Justice Clarence Thomas Visits Southern Calif. to Promote 'My Grandfather’s Son'
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 03 January 2008
Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, recently made a return-visit to Southern California when he appeared at Chapman University, in Orange California, to promote and ... read more >>
Kappas Host National Founder’s Day in Los Angeles
Written by Evan Barnes 03 January 2008
By Evan Barnes Sentinel Staff Writer Kappa Alpha Psi., Inc., the second oldest predominately Black fraternity in America, will host its 3rd Annual National Founders Day this weekend in Los Angeles, marking ... read more >>
Choosing the Next President
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 January 2008
The first caucus of the 2008 presidential campaign is today and the field of candidates—both Democrats and Republicans—have their hands filled with major issues: (universal) healthcare, ... read more >>
King Parade Queen Named
Written by Christine Sabathia 03 January 2008
 A new queen is crowned: Adriana Constante (seated) is crowned 2008 queen of the Kingdom Day Parade. L to R: Wyvetta Taylor, first runner up; Alexandria Hutchinson, 2007 queen; and Kameron Brown, ... read more >>
Police Commission Approves Financial Disclosure Policy for Officers
Written by Alice Walton 27 December 2007
CNS - A plan to require police officers who frequently handle confiscated cash and contraband to disclose personal financial details to LAPD auditors was unanimously approved Dec. 20 by the Los Angeles ... read more >>
Feds, Locals Join Forces to Federally Prosecute Gang Members Held in Area Jails
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 27 December 2007
More than 20 Southern California gang members awaiting release from area jails and state prisons are facing new criminal charges today as a part of “Operation Winter Warning,” an expanded ... read more >>
Get To Know Your Neighbor: Carla Carter
Written by Christine Sabathia 27 December 2007
“I give to live and I live to give...” At 43 years old, Carla Carter can now proudly say she is (still) here, standing strong and ready to help the world. As an author, motivational speaker ... read more >>
Jordan Downs, Nickerson Gardens Residents Treated to Pre-Christmas Parties, Gifts
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 27 December 2007
 Tyronne Freeman, Chair of the SCLCLA, mixes it up with the children at Jordan Downs Public Housing Complex, during their pre-Christmas turkey and gift giveaway.Hundreds of residents of the Jordan ... read more >>
Local Girl Rides for Life
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 27 December 2007
Robyn Bell is an honor roll student, a ‘trooper,’ and a ‘survivor,’ mom says. Thirteen year old Robyn Bell of South Los Angeles will be representing The Sickle Cell Foundation ... read more >>
Plans to Reopen Vision Underway
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 27 December 2007
Elected officials joined patrons of the arts in South Los Angeles December 14, to kick off the reopening of Leimert Park’s Vision Theater, a move they hope will revitalize the small business community ... read more >>
Jackson Limo’s ‘Sneaker Bus’ Delivers Shoes for Unity T.W.O.
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 27 December 2007
Community Organizer Malik Spellman and Unity T.W.O. Program Manager Kenneth Valentine, were on hand at the Unity T.W.O. headquarters at 8523 S. Avalon Blvd., in South Central Los Angeles a few days before ... read more >>
Community Salutes Former Sheriff Chief Curtis Spears
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 20 December 2007
Three months ago, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Division Chief Curtis L. Spears returned to Los Angeles to bury his wife Peggy, but on Dec. 18, he came back to receive a special tribute from longtime ... read more >>
Congresswoman Julia Carson Dies
Written by Associated Press 15 December 2007
Carson's death came three weeks after she announced she had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and followed years of health troubles. She said days later that she would not run next year for ... read more >>
Students, Parents Protest Hate Group at Middle School
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 13 December 2007
 Evan Barnes for Sentinel Photo Will Rogers Middle School students unite to protest recent harassment from an anti-Black group.Latino and Asians form group F.A.B. (Acronym for F*** All Blacks) Concerned ... read more >>
Officials Seek Solutions to Keep USC at Coliseum
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 13 December 2007
Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Braithwaite Burke urged officials at USC to sign a 50-year lease agreement that the state has proposed to keep the football team playing their home games at the Los ... read more >>
Obama Addresses African Americans on Conference Call
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 13 December 2007
By Kenneth Miller Sentinel Managing Editor Christine G. Sabathia Sentinel Staff Writer As the country begins to hone in on the upcoming caucuses, the first of which will be held January 3, 2008 ... read more >>
Los Angeles Urban League Unveils Neighborhood Revitalization Plan
Written by Christine Sabathia 13 December 2007
The Los Angeles Urban League has put forth a plan to transform underserved communities one neighborhood at a time. The initiative, Neighborhoods@Work, has brought together some of the city’s and ... read more >>
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Los Angeles Presidential Debate Cancelled
Written by City News Service 06 December 2007
CNS - The threat of a strike by CBS news writers prompted the Democratic National Committee to cancel a planned presidential debate in Los Angeles. The debate had been scheduled for Dec. 10 and was to ... read more >>
L.A.’s New Security Union Demands Fair Wages
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 06 December 2007
“If we don’t get no health care, they don’t get no peace,” was the rallying cry November 29 as Los Angeles’ newly formed security officers union gathered together on ... read more >>
Day Designated for Rosa Parks
Written by City News Service 06 December 2007
CNS - Marking the 52nd anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to move from her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., the Los Angeles City Council designated Dec. 1 as “Rosa Parks Human Rights ... read more >>
Gang Reduction Zone Launched in South LA
Written by City News Service 06 December 2007
CNS - The city’s newest Community Law Enforcement and Recovery site was designated Nov. 28 in the Baldwin Village area, where there have been eight homicides this year, twice as many as last ... read more >>
Third Annual Senior Breakfast and Gala
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 06 December 2007
Compton 4th District City Councilman Isadore Hall, III, kicks off his 3rd Annual Senior Breakfast and Christmas gala for more than 400 local senior citizens in Compton on Thursday, December 13, 2007, ... read more >>
L.A.P.D Chief William Bratton Goes One-on-One with Sentinel
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 06 December 2007
By Kenneth Miller Sentinel Managing Editor Christine G. Sabathia Sentinel Staff Writer    Chief William BrattonJust months into his second five-year term, Los Angeles Police ... read more >>
Obama Surges to Presidential Lead
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 December 2007
Most of the presidential candidates have unique ways of conveying their messages to the people—the potential voters—including Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic senator from Illinois. Now, ... read more >>