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Deputy Chief Kenneth Garner Passes
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 March 2009
Kenneth Garner, deputy chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) died on Sunday morning.  Sources told the Los Angeles Sentinel that he was found at his home and the apparent cause of ... read more >>
Son Stabs Mom to Death
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
Police are investigating the murder of a 47-year-old mother, killed at the hands of her own son, in their home in the 22100 block of James Alan Circle On February 22, 2009, at around 10:45 a.m., Los ... read more >>
Rail Safety Board Officially Denies MTA's Plans Near Dorsey H.S.
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
The landmark decision at Dorsey is a major victory for a vocal South L.A. group. A backroom deal brokered by a former Enron lobbyist and pushed by Westside politician Zev Yaroslavsky led to a previously ... read more >>
Curren Price Brings Free Child Car Safety Information to Ladera Shopping Center
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 26 February 2009
Assemblymember Curren Price who presently represents California's 51st Assembly District, and is a leading candidate in the upcoming Senate race to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark ... read more >>
SCLC and CCAA Hosts Town Hall
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 26 February 2009
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Community Call 2 Action and Accountability (CCAA), and the Black Education Task Force held a town hall meeting entitled "Reversing the Education ... read more >>
LA sheriff could free 4,000 inmates due to budget
Written by Thomas Watkins (Associated Press) 26 February 2009
The head of the nation's largest sheriff's department is warning that nearly 4,000 jail inmates might be released early and about 600 deputy and professional positions could be eliminated to ... read more >>
Broadway Federal Bank Appoints New President
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 February 2009
With Wayne-Kent A. Bradshaw on its managing team, Broadway’s future looks brighter and better in today’s financial downturns. With the economic crisis taking a tremendous toll on ... read more >>
Earthquake Preparedness: "What's Next"
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 19 February 2009
Curren D. Price, Jr., currently the California Assembly Member for the 51st District, and Democrat Candidate for California's 26th Senate District, the vacancy created by the election of 2nd District ... read more >>
ABCA to Honor Supervisor Yvonne Burke (Ret.) at Annual Black History Month Luncheon
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
The Association of Black City Attorneys (ABCA) is holding its annual luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2009 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the African American Fire Fighter Museum, 1401 S. Central Ave., ... read more >>
Collection on L.A. Journalist Larry Aubry
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
Newest Addition to in-depth Community Archives on L.A. Black History The Southern California Library welcomes the newest addition to its rare collections on L.A.'s history of community change: ... read more >>
Tavis Smiley: 'State of The Black Union'
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 19 February 2009
Returns to Where it all Began in L.A. National television host and renown book author Tavis Smiley returns to the Southland for his 10th annual 'State of the Black Union' three days symposium ... read more >>
Our Black Children Need Blood
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 19 February 2009
Organizations join Sentinel for massive March 13-blood drive Several community organizations and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles are joining forces with the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper ... read more >>
City to Pay Acquitted Rampart Officers $20.5 Million
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2009
A $20.5 million settlement for four police officers who were prosecuted during the corruption probe of the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division, and later had their convictions overturned, ... read more >>
Hybrids to No Longer Receive Free Parking
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2009
One perk of driving a hybrid vehicle in the city of Los Angeles--free parking--could come to an end as soon as March, under recent action taken by the city council's Transportation Committee. ... read more >>
Friends of the Black Community
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 February 2009
Councilwomen Janice Hahn, Wendy Gruel and Councilmember Eric Garcettie have a history of supporting “us”.  In order to understand the workings of government--from city hall and ... read more >>
L.A. County Unemployment Continues to Rise
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Los Angeles County increased to 9.9 percent in December, state officials reported. The December unemployment rate was up from a revised 8.9 percent in ... read more >>
Man Won't Be Charged in Deadly Shooting
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
County prosecutors declined today to file charges against a man arrested for fatally shooting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend after he stabbed the woman and her mother. In opting not to bring a case, ... read more >>
Attorney General Brown Sues Bakersfield Contractor for Violating Rights of Workers
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today filed a lawsuit to recover $4.13 million in lost wages, benefits and penalties from a drywall contractor who "cruelly and illegally" ... read more >>
Operation 'Community Shield' Obstructs Over 1000 Gang Members
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
Federal immigration agents arrested 1,970 alleged illegal immigrant gang members in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and four other counties in 2008, federal officials announced. Operation Community ... read more >>
Nijel Binns: Features Artist at L.A. Sentinel
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 January 2009
Nijel Binns is a man of many talents. Entrepreneur, stuntman, motion picture fight coordinator/choreographer, martial arts instructor, and author. Binns speaks Cantonese, Russian, and he was born in ... read more >>
John Mack
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 January 2009
In Los Angeles, and indeed Southern California, the name, John W. Mack, is synonymous with civil rights and the Urban League. Mack was appointed to the Board of Police Commissioners by Mayor Antonio ... read more >>
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 >>
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 >>

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