Police Chief Credits Gang Crime Drop to ‘New Approach’
Written by City News Service 17 January 2008
CNS - Gang-related crime in Los Angeles dropped 3.8 percent in 2007, according to newly released statistics, which Los Angeles Police Department Chief William Bratton credited to “a new approach.” ... 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 >>
Sheriff’s Department Named Interpol Point Contact
Written by City News Service 17 January 2008
CNS - The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been named as the official point of contact for Interpol matters within the county, outside of the city of Los Angeles. “Our goal is ... 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 >>
SCLC Unveils 'City Hall WATCH'
Written by Christine Sabathia 17 January 2008
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles has kicked off its 31st annual King Week celebration with the announcement of City Hall WATCH, a collaborative effort of community ... read more >>
An Exclusive Conversation with Susan L. Taylor
Written by Barbara Perkins 17 January 2008
The long time Essence Editor talks about leaving Essence, her plans for helping young African American Children and her plans for the future. “Family, celebrate with me,” were the words ... read more >>
Head Start Programs Expand Across U.S.
Written by NNPA 10 January 2008
NNPA - President Bush has signed into law a reauthorization of Head Start, the education program that gives low-income children a boost before beginning Kindergarten. The bill, sponsored by Michigan ... read more >>
Iowa’s Big Lesson: Stick to the Basics
Written by Mike Glover 10 January 2008
AP - After all the campaigns’ sophisticated media tactics and high-tech maneuvering, Iowa voters offered the presidential candidates a version of Politics 101: In this state, stick to the basics. ... read more >>
Civil Rights Revisited
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 10 January 2008
If Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were alive today, he would be looking forward to his 79th birthday on January 15. Many have attempted over the years to ponder how he would feel and what he would ... 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 >>
SCLC Ready to Celebrate 31st Annual King Week
Written by Christine Sabathia 10 January 2008
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles is more than ready for the events planned during King Week, which begins January 11 and culminates January 21. In honor of Dr. Martin ... read more >>
Los Angeles Sentinel Turns 75
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 January 2008
This year the Los Angeles Sentinel will show the world what it has accomplished over the last 75 years and its plans for the future. In 2008, the Los Angeles Sentinel turns 75 and plans to share its ... read more >>
Hillary Proves Why She Can’t Be Counted Out
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 January 2008
She rebounds with a narrow victory over Obama in New Hampshire In an extraordinary display of political moxie, Senator Hillary Clinton proved that she definitely cannot be counted out. Displaying ... 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 >>
Mayor Villaraigosa Announces New Funding for Housing and Homelessness Programs
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 03 January 2008
Following turnaround of City housing agency, federal officials award total of $72 million to City homeless programs Delivering on his pledge to reform the City’s housing agency and tackle the challenge ... read more >>
Justice Clarence Thomas Visits Southern Calif. to Promote 'My Grandfather’s Son'
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 03 January 2008
Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, recently made a return-visit to Southern California when he appeared at Chapman University, in Orange California, to promote and ... read more >>
Kappas Host National Founder’s Day in Los Angeles
Written by Evan Barnes 03 January 2008
By Evan Barnes Sentinel Staff Writer Kappa Alpha Psi., Inc., the second oldest predominately Black fraternity in America, will host its 3rd Annual National Founders Day this weekend in Los Angeles, marking ... 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 >>
King Parade Queen Named
Written by Christine Sabathia 03 January 2008
 A new queen is crowned: Adriana Constante (seated) is crowned 2008 queen of the Kingdom Day Parade. L to R: Wyvetta Taylor, first runner up; Alexandria Hutchinson, 2007 queen; and Kameron Brown, ... read more >>
Police Commission Approves Financial Disclosure Policy for Officers
Written by Alice Walton 27 December 2007
CNS - A plan to require police officers who frequently handle confiscated cash and contraband to disclose personal financial details to LAPD auditors was unanimously approved Dec. 20 by the Los Angeles ... read more >>
Feds, Locals Join Forces to Federally Prosecute Gang Members Held in Area Jails
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 27 December 2007
More than 20 Southern California gang members awaiting release from area jails and state prisons are facing new criminal charges today as a part of “Operation Winter Warning,” an expanded ... read more >>
Get To Know Your Neighbor: Carla Carter
Written by Christine Sabathia 27 December 2007
“I give to live and I live to give...” At 43 years old, Carla Carter can now proudly say she is (still) here, standing strong and ready to help the world. As an author, motivational speaker ... read more >>
Jordan Downs, Nickerson Gardens Residents Treated to Pre-Christmas Parties, Gifts
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 27 December 2007
 Tyronne Freeman, Chair of the SCLCLA, mixes it up with the children at Jordan Downs Public Housing Complex, during their pre-Christmas turkey and gift giveaway.Hundreds of residents of the Jordan ... read more >>
Local Girl Rides for Life
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 27 December 2007
Robyn Bell is an honor roll student, a ‘trooper,’ and a ‘survivor,’ mom says. Thirteen year old Robyn Bell of South Los Angeles will be representing The Sickle Cell Foundation ... read more >>
Plans to Reopen Vision Underway
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 27 December 2007
Elected officials joined patrons of the arts in South Los Angeles December 14, to kick off the reopening of Leimert Park’s Vision Theater, a move they hope will revitalize the small business community ... read more >>

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