Southland Heat Wave Sparks Health Department Warnings
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 10 July 2008
National Weather Service officials reported up to triple digits in an ongoing Southland heat wave and are warning residents to protect themselves against heat related illnesses. Staying in air conditioned ... read more >>
Detectives Looking for Suspect in Compton Shooting
Written by City News Service 10 July 2008
CNS - Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting death in Compton, a sheriff’s deputy said. The shooting occurred in the 400 block of South Cliveden Avenue, near Compton/Woodley Airport, about ... read more >>
Eric Brown Joins the Office of Councilwoman Janice Hahn
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 10 July 2008
Councilwoman Janice Hahn is pleased to announce that Eric Brown, a former deputy mayor in the administration of Mayor Jim Hahn, has joined her office as deputy chief of staff. Brown will lead the Councilwoman’s ... read more >>
Inglewood Mayor Dorn Vows to Fight Charges
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 July 2008
Potential replacements wait in wings Seventy-two year old Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn remains free this week and has vowed that he would fight criminal charges that threaten his political future ... read more >>
Minister Tony Muhammad Wins $140,000 Settlement
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 July 2008
Minister Tony Muhammad could sit back and relax after he won a settlement for $140,000 against the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) after being assaulted in 2005, but he does not appear to be ready ... read more >>
GLAAACC Chair’s Company Among BE’s 100
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 03 July 2008
GLAAACC Chairman Gene Hale, President of G & C Equipment is among those listed in the Black Enterprises’2008 BE 100s, the 36th Annual Report on the Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Businesses. ... read more >>
Watts Pool Reopened after Attacks
Written by Alice Walton, City News Service 03 July 2008
The 109th Street Pool in Watts, which was closed by the city after six employees were attacked by as many as 30 men June 22, reopened June 25, amid promises of beefed-up security. Officers with the Los ... read more >>
Judge Upholds Special Order 40
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 03 July 2008
Los Angeles, a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants will remain that way for now, after a judge ruled to uphold Special Order 40 in a downtown courtroom last Wednesday. Members of the ... read more >>
Mother, Girlfriend, Babysitter Plead Not Guilty in Child Abuse Case
Written by City News Service 03 July 2008
CNS - A woman, her live-in girlfriend and a babysitter pleaded not guilty June 25, to charges of abusing the woman’s 5-year-old son, who suffered injuries that one law enforcement veteran described ... read more >>
Inglewood Police and CHP Accused of Misconduct
Written by Super User 03 July 2008
Brandon BainesA 25-year-old African-American man is alleging that officers from the Inglewood Police Department and the California Highway Patrol used excessive force in detaining—but not arresting—him ... read more >>
Black Celebrities and Civic Leaders Join HIV/AIDS ‘Test 1 Million’ Campaign
Written by Tony Wafford 03 July 2008
Photo credit: Shon SmithEric “Lil Eazy-E” Wright Jr. Stands Outside of Mobil HIV/AIDS testing van after getting testing for the virus and urging others to do the same.The Black AIDS Institute’s ... read more >>
AEG Shuns Harold & Belle’s
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 July 2008
Jason Lewis for SentinelHarold &?Belle’s fine dining restaurant has been a popular staple in the community for 40 years.Did Entertainment Giant Lock Out Legendary Black Eatery From L.A. Live ... read more >>
Two Facing Life for Shooting of Six-Year-Old
Written by City News Service 02 July 2008
CNS - Two men accused in a Harbor Gateway-area shooting that critically wounded a 6-year-old boy who was in an SUV with his family were ordered to stand trial recently on attempted murder and other charges. ... read more >>
Dorn and the D.A.
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 June 2008
There has been an ongoing investigation of alleged loan improprieties by Inglewood officials since 2006 The Los Angeles County District Attorney recently issued a statement charging Mayor Roosevelt ... read more >>
Cyrus Theodore Greene, MD
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 26 June 2008
Local Surgeon for over 40 years Cyrus Theodore Greene was born on December 18, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born the middle child of Bessie Mae Hawkins and Cyrus T. Greene Sr., Cyrus grew up in ... read more >>
Remembering Mary Ann Mitchell
Written by Myra Blackburn, Sentinel Intern 26 June 2008
Business owner, political activist, community leader, mentor, and teacher Mary Ann Mitchell was born in Memphis Tennessee and was the second child of four girls and an older brother. After graduating ... read more >>
Reputed Gang Member Ordered to Stand Trial in Teen Football Player’s Death
Written by Terri Vermeulen Keith 26 June 2008
A 19-year-old reputed gang member was ordered to stand trial last week for allegedly killing 17-year-old standout Los Angeles High School football player Jamiel Shaw Jr. Following a two-day hearing, ... read more >>
Two Injured in Watts Drive-By
Written by City News Service 26 June 2008
CNS - Two people were critically wounded in a drive-by shooting at the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts Sunday, police said. The shooting on 102nd Street near Wilmington Avenue occurred about ... read more >>
De La Hoya Funds Green Dot Schools
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 June 2008
Green Dot Public Schools, the largest charter school organization in Los Angeles, announced last Thursday that Ten-Time World Champion boxer, Oscar De La Hoya, donated $3.5 million to fund his namesake ... read more >>
Boy’s Death Leads Family to Activism
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 26 June 2008
“Everyone misses him,” Barbara Pritchett, the mother of slain 15-year-old Dovon Harris told the Sentinel. “Our family is going through so much.” Now, Pritchett and her family ... read more >>
Leimert Park Hosts Obama “Unite For Change” Rally
Written by Super User 26 June 2008
A rally for Senator Barack Obama will be held on Saturday, June 28 at Leimert Park on Crenshaw and Vernon from 8 a.m. to noon in conjunction with Sen. Obama’s campaign calling for a national day of rallies ... read more >>
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks Launches HIV Testing Week at Nickerson Gardens
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 26 June 2008
Kicking off National HIV Testing Week in Los Angeles, Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will join Councilmember Janice Hahn and County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke in an effort to significantly increase ... read more >>
Black Entertainers Trumpet Vote Theme at Shrine
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 26 June 2008
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama was across town at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a fundraiser in his honor, but I’m sure that he could feel the love from the bevy of ... read more >>
Wife Charges Town with Modern-Day Lynching
Written by Super User 26 June 2008
Jason Lewis for SentinelFIGHTING FOR FREEDOM: Novelette Woods, left with her cousin Alisha McGee, says her husband and five other men found guilty of conspiracy to rob a San Luis Obispo bank and criminal ... read more >>
Unite for Change - Voter Education and Registration
Written by Niele Anderson 24 June 2008
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