Written by Donald L. Crawford Sr. 23 April 2009
On January 30, 1988 a young Japanese woman, Karen Toshima, was murdered in affluent Westwood near the UCLA campus when rival gang members from South Central LA opened fire in crowded Westwood Village and ... read more >>
Keeping it Real with Rev. Al Sharpton
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 16 April 2009
In the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education on May 17th 1954, the Supreme Court decided that the Constitution of the United States must guarantee equal education for all American citizens. In this ... read more >>
Foundation Grants
Written by Super User 09 April 2009
Faced with Tri Caucus sponsored legislation that would require disclosure of their diversity in grant making and governance, ten of California's largest foundations announced last year a multi-million ... read more >>
In Support of Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Written by Earl \'Skip\' Cooper, II 26 March 2009
Why are the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal attacking an African American member of Congress who has devoted herself to issues of stabilizing the economy of the African American community ... read more >>
Written by Larry Buford 26 March 2009
How fitting is this? In January 2008 a Fresh & Easy market opened on Sycamore Street and Hollywood Boulevard. On March 20, 2009 a “fresh & easy” group called the Miracles was honored ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Pettus Bridge March Anniversary
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 19 March 2009
On Sunday March 8th, 2009, thousands gathered in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 44th Anniversary of the March across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that resulted in the beatings of civil rights demonstrators ... read more >>
A Man with a Vision
Written by Malik Spellman 19 March 2009
Who is this man with a vision and why should he care for us at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to eradicating Gang Violence from the many different Community’s that have suffered from ... read more >>
Making Black History by Investing In The Future
Written by Esther Sliver-Parker 12 March 2009
Black History Month 2009 is now history itself, but new Black history is made every day by African Americans who are willing to share their time, talent and resources with the larger Black community. ... read more >>
The Ancestors, Tyler Perry, My Sisters, and Me
Written by Mshujaa Komoyo 12 March 2009
Part 1 of 3 We should all be thankful when real progress is made. But progress made without due regard for the wisdom and guidance willingly shared by our leaders, elders, and ancestors may prove ... read more >>
Written by Malik Spellman 12 March 2009
I promised in my last article that I would share my space in the world famous Los Angeles Sentinel and give the opportunity to give real G's from behind the wall a chance to not be buried away ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Need for Civil Rights Activism and Leadership
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 05 March 2009
The resignation of the Mayor of Los Alamitos, California was appropriate given the country's current climate and abundance of racial hatred that is permeating in the wake of the election of the ... read more >>
Good Hood Cop
Written by Malik Spellman 05 March 2009
Well people we as a community have lost a great man, good brother and a Black urban professional from the hood by the name of Kenneth Garner. For many years I have seen this man in restaurants and ... read more >>
The Sacrifice And Chosen Status Of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright: Part 2
Written by Mshujaa Komoyo 05 March 2009
A New Perspective On His Role In The 2008 Presidential Election  (Part II)  I recently had a chance to hear a sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright at Bethel AME Church in Los Angeles. ... read more >>
I Need Help!
Written by Malik Spellman 26 February 2009
Dear beloved homies behind the wall I really need your help with stopping the killing of our youth out here in these streets. I would like to use all the juice that I have to help stop the killing ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: There's Nothing Funny in the New York Post
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 26 February 2009
Last week the New York Post published a cartoon that was troubling at best, given the racist attacks throughout history that have made African-Americans synonymous with monkeys. Upon seeing it, one ... read more >>
The Sacrifice And Chosen Status Of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright
Written by Mshujaa Komoyo 26 February 2009
(Part I) I recently had a chance to hear a sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright at Bethel AME Church in Los Angeles. His selection was titled "Looks Can Be Deceiving", and just as ... read more >>
Yes On Los Angeles City Measure B
Written by Rev. Eric Lee & Forescee Hogan-Rowles 26 February 2009
On Tuesday, March 3, South LA Voters finally have an opportunity to vote on a measure which will create jobs, develop clean energy and improve the air we breathe. We strongly urge support for Measure ... read more >>
God's plans for our lives
Written by Pamela Mason (Special to Sentinel) 19 February 2009
Many of us relish those special scriptures that encourage us from time to time, especially when we are being challenged in certain areas of our lives. One of my personal favorites is Jeremiah 29:11, ... read more >>
Obama's Stimulus Package Is Just What The Doctor Ordered
Written by Angela J. Reddock (Trustee, L.A. Community College Board of Trustees) 19 February 2009
For Community College Students Seeking New Careers in Health  If all goes as planned, the stimulus signed by President Barack Obama this week will result in an unprecedented, multibillion-dollar ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Why is Bernie Madoff Home?
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 05 February 2009
The disparity in the criminal justice system is profoundly illustrated in the case of Bernie Madoff the prominent investment manager who's hedge fund, Ascot Partners, was found to be a giant scam ... read more >>
Servant of the Lord and the People
Written by Malik Spellman 05 February 2009
They say that a man of GOD was asked once before what is it that the Lord loves most about a person? Well the answer is that with which a person is most consistent. At the moment I know of such a person ... read more >>
It Starts at the Local Level
Written by Carson Mayor Pro Tem Mike Gipson 05 February 2009
George Bush is out and President Barack Obama is in, but it isn't over yet. While what happens in Washington is important, it's what happens here in Carson twice a month that has a larger impact ... read more >>
SEIU--Betraying Brothers and Sisters
Written by Jameelah A Shukri 29 January 2009
Very few can live connected lives and never fail those who depend upon them. But betrayal is different from failure. It involves intentionally wounding those who have trusted you. Betrayal by a member ... read more >>
Keeping It Real: Black HIV Awareness Day
Written by Rev. Al Sharpton 29 January 2009
Twenty Seven years into the HIV/AIDS pandemic and still today in the United States, HIV/AIDS is a health crisis in Black America. Every responsible person, politician, pastor, parishioner and Black ... read more >>
Change is upon us
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 22 January 2009
President Barack Obama's presidency is significantly memorable because it represents a lifetimes worth of work and effort. More importantly it represents a lifetimes worth of work and effort paying ... read more >>