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Our Schools are Failing
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 29 January 2009
Dorsey H.S. Among Schools Not Passing the Grade Within the Los Angeles Unified School District, all of the "predominately African American populated schools have an average API score of 544," ... read more >>
Bakewell, Hughes and "Magic" Johnson among the 2009 Inductees
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 January 2009
The International Civil Rights Walk of Fame recently added a distinguished parade of men and women to its existing roll of honor during the Annual Trumpet Awards As part of the 2009 Trumpet Awards ... read more >>
Obama Southland Visits and Ben Affleck Prediction Recalled
Written by Steven Herbert (City News Service) 22 January 2009
Actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter Ben Affleck may well have been the first person to prophesy publicly in Southern California that Barack Obama would become president, although not necessarily as soon ... read more >>
The Campaign
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 22 January 2009
"Obama's road to the White House changed the dynamics of presidential campaigns forever"THE ANNOUNCEMENT One of the cornerstones of American democracy is that every four years a president ... read more >>
President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 22 January 2009
The following are excerpts from President Barack Obama's inaugural address, delivered from the Capitol Building on January 20, 2009   My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the ... read more >>
Comments made by President Barack Obama
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 22 January 2009
“Everywhere I go, I hear the same story: ‘We work hard, we pay our bills, we put away savings, but we just don’t know if it’s going to be enough when that tuition bill comes.’” ... read more >>
Service Opportunities, Celebrations Mark MLK Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 January 2009
The 24th annual Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles wrapped up Monday with a renewed sense of vigor on the eve the inauguration of the nation's first president of African ancestry. Assembly Speaker ... read more >>
Feinstein Chairs Historic Inauguration Ceremonies
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 January 2009
"Future generations will mark this morning as the turning point for real and necessary change in our nation," said California Senator Diane Feinstein during a welcoming speech Tuesday as ... read more >>
Sen. Kennedy OK after seizure at Obama's luncheon
Written by Associated Press 22 January 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, ill with a brain tumor, was hospitalized Tuesday but quickly reported feeling well after suffering a seizure at a post-inauguration luncheon for President ... read more >>
The Most Powerful Man in the World is a Black Man
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 22 January 2009
The climate in Southern California was warm, a stark contrast to the frigid conditions where the inauguration of America's first Black President was held amid millions at the National Mall in Washington ... read more >>
President Barack H. Obama Creates a Seismic Shift in America
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 22 January 2009
"I am very humbled by the fact that I stand on the shoulders of all of the people that made all these incredible contributions to lift this country up," President Barack Obama said, during an ... read more >>
President Obama's Journey
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 January 2009
Nearly two years ago then Illinois Senator Barack Obama announced his Presidential Candidacy. Since then the American public has seen his star rise at the Democratic Convention in Denver, on Election ... read more >>
Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Over 1,300 Apprentices Placed Into Jobs
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 January 2009
In the past two years, Mayor's Community and Faith-based Construction Initiative has made inroads in construction industry for African-American workers Addressing more than 100 pastors, community ... read more >>
Obama-Calderon talks to focus on Mexican drug war
Written by Associated Press 15 January 2009
With violence spilling over the Mexican border into the U.S., President Felipe Calderon should have little trouble securing support for his battle against drugs when he meets U.S. President-elect Barack ... read more >>
Switch from Analog to Digital-Only TV Impacts Less Fortunate
Written by Dorothy Rowley (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 15 January 2009
For people who rely on "rabbit ears" or antennas to watch their favorite TV programs, time is running out-particularly in communities of color and for people living on fixed incomes as they ... read more >>
Somali pirate's body washes ashore with $153,000
Written by Mohamed Olad Hassan (Associated Press) 15 January 2009
The body of a Somali pirate who drowned just after receiving a huge ransom washed onshore with $153,000 in cash, a resident said Sunday, as the spokesman for another group of pirates promised to soon ... read more >>
Violent Protest Follows Oakland, Calif. Police Shooting
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Crusader 15 January 2009
A protest over the fatal shooting by a BART police officer of an unarmed Black man mushroomed into several hours of violence Jan. 7 as demonstrators smashed storefronts and cars, set several cars ablaze ... read more >>
The 1963 March on Washington
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 January 2009
"There Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I-Have-A-Dream" Speech" The 1963 March on Washington drew a crowd of over 250,000 people and it heralded the height of the ... read more >>
Lawmaker is First African American Woman to Serve on Defense Subcommittee
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2009
Congresswoman Kilpatrick to Serve on Influential Subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee during Historic 111th Congress Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI-13) secured membership ... read more >>
Local Scholar on Her Way to Historical Inauguration
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 January 2009
If you ever come across 13-year-old Hassani Scott, you might not want to get into a political debate with her because she might make you feel like the 13 year old. The 8th grader from Cross Roads ... read more >>
Roland Burris, the Next Senator?
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 January 2009
Despite the brouhaha surrounding his appointment, it seems that Burris will become the junior senator from Illinois. Roland Burris is the former attorney general of the state of Illinois and he ... read more >>
The Ball is Always in His Legal Hands
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 January 2009
Attorney Robert Ball is one of South Los Angeles' finest. The USC Law graduate is a product of Verbum Dei High School and Cal State Dominguez Hills. He now resides in Beverly Hills, where he ... read more >>
How We Celebrate King's Legacy
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 15 January 2009
One of the most historically significant inaugurations in the United States will take place January 20 and those not lucky enough to make it to Washington have planned their own backyard celebrations. ... read more >>
The Fight for Civil Rights Still Going Strong
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 January 2009
The March on Washington in 1963 ushered in a massive explosion of fundamental changes in the structure of society in America.  Have the gains been sustained? After Dr. Martin Luther King ... read more >>
SCLC Carries Torch with Week-long Events
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 15 January 2009
On the second day of the kick-off of King Week 2009, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the SCLC Dream Foundation sponsored the annual Multi-Faith Prayer ... read more >>

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