King/Harbor Tragedy Leaves Many Open Wounds
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 15 August 2007
Medical workers and patients surrounding King Harbor Hospital Monday were closed mouthed about their feelings on the emergency room closure. The front entrance to the building that used to serve as a ... read more >>
King Drew Loses Funding: ER Closure Eminent
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 10 August 2007
Federal regulators made a final decision Friday to pull two hundred million dollars in funding out from under King Harbor hospital leaving one of Los Angeles' most underserved neighborhoods without ... read more >>
Central Avenue Jazz Festival Celebrated 12 Years
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 09 August 2007
Central Avenue, adjacent to the historic Dunbar Hotel, was transformed once again to host the thousands of community members, jazz fans, and entire families who came out to experience the 12th anniversary ... read more >>
Former Police Chief Addresses LAPD Policies
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 09 August 2007
At the recent weekly meeting of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, hosted by community commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Los Angeles City Council member and former police chief Bernard Parks, ... read more >>
Stabbing Victim's Father Accused of Assaulting Police
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 09 August 2007
A Palmdale man who called 911 for his son who was stabbed last month said L.A. County sheriff's deputies who responded to the call mistreated him, prevented his son from getting medical help and ... read more >>
Reparations Town Hall Meeting Attracts 50+ Community Activists
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 19 July 2007
Marking the one year anniversary of a local group’s collaborative meeting to coalesce effort, activities and energy towards reparations for the descendants of African slaves in this country, Rev. ... read more >>
SCLC Office Burglarized
Written by Gregory S. Cleghorne, Sentinel Staff Writer 19 July 2007
Amid portraits of African American icons like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. Dubois, Rosa Parks and the Tuskegee Airmen, the lowest form of socially unconscious, bottom-feeding ... read more >>
Black Woman Among Those Victimized by Catholic Church
Written by Christine Sabathia 19 July 2007
Six hundred-sixty million dollars was the figure that spread from mouth to mouth, reached ear to ear, and caught all eyes. Six hundred-sixty million dollars was the figure that was heard on radio stations, ... read more >>
Racist Stereotype Fuels Outrage in the Black Community
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 July 2007
Last week, the Los Angeles Sentinel, learned that a local restaurant, servicing the residents in South Los Angeles (specifically Watts), was selling a drink labeled with an offensive depiction of Black ... read more >>
"Sho' You Right..." Local Hero Honored In South Central
Written by Gregory S. Cleghorne, Sentinel Staff Writer 12 July 2007
South Central L.A.'s South Park was rededicated as "Barry White South Park Recreational Center" Saturday, July 7 (7-7-7)—after the legendary R&B balladeer— with the help ... read more >>
Fruit Drink Brings Watts to a Boil
Written by Ken Miller & Gregory Cleghorne 12 July 2007
By Kenneth Miller, Sentinel Managing Editor, By Gregory Cleghorne, Sentinel Staff Writer The liquid beverage is sweet and red, but the seal that covers the plastic container has left a sour taste in the ... read more >>
Chris Schauble: NBC4 News Anchor, Community Icon, Family Man
Written by Francis Taylor, Sentinel Staff Writer 05 July 2007
Chris Schauble is the Black news anchor with television good looks and the resonating baritone voice that millions of Los Angeles residents wake-up to each morning as they get up to the minute local, ... read more >>
Sentinel Crowned Best Paper in America By NNPA
Written by Evan Barnes 05 July 2007
The newspaper wins eight Merit awards including the prestigious John B. Russwurm Trophy as "Best Newspaper in America"The Los Angeles Sentinel was honored by the National Newspaper Publishers ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Test 750 During 4-Day Hepatitis C National Health Initiative
Written by By Nefertiti Austin, Contributing Writer 05 July 2007
The Brotherhood Crusade partnered with ATL, County of Los Angeles Public Health Nurses and Reverend Joyce Randall, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Council of Churches for faith-based testing of ... read more >>
Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke Speaks Out About MLK-Harbor Hospital
Written by Alice Walton, CNS 05 July 2007
CNS — Finding high-quality doctors and nurses to work at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital continues to be a problem, especially as the hospital teeters on the brink of closing, Supervisor ... read more >>
Jeans for Justice
Written by Christine Sabathia 27 June 2007
The Young Women’s Christian Association of Greater Los Angeles held it’s second annual Jeans for Justice fundraiser with a purpose to raise awareness and funds for its sexual assault program. ... read more >>
Black Mayor Heads National Organization
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 June 2007
The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) held its 75th annual meeting last weekend in Los Angeles and according to some of the participants, it was very successful. Many African American mayors played ... read more >>
Turning Point Urban Business Expo 2007
Written by Francis Taylor, Sentinel Staff Writer 22 June 2007
You may still have time to make plans, if you have not already made them, to participate in the final day of the African American Business Summit which features the legendary, Turning Point Urban Business ... read more >>
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 >>