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Southland Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Written by Steven Herbert, CNS 24 January 2008
CNS - Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated Monday with the 23rd annual Kingdom Day Parade in South Los Angeles, a volunteer effort at a Gardena school and events in Santa Monica, Pasadena and elsewhere ... read more >>
A Dinner Fit for a King
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 January 2008
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Stands tall as a direct legacy of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and in honor of its founder, the organization continues his work by keeping ... read more >>
Xernona Clayton Sounds the Trumpet
Written by Christine Sabathia 24 January 2008
Fifteen years ago, Xernona Clayton conceived of the idea to highlight the positive stories of African Americans who had been left out of history. She wanted to tell those stories of the men and women ... read more >>
SOULA Gets it Done
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 January 2008
Celebrating King Day, Union President Faith Culbreath and team overcome five years of struggle to unionize the security guards of Los Angeles. Before the King Day parade started on Monday, members of the ... read more >>
Alpha Kappa Alpha Celebrates 100th Birthday
Written by Jahmese Fort, Sentinel Intern 17 January 2008
In 1908, only one generation removed from slavery and during the years preceding WWI, the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Great Depression, a group of intelligent, forward thinking, and socially ... read more >>
Police Chief Credits Gang Crime Drop to ‘New Approach’
Written by City News Service 17 January 2008
CNS - Gang-related crime in Los Angeles dropped 3.8 percent in 2007, according to newly released statistics, which Los Angeles Police Department Chief William Bratton credited to “a new approach.” ... read more >>
Burke Leads Southland Leaders for Obama
Written by Alice Walton, CNS 17 January 2008
CNS - Amid cheers at a City Hall rally, six Southland leaders endorsed Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama Jan. 9, saying he is the only presidential candidate who will unite voters. Obama, who placed ... read more >>
Sheriff’s Department Named Interpol Point Contact
Written by City News Service 17 January 2008
CNS - The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been named as the official point of contact for Interpol matters within the county, outside of the city of Los Angeles. “Our goal is ... read more >>
Area Leaders Show Obama City’s True Colors
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 17 January 2008
California Co-Chair of the Obama for President Campaign, Majority Leader Karen Bass leads a multi cultural coalition of supporters who celebrated Obama’s Victory in Iowa and is looking forward to ... read more >>
SCLC Unveils 'City Hall WATCH'
Written by Christine Sabathia 17 January 2008
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles has kicked off its 31st annual King Week celebration with the announcement of City Hall WATCH, a collaborative effort of community ... read more >>
An Exclusive Conversation with Susan L. Taylor
Written by Barbara Perkins 17 January 2008
The long time Essence Editor talks about leaving Essence, her plans for helping young African American Children and her plans for the future. “Family, celebrate with me,” were the words ... read more >>
Head Start Programs Expand Across U.S.
Written by NNPA 10 January 2008
NNPA - President Bush has signed into law a reauthorization of Head Start, the education program that gives low-income children a boost before beginning Kindergarten. The bill, sponsored by Michigan ... read more >>
Iowa’s Big Lesson: Stick to the Basics
Written by Mike Glover 10 January 2008
AP - After all the campaigns’ sophisticated media tactics and high-tech maneuvering, Iowa voters offered the presidential candidates a version of Politics 101: In this state, stick to the basics. ... read more >>
Civil Rights Revisited
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 10 January 2008
If Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were alive today, he would be looking forward to his 79th birthday on January 15. Many have attempted over the years to ponder how he would feel and what he would ... read more >>
Voter Registration Services Made Available
Written by City News Service 10 January 2008
CNS - Voter registration services will be available outside 17 Department of Motor Vehicle offices in Los Angeles County beginning Jan. 14, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Conny McCormack announced. ... read more >>
SCLC Ready to Celebrate 31st Annual King Week
Written by Christine Sabathia 10 January 2008
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles is more than ready for the events planned during King Week, which begins January 11 and culminates January 21. In honor of Dr. Martin ... read more >>
Los Angeles Sentinel Turns 75
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 January 2008
This year the Los Angeles Sentinel will show the world what it has accomplished over the last 75 years and its plans for the future. In 2008, the Los Angeles Sentinel turns 75 and plans to share its ... read more >>
Hillary Proves Why She Can’t Be Counted Out
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 January 2008
She rebounds with a narrow victory over Obama in New Hampshire In an extraordinary display of political moxie, Senator Hillary Clinton proved that she definitely cannot be counted out. Displaying ... read more >>
Barack Obama the Man Who Can be President
Written by Christine Sabathia 10 January 2008
It has been over four decades since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed allowing for Blacks to freely participate in the political process, but not until now has America witnessed a phenomenon ... read more >>
Mayor Villaraigosa Announces New Funding for Housing and Homelessness Programs
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 03 January 2008
Following turnaround of City housing agency, federal officials award total of $72 million to City homeless programs Delivering on his pledge to reform the City’s housing agency and tackle the challenge ... read more >>
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 >>

 

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