Dymally: A Political Icon Retires (Part 1)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 November 2008
Twice Assemblyman, Congressman, Lieutenant-governor, State Senator, school teacher, father, husband, mentor, goodwill ambassador, Mervyn M. Dymally is all of the above and much, much more.   ... read more >>
President-elect Obama Picks Holder
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 November 2008
He will be the first Black attorney general in America's historyEric Holder, the 57-year-old who served as deputy attorney general under Bill Clinton, has accepted the position as head of the Justice ... read more >>
The Senators
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 November 2008
Since the nation was founded, there have been five Black senators in the United States Senate—there were three Republicans and two Democrats. The Republicans were Hiram R. Revels and Blanche K. ... read more >>
Price to Run for 26th Senate District
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 November 2008
Assemblyman Curren Price is scheduled to run for the 26th Senate District, a move that will allow him to continue his legislative service for the community The recent elections have created many ... read more >>
America’s First Family
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 20 November 2008
EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident-elect Barack Obama is welcomed by his wife Michelle and daughter Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7, upon landing in Pueblo, Colorado.With two young daughters at the center ... read more >>
LAX Workers Seek Formation of Union
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 20 November 2008
The Los Angeles Hotels Coalition for Diversity is urging African Americans in Los Angeles not to “eat, sleep or book events” at the LAX Hilton on Century Blvd. until workers there are allowed ... read more >>
Are Gay Rights Civil Rights and Are Blacks More Homophobic? In the Aftermath of Prop 8
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 20 November 2008
Are Gay Rights Civil Rights?” is the topic up for discussion this Saturday (November 22) at a town hall meeting being hosted by the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper in light of the aftermath of ... read more >>
Carson Pays Tribute to Local Veterans
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 November 2008
Millions of Americans across the country gathered to celebrate the efforts of the veterans who served our country in the armed forces. Five hundred of them gathered at Carson's Veterans Park for ... read more >>
Mark Ridley-Thomas Wins with a Mandate
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 13 November 2008
He is the first African American male to be elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas has defeated Councilman Bernard Parks and will be the next Supervisor ... read more >>
Obama Win Sparks Push to End Racism in France
Written by Angela Charlton (Associated Press) 13 November 2008
Inspired by Barack Obama, the French first lady and other leading figures say it's high time for France to stamp out racism and shake up a White political and social elite that smacks of colonial ... read more >>
Colombian president says Mexico will win drug war
Written by Mark Walsh (AP) 13 November 2008
Colombian president Alvaro Uribe predicted that Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon's controversial efforts to combat the increasingly violent drug war that is wracking his nation would be successful. ... read more >>
Inauguration Tickets, the Hottest in Town
Written by Zenitha Prince (NNPA) 13 November 2008
Washington, D.C., will be bursting at the seams come January. With President-elect Barack Obama poised to become the first African-American president of the United States, and with continuing interest ... read more >>
Man Pleads Not Guilty in Slayings of Woman, Her Three Daughters
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2008
  An 18-year-old Altadena man accused of killing a woman and her three daughters before setting their Lancaster home on fire pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder. Corey Lynn King charged ... read more >>
Fight Continues over City Controller Duties
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2008
A fight over the city controller's ability to determine the effectiveness of programs overseen by elected officials could end up in a courtroom if a proposed charter amendment doesn't clarify ... read more >>
James Hahn Appointed Superior Court Judge
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2008
Former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn was appointed last Wednesday as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hahn, a 58-year-old Democrat from San Pedro, was Los ... read more >>
Runners File for 2009 City Elections
Written by Steven Herbert 13 November 2008
The initial filing period ended Saturday for the March 3 Los Angeles city election, and as expected, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa did not draw any high-profile opponents. Five more would-be mayoral candidates ... read more >>
Gang Prevention Measure Loses
Written by Alice Walton 13 November 2008
A parcel tax that would have generated $30 million a year for gang prevention and intervention programs in Los Angeles fell just short of the two-thirds majority it needed for passage. With 100 percent ... read more >>
Kamala Harris to Run for Attorney General
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 13 November 2008
She made her mark as the district attorney of San Francisco, now her eyes are focused on the state's top law enforcement office.  As a rising star in the political community and one of ... read more >>
Villaraigosa Named to Powerful Obama Committee
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 13 November 2008
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa to serve on President-Elect Obama's powerful Transition Economic Advisory Board   Among the powerful members of President-Elect Barack Obama's recently appointed ... read more >>
"His Rock"
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 13 November 2008
By Kenneth Miller, Sentinel Managing Editor Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff WriterShe is Bold, Beautiful, Brilliant and the Woman at the Side of the Most Powerful Man in the World The first African American ... read more >>
Burning Flags, Iranians Cheer US Embassy Takeover
Written by Nasser Karimi (AP) 06 November 2008
Hundreds of Iranian school students bused in for the occasion crowded outside the former U.S. Embassy on Monday, burning American flags and chanting slogans to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the ... read more >>
Obama Names Chief of Staff
Written by Liz Sidoti and Nedra Pickler (AP) 06 November 2008
Barack Obama's fellow Chicagoan Rahm Emanuel, the hard-charging No. 4 Democrat in the House, has accepted the job of White House chief of staff, Democratic officials said Thursday. One of Obama's ... read more >>
Victories for Props 4 and 8
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 06 November 2008
Two of the most closely watched propositions on the California Ballot this year have won. Voters opted to ban same sex marriage and to continue, albeit narrowly, to allow private abortions for minors. ... read more >>
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke - A Lifetime of Service (Part Two)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 November 2008
An attorney, assemblywoman, congresswoman, and county supervisor, she led the way and opened new doors for a generation. Now she prepares to turn the reins over to Councilman Bernard Parks. PART TWO ... read more >>
Will Jesse Jackson Jr. be the next U.S. Senator?
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 November 2008
Now that Barack Obama is the president-elect, the governor of Illinois will have to appoint a replacement to fill the remainder of his term in the Senate. Senator Barack Obama is now officially ... read more >>

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