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Queen Bess, First Black Pilot
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 26 February 2009
Elizabeth Bessie Coleman was a maverick in the sky, and an African American and woman pioneer. She was the first African American to become an airplane pilot, and the first American of any race or ... read more >>
Bass Fights for Our Agenda
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 26 February 2009
 African American Assembly Speaker kept Republicans from destroying our community programsThe first African American woman to become state Assembly Speaker Karen Bass went to Sacramento to increase ... read more >>
Broadway Federal Bank Appoints New President
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 February 2009
With Wayne-Kent A. Bradshaw on its managing team, Broadway’s future looks brighter and better in today’s financial downturns. With the economic crisis taking a tremendous toll on ... read more >>
PATRICE LUMUMBA
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 February 2009
"Legendary freedom fighter and founding Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo" "What we want for our country is its right to an honorable life, to a dignity without ... read more >>
Greuel Supports Purple Heart
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) today urged city officials to move quickly in establishing a Purple Heart award. At a recent meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission, Commissioner ... read more >>
Senator Feinstein Introduces Resolution Honoring the Life of Lawrence "Larry" King
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
15-year-old Oxnard Boy was Shot One Year Ago Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution honoring Lawrence "Larry" King, a 15-year-old Oxnard boy ... read more >>
Reddock Endorsed by L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
L.A. Community College Board Trustee Angela J. Reddock today announced the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce has endorsed her in her campaign for election to the L.A. Community College District's Board ... read more >>
Earthquake Preparedness: "What's Next"
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 19 February 2009
Curren D. Price, Jr., currently the California Assembly Member for the 51st District, and Democrat Candidate for California's 26th Senate District, the vacancy created by the election of 2nd District ... read more >>
ABCA to Honor Supervisor Yvonne Burke (Ret.) at Annual Black History Month Luncheon
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
The Association of Black City Attorneys (ABCA) is holding its annual luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2009 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the African American Fire Fighter Museum, 1401 S. Central Ave., ... read more >>
Collection on L.A. Journalist Larry Aubry
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
Newest Addition to in-depth Community Archives on L.A. Black History The Southern California Library welcomes the newest addition to its rare collections on L.A.'s history of community change: ... read more >>
Villaraigosa Opens Crenshaw Office
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 February 2009
With the March 3 Los Angeles mayoral election drawing closer, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is hitting the streets for his re-election campaign as he opened a campaign office this week in South Los Angeles. ... read more >>
Tavis Smiley: 'State of The Black Union'
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 19 February 2009
Returns to Where it all Began in L.A. National television host and renown book author Tavis Smiley returns to the Southland for his 10th annual 'State of the Black Union' three days symposium ... read more >>
President Obama Signs $787 Billion Stimulus Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
Racing to reverse the country's economic spiral, President Barack Obama signed the mammoth stimulus package into law Tuesday and readied a new $50 billion foreclosure rescue for legions of Americans ... read more >>
Our Black Children Need Blood
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 19 February 2009
Organizations join Sentinel for massive March 13-blood drive Several community organizations and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles are joining forces with the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper ... read more >>
Son of Assassinated Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba to Visit LA
Written by Firpo W. Carr (Special to the Sentinel) 05 February 2009
The son of assassinated Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, Guy-Patrice Lumumba, is set to visit Los Angeles for ten days, starting today, to raise awareness of the plight of the people of the Democratic ... read more >>
Broadway Federal Bank
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 February 2009
"For over six decades, "Broadway" has been the community banker." As the nation's economic condition worsens, it is fitting to note that a local of bank, dedicated to serving ... read more >>
City to Pay Acquitted Rampart Officers $20.5 Million
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2009
A $20.5 million settlement for four police officers who were prosecuted during the corruption probe of the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division, and later had their convictions overturned, ... read more >>
Hybrids to No Longer Receive Free Parking
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2009
One perk of driving a hybrid vehicle in the city of Los Angeles--free parking--could come to an end as soon as March, under recent action taken by the city council's Transportation Committee. ... read more >>
Steele Resigns as President From National SCLC
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 05 February 2009
Is The Rev. Eric Lee is the Next National President? National Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) officials announced the resignation of their president Charles Steele Jr. this week and immediately ... read more >>
Compton board member replaces Isadore Hall
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2009
Despite heart attack last month, Amos Clay is settling into new position The man selected to temporarily replace the vacant 4th District Compton City Council seat of former Compton Councilman Isadore ... read more >>
Hahn v. Salabaj in 15th District Debate
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 February 2009
Fifteenth District Councilwoman Janice Hahn squared off against her opponent Chris Salabaj in a debate recently in Watts in front of a number of members from the community. Salabaj held his own in ... read more >>
Friends of the Black Community
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 February 2009
Councilwomen Janice Hahn, Wendy Gruel and Councilmember Eric Garcettie have a history of supporting “us”.  In order to understand the workings of government--from city hall and ... read more >>
Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 January 2009
"As the first Black congressman from Michigan, he helped form the Congressional Black Caucus." "When we talk about self determination for the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), ... read more >>
L.A. County Unemployment Continues to Rise
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Los Angeles County increased to 9.9 percent in December, state officials reported. The December unemployment rate was up from a revised 8.9 percent in ... read more >>
Man Won't Be Charged in Deadly Shooting
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
County prosecutors declined today to file charges against a man arrested for fatally shooting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend after he stabbed the woman and her mother. In opting not to bring a case, ... read more >>



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