Another Police Shooting Rocks City of Inglewood
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 21 May 2009
Marcus Griffin organized a sign-making project to commemorate the life of Marcus Smith and to demand justice from his killers. Photo by Francis Taylor for Sentinel Four members of the Inglewood Police ... read more >>
Council Approves $7.1 Billion Budget
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2009
 Includes funding to maintain LAPD police ranks at current levelThe Los Angeles City Council approved a $7.1 billion budget for the coming fiscal year today.  In this tough economy, the budget maintains ... read more >>
Ambassador Ron Kirk Leads President Obama’s Trade Agenda
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 May 2009
  Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative   Photo Credit: Shon SmithThe United States is one of the biggest markets in the world and it conducts trade--goods, services and policies--with ... read more >>
Great African American Women
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 May 2009
"They led the way and bore the pain for an entire continent" WINNIE MANDELAWinnie Mandela is like no other woman in Africa because she has given all that she humanly can and is still giving so that ... read more >>
California Wine and Cheese Expo
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, chair of the California Commission for Economic Development (CED), today announced the formation of the California Wine and Cheese Expo in Shanghai Pudong's Wai Gaoqiao ... read more >>
Professional Training Institute Graduates 50 Diverse Community Interventionists
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
PCITI GRADUATION A SUCCESS! A group shot from Thursday night's Professional Community Intervention Training Institute (PCITI) Graduation, where over 50 Intervention Specialists representing 40 neighborhoods ... read more >>
LAPD Display Nearly 1700 Firearms Collected at Gun Buyback Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
$100 and $200 gift cards were offered for weapons turned over to police at 19 sites citywideMayor Antonio Villaraigosa today joined City Councilmembers Wendy Greuel and Jack Weiss, LAPD Deputy Chief Charles ... read more >>
Hall Legislation to Protect Voters at Polling Places Approved by State Assembly
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
The California State Assembly today approved AB 441 by Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D- Compton), which would expand upon the state's '100 foot rule' to prohibit an individual from soliciting ... read more >>
African Liberation Day Celebration and Commemoration
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
"For the Liberation of African Peoples Everywhere: Somalia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Haiti, the Americas and throughout the World"The Organization Us will hold its 47th Annual African Liberation Day celebration ... read more >>

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A Mother's Day Miracle
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 07 May 2009
101-Year Old African American woman reflects the qualities that are the essence of Mother's Day.(Above: Centenarian Mattie Markham pays a visit to the L.A. Sentinel. Photo Credit: Jason Lewis for Sentinel)From ... read more >>
Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 May 2009
Attorney Fred Gray in Court                    Edgar D. Nixon - Mug ShotParks, Nixon & Gray Professor Jo Ann RobinsonJohnnie R.D. Carr, President ... read more >>
D.C. Advocate, Kenneth E. Barnes Honored with National Crime Victim Service Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2009
Joye E. Frost (Acting Director, Office for Victims of Crime), Laurie O. Robinson (Acting Asst. Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs) Kenneth E. Barnes, Sr. (ROOT) Eric H. Holder, Jr. (Attorney ... read more >>
Bill Eliminates Unjust Crack Sentencing Disparity
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2009
Advocates from the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights and religious organizations walked the halls of Congress today to push a bill that would eliminate the unjust and discriminatory ... read more >>
William Grant Still: Classical Composer
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 May 2009
William Grant Still, "The Dean" of African-American composers, was a trailblazer when it came to classical music. He was the first Black person to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, the first ... read more >>
Rep. Maxine Waters Secures Millions for Projects in CA-35
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2009
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) held a press conference  to announce over $10 million in federal funding for 19 projects throughout her Congressional District. Funding for the projects was included ... read more >>
Councilwoman Jan Perry Responds to Growing Concerns about Swine Flu
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2009
In response to reports about the swine flu in California, Councilwoman Jan Perry introduced a motion today to request an update from key agencies on preparedness efforts throughout the Los Angeles region. ... read more >>
LAPD Poised to Create the Purple Heart Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2009
With support from rank-and-file officers and Chief William Bratton, recently the Los Angeles Police Commission will consider a proposal by Commissioner Alan Skobin to create the LAPD Purple Heart to be ... read more >>

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Artis Lane, the Artist Without Boundaries
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 May 2009
First Lady Michelle Obama applauding bronze bust of Sojourner Truth by Artis LaneShe is an artist that has been capturing Black people's mood for over seven decades and continues to hold spectators of ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Announces “Don’t Panic…Prepare”
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2009
Today Congresswoman Laura Richardson attended a Joint Democratic / Republican Caucus for a briefing on the 2009 H1-N1 Virus (formally known as the “Swine Flu”).   Congresswoman Richardson ... read more >>

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Sentinel Endorsements - May 19th
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 30 April 2009
The Los Angeles Sentinel values public service and those who serve their communities honorably. It is for this reason that we support the following candidates who will provide the kind of leadership and ... read more >>
Scott Joplin Ragtime
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 April 2009
Scott Joplin was dubbed the "King of Ragtime" for his unique compositions and amazing ability to improvise on the piano. He composed forty-four ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. "Maple ... read more >>
CLBCF Conference to Offer Opportunities for Funding and Organizational Expansion
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2009
Commissioner Timothy A. SimonLocal community, civic and non-profit organizations will be offered informational opportunities for funding and expansion during a series of four workshops and two business ... read more >>
Legal Defense Fund to Defend Voting Rights Act Before Supreme Court
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2009
On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear a constitutional challenge to a core provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder. ... read more >>
Senate Passes House Version of Feinstein Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2009
The U.S. Senate today approved the House version of legislation sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that would create a Civil Rights Oral History Project, a joint effort between the Smithsonian ... read more >>
DOE Agrees to Reconsider Weak Furnace and Boiler Efficiency Standards
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2009
 "The Bush Administration's grossly inadequate efficiency standards did not do nearly enough to reduce energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and consumer costs from boilers and furnaces," Attorney General ... read more >>

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