Community Clean Up Event
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer 20 March 2014
  On Saturday, March 29, the Sentinel along with Empowerment Congress West Area, Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce and Radio Free KJLH will be hosting a Community Clean Up from 9:00am-1:00pm. This event has ... read more >>
It’s Time
Written by California Black Media 20 March 2014
  With Obamacare sign-ups among blacks still too low in California, an increased effort to engage and enroll African-Americans Needed.  Concerned about the low number of African-Americans ... read more >>
Women’s History Month: A Look at the First Lady
Written by Princess Manasseh 20 March 2014
LIVING HISTORY: From the South Side of Chicago First lady Michelle Obama has risen to soaring heights.  Her journey to the top is an inspiring one AP Photo First Lady Michelle Obama an inspirational ... read more >>
Los Angeles Wakes Up To St. Patrick's Day Earthquake
Written by Associated Press 17 March 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pre-dawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin on Monday, rattling residents from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach. The quake's magnitude was 4.4 and it was centered ... read more >>
Sharpton Leads March Over 'Stand Your Ground' Law
Written by KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press 13 March 2014
The Rev. Al Sharpton led hundreds of people on a march Monday March 10 to the state Capitol, where they rallied against Florida's "stand your ground" law. Sharpton called Florida "ground zero" for the ... read more >>
House backs bill to sue president over laws
Written by Donna Cassata, Associated Press 13 March 2014
President Barack Obama listens during his meeting with Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Obama welcomed Ukraine's ... read more >>
California Endowment Boss Robert Ross Loves Helping Others
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 13 March 2014
Dr. Ross thinks the solution is just getting the right message out with the right messenger Robert K. Ross, M.D., is president and chief executive officer for The California Endowment, a health foundation ... read more >>
Saving Lives is Sabriya's Castle of Fun Foundation Purpose
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer 13 March 2014
Pictured is Valaria Fenderson, who is in need of a bone marrow transplant in order to live live a long and purposeful life.   Sabriya's Castle of Fun Foundation annual blood drive set for Saturday ... read more >>
Utility Scammers Continue to Target SCE Customers by Phone and Email
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 13 March 2014
The high-pressure tactics include threatening SCE customers with disconnection of their electricity. Utility bill scammers are once again targeting customers throughout the United States by phone and ... read more >>
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Selects Women of the Year
Written by Sentinel News Services 13 March 2014
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas announced his selection of Martin Luther King Community Health Foundation Board Chair Linda Griego and Board Member Candace Bond McKeever as the Second Supervisorial District’s ... read more >>
Search for New L.A. Port Chief Begins
Written by City News Service 13 March 2014
An international search is on for a new Port of Los Angeles chief, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Thursday March 6. The hunt for a new executive director will be conducted by recruitment firm Ralph Andersen ... read more >>
Mom who drove kids into ocean faces charges
Written by Associated Press 13 March 2014
This booking photo released by the Volusia (Fla.) County Division of Corrections shows Ebony Wilkerson. Wilkerson, accused of driving a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean ... read more >>
Mother Charged With Child Abuse After Children Found On Streets Alone
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 13 March 2014
A mother whose two toddlers were found wandering the streets of South Los Angeles alone was charged March 7 with child abuse, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.   Sidnicka ... read more >>
Baby Recovers from HIV Infection
Written by City News Service 13 March 2014
Highly aggressive three-drug treatment gets rid of virus 30 hours after birth   A baby born with HIV at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach nine months ago immediately received highly ... read more >>
King daughter asks brothers to reconsider MLK sale
Written by KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press 13 March 2014
Bernice King on Thursday  March 6 urged her brothers to search their consciences and reconsider their plan to sell the civil rights icon's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.    The daughter of Martin ... read more >>
Giggles, Smiles and Joy Abound as LAUSD Girls Choose Prom Gowns
Written by Nicole Williams 12 March 2014
The Los Angeles Unified School District partnered again with Operation School Bell for the annual free prom dress extravaganza. This year, 56 girls from 17 schools picked their dream dresses, along ... read more >>
Obama Appoints Urban League’s Morial to Financial Advisory Council
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 06 March 2014
National Urban League President Marc H. Morial Obama Appoints Urban League’s Morial to Financial Advisory Council President Obama appointed Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, to ... read more >>
L.A. Council Bans E-Cigarette `Vaping' at Bars, Clubs, Restaurants and Some Public Places
Written by ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service 06 March 2014
Electronic cigarette resembling a tobacco cigarette - The Los Angeles City Council moved to ban e- cigarette use, often called ``vaping,'' inside bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public areas ... read more >>
Hawthorne's Mayor Chris Brown will Do Lateral Recruit to Strengthen Police Force and will Address Diversity Concerns
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 06 March 2014
    After meeting with Hawthorne's Police Chief Bob Fager and the HPOA (Hawthorne Police Officer Association) last week, the newly elected Mayor came up with an idea to address his Officers concerns ... read more >>
Cedars-Sinai Presents Stem Cell Program and Essay Contest for High School Students
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
(Photo courtesy of All high school students – essayists or not – and parents and teachers are invited to the March 11 program, “Introduction to the World of Stem Cells,” from ... read more >>
U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx to Keynote GLAAACC Dinner
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
Gene Hale, Chairman of GLAAACC US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Gene Hale, Chairman of GLAAACC, said the White House has confirmed to him that  US Secretary of Transportation Anthony ... read more >>
NAACP Mourns Passing of Jackson Mayor
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 06 March 2014
Chokwe Lumumba (Courtesy photo) NAACP interim President and CEO Lorraine C. Miller joined civil and political leaders across the country in mourning the death of Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. Lumumba, ... read more >>
Wesson and Council Move to Protect West Adams Residents
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
Council President Herb Wesson and the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance suspending the use of the controversial drilling technique of hydraulic ... read more >>
Lonnie Bunkley’s Book Chronicles African American’s Journey to Freedom
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
Danny J. Bakewell, Sr, Publisher Los Angeles Sentinel, Lonnie Bunkley Author and Rev. Kelvin Sauls,Pastor, Holman United Methodist Church In Journey to Freedom--which traces eight generations of the ... read more >>
Community Rallies Around George McKenna for L.A. School Board
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
Dr. George McKenna (right) welcomes Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters (left)  to his school board campaign’s headquarters in Leimert Park Saturday, March 1, 2014 (Photo credit: Courtesy of George ... read more >>