Compton's Own Eric Perrodin Is First Three Term Mayor in 100 Years
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 30 April 2009
Since being incorporated as a city in 1888 the City of Compton had never has a three term Mayor until its home grown Eric Perrodin accomplished the historical feat with his unanimous third term approval ... read more >>
Youth Voters Assess Obama's First 100 Days
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 30 April 2009
As the driving force behind President Barack Obama's election, the 18-to-35-year-old voting bloc gained plenty of focus and attention during the campaign. Voters under 30 went with Obama over John McCain ... read more >>
Soul Food and Jazz at Papa West
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 April 2009
Papa West Breakfat & Dinner Club  - Jason Lewis for Sentinel Harold Weston has created the perfect fusion of jazz music and soul food at Papa West Breakfast & Dinner Club right in Leimert ... read more >>
Mesereau Award Recipient Gets U.S. Dept. of State Call
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2009
Community Activist Attorney Tom Mesereau, Jr., who operates a Saturday free legal clinic in South Los Angeles, presented the Tom Mesereau Humanitarian Award to Community Activist Dr. Clara Amador-Watson, ... read more >>
Holden to Present Rachel Robinson with Keys to City on Mothers Day
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 30 April 2009
Pasadena Councilman Chris Holden will present the Key to the City to the widow of the legendary baseball icon Jackie Robinson-Rachel Robinson in a Mothers Day ceremony May 10 at Robinson Park on North ... read more >>
Buffalo Soldiers
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 April 2009
William Carney a Buffalo Soldier, Buffalo Soldiers, Buffalo Soldiers in Cuba, A Soldier of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, A Fighting Unit  "They were the criteria for Black soldiers in the U.S. ... read more >>
Forgiving for Living, Inc. to Hold 2nd Annual PLUS Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2009
Ambassador Shabazz, Bunny Wilson, Dorothy Randle, Jasmyne Cannick, Lois Buckman, Tony Wafford.Forgiving for Living, Inc. to Hold 2nd Annual PLUS Awards Luncheon & Auction at Beverly Hills HotelPersonal ... read more >>
Mayor Perrodin, Incumbent Council Members Get Compton Voters Stamp of Approval
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 23 April 2009
(L – R) Compton Councilwoman Lillie Dobson, 2nd District; Mayor Eric Perrodin; and Councilwoman Yvonne Arceneaux, 3rd District are victorious in Compton’s election. Ms. Shon of D’ ... read more >>
Wesson Brings Huizar to the Community
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 April 2009
Councilmember Jose Huizar As a newly-appointed member of the Metro Board of Directors, Councilman Jose Huizar accompanied Councilman Herb Wesson on his first official trip to the Sentinel.By Yussuf J. ... read more >>
Parker Center: What’s in a Name?
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 23 April 2009
RACIST BRUTALITY: In 2009, should the new Los Angles Police Department Police Administrationbuilding keep the name Parker Center given Chief Parker’s public comments regarding African-Americans. ... read more >>
Making South Los Angeles Greener One Tree at a Time
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2009
Councilwoman Jan Perry joins community during Earth Day tree planting. Los Angeles City Councilmember Jan Perry Joins Community During Earth Day Tree PlantingIn celebration of Earth Day, Fresh & Easy ... read more >>
Judge David S. Cunningham III Sworn In
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 April 2009
Judge David S. CunninghamNow comes Judge Cunningham whose achievements as a lawyer and his long standing service to the community has prepared him to continue his commitment of serving the people.David ... read more >>

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The First 100 Days
Written by Super User 23 April 2009
How Do You Feel Barack Obama Performed In His First 100 Days in Office? Please comment below. Important Note: The L.A. Sentinel will look to print many of these comments in our weekly print edition ... read more >>
Language Barrier Keeps Blacks Out of Work
Written by Super User 16 April 2009
 Dorene ArmstrongJobs prefer bilingual candidates at expense of qualified onesDorene Armstrong had worked as a medical assistant for 24 years before being terminated last August. Since then, she has ... read more >>
Inglewood's Easter Eggstravaganza
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 April 2009
Youth enjoy themselves during Inglewood's Easter Eggstravaganza Photo by Jason Lewis for Sentinel The Easter Eggstravaganza hit Inglewood for it's 19th year, and this time it was bigger than ever with ... read more >>
Congresswoman Watson Hosts Working Into Recovery Job Fair
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 16 April 2009
Assembly speaker Karen Bass and Congresswoman Diane Watson33rd District Congresswoman Diane E. Watson delivered what is most urgently needed in our community with her recent "Working Into Recovery Job ... read more >>
L.A. Urban League Holds 36th Annual Awards Dinner
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 16 April 2009
Cherise Bremond and Pamela BakewellLos Angeles Urban League Honors Academy Award-Winning Black MenAt one of the largest, most impressive, and memorable events of its type, the Los Angeles Urban League ... read more >>
Tuskegee Airmen
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 April 2009
A Graduationg class of Tuskegee AirmenLegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsTuskegee Airmen"They allowed Black military men to fly the friendly skies with honor"When Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president ... read more >>
County Supervisor Mark Ridley - Thomas Appoints Gloria Gray
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2009
Gloria GrayWest Basin Director Gloria Gray to County Water Quality Task ForceWest Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Director Gloria D. Gray, of Inglewood, has been appointed by L.A. County Supervisor ... read more >>
Marqueece Dawson Excels as Dynamic Community Organizer
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 16 April 2009
Marqueece Harris DawsonExecutive Director of Community Coalition leads by exampleAt first glance the youthful exuberance on the face of 39-year-old Marqueece Harris Dawson explains his energy, but upon ... read more >>
Ledia Deville Celebrates 107 Years
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 April 2009
Ledia Deville By Jason LewisSentinel Staff WriterCompton's Ledia Deville has seen enough history to fill up a lifetime and a half. The evolution of the car and airplane, the Great Depression, the first ... read more >>
The Real Soloist
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 16 April 2009
Nathaniel Ayers is the real “soloist” – subject of the upcoming movie “The Soloist.” Photo by Jason Lewis for SentinelRemarkable music  genius discovered on skid row Nathaniel ... read more >>
March Demands Jobs, Justice and Equality
Written by Super User 09 April 2009
Community march to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the anniversary of his assasination.Photo Credit: Francis Taylor for SentinelMLK, Jr. March and Rally Demands Policies to Rebuild Our ... read more >>
Man Killed During Dispute at Nightclub
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2009
A 19-year-old Los Angeles man died after being shot during a dispute at a local nightclub.On Sunday, April 5, at about 1:05 a.m., at a club in the 5500 block of South Western Avenue, Damien Cordell White ... read more >>
African American Lieutenant Governors
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 April 2009
Oscar J. Dunn, Alonzo J. Ransier, Caesar "CC" Antoine George L. Brown, Mervyn M. Dymally, Jennette B. Bradley Michael S. Steele, Anthony G. Brown, David A. PatersonA lieutenant governor in the United ... read more >>