Detectives Looking for Suspect in Compton Shooting
Written by City News Service 10 July 2008
CNS - Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting death in Compton, a sheriff’s deputy said. The shooting occurred in the 400 block of South Cliveden Avenue, near Compton/Woodley Airport, about ... read more >>
Richard G. Hatcher
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 July 2008
 Mayor Richard G. HatcherAfter the Civil Rights Era of the 1960’s, the historic March on Washington and the passing of some sweeping civil rights laws, several Black mayors of major cities—especially ... read more >>
Eric Brown Joins the Office of Councilwoman Janice Hahn
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 10 July 2008
Councilwoman Janice Hahn is pleased to announce that Eric Brown, a former deputy mayor in the administration of Mayor Jim Hahn, has joined her office as deputy chief of staff. Brown will lead the Councilwoman’s ... read more >>
The Senator Continues to Lead His Unconventional Campaign on a Focused March to the Presidency
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 July 2008
In-keeping with the “unconventional-ness” of his campaign, Senator Barack Obama has scheduled an open-air event at Investco Field, in Denver, Colorado, next month where he will accept the ... read more >>
Inglewood Mayor Dorn Vows to Fight Charges
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 July 2008
Potential replacements wait in wings Seventy-two year old Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn remains free this week and has vowed that he would fight criminal charges that threaten his political future ... read more >>
Minister Tony Muhammad Wins $140,000 Settlement
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 July 2008
Minister Tony Muhammad could sit back and relax after he won a settlement for $140,000 against the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) after being assaulted in 2005, but he does not appear to be ready ... read more >>
Parole Sought in 1964 Murder with Racial Backdrop
Written by By Bob Johnson, Associated Press 03 July 2008
The crime—a pregnant White newlywed raped and murdered, the chief suspect a Black escapee from a chain gang—jolted residents of north Alabama’s Jackson County in 1964. The wanted ... read more >>
Program in Iraq Against al-Qaida Faces Uncertainty
Written by Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press 03 July 2008
Capt. David N. Simms wanted the tribal sheiks to have no doubts—the $500,000 his unit spends every month to pay and equip local tribesmen to keep peace here will soon run out and they had better ... read more >>
Newspapers, Reeling from Slumping Ads, Slash Jobs
Written by Seth Sutel, Associated Press 03 July 2008
Even for an industry awash in bad news, the newspaper business went through one of its most severe retrenchments in recent memory last week. Half a dozen newspapers said they would slash payrolls, one ... read more >>
GLAAACC Chair’s Company Among BE’s 100
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 03 July 2008
GLAAACC Chairman Gene Hale, President of G & C Equipment is among those listed in the Black Enterprises’2008 BE 100s, the 36th Annual Report on the Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Businesses. ... read more >>
Watts Pool Reopened after Attacks
Written by Alice Walton, City News Service 03 July 2008
The 109th Street Pool in Watts, which was closed by the city after six employees were attacked by as many as 30 men June 22, reopened June 25, amid promises of beefed-up security. Officers with the Los ... read more >>
Judge Upholds Special Order 40
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 03 July 2008
Los Angeles, a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants will remain that way for now, after a judge ruled to uphold Special Order 40 in a downtown courtroom last Wednesday. Members of the ... read more >>
Mother, Girlfriend, Babysitter Plead Not Guilty in Child Abuse Case
Written by City News Service 03 July 2008
CNS - A woman, her live-in girlfriend and a babysitter pleaded not guilty June 25, to charges of abusing the woman’s 5-year-old son, who suffered injuries that one law enforcement veteran described ... read more >>
Coleman Young
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 July 2008
 Mayor Coleman Young views his cityColeman Young was famous for the blunt statements he sometimes used publicly because they were often peppered with profanity. He said, “Swearing is an art ... read more >>
Inglewood Police and CHP Accused of Misconduct
Written by Super User 03 July 2008
Brandon BainesA 25-year-old African-American man is alleging that officers from the Inglewood Police Department and the California Highway Patrol used excessive force in detaining—but not arresting—him ... read more >>
Hundreds Turn Out at Unite for Change Rally in Leimert Park
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 July 2008
Photo credit:?Shon SmithFuture voter, Elias Omar, 15-yrs.old From all over Los Angeles, people gathered at Leimert Park last Saturday at the Unite for Change rally to support Senator Barack Obama, ... read more >>
Black Celebrities and Civic Leaders Join HIV/AIDS ‘Test 1 Million’ Campaign
Written by Tony Wafford 03 July 2008
Photo credit: Shon SmithEric “Lil Eazy-E” Wright Jr. Stands Outside of Mobil HIV/AIDS testing van after getting testing for the virus and urging others to do the same.The Black AIDS Institute’s ... read more >>
AEG Shuns Harold & Belle’s
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 July 2008
Jason Lewis for SentinelHarold &?Belle’s fine dining restaurant has been a popular staple in the community for 40 years.Did Entertainment Giant Lock Out Legendary Black Eatery From L.A. Live ... read more >>
Two Facing Life for Shooting of Six-Year-Old
Written by City News Service 02 July 2008
CNS - Two men accused in a Harbor Gateway-area shooting that critically wounded a 6-year-old boy who was in an SUV with his family were ordered to stand trial recently on attempted murder and other charges. ... read more >>
Dorn and the D.A.
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 June 2008
There has been an ongoing investigation of alleged loan improprieties by Inglewood officials since 2006 The Los Angeles County District Attorney recently issued a statement charging Mayor Roosevelt ... read more >>
Maynard Jackson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 June 2008
Maynard JacksonWhen Maynard Jackson was elected the first Black mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, he also became the first Black mayor of a major southern city. (That same year Thomas “Tom” Bradley ... read more >>
Cyrus Theodore Greene, MD
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 26 June 2008
Local Surgeon for over 40 years Cyrus Theodore Greene was born on December 18, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born the middle child of Bessie Mae Hawkins and Cyrus T. Greene Sr., Cyrus grew up in ... read more >>
Remembering Mary Ann Mitchell
Written by Myra Blackburn, Sentinel Intern 26 June 2008
Business owner, political activist, community leader, mentor, and teacher Mary Ann Mitchell was born in Memphis Tennessee and was the second child of four girls and an older brother. After graduating ... read more >>
Maryland Elects First Black Woman to Congress
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 June 2008
LANHAM, MD. - Democratic lawyer and non-profit executive Donna Edwards won a special election Tuesday to become Maryland’s first black woman elected to Congress. Edwards beat Republican Peter James ... read more >>
Zimbabwe Elections Take High Human Toll
Written by Angus Shaw, Associated Press 26 June 2008
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Sunday that his decision to withdraw from this week’s presidential runoff was motivated by the “orgy of violence” including rape, torture, murder ... read more >>