511 Service for Weekend ‘Century Crunch’
Written by City News Service 24 July 2014
Work crews hanging new banner on Century Boulevard Bridge informing those in the area of the upcoming Century Crunch closure. Photo: Jose Ubaldo/Metro A cellphone- and Web-based traffic information ... read more >>
City Council Declares July 18 Nelson Mandela Day
Written by City News Service 24 July 2014
Mandela Day is celebrated on July 18, Nelson Mandela's birthday. (Photo: Theana Calitz, AP) Los Angeles City Council members recently declared July 18 Nelson Mandela Day to honor the late South African ... read more >>
Multiple Agencies Crack Down on South L.A. Street Gang
Written by City News Service 24 July 2014
About a dozen people were arrested Friday July 18, in a multi- agency crackdown on a South Los Angeles street gang that authorities said controls a neighborhood and drug sales in the Jefferson Park area. ... read more >>
Minority Apartment Owners Association Holds July Meeting
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 July 2014
David Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Los Angeles Trash Haulers Association and Malcolm N. Bennett - Broker/CEO - International Realty & Investments The Minority Apartment Owners Association (MAOA) ... read more >>
Promoting Awareness of Mental Health Issues on Skid Row and Beyond
Written by Maya Humes Sentinel Intern 24 July 2014
While the roads remain empty, the sidewalks of Skid Row are lined with cardboard boxes, tents, and men and women gazing listlessly into the distance. One woman clutches a small pipe as she sits cross-legged ... read more >>
George McKenna Campaign Under Attack
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. – Executive Editor 24 July 2014
Long time educator and child advocate George McKenna didn’t know his over 40 years of service on the front lines and in the trenches of education in some of California’s poorest and most underserved ... read more >>
Betty Yee Wins Democratic Primary for Controller
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 July 2014
Former Speaker John Perez bows out of race Board of Equalization member and State Controller Candidate Betty Yee (who was endorsed by the Los Angeles Sentinel)  has won her bid for the Democratic Nomination ... read more >>
Mother's In Action 16th Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival Readies LA Youth for Upcoming School Year
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer shonassee@lasentinel.net 24 July 2014
The 16th Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival was a resourceful and informative day for parents and kids as they head back to school. The proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” ... read more >>
George McKenna Campaign Under-Attack
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr., Executive Editor 24 July 2014
Community Outraged over lies, innuendo and propaganda   Long time educator and child advocate George McKenna didn’t know his over 40 years of service on the front lines and in the trenches ... read more >>
Hall of Famer Bill Russell Collapses During Speech
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 18 July 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) - Celtics officials say NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell is doing OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe. Team spokesman Brian Olive says the 80-year-old ... read more >>
Rotary Club of Los Angeles Elects First African-American President
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 July 2014
  Alan Bernstein LA5, The Rotary Club of Los Angeles and the fifth oldest Rotary Club in the world, announced on Friday July 11, that Alan Bernstein would chair his first meeting of the LA5 Rotary Club ... read more >>
BHERC Presents 21st Annual ‘Sistas are Doin it for Themselves’ Film Fest
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 July 2014
Officials at the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC), are presenting their 21st Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories Film Festival. Past ... read more >>
LA-based Wise Solutions Lands $200 Million+ Concession in Ivory Coast
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 July 2014
Lloyd Prevost, Wise Solutions Board Chairman (3rd from left) and Kelvin Fossett, Wise Solutions Executive Vice President (far right), join with Ivory Coast’s Ministers (l-r) of Environment, Finance, ... read more >>
‘Yes We Code’ Trains Black Youth on Computer Programming
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor cora@lasenrinel.net 18 July 2014
Van Jones and Mattie Lawson discuss the benefits of the 'Yes, We Code' initiative. (Valerie Goodloe photo) Practically every young person downloads applications or apps to their phones or tablets. Their ... read more >>
‘Queen of Creole Cuisine’ Leah Chase
Written by Kimberlee Buck Sentinel Intern 18 July 2014
In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, Chef Leah Chase, owner of Dooky Chase’ prepares for lunch at her restaurant in New Orleans. (Associated Press) Creole chef Leah Chase is practically synonymous with ... read more >>
LA Sentinel & Watts-Times win 5 NNPA Awards
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett cora@lasentinel.net 17 July 2014
LA Watts Times/ Sentinel Team (file photo) The Los Angeles Sentinel and its sister publication, L.A. Watts-Times, garnered four honors in the 2014 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Merit ... read more >>
ACCESS DENIED! BET Awards Not A Positive Experience for Black Press
Written by Brandon Brooks Managing Editor Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer 17 July 2014
“At a black event [like the BET Awards] there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn't be there,” said Valerie Goodloe, who has done large scale photo shoots here for more than 12 years.(Robert ... read more >>
McKenna Opens Campaign Office in Crenshaw District
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 July 2014
  District 1 School Board candidate, George McKenna with potential constituent at his new campaign headquarters in the Crenshaw District Community members, elected officials, union leaders, educators ... read more >>
Price, Watson Meet with L.A.’s Music Professionals for 2015 Conference
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 July 2014
From left to right: Ernest Dillihay  of Arts Culture Entertainment, former Senator, Congresswoman and Ambassador Diane Watson, Ninth District City Councilman Curren Price and music veteran Vaughn De ... read more >>
16 year-old African American Girl’s Alleged Raped Goes Viral
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Sentinel Intern 17 July 2014
Jada and her supporters are fighting back on social media using the hash tag #IamJada to raise awareness about cyber bullying and rape. (Twitter Screen Shot)  Victim is speaking out after images of ... read more >>
CHP seizes medical records of woman seen punched
Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press 17 July 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Highway Patrol investigators have seized the medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of its officers on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.   Chris ... read more >>
Demand for Independent and FBI Query Ignites Community Activists
Written by Kimberlee Buck and Amen Oyiboke newsroom@lasentinel.net 17 July 2014
A COLLECTIVE DEMAND: Sentinel Publisher and Brotherhood Crusade Chairman Danny J. Bakewell Sr. convenes with community leaders, lawyers, and elected officials to declare their injustice in the beating ... read more >>
VIDEO: Marlene Pinnock Press Conference
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 11 July 2014
-FBXFRgfnXE Community leaders converge in front of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper for a press conference concerning the brutal beating of Marlene Pinnock by a California Highway Patrol officer. watch video >>
George McKenna Receives Endorsement of Former LAUSD School Board Candidates
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 July 2014
McKenna heads to August 12 run-off election with the strong backing of fellow educators George McKenna, who with 45% of the vote nearly outright won the June 3 special election to replace deceased LAUSD ... read more >>
Special Needs Children Get Rare Swimming Pool Adventures In Compton “Special Needs Swim Adventurers Club”
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 July 2014
Compton City Council Member Janna Zurita (1st District) is determined to share with special needs children the fun of frolicking in swimming  pools like other kids this summer. Compton City Council ... read more >>

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