The Fight for Health Care
Written by Evan Barnes (Staff Writer) & Jason Lewis (Staff Writer) 12 August 2009
EYE ON THE PRIZE: Parents brought their children out in droves to the Forum in Inglewood for the Remote Area Medical event – a no cost health extravaganza that will be held until August 18.  ... read more >>
Medal of Freedom Recipients
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 August 2009
Sidney PoitierRev. Joseph LoweryArchbishop Desmond TutuMedal of Freedom RecipientsThey are lauded as agents of change who lived to share some of the changes they helped to bring about.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel ... read more >>
Gulf Coast Leaders Share Post-Katrina Census Concerns with Congress
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Louisiana Weekly 06 August 2009
NEW ORLEANS (NNPA)--Four years after Hurricane Katrina devastated communities along the Gulf Coast, elected officials and community leaders are still struggling to rebuild and upgrade those communities. ... read more >>
As Congress Leaves for August Recess, CBC Keeps Health Care on the Front Burner
Written by Pharoh Martin (NNPA National Correspondent) 06 August 2009
WASHINGTON (NNPA)--As members of Congress begin August recess, temporarily setting aside intense negotiations for a passable health care reform bill, the Congressional Black Caucus has vowed to continue ... read more >>
Black Intellectuals Decry White House 'Beer Summit'
Written by Zenitha Prince (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 06 August 2009
Say Notion of a Post-Racial America is a Myth  CHICAGO (NNPA)--Despite the overwhelming election of President Barack Obama, the inherent prejudice against people of color remains alive and well in ... read more >>
City Severs Ties with Gang Contractor
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
 City officials severed ties with a gang intervention contractor that was unable to deliver what it promised or keep up with bureaucratic demands, it was reported today.Unity T.W.O., a nonprofit founded ... read more >>
An Open Letter to Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca
Written by Leon Jenkins (President, Los Angeles NAACP) 06 August 2009
Four civilian shootings by Los Angeles Sheriff Department Deputies in three days from July 10 - July 13, 2009, in which one was fatal, and the July 5, 2009 shooting death of another person ranks the Los ... read more >>
Southland Gasoline Prices Continue Increase
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
CNS--The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 1.4 cents today, marking the seventh consecutive daily increase of at least 1 cent.The average price of $2.928 ... read more >>
Board of Supervisors Address Child Deaths
Written by Elizabeth Marcellino (City News Service) 06 August 2009
The Board of Supervisors today decried the inability of various authorities to prevent the beating death of a 6-year-old boy and other child abuse fatalities, but differed in offering solutions to the ... read more >>
Board Offers Rewards
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
CNS--The Board of Supervisors today offered $10,000 for information about a man wanted in the murder of a 6-year-old boy and extended another $10,000 reward in the rape of a woman during a home invasion.Authorities ... read more >>
High School Students Spend Their Summer Learning Science
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 August 2009
A pair of high school students perform a scientific experiment at the UCLA School of Dentistry.High School students spend their summer learning science. By Jason LewisSentinel Staff WriterWhile many high ... read more >>
Kirk Albanese, LAPD’s Man in South Los Angeles
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 August 2009
Deputy Chief Kirk AlbaneseKirk Albanese, LAPD's Man in South Los AngelesLately, the "new and improved" LAPD has been making bold efforts reaching out to the Black community; one of those efforts is the ... read more >>
Autry Introduces Interchangeable Cufflinks
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 August 2009
Entrepreneur Steve Autry displays an assortment of his interchangeable cufflinks.Interchangeable Cufflinks by Steve AutryBy Jason LewisSentinel Staff Writer"You've probably never seen cufflinks like this ... read more >>
Gordon Parks
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 August 2009
Gordon Parks Parks with Minister Malcolm X, & N.Y. Borough President Hulan Jack (Seated); and Dick Gregory (at microphone)A Parks Masterpiece LegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsAssistant Managing Editor GORDON ... read more >>
A Celebration of John Joseph Davis
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
A Celebration of Life of John Joseph Davis Sunrise:  November  1,  1939 Sunset:  April 14, 2009 Services were held at West Angelus Funeral Home in Los Angeles on April 25th and Mt. Pisgah ... read more >>
Community Activist, Educator Howard Ransom, Jr. Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
Howard Ransom Jr.Community Activist, Educator Howard Ransom, Jr. SuccumbsLongtime community activist and adult education advocate Howard Ransom, Jr. died early Sunday morning, July 26, at his South Los ... read more >>
Local Artist Puts Unique Stamp on X-Games
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 06 August 2009
GOLDEN DESIGN: Yoshawn Smith submitted his original artwork, above, to ESPN and won their contest to design their official medal for X Games 15 last weekend.  The network slighty modified Smith’s ... read more >>
Taking it to the Streets! Watts Summer Festival Celebrates 43rd Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
Carnival rides will be one of the features of the 43rd Annual Watts Summer Festival 'Taking it to the streets!Watts Summer Festival celebrates 43rd yearCharles Wright serves as celebrity spokespersonNever ... read more >>
Inglewood 2009 All-America City National Night Out
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 06 August 2009
Inglewood Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks, in uniform, and mayor Roosevelt Dorn, far right, shares a photographic moment with Inglewood City staffers dressed to depict characters from the stage version ... read more >>
President Barack Obama - The Second Hundred Days
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 August 2009
President Barack Obama takes a break from his official duties to celebrate his 48th birthday August 4, at the White House Press Briefing Room in Washington. Photo by AP Photo/Ron Edwards President Barack ... read more >>
Confederate Flag Display Scars County Employees
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 05 August 2009
The Confederate Flag hangs adjacent to the Constitution of The United States in the historical display case.Photo by Jason Lewis Confederate Flag Display Scars County EmployeesBy Kenneth MillerSentinel ... read more >>
Tragic Teen’s Murder Galvanizes Community
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 August 2009
Jerry and Penny Hoover (Center) are surrounded by family and friends as they remember the life of their son, Semaj Spencer. Photo by Jason LewisJason Lewis for SentinelJerry and Penny Hoover (center) are ... read more >>
Fed proposes new rules to combat unfair lending
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
Michael Calhoun, Center for Responsible Lending President RespondsThe Federal Reserve Board (FRB) issued proposed rules that hold great promise for eliminating abusive and unfair practices that have become ... read more >>
Senator Price Statement on Proposed State Budget Compromise
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
Senator Curren D. Price, Jr. (D-Los Angeles) today released the following statement on the proposed state budget compromise reached between state legislative leaders and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger:"The ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
Response To Gates ArrestBy National Newspaper Publishers AssociationWest Coast Black Publishers Association and the California Black MediaIn the tradition of the Black Press working as an opponent of racial ... read more >>