Historic "Pre-Registration" Legislation
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 June 2009
Assemblymember Curren Price (D-Inglewood) announced today that Assembly Bill 30 passed off of the Assembly Floor with a vote of 46--27.  AB 30 will allow 16-year-olds to pre-register to vote.  Specifically, ... read more >>
Niagara Movement
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 28 May 2009
Leaders of the MovementFounding Members of the MovementMen and Women of the Movement "It provided the framework for the NAACP"When Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois published "The Talented Tenth" in 1903, he saw it ... read more >>
President Obama Makes Historical Choice for Supreme Court
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 28 May 2009
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'Obama' Artist Best Work Yet
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 28 May 2009
                             "44th" by Muhammad Mubark is on display in the gallery of the Los Anglees Sentinel. - Photo ... read more >>
Gang Violence Claims Prep Star
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 28 May 2009
Daniel Farber Photo by Jason Lewis for Sentinel It was a quiet day at Harbor City Narbonne High School on Tuesday, May 26. The day after Memorial Day is usually one of joy as friends discussed their ... read more >>
Proposition 8 - The California Divide
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 28 May 2009
INFINITE DEBATE: Gay couple console one another after Supreme Court verdict. The great debate of California Prop. 8 reached the high court and the decision is in, but it is still quite unclear where ... read more >>
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Honored as Water Legislator of the Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2009
West Basin Municipal Water District has honored Congresswoman Maxine Waters as one of its 2008 Legislators of the Year.  Congresswoman Waters was presented the award by West Basin Directors Gloria Gray, ... read more >>
EDD Celebrates National Military Month
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2009
The month of May is designated as "National Military Appreciation Month" in California and Nationally. The Crenshaw Workforce Services Office of the Employment Development Department (EDD) in Los Angeles ... read more >>
LACC Unveils Agenda to Recover, Reform and Rebuild
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2009
L.A.'s leading business organization outlines priorities for annual advocacy trip to the state capital following the defeat of Propositions 1A-1E on California Special Election BallotThe Los Angeles Area ... read more >>
Community to Pay Tribute to Roland Betts
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2009
A Celebration, Honoring Roland H. Betts-Living A Legacy of Building Cultural BridgesOn Saturday May 30, local community members of South Los Angeles will gather at the Watts Labor Community Action committee's ... read more >>
House of Representatives Honors Karen Bass for Historic Achievement
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2009
As Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) marks the one-year anniversary of her historic election as the first African-American woman Speaker of a State Assembly this May, the U.S. House of Representatives ... read more >>
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 >>