Inglewood Police Guns Down Unarmed Black Man
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 15 May 2008
In what the Inglewood and surrounding African American communities are calling senseless another unarmed Black man, 19 year-old Michael Byoune was shot and killed by an Inglewood Police Department ... read more >>
Frances Cress Welsing
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 May 2008
  Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, M. D.In the dedication of her book, “The Isis Papers,” Dr. Frances Cress Welsing wrote, “This work is dedicated to the victims of the global system ... read more >>
Bass Sworn In as First Black Woman Speaker
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 May 2008
Jason Lewis for Sentinel?66th Speaker of the California State Assembly Fabian Nunez, Bass’ stepdaughter Yvette Lechuga, Speaker Karen Bass and Govenor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Inaugural Ceremony ... read more >>
LAUSD Cites Lack of Leadership for Locke Brawl
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 15 May 2008
“I’m not sure why it happened. You hear different things from different students,” said LAUSD Senior Deputy Superintendent Ramon Cortines of the recent racial brawl at Locke High School. ... read more >>
Security Officers Strike at Kaiser
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 08 May 2008
Hundreds of security officers in Los Angeles will walk off the job today in support of their fellow officers up north who are fighting for better health benefits from their employer Inter Con. In Los ... read more >>
The people in Obama's army of small donors
Written by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press 08 May 2008
Kriss Riggs isn't one to spend her money on politicians. "Even the place you can donate a dollar on your taxes, I refuse to do it," says the 60-year-old photographer from Blue River, Ore. ... read more >>
Amazing Grace Conservatory Presents Spring Showcase
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 08 May 2008
Many remember the classic Disney cartoon “Beauty and the Beast,” which also spawned a successful musical on Broadway. This weekend, the tale comes alive at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center courtesy ... read more >>

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L.A. Elite Endorses Isadore Hall for Assembly
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 08 May 2008
 Council president pro Tempore Wendy GreuelCouncilman Isadore HallCouncil President Eric GarcettiCandidate adds support of Garcetti and Greuel Two ranking Los Angeles City Council members pledged ... read more >>
Is it Finally Over?
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 May 2008
After crushing Sen. Hillary Clinton in North Carolina and narrowly losing a hard fought battle in Indiana, leading Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama has left his last standing opponent ... read more >>
Frantz Fanon
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 May 2008
“The Wretched of the Earth,” “Black Skin, White Masks,” “A Dying Colonialism” and “Toward the African Revolution” are four major literary works by Frantz ... read more >>
Eleven Questioned in Compton Shooting
Written by City News Service 08 May 2008
CNS - Deputies recovered a high-caliber weapon that was used in a shootout between sheriff’s deputies and a gunman in Compton, and 11 people were being detained for questioning, authorities said ... read more >>
Canaan Group Developing Communities and Sustaining Lives
Written by Jason Lewis, (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 01 May 2008
Los Angeles is one of the most expensive cities in the nation to live in. The soaring prices for mortgages and rent is sky high, and the community has felt the crunch. But the efforts of the Canaan ... read more >>
Sharpton Vows to ‘Close this City’ After Officer Acquittals
Written by Verena Dobnik 01 May 2008
Hundreds of angry people marched through Harlem on Saturday after the Rev. Al Sharpton promised to “close the city down” to protest the acquittals of three police detectives in the 50-shot ... read more >>
Few States Allow Overseas Troops to Vote by E-mail
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2008
AP - U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan can speak to their families by Web camera and fight insurgents using sophisticated electronic warfare. Yet when it comes to voting, most troops are stuck in ... read more >>
City of Inglewood Seeks Community Input for Use of Community Development Block Grant Funds
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2008
The City of Inglewood will receive $3.4 million in federal funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds will be used to continue programs that address ... read more >>
MTA Bus Eliminations in Most-Needed Areas
Written by City News Service 01 May 2008
CNS - Of the 29 bus lines being targeted for partial or total elimination around Los Angeles, 17 are in high-crime areas, 24 in transit-dependant communities, and 20 run close to hospitals, according ... read more >>
Blacks, Latinos Weigh in on Violence
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 01 May 2008
“I think it’s gang related. I don’t think it’s on a personal level,” said Victor a Hispanic and Los Angeles native about the violence between Blacks and Latinos in L.A. ... read more >>
Jenesse Center Host Gala and Auction Event
Written by Jason Lewis, Sentinel Contributing Writer 01 May 2008
Halle Berry, Xernona Clayton and Karen Earl The Jenesse Center packed the house at the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows for their annual Silver Rose Gala & Auction. The event was sold ... read more >>
Debate Reveals Ridley-Thomas Supported Closing King Trauma Center
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 01 May 2008
REVEALING DEBATE: Moderator Mark Brown (left) asked the question about King/Harbor  hospital to Democratic 2nd Supervisor candidates Bernard C. Parks and Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas (right) and while ... read more >>
Leo Branton Jr.
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 May 2008
Branton speaking at luncheon for Justice Vaino Spencer.When the annals of great legal scholars are written, a special place has to be allocated for Leo Branton Jr. the prominent civil rights and entertainment ... read more >>
Ready to Win North Carolina
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 May 2008
As the primaries continue, Obama maintains his lead in the popular votes, delegates, states won and is closing the gap in super delegatesNext week, Indiana and North Carolina will be holding their primaries ... read more >>
Obama Says he's Outraged by Former Pastor's Comments
Written by Mike Glover, Associated Press 29 April 2008
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks during a news conference held after a town hall-style meeting in Winston-Salem, N.C., Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Obama said Tuesday ... read more >>
NYPD Officers Cleared in Killing; Rights Leaders Want Probe
Written by TOM HAYS, Associated Press 25 April 2008
Civil rights leaders demanded a federal investigation and vowed to march through the streets in protest after three police officers were cleared of all charges Friday in the killing of an unarmed man ... read more >>
Bishop Vashti McKenzie
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 April 2008
“The first woman elected AME Bishop” When Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the first woman to be elected bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, was speaking to a graduate class ... read more >>
Black Street Vendors Peddling Hottest T-Shirts
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 24 April 2008
HOT STUFF:  Local Crenshaw street vendor displays assorted t-shirts for sale.Lakers don’t move so fast on Crenshaw Blvd. For the fast moving street vendor Ricky D. located at Florence Ave. ... read more >>