The New Yorker and Old Racism
Written by Eric Lee 17 July 2008
On the front cover of the latest issue of the New Yorker Magazine, America’s first African American presidential nominee from a major political party is satirically caricatured as a Muslim “fist ... read more >>
Motorists Still Chatting Away Despite New Law
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 July 2008
It appears that the new restrictions on cell phone usage while driving has only taken effect when a police officer is around. When there is not a police officer in sight many Los Angeles residents ... read more >>
Gang Program Receives $200,000
Written by City News Service 17 July 2008
CNS - Legacy L.A., a nonprofit organization that provides youth development services in the Boyle Heights community, received $200,000 in funding from the California Endowment, a Los Angeles city ... read more >>
Council Approves Funding for Olympic-Pico Environmental Study
Written by Alice Walton, CNS 17 July 2008
CNS - The Los Angeles City Council allocated $500,000 July 9, for a report detailing the potential environmental impacts of a plan to convert parts of Olympic and Pico boulevards into one-way streets. ... read more >>
Board to Approve $10,000 Reward in Beating Death of 60-year-old Man
Written by City News Service 17 July 2008
Burke Commits $331,000 to Increase Patrols at Second District Park Pools CNS - Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke on Tuesday, July 15, asked the Board of Supervisors to approve a $10,000 reward for information ... read more >>
New Vegan Restaurant Opens in Inglewood
Written by Myra Blackburn, Sentinel Intern 17 July 2008
The Stuff I Eat  restaurant is only two weeks old, but they promise their vegan recipes “will make you regret that you ever tasted any animal products.” This restaurant, located ... read more >>
Community Outraged Over New Yorker
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 17 July 2008
Black Leaders Call for Boycott of New Yorker Magazine. Offensive ‘satire’ outrages community Eighth District Council-member Bernard Parks held a press conference Tuesday, calling for a boycott ... read more >>
Obama Hammers Home Message to NAACP
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 17 July 2008
In front of a standing-room only crowd at the annual NAACP convention on Monday, July 14, Senator Barack Obama reaffirmed his message of Black people taking more responsibility for their actions as well ... read more >>
A Message from California State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 15 July 2008
Last week, I attended a terrific Democratic Unity barbeque, where I recorded a short video message for you about what I think is at stake in this election. Please take a minute to watch it.Sincerely, ... read more >>
Douglas Dollarhide Dies
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 July 2008
Muhammad Mubarak for SentinelOfficers posted on each side of Dollarhide lying in state. First Black mayor of Compton brought many changes to city The city of Compton is continuing to pay tribute to ... read more >>
Granholm, Kilpatrick Showdown Soon?
Written by Patrick Keating, Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle 10 July 2008
Michigan compiled law (MCL) 168.327 reads, in part, “The governor shall remove all city officers chosen by the electors of a city or any ward or voting district of a city, when the governor is ... read more >>
U. S. May Expand Security Role in Oil-Rich Nigeria
Written by Special to the NNPA from GIN 10 July 2008
Nigerian government officials are welcoming a wider U.S. role in the oil-rich Niger Delta where members of an insurgent group have attacked oil flow stations and staged kidnappings in an effort to ... read more >>

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Governor Signs Bill Requiring Notaries to Verify Identification
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 10 July 2008
Assemblyman Mike Davis announced Tuesday that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed AB 2452 (Davis) which addresses criminal and negligent behavior by notaries public that contribute to the problem ... read more >>
Oil Prices Drop But is it Temporary?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 July 2008
Gas prices are still high, but hope could be on the horizon... if we are lucky. Oil prices fell more than $9 a barrel after July 4th weekend, down to $136 a barrel. Iran’s president downplayed ... read more >>
L.A. Sergeant files Lawsuit for Religious Discrimination
Written by City News Service 10 July 2008
CNS - An LAPD sergeant says in a lawsuit filed against the city and the Los Angeles Police Department that the department engaged in religious discrimination by disciplining him for off-duty remarks ... read more >>
Written by City News Service 10 July 2008
Black Lawyer Appointed to City’s Ethics Commission CNS - An attorney who is employed by Los Angeles County and is past president of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles was unanimously ... read more >>
Lynwood Domestic Violence Shelter Closed
Written by City News Service 10 July 2008
CNS—The problems at the Peace & Joy battered women’s shelter in Lynwood built up over several months, the Daily Breeze reported last week. Clients complained that the staff was abusive, ... read more >>
Reader Shares Memories of Former Publisher Ruth Washington
Written by Super User 10 July 2008
As the Sentinel celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, one reader chose to share her personal recollections of her friendship with former publisher Ruth Washington.During Washington’s 13-year tenure ... read more >>
Southland Heat Wave Sparks Health Department Warnings
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 10 July 2008
National Weather Service officials reported up to triple digits in an ongoing Southland heat wave and are warning residents to protect themselves against heat related illnesses. Staying in air conditioned ... read more >>
Detectives Looking for Suspect in Compton Shooting
Written by City News Service 10 July 2008
CNS - Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting death in Compton, a sheriff’s deputy said. The shooting occurred in the 400 block of South Cliveden Avenue, near Compton/Woodley Airport, about ... read more >>
Richard G. Hatcher
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 July 2008
 Mayor Richard G. HatcherAfter the Civil Rights Era of the 1960’s, the historic March on Washington and the passing of some sweeping civil rights laws, several Black mayors of major cities—especially ... read more >>
Eric Brown Joins the Office of Councilwoman Janice Hahn
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 10 July 2008
Councilwoman Janice Hahn is pleased to announce that Eric Brown, a former deputy mayor in the administration of Mayor Jim Hahn, has joined her office as deputy chief of staff. Brown will lead the Councilwoman’s ... read more >>
The Senator Continues to Lead His Unconventional Campaign on a Focused March to the Presidency
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 July 2008
In-keeping with the “unconventional-ness” of his campaign, Senator Barack Obama has scheduled an open-air event at Investco Field, in Denver, Colorado, next month where he will accept the ... read more >>
Inglewood Mayor Dorn Vows to Fight Charges
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 July 2008
Potential replacements wait in wings Seventy-two year old Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn remains free this week and has vowed that he would fight criminal charges that threaten his political future ... read more >>
Minister Tony Muhammad Wins $140,000 Settlement
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 July 2008
Minister Tony Muhammad could sit back and relax after he won a settlement for $140,000 against the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) after being assaulted in 2005, but he does not appear to be ready ... read more >>