Two Gang Members Sentenced to Prison For Hate Crime Attack on Black Men
Written by City News Service 25 September 2008
CNS--Two Hispanic gang members convicted of stabbing two Black men in the back in a racially motivated attack in El Monte last year were sentenced last Thursday to lengthy prison terms. Pomona Superior ... read more >>
Teacher Ordered to Stand Trial in Child Porn Possession Case
Written by City News Service 25 September 2008
CNS--A man who taught band at Foshay Learning Center in Los Angeles was ordered to stand trial last Wednesday on two felony counts of possession of material depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct. ... read more >>
LAPD Officer Seeking Up to $4 Million for Alleged Retaliation
Written by City News Service 25 September 2008
By Bill HethermanA Los Angeles police officer who claims he was retaliated against for reporting alleged racial remarks and theft by a sergeant deserves up to $4 million in damages, his attorney told ... read more >>
Compton Fire believed to be Intentional
Written by City News Service 25 September 2008
CNS--A non-injury fire broke out at Dino's Auto and Muffler Shop in Compton early last week and the shop's owner believes it may have been intentionally set, authorities said. Compton firefighters ... read more >>
2008 Farmer’s Angel City Classic - Discover More Than Just A Game!
Written by Meta Williams 25 September 2008
Angel City Classic - Saturday, September 27 at the Los Angeles ColiseumPopular actor, producer and recording artist Nick Cannon gets it. Farmers Insurance Group, McDonald’s and other corporations ... read more >>
Mother Makes Urgent Plea for Return of Missing Daughter
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 September 2008
Father Primary Suspect in Child's Disappearance Racquel Butler has been franticly searching for the whereabouts of her seven-year-old daughter Zaria Marceo, who has been missing since September ... read more >>
New EPMG President Austin Promises More Advertising Opportunities for Black Press
Written by Super User 11 September 2008
The Ethnic Print Media Group (EPMG), which represents more than 1,200 Black, Hispanic and Asian newspapers around the country, have introduced Gabrielle Austin as their new president.Austin brings nearly ... read more >>
Two Southland Labor Leaders Elected to AFSCME’s National Board
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 11 September 2008
AFSCME ELECTS INTERNATIONAL OFFICERS:?Left to right, Ralph Miller, president of AFSCME?Local 685 with vice-president elect and honorees, Lakesha Harrison and Doug Moore.Two of Southern California’s ... read more >>
Warith Deen Mohammed Passes
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 September 2008
He turned the Nation of Islam towards the East and incorporated the fundamentals of Orthodox Islam to his followers. Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, the spiritual leader of the American Muslim Community, ... read more >>
Compton City Council to Call for Investigation of City’s Dealings with Tyrone Freeman
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 September 2008
During the Compton City Council meeting this week, council members called for City Attorney Craig J. Cornwell to continue his investigations into activities that may have long-range implications for ... read more >>

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Local Artist and International Icon Remembered
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 11 September 2008
Internationally renowned sculptor and painter Tina Allen passed away Tuesday, September 9. Her creations have appeared in some of the most prestigious galleries in the United States and abroad. Tina’s ... read more >>
Council Offers Reward in Serial Killer Case
Written by Alice Walton, City News Service 11 September 2008
A $500,000 reward was offered last week for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a serial killer believed to be responsible for at least 11 murders in South Los Angeles between 1985 and ... read more >>
El Camino Students Put on Sexual Assault Alert
Written by City News Service 11 September 2008
CNS - Flyers circulating on the campus of El Camino College urged students this week to take precautions following an attempted sexual assault targeting a young woman. The student was walking alone ... read more >>
City Attorney Seeks Injunction Against Six South L.A. Gangs
Written by City News Service 11 September 2008
CNS - The City Attorney’s Office sought an injunction September 5 that would prevent members of six South Los Angeles gangs from associating in public or possessing weapons and graffiti tools. ... read more >>
LAX Employee Charged with Immigrant Smuggling
Written by City News Service 11 September 2008
CNS - A longtime elevator mechanic at LAX has been charged with smuggling illegal immigrants into the United States by leading them out of the terminal before they were inspected by federal authorities, ... read more >>
Organizers Fight Back
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 September 2008
A Community Organizer enjoys the task of connecting people and politics. Senator Barack Obama comes from a long line of honorable men and women, who devoted their lives for the better of the neighborhoods, ... read more >>
Stevie Wonder Donates $5,000 to Actor Isaiah Washington
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 28 August 2008
‘Reach One Million Campaign’ to Help Children in Sierra Leone On Thursday, August 21, during ‘Stevie Wonder’s Morning Thunder Thousand Dollar Thursday’ radio show, ... read more >>
Police Union Appeals Financial Disclosure Ruling
Written by City News Service 28 August 2008
CNS—The union representing the Los Angeles Police Department’s officers announced last Friday it will appeal a federal judge’s ruling lifting a temporary restraining order that had ... read more >>
Kamala Harris, Attorney General California or United States?
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 28 August 2008
The district attorney of San Francisco is a rising star in the world of progressive politics. Kamala Harris, the district attorney of San Francisco, was one of Senator Barack Obama’s elite team ... read more >>
Play Brings Legacy to New Generation
Written by Ra’Kenna Joseph, Sentinel Intern 28 August 2008
“Even though slavery was abolished in 1865, many southern African Americans remained in debt and servitude until the 1970s,” said Dr. Linda Bannister, producer and co-playwright of Turpentine ... read more >>
Summer Soul Jam – Sun and Fun in Compton
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 21 August 2008
Rickey Minor brilliance elevates Compton concert to another orbitThe City of Compton shall return to normal this week after yet another stunningly spectacular showcase of the annual Summer Soul Jam concert ... read more >>
Residents in Community of Historic Homes Opposed to New Developments
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 August 2008
Residents of the 600 block or E. 52nd Place are fighting developers to save the historic homes in their neighborhood. The Tifal Brothers built the craftsman homes on 52nd Place, between Avalon and McKinley, ... read more >>
Najee Ali gets 4 years in Prison
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 August 2008
Many people are saying that this time the criminal justice system has worked for the community Najee Ali received four years in state prison today for attempted bribery after he pleaded ‘no ... read more >>
Paying for Paul and Patricia
Written by Ra’Kenna Joseph, LA Sentinel Intern 14 August 2008
LA County brings awareness during “child support awareness” month The Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department (CSSD) has created an array of community outreach programs during ... read more >>
Marlton Square
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 August 2008
For years the Marlton Square Shopping Plaza has been an eyesore in the community. With a sale pending, residents hope  that the new owner(s) may be able to revitalize the area. On May 6, the ... read more >>