Friday, May 22, 2015
Remembering the Million Man March: Reflections on Memory and Mission
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 16 October 2014
There is so much damage done to memory and mission in our lives and to our sense of self by large and small concessions to the constant call to let go and move on regardless of what is lost or left ... read more >>
The Foreclosure Crisis Economic Violence Shatters the 'Dream' for Millions
Written by Martin Luther King III 09 October 2014
  Martin Luther King III    Last year, my family and I were honored to join millions around the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landmark "March on Washington." Beyond the powerful ... read more >>
A Champion for Equal Justice for All - Attorney General Eric Holder Bids Farewell
Written by Marc Morial - President & CEO, National Urban League 09 October 2014
  Recently, as I stood with a group of civil rights leaders and grieving family members at a press conference in Washington, DC to demand a full federal investigation of the police killings of two ... read more >>
Jordan Davis’ Killer to be Jailed for Life
Written by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 09 October 2014
  Dr. Benjamin Chavis      Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle.  ... read more >>
Environmental Education
Written by Monique McGhee, Special to the Sentinel 09 October 2014
  By Monique McGhee University of Southern California- Master’s Program This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Every parent wants the ... read more >>
Ebola: Fight the Disease, not the Victims
Written by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist 09 October 2014
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.  The spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa is a global health emergency. Countries around the world must join together to mobilize the resources, build the isolation ... read more >>
Kawaida, Cultural Nationalism and Struggle: Setting the Revolutionary Record Straight Part II
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 09 October 2014
    Part II. Clearly, Us saw and defined itself as a revolutionary vanguard organization and second to none in its ideology, intention and practice directed toward radical transformation of self, society ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 09 October 2014
Larry Aubry               A compelling question is how Blacks will navigate increasingly hostile political and economic challenges. Many of us are more adept at perpetuating rather than ... read more >>
Violence Against Women and Children is Wrong - No Tolerance, No Excuses
Written by Marc H. Morial 03 October 2014
  "I also understand after meeting with a psychologist that there are other alternative ways of disciplining a child that may be more appropriate." Adrian Peterson    The NFL may have inadvertently ... read more >>
Health Centers Key To Student Success
Written by Mark Ridley-Thomas 03 October 2014
    When former Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest) visited a local high school in my district, he brought more than 900 students to their feet, cheering and clapping ... read more >>
We Need to Talk About Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Written by By Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO The New Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital 03 October 2014
Every October, people lace up their sneakers and walk to support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. In a sea of pink, there are heart wrenching stories of survival, homemade signs in memory of loved ... read more >>
Decriminalizing School Discipline
Written by Marian Wright Edelman 03 October 2014
      The purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children, and to help identify and meet child needs, not make children serve adult convenience, self-interest, and systems. So huge reforms ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 03 October 2014
              Black Americans for Just Immigration (BAJI) issued a media release, August 25, 2014), titled, “Black immigrants and Black Americans Demand End to Police Brutality and Criminalization ... read more >>
Kawaida, Cultural Nationalism and Struggle: Setting the Revolutionary Record Straight
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 03 October 2014
      Part I. As September, the month of celebrating Us’ 49th anniversary draws to an end and there is much talk about developing a national strategy of struggle, it is of no small importance to ... read more >>
The High Cost of Child Poverty in America
Written by By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 25 September 2014
   Just released U.S. Census Bureau data reveal 45.3 million people were poor in America in 2013. One in three of those who are poor is a child. Children remain our poorest age group and children of ... read more >>
Silicon Valley Must Embrace Diversity
Written by By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist 25 September 2014
    While the number of African American, Latino and women consumers of Internet and broadband products and services is rising, their numbers at the major Silicon Valley companies continue to lag way ... read more >>
The CBC – Then and Now
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 25 September 2014
    By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Too often people who have experienced and endured long term oppression and suffering take for granted some of the socioeconomic and political indicators ... read more >>
The Boomerang Generation
Written by Angela Howard 25 September 2014
            One of the most interesting findings of the data recently released by the Census Bureau is that so many recent college graduates live with their parents. Described as “boomerang” ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 25 September 2014
    Outrage over his death emerged throughout the country, people felt unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown was unjustly killed by a Ferguson cop; many believe he was murdered. Despite differing versions, ... read more >>
Thinking Deep About Blackness: Stressing the Serious and Sacred
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 25 September 2014
    In the Sixties and even for a short time afterward, Blackness was conceived and engaged as a very serious and sacred thing. It was serious because it dealt with our identity and our duty derived ... read more >>
The Lessons of Ferguson – Part Three
Written by By Marc H. Morial 18 September 2014
To Be Equal      —  Sherrilyn Ifill, Esq., writing in the National Urban League’s 2014 State of Black America  Less than a year from now, on August 6, 2015, the nation will celebrate the 50th ... read more >>
Diversity Must Become a Business Priority
Written by By Jesse Jackson, Sr. 18 September 2014
          Last week, in a highly choreographed, tightly organized presentation, Apple rolled out the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With the spotlights on and a global audience, Apple paraded ... read more >>
Racism is not a Card Game
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 18 September 2014
    Whenever someone accuses an African American of playing the “race card,” I cringe. Racism  in America is not a card game. There is no such thing as “playing the race card” when it comes ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 18 September 2014
EMPOWERMENT REQUIRES UNACCUSTOMED UNITY                                                                         Even talking about Black unity has fallen out ... read more >>
Righteous and Relentless Struggle: Reflections on the Principle and Practice
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 18 September 2014
Righteous and Relentless Struggle: Reflections on the Principle and Practice Dr. Maulana Karenga   We cannot say it too often, stress it too much and certainly must never downplay in any way the definitive, ... 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