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Compton on the Move: New Banks and Talks of Bringing Back Own Police Department
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 March 2008
Photo by Ms. ShonLeft to right: Councilman Isadore Hall, Councilwoman Yvonne Arceneaux, Councilwoman Lillie Dobson, Mayor Eric Perrodin, Supervisor Yvonne Burke, City Clerk Alita Godwin, Councilwoman Barbara ... read more >>
Obama and Clinton - The Battle Continues
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 March 2008
By Yussuf J. Simmonds, Sentinel Assistant Managing Editor By Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff writer The Democratic primary continues; Obama is still ahead in pledged delegates. Clinton won Ohio, Rhode ... read more >>
17-year-old Jamiel Shaw Gunned Down
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 06 March 2008
He was a star student and athlete,now he is another innocent casualty of the gang violence plaguing our streets With his mother serving a second tour of duty in Iraq, 17-year old Los Angeles High School ... read more >>
Karen Bass Makes History
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 06 March 2008
By Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer Yussuf J. Simmonds Sentinel Assistant Managing Editor She possesses both power and poise and her leadership has made her the first African American woman in U.S. ... read more >>
Kilpatrick Proud of Democratic Presidential Candidates and Remains Committed to Her Constituents
Written by Tracy A. Walker 03 March 2008
Detroit, MI – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (13th District, Michigan) issued the following statement in response to remarks from former state representative Mary Waters, ... read more >>
Funds Granted to Statewide Affordable Housing Projects
Written by City News Service 28 February 2008
CNS - Visiting an affordable housing project in Los Angeles, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Feb. 20 the distribution of $73 million for 40 similar developments across the state, and said the federal ... read more >>
Local Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapters to Host 79th Annual Regional Conference
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 28 February 2008
Themed: “Everything’s Coming Up Roses - Celebrating 100 Years of Service with Alpha Kappa Alpha” and “Step Up to Extraordinary Service Program” (ESP), the Southern California ... read more >>
Mayor Sets Goal of Moving 100,000 Angelenos Into 'Living Wage' Jobs
Written by Alice Walton 28 February 2008
CNS - Education and job training are key to moving 100,000 Angelenos into quality jobs by July 2010, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has said. As part of the mayor’s six-strategy Economic Action Plan, ... read more >>
Compton Firefighters and Engineers Awarded
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 28 February 2008
 (Front row left to right) Thomas Benjamin, Captain Robert  Mendez, Engineer Samuel Harper, Chris Barnes, Michael Greene, Council-woman  Lillie Dobson, Councilwoman Yvonne Arceneaux. (Back ... read more >>
Black History Month Celebrates: The Legal Profession Black Lawyers
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 28 February 2008
Contrary to the words of the Constitution that “all men are created equal,” in the real world, some men may be more equal than others. However, laws are meant to regulate people’s behavior ... read more >>
Baldwin Village Fire Station Gets Major $14 Million Facelift
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 28 February 2008
Baldwin Village Fire Station Groundbreak-ing: Left to right: Los Angeles City Fire Chief Douglas Barry, Councilmember Herb Wesson, Jr., Public Works Commissioner Valerie Lynn Shaw and City Engineer Gary ... read more >>
Inglewood Police Chief Seabrooks Gains Respect Through Effective Leadership
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 28 February 2008
Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks is the first Black and first female to head the Inglewood Police Department (IPD). Assuming her new duties in October last year, Seabrooks took some time with the Los Angeles ... read more >>
More Than 2,000 Homeless Served on Skid Row
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 28 February 2008
Photo by Robert TorrenceVolunteers, sponsors and supporters participate in serving the homeless on Skid Row.Mothers In Action, Brotherhood Crusade, L.A. Sentinel, Wal-Mart and the Labor Union, L.A. County ... read more >>
The State of Black America
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 28 February 2008
Thanking C-Span for airing the forum for nine years, talk show host and author Tavis Smiley presented the annual State of the Black Union beginning February 22 in New Orleans. Reclaiming our Democracy, ... read more >>
South LA Receives Tools for Community Transformation
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 21 February 2008
On Saturday, February 16 Time Warner Cable unveiled the newly built technology center at Community Coalition at 8101 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044. California State Assembly Majority Leader ... read more >>
BMOTOA Wins Three Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Communications
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 21 February 2008
Pictured (L-R): Anita I. Johnson-Patty, general manager, communications (The Americas), Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation; Tommy Thompson, deputy director general, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and ... read more >>
Ports to Receive Funding to Increase Security
Written by City News Service 21 February 2008
CNS - The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will receive $18 million from the state to help increase security and enhance training programs for emergency personnel, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has ... read more >>
A Celebration of Life and Legacy
Written by Christine Sabathia 21 February 2008
LAPD mortorcycle officers’ procession heads towards Holy Cross Cemetery. –Photo by Ian Foxx10,000 honor Officer Randal D. Simmons during day-long service Thousands of people paid their final ... read more >>
Parks Leads Team to Keep Trojans at Coliseum
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 21 February 2008
Councilman Parks Uses His Shrewd Negotiating Skills and Leads for a “Win-Win” for Community, USC and Football Fans. In his last act as Coliseum Commission President, Council-member ... read more >>
Will it All Come Down to Super Delegates?
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 21 February 2008
“Superdelegate:” it’s become the buzzword for 2008, raising some loaded questions. Is the average joe Democrat capable of choosing his presidential nominee or does he need the judgement ... read more >>
Presidential Hopeful Hillary Clinton Visits Inglewood
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 14 February 2008
Congresswoman Maxine Waters(left) joins aspiring democratic presidential nominee, Congresswoman Hillary Clinton (right), in the family room of Tony Wafford.Just before the election on Super Tuesday, Senator ... read more >>

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PTA's First Black National CEO to Retire
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 14 February 2008
After more than 35 years of taking action for children and leading the charge to build stronger family-school-community partnerships across the country, Warlene Gary plans to retire as the chief executive ... read more >>
L.A. City Council Honors Longtime Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke
Written by By Alice Walton, CNS 14 February 2008
As part of the city’s observance of African American Heritage Month, Councilmembers Herb Wesson, Bernard C. Parks and Jan Perry sponsored an exhibit on the Bridge Gallery honoring Los Angeles County ... read more >>
Burke Endorses Parks
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 14 February 2008
County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke will endorse Bernard Parks as the next District 2 supervisor, she is set to announce today during a 1:00 press conference on the Hall of Administration steps ... read more >>
Isadore Hall Becomes Sheriff Reserve Officer
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 14 February 2008
Councilman Hall Presented with a Certificate of Completion: Sheriff Leroy D. Baca, Councilman Isadore Hall and Captain William M. Ryan-Compton Sheriff Station. Loud cheers and waves of pride filled ... read more >>

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