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Noted L.A. civil rights & business leader Celes King succumbs

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On Saturday, March 15, 2014 well known community leader, political insider and businessman Celes King IV passed away. Celes King was a native of Los Angeles but over the recent years split time between his home here in Los Angeles and his “get a way” home in San Diego, CA.  Celes was the son of well known civil rights activist and businessman Celes King III (Celes King Bail Bond Agency).

Lil Wayne says ‘Tha Carter V’ will be last solo LP

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In this Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2014 file photo, singer Lil Wayne watches the Los Angeles Clippers play the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

Detroit Police Chief Tells Homeowners Don’t Wait For Cops – Shoot Thugs

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Detroit Police Chief James Craig is telling homeowners to take the law in their own hands when it comes to thugs. Craig has given homeowners the green light to shoot up the thugs that are breaking into their homes.

Kings Meet Their Goal and Donate $100,000 To Literacy Programs

he Sacramento Kings and their Literacy Partners are elated about reaching their $100,000 goal. The funding will support local reading campaigns. From left to right are Symia Stigler, Sacramento Reads!; Stephanie R. McLemore-Bray, United Way; Phil Horn, Kings VP of tickets sales and service; Rivkah K. Sass; Sacramento Public Library, and Sacramento Office of Education Superintendent David W. Gordon. (OBSERVER Photo By Antonio R. Harvey)

he Sacramento Kings and their Literacy Partners are elated about reaching their $100,000 goal. The funding will support local reading campaigns. From left to right are Symia Stigler, Sacramento Reads!; Stephanie R. McLemore-Bray, United Way; Phil Horn, Kings VP of tickets sales and service; Rivkah K. Sass; Sacramento Public Library, and Sacramento Office of Education Superintendent David W. Gordon.
(OBSERVER Photo By Antonio R. Harvey)

Actress Hargitay backs Detroit rape kit project

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Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy gets a hug from actress Mariska Hargitay during a news conference to discuss progress on the Detroit rape kit initiative at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit on Monday, March 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Romain Blanquart)

For James, Cleveland trip was to support Ilgauskas

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Miami Heat’s LeBron James watches an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James simply wanted to support his friend, so the Miami Heat star found himself back in his old stomping grounds.

Sisters of Nia Host 4th Annual Youth Leadership Conference

Conference_picSACRAMENTO – A local organization is doing its part to equip young people with the tools they need to be leaders–in their families, schools and in their communities. Sisters of Nia, Inc. is now taking registration for its Fourth Annual Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 22 at Sacramento Charter High School. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The conference is open to girls and boys from ages 11-14 and will include guest speakers, workshops and interactive panel discussions.

Darren Sharper returns to court seeking release

 

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Former NFL safety Darren Sharper,leaves a courthouse Feb.14, after his arraignment on rape charges was postponed, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut )

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darren Sharper will return to court on Friday where his attorneys will argue that the former NFL All-Pro safety should be released from a Los Angeles jail.

News Briefs

Registration Open for Wellness Revolution 5K To promote personal health and fitness within the Spelman community, the College is hosting its second annual Wellness Revolution 5K (3.1mile) Run/Walk on Saturday, April 5, 2014.  Individuals interested in participating can pre-register. The Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Spelman and end at the College.  This event, […]

Technology Meets Spelman Art Curriculum In 3-D

As technology and art merge in the Department of Art at Spelman College, students are developing everything from masks to iPhone covers  by using a 3-D printer. “Students can design a 3-D object then explore what can be done with it in the physical space,” said Robert Hamilton, computer graphics lab assistant. Nestled away in […]