LAPD Hosts Traffic Safety Fair
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 29 August 2007
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will host a Traffic Safety Fair for residents of Southern Los Angeles on September 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Audubon Middle School, located at 4120 ... read more >>
Parolee Charged With 16-Year-Old Girl's Slaying
Written by City News Service 29 August 2007
CNS - A 19-year-old parolee was charged this week with murder in the Aug. 17 shooting death of a 16-year-old girl outside a party in Pasadena. Johnl Dvon Reynolds was arraigned the afternoon of August ... read more >>
Man Slain, Police Asking for Information
Written by City News Service 29 August 2007
CNS - Authorities this week sought public help in tracking down anyone involved in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man in South Los Angeles. Los Angeles resident Eligah Rhaburn was driving his vehicle ... read more >>
Celebrate Labor Day and Support Black Lawyers
Written by Super User 29 August 2007
In honor of Labor Day, it is time to honor those Black professionals who wake up every day, clock in and do their civic duty making a living. And in Black history, few professionals made as great impact ... read more >>
"Don't Spend Where You Can't Work"
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 29 August 2007
L.A. Woman Says She was Denied Employment Because of RaceA Los Angeles woman said she faced blatant discrimination when she went to apply for a job at a Korean-owned fashion boutique on Western Avenue ... read more >>
It's Been a Labor of Love for African American Union Leaders
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 August 2007
African Americans have always struggled for parity in the workplace. In addition to racial tensions, cutbacks in the public and private sectors have undermined the standard of living for those affected. ... read more >>
Firefighter Allowed to Keep Retaliation Claim in Suit Against City
Written by Alice Walton, (CNS) 23 August 2007
CNS - A Los Angeles firefighter who sued the city, claiming colleagues fed him dog food as part of a racially-motivated prank, will be allowed to pursue a retaliation claim as part of his litigation, ... read more >>
The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc. Announces Partnership to Promote HBCUs
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 23 August 2007
The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc. announced that it has formed a five year partnership with Black Education Events, LLC. to celebrate the history and prominence of Historically Black Colleges and ... read more >>
L.A. Councilmembers Host Reparations Town Hall Meeting
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 23 August 2007
Los Angeles councilmembers Bernard Parks, Jan Perry and Herb Wesson recently hosted “A Different Kind of Reparations Town Hall Meeting” at the California African American Museum in Exposition ... read more >>
Activist Hayes Harassed Outside Sentinel Offices
Written by Super User 15 August 2007
The anti-illegal immigration supporter was spit on and verbally harassed by two members of the Black Riders.What started out as a press conference where activist Ted Hayes and others gathered to protest ... read more >>
Inglewood Wall of Transportation Mural Unveiled
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 15 August 2007
The City of Inglewood recently culminated seven years of dedication and effort on the part of a long list of public agencies and concerned Inglewood residents with the unveiling of The History of Transportation ... read more >>
LA Metro Launches Vanpool Program
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 15 August 2007
Commuters save money while regional mobility improvesThe Los Angels County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has joined vanpool leasing agencies, employee transportation groups and TV journalist ... read more >>
L.A. Mayor Responds to Airport Chaos
Written by City News Service 15 August 2007
CNS - Mayor Antonio Villa-raigosa has asked federal officials to take steps to prevent a recurrence of last weekend’s chaos at LAX, where some 20,000 travelers were stranded because of a customs ... read more >>
King/Harbor Tragedy Leaves Many Open Wounds
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 15 August 2007
Medical workers and patients surrounding King Harbor Hospital Monday were closed mouthed about their feelings on the emergency room closure. The front entrance to the building that used to serve as a ... read more >>
King Drew Loses Funding: ER Closure Eminent
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 10 August 2007
Federal regulators made a final decision Friday to pull two hundred million dollars in funding out from under King Harbor hospital leaving one of Los Angeles' most underserved neighborhoods without ... read more >>
Central Avenue Jazz Festival Celebrated 12 Years
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 09 August 2007
Central Avenue, adjacent to the historic Dunbar Hotel, was transformed once again to host the thousands of community members, jazz fans, and entire families who came out to experience the 12th anniversary ... read more >>
Former Police Chief Addresses LAPD Policies
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 09 August 2007
At the recent weekly meeting of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, hosted by community commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Los Angeles City Council member and former police chief Bernard Parks, ... read more >>
Stabbing Victim's Father Accused of Assaulting Police
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 09 August 2007
A Palmdale man who called 911 for his son who was stabbed last month said L.A. County sheriff's deputies who responded to the call mistreated him, prevented his son from getting medical help and ... read more >>
Reparations Town Hall Meeting Attracts 50+ Community Activists
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 19 July 2007
Marking the one year anniversary of a local group’s collaborative meeting to coalesce effort, activities and energy towards reparations for the descendants of African slaves in this country, Rev. ... read more >>
SCLC Office Burglarized
Written by Gregory S. Cleghorne, Sentinel Staff Writer 19 July 2007
Amid portraits of African American icons like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. Dubois, Rosa Parks and the Tuskegee Airmen, the lowest form of socially unconscious, bottom-feeding ... read more >>
Black Woman Among Those Victimized by Catholic Church
Written by Christine Sabathia 19 July 2007
Six hundred-sixty million dollars was the figure that spread from mouth to mouth, reached ear to ear, and caught all eyes. Six hundred-sixty million dollars was the figure that was heard on radio stations, ... read more >>
Racist Stereotype Fuels Outrage in the Black Community
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 July 2007
Last week, the Los Angeles Sentinel, learned that a local restaurant, servicing the residents in South Los Angeles (specifically Watts), was selling a drink labeled with an offensive depiction of Black ... read more >>
"Sho' You Right..." Local Hero Honored In South Central
Written by Gregory S. Cleghorne, Sentinel Staff Writer 12 July 2007
South Central L.A.'s South Park was rededicated as "Barry White South Park Recreational Center" Saturday, July 7 (7-7-7)—after the legendary R&B balladeer— with the help ... read more >>
Fruit Drink Brings Watts to a Boil
Written by Ken Miller & Gregory Cleghorne 12 July 2007
By Kenneth Miller, Sentinel Managing Editor, By Gregory Cleghorne, Sentinel Staff Writer The liquid beverage is sweet and red, but the seal that covers the plastic container has left a sour taste in the ... read more >>
Chris Schauble: NBC4 News Anchor, Community Icon, Family Man
Written by Francis Taylor, Sentinel Staff Writer 05 July 2007
Chris Schauble is the Black news anchor with television good looks and the resonating baritone voice that millions of Los Angeles residents wake-up to each morning as they get up to the minute local, ... read more >>