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Rep. Karen Bass statement on Dr. Craig Spencer being diagnosed with Ebola
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2014
Rep. Karen Bass    Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, released the following ... read more >>
Obama raising money in California for Democrats
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press 10 October 2014
President Barack Obama answers questions during a town hall event at Cross Campus, a collaborative space that brings together freelancers, creative professionals, entrepreneurs and startup teams, on ... read more >>
George McKenna Campaign Under-Attack
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr., Executive Editor 24 July 2014
Community Outraged over lies, innuendo and propaganda   Long time educator and child advocate George McKenna didn’t know his over 40 years of service on the front lines and in the trenches ... read more >>
DAMON DUNN: Black Real Estate Investor Vies to Become Mayor
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 15 May 2014
PRIMED AND READY: Successful real estate investor Damon Dunn poured $600,00 into his mayoral campaign and raised an additional $350,000 and is on the cusp of becoming the first Black mayor in the city ... read more >>
The Rise of Autumn Burke
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 14 May 2014
62nd Assembly candidacy is fueled by passion Autumn Burke, the 40-year old daughter of the first Black California member of Congress Yvonne B. Burke and powerful business and political advocate Dr. ... read more >>
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx & Rep. Karen Bass Conduct Workforce Development Visit at LATTC
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 April 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calf.) visited L.A. Trade Tech College (LATTC) on Friday, March 21, with students and faculty.  U.S. Transportation Secretary ... read more >>
Waters Calls on Regulators to Ensure Mortgage Servicers Continue to Protect Homeowners
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 27 February 2014
  Following widespread concern over the actions of a number of independent mortgage servicers, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), top Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, has called on government ... read more >>
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas introduces new fuel legislation
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 27 February 2014
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has introduced, AB 1907, a bill that would regulate the retail sale of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuels for use in cars ... read more >>
Holden Introduces Bill to Make Sure President Obama is Recognized in California Textbooks
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 27 February 2014
  President Barack Obama will take his rightful place in California textbooks under legislation proposed by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena).  AB 1912, the President Barack Obama Curriculum ... read more >>
Assemblymember Hall Introduces Legislation to Ban Sale of Confederate Flag on California State Property
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 February 2014
  Confederate memorabilia being sold at the State Capitol gift shop (Sentinel file photo) Assemblymember  Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) recently introduced AB 2444, which would prohibit ... read more >>
Assembly Member Holden Honors Local Civil Rights Activist
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
 Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and the California Legislative Black Caucus honored community activist Dolores Hickambottom at a special ceremony in the State Capitol on Tuesday February 18. Assemblymember ... read more >>
Sen. Holly Mitchell says OK to wiretap in youth sex traffic cases
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 13 February 2014
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Introduces bill to let law enforcement eavesdrop on suspected traffickers   Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-South Los Angeles) has introduced a bill to allow courts to authorize ... read more >>
President Obama Gives State of the Union Address
Written by Office of the Press Secretary 29 January 2014
Remarks of President Barack Obama...  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her ... read more >>
VIDEO: President Obama on Steve Harvey Show
Written by Princess Manasseh 19 December 2013
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VIDEO: Jim Brown Gives President Obama A 'C'
Written by Super User 12 December 2013
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Councilmember Price Jr. Announces New Community Beautification Efforts for South Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Services 06 December 2013
Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr. (Courtesy Photo) Responding to community concerns and remaining committed to uplifting the impacted neighborhoods of the Ninth Council District, Councilmember Curren ... read more >>
Obama nominates 3 to appeals court, testing GOP
Written by By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press 06 June 2013
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, where he announced the nominations of, from left, Robert Wilkins, Cornelia Pillard, ... read more >>
Rev. Rosalynn Brookins Endorses Senator Curren Price
Written by Nicole Williams 10 April 2013
  (Photo: Brandon I. Brooks) “The 9th district deserves a strong voice. It deserves a person who’s willing to fight for justice and cry for mercy. It is there, that you see a large increase of unemployed ... read more >>
RELEASE: Quad Caucus Chairs, Leader Pelosi, Whip Hoyer Statements on Protecting the Right to Vote for All Americans
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 March 2013
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Congresswoman Hahn Backs President Obama’s Gun Violence Prevention Proposals
Written by Congresswoman Janice Hahn 19 January 2013
Congresswoman Janice Hahn Congresswoman Janice Hahn Backs President Obama’s Gun Violence Prevention Proposals       Congresswoman Janice Hahn, a member of the House Democratic Gun Violence ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Sworn in to 113th Congress
Written by Congresswoman Maxine Waters 12 January 2013
Congresswoman Waters Sworn in to 113th Congress   Washington, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters was sworn in as a Member of the 113th Congress. This marks the beginning of Congresswoman Waters' ... read more >>
Susan Rice Withdraws from Secretary of State Consideration
Written by Shannen Hill (Intern) 22 December 2012
In this image provided by CBS, Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. speaks on "Face the Nation" in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)     Susan Rice Withdraws ... read more >>
Charleston SC Rep. Tim Scott Becomes First Black Senator
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 December 2012
Charleston SC Rep. Tim Scott Becomes First Black Senator Rep. Tim Scott   Sentinel Wire Services   South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley named Charleston Rep. Tim Scott to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, ... read more >>
Rep. Bass Holds Legislative Town Hall
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 December 2012
Rep. Bass Holds Legislative Town Hall   Reviews First Term Accomplishments and Honors County Supervisor Mark Ridley – Thomas Congresswoman Karen Bass honors Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas   Sentinel ... read more >>
Holly Mitchell to Chair Legislative Black Caucus
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 December 2012
  Assembly-woman Holly Mitchell    SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City), in only her second term in public office, has been elected Chair of the California Legislative Black ... read more >>
The race is on for the 9th District
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 December 2012
Sen. Curren Price filing papers for the 9th District   Senator Curren Price is the first candidate to submit his paperwork in his bid for LA City Council District 9 seat.  Earlier this week, the ... read more >>
JACKIE LACEY - District Attorney County of Los Angeles
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds, Brandon Brooks, & Jennifer Bihm 06 December 2012
Taking the oath of office from D.A. Steve Cooley, surrounded by (L to R) April (daughter), Kareem (son), and David (husband)      When she was sworn, she also became the first African American ... read more >>
Making History in L.A. Mark Ridley-Thomas Chairman of the Board
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 November 2012
  Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will be the first African American man to chair the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors            In 2008, Mark Ridley-Thomas was elected the first Black ... read more >>
Voters Return Hahn to Washington, DC to Represent New District
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga 16 November 2012
  California will start 2013 with a brand new congressional district but its representative will be a familiar face.  Janice Hahn (D) defeated Laura Richardson (D) in the Nov. 6 general election ... read more >>
Obama Should Thank Jesse Jackson for Winning Formula
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist 14 November 2012
George Curry   President Obama’s campaign strategists are receiving a lot of richly deserved praise in the wake of the president’s victory over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Nov. 6. ... read more >>
Young, Gifted, Black & Brilliant! BARACK OBAMA RE-ELECTED
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 November 2012
          Photos by Gary Hunter   “Four More Years … Four More Years”   All over the country, President Obama’s supporters were rejoicing: horns blasting, people jumping in ... read more >>
Publisher Cheryl Brown scores a major upset
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 November 2012
Publisher, Cheryl Brown, Assemblywoman-elect    She went against the grain and scored an upset victory against a candidate who had the backing of the Inland establishment.   Publisher Cheryl Brown ... read more >>
Jackie Lacey Makes History
Written by Shirley Hawkins, Sentinel Contributing Writer 07 November 2012
Jackie Lacey, L.A. County District Attorney-elect   She is the first Black and the first woman to become Los Angeles County District Attorney   The battle for the district attorney’s seat between ... read more >>
VOTE Obama!
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 01 November 2012
Now or Never, It’s Up to Us The presidential election is now in its final days and President Barack Obama is crisscrossing the battle ground states harnessing every VOTE while trying to make every ... read more >>
Cheryl Brown runs for historic 47th Assembly Seat
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 November 2012
  Cheryl Brown has been a fighter her entire life.  Her family has lived in and published Black Voice News in Riverside, California for the past 32 years.  Over those years Cheryl has run the family ... read more >>
Early Voting Weekend Hours Begin for the November 6, 2012 General Election
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 November 2012
In-person early voting available to voters before Election Day. Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC), Dean Logan reminded voters that the RR/CC headquarters will be open on weekends ... read more >>
David Roberts for City Council 2013
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 November 2012
David Roberts David Roberts was born in Los Angeles and raised by his mother, Linda, an LAUSD teacher for 30 years, and father, Herbert, a Director at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development ... read more >>
November 6 Is Not Just Another Election
Written by Alice Huffman Publisher, Minority News 01 November 2012
It seems that every four years the general election is the most important election ever.    I suppose that’s true for the time and the issues of that day, but this election is the election of all times.  ... read more >>
The General meets with the President
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 01 November 2012
  General Colin Powell and President Barack Obama   As he did in the 2008 election, General Powell Endorses President Obama Again for 2012, outlining all of his reasons relative to the President’s ... read more >>
VIDEO: Danny Bakewell Sr. Vote for President Obama
Written by Danny Bakewell Sr., Executive Publisher 30 October 2012
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Rep. Cleaver endorses Richardson for California’s 44th Congressional District
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2012
Rep. Laura Richardson   CBC chairman Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver   Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver, II, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus has endorsed Laura Richardson for California’s 44th Congressional ... read more >>
The Final Presidential Debate
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief 24 October 2012
President Barack Obama GOP Challenger, Mitt Romney     Romney Supports Many of Obama’s Foreign Policy Positions What was billed as the third and final debate between President Barack Obama ... read more >>
WESSON ENDORSES JACKIE LACEY FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 October 2012
(L to R) Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Council President Herb Wesson, Councilman Dennis Zine and Chief Deputy and D. A. candidate Jackie Lacey    City Council President Herb Wesson has endorsed Jackie ... read more >>
Obama vs Romney: the second debate
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor)n 18 October 2012
  Held yesterday at Hofstra University, New York, the format of the debate was quite different and livelier than the first; there was audience participation    With three weeks before the presidential ... read more >>
OBAMA VS ROMNEY – the first debate
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds, Sentinel Managing Editor 05 October 2012
                                                                  Photo by Michael Reynolds, AP The occasion: the first presidential debate of 2012; the place: University ... read more >>
Reggie Jones-Sawyer Bringing Experience and Leadership to Sacramento
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr Sentinel Contributing Writer 03 October 2012
  “For the residents of the 59th I intend to work very hard to create jobs for my constituents,” declared Reggie Jones Sawyer, the leading candidate to become the first member of the newly formed ... read more >>
African-American Voter REP Launches Campaign to Register 25,000 Voters
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 October 2012
African American leaders meet about AAVREP    African-American Voter REP Launches Campaign to Register 25,000 Voters before Presidential Election, Engage Public on Propositions 30 and 32   Los ... read more >>
Online Voter Registration Launches in California
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 01 October 2012
Online Voter Registration Launches in California The Office of the Secretary of the State of California announced it will launch the much anticipated California Online Voter Registration by noon (PST) ... read more >>
Parks commends U.S. Attorney’s Office for Assisting in Regulation Illegal Marijuana Storefronts in the City of Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 01 October 2012
    Parks commends U.S. Attorney’s Office for Assisting in Regulation Illegal Marijuana Storefronts in the City of Los Angeles   LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Bernard C. Parks is commending and ... read more >>
Gov. Brown Signs SB415
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 01 October 2012
Sacramento, CA – SB 415, legislation that allows the California Transportation Commission to relinquish park-and ride lots associated with a state highway to a county transportation commission or regional ... read more >>
40 Days until Election 2012
Written by Daphne Bradford, CEO 3Brains Innovation 26 September 2012
   Daphne Bradford, Trestan Fairweather, Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell, Mia Henry California DNC delegate Mia Henry shaking hands with First Lady Michelle Obama                   The ... read more >>
Portrait of a DNC delegate
Written by Joy Childs, Sentinel Contributing Writer 30 August 2012
  Jeannie Washington   Former teacher’s political activism has hit the big time:  She’s a delegate to this year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC One might say that Jeannie ... read more >>
Tri-Caucus Marks 47th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 August 2012
Tri-Caucus Marks 47th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965   Washington, DC – August 6th marks the 47th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a landmark piece of legislation ... read more >>
Assembly Member Bradford Congratulates Gardena Olympian Carmelita Jeter
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 August 2012
Assembly Member Steven Bradford issued the following statement congratulating Gardena Olympian Carmelita Jeter:   “I am excited and proud to congratulate Ms. Jeter on her amazing silver medal performance ... read more >>
A conversation with Mayoral Candidate Jan Perry
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Contributing Writer 09 August 2012
   Will Jan Perry be the next mayor of Los Angeles?     “I am proud to announce that I have raised over $1,162,908 since the beginning of my campaign for Mayor of Los Angeles,” said 9th district ... read more >>
Obama, Romney seek advantage out of jobs report
Written by JULIE PACE Associated Press 09 August 2012
  President Barack Obama talks about taxes, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in the Old Executive Office building of the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)     Grasping for ... read more >>
Voter Suppression Could Kill Black Americans’ Dream
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 August 2012
  Black leaders say that we must fight voter disenfranchisement and not let it deny us the gains made via the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that was passed almost 50 years ago.    The right to vote is ... read more >>
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement on Passage of African Growth and Opportunity Act
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 August 2012
Congresswoman Karen Bass WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights made the following ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Highlights 47th Anniversary of Medicare Being Signed into Law
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 July 2012
Congresswoman Richardson Highlights 47th Anniversary of Medicare Being Signed into Law   Cites Enormous Success of Medicare and Vows to Ensure Medicare Is There for Future Generations     WASHINGTON, ... read more >>
Obama criticizes Romney corporate tax proposals
Written by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press 20 July 2012
   President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at the Cincinnati Music Hall in Cincinnati, Monday, July 16, 2012. Obama was spending the day campaigning in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)   ... read more >>
The Mayor of Fontana
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Contributing Writer 19 July 2012
   Acquanetta Warren talks about her city   As mayor of one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the Inland Empire, Acquanetta Warren is making sure her constituents’ needs are met   “We ... read more >>
Al Austin makes history as the newest member of Long Beach City Council
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) and Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 12 July 2012
  Councilman-elect Al Austin  He becomes the third Black City Councilman in history of the city where he will represent the 8th district, the most diverse district in the city.   Newly elected Long ... read more >>
The House Democrats walked
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 July 2012
  House Democrats in front of the capitol after they walked out in protest of the contempt vote for Attorney General Eric Holder.  Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) at the mike. The Vote Against Holder ‘Highly ... read more >>
Chief Deputy DA Jackie Lacey endorsed by LA Democratic Party
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 July 2012
   Jackie Lacey CHIEF DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY JACKIE LACEY UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSED BY   LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY   LOS ANGELES - Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey, the front-runner ... read more >>
Republicans clash with AG on Fast and Furious
Written by Associated Press 18 June 2012
  Republicans clash with AG on Fast and FuriousBy PETE YOST Associated Press Attorney General Eric Holder clashed last Thursday with congressional Republicans seeking more information about a flawed ... read more >>
Democrats support Maxine Waters in ethics flap
Written by Rachel Rose Hartman and the Sentinel Staff 14 June 2012
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-D-35) Despite the 3-year ethics witch-hunt, congresswoman Maxine Waters enjoys tremendous support in her district and in the community in general House Democrats this week ... read more >>
Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement Regarding Prop 8
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 June 2012
MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING THE FEDERAL COURT RULING ON PROPOSITION 8 LOS ANGELES – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement regarding the Federal Court ruling ... read more >>
Election Results
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 June 2012
Last Tuesday's voting was the first primary with the new rules about the two highest vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation This June 5-primary is California's first foray into the unchartered ... read more >>
Landmark Legislation to Save California Millions Gains Momentum
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 May 2012
Landmark Legislation to Save California Millions Gains MomentumSB 1185 Creates Coalition to Arrest Underground Economy Sacramento - California could recapture $32 million annually under a proposed law ... read more >>
PRESIDENT OBAMA SPEAKS AT BARNARD COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 May 2012
President Obama at Barnard College N.Y.   (Photo by: David Wentworth) CAMPAIGN WATCH During President Barack’s Obama’s first campaign for the White House, what happened in Iowa sharpened his focus ... read more >>
President Obama officially begins has campaign
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Contributing Writer 03 May 2012
President Obama in campaign mode With the GOP nominee almost a certainty, the two-man race is about to begin.President Obama is about to hit the campaign trail, now that his presumed GOP opponent has virtually ... read more >>
Waiting for OBAMACARE(S) at the Supreme Court
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds Sentinel Managing Editor 04 April 2012
President Barack Obama signing the Healthcare Law in 2010 Now it's up to the U.S. Supreme Court to do the right thing for all the people: give them justice in the form of universal healthcare.In his first ... read more >>
President Obama appoints Yvonne B. Burke
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 April 2012
Yvonne Brathwaite BurkePresident Barack Obama recently announced the appointments of a group of men and women – including former supervisor Yvonne B. Burke – to key administration posts saying, “These ... read more >>
Chris Holden for Assembly
Written by Brandon I. Brooks Assistant Managing Editor 04 April 2012
The Candidate, Chris Holden His campaign information states that he is a leader who'll get California working again.In answering the question, 'Why am I running for the assembly?'  According to Chris ... read more >>
California legislators stand together to seek justice for Trayvon Martin
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 March 2012
California legislators stand together to seek justice for Trayvon MartinSenator Ted Lieu, Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III, Sen. Leland Yee, Sen. Roderick D. Wright, Assm. Steven Bradford and Assembly ... read more >>
President Obama Appoints Mayor Villaraigosa as Chairman of the Democratic National Convention
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr., Contributing Writer 16 February 2012
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and First Lady Michelle Obama (photo credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images).  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been tapped by President Barack Obama to be the gavel to gavel ... read more >>
Rep. Waters, right for the House Financial Services Committee
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 January 2012
Rep. Maxine Waters, senior member on the House Banking Committee As the senior Democrat on the committee, Rep. Maxine Waters has the seniority, knowledge and experience to succeed the retiring Rep. Barney ... read more >>
The State of the Union 2012
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 January 2012
PRESIDENT OBAMA AT THE STATE-OF-THE -UNION The President laid out a "Blueprint for an America built to last." Despite the apparent confusion among the GOP, he is pushing forward.  Last Tuesday, President ... read more >>
The Empowerment Congress
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 January 2012
Rev. Al Sharpton and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas at the Empowerment Congress Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas marked the 20th annual Empowerment Congress and laid out its accomplishments, goals and objectives ... read more >>
Karen Bass kicked off re-election campaign
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 18 January 2012
Rep. Karen Bass As re-districting has re-drawn her district, Bass is now gearing up to run for the new 37th Congressional district Rep. Karen Bass has just kicked off her re-election campaign. Now in the ... read more >>
The race for the White House continues
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 January 2012
The White House, the place where the candidates are trying to move into. Moving onto New Hampshire and beyond President Barack Obama just launched his 2012 campaign, and folks in New Hampshire are already ... read more >>
Wesson Takes the Helm of L.A. City Council
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 January 2012
Herb Wesson takes charge as first Black president of the Los Angeles City CouncilWESSON TAKES HELM OF LA CITY COUNCILAs a political pioneer in the state legislature, as the second Black assembly speaker, ... read more >>
The Senate says 'Yes'; the House: 'No'
Written by Associated Press 23 December 2011
It's a stalemate; the House GOP rejects 2-month payroll tax cut.WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Tuesday rejected legislation to extend a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for two months, drawing a swift ... read more >>
JACKSON VOTES IN FAVOR OF THE OMNIBUS BILL
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2011
JACKSON VOTES IN FAVOR OF THE OMNIBUS BILL Today Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL-2) voted "For" the Omnibus Appropriations bill.  The Bill passed with a vote of 296-to-121 with Democrats casting ... read more >>
BOXER STATEMENT ON PAYROLL TAX CUT AND BUDGET VOTES
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2011
BOXER STATEMENT ON PAYROLL TAX CUT AND BUDGET VOTESWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today issued the following statement after ... read more >>
Cain is not "ABLE"
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 08 December 2011
Herman Cain, bowing (waving) out ... his last 'hurrah'.--Photo Credit: David Tulis The Cain train has been derailed ... dead in its tracks; he's 'bloody and un-bowed' With his wife Gloria by his side, ... read more >>
Wesson--President of L.A. City Council
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 November 2011
Leadership is not new to Councilman Herb Wesson; previously, he led the State Assembly and this move will become natural for him. The skills that Councilman Herb Wesson exhibited as an assemblyman was ... read more >>
Carson Councilmember Gipson Announces Key Endorsements
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 October 2011
 Carson City Councilmember Mike Gipson Announces Key Endorsements In Campaign for Assembly District 64 CARSON, CA– Local Carson City Councilmember Mike Gipson has picked up major endorsements of two ... read more >>
JAN PERRY ENDORSES REGINALD JONES-SAWYER FOR STATE ASSEMBLY
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 October 2011
 Jones-Sawyer Secures Major Endorsement Shortly After Announcing his Candidacy LOS ANGELES, CA— Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry announced her endorsement today of Secretary of the California ... read more >>
Dr. King Would Have Occupied Wall Street
Written by Cameron Turner 20 October 2011
“The problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together. These are the triple evils that are interrelated.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.As the ... read more >>
Raising Cain
Written by Associated Press 20 October 2011
Herman CainSome polls have Republican contender leading the pack, but is that lead sustainable?LAS VEGAS (AP) - Republican presidential contenders attacked upstart Herman Cain's economic plan forcefully ... read more >>
Former County Supervisor, Yvonne Burke, Endorses Jan Perry for Mayor of Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 October 2011
Former County Supervisor, Yvonne BurkeCouncilmember Jan PerryFormer County Supervisor, Yvonne Burke, Endorses Jan Perry for Mayor of Los AngelesJan Perry today received the endorsement of former County ... read more >>
South Gate & Lynwood Leaders Rally Behind Isadore Hall Congress
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 September 2011
Compton, CA:  Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced the endorsement of South Gate Mayor Maria Davila today.  Mayor Davila joins a growing list of supporters from the Gateway Cities that includes former ... read more >>
San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chair Endorses Assembly Candidate Cheryl Brown
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 September 2011
 San Bernardino, Ca - In her run for the newly-created 47th Assembly District, long-time local business owner and community leader Cheryl Brown has received support from Josie Gonzales, Chair of the San ... read more >>
Dems Clyburn and Becerra Only Minorities on Debt Committee
Written by Special from the AFRO-American Newspapers 26 August 2011
Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif)Dems Clyburn and Becerra Only Minorities on Debt Committee Republicans Have No Minority or Woman Appointees-All White Males Special from the AFRO-American ... read more >>
The race is on for L.A. city council district seat 15!
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) & Tasia Smith (Intern) 26 August 2011
Assemblyman Warren FurutaniRobert "Bob" Farrell Justin Brimmer (4) CD-15 Map (FOR THE JUMP, IF SPACE PERMITS)The race is on for L.A. city council district seat 15!With the port of San Pedro as a magnet ... read more >>
CBC Stands up for jobs in the Black community nationally
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 August 2011
CBC Stands up for jobs in the Black community nationallyChairman of the CBC, Emanuel Cleaver Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35) Chair of Jobs Initiative Rep. Laura Richardson (CA-37) Rep. Karen Bass (CA - 33) ... read more >>
Obama criticizes GOP presidential field
Written by Associated Press 18 August 2011
President Obama in campaign mode After taking a lot of heat from both sides, the President is revving up into campaign made to strike back President Barack Obama launched a rare direct attack Monday on ... read more >>
Is criticism of President Obama by Blacks a betrayal?
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 August 2011
Tavis Smiley and Professor Cornel West Professor Cornel West and talk show host Tavis Smiley do seem to think so; they have embarked on a nationwide tour to showcase what they see as Obama not doing enough ... read more >>
Hall goes to Washington
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 August 2011
Congressional candidate Isadore Hall and Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) In viewing Assemblymember Isadore Hall’s website, it beckons his constituents to call if they have a problem.  So it is no wonder ... read more >>
Mayoral Election Committee raises funds
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 August 2011
 The Jan Perry Mayoral Election Committee has reached the $660,000 mark with eligible matching funds."I am honored to have found such great support for my candidacy. My record of delivering on key services ... read more >>
Boxer Statement on Agreement to End FAA Shutdown and Put 74,000 Americans Back to Work
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 August 2011
Boxer Statement on Agreement to End FAA Shutdown and Put 74,000 Americans Back to Work  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today made the following statement after an agreement was ... read more >>
Boxer, Roybal – Allard Introduce Communities of Color Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Act
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 August 2011
 Boxer, Roybal – Allard Introduce Communities of Color Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Act  Senate and House Legislation Seeks to Combat Rise in Teenage Pregnancy in Minority Communities Washington, ... read more >>
Open Letter to House Speaker John Boehner
Written by Blair H. Taylor 30 July 2011
Blair H. TaylorJuly 25, 2011Dear Mr. Boehner:I listened intently to your speech and the speech of  the President tonight.  I must say, I am saddened and even stunned by the approaches you are pursuing ... read more >>
Representative Janice Hahn sworn in
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 21 July 2011
Representative Janice Hahn of California's 36th Congressional DistrictAs the newly elected member of congress for the 36th district, Hahn will be back on the campaign trail in 2012, since she is only finishing ... read more >>
Assemblymember Isadore Hall Announces Endorsements from Local Elected Leaders
Written by Super User 18 July 2011
Assemblymember Isadore Hall Announces Endorsements from Local Elected Leaders Compton, California – California State Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced a wide range of endorsements today for his campaign ... read more >>
Boxer Praises Assistance for Homeless Veterans
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 July 2011
BOXER PRAISES $10.5 MILLION IN HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR HOMELESS VETERANS IN CALIFORNIANew Grants Will Help Veterans Access Affordable Housing, Job Training, Education and Other ServicesWashington, D.C. ... read more >>
Is Redistricting a Step Backwards for Blacks?
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 July 2011
Proposed district map When the law was passed mandating that redistricting was to be done by the voters instead of the legislators, it seemed like a great thing, but now .....By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel ... read more >>
Dr. Willie O. Jones Sworn in
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2011
July 5, 2011-4th District Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones was sworn in today to his first four year term. Councilman Jones was sworn in approximately 2 1/2 years prior upon winning a special election to ... read more >>
California Redistricting Commission Considers Gutting African – American Political Stronghold
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 July 2011
Visualization of proposed district map The Fourth of July holiday weekend, when Americans were taking the time to celebrate democracy, the California Redistricting Commission (CRC) was considering a move ... read more >>
Attorney General Harris Speaks on the State Budget
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 July 2011
The proposed $71 million cut will cripple California's statewide anti-gang and drug trafficking operations. Our Division of Law Enforcement leads 50 task forces across the state that target criminal gangs ... read more >>
Parks Sworn – in for 3rd Term as Eighth District Councilmember
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 July 2011
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks took the oath of office for his third and final term on the Los Angeles City Council. City Clerk June Lagmay swore Parks in, as family, friends and staff members gathered ... read more >>
Wesson Takes ‘Oath of Office’ for 2nd Term
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 June 2011
Herb Wesson takes the oath of office administered by City Clerk June Lagmay while his wife, Fabian looks onThe 10th Council District's annual "City Employee Appreciation Luncheon" Thursday was the scene ... read more >>
Compton School Board Member Micah Ali Met with President Obama
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 June 2011
Last Friday, Micah Ali, a member of the Compton Unified School District Board of Education, traveled to Washington, D.C. Friday to meet with members of the Obama administration and attend an intimate ... read more >>
Assemblymember Isadore Hall Announces Campaign for Congress
Written by Ismail Muhammad (Contributing Writer) 23 June 2011
Assemblyman Isadore Hall California State Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced his campaign for Congress today. Hall intends to run in a new Congressional District, which according to the first draft ... read more >>
Redistricting Black political survival
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 June 2011
The preliminary district maps are out and they spell a dramatic change in the California political landscape By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorAsk the average person about redistricting and ... read more >>
Janna Zurita Wins in Compton
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) and Jasmyne Cannick (Contributing Writer) 16 June 2011
Assemblyman Isadore Hall an avid supporter of Councilwoman-elect Janna Zurita She now becomes Compton's newest city council member after defeating a two-term incumbent.Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing ... read more >>
‘Straight Outta Compton’ Isadore Hall Endorses Janna Zurita for Compton City Council
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 May 2011
Assemblyman Isadore Hall and candidate Janna Zurita By Jasmyne Cannick, Sentinel Contributing WriterThree weeks from runoff election Compton native continues to build momentumWith three weeks to go before ... read more >>
Assemblymember Mitchell’s Bill to Limit Ticketing of Homeless Youth Clears Assembly
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 May 2011
Sacramento, CA--A measure joint authored by Assemblymembers Holly Mitchell (D-South Los Angeles) and Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) to protect homeless youths from being ticketed and harassed for loitering ... read more >>
Rep. Bass Introduces Congressional Resolution Recognizing May as National Foster Care Month.
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 May 2011
Congresswoman Karen Bass with foster kids First Legislation Introduced by Rep. Bass in Congress Continues Efforts Initiated in Sacramento by Honoring Foster Youth and Parents Washington, DC--U.S. Rep. ... read more >>
Bradford’s Legislation, AB 1384, to Reduce Recidivism, Passes
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 May 2011
SACRAMENTO, CA--Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) was successful in moving Assembly Bill 1384 out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 1384 would provide the courts with discretion to ... read more >>
AB 420 Davis on Redistricting
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 May 2011
SACRAMENTO--The California State Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting recently approved AB 420, legislation by Assemblyman Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles), which will change the way we count inmates ... read more >>
Janice Hahn for Congress
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 13 May 2011
The right to vote is a sacred honor, right and responsibility that so many African Americas have fought and died for. We must honor the memory and remember the pain sacrifice and wisdom of their efforts. ... read more >>
Jan Perry for Mayor
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 April 2011
Her candidacy will be history in the making- the first woman.The Ninth District Councilwoman has filed papers to run for mayor and as a result, she is poised to become the first woman and the first African-American ... read more >>
Dr. Jones predicated to win council seat
Written by Anton Bailey 01 April 2011
Assemblyman Isadore Hall and Councilman Dr. Willie Jones Compton's Business to Business RoundtableBy Anton BlakelyCompton, CA- 4th District Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones, and Assemblyman Isadore Hall, ... read more >>
Big Elections = Big Results!
Written by Brian Carter (Staff Writer) 10 March 2011
Parks, LaMotte and Wesson dominated and decimated in the elections as majority of measures ruled the ballots.By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer"The 8th district is not for sale!" said the newly ... read more >>
Boxer, Casey Laud Senate Passage of Bill to Prevent Lawmakers from Being Paid During Government Shutdown
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 March 2011
Senators Urge Speaker Boehner to Swiftly Pass Companion Bill in the House Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) today lauded the Senate's unanimous vote to pass their ... read more >>
Feinstein and Bass Host Leadership Luncheon
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 March 2011
From left to right are: Rev. Dr. Marvis Davis, pastor of New Bethel M.B. Church and president of the Baptist Ministerial Conference of Los Angeles and Vicinity; Rev. Michael Eagle, pastor of St. Mark A.M.E. ... read more >>
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Suit for $800,000 in Computer Kiosk Fraud Against African American Churches
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 March 2011
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit today seeking restitution and civil penalties totaling $803,100 in a scam that defrauded 33 African American churches in Southern California. Promoters ... read more >>
Wesson Grills City Officials on Obama Stimulus Spending
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 March 2011
Councilman Herb Wesson discussing the 10th district with President Barack Obama LOS ANGELES--Confronting an unemployment rate that has risen to13 percent, City Councilmember Herb Wesson grilled Los Angeles ... read more >>
Rahm Emanuel elected Mayor of Chicago
Written by Associated Press 25 February 2011
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel AP StoryCHICAGO--Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of the nation's third-largest ... read more >>
Fundraiser for Parks
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 February 2011
Rickey Ivie, Eloise Laws and Bernard C. Parks. Photo by Malcolm Ali The Committee to Re-elect Bernard C. Parks recently held a fundraiser for the 8th district councilman.The hosts were prominent attorney, ... read more >>
Councilman Herb Wesson Kicks Off His Re-election Campaign
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds & ED Johnson 10 February 2011
Wesson's Campaign headquarters (Photo by P.A. Edmead Jr.) Elected officials and the community came out to show their support for Councilman Herb Wesson and his work in the 10th district.By Yussuf J. ... read more >>

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The Swearing-in of Congresswoman Karen Bass
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 February 2011
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi swearing in Karen Bass (PHOTO CREDIT: Studio International) By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorThe auditorium was full to capacity with standing room only for those ... read more >>
Bernard Parks Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Special to Sentinel) 03 February 2011
Photo credit: Malcom Samuel By Jasmyne A. CannickLEIMERT PARK - With little over a month until Angelino's head to the polls, Saturday, 8th District Councilmember Bernard Parks' kicked off campaign for ... read more >>
Person of the Year: Attorney General Kamala Harris
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 January 2011
Attorney General Kamala HarrisWe enter a new year with an attorney general,ready to be “smart on crime.”By Brian W. Carter, L.A. Sentinel Staff WriterLiving in California, it is imperative that the ... read more >>
House Republicans Reward Corporate Interests
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 January 2011
GOP's first serious leadership act ignores America's grave economic problemsWashington--House Republicans have announced that a vote on repealing the recently passed health care reform law will occur on ... read more >>
Democrats Take Charge
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 January 2011
Attorney General Kamala HarrisGovernor Jerry Brown Bucking the national trend and following their decisive victories in the last midterm elections, Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris, ... read more >>
Statement by Congresswoman-Elect Karen Bass on Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, Senate Vote on DREAM Act
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 December 2010
Statement by Congresswoman-Elect Karen Bass on Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, Senate Vote on DREAM Act  Karen Bass: "We have witnessed today the hope of equality and the failure of opportunity in the ... read more >>
MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA'S STATEMENT ON SENATE BLOCKING THE DREAM ACT
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 December 2010
MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA'S STATEMENT ON SENATE BLOCKING THE DREAM ACT LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Villaraigosa issued the following statement today after the United States Senate blocked the DREAM Act:  "I am disappointed ... read more >>
Boxer Statement on President Obama Signing Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 December 2010
BOXER STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNING REPEAL OF “DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL” Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) released the following statement today after President Obama ... read more >>
Boxer Statement on Republicans Blocking Vote on California Judicial Nominees
Written by Super User 23 December 2010
Boxer Statement on Republicans Blocking Vote on California Judicial Nominees  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today expressed her disappointment about Senate Republicans blocking ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Instrumental in Securing Federal Funding
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 December 2010
Congresswoman Richardson Instrumental in Securing an Additional $624 Million In Federal Funding for California High Speed RailCongresswoman Laura Richardson (D-CA37) expressed her gratification with the ... read more >>
President Obama’s Healthcare Reform Law takes a hit
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 December 2010
Thus far, it has been two "yeses" and one no; and the fight has only just began.  One federal judge ruled that portions of the President's healthcare package are unconstitutional; and two others dismissed ... read more >>
The “State” of the Union
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 December 2010
A divided Congress (David Brown and B. J. Samuels)President Obama reluctantly conceded to the rich in order to help the working class and the masses of unemployed.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing ... read more >>
Sen. Price and Assemblyman Davis to lead the CLBC
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 16 December 2010
Sen. Curren PriceAssemblyman Mike Davis As the chair and vice chair respectively, implementing new policies to help the Black community throughout the state will be high on their agendas.By Brian W. Carter, ... read more >>
Rep. Watson Holds Final Year End Legislative Event
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 December 2010
Rep. Watson Holds Final Year End Legislative Event  Los Angeles, CA- Congresswoman Diane E. Watson (D-33) held her final annual Year End Legislative  Review at the California African American Museum ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Instrumental in Securing an Additional $624 Million
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 December 2010
Congresswoman Richardson Instrumental in Securing an Additional $624 Million In Federal Funding for California High Speed Rail WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Congresswoman Laura Richardson (D-CA37) expressed ... read more >>
Lee Statement On Taxes
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 December 2010
Lee Statement On Taxes WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement today after the Democratic Caucus meeting with Vice President ... read more >>
Charles B. Rangel: A legacy of service
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 December 2010
Congressman Charles B. RangelLast August, this publication headlined a story, asking the question is there "Racial Profiling in Congress?" The events surrounding the censure of Congressman Rangel may have ... read more >>
The President Keeps His Campaign Promise
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 December 2010
Despite disagreeing with Republicans, the President remains committed to the middle-class and to the millions of unemployed AmericansBy Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing Editor In an effort to keep ... read more >>
Kamala Harris – She Won Again!
Written by Sam Richard (Contributing Editor) 02 December 2010
In January, she'll make history when she becomes the first Black and first woman attorney generalBy Sam RichardContributing EditorSan Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris declared victory Nov. 30 ... read more >>
Despite Success, RNC Chair Michael Steele Remains Under Fire
Written by James Wright (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) 29 November 2010
 By James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington InformerRepublican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele's term ends in January 2011, and he has not definitely said whether he will run ... read more >>
Madame Attorney General
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 November 2010
Madame Attorney GeneralShe Won Again!  Kamala Harris is now officially the attorney-general elect of the state of California. By Yussuf J. SimmondsManaging Editor                  After ... read more >>
Rangel guilty: House ethics panel rules misconduct
Written by Associated Press 18 November 2010
Rep. Charles Rangel "I'm being denied the right to a lawyer," said Rep. Charles Rangel.  It's one of the fundamental rights of an American citizen.Associated Press StoryWASHINGTON--New York Rep. Charles ... read more >>
Parks' 8th Council District Only Area of City to See Job Growth in 2009
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 November 2010
Councilman Bernard Parks (8th District) The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce reported positive job growth in the Eighth District in their 2010 Los Angeles City Council District: 2010 Economic Report, ... read more >>
Vote Counters Needed for Attorney General Race
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 November 2010
The Kamala Harris campaign for attorney general needs our help.The polls have closed and with 100% of the precincts reporting its now clear that Harris no only came from behind to close the gap with her ... read more >>
Democrats Reject African American Voters and Paid the Price
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 November 2010
Did the lack of African American Voter Turnout Cause the Republican Election Tsunami?By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorWhen President Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, he received over ... read more >>
Rep. Clyburn has earned the right to be Minority Whip
Written by Danny Bakewell, Sr (Chairman, NNPA) 12 November 2010
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)As the second most powerful African American in the nation, he has demonstrated a keen awareness and the ability to be a leader in the House !By Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. Chairman, ... read more >>
Deval Patrick Wins Re-election in Massachusetts
Written by Super User 05 November 2010
Gov. Deval Patrick As the nation's only elected governor, he withered the wave of the GOP onslaught to serve for another four years.AP StoryGov. Deval Patrick bucked the anti-incumbent, pro-Republican ... read more >>
Election 2010: Heading for the finish line
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 November 2010
Election 2010: Heading for the finish line For California, this election is more than just for state offices, the entire nation is looking at California for leadership and we cannot disappoint them By ... read more >>
Obama: You'll Determine America's Course by Your Vote
Written by Sam Richard 28 October 2010
Obama works the crowd at USCThe President tells thousands at USC that their vote will be a choice that could move America forward or backwardsBY SAM RICHARD CONTRIBUTING EDITORPresident Barack Obama on ... read more >>
She Keeps the Obama Momentum Going!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 28 October 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama stomping for the Democrats in Los Angeles. -photo by Brian W. CarterFirst Lady gets a standing ovation. -photo by Brian W. CarterObama, Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady and Senator ... read more >>
Taking Financial Control – Financial Education Workshop
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 October 2010
Banking Industry Icon Byron K. Reed to Discuss Credit and the Housing Market at event hosted by Brotherhood Crusade and EXPO Center Sentinel Wire ServiceWells Fargo Senior Vice President and Community ... read more >>
High Desert African American voters seek to send one of their own to California State Assembly
Written by Super User 15 October 2010
Linda K. Jones High Desert African American voters seek to send one of their own to California State Assembly on November 2ndSentinel Wire ServiceEver since the great African American migration of the ... read more >>
The Next Mayor of Chicago?
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 September 2010
As a result of a recent announcement, there will be a vacancy in Chicago's top job, and the race has begun.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorThe race to succeed Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley ... read more >>
Ridley-Thomas Calls for Independent Inspector General Plan
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 September 2010
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas calls on the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority to develop a plan to create an independent inspector general Despite controlling hundreds of millions of dollars in public ... read more >>
Rep. Meek gains ground for Senate primary
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 September 2010
 Rep. Kendrick Meek celebrates his victoryThroughout the nation's history, African Americans in the U.S. Senate have been few and far in-between. Will the next one be from the state of Florida?By Yussuf ... read more >>
Inglewood’s Mayor: Danny Tabor
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 02 September 2010
 Tabor's victory celebration (Photo by Jasmyne Cannick)Councilmember Danny Tabor Was Elected Mayor of Inglewood in a Unanimous Victory — though he will be mayor for 62 days. By Francis TaylorSentinel ... read more >>
Former Inglewood Mayoral Candidate Johnson Endorses Tabor for Mayor
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 July 2010
 Former Inglewood Mayoral candidate Lorraine Johnson endorses Danny Tabor for Mayor.Former Inglewood Mayoral candidate Lorraine Johnson announced her endorsement of Mayor Pro Tem Danny Tabor for Mayor ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Announces Completion of $834,000 U.S. Department of Transportation Grant
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2010
Congresswoman Richardson Announces Completion of $834,000 U.S. Department of Transportation Grant to Complete Carson Bus Purchase ProgramToday, Congresswoman Laura Richardson announced the U.S. Department ... read more >>
And the Winner is…Holly Mitchell
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 June 2010
 Winner of the 47th Assembly district primary, Holly Mitchell, a single parent and head of the childcare advocacy nonprofit Crystal Stairs, surrounded by Congresswoman Diane Watson and Assemblyman Mike ... read more >>
Inglewood Councilmember Danny Tabor to Head into Run Off for Mayor’s Seat
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 June 2010
 (Left to right) Councilmember Danny Tabor, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Assemblymember Steve Bradford, and Carson Councilmember Mike Gipson at Tabor's Election Night Victory Party ... read more >>
Kamala Harris Wins Primary
Written by Joy Childs (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 09 June 2010
Kamala HarrisShe is now the official Democratic candidate for the office of the Attorney General of CaliforniaBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterAs it turns out, Kamala Harris was worthy not only ... read more >>
Rev. Jackson Endorses Reggie Jones-Sawyer for Assembly
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 June 2010
 Civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. and California Democratic Party Secretary and candidate for State Assembly District 47 Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sun., May 30, at First A.M.E. Church in Los ... read more >>
Jaaye Person-Lynn Swearing-In Ceremony
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 June 2010
 Jaaye Person-Lynn, son of Dr. Kwaku and Isidra Person-Lynn, recently passed the California Bar, and was sworn in last week as an attorney.  He is currently employed with the Los Angeles County Public ... read more >>
Reverend Jesse Jackson Endorses Karen Bass’ Congressional Bid
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 June 2010
 Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass and Reverend Jesse JacksonReverend Jesse Jackson endorses Bass' congressional bid; Leaders announce efforts to protect Californians facing home foreclosuresSentinel News ... read more >>
Candidates worthy of our vote!
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 June 2010
Kamala Harris | Danny Tabor | Maxine Waters Laura Richardson | Karen Bass | Jerome Horton Curren Price | Steve Bradford | Mike Davis Isadore Hall | Reginald Jones-Sawyer | Hector de la Torre Janice ... read more >>
Candidate for 47th Assembly District Refuses Contributions from Oil Companies
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 May 2010
 Reggie Jones-SawyerReggie Jones-Sawyer, candidate for 47th Assembly District vows to support an end to oil drilling in Baldwin HillsSentinel News ServiceAlready endorsed by community heavy hitters ... read more >>
Kamala Harris for Attorney General
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 May 2010
 D.A. Kamala HarrisThe candidate, Kamala HarrisSentinel News ServiceSan Francisco District Attorney Kamala D. Harris is a candidate California Attorney General. When DA Harris won election as San Francisco's ... read more >>
Rep. Waters Challenges Banks
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 May 2010
 Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Mark Alston with brokers, realtors and agents. (Francis Taylor for Sentinel)Congresswoman Waters in front of the bank representatives. (Francis Taylor for Sentinel)Black ... read more >>
Inglewood Councilmember Danny Tabor Kicks Off Campaign for Mayor
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 May 2010
Inglewood Councilmember Tabor with his wife Krishna and family at his mayoral kick off Saturday, May 1. Inglewood Councilmember Danny Tabor Kicks Off Campaign For MayorInglewood Special Election Will be ... read more >>
Benjamin L. Hooks "The Passing of a Legend"
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 April 2010
Rev. Benjamin Hooks Atty. Benjamin Hooks Commissioner Hooks Civil Rights Leader Benjamin Hooks Benjamin L. Hooks, The Passing of a Legend IN REMEMBRANCE OF BENJAMIN "BEN" HOOKS, THE LOS ANGELES SENTINEL ... read more >>
Steven Neal wins Long Beach City Council seat
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 April 2010
Councilman Steven Neal Steven Neal wins Long Beach City Council seat After losing in 2006, he easily wins 9th District with 52.3 percent of the vote By Evan BarnesSentinel Sports EditorIt's been over ... read more >>
Mayor Gives State of the City
Written by Pat Hendricks Munson 24 April 2010
Mayor Antonio VillaraigosaPHOTO CREDIT: PAT H. MUNSON Mayor Gives State of the City By Pat Hendricks Munson The city of Los Angeles is not out of the woods just yet and can expect more layoffs, closing ... read more >>
State Senator Price and Wright Endorse Hahn for Lieutenant Governor
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 April 2010
State Senator Price and Wright Endorse Hahn for Lieutenant Governor  Overwhelming majority of the Legislative Black Caucus sides with HahnState Senators Curren Price and Rod Wright today endorsed ... read more >>
Calif. Democratic Party Recommends Richardson for Congressional
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2010
CongresswomanCalifornia Democratic Party Overwhelmingly Recommends Laura Richardson For Congressional District 37 at Region 17 Pre-endorsement Conference in South GateSOUTH GATE CA-----Incumbent Congresswoman ... read more >>
Bass Gets Another Endorsement
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2010
Karen Bass endorsed by Supervisor YaroslavskyBass Gets Another Endorsement Leaders Call for Expedited Federal Funding for TransportationLos Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky today announced his ... read more >>
Bradford to Lead Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 March 2010
Bradford to Lead Assembly Utilities and Commerce CommitteeTop priorities include energy efficiency and rate payer protection Assemblymember Steven C. Bradford (D-Gardena) today announced that he has been ... read more >>
Will Obama Deliver on Healthcare
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 March 2010
Like a blast from the past, President Barack Obama back in "campaign mode," on the trail of Healthcare ReformWill Obama Deliver on Healthcare?As the battle rages on throughout the country, President Obama ... read more >>
Rep. Clay and CBC Colleagues Challenge Census about Black Advertising
Written by Super User 11 March 2010
Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO.)Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA9) and NNPA Chairman Danny Bakewell, Sr.Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA35)Rep. Sheila Jackson-LeeRep. Clay and CBC Colleagues Challenge Census about Black AdvertisingBy ... read more >>

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Black Leaders Unite to Send Bass to Congress
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 March 2010
Former Speaker Karen Bass and Congresswoman Maxine WatersPHOTO CREDIT-MALCOLM ALIBlack Leaders Unite to Send Bass to CongressIn a show of community support, Congresswoman Maxine Waters reached out to her ... read more >>
Assemblyspeaker Bass, Former First Lady Sharon Davis Endorse Councilwoman Janice Hanh for Lt. Governor
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 March 2010
Assemblyspeaker Bass, Former First Lady Sharon Davis Endorse Councilwoman Janice Hanh for Lt. Governor Pair also will Co-Chair Women for Hahn, along with CDP Vice Chair Alex Rooker The Janice Hahn for ... read more >>
Farewell to Charmette Bonpua
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 February 2010
Charmette BonpuaFAREWELL TO CHARMETTE BONPUACharmette Bonpua was the chief of staff for Los Angeles City Councilman Herb J. Wesson, Jr. and served as special counselor to Wesson when he was Assembly Speaker ... read more >>
Birotte Confirmed as U.S. Attorney
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 February 2010
Andre Birotte, U.S. Attorney, DesignateSenator Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on IntelligenceBirotte Confirmed as U.S. AttorneySelected by Senator Dianne Feinstein and nominated ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Chair of Homeland Security
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 February 2010
Congresswoman Laura RichardsonCONGRESSWOMAN LAURA RICHARDSON SOARS UPWARD AS CHAIR OF HOMELAND SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS, PREPAREDNESS, AND RESPONSE, AFTER LESS THAN THREE YEARS ... read more >>
Congresswoman Watson Retires
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 February 2010
Congresswoman Diane Watson   Congresswoman Watson retires ...A Career Well Spent, Ends Gracefully By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing Editor For almost four decades, Congresswoman Diane ... read more >>
Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III Named Legislator of the Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2010
Assemblymember Isadore Hall, IIIAssemblymember Isadore Hall, III Named Legislator of the Year by the California State Sheriff's Association Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D - Compton) ... read more >>
Rep. Donald M. Payne elected board chair of CBCF, Inc.
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2010
Rep. Donald M. Payne  REP. DONALD M. PAYNE ELECTED BOARD CHAIR OF CBCF, INC. New Slate of Officers and Rep. Andre Carson as Board Member Also AnnouncedWASHINGTON - The Congressional Black Caucus ... read more >>
Crenshaw Chamber Hosts First 47th Assembly District Candidates
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2010
Photo by Ian Foxx-Foxx PhotographyCRENSHAW CHAMBER HOSTS FIRST 47TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT CANDIDATES FORUM Being presented certificates of appreciation from the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce, candidates to ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Opens Offices in Every Neighborhood City in Her District
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2009
Congresswoman Laura Richardson (center) is joined by (from left) Councilwoman Lily Dodson, Compton Unified School District President Mae Thomas, Councilwoman Barbara Calhoun and Councilman Willie Jones ... read more >>
The Next Speaker
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 17 December 2009
Speaker-elect John Perez (A-46)The Next Speaker In January 2010, Assemblyman John Perez will officially join the men and women who have led the California State Assembly as the Speaker and put his legislative ... read more >>

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Damon Dunn: Republican for State Office
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 10 December 2009
Damon Dunn: Republican for State Office Damon Dunn   Damon Dunn knows what it's like to be a rookie. He faced it when he started different stages of his last career--his first year playing football ... read more >>
L.A. County Board Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Celebrates Milestones
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 December 2009
L.A. County Board Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Celebrates Milestones  Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas SUPERVISOR RIDLEY-THOMAS CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR MILESTONES ON ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HIS HISTORIC ... read more >>
Councilmember Parks Leads Chamber of Commerce panel discussion
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 October 2009
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks Leads Chamber of Commerce panel discussion on the Prevention of a Fiscal Meltdown in Los Angeles   Councilmember Bernard C. Parks participated in the Los Angeles  ... read more >>
Rep. Watson Announces Federal Appropriations for CA-33 for Fiscal Year 2010
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 October 2009
Rep. Watson Announces Federal Appropriations for CA-33 for Fiscal Year 2010  Rep. Watson issued the following statement: "Each year members of Congress have the opportunity to request funding for projects ... read more >>
Steve Bradford sworn in
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 October 2009
Steve Bradford sworn in 51 District Assembly member Steve Bradford, sitting with family, had a good chuckle during his swearing in ceremony on the lawn of Gardena’s City Hall when Inglewood City ... read more >>

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A Dream Fulfilled!
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 October 2009
           Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Yvonne Horton and Jerome Horton at Horton's swearing-in (photo credit Ian Foxx)A Dream Fulfilled!When Jerome Horton was appointed ... read more >>
Supvr. Ridley-Thomas, Community Stakeholders Urge UC Regents to Move Forward
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 September 2009
Supvr. Ridley-Thomas, Community Stakeholders Urge UC Regents to Move Forward to Provide Physician Services at MLK HospitalCounty proposes $100 million letter of credit to seal partnership deal Testifying ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Praises Violence Against Women Act
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 September 2009
CONGRESSWOMAN RICHARDSON PRAISES VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT ON ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARYRecently, Congresswoman Laura Richardson hailed the importance of the Violence Against Women Act on its 15th anniversary ... read more >>
Senator Price Statement on Proposed State Budget Compromise
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
Senator Curren D. Price, Jr. (D-Los Angeles) today released the following statement on the proposed state budget compromise reached between state legislative leaders and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger:"The ... read more >>
L.A. Sentinel Endorses Steve Bradford
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 30 July 2009
Life long resident of Gardena. Currently serving 12th year on Gardena City Council. Distinction of being the 1st African American elected for that position in 1997. Also more importantly the city of Gardena ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Announces $1 Million in Appropriations Shoemaker Bridge in Long Beach
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 July 2009
Congresswoman Richardson Announces $1 Million in Appropriations Shoemaker Bridge in Long BeachCongresswoman Richardson announced today that the City of Long Beach will be awarded $1 million in federal ... read more >>
Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center Denied Funding
Written by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (Special to the Sentinel) 09 July 2009
Today I inquired of Congressman David Obey of Wisconsin--Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee--why he instructed the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services to deny ... read more >>
Assembly Speaker Karen Bass Endorses Gardena Councilmember Steve Bradford for 51st Assembly District
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2009
Assembly Speaker Karen BassCouncilmember Steve BradfordAssembly Speaker Karen Bass Endorses Gardena Councilmember Steve Bradford for 51st Assembly DistrictState Assembly's top official calls Bradford a ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Introduces Resolution to Increase Access to Credit
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 24 June 2009
To fight the tightening of credit that has left many families and businesses without the means to pay their bills, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced H. Res. 553 today. The resolution calls ... read more >>
Tabor, Butler Scored Big Victories
Written by Francis Taylor (Staff Writer) & Yussuf Simmonds (Asst. Managing Editor) 18 June 2009
The results of the Inglewood run-off election return incumbents Tabor and Butler to powerOn Tuesday, June 16, the City of Inglewood held its run-off elections for one of four City Council Seats and three ... read more >>
AB 1121 Instant Runoff Voting Bill Passes
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 June 2009
A measure that aims to dramatically reduce election costs, increase voter participation, and save hard earned taxpayer's money passed the Assembly Monday. AB 1121, which is authored by Assemblyman Mike ... read more >>
Ridley-Thomas takes steps to implement Compton Creek Ecosystem Restoration Study
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 June 2009
Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board of Supervisors today urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to initiate a Compton Creek Ecosystem Restoration study.Home to more than 700,000 ... read more >>
State Assembly Approves Hall Legislation
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 June 2009
The California State Assembly today approved AB 331 by Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D- Compton), which would require property owners to provide written disclose to a prospective tenant ... read more >>
House of Representatives Honors Karen Bass for Historic Achievement
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2009
As Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) marks the one-year anniversary of her historic election as the first African-American woman Speaker of a State Assembly this May, the U.S. House of Representatives ... read more >>
Ambassador Ron Kirk Leads President Obama's Trade Agenda
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 May 2009
  Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative   Photo Credit: Shon SmithThe United States is one of the biggest markets in the world and it conducts trade--goods, services and policies--with ... read more >>
Rep. Maxine Waters Secures Millions for Projects in CA-35
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2009
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) held a press conference  to announce over $10 million in federal funding for 19 projects throughout her Congressional District. Funding for the projects was included ... read more >>

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Sentinel Endorsements - May 19th
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 30 April 2009
The Los Angeles Sentinel values public service and those who serve their communities honorably. It is for this reason that we support the following candidates who will provide the kind of leadership and ... read more >>
Compton's Own Eric Perrodin Is First Three Term Mayor in 100 Years
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 30 April 2009
Since being incorporated as a city in 1888 the City of Compton had never has a three term Mayor until its home grown Eric Perrodin accomplished the historical feat with his unanimous third term approval ... read more >>
Judge David S. Cunningham III Sworn In
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 April 2009
Judge David S. CunninghamNow comes Judge Cunningham whose achievements as a lawyer and his long standing service to the community has prepared him to continue his commitment of serving the people.David ... read more >>
Congresswoman Watson Hosts Working Into Recovery Job Fair
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 16 April 2009
Assembly speaker Karen Bass and Congresswoman Diane Watson33rd District Congresswoman Diane E. Watson delivered what is most urgently needed in our community with her recent "Working Into Recovery Job ... read more >>
County Supervisor Mark Ridley - Thomas Appoints Gloria Gray
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2009
Gloria GrayWest Basin Director Gloria Gray to County Water Quality Task ForceWest Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Director Gloria D. Gray, of Inglewood, has been appointed by L.A. County Supervisor ... read more >>
Tabor, Dorn Lead Run-Off
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 April 2009
Cariss McGhee (left) and Danny Tabor (right)Election Day in InglewoodThe results of last Tuesday's elections in the city of Inglewood did not render any major surprises of upsets. Inglewood held its ... read more >>
Assemblymember Lieu Receives Significant Award from Greenlining Institute
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2009
Assemblymember Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) received the "Distinguished Leader" award from The Greenlining Institute, in recognition of his efforts to save homeowners from losing their homes to foreclosure and ... read more >>
Assembly Acts to Connect Californians with Federal COBRA Assistance
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2009
 Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) applauded a bipartisan 74-0 vote in the California Assembly to pass AB 23, authored by Assemblymember Dave Jones (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Health ... read more >>
Eric Holder Sworn In U.S. Attorney General
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 April 2009
As the first Black Attorney-general, Holder took his place as the nation's top law enforcement officer and the head of the Department of Justice in the Obama administration. Pledging to protect the civil ... read more >>
Rev. Austin Williams Poised to Change Inglewood Leadership
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 02 April 2009
Community Advocate Ready to Move City ForwardAustin Williams has been an Inglewood resident for 27 years and pastor of True Vine Baptist Church in the City for 37 years, but he is coming from behind ... read more >>
Assemblymember Mike Davis Names Inola F. Henry as Woman of the Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2009
Recognized in Assembly Chambers In a ceremony held on March 16 at the State Capitol, Assemblymember Mike Davis (48th District) honored Inola F.Henry as the 48th Assembly District's Woman of ... read more >>
Senator Wright to Serve on L.A. Memorial Coliseum Commission
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2009
Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and the Senate Rules Committee have announced their appointment of Senator Roderick D. Wright (D - Inglewood) to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission.Wright ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Answers Her Critics
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 19 March 2009
About her advocacy of African American owned OneUnited Bank  By Kenneth Miller Sentinel Managing Editor Answering her critics in a carefully worded three page letter, Congresswoman  ... read more >>
Hotly Contested 26 Senate Seat Down to the Wire
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 19 March 2009
 Low voter turn out expected for March 24 election By Kenneth Miller Sentinel Managing Editor Four African American candidates vying for the California 26th District Senate Seat vacated ... read more >>
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Leads Pastors on Tour of South L.A.
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
Faith-Based Economic Development Projects Building on his accomplishments during his first 100 days in office, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas this week lead a group of 50 Korean and African-American ... read more >>
Compton City Attorney Goes After City Funds
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
Compton City Attorney Craig J. Cornwell is going after unscrupulous vendors cheating his City. Barely six months on the job, Cornwell has launched a large-scale effort to recover millions of dollars ... read more >>
Sprint to the 26th Senate District
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 12 March 2009
With a vacant Senate seat in tow, the race is on and the candidates are pulling out all the stops to get their message to the people. The race for state's 26th Senatorial district is shaping ... read more >>
President Obama Brings Message Directly to African American Media
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 12 March 2009
Two of the top cabinet aides on President Barack Obama’s  historic team conduced an exclusive forty-five minute exclusive interview with the African American media, including the Los Angeles ... read more >>
Hall Leads Efforts to Reopen King Hospital
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
 The Assembly Higher Education Committee approved ACR 2 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Compton). ACR 2 calls upon the University of California to expedite negotiations with the Los ... read more >>
Mayor of Gardena Wins a Second Term
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 March 2009
As the mayor of a progressive city and an assistant sheriff of Los Angeles County, Paul Tanaka is able to serve the people of Gardena and of L.A. County at the same time.   When Paul Tanaka ... read more >>
Local Election Returns As Expected
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 05 March 2009
Sentinel endorsees on cruise control to victory Low voter turnout did nothing to ruin victory celebrations for candidates endorsed by the Los Angeles Sentinel in spring primary on March 3 in Los ... read more >>
California Legislature's Challenge to Prop. 8
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
Resolution would put California legislature on record as opposing Prop. 8 and urging California Supreme Court to overturn it The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People today announced ... read more >>
New Frontier Democratic Club Candidates Forum
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 26 February 2009
The New Frontier Democratic Club, founded in 1960 and the largest and oldest historically African American Democratic club in the nation, recently hosted a Candidates Forum in the hotly contested, ... read more >>
Greuel Supports Purple Heart
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) today urged city officials to move quickly in establishing a Purple Heart award. At a recent meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission, Commissioner ... read more >>
Reddock Endorsed by L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
L.A. Community College Board Trustee Angela J. Reddock today announced the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce has endorsed her in her campaign for election to the L.A. Community College District's Board ... read more >>
Villaraigosa Opens Crenshaw Office
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 February 2009
With the March 3 Los Angeles mayoral election drawing closer, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is hitting the streets for his re-election campaign as he opened a campaign office this week in South Los Angeles. ... read more >>
Compton board member replaces Isadore Hall
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2009
Despite heart attack last month, Amos Clay is settling into new position The man selected to temporarily replace the vacant 4th District Compton City Council seat of former Compton Councilman Isadore ... read more >>
Hahn v. Salabaj in 15th District Debate
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 February 2009
Fifteenth District Councilwoman Janice Hahn squared off against her opponent Chris Salabaj in a debate recently in Watts in front of a number of members from the community. Salabaj held his own in ... read more >>
Reddock Makes Measure J Distribution, Jobs a Major Part of Campaign
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 29 January 2009
Members of the Los Angeles Community College District board approved $400 million in new college campus projects but board member Angela Reddock, up for reelection this year said she is aiming to "do ... read more >>
Feinstein Chairs Historic Inauguration Ceremonies
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 January 2009
"Future generations will mark this morning as the turning point for real and necessary change in our nation," said California Senator Diane Feinstein during a welcoming speech Tuesday as ... read more >>
President Obama's Journey
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 January 2009
Nearly two years ago then Illinois Senator Barack Obama announced his Presidential Candidacy. Since then the American public has seen his star rise at the Democratic Convention in Denver, on Election ... read more >>
Lawmaker is First African American Woman to Serve on Defense Subcommittee
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2009
Congresswoman Kilpatrick to Serve on Influential Subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee during Historic 111th Congress Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI-13) secured membership ... read more >>
Gang Plan Presented to Supervisors
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
 A much-delayed, proposed countywide plan to deal with gang violence was presented to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The plan's strategy is to bring together regional agencies to suppress ... read more >>
Local Woman Driven to Make Kids Happy During Holidays
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 08 January 2009
Marilyn K. Dorlac's 5th Annual Christmas Annual Toy Drive, and Fundraiser For the Needy Children was huge success It was evident during the recent holiday season that Marilyn Dorlac is someone with ... read more >>
Supporters rally behind Blagojevich pick, Burris
Written by By Rupa Shenoy (Associated Press) 08 January 2009
Just days before a high-stakes showdown in the nation's capital, the man selected to take President-elect Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat sought spiritual and political support on Sunday ... read more >>
Black Selected to Fill Obama’s Senate Seat for Now
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 January 2009
Former state attorney general, Roland Burris, was chosen by embattled llinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to fill vacant seat.Amidst controversy stemming from allegations that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich ... read more >>
Assemblyman Isadore Hall Takes Oath of Office
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 December 2008
Hall is a part of the new leadership that is setting the pace and charting the course for the next generation of political leaders. As soon as Assemblyman Isadore Hall (D-52) arrived in Sacramento, ... read more >>
Butler Poised for Re-election
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 December 2008
As a retired educator, Arnold Butler knows what the Inglewood School District needs to prepare its students for the real world. Education is the passport to one's future and it has been the lifeblood ... read more >>
Assemblyman Mike Davis Receives Legislator of the Year Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
The California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) honored Assemblyman Mike Davis this morning with the "Legislator of the Year" Award, during their Annual Winter Conference ... read more >>
Ridley Thomas on Coliseum Commission
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--The commission that oversees management of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has two new members, one of whom attempted to dissolve the panel last summer, it was announced. Real estate developer ... read more >>
Jamiel's Law Could Make the Ballot Next Spring
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--A last-minute push December 5 from supporters of "Jamiel's Law" resulted in more than 76,000 signed petitions that could get the initiative on the city ballot next spring. The family ... read more >>
Change of Power
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 04 December 2008
Mark Ridley-Thomas, Isadore Hall and Rod Wright have been passed the torch as they assumed their respective roles from political icons. The first item on the agenda for Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas ... read more >>
Price to Run for 26th Senate District
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 November 2008
Assemblyman Curren Price is scheduled to run for the 26th Senate District, a move that will allow him to continue his legislative service for the community The recent elections have created many ... read more >>
Mark Ridley-Thomas Wins with a Mandate
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 13 November 2008
He is the first African American male to be elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas has defeated Councilman Bernard Parks and will be the next Supervisor ... read more >>
Fight Continues over City Controller Duties
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2008
A fight over the city controller's ability to determine the effectiveness of programs overseen by elected officials could end up in a courtroom if a proposed charter amendment doesn't clarify ... read more >>
Runners File for 2009 City Elections
Written by Steven Herbert 13 November 2008
The initial filing period ended Saturday for the March 3 Los Angeles city election, and as expected, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa did not draw any high-profile opponents. Five more would-be mayoral candidates ... read more >>
Gang Prevention Measure Loses
Written by Alice Walton 13 November 2008
A parcel tax that would have generated $30 million a year for gang prevention and intervention programs in Los Angeles fell just short of the two-thirds majority it needed for passage. With 100 percent ... read more >>
Kamala Harris to Run for Attorney General
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 13 November 2008
She made her mark as the district attorney of San Francisco, now her eyes are focused on the state's top law enforcement office.  As a rising star in the political community and one of ... read more >>
Victories for Props 4 and 8
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 06 November 2008
Two of the most closely watched propositions on the California Ballot this year have won. Voters opted to ban same sex marriage and to continue, albeit narrowly, to allow private abortions for minors. ... read more >>
Will Jesse Jackson Jr. be the next U.S. Senator?
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 November 2008
Now that Barack Obama is the president-elect, the governor of Illinois will have to appoint a replacement to fill the remainder of his term in the Senate. Senator Barack Obama is now officially ... read more >>
Join the Sentinel to Vote Early!
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 30 October 2008
Want to vote early?  The Los Angeles Sentinel invites you to arrive at our office @ 3800 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004 @ 7:45am in the morning and we will escort you to the County Registrar ... read more >>
Parks: 'I Am a Democrat'
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 30 October 2008
LAS: In his mailouts, Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas has accused you of being the closet thing to a Republican Parks: I am a life long voting Democrat!! I was a elected as a delegate representing the Democratic ... read more >>
Colin Powell Endorses Obama
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 23 October 2008
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said he is "troubled" by the direction fellow Republican John McCain's presidential campaign is taking and that's why he will be voting for ... read more >>
Obama suspends campaign to visit ailing grandmother
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 23 October 2008
With his 85-year-old maternal grandmother in gravely ill condition, Senator Barack Obama has suspended his presidential campaign today and Friday to be with her in Hawaii. The campaign made no formal ... read more >>
Will It Be the ‘Obama Effect?'
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 October 2008
Much has been bandied about the so-called Bradley effect, is it real or just a theory espoused a generation ago?  The last presidential debate is now history and most of the polls conducted ... read more >>
We Vote For Change 08!
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 25 September 2008
 This years election will come down to a few votes in neighboring swing-states.  This Friday, Sept. 26th at 5:00 PM, there will be a debate watching party at the LA Sentinel Headquarters, ... read more >>
Kellie Hawkins Appointed Executive Director of the Commission on the Status of Women
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 September 2008
Kellie Hawkins, who has been serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Commission on the Status of Women since October 13, 2007, has been appointed the official Executive Director of the Commission ... read more >>
2008 Democratic National Convention Podium Schedule Thursday, August 28, 2008
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 28 August 2008
"Change You Can Believe In"Time Shown as local – Denver, Colorado MST 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (LOCAL)Live Performances (before gavel) Yonder Mountain String Band PerformanceJeff Austin, Adam Aijala, Ben ... read more >>
GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON TO SPEAK THURSDAY NIGHT AT INVESCO FIELD AT MILE HIGH
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 28 August 2008
DENVER – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) issued the following statement today on New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s speaking role during Thursday night’s Convention ... read more >>
EXCERPTS OF JOE BIDEN-DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 27 August 2008
EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY Denver, Colorado Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Barack Obama and I took very different journeys to this destination, but we share a common story. Mine began in Scranton, Pennsylvania, ... read more >>
Democrats Officially Nominate Barack Obama; Clinton joins in Acclamation
Written by DAVID ESPO, AP Correspondent 27 August 2008
DENVER (AP) -- Barack Obama, standing where no black has ever stood before, swept to the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday as thousands of national convention delegates cheered his improbable ... read more >>
2008 Democratic National Convention Podium Schedule Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 27 August 2008
"SECURING AMERICA'S FUTURE" Time shown as local – Denver, Colorado MST Hour # 1   3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (LOCAL) Call to Order The Honorable Leticia Van de Putte State ... read more >>
Securing America’s Future: OBAMA AND CLINTON NOMINATORS ANNOUNCED
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 27 August 2008
Republican Iraq War Veteran Michael Wilson, Senator Salazar (D-CO), Reps. Davis (D-AL) and Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to speak on behalf of Barack Obama Three Clinton Delegates, Including Civil ... read more >>
Full Text of Hillary Clinton Speech
Written by From Federal News Service 27 August 2008
Hillary Clinton during Democratic Nomination Speech.   Image courtesy DemConvention at Flickr.com SEN. HILLARY CLINTON: Thank you. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you all. (Cheers, applause.) Thank ... read more >>
UNEQUIVOCAL: Senator Clinton Urges Democrats to fight for Obama
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 26 August 2008
DENVER - New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a breathtaking speech during the Democratic National Convention in Denver soliciting the support of her followers in electing Barack Obama, ... read more >>
Democrats Bicker Over how Hard to Hit McCain
Written by SCOTT LINDLAW, Associated Press 26 August 2008
DENVER (AP) -- Democrats bickered among themselves Tuesday about how hard to attack John McCain as the party's former dominant couple - Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton - took center stage at Barack ... read more >>
Full Text of Michelle Obama's DNC Speech
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 25 August 2008
Michelle Obama during speech at the 2008 Democratic National ConventionThe following are prepared remarks by Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, for her address to ... read more >>
Villaraigosa Raises $1.64 Million for Re-election Bid
Written by Alice Walton, City News Service 07 August 2008
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa raised $1.64 million for his re-election campaign in the first six months of the year, according to campaign finance reports filed July 31 with the Los Angeles City Ethics ... read more >>
A Message from California State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 15 July 2008
Last week, I attended a terrific Democratic Unity barbeque, where I recorded a short video message for you about what I think is at stake in this election. Please take a minute to watch it.Sincerely, ... read more >>
2008 Voter Registration Drive
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 17 June 2008
Get Registered to Vote! The Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper asks all of it's readers to encourage their eligible friends, family members, and associates to become members of the voting population. ... read more >>
Congresswoman Diane E. Watson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 12 June 2008
She represents her constituents with grace, flair and commitment to excellence Congresswoman Diane E. Watson first went to Congress in 2001, having been an ambassador, a state senator and a school board ... read more >>
2nd Supervisorial Race Headed to a Run-off
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 05 June 2008
The race to replace 2nd District Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, one of the tightest and most expensive in history, will head to a November run-off between State Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas and L.A. City ... read more >>
Hall Stands Tall in Victory for Assembly
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 04 June 2008
Compton City Councilman Isadore Hall III withstood a nasty campaign fight wedged by candidate Lynda Harris Forster to dominate the race for 52nd Assembly this week. With a low voter turnout and vote ... read more >>
Bernard Parks Victory Party Invitation
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 03 June 2008
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Rep. Waters Switches Superdelegate Vote to Sen. Obama
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 June 2008
Congresswoman Maxine Waters today joined the chorus of superdelegates who have lent their support to Senator Barack Obama, who has effectively clinched the Democratic nomination according to several ... read more >>
Rod Wright Endorsed by All Eight Democratic Mayors in 25th Senate District
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 June 2008
Former Assemblyman Roderick “Rod” Wright is looking to jump back into the political arena, this time as a California State Senator for the 25th Senate District. Wright was elected to the ... read more >>
Another Watershed Coup for Hall
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 May 2008
With one week remaining until the June 3 election for the 52nd District Assembly race, Compton City Councilman Isadore Hall, III earned the powerful endorsement of Congresswoman Maxine Waters this week. ... read more >>
Maxine Waters
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 22 May 2008
Watching and listening to Maxine Waters stand up for homeowners threatened by the foreclosure crisis reminds me how fortunate we are to be represented by her in the United States Congress. During her ... read more >>

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L.A. Elite Endorses Isadore Hall for Assembly
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 08 May 2008
 Council president pro Tempore Wendy GreuelCouncilman Isadore HallCouncil President Eric GarcettiCandidate adds support of Garcetti and Greuel Two ranking Los Angeles City Council members pledged ... read more >>
Jeremiah the Wright Message for America
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 March 2008
Rev. Jeremiah A. WrightHe is a Community Icon, a Committed Leader an American Hero and the Latest Weapon Against Barack Obama Because of some of his sermons and particularly because he was the pastor ... read more >>
State Senate Race Heating Up
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 13 March 2008
The 30th Senate District will soon be available because of term limits and many of the potentials candidates are lining up at the starting gate for what could be a hotly contested race. According ... read more >>
Burke Endorses Parks
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 14 February 2008
County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke will endorse Bernard Parks as the next District 2 supervisor, she is set to announce today during a 1:00 press conference on the Hall of Administration steps ... read more >>
Obama Wins 14 States
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 February 2008
Senator Barack Obama, “This election is about the past versus the future; we are one nation, we are one people and the time for change has come.”  The results of Super Tuesday move a Democrat ... read more >>

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A Message to the Community From the Los Angeles Sentinel
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 05 February 2008
 VOTE TODAY, FOR A BETTER TOMORROW Dear Sentinel Family: This is the day we have waited all of our lives for, our parents, grandparents and ancestors have been waiting for, and many of them ... read more >>
The Race is On
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 31 January 2008
The race for the next county supervisor is heating up and it promises to be very exciting and competitive between the two main candidates: Councilman Bernard Parks of the 8th District and State Senator ... read more >>
Burke Leads Southland Leaders for Obama
Written by Alice Walton, CNS 17 January 2008
CNS - Amid cheers at a City Hall rally, six Southland leaders endorsed Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama Jan. 9, saying he is the only presidential candidate who will unite voters. Obama, who placed ... read more >>
Area Leaders Show Obama City’s True Colors
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 17 January 2008
California Co-Chair of the Obama for President Campaign, Majority Leader Karen Bass leads a multi cultural coalition of supporters who celebrated Obama’s Victory in Iowa and is looking forward to ... read more >>
Voter Registration Services Made Available
Written by City News Service 10 January 2008
CNS - Voter registration services will be available outside 17 Department of Motor Vehicle offices in Los Angeles County beginning Jan. 14, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Conny McCormack announced. ... read more >>
Barack Obama the Man Who Can be President
Written by Christine Sabathia 10 January 2008
It has been over four decades since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed allowing for Blacks to freely participate in the political process, but not until now has America witnessed a phenomenon ... read more >>
Choosing the Next President
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 January 2008
The first caucus of the 2008 presidential campaign is today and the field of candidates—both Democrats and Republicans—have their hands filled with major issues: (universal) healthcare, ... read more >>
Obama Addresses African Americans on Conference Call
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 13 December 2007
By Kenneth Miller Sentinel Managing Editor Christine G. Sabathia Sentinel Staff Writer As the country begins to hone in on the upcoming caucuses, the first of which will be held January 3, 2008 ... read more >>
Los Angeles Presidential Debate Cancelled
Written by City News Service 06 December 2007
CNS - The threat of a strike by CBS news writers prompted the Democratic National Committee to cancel a planned presidential debate in Los Angeles. The debate had been scheduled for Dec. 10 and was to ... read more >>
Maxine Waters Stays in Congress
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 22 November 2007
In an exclusive interview with the Los Angeles Sentinel the powerful congresswoman sets the record straight and says:  “I am not a candidate for the 2nd supervisorial seat”  After ... read more >>
Obama for America Taps Political Veteran Robert Cole to Serve as California Director of African American Outreach
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 08 November 2007
 Robert Cole and Senator Barack ObamaThe Obama for America campaign has tapped longtime community leader Robert Cole to serve as Director of African American outreach in California. Cole brings ... read more >>
New AFL-CIO Executive V.P. Baker Welcomed by Community Leaders at Sentinel
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 25 October 2007
Evan Barnes/Sentinel Photo WOMEN OF POWER: New AFL-CIO executive vice president Arlene Holt-Baker (center) stands with Assemblywoman Karen Bass (left) and Congresswoman Laura Richardson of ... read more >>
Mayor Villaraigosa's Firing of Jeff Raises Questions in City Hall
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 04 October 2007
It was another whirlwind day in the life of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this week as he began by ceremoniously reopening Homeboy Industries Bakery just west of Boyle Heights and north of his ... read more >>
Recall Set in Motion
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 27 September 2007
At Los Angeles Sentinel press time an unofficial tally of the recall ballots indicated that the Yes votes carried the day. As a result of the voting results, Lynwood Mayor Louis Byrd, and council members ... read more >>
Does He Have the Magic Touch?
Written by Stephanie Frederic 20 September 2007
In an exclusive interview with the L.A.Sentinel, Magic explains why he chose Clinton over ObamaOnly hours before hosting a fundraiser at his Beverly Hills home, basketball great and Laker Champion Earvin ... read more >>
Community Supports Security Officers
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 12 September 2007
 Their positions are prominent at banks, convenience stores and grocery chains, but their entitlement is obscure, something that Security Officers United in Los Angeles (SOULA) President Faith Culbreath ... read more >>
Hall Campaign Advances Two Giant Steps
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 05 September 2007
Isadore Hall III’s campaign today announced the endorsement of State Controller John Chiang and that they have raised over $135,000 by the June 30th filing deadline. According to official reports ... read more >>
Proposed Lynwood Development Draws Support and Criticism
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 29 August 2007
The City of Lynwood, California, already embroiled in political controversy with the pending trial of the mayor and one city council member for alleged misuse of public funds, the pending recall of the ... read more >>
Parks Sets Sights on County Seat
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 23 August 2007
Eighth District City Councilmem-ber Bernard Parks took his first step towards the Los Angeles County 2nd District seat to be vacated by Yvonne Burke at the end of her term, he said. His recently formed ... read more >>
Lynwood Voters Denounce Willoughby
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 August 2007
The city of Lynwood recently hired attorney Anthony Willoughby as its city attorney, apparently without a thorough review of his past as a practicing attorney or ignoring his questionable practices relative ... read more >>
It's Now Congresswoman Richardson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 August 2007
After the June primary, Richardson seemed unbeatable. She was the only viable candidate left in the race from either sideWhen Laura Richardson ran for the vacant seat in 37th Congressional district, there ... read more >>
City Council Votes in President, Pro-tem
Written by City News Service 12 July 2007
CNS - Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti won a second term as council president thanks to a unanimous vote by his colleagues July 3.Garcetti, the son of a former district attorney, became council ... read more >>
Mayor Responds to Community Report
Written by Jerilynn Johnson, Sentinel Intern 27 June 2007
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa participated in the Urban Issues Breakfast Forum of Greater Los Angeles on Friday, June 22 at the California African American Museum to discuss the accomplishments and impediments ... read more >>
Laura Richardson Wins
Written by Evan Barnes, Sentinel Staff Writer 27 June 2007
The votes are in and Assemblywoman Laura Richardson won the majority vote in the primary for the 37th Congressional District on Tuesday June 26 behind a united coalition of Black elected officials, labor ... read more >>
Poor People's Campaign Candidate Panel Richardson Advances, McDonald No-Show
Written by Francis Taylor, Sentinel Staff Writer 20 June 2007
The Poor People’s Collaborative Partnership, a non-profit organization whose main purpose is the struggle for economic justice (in America), recently hosted hundreds of potential voters and supporters ... read more >>
Tabor Wins Popular Vote in Inglewood City Council Run-off
Written by Francis Taylor, Sentinel Staff Writer 13 June 2007
In the hotly-contested election for the District 1 Council Seat in the City of Inglewood, Danny Tabor won the popular vote by a slim margin of 34 votes with all twelve of the voting precincts reporting ... read more >>
Editorial Board Meeting: Perry Speaks Out
Written by Christine G. Sabathia, Sentinel Staff Writer 23 May 2007
Councilwoman Jan Perry, who represents the City of Los Angeles’ Council District 9, says she was quite shocked when she picked up the Los Angeles Sentinel last week and read an article entitled ... read more >>
100 Black Men LA Elects New President
Written by Francis Taylor, Sentinel Staff Writer 23 May 2007
100 Black Men of Los Angeles Inc. recently announced the election of bestselling author and award-winning columnist Dr. Anthony Asadullah Samad who will succeed outgoing president, Dr. Louis J. Murdock.The ... read more >>
Wesson Will Not Run For Supervisor's Seat
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 May 2007
Councilman Herb Wesson has officially announced that he will not run to replace Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke when her term expires next year. This announcement comes at a time when the Black community ... read more >>
Who Will Replace Supervisor Burke?
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 May 2007
Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke has been the second district supervisor for over 15 years and has had a long and sterling career as an outstanding elected official for most of her professional life. ... read more >>
They Run to Keep Compton Rolling
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 April 2007
Councilmembers Isadore Hall and Barbara Calhoun are working tirelesslyso that the residents and citizens of Compton will have a safe, cleancity and a quality of life second to none.Councilmembers Isadore ... read more >>
Hillary Clinton's Message to Black America
Written by Stephanie Frederic, Sentinel Staff Writer 28 March 2007
Democratic presidential frontrunner and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clintonconfirmed to the Los Angeles Sentinel in an exclusive interview this week thatshe has hired two high-powered and influential ... read more >>

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