Bishop Vashti McKenzie
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 April 2008
“The first woman elected AME Bishop” When Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the first woman to be elected bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, was speaking to a graduate class ... read more >>
Black Street Vendors Peddling Hottest T-Shirts
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 24 April 2008
HOT STUFF:  Local Crenshaw street vendor displays assorted t-shirts for sale.Lakers don’t move so fast on Crenshaw Blvd. For the fast moving street vendor Ricky D. located at Florence Ave. ... read more >>
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Rallies Support for Parks
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 24 April 2008
Left to right: Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Councilmember Bernard Parks, Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke and Congresswoman Laura Richardson.Parks Campaign Kick-Off Draws 1,200 Area Residents A diverse overflow ... read more >>
Pennyslvania Hiccup Does Not Deter Obama-Train
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 April 2008
Last Tuesday ended the six-week lull in the presidential primaries, the Pennsylvania primary referred to as Super Tuesday III. It was the last of the big states with 158 primary delegates (and 29 super ... read more >>
Dauterive Family Makes Historical $25 Million Pledge to USC
Written by Super User 24 April 2008
Dr. Verna Dauterive considered USC the greatest influence on her life when she attended the school in the late 1940s and now 60 years later, she has repaid them with the largest single donation an African-American ... read more >>
King Update: Pacific Backs out of King Harbor Reopening
Written by City News Service 17 April 2008
CNS - Pacific Hospital of Long Beach withdrew from recent negotiations to reopen and operate the troubled Martin Luther King-Harbor hospital, according to county officials. Word that the talks had ended ... read more >>
Obama Closes Gap in Pennsylvania
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 17 April 2008
Many people have voiced their opinion about Senator Barack Obama and his historic presidential candidacy, his unique fundraising campaign, his background, his religion, and even his personal life. But ... read more >>
James Smith: Postmaster to the Stars
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 17 April 2008
Begins New Career Helping Others James A. Smith distinguished himself as the 39th Postmaster of Los Angeles where he served in that capacity for over seven years before retiring and ending a 44-year ... read more >>
Bakewell-Griggs Lands Prominent Post at L.A. Urban League
Written by By Jason Lewis, Sentinel Contributing Writer 17 April 2008
Pamela Bakewell-Griggs has served the Los Angeles community for many years, thus when the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL) decided to appoint her to a high ranking position that would allow for her to ... read more >>
Safety is L.A.’s Top Priority
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 17 April 2008
Malcolm Ali PhotoLos Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson, far right, and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, second from left, both stand in support of Anita Shaw, left, and Jamiel Shaw Sr. at a recent memorial ... read more >>

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Isadore Hall Takes Lead for Assembly with Dymally Endorsement
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 April 2008
The Compton City Councilman has received the endorsement of the incumbent who he is vying to succeed In a move that will certainly boost his candidacy, Isadore Hall, Compton City Councilman received ... read more >>
Solutions Sought for LAUSD Black Educational Crisis
Written by Super User 10 April 2008
Sentinel staff photoWHAT ABOUT US?: These three young children reflect the  minority students who have fallen victim to an educational crisis in the Los Angeles Unified School District. They can only ... read more >>
Danny Bakewell Jr. Runs for Delegate Seat to Support Barack Obama Campaign
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 10 April 2008
Danny Bakewell Jr. aims to represent the community this weekend by becoming a National Democratic Convention Delegate representing the 33rd Congressional district.  Please show your support by voting ... read more >>
Reign of Terror Cuts Down Life of College Student, Father mourns the loss of son and best friend
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 03 April 2008
Clifton Hibbert Sr. looked forward to the weekend because it meant that he would spend quality time with his 22-year-old son Clifton Jr. Clifton Jr. was more than just a son to him he was also his ... read more >>
OBAMA-THON to Celebrate Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 03 April 2008
Sentinel, KDAY to Host Event In Honor of Presidential Civil Rights Icon The Los Angeles Sentinel in partnership with KDAY will broadcast live in front of Sentinel headquarters Friday April 4, for “Obamathon” ... read more >>
Man Freed After More than Twenty Years
Written by City News Service 27 March 2008
CNS - A 55-year-old man who spent more than two decades in prison for a 1983 murder he says he did not commit was released March 20, a week after his murder conviction was overturned by a judge who ... read more >>
Pat Tobin: PR Visionary with 25 Years of Black Community Relations
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 27 March 2008
Photo by Vinnie RatcliffPhoto L to R: Pat Tobin, the consummate networking public relations agent, third from left, shares a special moment with celebrities Florence LaRue, Ja’net DuBois, and Sheryl ... read more >>
Mayor’s Appointee Makes Big Job Impact
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 March 2008
Gregory Irish with Mayor Antonio VillaraigosaBy Yussuf J. Simmonds Sentinel Assistant Managing Editor By Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer Villaraigosa directs Gregory Irish to move 100,000 area ... read more >>
Radio One Sells V100 for $137.5 Million
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 26 March 2008
Mormon-owned company will change urban R&B format Pointing to decreasing African American demographics, powerful Black owned media conglomerate Radio One, Inc. announced that it has sold Los Angeles’ ... read more >>

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Detroit Mayor Pleads Not Guilty and Plans To Fight Charges
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 25 March 2008
Surrounded by his legal team Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick listens to Magistrate Steve Lockhart at 36th District Court in downtown Detroit on Tuesday March 25, 2008. (ERIC SEALS/DFP) Kwame Kilpatrick ... read more >>
Detroit Mayor, Former Aide, Charged With Perjury, Mayor's Lawyer Says Will Be Exonerated
Written by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press 24 March 2008
DETROIT (AP) -- Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was charged with perjury and other offenses Monday - and got a stern lecture about the importance of telling the truth - after a trove of raunchy text messages contradicted ... read more >>
Banging in the Burbs
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 20 March 2008
Gang violence not just limited to urban communities By Kenneth Miller Assistant to Executive Editor Evan Barnes Sentinel Sports Editor Sheldon Patton has been a security officer at Pasadena John ... read more >>
New York’s First Black Governor
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 March 2008
David A. Paterson has ascended to the governorship of New York to become the first African American of the Empire State and the second presently in the nation. David Alexander Paterson was sworn in as ... read more >>
Barack Obama Shows America What it Means to be Presidential
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 20 March 2008
In what many called his make-or-break moment the Senator stood strong on race, faith and friendship Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama stood at the podium with American flags as his backdrop, ... read more >>
Jeremiah the Wright Message for America
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 March 2008
Rev. Jeremiah A. WrightHe is a Community Icon, a Committed Leader an American Hero and the Latest Weapon Against Barack Obama Because of some of his sermons and particularly because he was the pastor ... read more >>

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