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This Week in Black History (November 26)
November 25, 2015
Black History in a daily nutshell. ... read more »
Hampton University to Collaborate with Nigerian Scientists on Water Quality Research
November 25, 2015
The Hampton University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosted professors from Nigerian universities on November 20, who collaborated with HU professors on water quality research. Last week, ... read more »
A Tribute to New Orleans Musical Legend: Allen Toussaint
November 25, 2015
Allen Toussaint was an American musician, pianist, songwriter, arranger, and producer. He was the quintessence of New Orleans music and on Friday, November 20, the city that loved him paid tribute to him. ... read more »
CSUN Celebrates Africana Studies Program Anniversary
November 25, 2015
In October the community at California State University Northridge celebrated the 46th anniversary of its African American Studies Department, giving students and staff the opportunity to meet the new chair, ... read more »
Taxpayers — Beware of Scammers!!
November 25, 2015
California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Chairman and Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Member Jerome E. Horton announces taxpayers should take a few simple steps to keep from being preyed upon by data thieves and cyber criminals. ... read more »
Vassie D. Wright Branch Library Celebrates 100 Years
November 25, 2015
On Tuesday November 10, the Jefferson Park community came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Jefferson Park- Vassie D. Wright Branch Library. The event, ... read more »
Santa Monica Names Kathryn Jeffery as its New President
November 25, 2015
The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday, November 17 to appoint Kathryn E. Jeffery, PhD, as the new superintendent and president of Santa Monica College (SMC). ... read more »
Latosha Guy among Cal State L.A.’s Distinguished Honorees
November 25, 2015
Educator Latosha Guy was among Cal State L.A.’s educators and community leaders being honored at their annual Distinguished Educators Award Dinner held Nov. 13 at the campus’ Golden Eagle Ballroom. ... read more »
Marian Wright Edelman honored with Inaugural James M. Lawson Humanitarian Award
November 25, 2015
The year was 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had just been assassinated and riots had broken out all over the country. Twenty-nine year old Marian Wright Edelman went into schools to talk to children to tell them not to loot and risk their future by getting arrested. ... read more »
Trial Set for Ex-TSA Officer Suspected of Allowing Marijuana to Pass Through LAX Security
November 25, 2015
A former Transportation Security Administration officer faces trial in January for allegedly accepting bribes to allow checked bags filled with marijuana to be cleared through screening checkpoints at Los Angeles International Airport. Deondre Smith, 33, of South Los Angeles, pleaded not guilty on November 19 to charges contained in a two-count indictment alleging conspiracy to distribute marijuana and bribery of a public official, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. U.S. Magistrate Judge Alka Sagar granted Smith's release on $50,000 bail. ... read more »
Reward Offered in Case of Murdered Rapper
November 25, 2015
Authorities announced a $50,000 reward last week for information that helps solve the killing of a rapper known as ``Young B The Future,'' who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles. The crime occurred on Dec. 8, 2014, about 3:40 p.m. in the 300 block of East 118th Street. Brandon Fields, 26, was walking on the street near his home when he was shot. ... read more »
City Dismisses Case Against Freelance Journalist
November 25, 2015
With a trial date set for December 15, today representatives from Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office moved to dismiss misdemeanor criminal charges against freelance journalist Jasmyne Cannick. Cannick, 38, was charged with three counts of resisting a police officer resulting from being arrested on November 26, 2014 during what the Los Angeles Police Department referred to as the Ferguson protests. ... read more »
Leading the Way to Quality Healthcare Access: An Interview with the CEO of the New MLK Community Hospital
November 25, 2015
In July 2015, the new Martin Luther King Jr., Community Hospital opened its doors to much fanfare and to the delight of community members who unanimously agreed that it was well worth the wait. The Los Angeles Sentinel set down with the Chief Executive Officer of MLK, Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, to discuss quality care at the new MLK hospital. ... read more »
The YWCA Greater Los Angeles Host 14th Annual Rhapsody Gala Honors: BET’s Debra L. Lee, LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Toyota’s Tracey Underwood
November 24, 2015
On November 13, 2015, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA-GLA) hosted their 14th annual Rhapsody Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Rhapsody Gala, ... read more »
A Roadmap for Expanding LA County’s Bioscience Industry
November 19, 2015
Supervisors authorized a contract recently between the County’s Community Development Commission (CDC) and the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to craft a strategy that would create thousands of jobs while encouraging scientific innovation. ... read more »
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