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California legislators stand together to seek justice for Trayvon Martin
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 March 2012
California legislators stand together to seek justice for Trayvon MartinSenator Ted Lieu, Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III, Sen. Leland Yee, Sen. Roderick D. Wright, Assm. Steven Bradford and Assembly ... read more >>
President Obama Appoints Mayor Villaraigosa as Chairman of the Democratic National Convention
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr., Contributing Writer 16 February 2012
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and First Lady Michelle Obama (photo credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images).  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been tapped by President Barack Obama to be the gavel to gavel ... read more >>
Rep. Waters, right for the House Financial Services Committee
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 January 2012
Rep. Maxine Waters, senior member on the House Banking Committee As the senior Democrat on the committee, Rep. Maxine Waters has the seniority, knowledge and experience to succeed the retiring Rep. Barney ... read more >>
The State of the Union 2012
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 January 2012
PRESIDENT OBAMA AT THE STATE-OF-THE -UNION The President laid out a "Blueprint for an America built to last." Despite the apparent confusion among the GOP, he is pushing forward.  Last Tuesday, President ... read more >>
The Empowerment Congress
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 January 2012
Rev. Al Sharpton and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas at the Empowerment Congress Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas marked the 20th annual Empowerment Congress and laid out its accomplishments, goals and objectives ... read more >>
Karen Bass kicked off re-election campaign
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 18 January 2012
Rep. Karen Bass As re-districting has re-drawn her district, Bass is now gearing up to run for the new 37th Congressional district Rep. Karen Bass has just kicked off her re-election campaign. Now in the ... read more >>
The race for the White House continues
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 January 2012
The White House, the place where the candidates are trying to move into. Moving onto New Hampshire and beyond President Barack Obama just launched his 2012 campaign, and folks in New Hampshire are already ... read more >>
Wesson Takes the Helm of L.A. City Council
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 January 2012
Herb Wesson takes charge as first Black president of the Los Angeles City CouncilWESSON TAKES HELM OF LA CITY COUNCILAs a political pioneer in the state legislature, as the second Black assembly speaker, ... read more >>
The Senate says 'Yes'; the House: 'No'
Written by Associated Press 23 December 2011
It's a stalemate; the House GOP rejects 2-month payroll tax cut.WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Tuesday rejected legislation to extend a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for two months, drawing a swift ... read more >>
JACKSON VOTES IN FAVOR OF THE OMNIBUS BILL
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2011
JACKSON VOTES IN FAVOR OF THE OMNIBUS BILL Today Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL-2) voted "For" the Omnibus Appropriations bill.  The Bill passed with a vote of 296-to-121 with Democrats casting ... read more >>
BOXER STATEMENT ON PAYROLL TAX CUT AND BUDGET VOTES
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2011
BOXER STATEMENT ON PAYROLL TAX CUT AND BUDGET VOTESWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today issued the following statement after ... read more >>
Cain is not "ABLE"
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 08 December 2011
Herman Cain, bowing (waving) out ... his last 'hurrah'.--Photo Credit: David Tulis The Cain train has been derailed ... dead in its tracks; he's 'bloody and un-bowed' With his wife Gloria by his side, ... read more >>
Wesson--President of L.A. City Council
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 November 2011
Leadership is not new to Councilman Herb Wesson; previously, he led the State Assembly and this move will become natural for him. The skills that Councilman Herb Wesson exhibited as an assemblyman was ... read more >>
Carson Councilmember Gipson Announces Key Endorsements
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 October 2011
 Carson City Councilmember Mike Gipson Announces Key Endorsements In Campaign for Assembly District 64 CARSON, CA– Local Carson City Councilmember Mike Gipson has picked up major endorsements of two ... read more >>
JAN PERRY ENDORSES REGINALD JONES-SAWYER FOR STATE ASSEMBLY
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 October 2011
 Jones-Sawyer Secures Major Endorsement Shortly After Announcing his Candidacy LOS ANGELES, CA— Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry announced her endorsement today of Secretary of the California ... read more >>
Dr. King Would Have Occupied Wall Street
Written by Cameron Turner 20 October 2011
“The problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together. These are the triple evils that are interrelated.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.As the ... read more >>
Raising Cain
Written by Associated Press 20 October 2011
Herman CainSome polls have Republican contender leading the pack, but is that lead sustainable?LAS VEGAS (AP) - Republican presidential contenders attacked upstart Herman Cain's economic plan forcefully ... read more >>
Former County Supervisor, Yvonne Burke, Endorses Jan Perry for Mayor of Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 October 2011
Former County Supervisor, Yvonne BurkeCouncilmember Jan PerryFormer County Supervisor, Yvonne Burke, Endorses Jan Perry for Mayor of Los AngelesJan Perry today received the endorsement of former County ... read more >>
South Gate & Lynwood Leaders Rally Behind Isadore Hall Congress
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 September 2011
Compton, CA:  Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced the endorsement of South Gate Mayor Maria Davila today.  Mayor Davila joins a growing list of supporters from the Gateway Cities that includes former ... read more >>
San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chair Endorses Assembly Candidate Cheryl Brown
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 September 2011
 San Bernardino, Ca - In her run for the newly-created 47th Assembly District, long-time local business owner and community leader Cheryl Brown has received support from Josie Gonzales, Chair of the San ... read more >>
Dems Clyburn and Becerra Only Minorities on Debt Committee
Written by Special from the AFRO-American Newspapers 26 August 2011
Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif)Dems Clyburn and Becerra Only Minorities on Debt Committee Republicans Have No Minority or Woman Appointees-All White Males Special from the AFRO-American ... read more >>
The race is on for L.A. city council district seat 15!
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) & Tasia Smith (Intern) 26 August 2011
Assemblyman Warren FurutaniRobert "Bob" Farrell Justin Brimmer (4) CD-15 Map (FOR THE JUMP, IF SPACE PERMITS)The race is on for L.A. city council district seat 15!With the port of San Pedro as a magnet ... read more >>
CBC Stands up for jobs in the Black community nationally
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 August 2011
CBC Stands up for jobs in the Black community nationallyChairman of the CBC, Emanuel Cleaver Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35) Chair of Jobs Initiative Rep. Laura Richardson (CA-37) Rep. Karen Bass (CA - 33) ... read more >>
Obama criticizes GOP presidential field
Written by Associated Press 18 August 2011
President Obama in campaign mode After taking a lot of heat from both sides, the President is revving up into campaign made to strike back President Barack Obama launched a rare direct attack Monday on ... read more >>
Is criticism of President Obama by Blacks a betrayal?
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 August 2011
Tavis Smiley and Professor Cornel West Professor Cornel West and talk show host Tavis Smiley do seem to think so; they have embarked on a nationwide tour to showcase what they see as Obama not doing enough ... read more >>

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