Boxing Great Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker Dies

July 18, 2019 

By Kenneth D. Miller 

Special to L.A. Watts Times 

 

Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker’s illustrious International Boxing Hall of Fame journey to stardom was launched in Los... Read more...

The Forgotten Legacy of NBA Hall of Famer, Connie Hawkins

July 18, 2019 

By Lapacazo Sandoval 

Contributing Writer 

 

On a bright sunny day in Brooklyn, New York, less than a dozen people turned up to celebrate the life and legacy of NBA Hall of... Read more...

Breast Cancer is the Most Imperative Health Issue Facing African American Women

July 18, 2019 

By Ricki Fairley Vice President 

Sisters Network, Inc. 

 

Though Black women get breast cancer at a slightly lower incidence rate than white women, Black women are 42% more... Read more...

Former NNPA Chairs Talk Yesterday, Today and the Future; Part One in a series, as the NNPA prepares to Celebrate 80 Years as the Voice of Black America

July 18, 2019 

By Stacy M. Brown 

NNPA Newswire Correspondent 

 

The role of chairman of the board in any organization comes with responsibilities that require for the broadest of shoulders.

 

According... Read more...

Community Stands Behind Ralph’s Workers Seeking Living Wage

July 11, 2019 

By Jennifer Bihm 

Contributing Writer 

 

Elected officials, union members and community members July 9, gathered at Ralph’s grocery store in Los Angeles on Western and 7th... Read more...

News

U.S. House Votes to Condemn President Trump’s Use of Social Media to Spread Racist Messages

U.S. House Votes to Condemn President Trump’s Use of Social Media to Spread Racist Messages

July 18, 2019 By Lauren Victoria Burke  NNPA Newswire Contributor    On July 16, the U.S. House voted 240-187 to condemn the racist language of...

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Community

Tree of Life Church Goes Beyond the Walls to Practice Innovative Ministry

Tree of Life Church Goes Beyond the Walls to Practice Innovative Ministry

July 18, 2019  By Cora Jackson-Fossett  Contributing Writer    Ministry takes different shapes at Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church.  Under...

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Sports News

Anthony Davis has Championship Aspirations; Officially Announced an L.A. Laker

Anthony Davis has Championship Aspirations; Officially Announced an L.A. Laker

July 18, 2019  By Jarred Davis  Contributing Writer    Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka introduced its new prized possession in Anthony...

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Arts & Culture

Meek Mill Seeks New Trial, Judge After Decade-Long Probation

Meek Mill Seeks New Trial, Judge After Decade-Long Probation

July 18, 2019  By MARYCLAIRE DALE  Associated Press    Lawyers for Meek Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun...

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