblymember highlights the lack of healthy food choices in his district and calls for support for the County of L.A.’s annual collaboration to reach eligible families vulnerable to hunger Assemblymember ... read more >>
Trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote
Written by Erica Werner, Associated Press 23 April 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee within ... read more >>
Jacque Robinson denied in quest for Pasadena Mayor
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 23 April 2015
City of Pasadena Council member Terry Tornek defeated Jacque Robinson Tuesday April 21 in the race to be Pasadena’s first new mayor in 16 years, according to preliminary vote totals. The two City ... read more >>
Compton City Councilmember Janna Zurita in Run-off
Written by kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 23 April 2015
Incumbent feels good about her chances on June 2nd Incumbent Compton District 1 City Councilmember Janna Zurita was forced into a June 2nd runoff Tuesday April 21 by Hispanic candidate Richard Alatorre ... read more >>
Women's Leadership Breakfast
Written by Danielle Cralle 16 April 2015
Assemblymember Mike Gipson (Dem-AD64) and Mrs. Le Cresha Gipson hosted the Women's Leadership Breakfast, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Dollarhide Community Center in Compton, Calif. Honorees included ... read more >>

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Events Calendar

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