Blacks, Whites Show Prejudices Along Racial Divide
Written by Ron Fournier and Errin Haines, Associated Press 03 October 2008
The Classic Creations barber shop sits empty, surrounded by drunks and shuttered storefronts just two blocks from the manicured lawns of Grosse Pointe Park. The contrast isn’t lost on LaVar Anthony, ... read more >>
52 Somalis Die after Drifting 18 Days in Boat
Written by Associated Press 03 October 2008
AP - Somali refugees abandoned by smugglers in the dangerous waters of the Gulf of Aden drifted for 18 days, and at least 52 died before the group was rescued off the Yemeni coast, the U.N. said Sunday. ... read more >>
Hundreds Cheer for Obama
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 02 October 2008
Mohammad Mubarak for SentinelCommunity watch the Obama vs McCain debate outside the Los Angeles Sentinel headquarters.They are expected to return for the vice presidential debate By Kenneth Miller, Sentinel ... read more >>
Dawn of a New Day: Gilliam Appointed UCLA Dean
Written by Ra'Kenna Joseph 02 October 2008
  Next week, the UCLA School of Public Affairs will hold a private reception to welcome Dr. Franklin Gilliam, Jr. as its third dean. "I've been involved with the school since its conception ... read more >>
Mayor Embarks on Major Housing Development
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 October 2008
Despite the gloom and doom that is permeating the present economic environment throughout the country, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has embarked on a $5 billion housing project that will lay the foundation ... read more >>
Sentinel Conducts EXPO Line Q & A
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 02 October 2008
The Los Angeles Sentinel recently held an editorial board meeting to address many residents’ concerns over the ongoing Expo-Line. Participating at the meeting on behalf of the Expo Line were Exposition ... read more >>
Seven Arrested in Prescription Drug Ring
Written by City News Service 02 October 2008
CNS - Seven people were arrested on suspicion of being part of a drug-trafficking ring in Pomona that stole the identities of doctors to gain access to addictive drugs such as Oxycontin and Vicodin, ... read more >>
Metrolink to be Equipped with Train Stop Technology
Written by City News Service 02 October 2008
CNS - Metrolink trains will be equipped with 1940s-era automatic train stop technology as an interim measure to avoid a repeat of the Sept. 12 fatal crash of a Metrolink commuter train near Chatsworth, ... read more >>

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Black Men Stepping Up to Support Young Brothers
Written by Janet Alston Jackson, Contributing Writer 02 October 2008
African American Male Conference: From left to right is Ed Fletcher, executive director; Al Stephens, chairman of the board; and Reverend Tyrone Skinner, board member and visionary.You could almost hear ... read more >>
Federal Bail Outs Will Affect County Budget, Officials Said
Written by Robert Perkins and Alice Walton, City News Service 02 October 2008
With lawmakers in Washington, D.C., rejecting a plan to bail out U.S. financial institutions, Los Angeles County and city officials braced Tuesday for the local impact of the economic crisis. At the ... read more >>
Fannie Lou Hamer
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 October 2008
Fannie Lou HamerIf Fannie Lou Hamer were alive today, the 2008 presidential campaign would bring tears to her eyes and a smile to her face. She would have been able to rest for a while, take a deep breath ... read more >>
Local Briefs (10-02-08 Edition)
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 October 2008
15th Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase to honor black directors of photography The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) hosts the 15th Annual ... read more >>
To the Polls Tuesday's
Written by Niele Anderson 02 October 2008
Join the Los Angeles Sentinel and 93.5 The Beat FMStarting October 7th you can go to the County Registers Office, in Norwalk ,and vote early. Buses leave from the Los Angeles Sentinel 3800 Crenshaw ... read more >>
Bailout or Blackout?
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 02 October 2008
That is the $700-billion question facing African American lawmakers as negotiations resume in Congress Democrats and Republicans were not the only ones divided by a massive $700-billion bailout plan ... read more >>
One Vote Day!!
Written by Niele Anderson 29 September 2008
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B. Smith Lends Helping Hand To Dorsey High School
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 26 September 2008
B SmithIt's hard to describe entrepreneur B. Smith with simply one word because she has worn many hats during her career.You can call her a fashion model, chef, restaurateur, author and television host. ... read more >>
Poll suggests race could cost Obama White House
Written by Associated Press 25 September 2008
Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of White Democrats harbor negative views toward ... read more >>
We Vote For Change 08!
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 25 September 2008
 This years election will come down to a few votes in neighboring swing-states.  This Friday, Sept. 26th at 5:00 PM, there will be a debate watching party at the LA Sentinel Headquarters, ... read more >>
Sentinel Political Cartoonist David G. Brown Set to Release New Book
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 September 2008
Award winning artist and Los Angeles Sentinel political cartoonist, David G. Brown, will soon release his latest project; "Barack, Race and the Media: Drawing my own Conclusions" a satirical ... read more >>
Kellie Hawkins Appointed Executive Director of the Commission on the Status of Women
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 September 2008
Kellie Hawkins, who has been serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Commission on the Status of Women since October 13, 2007, has been appointed the official Executive Director of the Commission ... read more >>
Shooting Rocks Washington Prep.
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 25 September 2008
The horrendous shooting at Washington Prep School last weekend after a football game is an outrage and reminder that the violence is omnipresent in the community.  There was s shooting on the ... read more >>
Two Gang Members Sentenced to Prison For Hate Crime Attack on Black Men
Written by City News Service 25 September 2008
CNS--Two Hispanic gang members convicted of stabbing two Black men in the back in a racially motivated attack in El Monte last year were sentenced last Thursday to lengthy prison terms. Pomona Superior ... read more >>
Teacher Ordered to Stand Trial in Child Porn Possession Case
Written by City News Service 25 September 2008
CNS--A man who taught band at Foshay Learning Center in Los Angeles was ordered to stand trial last Wednesday on two felony counts of possession of material depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct. ... read more >>
LAPD Officer Seeking Up to $4 Million for Alleged Retaliation
Written by City News Service 25 September 2008
By Bill HethermanA Los Angeles police officer who claims he was retaliated against for reporting alleged racial remarks and theft by a sergeant deserves up to $4 million in damages, his attorney told ... read more >>
Compton Fire believed to be Intentional
Written by City News Service 25 September 2008
CNS--A non-injury fire broke out at Dino's Auto and Muffler Shop in Compton early last week and the shop's owner believes it may have been intentionally set, authorities said. Compton firefighters ... read more >>