Divisions Run Deep in LAUSD School Plan
Written by Kenneth Miller (Managing Editor) 27 August 2009
Students and parents hold protest sign in support of new choiceschool reform at LAUSD board meeting in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday,August 24. Divisions Run Deep in New Choice School Plan'Status ... read more >>
Sidney Poitier
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 27 August 2009
Sidney PoitierMr. & Mrs. Poitier (Joanna Shimkus Poitier & Sidney Poitier)The elegant Sidney PoitierPresident Barack Obama and Sidney PoitierSIDNEY POITIER"The first Black man to win an Academy ... read more >>
African Slave Castles
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Assistant Managing Editor) 27 August 2009
Cape Coast Castle, GhanaDown Inside the Slave CastlePacked Like Sardines in a CanIn the DungeonsThe West Coast of AfricaAFRICA'S SLAVE CASTLES"They were the last place a slave would 'reside' before going ... read more >>
Annual Back to School Event
Written by Francis Taylor (Staff Writer) 27 August 2009
(L-R) Charisse Bremond, Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Isadore Hall, Sentinel Publisher Danny Bakewell Sr., Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Mrs. Lillian Mobley, Brian White and Brenda Marsh-Mitchell.Photo Credit: ... read more >>
Aaron S. Williams Sworn in as Peace Corps Director
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 August 2009
Aaron S. Williams was sworn in Monday as the eighteenth Director of the Peace Corps. Director Williams was nominated by President Obama on July 14 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 7. Aaron ... read more >>
Mayor Villaraigosa, Community Leaders Endorse School Choice Motion
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 August 2009
MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA, COMMUNITY LEADERS STAND TOGETHER TO ENDORSE SCHOOL CHOICE MOTION Encourages School Board to Pass Motion to Implement Reform in Los Angeles' Public Schools LOS ANGELES - Mayor Antonio ... read more >>
SCLC’s Rev. Lee and Mayor Villaraigosa Strike Agreement
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 August 2009
SCLC’s Rev. Lee and Mayor Villaraigosa Strike Agreement From the beginning, the LAUSD Resolution co-authored by Board President Monica Garcia and Board Members Yolie-Flores-Aguilar and Dr. Richard ... read more >>
Elected Officials Celebrate Construction Progress on Expo Line Project
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 August 2009
Haywood Galbreath PhotoCouncilman Herb Wesson speaks to the crowd about construction progress as Expo Line Board Members look on. ELECTED OFFICIALS JOINED IN CELEBRATION OF CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS ON THE ... read more >>
One-on-One With Captain Diane Walker
Written by Sentinel Staff Interview 27 August 2009
Captain Diane WalkerOne-On-One With Captain Diane Walker L.A. County Sheriffs 1st African American Female Captain, Compton StationBy Sentinel Staff ReportLieutenant Diane Walker made history on August ... read more >>
"Mother" Mary Henry Laid to Rest
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Assistant Managing Editor) 27 August 2009
 "Mother" Mary Henry 1926 - 2009 "Mother" Mary Henry Laid to RestThe Homecoming to "Mother" Mary Henry was called "A Celebration of A Legend" and the final tribute to this community icon dignified ... read more >>
Democratic Icon Ted Kennedy Dies
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Assistant Managing Editor) 27 August 2009
Senator Ted Kennedy Senator Edward Kennedy Dies!He was the patriarch of the Kennedy family and an icon of the Democratic Party and the U.S. SenateBy Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Assistant Managing Editor He ... read more >>
Brown Forces CashCall Inc. to End Illegal and Abusive Debt Collection Practices
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 August 2009
Brown Forces CashCall Inc. to End Illegal and Abusive Debt Collection PracticesSentinel Wire ServicesAttorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. forced CashCall, Inc., an Anaheim-based fast-money lender, to stop ... read more >>
Ricky Ross' Homecoming!!
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 August 2009
Ricky Ross' Homecoming!!South Central's neighborhood native son, Ricky Ross, is coming home. In celebration, Ross is planning a free neighborhood celebration and giveaway in South Central L.A.The day will ... read more >>
Mayor Oppose Early Prisoner Release
Written by Christina Villacorte 27 August 2009
Mayor Oppose Early Prisoner Release By Christina Villacorte City News ServiceMayor Antonio Villaraigosa and police Chief William Bratton Tuesday opposed a proposal in the Legislature to release about 37,000 ... read more >>
Parking Tickets Fine Increase
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 August 2009
Parking Tickets Fine IncreaseCNS--Parking fines in unincorporated county areas will be going up as much as $25 in some instances, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors decided today.Citing higher ... read more >>
Gang Crime Crackdown
Written by Christina Villacorte 27 August 2009
Gang Crime CrackdownBy Christina VillacorteCity News ServicePrompted by a spike in gang crime in central and south Los Angeles in recent weeks, police and city officials today announced plans to unleash ... read more >>
Gang Injunction
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 August 2009
Gang InjunctionCNS--A judge approved a first-of-its-kind preliminary injunction creating a 1.4 square-mile gang-free zone around Fremont High School, state Attorney General Jerry Brown announced today.The ... read more >>
Local Foster Care Agencies Honor Students
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 August 2009
Local Foster Care Agencies Honor Students The Zenith Foster Family Agency and The United Care Foster Agency of Los Angeles held their 5th Annual Graduation Celebration at the Courtyard by Marriott to ... read more >>
Counterfeit Electronics Seized
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 August 2009
Counterfeit Electronics SeizedCNS--Federal agents at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex seized a large shipment of counterfeit electronic items from China, officials announced Tuesday.The shipment ... read more >>
President Obama's Remarks at the Medal of Freedom Ceremony
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 August 2009
President Barack Obama and Reverend Joseph LoweryPresident Barack Obama and Sidney PoitierPresident Barack Obama and Bishop Desmond TutuPhoto Credits: Rickey Brown for SentinelRickey Brown for SentinelREMARKS ... read more >>
Then a Hero Comes Along: GCEP Welcomes Allen & Crew
Written by Kenneth Miller (Managing Editor) 20 August 2009
                                    The Greater Crenshaw Educational Partnership (GCEP).Then A Hero ... read more >>
Back to School Festival Set for Sports Arena
Written by Kenneth Miller (Managing Editor) 20 August 2009
              Record attendance is anticipated for the 11th Annual Back to School Festival Saturday, August 22 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.Back to School Festival ... read more >>
Following the Consent Decree
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Assistant Managing Editor) 20 August 2009
  Nat TrivesChief William BrattonFollowing the Consent DecreeIt has been hailed a milestone in reforming the LAPD, but is it? Some in the Black community are raising valid questions about the soundness ... read more >>
Rumors and Misinformation Dominate Discussion Over Health Care
Written by Xavier Higgs (Contributing Writer) 20 August 2009
Crowds express their opinion of the President's health carereform proposal. - Photo Credit: Xavier Higgs for SentinelRumors and Misinformation Dominate Discussion Over Health Care ReformBy Xavier HiggsSentinel ... read more >>
Iris Johnson-Bright Makers Her Transition
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 August 2009
Iris Johnson-BrightIris Johnson-Bright makes her transitionLegal Community Activist Social Justice Advocate?Longtime legal community activist and social justice advocate Iris Johnson-Bright, Esq. made ... read more >>