Monday, May 25, 2015
Our Vote Made The Difference
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 13 November 2008
Well election day has come and gone, and all of our community is still basking in the glow of Senator Barack Obama becoming President-elect Barack Obama. This election season has been filled with ups ... read more >>
Our Moment In History
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 06 November 2008
This has been a long day for me. My day started at 3:30 am when I left my house to come to the Sentinel to meet NBC News for election-day coverage. To my surprise when I opened the doors to let the ... read more >>
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 30 October 2008
Make sure everyone you know votes, take them to the polls, call friends and see if they have already mailed their absentee ballot. Offer to pick it up, bring them stamps, drive them to Norwalk. Call ... read more >>
Get Out to the Polls and 'Represent'
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 23 October 2008
The Colin Powell endorsement makes me feel really good about the status of the Barack Obama campaign. The results of every poll I see on MSNBC, CNN and NBC make me feel even better (I don't watch ... read more >>
Block Party of the Year
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 16 October 2008
Just 2 more days until the Taste of Soul rocks Crenshaw Boulevard and everyone here at the Sentinel is fired up and ready to go. Preparing for a block party with over 100,000 guest is no small task and ... read more >>
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 09 October 2008
History has been made. I received my absentee ballot today, and I have already filled it out (and will mail it tomorrow). So, I can proudly report to all of you that I have officially voted for Barack ... read more >>
Politikin’ and Playactin’
Written by Brandon Bowlin (Blogger) 02 October 2008
Chairs were creaking in anticipation. Too many of us had our minds made up. We wanted a knock out and now leaned forward with bloodlust. McCain had been long accused of misrepresenting Obama’s ... read more >>
Crenshaw Debate Party
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 02 October 2008
Hundreds of sentinel readers joined us last week to watch the first historical presidential debate featuring Barack Obama and John McCain.I was quite impressed with how many of the people who showed up ... read more >>
Image Gallery: Obama / McCain Debate Community Viewing
Written by Brandon Bowlin (Blogger) 02 October 2008
First Presidential Debate of the Year
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 25 September 2008
Please come out to the Sentinel this Friday Night and watch the first Presidential Debate of the year  Here at the Sentinel we are honored to have been asked by the Obama Campaign to host a ... read more >>
Lies. Mythology, Drama and Delusion
Written by Brandon Bowlin (Blogger) 11 September 2008
Joe Lieberman’s handholding of McCain during McCain’s “off” moments has marked him as a ridiculous man. He lied about Senator Barack Obama’s willingness to work with others ... read more >>
Closer to the Dream
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 28 August 2008
Right now I am caught up in the essence of history. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that it would happen, but I have always held out hope that a Black man could become President. Now that Barack ... read more >>
A Tale of Two Woods
Written by Brandon Bowlin (Blogger) 15 August 2008
The Complete set of interviews can be seen here: A Tale of Two Woods 7:38am. A telephone rings loudly. “Yeah.” “Heeeyyyy mannnnn. What ... read more >>
Racism or A Better Quality of Life
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 14 August 2008
I have tried and tried to talk about something other than Barack Obama and this election, but every single solitary week something happens in this campaign to either inspire me or piss me off and I ... read more >>
Written by Brandon Bowlin (Blogger) 07 August 2008
John McCain and his campaign have a strategy: To throw as much crap against the wall as possible and run on whatever sticks. The tricky part is that no matter what he does, in the end, he’s still ... read more >>
The US Dream Team
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 07 August 2008
I am sitting in an airport watching the US Dream Team and in awe of just how great they look.  However, as I enjoy and in fact love sports, I have to remember that our real Dream Team is Barack ... read more >>
Are the Polls Full of It?
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 31 July 2008
With our current President ratings at an all time low and Americans pleading to end the war in Iraq, there is no reason why presumptive Democratic candidate Barack Obama does not have a double-digit ... read more >>
Playground Witchcraft!
Written by Brandon Bowlin (Blogger) 24 July 2008
Playground Witchcraft! Yes, I said it. You damned right! Girls on the playground are scary as hell! You know I'm right! You play these weird games with numbers and counting! At recess! Recess! ... read more >>
Another Man Dies... Likely Unnecessarily
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 24 July 2008
Our community was paralyzed again this week with the police involved shooting death of another African American man. This time the young man was returning home from his job as a postal worker when ... read more >>
What in the Hell did You Just Say?
Written by Brandon Bowlin (Blogger) 18 July 2008
“I am not a perfect servant but a public servant.” -Jesse Jackson, Democratic Convention 1984 “Fuck yourself” -Dick Cheney to Senator Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), On ... read more >>
Offensive, Disgusting, Cruel, and Absolutely UN-American!
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 17 July 2008
From the moment Barack Obama became the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party, I have been saying that this election is going to be a true test of America’s progressiveness. Well, my friends ... read more >>
City Obligations to our Communities
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 10 July 2008
When will the City of Los Angeles commit to our neighborhoods what they have already committed to everyone else? I was driving through different parts of Los Angeles the other day and I was amazed ... read more >>
Written by Brandon Bowlin (Blogger) 10 July 2008
Somewhere, in the White House, is a phone. In a secret room. A place where Laura Bush can call one of da hommies from Midland, Texas and chat it up. For months, in this room, Laura Bush has relieved her ... read more >>
Wow, What a Week!
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 03 July 2008
For those of you who don’t know I just returned from the NNPA (National Newspaper Publishers Association) Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The NNPA is a coalition of Black Newspaper Publishers, ... read more >>

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Where’s the Christian Voice?
Written by Brandon Bowlin (Blogger) 26 June 2008
Where’s the Christian Voice? Right Wing religiouso James Dobson attacks Senator Barack Obama and I have to ask: Despite Malcolm’s claim (which I believe) that King’s prominence in ... read more >>

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