Census Report Reveals Depth of County Health Crisis
Written by City News Service 16 October 2008
CNS - Nearly one-fourth of Los Angeles County residents lacked health insurance coverage in 2005, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Of the roughly 8.7 million Los Angeles County ... read more >>
Robben Island
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 October 2008
In the annuals of history, there have been numerous inhumane prisons where men have banished other men for crimes and “non-crimes” especially militant, political activities, the latter became ... read more >>
Area Landscape Improvements Included in Improved (CSD) for Baldwin Hills Oil
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 16 October 2008
The ‘Urban Restoration’ project will add innovative landscaping improvements to the proposed CSD for Baldwin Hills oil drilling. The oil and gas mining operations in the area are the largest ... read more >>
Smooth Hype brings hip-hop fitness to Taste of Soul
Written by Super User 14 October 2008
Most people coming to Taste to Soul this Saturday look forward to the food and entertainment first, but there will be plenty of quality vendors to let you know what’s going on in the community.Coming ... read more >>
Who is the real Sarah Palin?
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 October 2008
Governor Sarah Palin has been given the job to lead the frontal assault on Senator Barack Obama and the reason that Senator McCain – who said he would not partake in negative campaigning – ... read more >>
Weak Defense Might Yield Life Sentence for Local Man Who Claims Innocence
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 October 2008
Makeitha Christon’s life hangs in the balance while he awaits a sentence hearing, where it is expected that the 25-year-old resident of Los Angeles will be given a life sentence for a crime that ... read more >>

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OV Smith Honored for Years of Community Service
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 October 2008
OV Smith has been doing good deeds in the Los Angeles areas for many years. This past Saturday she was honored by many guest, including Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Diane Watson, Senator Rod Wright, ... read more >>
Villaraigosa to Make Historic Announcement of African American Job Creation
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 09 October 2008
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the unveiling of his South Los Angeles Plan today will announce that under his administration the City of Los Angeles has over 1200 African Americans working on City of ... read more >>
Next Generation of Political Leaders Discuss Local Politics and Urban Redevelopment Strategies
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 09 October 2008
The Next Generation of Political Leaders addresses the audience at this great event.  From R to L, Event Moderator Robert Cole, Esq. Carson City Council Member Mike Gibson, Compton City Council Member ... read more >>
City Council Calls for Independent Oversight in LAFD
Written by City News Service 09 October 2008
CNS - Two city councilmen called last Friday for a measure to be placed on the March 2009 ballot to hire an independent monitor to oversee the Los Angeles Fire Department. Councilmen Jose Huizar and ... read more >>
Committee Holds Hearing on Gay Marriage
Written by City News Service 09 October 2008
CNS - Proposition 8, which would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to wed, was the topic of a public hearing October 2 in Los Angeles, with supporters maintaining the measure protects children ... read more >>
Sentinel Conducts EXPO Line Q & A (Part II)
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 09 October 2008
PART 2 The Los Angeles Sentinel recently held an editorial board meeting to address many residents’ concerns over the ongoing Expo-Line. Participating at the meeting on behalf of the Expo Line ... read more >>
Norman Whitfield
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 October 2008
 Norman WhitfieldNorman Whitfield was one of the architects of the Motown sound during the 60s and 70’s; he was a talented songwriter, arranger and record producer extraordinaire. He did not ... read more >>
Only One More Presidential Debate
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 October 2008
Now that the second presidential debate is over, there is only one left before the general election and the nation’s economic woes are crying out for solutions. The second debate has come and ... read more >>
Remaining Debate Schedule
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 October 2008
October 7, 2008: Presidential debate in a town hall format, Belmont University, Nashville, TN October 15, 2008: Presidential debate with domestic policy focus, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY Each ... read more >>

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Town Hall on November 2008 California Ballot Initiatives
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 October 2008
Town Hall on  November 2008 California Ballot Initiatives Come out and Learn about the Issues Vital to Our Community                                                                                                         ... read more >>
Congress Approves Historic Bailout Bill
Written by JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and DAVID ESPO , Associated Press Writers 03 October 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the economy on the brink and elections looming, Congress approved an unprecedented $700 billion government bailout of the battered financial industry on Friday and sent it to ... read more >>
OJ Found Guilty
Written by Associated Press 03 October 2008
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- O.J. Simpson, who went from American sports idol to celebrity-in-exile after he was acquitted of murder in 1995, was found guilty Friday of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers ... read more >>
Sudan Desert Gunfight Kills 6 Accused in Abduction
Written by Mohamed Osman, Associated Press 03 October 2008
Eight kidnappers of a group of European tourists and their Egyptian guides led soldiers on a high-speed desert chase Sunday, ending in a firefight that killed all but two of the gunmen, Sudan’s ... read more >>
Congressional Black Caucus’ Issue Forum on the Cherokee Freedmen
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 03 October 2008
Some issues never die when they should have decades or even a century ago. Instead of dying they are kept alive by the power of money and influence peddling in the U.S. Congress. They are kept alive ... read more >>
Blacks, Whites Show Prejudices Along Racial Divide
Written by Ron Fournier and Errin Haines, Associated Press 03 October 2008
The Classic Creations barber shop sits empty, surrounded by drunks and shuttered storefronts just two blocks from the manicured lawns of Grosse Pointe Park. The contrast isn’t lost on LaVar Anthony, ... read more >>
52 Somalis Die after Drifting 18 Days in Boat
Written by Associated Press 03 October 2008
AP - Somali refugees abandoned by smugglers in the dangerous waters of the Gulf of Aden drifted for 18 days, and at least 52 died before the group was rescued off the Yemeni coast, the U.N. said Sunday. ... read more >>
Hundreds Cheer for Obama
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 02 October 2008
Mohammad Mubarak for SentinelCommunity watch the Obama vs McCain debate outside the Los Angeles Sentinel headquarters.They are expected to return for the vice presidential debate By Kenneth Miller, Sentinel ... read more >>
Dawn of a New Day: Gilliam Appointed UCLA Dean
Written by Ra'Kenna Joseph 02 October 2008
  Next week, the UCLA School of Public Affairs will hold a private reception to welcome Dr. Franklin Gilliam, Jr. as its third dean. "I've been involved with the school since its conception ... read more >>
Mayor Embarks on Major Housing Development
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 October 2008
Despite the gloom and doom that is permeating the present economic environment throughout the country, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has embarked on a $5 billion housing project that will lay the foundation ... read more >>