A.G. Harris Raises The Voice of Civil Rights
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 03 July 2014
Hundreds Join First Black Attorney General for 50th Anniversary The First African American and woman California Attorney General Kamala V. Harris stood on a stage at the California African American ... read more >>
Councilman Curren Price supports the 100% student led market conversion in Southeast Los Angeles
Written by Alba Peña Sentinel Contributing Writer 03 July 2014
  On Saturday, June 21 Councilman Curren Price attended the Grand Re-Opening of the student-led market conversion at La Favorita Market, located across the street from Thomas Jefferson High School ... read more >>
Council President Herb Wesson led the City Hall honors for Dorsey High School
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 July 2014
(Photo courtesy of Herb Wesson’s office) Council President Herb Wesson led the City Hall honors for Dorsey High School for winning the LA City Baseball Division II Championship, their first ... read more >>
DORIS A. DAVIS: Compton’s First Black Female Mayor
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 03 July 2014
  Doris A. Davis earned a place in Black History and American History when she became the first African-American woman mayor of a metropolitan city in the United States in Compton in 1965.   The ... read more >>
A Look Inside Foster Care
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 July 2014
  (From Left to Right): Judge Michael Nash, Jeanne Pritzker, producer, Lauren Terp, journalist,  Lisa Ling, DCFS Public Affairs, Dominique Robinson, Neil Zanville, Armand Montiel and journalist/executive ... read more >>
VIDEO: Tavis Smiley on Ending Poverty
Written by Zon D'Amour 03 July 2014
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Safety report on Morgan crash raises new questions
Written by David Porter Associated Press 27 June 2014
This file photo originally provided by the New Jersey State Police shows Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia, who was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto on the ... read more >>
More Relief for those with Student Loans
Written by Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist 27 June 2014
At the White House on June 9, President Obama endorsed Senate and House bills that would allow student loan borrowers to refinance their loans into lower interest rates. (Sentinel file photo) With outstanding ... read more >>
Court Strikes Down Ban on Vehicle Living
Written by City News Service 27 June 2014
A federal appeals court panel struck down Los Angeles' ban on using parked vehicles as ``living quarters'' last week, ruling that the law is unconstitutional because it discriminates against the homeless ... read more >>
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King to Posthumously Receive Congressional Gold Medal
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 June 2014
Tombstone for Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King at MLK Historic Site in Atlanta. Both were posthumously honored June 24 with the distinguished Congressional Gold Medal, during a special ceremony ... read more >>
Supervisor Ridley Thomas Celebrates Juneteenth and Civil Rights
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 27 June 2014
  13th annual event brings out the best food, music and powerbrokers Each food station at the Estate of Charles Quarles in Baldwin Hills told a story, a rich and historical heritage from whence Soul ... read more >>
Ray Boone, Crusading Editor, 'Champion' Journalist, Dead at 76
Written by Jeremy M. Lazarus 27 June 2014
Raymond Harold "Ray" Boone had a snappy response when the infuriated commander at an Army outpost in South Carolina threatened to lock him in the stockade for staying seated when the band played the ... read more >>
Kamala Harris to Celebrate Civil Rights Movement at CAAM
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 27 June 2014
Kamala Harris, the first woman and first African American Attorney General of the State of California, in partnership with California African American Museum (CAAM) and the United Way of Greater Los ... read more >>
California ‘Super Lawyer’ Appointed Judge of Superior Court
Written by Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer 27 June 2014
(l to r): Rupert Byrdsong along with his colleagues at Ivie, McNeill and Wyatt;  Rickey Ivie, Eulanda Lynn Matthews, Robert McNeill, W. Keith Wyatt and Byron Michael Purcell. Byrdsong was among eight ... read more >>
MLK Hospital set to reopen
Written by Kimberlee Buck Sentinel Intern newsroom@lasentinel.net 27 June 2014
  The reopening of the hospital is scheduled for early 2015 The embattled Los Angeles’ Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital is set to reopen in early 2015 according to hospital officials, giving residents ... read more >>
Wesson Says ‘Thank You’ to City Employees
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 June 2014
Showing appreciation has been, and continues to be the theme at Council President Herb Wesson’s annual City Employees Appreciation Luncheon. Hosted at his District Office, this year’s event drew ... read more >>
Overwhelmed by Grief
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 27 June 2014
Hundreds flock to Watts to mourn another murdered teenager The sun was peeking through the clouds on Thursday June 19 as hundreds of teenage students from Washington Prep High School and family members ... read more >>
Legendary Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 27 June 2014
Bobby Womack, the legendary soul singer, whose career spanned seven decades and recently suffered from a series of health problems, including diabetes, pneumonia, colon cancer and the early signs of ... read more >>
US advances to World Cup's 2nd round despite 1-0 loss to Germany
Written by RONALD BLUM, AP 26 June 2014
  RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted. Germany beat the U.S. 1-0 Thursday in soggy ... read more >>
Black Women are Taking Care of Business
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent 26 June 2014
Caption: Instead of breaking the glass ceiling, Black women have increasingly started making their own. According to the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan progressive institute, ... read more >>
Yee Leading in Run for State Controller
Written by City News Service 26 June 2014
Caption: State Board of Equalization member Betty Yee holds a 318-vote lead over Assembly Speaker Emeritus John Perez in the see-saw race for the second spot on the November ballot for state controller. ... read more >>
Women of Color Urge Obama to ‘Re-align’ My Brother’s Keeper
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief 26 June 2014
Alice Walker  More than 1,000 women of color – including Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker; actress Rosie Perez; ... read more >>
Written by KAREN MATTHEWS and MARK KENNEDY 12 June 2014
(AP Photo) NEW YORK (AP) — Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora ... read more >>
‘Becoming a Father Changed my Life’
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 12 June 2014
 “Having [my son] saved my life,” young father Jovan told the Sentinel. “As he grows up I just want it to be safe for him. I want him to be safe and get an education.” (photo by Jennifer Bihm) Local ... read more >>
Police: Gunman Kills Student in School Shooting
Written by Associated Press 10 June 2014
Family and friends of Reynolds High School students wait for word of their safety after a shooting at the school. (Associated Press) TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) -- A gunman killed a student at a high ... read more >>