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Watts Pool Reopened after Attacks
Written by Alice Walton, City News Service 03 July 2008
The 109th Street Pool in Watts, which was closed by the city after six employees were attacked by as many as 30 men June 22, reopened June 25, amid promises of beefed-up security. Officers with the Los ... read more >>
Judge Upholds Special Order 40
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 03 July 2008
Los Angeles, a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants will remain that way for now, after a judge ruled to uphold Special Order 40 in a downtown courtroom last Wednesday. Members of the ... read more >>
Mother, Girlfriend, Babysitter Plead Not Guilty in Child Abuse Case
Written by City News Service 03 July 2008
CNS - A woman, her live-in girlfriend and a babysitter pleaded not guilty June 25, to charges of abusing the woman’s 5-year-old son, who suffered injuries that one law enforcement veteran described ... read more >>
Coleman Young
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 July 2008
 Mayor Coleman Young views his cityColeman Young was famous for the blunt statements he sometimes used publicly because they were often peppered with profanity. He said, “Swearing is an art ... read more >>
Inglewood Police and CHP Accused of Misconduct
Written by Super User 03 July 2008
Brandon BainesA 25-year-old African-American man is alleging that officers from the Inglewood Police Department and the California Highway Patrol used excessive force in detaining—but not arresting—him ... read more >>
Hundreds Turn Out at Unite for Change Rally in Leimert Park
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 July 2008
Photo credit:?Shon SmithFuture voter, Elias Omar, 15-yrs.old From all over Los Angeles, people gathered at Leimert Park last Saturday at the Unite for Change rally to support Senator Barack Obama, ... read more >>
Black Celebrities and Civic Leaders Join HIV/AIDS ‘Test 1 Million’ Campaign
Written by Tony Wafford 03 July 2008
Photo credit: Shon SmithEric “Lil Eazy-E” Wright Jr. Stands Outside of Mobil HIV/AIDS testing van after getting testing for the virus and urging others to do the same.The Black AIDS Institute’s ... read more >>
AEG Shuns Harold & Belle’s
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 July 2008
Jason Lewis for SentinelHarold &?Belle’s fine dining restaurant has been a popular staple in the community for 40 years.Did Entertainment Giant Lock Out Legendary Black Eatery From L.A. Live ... read more >>
Two Facing Life for Shooting of Six-Year-Old
Written by City News Service 02 July 2008
CNS - Two men accused in a Harbor Gateway-area shooting that critically wounded a 6-year-old boy who was in an SUV with his family were ordered to stand trial recently on attempted murder and other charges. ... read more >>
Dorn and the D.A.
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 June 2008
There has been an ongoing investigation of alleged loan improprieties by Inglewood officials since 2006 The Los Angeles County District Attorney recently issued a statement charging Mayor Roosevelt ... read more >>
Maynard Jackson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 June 2008
Maynard JacksonWhen Maynard Jackson was elected the first Black mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, he also became the first Black mayor of a major southern city. (That same year Thomas “Tom” Bradley ... read more >>
Cyrus Theodore Greene, MD
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 26 June 2008
Local Surgeon for over 40 years Cyrus Theodore Greene was born on December 18, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born the middle child of Bessie Mae Hawkins and Cyrus T. Greene Sr., Cyrus grew up in ... read more >>
Remembering Mary Ann Mitchell
Written by Myra Blackburn, Sentinel Intern 26 June 2008
Business owner, political activist, community leader, mentor, and teacher Mary Ann Mitchell was born in Memphis Tennessee and was the second child of four girls and an older brother. After graduating ... read more >>
Maryland Elects First Black Woman to Congress
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 June 2008
LANHAM, MD. - Democratic lawyer and non-profit executive Donna Edwards won a special election Tuesday to become Maryland’s first black woman elected to Congress. Edwards beat Republican Peter James ... read more >>
Zimbabwe Elections Take High Human Toll
Written by Angus Shaw, Associated Press 26 June 2008
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Sunday that his decision to withdraw from this week’s presidential runoff was motivated by the “orgy of violence” including rape, torture, murder ... read more >>
NAACP Opens Fire on State University’s All-White Cabinet
Written by NNPA via the Richmond Free Press 26 June 2008
The Virginia NAACP is demanding that Virginia Commonwealth “diversify” its all-White cabinet with “all due speed.” In a press release faxed to the Free Press on Tuesday evening, ... read more >>
Reputed Gang Member Ordered to Stand Trial in Teen Football Player’s Death
Written by Terri Vermeulen Keith 26 June 2008
A 19-year-old reputed gang member was ordered to stand trial last week for allegedly killing 17-year-old standout Los Angeles High School football player Jamiel Shaw Jr. Following a two-day hearing, ... read more >>
Two Injured in Watts Drive-By
Written by City News Service 26 June 2008
CNS - Two people were critically wounded in a drive-by shooting at the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts Sunday, police said. The shooting on 102nd Street near Wilmington Avenue occurred about ... read more >>
De La Hoya Funds Green Dot Schools
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 June 2008
Green Dot Public Schools, the largest charter school organization in Los Angeles, announced last Thursday that Ten-Time World Champion boxer, Oscar De La Hoya, donated $3.5 million to fund his namesake ... read more >>
Boy’s Death Leads Family to Activism
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 26 June 2008
“Everyone misses him,” Barbara Pritchett, the mother of slain 15-year-old Dovon Harris told the Sentinel. “Our family is going through so much.” Now, Pritchett and her family ... read more >>
Leimert Park Hosts Obama “Unite For Change” Rally
Written by Super User 26 June 2008
A rally for Senator Barack Obama will be held on Saturday, June 28 at Leimert Park on Crenshaw and Vernon from 8 a.m. to noon in conjunction with Sen. Obama’s campaign calling for a national day of rallies ... read more >>
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks Launches HIV Testing Week at Nickerson Gardens
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 26 June 2008
Kicking off National HIV Testing Week in Los Angeles, Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will join Councilmember Janice Hahn and County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke in an effort to significantly increase ... read more >>
Obama a Big Hit at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 June 2008
It was Senator Barack Obama’s first trip to Los Angeles since his victorious presidential primary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Obama attended a star-studded campaign fundraiser at the Dorothy Chandler ... read more >>
Black Entertainers Trumpet Vote Theme at Shrine
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 26 June 2008
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama was across town at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a fundraiser in his honor, but I’m sure that he could feel the love from the bevy of ... read more >>
Wife Charges Town with Modern-Day Lynching
Written by Super User 26 June 2008
Jason Lewis for SentinelFIGHTING FOR FREEDOM: Novelette Woods, left with her cousin Alisha McGee, says her husband and five other men found guilty of conspiracy to rob a San Luis Obispo bank and criminal ... read more >>

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