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Debbie Allen Dance Academy Celebrates Grand Opening
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 16 July 2009
Berry Gordy (2nd to the right) celebrates with Debbie Allen (far right) at the grand opening of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angles. Photo by Francis Taylor for SentinelThe Debbie Allen Dance ... read more >>
California’s State Budget Fiasco
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 July 2009
Speaker Karen BassSenator Rod WrightAssemblyman Mike DavisCalifornia's State Budget FiascoIOUs, Furlough Fridays, Early Prison Releases, Reduced Services, Tuition Increases and a Decline in Credit Rating ... read more >>
Rev. Jackson to Extend Investigation of Historical Chicago Cemetery Plot Scheme
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 16 July 2009
The Rev. Jesse Jackson stands in an area in the rear of Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip Ill. Thursday, July 9, 2009. Prosecutors on Thursday charged three gravediggers and a manager in an elaborate scheme in ... read more >>
Rev. Eric Lee’s Book Solidifies Stance Against Prop. 8
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 16 July 2009
Rev. Eric LeeRev. Lee Book Solidifies Stance Against Prop. 8National SCLC at odds with L.A. presidentLos Angeles Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) president The Rev. Eric Lee will be the ... read more >>
President Obama Picks Surgeon General
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 July 2009
Dr. Regina BenjaminObama picks Surgeon GeneralAn African American from the Deep South gets the nod to be the nation's doctor.Dr. Regina Benjamin was nominated by President Barack Obama to the next surgeon ... read more >>
Supreme Court Provides Temporary Victory for Troy Davis
Written by Alan King (Special to NNPA Afro-American Newspapers) 08 July 2009
Troy DavisSupreme Court Provides Temporary Victory for Troy Davis By. Alan KingSpecial to the NNPA from the Afro-American NewspapersAfter nearly 18 years on death row for killing an off-duty Georgia police ... read more >>
Carl Brashear: First Black Master Diver
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 July 2009
Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear, the first Black Master Diver in the U.S. Navy, poses with actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. on the set of the 2000 film Men of Honor, which was inspired by Brashear's life.  ... read more >>
Michael Jackson Timeline
Written by Pharoh Martin 02 July 2009
  August 29, 1958--Michael Joseph Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana. He is Joseph and Katherine Jackson's seventh child of nine.1964--Jackson and brothers Marlon, Jackie, Tito and Jermaine form the ... read more >>
Peace, Be Still
Written by Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Columnist) 02 July 2009
 As I think about Michael Jackson, I am listening to John Legend sing "Green Light", and thinking about Black men, music and movement. It seems redundant to add my thought to the many that have chimed ... read more >>
All That’s Left Now Is His Music
Written by Hazel Trice Edney 02 July 2009
 Michael Jackson. The name itself is synonymous with music legend. That is why reports of his death from cardiac arrest June 23 continue to stun fans around the world this week.As details of this surreal ... read more >>
World Mourns Michael
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 02 July 2009
Fans mourn Michael Jackson’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.The late Michael Jackson with Los Angles Sentinel’s executive publisher Danny Bakewell Sr. at Jesse Jackson’s birthday ... read more >>
Bakewell Elected to Lead Black Press across Nation
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 July 2009
Danny Bakewell Sr.Bakewell Elected to Lead Black Press Across the NationExecutive publisher of the oldest and largest Black community newspaper earns top position with the historic federation of more than ... read more >>
Congresswoman Kilpatrick Commends International Trade Commission
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI-13) today praised the International Trade Commission's (ITC) ruling that a surge of imports of tires from China has injured domestic tire industry workers. "This ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Announces New Small Businesses Lending Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
Congresswoman Richardson announced that many area small businesses may be eligible for interest-free loans under a new program created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The "America's ... read more >>
Black Shareholders Demand Inquiry into SEC
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
Commission halts trading of revolutionary 'The Peoples Company'Petro America Corp. founder and Chief Executive Officer Owen Hawkins decided several months ago to launch a company that would allow for the ... read more >>
Assemblymember Hall Welcomes Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. to State Capitol
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D- Compton) today welcomed over 100 members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. to the State Capitol for their annual service and advocacy day.Members from ... read more >>

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Machinists and Aerospace Workers Annual Conference
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
Congresswoman Richardson visits with troops in IraqCongresswoman Richardson Votes to Secure $2.2 Billion in Funding for the C-17 Aircraft, Preserves 11,000 California Jobs and Initiates the Fiscal Drawdown ... read more >>
U.S. Senate Apologizes for Slavery
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 25 June 2009
After years of skirting the issue, the Senate, in a surprising move, unanimously passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and sent it to the House of Representatives.What's next? Do reparations follow? ... read more >>
NAACP Celebrates 100 Years
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 June 2009
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The Impact of a Father
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 June 2009
Being a father is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, experiences that a man can have. It is a role that takes total commitment. It's shaping young people's lives. Young people's wellbeing is at ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Reminds Residents to Prepare for June 12th Digital Television Transition
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 June 2009
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) is working to ensure that residents of her district have the most up-to-date information regarding the June 12th transition of all television programming in the United ... read more >>
Senator-elect Price to take Oath
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 June 2009
Senator-elect Curren Price, the Democratic Party winner in the May 19, 2009 Special Election runoff, will take his oath of office in the State Senate Chambers on Monday, June 8 and assume his official ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Announces That California Will Receive $12 Million in Grant Funding
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 June 2009
Congresswoman Laura Richardson today announced that California will be the recipient of nearly $12 million in federal grant funding to enhance cooperation and coordination between federal, state and local ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Acts to Help Car Buyers and Car Dealers
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 June 2009
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) today voted in favor of a "cash for clunkers" program that will allow consumers to trade in their old, gas-guzzling cars for vouchers worth up to $4,500 to help pay ... read more >>
School Internet Safety Legislation by Hall Approved
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 June 2009
The California State Assembly approved AB 678 by Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D- Compton), which would require school districts to update their education technology plans to reflect ... read more >>

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