Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Partners with MC Lyte on Groundbreaking New Book
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
Civil Rights Leader Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. and Hip Hop Icon MC Lyte have joined forces with the penning of FUSION: Bridging the Gap Between Civil Rights and Hip Hop (www.fusionthemovement.com),  ... read more >>
Yvonne Horton, Inglewood City Clerk’s Reelection Campaign Gains Momentum
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
Yvonne Horton Yvonne Horton, who has served as the Inglewood City Clerk for the past 12 years, recently announced her reelection campaign and independent, assertive, and persuasive women, as well as ... read more >>
Roy Evans Remembered as a Community Advocate
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1931, Roy Evans was raised by his mother, grandmother and Aunt Mariah. His father, William Evans, died when he was 5 months old.  A rebellious youth and runaway, Roy found ... read more >>
Kamala Harris Announces to Sentinel: ‘I am running for the U.S. Senate’
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. Executive Editor 15 January 2015
In an exclusive interview with The Los Angeles Sentinel, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Tuesday Jan. 13 that she would run for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat. The current California ... read more >>
A New King for South L.A.
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 15 January 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital Prepares for Reopening     The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital is set to reopen in late spring for South LA residents. (courtesy MLKCH)  After rebuilding ... read more >>
Condolences pour in, services announced celebrating legacy of Andraé Crouch
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett, Sentinel Religion Editor 15 January 2015
As condolences pour in from across the nation about the passing of gospel music legend, Andraé Crouch, many in Los Angeles’ faith community added reflections on his legacy as well.  Crouch passed ... read more >>
Inglewood Celebrates the Life and Accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
On Monday, Jan.19, the City of Inglewood will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. This year’s memorial of Dr. King’s legacy will be extremely significant as it is Inglewood’s ... read more >>
Council President Wesson to Serve as Grand Marshall 30th Annual ‘Kingdom Day Parade’ set for Monday Jan. 19
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
(Council President Herb Wesson will serve as the Grand Marshall of the 30th anniversary Kingdom Day Parade on Monday Jan. 19 beginning at 11a.m. on King Blvd./File Photo) Council President Herb Wesson ... read more >>
GO METRO TO THE 30th ANNUAL KINGDOM DAY PARADE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 19
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
  (Metro entry to parade will be replica of the Rosa Park bus in honor of the 60th anniversary of her historic stand.) L.A. Metro will be joining the communities of south L.A. to celebrate Martin Luther ... read more >>
A Change Is Going to Come
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 15 January 2015
Roland Martin says current protests will be the predecessor to change. (Courtesy of Roland Martin) Host of “NewsOne Now” on TV One, Roland Martin isn’t shy about his feelings pertaining to the ... read more >>
2,000 civilians killed in Nigeria by Boko Haram
Written by Associated Press 15 January 2015
File photo from 2013, shows burnt buildings in Baga after a standoff between Boko Haram militants and Joint Task Force.  Amnesty International called Boko Haram’s recent attacks “the “deadliest ... read more >>
Adult acting classes resume at William Grant Still Arts Center
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 14 January 2015
For over 37 years the center has offered affordable theatre, dance and crafting classes as well as art exhibitions  for the community. William Grant Still Arts Center (WGSAC) resumes its Adult Acting ... read more >>
Century Boulevard Westbound Lanes Near LAX to be Closed for Five Nights in January
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 January 2015
Westbound lanes on Century Boulevard, between Aviation Boulevard and Bellanca Avenue near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weeknights, Jan. 19 through ... read more >>
2014 Sunsets
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 04 January 2015
January James Avery Georgia B. Mack Etta Seamster-McMahan Ella Mae Earnest Melvin Jones Leola Sudduth Kennedy John Robert Ramsey February Chokwe Lumumba Dr. Ophelia DeVore (Mitchell) Betty ... read more >>
LA Renaissance
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 02 January 2015
Sunday, December 28, at Studio 11 in Mid City, Creative Director/Producer Jason Sneed and Executive Producer/Event Designer Courtney Grace curated the third installment of the LA Renaissance. The event ... read more >>
The New Movement
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Nicole Williams and Brian Carter, Staff Writers 01 January 2015
A protestor holds up a sign that reads, “This is Not a TV Show. The Living Black is The Walking Dead.” (Photo By: Nicole Williams) A new generation of activists emerge around the nation in response ... read more >>
Hollywood Unveiled
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 01 January 2015
A recent Sony Pictures cyber attack brought to light the hidden racial suppositions of studio executives     (Associated Press Photo) It’s becoming extremely difficult to sweep all the dirt happening ... read more >>
African-American Doctors Join Efforts to Enroll Californians in Health Insurance
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2015
From left to right: Dr. Patrick Dowling, Dr. Raven Copeland, Kimeko Campbell and Dr. Michelle Bholat support Covered California health insurance for those who may seek assistance financially. (courtesy ... read more >>
Black Male Achievement Is Best Response to Issues of Black Males in America
Written by Phillip Jackson, Contributing Writer 01 January 2015
Black Male Achievement is the much-needed, missing and best response to the issues of Black men and boys in America.       Men from Morehouse College (courtesy photo) At the exact same moment that ... read more >>
Autopsy Shows Los Angeles Police Shot Man 3 Times
Written by Tami Abdollah, Associated Press 01 January 2015
(Photo courtesy of family) A 25-year-old black man killed in a fight with Los Angeles police was shot three times in his right side, right arm and back, an autopsy report released Monday states. The ... read more >>
Big, Fat and Undesirable
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 01 January 2015
Why prototypes of plus size women in Hollywood films remain stereotypical Aliyah Cherrisse is a plus size model based in New York and believes a new movement of beauty is on the rise. (Courtesy of Aliyah ... read more >>
Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2015
This booking photo released by the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office shows Marcus Hubbard. Hubbard, who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition, is jailed while facing a gun possession charge ... read more >>
38th KwanZaa Gwaride Opens the 49th Year of KwanZaa
Written by RW Akile, Contributing Writer 26 December 2014
The Gwaride weaves the traditional and the contemporary reality of life in Los Angeles     One of the many Kwanzaa celebrations taking place locally will be the 38th Annual Kwanzaa Gwaride, which ... read more >>
Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms
Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press 25 December 2014
In this Dec. 17, 2014 pool photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington to announce the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (December 25-31)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 25 December 2014
(Bo Diddley) December 25 1951- Christmas evening a bomb blast by the Ku Klux Klan killed Florida’s NAACP President Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette. Harry was a civil rights pioneer who was ... read more >>