Significant Multi-Agency Effort Culminates in Numerous Arrests
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 July 2009
Suspects Involved in Wide Array of FeloniesA multi-agency operation in a seven-month gang/murder investigation has lead to the arrest of multiple suspects.On July 9 in the early morning hours, a series ... read more >>
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Honors 15-Year-Old Pilot
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 July 2009
Compton-based Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum founder, Robin Petgrave, Kimberley Anyadike, the youngest African American female known to fly solo across country and supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.SUPERVISOR ... read more >>
LAPD Community Forums
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 July 2009
Commissioner John MackCharisse Bremond-Weaver President, Brotherhood CrusadeAndre Birotte Inspector General Chief William Bratton LAPD The Community Relations Section of the Los Angeles Police Department ... read more >>
Debbie Allen Dance Academy Celebrates Grand Opening
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 16 July 2009
Berry Gordy (2nd to the right) celebrates with Debbie Allen (far right) at the grand opening of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angles. Photo by Francis Taylor for SentinelThe Debbie Allen Dance ... read more >>
Baldwin Hills Estates Homeowners Association Holds Community Pride Clean-Up Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 July 2009
Baldwin Hills residents, family, friends and volunteers come together for Community Pride Clean-up Day.Baldwin Hills Estates Homeowners AssociationCommunity Pride Clean-Up Day Volunteers remove one and ... read more >>
Get to Know Your Neighbor: In the Cut
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 July 2009
In The Cut BarbershopPhoto by Jason Lewis for SentinelTrevor Graham is not just a savvy business owner. He's not in business just for himself, he's in business for his community. He understands, as he ... read more >>
California’s State Budget Fiasco
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 July 2009
Speaker Karen BassSenator Rod WrightAssemblyman Mike DavisCalifornia's State Budget FiascoIOUs, Furlough Fridays, Early Prison Releases, Reduced Services, Tuition Increases and a Decline in Credit Rating ... read more >>
Rev. Jackson to Extend Investigation of Historical Chicago Cemetery Plot Scheme
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 16 July 2009
The Rev. Jesse Jackson stands in an area in the rear of Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip Ill. Thursday, July 9, 2009. Prosecutors on Thursday charged three gravediggers and a manager in an elaborate scheme in ... read more >>
Rev. Eric Lee’s Book Solidifies Stance Against Prop. 8
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 16 July 2009
Rev. Eric LeeRev. Lee Book Solidifies Stance Against Prop. 8National SCLC at odds with L.A. presidentLos Angeles Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) president The Rev. Eric Lee will be the ... read more >>
President Obama Picks Surgeon General
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 July 2009
Dr. Regina BenjaminObama picks Surgeon GeneralAn African American from the Deep South gets the nod to be the nation's doctor.Dr. Regina Benjamin was nominated by President Barack Obama to the next surgeon ... read more >>
President Obama Addresses Slavery
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 July 2009
President Barack Obama, left, meets with Ghana President John Atta Mills at the Presidential Palace in Accra, Ghana, Saturday, July 11.  In his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office, ... read more >>
Africa and Africans
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 July 2009
The Great Rift ValleyEllen Sirleaf (Liberia)Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana)Nelson Mandela (South Africa)Patrice Lumumba (The Congo)Winnie Mandela (South Africa)Gamal Nasser (Egypt)*** Legends ***by Yussuf J. SimmondsAFRICA ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Announces $100,000 for the Arts
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 July 2009
Congresswoman Richardson Announces $100,000 for the ArtsCongresswoman Laura Richardson announced today that the Khmer Arts Academy and the Long Beach Opera will each be awarded grants in the amount of ... read more >>
Area Residents and Businesses Join Wesson in Celebrating Demolition of Nuisance Car Wash
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 July 2009
Councilmember Herb Wesson speaks to community residents prior to demolition of West Adams Montclair Car Wash.Area Residents and Businesses Join Wesson in Celebrating Demoliton of Nuisance Car WashCouncilmember ... read more >>
News Effort to Help Preserve Homeownership Among Multicultural Households
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 July 2009
Bank of America Home Loans Associates assist customers seeking help in making their loan payment more affordable at a recent event hosted by the Alliance for Stabilizing Our Communities - a nonprofit partnership ... read more >>
Jenesse Offers A Safety Net to Families in Need
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 July 2009
Jenesse Offers A Safety Net to Families in Need. Where would the people of California be without the safety net that protects the most vulnerable? That is the question we grappled with two weeks ago during ... read more >>
Inglewood Receives Grant from Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 July 2009
Inglewood Recieves Grant from Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage ControlCNS--Inglewood city officials announced today it has been given a $50,000 grant by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control ... read more >>
L.A. Police Office in Rodney King Case Commits Suicide
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 July 2009
L.A. Police Officer in Rodney King Case Commits SuicideCNS--A Los Angeles Police Department detective shot and killed herself in the lobby of the sheriff's Santa Clarita Valley Station, authorities said ... read more >>
Thousands Bid Farewell to the 'King of Pop' at Staple Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 July 2009
Thousands Bid Farewell to Michael Jackson at Staple CenterCNS--Music industry giants, entertainment superstars and thousands of fans packed into Staples Center today to say a melodic farewell to Michael ... read more >>
Executors Named for Michael Jackson Estate
Written by Bill Hetherman & Christina Villacorte (City News Service) 09 July 2009
An entertainment lawyer and music executive were named executors of Michael Jackson's estate today, despite a judge's earlier ruling appointing the singer's mother as the administrator of her son's vast ... read more >>
Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center Denied Funding
Written by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (Special to the Sentinel) 09 July 2009
Today I inquired of Congressman David Obey of Wisconsin--Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee--why he instructed the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services to deny ... read more >>
Access Denied: Black Photographers Shut-out at Historic Memorial for MJ
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 July 2009
Black Press Photographers Denied Access at Michael Jackson's MemorialPhotographers representing, Ebony, Jet, the Black Press of America and Sentinel were not allowed to take their cameras into the Staples ... read more >>
Assembly Speaker Karen Bass Endorses Gardena Councilmember Steve Bradford for 51st Assembly District
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2009
Assembly Speaker Karen BassCouncilmember Steve BradfordAssembly Speaker Karen Bass Endorses Gardena Councilmember Steve Bradford for 51st Assembly DistrictState Assembly's top official calls Bradford a ... read more >>
Supreme Court Provides Temporary Victory for Troy Davis
Written by Alan King (Special to NNPA Afro-American Newspapers) 08 July 2009
Troy DavisSupreme Court Provides Temporary Victory for Troy Davis By. Alan KingSpecial to the NNPA from the Afro-American NewspapersAfter nearly 18 years on death row for killing an off-duty Georgia police ... read more >>
Carl Brashear: First Black Master Diver
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 July 2009
Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear, the first Black Master Diver in the U.S. Navy, poses with actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. on the set of the 2000 film Men of Honor, which was inspired by Brashear's life.  ... read more >>