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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 >>
Hall goes to Washington
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 August 2011
Congressional candidate Isadore Hall and Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) In viewing Assemblymember Isadore Hall’s website, it beckons his constituents to call if they have a problem.  So it is no wonder ... read more >>
Mayoral Election Committee raises funds
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 August 2011
 The Jan Perry Mayoral Election Committee has reached the $660,000 mark with eligible matching funds."I am honored to have found such great support for my candidacy. My record of delivering on key services ... read more >>
Boxer Statement on Agreement to End FAA Shutdown and Put 74,000 Americans Back to Work
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 August 2011
Boxer Statement on Agreement to End FAA Shutdown and Put 74,000 Americans Back to Work  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today made the following statement after an agreement was ... read more >>
Boxer, Roybal – Allard Introduce Communities of Color Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Act
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 August 2011
 Boxer, Roybal – Allard Introduce Communities of Color Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Act  Senate and House Legislation Seeks to Combat Rise in Teenage Pregnancy in Minority Communities Washington, ... read more >>
Open Letter to House Speaker John Boehner
Written by Blair H. Taylor 30 July 2011
Blair H. TaylorJuly 25, 2011Dear Mr. Boehner:I listened intently to your speech and the speech of  the President tonight.  I must say, I am saddened and even stunned by the approaches you are pursuing ... read more >>
Representative Janice Hahn sworn in
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 21 July 2011
Representative Janice Hahn of California's 36th Congressional DistrictAs the newly elected member of congress for the 36th district, Hahn will be back on the campaign trail in 2012, since she is only finishing ... read more >>
Assemblymember Isadore Hall Announces Endorsements from Local Elected Leaders
Written by Super User 18 July 2011
Assemblymember Isadore Hall Announces Endorsements from Local Elected Leaders Compton, California – California State Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced a wide range of endorsements today for his campaign ... read more >>
Boxer Praises Assistance for Homeless Veterans
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 July 2011
BOXER PRAISES $10.5 MILLION IN HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR HOMELESS VETERANS IN CALIFORNIANew Grants Will Help Veterans Access Affordable Housing, Job Training, Education and Other ServicesWashington, D.C. ... read more >>
Is Redistricting a Step Backwards for Blacks?
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 July 2011
Proposed district map When the law was passed mandating that redistricting was to be done by the voters instead of the legislators, it seemed like a great thing, but now .....By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel ... read more >>
Dr. Willie O. Jones Sworn in
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2011
July 5, 2011-4th District Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones was sworn in today to his first four year term. Councilman Jones was sworn in approximately 2 1/2 years prior upon winning a special election to ... read more >>
California Redistricting Commission Considers Gutting African – American Political Stronghold
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 July 2011
Visualization of proposed district map The Fourth of July holiday weekend, when Americans were taking the time to celebrate democracy, the California Redistricting Commission (CRC) was considering a move ... read more >>
Attorney General Harris Speaks on the State Budget
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 July 2011
The proposed $71 million cut will cripple California's statewide anti-gang and drug trafficking operations. Our Division of Law Enforcement leads 50 task forces across the state that target criminal gangs ... read more >>
Parks Sworn – in for 3rd Term as Eighth District Councilmember
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 July 2011
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks took the oath of office for his third and final term on the Los Angeles City Council. City Clerk June Lagmay swore Parks in, as family, friends and staff members gathered ... read more >>
Wesson Takes ‘Oath of Office’ for 2nd Term
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 June 2011
Herb Wesson takes the oath of office administered by City Clerk June Lagmay while his wife, Fabian looks onThe 10th Council District's annual "City Employee Appreciation Luncheon" Thursday was the scene ... read more >>
Compton School Board Member Micah Ali Met with President Obama
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 June 2011
Last Friday, Micah Ali, a member of the Compton Unified School District Board of Education, traveled to Washington, D.C. Friday to meet with members of the Obama administration and attend an intimate ... read more >>
Assemblymember Isadore Hall Announces Campaign for Congress
Written by Ismail Muhammad (Contributing Writer) 23 June 2011
Assemblyman Isadore Hall California State Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced his campaign for Congress today. Hall intends to run in a new Congressional District, which according to the first draft ... read more >>
Redistricting Black political survival
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 June 2011
The preliminary district maps are out and they spell a dramatic change in the California political landscape By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorAsk the average person about redistricting and ... read more >>
Janna Zurita Wins in Compton
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) and Jasmyne Cannick (Contributing Writer) 16 June 2011
Assemblyman Isadore Hall an avid supporter of Councilwoman-elect Janna Zurita She now becomes Compton's newest city council member after defeating a two-term incumbent.Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing ... read more >>
‘Straight Outta Compton’ Isadore Hall Endorses Janna Zurita for Compton City Council
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 May 2011
Assemblyman Isadore Hall and candidate Janna Zurita By Jasmyne Cannick, Sentinel Contributing WriterThree weeks from runoff election Compton native continues to build momentumWith three weeks to go before ... read more >>
Assemblymember Mitchell’s Bill to Limit Ticketing of Homeless Youth Clears Assembly
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 May 2011
Sacramento, CA--A measure joint authored by Assemblymembers Holly Mitchell (D-South Los Angeles) and Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) to protect homeless youths from being ticketed and harassed for loitering ... read more >>
Rep. Bass Introduces Congressional Resolution Recognizing May as National Foster Care Month.
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 May 2011
Congresswoman Karen Bass with foster kids First Legislation Introduced by Rep. Bass in Congress Continues Efforts Initiated in Sacramento by Honoring Foster Youth and Parents Washington, DC--U.S. Rep. ... read more >>

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