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 >>
Charles Earl Lloyd to be inducted on Criminal Justice Wall of Fame
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 02 June 2011
Charles Earl LloydThe famed defense attorney’s name will join the prestigious wall along with 9 other attorneys.By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterOn Wednesday, May 25, the late and well-known ... read more >>
Local Program Helps Youth Become Business Savvy
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 02 June 2011
Kevin Jones, Founder and CEO of KJE, Inc. and Business In A BucketLA Urban League youth utilize Business In A Bucket Kevin Jones’ program teaches youth how to combine labor, business and skills into ... read more >>
Girl Power For The Summer
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 02 June 2011
 La Faye Baker, Founder and CEO of Diamonds In The Raw Foundation and Hollywood stuntwoman Stuntwoman La Faye Baker is changing young women’s lives with her empowering program. By Brian W. Carter, ... read more >>
Don Barden
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 31 May 2011
Don Barden“He parlayed a sure bet into a mega casino business”          Don Barden does not go to Las Vegas to roll the dice or play the slots; he goes there to ante up millions to buy the ... read more >>
Countdown to the Closure
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 May 2011
Countdown to the ClosureExtended 53-Hour Closure of I-405 Freeway Between U.S. 101 and I-10 Planned in Mid-July for Mulholland Bridge Demolition WorkLos Angeles, Calif. – Plan Ahead, Avoid The Area, ... read more >>
Celebrating Memorial Day in Honor of Those Who Lead the Troops
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 30 May 2011
General Colin L. PowellBrigadier Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.General Daniel "Chappie" JamesBrigadier General Hazel Johnson-BrownAdmiral Michelle J. HowardLt. General Frank E. Petersen ... read more >>
In Celebration of Lynne Marie O’Neal Moreland Walters
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 May 2011
Lynne Marie O'Neal Moreland WaltersWe announce the passing of Lynne Marie O'Neal Moreland Walters, cousin to former Congresswoman Diane Watson and a dear friend to many others.Walters was born May 9, 1938 ... read more >>

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