Canaan Group Developing Communities and Sustaining Lives
Written by Jason Lewis, (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 01 May 2008
Los Angeles is one of the most expensive cities in the nation to live in. The soaring prices for mortgages and rent is sky high, and the community has felt the crunch. But the efforts of the Canaan ... read more >>
Sharpton Vows to ‘Close this City’ After Officer Acquittals
Written by Verena Dobnik 01 May 2008
Hundreds of angry people marched through Harlem on Saturday after the Rev. Al Sharpton promised to “close the city down” to protest the acquittals of three police detectives in the 50-shot ... read more >>
Few States Allow Overseas Troops to Vote by E-mail
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2008
AP - U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan can speak to their families by Web camera and fight insurgents using sophisticated electronic warfare. Yet when it comes to voting, most troops are stuck in ... read more >>
City of Inglewood Seeks Community Input for Use of Community Development Block Grant Funds
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2008
The City of Inglewood will receive $3.4 million in federal funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds will be used to continue programs that address ... read more >>
MTA Bus Eliminations in Most-Needed Areas
Written by City News Service 01 May 2008
CNS - Of the 29 bus lines being targeted for partial or total elimination around Los Angeles, 17 are in high-crime areas, 24 in transit-dependant communities, and 20 run close to hospitals, according ... read more >>
Blacks, Latinos Weigh in on Violence
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 01 May 2008
“I think it’s gang related. I don’t think it’s on a personal level,” said Victor a Hispanic and Los Angeles native about the violence between Blacks and Latinos in L.A. ... read more >>
Jenesse Center Host Gala and Auction Event
Written by Jason Lewis, Sentinel Contributing Writer 01 May 2008
Halle Berry, Xernona Clayton and Karen Earl The Jenesse Center packed the house at the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows for their annual Silver Rose Gala & Auction. The event was sold ... read more >>
Debate Reveals Ridley-Thomas Supported Closing King Trauma Center
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 01 May 2008
REVEALING DEBATE: Moderator Mark Brown (left) asked the question about King/Harbor  hospital to Democratic 2nd Supervisor candidates Bernard C. Parks and Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas (right) and while ... read more >>
Leo Branton Jr.
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 May 2008
Branton speaking at luncheon for Justice Vaino Spencer.When the annals of great legal scholars are written, a special place has to be allocated for Leo Branton Jr. the prominent civil rights and entertainment ... read more >>
Ready to Win North Carolina
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 May 2008
As the primaries continue, Obama maintains his lead in the popular votes, delegates, states won and is closing the gap in super delegatesNext week, Indiana and North Carolina will be holding their primaries ... read more >>
Obama Says he's Outraged by Former Pastor's Comments
Written by Mike Glover, Associated Press 29 April 2008
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks during a news conference held after a town hall-style meeting in Winston-Salem, N.C., Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Obama said Tuesday ... read more >>
NYPD Officers Cleared in Killing; Rights Leaders Want Probe
Written by TOM HAYS, Associated Press 25 April 2008
Civil rights leaders demanded a federal investigation and vowed to march through the streets in protest after three police officers were cleared of all charges Friday in the killing of an unarmed man ... read more >>
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 >>

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