Michael Jackson Autopsy Completed
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
CNS--The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner announced today that it has completed its investigation into Michael Jackson's death, but no details will be released at the behest of the Los Angeles ... read more >>
Bratton Replacement Process Underway
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
CNS--The head of the city Personnel Department met privately Tuesday with some members of the Los Angeles Police Commission, officially beginning the process of finding a replacement for resigning Chief ... read more >>
Los Angeles Awarded $118 Million in Prop 1C Funds
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Infrastructure improvements, transit-oriented developments receive allocations While the California State Legislature passed its budget by raiding funds from local governments and redevelopment agencies, ... read more >>
Alpha Kappa Alpha Tees Off for Scholarships
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 August 2009
Rasheeda Garner of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Tau Tau Chapter hit the greens to help the 20 Pearls Heritage Foundation raise scholarship money. Alpha Kappa Alpha tees off for scholarshipsBy Jason LewisSentinel ... read more >>

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Donna Brazile
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 13 August 2009
Donna BrazileBrazile takes chargeBrazile's MemoirsBrazile at workLegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsAssistant Managing Editor DONNA BRAZILE"The first African American woman to become campaign manager of a major ... read more >>
Daniel Julius Nash
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Daniel Julius NashDaniel Julius NashSunrise: November 2, 1915Sunset: July 28, 2009Daniel Julius Nash, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on November 2, 1915 passed away on July 28, 2009 following a brief illness. ... read more >>
In Loving Memory of Milner Rodriguez Fabre
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Milner Fabian Rodriguez FabreIn Loving Memory of Milner Rodriguez FabreMilner Fabian Rodriguez Fabre was born on January 27th, 1924 to the late Sindalous and Adelia Rodriguez. She was called to rest on ... read more >>
Pauline Doris Threats
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Willis D. CollierIn Loving Memory of Pauline Doris ThreatsJanuary 5, 1934 - July 28, 2009Pauline Doris Threats was the second of two children born to Leroy and Maggie Tate on January 5th, 1934, in Memphis, ... read more >>
Willis D. Collier Passes Away
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Willis D. CollierWillis D. CollierManagement consultant to L.A. Sentinel for many yearsThe Los Angeles Community lost one of its bright stars with the passing of Willis D. Collier. Mr. Collier passed away ... read more >>
James Wilson McKnight Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
James Wilson McKnightJames Wilson McKnight SuccumbsJames Wilson McKnight, affectionately known as "Ol' J.W." and "Mac", was born on April 22, 1925, in Franklington, North Carolina to Francis G. McKnight ... read more >>
Decathlon Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson Honored With Coliseum Plaque
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Councilmember Bernard Parks and Rafer JohnsonDecathlon Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson Honored With Coliseum Plaque CNS--A bronze plaque honoring 1960 Olympic decathlon gold medalist Rafer Johnson was unveiled ... read more >>
Marlton Square Still a Puzzling
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 12 August 2009
STILL PUZZLING NIGHTMARE: Marlton Square still has community and city leaders bewildered about a development project riddled with unfulfilled promises and burdened with debt. Photos by Jason LewisMarlton ... read more >>
Choosing the Next LAPD Chief
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 12 August 2009
John Mack, Vice President of L.A. Police Commission William Bratton, Chief of the LAPDAndre Birotte, Inspector General, LAPDPhotos by Jason LewisChoosing the Next Chief The good news is that Chief William ... read more >>
The Fight for Health Care
Written by Evan Barnes (Staff Writer) & Jason Lewis (Staff Writer) 12 August 2009
EYE ON THE PRIZE: Parents brought their children out in droves to the Forum in Inglewood for the Remote Area Medical event – a no cost health extravaganza that will be held until August 18.  ... read more >>
Medal of Freedom Recipients
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 August 2009
Sidney PoitierRev. Joseph LoweryArchbishop Desmond TutuMedal of Freedom RecipientsThey are lauded as agents of change who lived to share some of the changes they helped to bring about.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel ... read more >>
Gulf Coast Leaders Share Post-Katrina Census Concerns with Congress
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Louisiana Weekly 06 August 2009
NEW ORLEANS (NNPA)--Four years after Hurricane Katrina devastated communities along the Gulf Coast, elected officials and community leaders are still struggling to rebuild and upgrade those communities. ... read more >>
As Congress Leaves for August Recess, CBC Keeps Health Care on the Front Burner
Written by Pharoh Martin (NNPA National Correspondent) 06 August 2009
WASHINGTON (NNPA)--As members of Congress begin August recess, temporarily setting aside intense negotiations for a passable health care reform bill, the Congressional Black Caucus has vowed to continue ... read more >>
Black Intellectuals Decry White House 'Beer Summit'
Written by Zenitha Prince (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 06 August 2009
Say Notion of a Post-Racial America is a Myth  CHICAGO (NNPA)--Despite the overwhelming election of President Barack Obama, the inherent prejudice against people of color remains alive and well in ... read more >>
City Severs Ties with Gang Contractor
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
 City officials severed ties with a gang intervention contractor that was unable to deliver what it promised or keep up with bureaucratic demands, it was reported today.Unity T.W.O., a nonprofit founded ... read more >>
An Open Letter to Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca
Written by Leon Jenkins (President, Los Angeles NAACP) 06 August 2009
Four civilian shootings by Los Angeles Sheriff Department Deputies in three days from July 10 - July 13, 2009, in which one was fatal, and the July 5, 2009 shooting death of another person ranks the Los ... read more >>
Southland Gasoline Prices Continue Increase
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
CNS--The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 1.4 cents today, marking the seventh consecutive daily increase of at least 1 cent.The average price of $2.928 ... read more >>
Board of Supervisors Address Child Deaths
Written by Elizabeth Marcellino (City News Service) 06 August 2009
The Board of Supervisors today decried the inability of various authorities to prevent the beating death of a 6-year-old boy and other child abuse fatalities, but differed in offering solutions to the ... read more >>
Board Offers Rewards
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
CNS--The Board of Supervisors today offered $10,000 for information about a man wanted in the murder of a 6-year-old boy and extended another $10,000 reward in the rape of a woman during a home invasion.Authorities ... read more >>
High School Students Spend Their Summer Learning Science
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 August 2009
A pair of high school students perform a scientific experiment at the UCLA School of Dentistry.High School students spend their summer learning science. By Jason LewisSentinel Staff WriterWhile many high ... read more >>
Kirk Albanese, LAPD’s Man in South Los Angeles
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 August 2009
Deputy Chief Kirk AlbaneseKirk Albanese, LAPD's Man in South Los AngelesLately, the "new and improved" LAPD has been making bold efforts reaching out to the Black community; one of those efforts is the ... read more >>