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Son of Assassinated Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba to Visit LA
Written by Firpo W. Carr (Special to the Sentinel) 05 February 2009
The son of assassinated Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, Guy-Patrice Lumumba, is set to visit Los Angeles for ten days, starting today, to raise awareness of the plight of the people of the Democratic ... read more >>
Broadway Federal Bank
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 February 2009
"For over six decades, "Broadway" has been the community banker." As the nation's economic condition worsens, it is fitting to note that a local of bank, dedicated to serving ... read more >>
City to Pay Acquitted Rampart Officers $20.5 Million
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2009
A $20.5 million settlement for four police officers who were prosecuted during the corruption probe of the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division, and later had their convictions overturned, ... read more >>
Hybrids to No Longer Receive Free Parking
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2009
One perk of driving a hybrid vehicle in the city of Los Angeles--free parking--could come to an end as soon as March, under recent action taken by the city council's Transportation Committee. ... read more >>
Steele Resigns as President From National SCLC
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 05 February 2009
Is The Rev. Eric Lee is the Next National President? National Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) officials announced the resignation of their president Charles Steele Jr. this week and immediately ... read more >>
Compton board member replaces Isadore Hall
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2009
Despite heart attack last month, Amos Clay is settling into new position The man selected to temporarily replace the vacant 4th District Compton City Council seat of former Compton Councilman Isadore ... read more >>
Hahn v. Salabaj in 15th District Debate
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 February 2009
Fifteenth District Councilwoman Janice Hahn squared off against her opponent Chris Salabaj in a debate recently in Watts in front of a number of members from the community. Salabaj held his own in ... read more >>
Friends of the Black Community
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 February 2009
Councilwomen Janice Hahn, Wendy Gruel and Councilmember Eric Garcettie have a history of supporting “us”.  In order to understand the workings of government--from city hall and ... read more >>
Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 January 2009
"As the first Black congressman from Michigan, he helped form the Congressional Black Caucus." "When we talk about self determination for the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), ... read more >>
L.A. County Unemployment Continues to Rise
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Los Angeles County increased to 9.9 percent in December, state officials reported. The December unemployment rate was up from a revised 8.9 percent in ... read more >>
Man Won't Be Charged in Deadly Shooting
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
County prosecutors declined today to file charges against a man arrested for fatally shooting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend after he stabbed the woman and her mother. In opting not to bring a case, ... read more >>
Attorney General Brown Sues Bakersfield Contractor for Violating Rights of Workers
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today filed a lawsuit to recover $4.13 million in lost wages, benefits and penalties from a drywall contractor who "cruelly and illegally" ... read more >>
Tens of thousands more layoffs are announced
Written by Jeannine Aversa (Associated Press) 29 January 2009
It's already been a lousy year for workers less than a month into 2009 and there's no relief in sight. Tens of thousands of fresh layoffs were announced Monday and more companies are expected ... read more >>
Operation 'Community Shield' Obstructs Over 1000 Gang Members
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
Federal immigration agents arrested 1,970 alleged illegal immigrant gang members in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and four other counties in 2008, federal officials announced. Operation Community ... read more >>
Reddock Makes Measure J Distribution, Jobs a Major Part of Campaign
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 29 January 2009
Members of the Los Angeles Community College District board approved $400 million in new college campus projects but board member Angela Reddock, up for reelection this year said she is aiming to "do ... read more >>
Nijel Binns: Features Artist at L.A. Sentinel
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 January 2009
Nijel Binns is a man of many talents. Entrepreneur, stuntman, motion picture fight coordinator/choreographer, martial arts instructor, and author. Binns speaks Cantonese, Russian, and he was born in ... read more >>
John Mack
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 January 2009
In Los Angeles, and indeed Southern California, the name, John W. Mack, is synonymous with civil rights and the Urban League. Mack was appointed to the Board of Police Commissioners by Mayor Antonio ... read more >>
Our Schools are Failing
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 29 January 2009
Dorsey H.S. Among Schools Not Passing the Grade Within the Los Angeles Unified School District, all of the "predominately African American populated schools have an average API score of 544," ... read more >>
Bakewell, Hughes and "Magic" Johnson among the 2009 Inductees
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 January 2009
The International Civil Rights Walk of Fame recently added a distinguished parade of men and women to its existing roll of honor during the Annual Trumpet Awards As part of the 2009 Trumpet Awards ... read more >>
Obama Southland Visits and Ben Affleck Prediction Recalled
Written by Steven Herbert (City News Service) 22 January 2009
Actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter Ben Affleck may well have been the first person to prophesy publicly in Southern California that Barack Obama would become president, although not necessarily as soon ... read more >>
The Campaign
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 22 January 2009
"Obama's road to the White House changed the dynamics of presidential campaigns forever"THE ANNOUNCEMENT One of the cornerstones of American democracy is that every four years a president ... read more >>
President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 22 January 2009
The following are excerpts from President Barack Obama's inaugural address, delivered from the Capitol Building on January 20, 2009   My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the ... read more >>
Comments made by President Barack Obama
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 22 January 2009
“Everywhere I go, I hear the same story: ‘We work hard, we pay our bills, we put away savings, but we just don’t know if it’s going to be enough when that tuition bill comes.’” ... read more >>
Service Opportunities, Celebrations Mark MLK Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 January 2009
The 24th annual Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles wrapped up Monday with a renewed sense of vigor on the eve the inauguration of the nation's first president of African ancestry. Assembly Speaker ... read more >>
Feinstein Chairs Historic Inauguration Ceremonies
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 January 2009
"Future generations will mark this morning as the turning point for real and necessary change in our nation," said California Senator Diane Feinstein during a welcoming speech Tuesday as ... read more >>

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