Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! and the Economy
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 September 2011
President Obama speaking at a university in Richmond As an aggressive follow-up to his address to Congress on his jobs creation bill last week, President Obama is on the road, taking that message directly ... read more >>
Powell and Rice rebuffs Cheney
Written by AP Story 07 September 2011
General Colin PowellDr. Condoleezza Rice The first two Black Secretaries of State dismiss the former vice president's version of events in his book as "cheap shots" and misleading General Colin Powell, ... read more >>
9/11- Ten years later
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 September 2011
A tribute in lights signify where the towers were ... One of the daunting questions that is being asked by many Americans, 10 years later is: "Are we safer and/or more secure now?" As the anniversary of ... read more >>
White House Rejects Bid for Marcus Garvey Posthumous Pardon
Written by Tony Best Special to the NNPA from the New York Carib News 07 September 2011
The Honorable Marcus Garvey A bid to secure a posthumous presidential pardon for Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaica's first national hero, has been rejected out of hand by the Barack Obama White House in Washington. ... read more >>
L.A.'s new Fire Chief
Written by Peter Brown, Sentinel contributing writer 07 September 2011
Brian L Cummings Mayor Villaraigosa Nominates Third Consecutive African American to Lead the Los Angeles Fire DepartmentLos Angeles, CA--In a historic and unprecedented move, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ... read more >>
Alpha Phi Alpha honors Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 September 2011
Members of Alpha Phi Alpha, along with the King family and other guests pose in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. --Photo by Jason LewisMembers of Alpha Phi Alpha, who spear headed and were ... read more >>
Karen Bass Launches Grassroots Fundraising Campaign in Reelection to Congress
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 September 2011
Bass Running in California's Newly Created 37thCongressional District That Includes Los Angeles, Culver CityKaren Bass launched her grassroots fundraising campaign today for her reelection to Congress ... read more >>
Town Hall Meeting
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 02 September 2011
(L to R) Reps. Andre Carson, Hank Johnson, Laura Richardson, Barbara Lee, Hanson Clarke, Maxine Waters, Emanuel Cleaver, John Conyers, Cedric Richmond, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Rev Jesse Jackson, Karen Bass, ... read more >>
Dr. Benjamin F. Payton
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) and Tasia Smith (Intern) 02 September 2011
Dr. Benjamin F. Payton Dr. Payton's final speech as presidentDr. Payton presenting an award to a former studentThe Benjamin F. Payton HallLEGENDSBy Yussuf J. Simmonds and Tasia SmithDr. Benjamin F. Payton"Visionary ... read more >>
Tau Gamma Delta Sorority Elects Local Woman to Lead
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 September 2011
L.A. resident Jessie Freeman elected as Tau Gamma Delta Sorority National President. Los Angeles, Calif. -- Members of the Tau Gamma Delta Sorority, Inc. recently elected Los Angeles resident, Jessie Freeman ... read more >>
WESSON CAMPERS HAVE A BLAST!
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 September 2011
Councilman Herb Wesson with youth at camp Over 100 inner city youth from Council District 10 just returned last night from a 3-day/2-night camping adventure at Camp Wesson.  Situated in Griffith Park, ... read more >>
Hurricane Irene
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 September 2011
Hurricane Irene's devastationThough the scope of the damage was devastating, lessons learned from the past were able to mitigate major loss of human life.  This time the administration was prepared.Despite ... read more >>
Remembering Katrina: Six Years Later
Written by Jesse Muhammad, the Final Call 01 September 2011
The landfall wrath of Hurricane Katrina coupled with the breaching of the levees on August 29, 2005 caused hundreds of thousands to be displaced throughout the country and claimed the lives of over 1,400 ... read more >>
Motown's Esther Gordy Edwards succumbs
Written by Larry Buford 01 September 2011
Esther Gordy EdwardsEsther Gordy Smokey Robinson and Esther Gordy Barry Gordy and Esther Gordy  Before Motown, it was Hitsville and her vision created the Hitsville Museum, now a Detroit landmarkThe ... read more >>
Back to School
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) & Ann Marie Garten 01 September 2011
The Barbershop Once a year for the past 13 years, Mothers In Action has been holding a ‘Back to School’ What started as a gentle breeze has evolved into a whirlwind of activities for the children ... read more >>
In Memory of Richard Stewart
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 August 2011
Richard Stewart Richard Stewart was born December 17, 1917 in Chandler, OK. He graduated from Douglas High School in 1938. Richard enlisted in the army and served over 5 years and is a veteran of WWII. ... read more >>
Earthquake Rocks Washington, D.C. Area
Written by Associated Press 26 August 2011
Earthquake Rocks Washington, D.C. Area No, it's not the West Coast, this time it's the East CoastAP StoryWASHINGTON - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, ... read more >>
A soldier has passed on
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 August 2011
Brother Abdul Wali MuhammadA soldier has passed onBrother Abdul Wali Muhammad was laid to rest in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Those who knew Brother Wali soldiered with him and worked ... read more >>
"Fields of Vision" Series Features 20th-Century Photographers
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 August 2011
"Fields of Vision" Series Features 20th-Century Photographers Three New Volumes Feature the work of Gordon Parks, Arthur Rothstein, Carl Mydans The more than 172,000 black-and-white and 1,600 color images ... 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 >>
Libya...
Written by Associated Press 26 August 2011
Libyan rebels entering TripoliLibya...Iraq, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Egypt, now Libya, which middle-eastern country is next, and will regime change equal western-style democracy?AP StoryWASHINGTON (AP)--The ... 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 >>
WESSON BREAKS GROUND ON PARK IMPROVEMENTS
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 August 2011
Councilman Herb Wesson with his constituents at the Memorial Park Annex ground-breaking LOS ANGELES—Councilmember Herb J. Wesson, Jr., was joined by neighborhood leaders and community residents at the ... read more >>
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Holds Health Care Reform Town Hall at USC
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 August 2011
Rep. Karen Bass at USC town hall speaking on healthcare issues. —Photo: All rights reserved by Rep. Karen Bass On Sunday, August 14th, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass held a Health Care Reform Town Hall examining ... read more >>