Debra Reid Fights for Parent’s Rights
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 July 2011
By Shirley HawkinsSentinel Contributing WriterIt was a parent's worst nightmare.Fourteen years ago, Gardena resident and mother of four Debra Reid was awakened at 1:30 a.m. by a phone call."A nurse from ... read more >>
Local family wins Verizon Wireless Sweepstakes!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 30 June 2011
A surprised Lathern family wins!Left to Right: Christina Gonzalez, Associate Director Multicultural Marketing for Verizon, Yolanda Lathern, Johnny Lathern, Emma Lathern, Valerie Lathern, Dorothy Lathern, ... read more >>
Blacks in Auto sports: Changing the game
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 30 June 2011
Strong RacingLogan RacingDavid LambertLambert on the trackFrom Left to Right: David Lambert, Pro Racer, Dr. James Logan, owner of Logan Racing, & Erica Abdullah Hill, co-owner of Strong Racing and ... read more >>
Wesson’s Movie Showing a Huge Success
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 June 2011
Councilman Herb Wesson with a young constituentCouncilmember Herb Wesson's 2011 "Free Summer Movies in the Park" series was launched last week at the Baldwin Hills Recreation Center, where over 300 community ... read more >>
Millage Peaks Announces Retirement
Written by Ishmail Muhammad (Contributing Writer) 30 June 2011
Chief Millage Peaks The City's Second African-American Fire Chief will retire after leading the department for two years. By Ismail MuhammadSentinel InternThe Los Angeles Fire Department's Chief Millage ... read more >>
NNPA Displays Black Power
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (NNPA National Correspondent) 30 June 2011
National Black leaders gather for the National Newspaper Publishers Association annual conference in Chicago Fri., Jun. 24.  (L to R) Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Maulana Karenga, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Danny ... read more >>
Same Men of Song and Music
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 25 June 2011
Nat "King " Cole James Brown and Michael JacksonStevie WonderLegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsSome men of song and music"Nat King Cole, James Brown, Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder"NAT KING COLE"His voice ... read more >>
Boxer Statement on President Obama’s Speech on Afghanistan
Written by Super User 24 June 2011
Boxer Statement on President Obama’s Speech on Afghanistan  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Boxer (D-CA) issued the following statement after President Obama’s speech tonight on the U.S. role in ... read more >>
Twins overcome and accomplish
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 23 June 2011
 Shannon and Sharron BowensShannon and Sharron Bowens achieve high academic success and blaze an inspiring trailBy Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterThere are times when life takes a turn and leaves ... read more >>
Wesson Takes ‘Oath of Office’ for 2nd Term
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 June 2011
Herb Wesson takes the oath of office administered by City Clerk June Lagmay while his wife, Fabian looks onThe 10th Council District's annual "City Employee Appreciation Luncheon" Thursday was the scene ... read more >>
Compton School Board Member Micah Ali Met with President Obama
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 June 2011
Last Friday, Micah Ali, a member of the Compton Unified School District Board of Education, traveled to Washington, D.C. Friday to meet with members of the Obama administration and attend an intimate ... read more >>
Assemblymember Isadore Hall Announces Campaign for Congress
Written by Ismail Muhammad (Contributing Writer) 23 June 2011
Assemblyman Isadore Hall California State Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced his campaign for Congress today. Hall intends to run in a new Congressional District, which according to the first draft ... read more >>
NNPA Converges on Chicago
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 June 2011
Rev Jesse Jackson Dr. Maulana KarengaRev. Al SharptonCongressman Emanuel Cleaver Professor Michael and Rev. Marcia DysonBenjamin JealousGeorge CurryBenjamin ChavisDanny J. Bakewell Sr.Dr. Frederick Haynes ... read more >>
Sharpton and West to Debate: At Black Newspaper Conference in Chicago
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 21 June 2011
National Black Leaders including Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Dr. Maulana Karenga, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Benjamin Todd Jealous, and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson to join Over 200 Black Newspaper PublishersNNPA The ... read more >>
Mother Helen A. Davis Passes at 102-Years
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2011
Mother Helen A. Davis102-YearsMother Helen A. Davis has made her transition. An avid reader of the Los Angeles Sentinel for 60 years, Mother Davis passed away at the age of 102 years old. Her Homegoing ... read more >>
Founder of Project Fatherhood dies at 72
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2011
Dr. Hershel K. Swinger passes on eve of 4th Annual Fatherhood Solution ConferenceDr. Hershel K. Swinger, Ph.D., founder of Project FatherhoodSM, the renowned program created to address the problem of absentee ... read more >>
Cora King Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2011
Cora KingDecember 23, 1919-June 10, 2011Mrs. King was a leader in the Los Angeles community. Mrs. King began her career in fashion working in the movie studios in design. She then transition into real ... read more >>
Honor Thy Father
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 June 2011
*** Legends ***By Yussuf J. SimmondsHONOR THY FATHER"Fathers led the way; daughters followed"MUHAMMAD ALI/LAILA ALIHe was a three-time world heavyweight boxing champion, a social and religious activist ... read more >>
Wade Joins L.A. Leaders to Prepare for NAACP Convention
Written by Cora Jackson – Fossett (Religion Editor) 17 June 2011
Rev. Melvin Wade. When the NAACP comes to Los Angeles next month, the Rev. Dr. Melvin Wade will be at the forefront of the executive contingent, ensuring that the 102nd Annual Convention is a success. ... read more >>
U.S. Delegates Visit Alan Gross in Cuba Jail
Written by Associated Press 16 June 2011
The American contractor was sentenced in March to 15 years in prison after being convicted of bringing communications equipment into Cuba illegally.By The Associated PressMembers of a visiting United States ... read more >>
$1.25 Billion Class Action Settlement Begins for Black Farmers
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 June 2011
Official Notification of African American Farmers About $1.25 Billion Class Action Settlement Begins Washington, DC--The Court-ordered process of officially notifying African American farmers and their ... read more >>
Two men found guilty in murder of Calif. Journalist
Written by Associated Press 16 June 2011
By TERRY COLLINS Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A jury convicted the leader of a financially troubled community group of three murders, including the shotgun shooting death of the first American ... read more >>
Redistricting Black political survival
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 June 2011
The preliminary district maps are out and they spell a dramatic change in the California political landscape By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorAsk the average person about redistricting and ... read more >>
Janna Zurita Wins in Compton
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) and Jasmyne Cannick (Contributing Writer) 16 June 2011
Assemblyman Isadore Hall an avid supporter of Councilwoman-elect Janna Zurita She now becomes Compton's newest city council member after defeating a two-term incumbent.Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing ... read more >>
‘A Slap on the Wrist’ for Killing a Black Man
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 June 2011
Oscar Grant, murdered victim   John Burris, Grant's family attorney SF Bay transit officer begins unsupervised parole for "executing" an unarmed Black manTerry Collins, (AP story)Now that a white former ... read more >>

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