Inglewood Police Guns Down Unarmed Black Man
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 15 May 2008
In what the Inglewood and surrounding African American communities are calling senseless another unarmed Black man, 19 year-old Michael Byoune was shot and killed by an Inglewood Police Department ... read more >>
Bass Sworn In as First Black Woman Speaker
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 May 2008
Jason Lewis for Sentinel?66th Speaker of the California State Assembly Fabian Nunez, Bass’ stepdaughter Yvette Lechuga, Speaker Karen Bass and Govenor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Inaugural Ceremony ... read more >>
LAUSD Cites Lack of Leadership for Locke Brawl
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 15 May 2008
“I’m not sure why it happened. You hear different things from different students,” said LAUSD Senior Deputy Superintendent Ramon Cortines of the recent racial brawl at Locke High School. ... read more >>
Security Officers Strike at Kaiser
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 08 May 2008
Hundreds of security officers in Los Angeles will walk off the job today in support of their fellow officers up north who are fighting for better health benefits from their employer Inter Con. In Los ... read more >>
Amazing Grace Conservatory Presents Spring Showcase
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 08 May 2008
Many remember the classic Disney cartoon “Beauty and the Beast,” which also spawned a successful musical on Broadway. This weekend, the tale comes alive at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center courtesy ... read more >>
Eleven Questioned in Compton Shooting
Written by City News Service 08 May 2008
CNS - Deputies recovered a high-caliber weapon that was used in a shootout between sheriff’s deputies and a gunman in Compton, and 11 people were being detained for questioning, authorities said ... read more >>
Canaan Group Developing Communities and Sustaining Lives
Written by Jason Lewis, (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 01 May 2008
Los Angeles is one of the most expensive cities in the nation to live in. The soaring prices for mortgages and rent is sky high, and the community has felt the crunch. But the efforts of the Canaan ... read more >>
City of Inglewood Seeks Community Input for Use of Community Development Block Grant Funds
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2008
The City of Inglewood will receive $3.4 million in federal funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds will be used to continue programs that address ... read more >>
MTA Bus Eliminations in Most-Needed Areas
Written by City News Service 01 May 2008
CNS - Of the 29 bus lines being targeted for partial or total elimination around Los Angeles, 17 are in high-crime areas, 24 in transit-dependant communities, and 20 run close to hospitals, according ... read more >>
Blacks, Latinos Weigh in on Violence
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 01 May 2008
“I think it’s gang related. I don’t think it’s on a personal level,” said Victor a Hispanic and Los Angeles native about the violence between Blacks and Latinos in L.A. ... read more >>
Jenesse Center Host Gala and Auction Event
Written by Jason Lewis, Sentinel Contributing Writer 01 May 2008
Halle Berry, Xernona Clayton and Karen Earl The Jenesse Center packed the house at the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows for their annual Silver Rose Gala & Auction. The event was sold ... read more >>
Debate Reveals Ridley-Thomas Supported Closing King Trauma Center
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 01 May 2008
REVEALING DEBATE: Moderator Mark Brown (left) asked the question about King/Harbor  hospital to Democratic 2nd Supervisor candidates Bernard C. Parks and Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas (right) and while ... read more >>
Black Street Vendors Peddling Hottest T-Shirts
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 24 April 2008
HOT STUFF:  Local Crenshaw street vendor displays assorted t-shirts for sale.Lakers don’t move so fast on Crenshaw Blvd. For the fast moving street vendor Ricky D. located at Florence Ave. ... read more >>
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Rallies Support for Parks
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 24 April 2008
Left to right: Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Councilmember Bernard Parks, Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke and Congresswoman Laura Richardson.Parks Campaign Kick-Off Draws 1,200 Area Residents A diverse overflow ... read more >>
Dauterive Family Makes Historical $25 Million Pledge to USC
Written by Super User 24 April 2008
Dr. Verna Dauterive considered USC the greatest influence on her life when she attended the school in the late 1940s and now 60 years later, she has repaid them with the largest single donation an African-American ... read more >>
King Update: Pacific Backs out of King Harbor Reopening
Written by City News Service 17 April 2008
CNS - Pacific Hospital of Long Beach withdrew from recent negotiations to reopen and operate the troubled Martin Luther King-Harbor hospital, according to county officials. Word that the talks had ended ... read more >>
James Smith: Postmaster to the Stars
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 17 April 2008
Begins New Career Helping Others James A. Smith distinguished himself as the 39th Postmaster of Los Angeles where he served in that capacity for over seven years before retiring and ending a 44-year ... read more >>
Bakewell-Griggs Lands Prominent Post at L.A. Urban League
Written by By Jason Lewis, Sentinel Contributing Writer 17 April 2008
Pamela Bakewell-Griggs has served the Los Angeles community for many years, thus when the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL) decided to appoint her to a high ranking position that would allow for her to ... read more >>
Safety is L.A.’s Top Priority
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 17 April 2008
Malcolm Ali PhotoLos Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson, far right, and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, second from left, both stand in support of Anita Shaw, left, and Jamiel Shaw Sr. at a recent memorial ... read more >>

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Isadore Hall Takes Lead for Assembly with Dymally Endorsement
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 April 2008
The Compton City Councilman has received the endorsement of the incumbent who he is vying to succeed In a move that will certainly boost his candidacy, Isadore Hall, Compton City Councilman received ... read more >>
Solutions Sought for LAUSD Black Educational Crisis
Written by Super User 10 April 2008
Sentinel staff photoWHAT ABOUT US?: These three young children reflect the  minority students who have fallen victim to an educational crisis in the Los Angeles Unified School District. They can only ... read more >>
Reign of Terror Cuts Down Life of College Student, Father mourns the loss of son and best friend
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 03 April 2008
Clifton Hibbert Sr. looked forward to the weekend because it meant that he would spend quality time with his 22-year-old son Clifton Jr. Clifton Jr. was more than just a son to him he was also his ... read more >>
OBAMA-THON to Celebrate Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 03 April 2008
Sentinel, KDAY to Host Event In Honor of Presidential Civil Rights Icon The Los Angeles Sentinel in partnership with KDAY will broadcast live in front of Sentinel headquarters Friday April 4, for “Obamathon” ... read more >>
Man Freed After More than Twenty Years
Written by City News Service 27 March 2008
CNS - A 55-year-old man who spent more than two decades in prison for a 1983 murder he says he did not commit was released March 20, a week after his murder conviction was overturned by a judge who ... read more >>
Pat Tobin: PR Visionary with 25 Years of Black Community Relations
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 27 March 2008
Photo by Vinnie RatcliffPhoto L to R: Pat Tobin, the consummate networking public relations agent, third from left, shares a special moment with celebrities Florence LaRue, Ja’net DuBois, and Sheryl ... read more >>