LMU AAAA Awards Scholars
Written by Troy Tieuel, contributing writer 27 March 2015
Honorable Steven Bradford, Former Assembly member 62nd District graced the students of Loyola Marymount University with a presentation and speech for the ‘A Night Out’ scholarship reception this ... read more >>
Report: Minimum Wage Hike Would Have More Benefits Than Drawbacks
Written by City News Service 26 March 2015
  A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019 would have more benefits than drawbacks and increase the wages of about 600,000 workers, according ... read more >>
Long Beach Murder Reveals Ongoing Gang Dispute
Written by City News Service 26 March 2015
Murder victim, 24-year-old Kayon Dafney Six people have been arrested in the Fourth of July shooting death of a Long Beach man, authorities said last week.  Kayon Dafney, 24, of Long Beach was found ... read more >>
CAAASA Summit Focused on Aiding Minority Students
Written by McKenzie Jackson/California Black Media 26 March 2015
Corey Jackson Riverside area 100 Black Men leads his panel that covered best practices to reach African American youth. Dr. Robert K. Ross M.D. president and CEO of the California Endowment speaks ... read more >>
Local Officials to Join Mother’s In Action Clean up
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2015
Major Environmental Promotion Set for March 28 A major environmental cleanup event launched by the founder and director of Mother’s In Action, the late Brenda Marsh-Mitchell will continue with the ... read more >>
Actress Taraji P Henson Will Send Son to Howard after USC Incident
Written by City News Service 26 March 2015
The chief of the USC Department of Public Safety said this week he was ``deeply disturbed'' to hear allegations that the son of actress Taraji P. Henson was racially profiled by police at the campus, ... read more >>
West Los Angeles College Only Community College in LA Basin Approved to Offer Bachelor’s Degree Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 March 2015
Geoffrey Baum, President of the Board of Governors for the California Community Colleges announced that the West Los Angeles College proposal to offer a Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene has officially ... read more >>
Compton Families Enjoy a Day of Fun and Learning at Nick Jr.
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 March 2015
(From left-to-right): Compton Unified Board President Micah Ali, Board Member Margie Garrett, Child Development/Pre-School Administrator Telma Bayona, actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict (center), Principal Dr. ... read more >>
Minimum Wage Study to be Released
Written by City News Service 25 March 2015
UC Berkeley's study of a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles is expected to be released this week, ahead of four public hearings on the issue being hosted over the next month by a City ... read more >>
New Website Reveals DWP Financials
Written by City News Service 25 March 2015
Controller Ron Galperin unveiled an online portal last week detailing payroll, vendor payments and other financial data about the Department of Water and Power. The ``DWP Utility Panel'' website includes ... read more >>
National Society of Black Engineers Convention Showcases Community Impact
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 March 2015
 More than 8,000 to Attend the Event, in Anaheim, Calif. The National Society of Black Engineers will hold its annual convention at the Anaheim Convention Center March 25-29.  The 41st annual convention ... read more >>
Black Employee Sues ‘Operation Gratitude’
Written by City News Service 25 March 2015
The Van Nuys-based organization that sends care packages to the military was sued last Friday by a former employee who alleges he was fired due to his race and gender and also because he asked for time ... read more >>
Inglewood City Clerk Election Offers an Honest Choice
Written by Francis Taylor, Contributing Writer 22 March 2015
Yvonne Horton When Inglewood voters go to the polls on April 7, 2015, they will have a clear choice for Inglewood City Clerk. Yvonne Horton, Inglewood City Clerk, is the experienced, intelligent and ... read more >>
One woman saving L.A. schools, one charter at a time
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 19 March 2015
Dr. Jeanette Grattan Parker Hailing from the projects of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Jeanette Grattan Parker moved to California shortly after high school. After years of hard work, she found herself in ... read more >>
June Ambrose & Johnetta Boone
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 19 March 2015
The acclaimed fashion stylist and costume designer conclude their national tour celebrating the evolution of fashion at the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Macy’s. Fashion enthusiasts hung on to every word of ... read more >>
Inglewood Mayor Cautions Residents About Petitions
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 19 March 2015
(courtesy photo) Now that AEG has eliminated itself from the prospects of landing an NFL team by abandoning its plans last week, and with both the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are currently ... read more >>
Fight For $15: A Caregiver’s Plight
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 19 March 2015
A group of workers gather to fight to raise the wage. (Photo Credit SEIU-ULTCW) Everyday, Felicia Slumkoski –Barnes gets up at 4:45am to begin her day. First, she cares for Desmond, her 25 year ... read more >>
Farewell LAPD’s Captain III Paul Snell
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2015
(Captain III Paul A. Snell) Captain III Paul A. Snell, area commanding officer, Southwest Area is retiring after 30 years and 6 months of dedicated service to the Los Angeles Police Department including ... read more >>
Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation Bi-Annual Blood Drive
Written by Amen Oyiboke Staff Writer; Danielle Cralle Contributing Writer 19 March 2015
Donors from all over Los Angeles gather to give the gift of life Bank of America Volunteers and Pamela Bakewell. (courtesy photo) Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation (SCFF) successfully hosted a ... read more >>
Panel moves toward vote on attorney general pick
Written by Erica Werner, Associated Press 13 March 2015
Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation's next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama's immigration ... read more >>
Jones-Sawyer Appointed Chair of Select Committee on the Status of BMOC
Written by Sentinel News Service, newsroom@lasentinel.net 13 March 2015
Assembly member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr. was recently appointed chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color along with Assembly member Rob Bonta (D-Oakland). ... read more >>
Wesson Provides Computers for Baldwin Village Families
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2015
Council President Herb Wesson, is joined by Mayor Eric Garcetti (right) and Councilmember Bob Blumentfield (left) at Jim Gilliam Recreation Center in Baldwin Village where community over 50 residents ... read more >>
Family of Man Killed at City Walk Last Year Sues LAPD
Written by City News Service 12 March 2015
 James Renee White Jr. (photo courtesy of family)     The parents of a 21-year-old man killed in an LAPD officer-involved shooting at Universal City Plaza last year are suing the city. James White ... read more >>
Sentinel Celebrates 82nd Year
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Staff Writer 12 March 2015
"I always say that the [Los Angeles] Sentinel is like a family," former publisher Ruth Washington told The Los Angeles Times in 1981. "By that I mean it belongs to us and it belongs to the people, just ... read more >>
Jacque Robinson continues historic run for City of Pasadena Mayor
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 12 March 2015
Jacque Robinson became one of the youngest elected officials in the history of the City of Pasadena when she won her City Council race at the age of 28, and Tuesday March 10th she pushed fellow council ... read more >>