Sixty-three-year-old Valedictorian Speaks of Educational Journey
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 20 June 2007
Whether they came to take just one course or enroll as a springboard to a four-year university, 337 individuals graduated from Los Angeles Southwest College June 5. The Class of 2007 included Gloria ... read more >>
Accreditation Questioned: Credibility Perhaps Lost
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 June 2007
What is going to happen to King-Harbor (formerly King Drew) hospital now that the crisis has reached epidemic proportions and it may shut its doors? The latest incident in a long line of tragic medical ... read more >>
Wesson New Vice-Chair of Expo Construction Authority
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 13 June 2007
Councilmember Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (CD 10) was elected Vice-Chair of the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority at its meeting on Thursday, June 7. Council-member Jan Perry (CD 9), the former vice-chair, ... read more >>
City Council Approves $50,000 Reward for Gang Tipper
Written by City News Service 07 June 2007
CNS—The City Council’s Public Safety Committee has approved paying a $50,000 reward to the person who anonymously reported the whereabouts of Kody DeJohn Scott, designated one of the LAPD’s ... read more >>
Judge Declines to Dismiss Retaliation Claim in Firefighter's Lawsuit
Written by Bill Hetherman (CNS) 06 June 2007
 CNS—A retaliation claim can remain as part of a lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles firefighter who alleges he was fed dog food by his colleagues, a judge ruled June 4.Tennie Pierce sued the city ... read more >>
Tabor Poised to Earn Inglewood District 1 Council Seat
Written by Francis Taylor, Sentinel Staff Writer 06 June 2007
Following the recent candidate’s forum sponsored by the Residents for a Better Inglewood where City Council candidate Danny Tabor appeared to advance over his rival candidate, there has been much ... read more >>
Black Women Take Fight to Interscope Records
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 31 May 2007
The growing contingent of African American women, which weeks ago established a nationwide “Respect Me” Coalition that also includes many of the most powerful Black leaders in America, took ... read more >>
More Black Students to Attend UCLA This Fall
Written by City News Service 23 May 2007
CNS - About twice as many Black students plan to become freshmen at UCLA this fall compared to last year, when the university was criticized for not accepting enough African-American students, the school ... read more >>
Kappa Alpha Psi honors Rhen Bass with prestigious Elder Watson Diggs Award
Written by Byron Smith 16 May 2007
Ventura resident CPA Rhen C. Bass, Sr. has been selected to receive the Elder Watson Diggs award, the second highest award that can be conferred to members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. ... read more >>
Judge Rules Firefighter's Retaliation Claim Not Supported by Facts
Written by City News Service 03 May 2007
CNS - Lawyers for a Los Angeles firefighter who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city, claiming he was fed dog food by his colleagues, cannot support their contention that he was the victim ... read more >>
Whistleblower Seeks Justice for Himself, Others
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 02 May 2007
A former Los Angeles County employee said he would not back down from fighting for justice despite the fact that they continue to abuse him for exposing fraud at one of their hospitals. Patrick Porch ... read more >>
'Respect Me' Commission hosts Town Hall Meeting
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 27 April 2007
Local business and community organizations representing the "Respect Me Commission" will be hosting a town hall meeting tomorrow in Los Angeles for an open forum which aims to discuss the social ... read more >>
Drew University Sues Los Angeles County For $125 Million
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 25 April 2007
CNS - The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science filed a $125 million lawsuit against Los Angeles County, accusing officials of mishandling operations at King-Drew Medical Center.The lawsuit, ... read more >>
'Respect Me' Movement
Written by Christine G. Sabathia 19 April 2007
"If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again!" - 'Ain't ... read more >>
LA Urban League Launches 'Neighborhoods at Work'
Written by By Christine G. Sabathia, Sentinel Staff Writer 18 April 2007
The Los Angeles Urban League has high hopes of transforming urban communities throughout the state of California, by doing so one community at a time. Starting with a 70-block area around Crenshaw High ... read more >>
Dymally Celebrates Mother Lee Omia Broadus Clegg As 'Woman of the Year'
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 28 March 2007
Assemblymember Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton) with his selection of Compton'sown Mother Lee Omia Broadus Clegg as the 2007 "Woman of the Year" forthe 52nd Assembly District which includes ... read more >>
LAPD Call Together African Americans for Community Forum
Written by Christine G. Sabathia, Sentinel Staff Writer 28 March 2007
The Los Angeles Police Department gathered together members of the African Americancommunity during a recent forum held to discuss the state of the department.Chief William Bratton and Assistant Chief ... read more >>
Perry Files Motion to Offer $100,000 Reward in the Senseless Shooting Death of Toddler
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 28 March 2007
As a swirling wind howled over the soft stuffed teddy bears left in the memoryof an 18-month old toddler who was shot dead just the day before, a gatheringof roughly 30 people participated in a candle ... read more >>
Lawmakers Unveil Legislative Package to Address Gang Members
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 22 March 2007
CNS - A state legislative package unveiled by five lawmakers, four of them from the Southland, would allow city and county prosecutors to employ tougher sentencing measures and increase asset forfeitures ... read more >>
Amending Three Strikes is Still Priority, Say Activists
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 21 March 2007
Members of Families To Amend California's Three Strikes (FACTS) are making their way back up to Sacramento March 28 to speak with state legislators about changing Three Strikes into a more fair, reasonable ... read more >>
The Death of Assemblyman's Aide Shatters His Entire Staff
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 March 2007
Tragedy visited the members of Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally’s official staff over the weekend when Michael J. Robbins, one of his part-time field representatives, reportedly killed his wife and ... read more >>
African Americans Back LaMotte
Written by Kenneth Miller, Managing Editor 14 March 2007
As days closed in on the most critical Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) election on Tuesday March 6, the debate on who decides for the African American community was resolved when Black leaders ... read more >>
Believing In Barak
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 27 February 2007
On February 10, in front of a crowd of about 17,000 people, Senator Barak Obama kicked off his run for the Oval Office on the steps of the Illinois State Capitol Building with his wife, Michelle, and ... read more >>
Mayor Made a Mistake, said Councilmembers
Written by LA SENTINEL NEWSWIRE 30 November 2006
Former Los Angeles firefighter Tennie Pierce sits with his wife, Brenda, as they hear the decision by the City Council on Wednesday, Nov. 29, ... read more >>