Parolee Charged With 16-Year-Old Girl's Slaying
Written by City News Service 29 August 2007
CNS - A 19-year-old parolee was charged this week with murder in the Aug. 17 shooting death of a 16-year-old girl outside a party in Pasadena. Johnl Dvon Reynolds was arraigned the afternoon of August ... read more >>
Man Slain, Police Asking for Information
Written by City News Service 29 August 2007
CNS - Authorities this week sought public help in tracking down anyone involved in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man in South Los Angeles. Los Angeles resident Eligah Rhaburn was driving his vehicle ... read more >>
Proposed Lynwood Development Draws Support and Criticism
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 29 August 2007
The City of Lynwood, California, already embroiled in political controversy with the pending trial of the mayor and one city council member for alleged misuse of public funds, the pending recall of the ... read more >>
Celebrate Labor Day and Support Black Lawyers
Written by Super User 29 August 2007
In honor of Labor Day, it is time to honor those Black professionals who wake up every day, clock in and do their civic duty making a living. And in Black history, few professionals made as great impact ... read more >>
"Don't Spend Where You Can't Work"
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 29 August 2007
L.A. Woman Says She was Denied Employment Because of RaceA Los Angeles woman said she faced blatant discrimination when she went to apply for a job at a Korean-owned fashion boutique on Western Avenue ... read more >>
Augustus Hawkins Oldest Living Congressman / Political Legend Turns 100
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 29 August 2007
Augustus “Gus” Freeman Hawkins was born August 31, 1907 to Nyanza and Hattie Hawkins in Shreveport Louisiana. Nyanza Hawkins, a pharmacist, was the son of a British explorer who traveled ... read more >>
New Orleans: Two Years Later
Written by Christine Sabathia 29 August 2007
Two years... 24 months... 730 days, whichever way you want to count, a second “anniversary” has passed since Hurricane Katrina forever changed the lives of New Orleans’ 400,000 residents. ... read more >>
It's Been a Labor of Love for African American Union Leaders
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 August 2007
African Americans have always struggled for parity in the workplace. In addition to racial tensions, cutbacks in the public and private sectors have undermined the standard of living for those affected. ... read more >>
Firefighter Allowed to Keep Retaliation Claim in Suit Against City
Written by Alice Walton, (CNS) 23 August 2007
CNS - A Los Angeles firefighter who sued the city, claiming colleagues fed him dog food as part of a racially-motivated prank, will be allowed to pursue a retaliation claim as part of his litigation, ... read more >>
The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc. Announces Partnership to Promote HBCUs
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 23 August 2007
The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc. announced that it has formed a five year partnership with Black Education Events, LLC. to celebrate the history and prominence of Historically Black Colleges and ... read more >>
Parks Sets Sights on County Seat
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 23 August 2007
Eighth District City Councilmem-ber Bernard Parks took his first step towards the Los Angeles County 2nd District seat to be vacated by Yvonne Burke at the end of her term, he said. His recently formed ... read more >>
L.A. Councilmembers Host Reparations Town Hall Meeting
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 23 August 2007
Los Angeles councilmembers Bernard Parks, Jan Perry and Herb Wesson recently hosted “A Different Kind of Reparations Town Hall Meeting” at the California African American Museum in Exposition ... read more >>
Lynwood Voters Denounce Willoughby
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 August 2007
The city of Lynwood recently hired attorney Anthony Willoughby as its city attorney, apparently without a thorough review of his past as a practicing attorney or ignoring his questionable practices relative ... read more >>
It's Now Congresswoman Richardson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 August 2007
After the June primary, Richardson seemed unbeatable. She was the only viable candidate left in the race from either sideWhen Laura Richardson ran for the vacant seat in 37th Congressional district, there ... read more >>
Activist Hayes Harassed Outside Sentinel Offices
Written by Super User 15 August 2007
The anti-illegal immigration supporter was spit on and verbally harassed by two members of the Black Riders.What started out as a press conference where activist Ted Hayes and others gathered to protest ... read more >>
Inglewood Wall of Transportation Mural Unveiled
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 15 August 2007
The City of Inglewood recently culminated seven years of dedication and effort on the part of a long list of public agencies and concerned Inglewood residents with the unveiling of The History of Transportation ... read more >>
LA Metro Launches Vanpool Program
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 15 August 2007
Commuters save money while regional mobility improvesThe Los Angels County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has joined vanpool leasing agencies, employee transportation groups and TV journalist ... read more >>
L.A. Mayor Responds to Airport Chaos
Written by City News Service 15 August 2007
CNS - Mayor Antonio Villa-raigosa has asked federal officials to take steps to prevent a recurrence of last weekend’s chaos at LAX, where some 20,000 travelers were stranded because of a customs ... read more >>
Mandela Receives Award
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 August 2007
Dr. Maki Mandela, the eldest daughter of former South African President Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles where she received the first international businesswoman of the year award from Women Working ... read more >>
King/Harbor Tragedy Leaves Many Open Wounds
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 15 August 2007
Medical workers and patients surrounding King Harbor Hospital Monday were closed mouthed about their feelings on the emergency room closure. The front entrance to the building that used to serve as a ... read more >>
King Drew Loses Funding: ER Closure Eminent
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 10 August 2007
Federal regulators made a final decision Friday to pull two hundred million dollars in funding out from under King Harbor hospital leaving one of Los Angeles' most underserved neighborhoods without ... read more >>
Central Avenue Jazz Festival Celebrated 12 Years
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 09 August 2007
Central Avenue, adjacent to the historic Dunbar Hotel, was transformed once again to host the thousands of community members, jazz fans, and entire families who came out to experience the 12th anniversary ... read more >>
Former Police Chief Addresses LAPD Policies
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 09 August 2007
At the recent weekly meeting of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, hosted by community commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Los Angeles City Council member and former police chief Bernard Parks, ... read more >>
Stabbing Victim's Father Accused of Assaulting Police
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 09 August 2007
A Palmdale man who called 911 for his son who was stabbed last month said L.A. County sheriff's deputies who responded to the call mistreated him, prevented his son from getting medical help and ... read more >>
NAACP Sues 11 Mortgage Lenders, Alleging Discrimination
Written by Jennifer English, CNS 19 July 2007
CNS—The NAACP has filed suit in Los Angeles against 11 mortgage lenders, including Ameriquest, Washington Mutual and Citigroup, accusing them of offering Black borrowers subprime loans with worse ... read more >>