A Dinner Fit for a King
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 January 2008
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Stands tall as a direct legacy of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and in honor of its founder, the organization continues his work by keeping ... read more >>
SOULA Gets it Done
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 January 2008
Celebrating King Day, Union President Faith Culbreath and team overcome five years of struggle to unionize the security guards of Los Angeles. Before the King Day parade started on Monday, members of the ... read more >>
Police Chief Credits Gang Crime Drop to ‘New Approach’
Written by City News Service 17 January 2008
CNS - Gang-related crime in Los Angeles dropped 3.8 percent in 2007, according to newly released statistics, which Los Angeles Police Department Chief William Bratton credited to “a new approach.” ... read more >>
Sheriff’s Department Named Interpol Point Contact
Written by City News Service 17 January 2008
CNS - The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been named as the official point of contact for Interpol matters within the county, outside of the city of Los Angeles. “Our goal is ... read more >>
SCLC Unveils 'City Hall WATCH'
Written by Christine Sabathia 17 January 2008
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles has kicked off its 31st annual King Week celebration with the announcement of City Hall WATCH, a collaborative effort of community ... read more >>
An Exclusive Conversation with Susan L. Taylor
Written by Barbara Perkins 17 January 2008
The long time Essence Editor talks about leaving Essence, her plans for helping young African American Children and her plans for the future. “Family, celebrate with me,” were the words ... read more >>
SCLC Ready to Celebrate 31st Annual King Week
Written by Christine Sabathia 10 January 2008
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles is more than ready for the events planned during King Week, which begins January 11 and culminates January 21. In honor of Dr. Martin ... read more >>
Los Angeles Sentinel Turns 75
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 January 2008
This year the Los Angeles Sentinel will show the world what it has accomplished over the last 75 years and its plans for the future. In 2008, the Los Angeles Sentinel turns 75 and plans to share its ... read more >>
Mayor Villaraigosa Announces New Funding for Housing and Homelessness Programs
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 03 January 2008
Following turnaround of City housing agency, federal officials award total of $72 million to City homeless programs Delivering on his pledge to reform the City’s housing agency and tackle the challenge ... read more >>
Justice Clarence Thomas Visits Southern Calif. to Promote 'My Grandfather’s Son'
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 03 January 2008
Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, recently made a return-visit to Southern California when he appeared at Chapman University, in Orange California, to promote and ... read more >>
Kappas Host National Founder’s Day in Los Angeles
Written by Evan Barnes 03 January 2008
By Evan Barnes Sentinel Staff Writer Kappa Alpha Psi., Inc., the second oldest predominately Black fraternity in America, will host its 3rd Annual National Founders Day this weekend in Los Angeles, marking ... read more >>
King Parade Queen Named
Written by Christine Sabathia 03 January 2008
 A new queen is crowned: Adriana Constante (seated) is crowned 2008 queen of the Kingdom Day Parade. L to R: Wyvetta Taylor, first runner up; Alexandria Hutchinson, 2007 queen; and Kameron Brown, ... read more >>
Police Commission Approves Financial Disclosure Policy for Officers
Written by Alice Walton 27 December 2007
CNS - A plan to require police officers who frequently handle confiscated cash and contraband to disclose personal financial details to LAPD auditors was unanimously approved Dec. 20 by the Los Angeles ... read more >>
Feds, Locals Join Forces to Federally Prosecute Gang Members Held in Area Jails
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 27 December 2007
More than 20 Southern California gang members awaiting release from area jails and state prisons are facing new criminal charges today as a part of “Operation Winter Warning,” an expanded ... read more >>
Get To Know Your Neighbor: Carla Carter
Written by Christine Sabathia 27 December 2007
“I give to live and I live to give...” At 43 years old, Carla Carter can now proudly say she is (still) here, standing strong and ready to help the world. As an author, motivational speaker ... read more >>
Jordan Downs, Nickerson Gardens Residents Treated to Pre-Christmas Parties, Gifts
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 27 December 2007
 Tyronne Freeman, Chair of the SCLCLA, mixes it up with the children at Jordan Downs Public Housing Complex, during their pre-Christmas turkey and gift giveaway.Hundreds of residents of the Jordan ... read more >>
Local Girl Rides for Life
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 27 December 2007
Robyn Bell is an honor roll student, a ‘trooper,’ and a ‘survivor,’ mom says. Thirteen year old Robyn Bell of South Los Angeles will be representing The Sickle Cell Foundation ... read more >>
Plans to Reopen Vision Underway
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 27 December 2007
Elected officials joined patrons of the arts in South Los Angeles December 14, to kick off the reopening of Leimert Park’s Vision Theater, a move they hope will revitalize the small business community ... read more >>
Jackson Limo’s ‘Sneaker Bus’ Delivers Shoes for Unity T.W.O.
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 27 December 2007
Community Organizer Malik Spellman and Unity T.W.O. Program Manager Kenneth Valentine, were on hand at the Unity T.W.O. headquarters at 8523 S. Avalon Blvd., in South Central Los Angeles a few days before ... read more >>
Community Salutes Former Sheriff Chief Curtis Spears
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 20 December 2007
Three months ago, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Division Chief Curtis L. Spears returned to Los Angeles to bury his wife Peggy, but on Dec. 18, he came back to receive a special tribute from longtime ... read more >>
Students, Parents Protest Hate Group at Middle School
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 13 December 2007
 Evan Barnes for Sentinel Photo Will Rogers Middle School students unite to protest recent harassment from an anti-Black group.Latino and Asians form group F.A.B. (Acronym for F*** All Blacks) Concerned ... read more >>
Officials Seek Solutions to Keep USC at Coliseum
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 13 December 2007
Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Braithwaite Burke urged officials at USC to sign a 50-year lease agreement that the state has proposed to keep the football team playing their home games at the Los ... read more >>
Los Angeles Urban League Unveils Neighborhood Revitalization Plan
Written by Christine Sabathia 13 December 2007
The Los Angeles Urban League has put forth a plan to transform underserved communities one neighborhood at a time. The initiative, Neighborhoods@Work, has brought together some of the city’s and ... read more >>
SAD CONCLUSION
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 06 December 2007
 BEFORE ... read more >>
L.A.’s New Security Union Demands Fair Wages
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 06 December 2007
“If we don’t get no health care, they don’t get no peace,” was the rallying cry November 29 as Los Angeles’ newly formed security officers union gathered together on ... read more >>