The ruling: 'Just a pit stop to the U.S. Supreme Court'
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 February 2012
A Black lesbian couple taking their vows. Photo by Diane Knaus Saying that the trial court was correct in its ruling, the 9th Circuit agreed with that ruling and threw out Proposition 8. However, prior ... read more >>
School Scandal Casts Looming Shadow On LAUSD
Written by Shirley Hawkins and Brian Carter 09 February 2012
The site of the school sex scandal - Miramonte Elementary SchoolAmid the Miramonte School accusations, parents protest, while the school reshuffles personnel causing many to ask more questions. The sordid ... read more >>
Grammys week begins
Written by Joy Childs (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 09 February 2012
Goapele.  Photo by Bill Jones The Grammy Glam gets the party started celebrating the empowerment of women in music and glamour It’s official: The 2012 GRAMMY® week has been kicked off. But this year’s ... read more >>
Pat Harvey Inducted Into NABJ Hall of Fame
Written by Xavier Higgs, Sentinel Contributing Writer 03 February 2012
Pat Harvey, Newseum Hall of Famer Last Thursday CBS 2 news’ Pat Harvey was one of five journalists inducted into the National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) Hall of Fame at the Newseum in Washington, ... read more >>
City Council Redistricting Commission voted to adopt draft map
Written by Jackie Dupont Walker, Special to the Los Angeles Sentinel 03 February 2012
Despite Criticism, Commission Proposal Maintains Three African-American Council Seats In City of Los Angeles On Wednesday, January 25 the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission (LACCRC) voted ... read more >>
First Lady Michelle Obama Visits L.A.
Written by Brian Carter (Staff Writer) 03 February 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama The First Lady stops in Los Angeles to promote “Let’s Move” campaign and attend fundraisers throughout the city. First Lady Michelle Obama made a brief, two-day visit to ... read more >>
Grammy Awards welcome Sentinel/ Black Press onto the Red Carpet
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 February 2012
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Stop the Violence Foundation donates to Young Visionary Youth Leadership
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 January 2012
Khalid Shah (r) of Stop the Violence Increase the Peace Foundation receives check from James Ramos (c) and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (San Bernardino, ca) – On January 12, Stop the Violence ... read more >>
Black students: Duke study shows deeper problems
Written by MARTHA WAGGONER | Associated Press 26 January 2012
In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, Duke first-year Jonathan Hill-Rorie joins other students in front of Duke Chapel during a protest in Durham, N.C. The group was protesting over an unpublished ... read more >>
A War Won For The Price Of Sanity
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 January 2012
One veteran shares his story about his fight to return to ordinary life.By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterThey leave as our mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, cousins, nephews, ... read more >>
Connerly: the face of "anti-affirmative action"
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 26 January 2012
Ward Connerly, the butcher of affirmative action His mission has been to undo the gains that affirmative action sought to correct relative to historic discrimination Say Proposition 209 (also known as ... read more >>
Davis’ Bill AB 17 Emerging Investments Passes Appropriations
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 26 January 2012
Assemblyman Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles), was successful in moving AB 17 Emerging Investments through Assembly Appropriations with a 12-5 vote. “I am pleased that this measure will go to the Floor for ... read more >>
City Redistricting
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 January 2012
The Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission embarked on a journey on December 5th to get input and public comment from residents, business owners and community activists at Public Hearings at ... read more >>
Libby Clark, tireless Sentinel Reporter
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 January 2012
Libby Clark, one-of-a-kind reporter. At 94, she came to the Sentinel last October and said, "I want my press pass for 'Taste of Soul,'" according to Brenda Marsh-Mitchell What one's friends and associates ... read more >>
Rep. Waters, right for the House Financial Services Committee
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 January 2012
Rep. Maxine Waters, senior member on the House Banking Committee As the senior Democrat on the committee, Rep. Maxine Waters has the seniority, knowledge and experience to succeed the retiring Rep. Barney ... read more >>
The State of the Union 2012
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 January 2012
PRESIDENT OBAMA AT THE STATE-OF-THE -UNION The President laid out a "Blueprint for an America built to last." Despite the apparent confusion among the GOP, he is pushing forward.  Last Tuesday, President ... read more >>
The Empowerment Congress
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 January 2012
Rev. Al Sharpton and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas at the Empowerment Congress Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas marked the 20th annual Empowerment Congress and laid out its accomplishments, goals and objectives ... read more >>
Children of Haiti Visit
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 18 January 2012
The children of Miracle Choir with U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte, Jr. Photo by FRANCIS TAYLOR They came to the Southland, during the Martin Luther King weekend, visited USC, the Korean community and participated ... read more >>
Karen Bass kicked off re-election campaign
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 18 January 2012
Rep. Karen Bass As re-districting has re-drawn her district, Bass is now gearing up to run for the new 37th Congressional district Rep. Karen Bass has just kicked off her re-election campaign. Now in the ... read more >>
Councilman Parks hosted a successful Gospel-fest as part of Kingdom Day Parade
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer and Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Contributing Writer 18 January 2012
The first family of the Eight District, (l to r) Bobbie and Bernard Parks, and Bernard Parks Jr. photo by Brian W. CarterAs the parade reached Leimert Park, another festival was happening: an array of ... read more >>
Grammy Chairman Portnow invites Bakewell and Black Press to work out issues
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 January 2012
Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. executive publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel, the L.A. Watts Times and member of the Black Press of AmericaChairman of the Grammys Neil Portnow Denying credentials to the Los ... read more >>
The Green Dot Formula: For Better or Worse?
Written by Kennith Miller (Sentinel Correspondent) 15 January 2012
Animo Watts Under Scrutiny by Parents and Teachers Since 1999 when Steve Barr established Green Dot Schools, a non-profit organization, as an alternative to substandard and failing schools under the Los ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade gets unexpected gift
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2012
Warren Jackson, an attorney for DirecTV, arranged Brotherhood Crusade to receive unclaimed funds. Last week, Charisse Bremond Weaver, the president and CEO of Brotherhood Crusade, listened to a phone message. ... read more >>
National Program Looking For A Donor
Written by Brian Carter (Staff Writer) 12 January 2012
Camilla Gonzalez A bone marrow donor program is searching for a match for a young patient. The “Be The Match” Bone Marrow Donor Program (BTM) is asking for the community’s help on behalf of a very ... read more >>
Community Promise Fulfilled!
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 11 January 2012
Representing IUSD at the opening of the new La Tijera K-8 School (L to R):Glenston Thompson, IUSD chief operating officer; Trina Williams, vice president of Inglewood School Board (ISB); Dr Johnny J. Young, ... read more >>