Compton Lawyer Jailed
Written by City News Service 12 June 2008
CNS - A lawyer spent two days behind bars last week after being ordered jailed by a Compton judge angry over his chronic tardiness, it was reported. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John J. Cheroske ... read more >>
Inglewood Louisiana Fried Chicken Introduces Chef Marilyn’s
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 12 June 2008
Franchise owner Gilbert Cox partners with Soul Food queen She is tastefully known throughout Southern California as Chef Marilyn, but she is actually a Louisiana native who has brought her flavor to ... read more >>
Gas Prices Continue to Rise at the Pump
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 June 2008
The next time you’re pumping gas you may want to look away from the meter. Especially the price slot. Filling up a 20 gallon tank on a SUV would cost over $85 with the prices this past week. If ... read more >>
Community Shows Support at Obama Rally
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 June 2008
The Los Angeles Sentinel celebrated Barack Obama, as he became the first African American Democratic nominee for president of the United States. “This is a historic week in our history,” ... read more >>
Laine Lee Sr. Living the Golden Life at 107 Years Old
Written by Myra Blackburn, Sentinel Intern 12 June 2008
Although Laine Lee Sr., 107-years-old, has resided in the city of Los Angeles for over 50 years and is reported to be the oldest African American male to reach beyond 100 years old, he’s still ... read more >>
Community and Business Leader Marian Mitchell In Coma
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 09 June 2008
Community and Business Leader Marion Mitchell owner of C.C.O.P's and The Towne House Restaurant was found early this morning unconscious in her swimming pool.  Currently she is being held at ... read more >>
Community Calls For Prayer for Public Relations Icon Pat Tobin
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 08 June 2008
SCLC President Eric Lee, Brotherhood Crusade President Charisse Bremond and NAACP Board Member Willis Edwards have put a call out to the entire community asking for everyone to lift Business Leader, ... read more >>
Healthcare Crisis Looms
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 June 2008
Critics claim that the recent purchase of Centinela Hospital needs as much care as the patients in and out do Health care is one of the burning issues being discussed in the presidential primaries along ... read more >>
Three Philly Police Officers Face Criminal Charges in Separate Beatings
Written by Larry Miller, Special to NNPA 05 June 2008
Three Philadelphia police officers were called to face criminal charges last week in separate and unrelated incidents, where those who carry a badge were accused of crossing the line. Two of those officers, ... read more >>
Action Against Oil Prices: SCLC Leads National Boycott as ExxonMobil Gets $40 Billion Payday
Written by Gordon Jackson, Special to NNPA 05 June 2008
Protestors, which included both national and local officers from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, joined forces with environmentalists and even some shareholders, lambasting oil giant ExxonMobil, ... read more >>
Los Angeles Gangs Face Tougher Laws
Written by By Alice Walton, City News Service 05 June 2008
Gang members who use guns to commit violent crimes could be evicted from apartments and have their vehicles seized under a series of motions introduced on Friday, May 30 in the Los Angeles City Council. ... read more >>
The College Graduate
Written by Myra Blackburn, Sentinel Intern 05 June 2008
After two long years of writing research papers and studying for exams, 1,153 students at East Los Angeles College celebrated their Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 30 at the football Stadium ... read more >>
Cardinal Bernardin Gantin
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 June 2008
 His Eminence Cardinal Bernardin GantinCardinal Bernardin Gantin was born in Toffo, Benin, West Africa, on May 08, 1922 in the archdiocese of Cotonou; there his surname translated “tree of ... read more >>
Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer Bo Diddley dies of heart failure
Written by Associated Press 05 June 2008
AP - Bo Diddley, the musical pioneer whose songs, such as “Who Do You Love?” and “Bo Diddley,” melded rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll through a distinctive thumping ... read more >>
2nd Supervisorial Race Headed to a Run-off
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 05 June 2008
The race to replace 2nd District Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, one of the tightest and most expensive in history, will head to a November run-off between State Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas and L.A. City ... read more >>
Hall Stands Tall in Victory for Assembly
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 04 June 2008
Compton City Councilman Isadore Hall III withstood a nasty campaign fight wedged by candidate Lynda Harris Forster to dominate the race for 52nd Assembly this week. With a low voter turnout and vote ... read more >>
America Believes in Change
Written by Kenneth Miller, Yussuf Simmonds, Even Barnes 04 June 2008
Obama’s Primary Victory in Montana – Photographer: Scott Olson/Staff / Collection: Getty Images NewsWith the Florida/Michigan matter resolved, Barack Obama becomes the first African American ... read more >>
Obama Clinches Nomination; Clinton Seeks VP Spot
Written by TOM RAUM and NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press 03 June 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois sealed the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, a historic step toward his once-improbable goal of becoming the nation's first black ... read more >>
Bernard Parks Victory Party Invitation
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 03 June 2008
Rep. Waters Switches Superdelegate Vote to Sen. Obama
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 June 2008
Congresswoman Maxine Waters today joined the chorus of superdelegates who have lent their support to Senator Barack Obama, who has effectively clinched the Democratic nomination according to several ... read more >>
Rod Wright Endorsed by All Eight Democratic Mayors in 25th Senate District
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 June 2008
Former Assemblyman Roderick “Rod” Wright is looking to jump back into the political arena, this time as a California State Senator for the 25th Senate District. Wright was elected to the ... read more >>
Survey says...Obama beats McCain in California!
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 May 2008
A recent survey reported that among California voters, Senator Barack Obama would trounce Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee in the general election in November. The Obama camp however ... read more >>
Alexis M. Herman
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 May 2008
 Alexis M. HermanAlexis Herman, the 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor, was the first African American to lead that department and the lone Black woman in the Clinton cabinet. When the president announced ... read more >>
Helicopter Forced to Land after Shooting
Written by City News Service 29 May 2008
CNS - Several people were arrested by a sheriff’s SWAT team in Carson, last Thursday in connection with an incident in which shots were fired at a sheriff’s helicopter with two bullets striking ... read more >>
Another Watershed Coup for Hall
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 May 2008
With one week remaining until the June 3 election for the 52nd District Assembly race, Compton City Councilman Isadore Hall, III earned the powerful endorsement of Congresswoman Maxine Waters this week. ... read more >>