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Friends of the Black Community
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 February 2009
Councilwomen Janice Hahn, Wendy Gruel and Councilmember Eric Garcettie have a history of supporting “us”.  In order to understand the workings of government--from city hall and ... read more >>
L.A. County Unemployment Continues to Rise
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Los Angeles County increased to 9.9 percent in December, state officials reported. The December unemployment rate was up from a revised 8.9 percent in ... read more >>
Man Won't Be Charged in Deadly Shooting
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
County prosecutors declined today to file charges against a man arrested for fatally shooting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend after he stabbed the woman and her mother. In opting not to bring a case, ... read more >>
Attorney General Brown Sues Bakersfield Contractor for Violating Rights of Workers
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today filed a lawsuit to recover $4.13 million in lost wages, benefits and penalties from a drywall contractor who "cruelly and illegally" ... read more >>
Operation 'Community Shield' Obstructs Over 1000 Gang Members
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
Federal immigration agents arrested 1,970 alleged illegal immigrant gang members in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and four other counties in 2008, federal officials announced. Operation Community ... read more >>
Nijel Binns: Features Artist at L.A. Sentinel
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 January 2009
Nijel Binns is a man of many talents. Entrepreneur, stuntman, motion picture fight coordinator/choreographer, martial arts instructor, and author. Binns speaks Cantonese, Russian, and he was born in ... read more >>
John Mack
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 January 2009
In Los Angeles, and indeed Southern California, the name, John W. Mack, is synonymous with civil rights and the Urban League. Mack was appointed to the Board of Police Commissioners by Mayor Antonio ... read more >>
Our Schools are Failing
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 29 January 2009
Dorsey H.S. Among Schools Not Passing the Grade Within the Los Angeles Unified School District, all of the "predominately African American populated schools have an average API score of 544," ... read more >>
Bakewell, Hughes and "Magic" Johnson among the 2009 Inductees
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 January 2009
The International Civil Rights Walk of Fame recently added a distinguished parade of men and women to its existing roll of honor during the Annual Trumpet Awards As part of the 2009 Trumpet Awards ... read more >>
Obama Southland Visits and Ben Affleck Prediction Recalled
Written by Steven Herbert (City News Service) 22 January 2009
Actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter Ben Affleck may well have been the first person to prophesy publicly in Southern California that Barack Obama would become president, although not necessarily as soon ... read more >>
Service Opportunities, Celebrations Mark MLK Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 January 2009
The 24th annual Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles wrapped up Monday with a renewed sense of vigor on the eve the inauguration of the nation's first president of African ancestry. Assembly Speaker ... read more >>
Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Over 1,300 Apprentices Placed Into Jobs
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 January 2009
In the past two years, Mayor's Community and Faith-based Construction Initiative has made inroads in construction industry for African-American workers Addressing more than 100 pastors, community ... read more >>
Local Scholar on Her Way to Historical Inauguration
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 January 2009
If you ever come across 13-year-old Hassani Scott, you might not want to get into a political debate with her because she might make you feel like the 13 year old. The 8th grader from Cross Roads ... read more >>
Roland Burris, the Next Senator?
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 January 2009
Despite the brouhaha surrounding his appointment, it seems that Burris will become the junior senator from Illinois. Roland Burris is the former attorney general of the state of Illinois and he ... read more >>
The Ball is Always in His Legal Hands
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 January 2009
Attorney Robert Ball is one of South Los Angeles' finest. The USC Law graduate is a product of Verbum Dei High School and Cal State Dominguez Hills. He now resides in Beverly Hills, where he ... read more >>
How We Celebrate King's Legacy
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 15 January 2009
One of the most historically significant inaugurations in the United States will take place January 20 and those not lucky enough to make it to Washington have planned their own backyard celebrations. ... read more >>
SCLC Carries Torch with Week-long Events
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 15 January 2009
On the second day of the kick-off of King Week 2009, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the SCLC Dream Foundation sponsored the annual Multi-Faith Prayer ... read more >>
Exposition Park Resident Oldest Person in the World
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
As 114-year-old Los Angeles woman is today the oldest person in the world. Gertrude Baines, a resident of a nursing home near Exposition Park, assumed that title when a 115-year-old woman in Portugal died ... read more >>
Six Killings Mark L.A. County's First of New Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
At least six people were killed in Los Angeles County in the first 12 hours of the new year--five shot and one stabbed, police said. Vannaly Tim, 24, and her boyfriend, Sarith Em, 25, were shot outside ... read more >>
SCLC King Week Kicks Off with Town Hall on Racial Profiling
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 January 2009
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of greater Los Angeles kicked off King Week 2009 earlier this week with a town hall forum on LAPD racial profiling, and will end the weeks worth of events ... read more >>
TV News Icon Furnell Chatman Retires After 35 Years
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
He has been the weekend news anchor and a fixture at Channel Four news for three decades; now he is about to make his own news retiring to the Big Easy. Furnell Chatman has made reporting the news ... read more >>
Police Crackdown on Pirated Goods
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
A pre-holiday crackdown on pirated and counterfeit goods in Los Angeles landed 28 people in jail and yielded thousands of pirated jeans, CDs, DVDs and other illegal booty worth more than $2.7 million ... read more >>
New Parking Meters to Increase City's Revenue
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
Electronic parking meters being installed across Los Angeles are expected to bring in an additional $18 million in revenue, it was reported. "For more people it will be seamless--except they ... read more >>
Mervyn M. Dymally Named Director of New Urban Health Institute at CDU
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
Respected Federal, State Legislator to Head one of the University's Health Care Initiatives for Undeserved   Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) has named Merviyn M. Dymally, ... read more >>
MIA Christmas a Big Success
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 January 2009
Children were smiling from ear to ear at the Brotherhood Crusades headquarters as the Mablean Ephriam Foundation and Mothers In Action threw a Christmas party for them. The fun and games included ... read more >>



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