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City of Compton Celebrates Ground Breaking
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 17 December 2011
Compton city council members and other officials at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Senior Activity Center (PHOTO BY FRANCIS TAYLOR) On Wednesday, last week, the City of Compton hosted a gala Ground ... read more >>
Verizon Awards $24,900 Grant to Educate Boys About Abuse
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2011
Asia Powell, director of Strategic Programs for Verizon, presents a check for $24,900 to Fire Captain Brent Burton, founder of Junior Firefighter Youth Foundation, and Firefighters Derwin Pitts and Cliff ... read more >>
JACKSON VOTES IN FAVOR OF THE OMNIBUS BILL
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2011
JACKSON VOTES IN FAVOR OF THE OMNIBUS BILL Today Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL-2) voted "For" the Omnibus Appropriations bill.  The Bill passed with a vote of 296-to-121 with Democrats casting ... read more >>
Southern California Edison Confirms Shooting at Irwindale Facility
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2011
Southern California Edison Confirms Shooting at Irwindale Facility  ROSEMEAD, Calif., Dec. 16, 2011 – Southern California Edison (SCE) confirms that there has been a shooting at our Rivergrade facility ... read more >>
BOXER STATEMENT ON PAYROLL TAX CUT AND BUDGET VOTES
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2011
BOXER STATEMENT ON PAYROLL TAX CUT AND BUDGET VOTESWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today issued the following statement after ... read more >>
Obama requests return of American spy plane
Written by Associated Press 16 December 2011
A machine like the one at the center of the storm (AP PHOTO) Iran says 'No' to President Obama's calls to give back downed US unmanned drone WASHINGTON (AP)-- The Obama administration has delivered a formal ... read more >>
The Tale of Two Candidates
Written by Art Blackwell National syndicated writer 16 December 2011
Herman Cain, an African-American, was one of the candidates (AP PHOTO BY DAVID TULIS) It was the best of times, and the worst of times... It was the best of times for Republican presidential candidate ... read more >>
Three women Nobel Peace Prize winners
Written by Associated Press 16 December 2011
(l to r) Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, and Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf display their diplomas and medals at City Hall in Oslo. (AP Photo) The peace prize ... read more >>
Community stands unified against Prop. 209
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Special to Sentinel) 16 December 2011
Leon Jenkins of the NAACP leading the charge against Prop. 209 (PHOTO CREDITS: MALCOLM ALI) NAACP leads new campaign to overturn ban on affirmative action as the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled ... read more >>
Local Businesses To Give Families a “Christmas Wonderland”
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 09 December 2011
 *Update*On Sunday, December 18, from 1pm-5pm, local businesses will come together to give back to the community by providing a “Christmas Wonderland” to struggling families from the inner city.10 ... read more >>
Cain is not "ABLE"
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 08 December 2011
Herman Cain, bowing (waving) out ... his last 'hurrah'.--Photo Credit: David Tulis The Cain train has been derailed ... dead in its tracks; he's 'bloody and un-bowed' With his wife Gloria by his side, ... read more >>
Strong Winds Rock Southern California
Written by Xavier Higgs Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 December 2011
It's over a week that devastating winds have lashed several Southern California cities, and with more to come, power still has not yet been restored to thousands. Mother nature brought its rage to Southern ... read more >>
Living in prison
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 December 2011
According to a documentary written a few years ago, one of America's largest maximum security prisons is the Louisiana State Penitentiary, more well-known as 'Angola' Prison What does life imprisonment ... read more >>
The Black Press (NNPA) / Nielsen Consumer Report
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
This is a historic consumer report that was hammered out for the Black Press on behalf of the Black consumer, so that spending in Black America produce tangible returns. In an unprecedented agreement, ... read more >>
California and Nevada Attorneys-General investigate mortgage fraud
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 December 2011
California Attorney-General Kamala D. Harris addresses the media with Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto by her side. (Photo by Jason Lewis)They have teamed and formed an alliance to go after ... read more >>
Black Coalition Addresses Proposition 209
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 06 December 2011
CALIFORNIA AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITYJOIN FORCES TO OPPOSE PROPOSITION209 IN CALIFORNIA AND MICHIGAN by Sentinel NewswireLos Angeles NAACP, Los Angeles Sentinel, Alliance for Equal Opportunity in Education, ... read more >>
CONGRESSWOMAN WATERS SEEKS FEDERAL FUNDING
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 December 2011
Washington, DC – On November 23, 2011, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood supporting the construction of a light rail station in Leimert Park ... read more >>
PARKS KICKED OFF HOLIDAY SEASON AT ANNUAL LEIMERT PARK TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 December 2011
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks hosted the Ninth AnnualLeimert Park Tree Lighting Ceremony on last Monday evening. Radiopersonality Adai Lamar of Radio Free KJLH served as MC, with liveperformances by Tameca ... read more >>
Opposition to Proposition 209
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 December 2011
The Los Angeles NAACP, The Los Angeles Sentinel and the California African-American Community Join Forces to Oppose Proposition 209 in Michigan and CaliforniaWith the passage of Proposition 209 in California ... read more >>
Local Organizations and Business Help Many Give Thanks
Written by Brian Carter (Staff Writer) 02 December 2011
Brenda Marsh-Mitchell, President of Mothers in Action (r), hands out plates, along with Muriel Shabazz (in red cap) with volunteers at 16th Annual Ward Villa Senior Complex Thanksgiving Day DinnerE. J. ... read more >>
Occupy L.A. - evicted?
Written by Michael Brown (Contributing Writer) 02 December 2011
Occupiers "standing tall" - sitting down The deadline has passed, and pro bono lawyers have gotten a TRO; now it's in the hands of the federal court.Omari Gooden, 24, of Los Angeles, was one of more than ... read more >>
Four Year Plan to Help L.A. County’s Poorest Communities Catch Up
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 November 2011
Michael Banner “When things are not great in the best place, they’re worse in the worst place,” explained Michael Banner, president of the Los Angeles Local Development Corporation, a non-profit ... read more >>
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN, INC “37TH ANNUAL BETHUNE RECOGNITION LUNCHEON”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 November 2011
Brenda Marsh-Mitchell, NCNW honoree National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) of Southern California Area celebrated their 37th Annual Bethune Recognition Luncheon on October 22, 2011 at the Doubletree ... read more >>
CONGRESSWOMAN WATERS LEADS 54 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 November 2011
SEEKING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING Washington, D.C. - Recently, on Capitol Hill, Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35), a Congressional leader in the fight to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS ... read more >>
Obama Hosts First African-American Policy Conference
Written by By AFRO Staff Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 23 November 2011
President Barack Obama held the first ever African-American Policy in Action Leadership Conference at the White House on Nov. 9 to coincide with the release of a report, "The President's Agenda and the ... read more >>

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Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash