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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 >>
Toyota Refuses to Thank Black Consumers
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (NNPA National Correspondent) 16 June 2011
Akio Toyoda, president and CEO of Toyota.  Though Black consumers spend $2.2 billion with Toyota, the company continues to disrespect and exploit the Black consumer.     "...Toyota disrespects, undervalues ... read more >>
One Minute of ExxonMobil Profit Equals One Teacher’s Job Saved
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 June 2011
Community Leaders, Teachers, City Workers, Parents and Students Protest at Compton and Ingelwood Schools, and Exxon Stations in Los AngelesWith record profits in Q1 of 2011, ExxonMobil could easily afford ... read more >>
We Remember Odile Richardson Gayten
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 June 2011
We fondly remember Odile Richardson Gayten a caring and loving woman who loved to help others.Gayten was born in Pearlington, Mississippi, the youngest of three girls to Alice and Zedo Richardson. At a ... read more >>
Assemblyman Mike Davis’ Bill 420 Passes
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 June 2011
Sacramento-- Assembly Bill 420, which seeks to end prison gerrymandering by changing the way California's inmates are counted for redistricting purposes, was approved by the full body of the State Assembly ... read more >>
Senator Price's SB 734 Passes Out of Senate
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 June 2011
Requiring High Speed Rail to Develop Outreach and Retention Plan for Small Businesses, Microbusinesses and DVBEsSacramento, CA--SB 734, legislation authored by Senator Curren D. Price, Jr., to ensure ... read more >>
Non-Profit Fights City Hall and Wins
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 June 2011
The California Court of Appeals awarded Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles ("CCSCLA") the proceeds of Los Angeles Unified School District's eminent domain action. The Appeals Court overturned ... read more >>
The Race for D.A. Has Begun
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 June 2011
Chief Deputy D. A. Jacquelyn "Jackie" Lacey Deputy D.A. Jacquelyn Lacey has entered the race for D.A. of Los Angeles CountyBy Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorAs Chief Deputy District Attorney, ... read more >>
Attorney General Kamala Harris Top Law Enforcement Appointment
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 June 2011
Larry J. Wallace Recently the Attorney General announced a series of appointments which included veteran law enforcement official Larry J. Wallace As a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, Larry J. Wallace ... read more >>
Wal – Mart is Looking for Another Home
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 June 2011
The giant retailer is once again trying to open a superstore in the South L.A. area after being rejected a few years ago by the voters in the city of Inglewood. What's changed?By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel ... read more >>
U.S. Attorney leads law enforcement action against street gang
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 June 2011
U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. Federal Racketeering Indictment Alleges Azusa Street Gang Responsible for  Narcotics Trafficking and Campaign of Hate Crimes Targeting African-AmericansIn the culmination ... read more >>
Crisis in Education
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) & Ismail Muhammad (Contributing Writer) 09 June 2011
 The economy crisis leads to an education crisis, which ultimately means our children are experiencing a series of crises.(Part 2 of the Crisis series)By Brian W. CarterSentinel Staff Writer& Ismail ... read more >>
‘Geronimo’ Pratt, Former Black Panther Leader, Dies
Written by Associated Press 03 June 2011
In this April 6, 2005 file photo, Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt speaks during funeral services for attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. at the West Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles. (AP Photo) ‘Geronimo’ Pratt, ... read more >>
Compton Vows to Overcome Fiscal Challenges
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 June 2011
The city of ComptonCompton Vows to Overcome Fiscal Challenges The status of Compton’s financial woes is not an isolated incident in the current economic environment, but there is a light at the end of ... read more >>
MTA Votes but Leimert Stop not Guaranteed
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 03 June 2011
MTA Votes but Leimert Stop not Guaranteed After the board voted, the community was left with more questions than answers, and they walked away empty-handed, vowing to fight on By Brandon I. BrooksSentinel ... read more >>
AEG visits the Sentinel
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 June 2011
Caption: (R to L) Aura Mc Cracken, Martha Saucedo, Ted Fikre, and Michael RothAEG visits the Sentinel Representatives from AEG met with the Sentinel’s editorial board had a lengthy discussion which ... read more >>

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Mon May 25 11:00AM -
67th Annual Memorial Day Service
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