Youth Involvement Making Difference in 2008 Presidential Campaign
Written by Paul Edward Hamilton, NNPA 24 January 2008
Young voters, along with everyone else, are by now very familiar with all the leading contenders in both the Democratic and Republican Presidential campaigns, with many getting intricately involved in ... read more >>
Auto Club Reminds Travelers Identification Requirements
Written by City News Service 24 January 2008
CNS - The Auto Club is reminding Southland residents that U.S. citizens will need passports or a government-issued photo identification plus proof of citizenship to get into Mexico, Canada, Bermuda or ... read more >>
State Officials Report Increase in Unemployment
Written by City News Service 24 January 2008
CNS - The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Los Angeles County increased to 5.6 percent in December, state officials have reported. The December unemployment rate was above the 4.5 percent rate ... read more >>
Governor’s Budget Imposes Major Social Services and Other Reductions
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 24 January 2008
Mervyn Dymally opposes balancing the budget on the backs of the poor and children. In his recent 2008 State of the State Address, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger acknowledged that we are facing tough ... read more >>
Jenesse Center, Inc. Launches Workplace Domestic Violence Program
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 24 January 2008
With nearly one in three women reporting abuse at some time in their lives, Jenesse Center, Inc., is always seeking to reduce the number of tragic outcomes related to domestic violence. Jenesse Center, ... read more >>
New Frontier Democrats Support Obama
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 24 January 2008
“We’re just looking for better leadership out of the White House,” said Ingrid Hutt of the Los Angeles based New Frontier Democratic Club, which recently announced their overwhelming ... read more >>
Southland Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Written by Steven Herbert, CNS 24 January 2008
CNS - Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated Monday with the 23rd annual Kingdom Day Parade in South Los Angeles, a volunteer effort at a Gardena school and events in Santa Monica, Pasadena and elsewhere ... read more >>
A Dinner Fit for a King
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 January 2008
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Stands tall as a direct legacy of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and in honor of its founder, the organization continues his work by keeping ... read more >>
Xernona Clayton Sounds the Trumpet
Written by Christine Sabathia 24 January 2008
Fifteen years ago, Xernona Clayton conceived of the idea to highlight the positive stories of African Americans who had been left out of history. She wanted to tell those stories of the men and women ... read more >>
SOULA Gets it Done
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 January 2008
Celebrating King Day, Union President Faith Culbreath and team overcome five years of struggle to unionize the security guards of Los Angeles. Before the King Day parade started on Monday, members of the ... read more >>
Alpha Kappa Alpha Celebrates 100th Birthday
Written by Jahmese Fort, Sentinel Intern 17 January 2008
In 1908, only one generation removed from slavery and during the years preceding WWI, the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Great Depression, a group of intelligent, forward thinking, and socially ... read more >>
Police Chief Credits Gang Crime Drop to ‘New Approach’
Written by City News Service 17 January 2008
CNS - Gang-related crime in Los Angeles dropped 3.8 percent in 2007, according to newly released statistics, which Los Angeles Police Department Chief William Bratton credited to “a new approach.” ... read more >>
Burke Leads Southland Leaders for Obama
Written by Alice Walton, CNS 17 January 2008
CNS - Amid cheers at a City Hall rally, six Southland leaders endorsed Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama Jan. 9, saying he is the only presidential candidate who will unite voters. Obama, who placed ... read more >>
Sheriff’s Department Named Interpol Point Contact
Written by City News Service 17 January 2008
CNS - The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been named as the official point of contact for Interpol matters within the county, outside of the city of Los Angeles. “Our goal is ... read more >>
Area Leaders Show Obama City’s True Colors
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 17 January 2008
California Co-Chair of the Obama for President Campaign, Majority Leader Karen Bass leads a multi cultural coalition of supporters who celebrated Obama’s Victory in Iowa and is looking forward to ... read more >>
SCLC Unveils 'City Hall WATCH'
Written by Christine Sabathia 17 January 2008
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles has kicked off its 31st annual King Week celebration with the announcement of City Hall WATCH, a collaborative effort of community ... read more >>
An Exclusive Conversation with Susan L. Taylor
Written by Barbara Perkins 17 January 2008
The long time Essence Editor talks about leaving Essence, her plans for helping young African American Children and her plans for the future. “Family, celebrate with me,” were the words ... read more >>
Head Start Programs Expand Across U.S.
Written by NNPA 10 January 2008
NNPA - President Bush has signed into law a reauthorization of Head Start, the education program that gives low-income children a boost before beginning Kindergarten. The bill, sponsored by Michigan ... read more >>
Iowa’s Big Lesson: Stick to the Basics
Written by Mike Glover 10 January 2008
AP - After all the campaigns’ sophisticated media tactics and high-tech maneuvering, Iowa voters offered the presidential candidates a version of Politics 101: In this state, stick to the basics. ... read more >>
Civil Rights Revisited
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 10 January 2008
If Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were alive today, he would be looking forward to his 79th birthday on January 15. Many have attempted over the years to ponder how he would feel and what he would ... read more >>
Voter Registration Services Made Available
Written by City News Service 10 January 2008
CNS - Voter registration services will be available outside 17 Department of Motor Vehicle offices in Los Angeles County beginning Jan. 14, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Conny McCormack announced. ... read more >>
SCLC Ready to Celebrate 31st Annual King Week
Written by Christine Sabathia 10 January 2008
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles is more than ready for the events planned during King Week, which begins January 11 and culminates January 21. In honor of Dr. Martin ... read more >>
Los Angeles Sentinel Turns 75
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 January 2008
This year the Los Angeles Sentinel will show the world what it has accomplished over the last 75 years and its plans for the future. In 2008, the Los Angeles Sentinel turns 75 and plans to share its ... read more >>
Hillary Proves Why She Can’t Be Counted Out
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 January 2008
She rebounds with a narrow victory over Obama in New Hampshire In an extraordinary display of political moxie, Senator Hillary Clinton proved that she definitely cannot be counted out. Displaying ... read more >>
Barack Obama the Man Who Can be President
Written by Christine Sabathia 10 January 2008
It has been over four decades since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed allowing for Blacks to freely participate in the political process, but not until now has America witnessed a phenomenon ... read more >>

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