The Survival of the African American Community is at Stake
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 May 2011
African American Redistricting Campaign Kicks Off Series of Town Hall Meetings to Discuss New DistrictsNew district lines for U.S. Congress and the California Assembly and State Senate threaten to impact ... read more >>
Following in the Footsteps of our Ancestors: Children Standing Up for Peace and Justice in the World
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 May 2011
"Following in the Footsteps of our Ancestors: Children Standing Up for Peace and Justice in the World"The Limbiko Tembo Kawaida School of African American Culture will host a special collaborative project ... read more >>
Wesson Reopens Arthur Ashe Tennis Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 May 2011
Councilman Herb Wesson with young helper cutting the ribbon at Arthur Ashe Tennis Center Councilmember Herb Wesson led the community celebration attended by over 300 tennis enthusiasts marking the reopening ... read more >>
The Foreclosure Crisis (Part One)
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 May 2011
The foreclosure crisis and the unemployment crisis feed off the education crisis and the consumer (gas, etc.) crisis, and they all lead to an increase in the crime rate, another crisis.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel ... read more >>
Thousands Attend the March for Babies Walk
Written by Jason Lewis 13 May 2011
Members of Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho raised thousands of dollars for the March of Dimes at the annual March for Babies walk at Exposition Park. Photo by Jason ... read more >>
Compton Mayor and City Council applauds third grader
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 May 2011
(L-R) Councilwoman Yvonne Arceneaux, Councilwoman Lillie Dobson, Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones, Gloria Vasquez-mother, Luis Escareno, Sydney Ritchey-Burnett-Emerson Principal, Kenneth Gutierrez-brother, ... read more >>
Looking at California Redistricting
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) & Samuel Richard (Contributing Writer) 12 May 2011
''State redistricting map with 10 regions.Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35)Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-9)Congresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37) Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-33) Understanding redistricting ... read more >>
Gospel’s Sensation Comes to Compton
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 May 2011
Roque, former Star Search and Disney Mouseketeer Star, to Perform at Salvation Army Gospel's Latest Sensation Performs New Inspirational Single, "Thank You"LOS ANGELES- These are difficult times in America. ... read more >>
A Mother’s Passion for Music and Life: Karen A. Clark
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 May 2011
Karen A. ClarkNaeem Clark, Karen (mother), Gara Clark By Brandon I. Brooks Assistant Managing Editor Karen A. Clark is not your average everyday woman. Better stated, Clark is not your average everyday ... read more >>
Brandon I. Brooks appointed as Assistant Managing Editor of Sentinel
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 05 May 2011
Sentinel Staff ReportThe Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Brandon I. Brooks as the new assistant managing editor. This historic mark comes just six months ... read more >>
‘Straight Outta Compton’: Tammy Tumbling
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 28 April 2011
Tammy among the people By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorAfter more than a decade at SCE, she is now the director of Philanthropy and Community InvolvementPresently the director of Philanthropy ... read more >>

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The Urban League Spring Symposium, a Major Success
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 April 2011
Mayor Villaraigosa and Blair Taylor, President of L.A Urban League(PHOTO CREDIT: MALCOLM ALI) The symposium was well attended (Photo Credit: Malcolm Ali)  Kevin Johnson, Sacramento Mayor (Photo Credit: ... read more >>
For many it’s gas – food or rent!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 28 April 2011
The community has been under siege by high unemployment and massive foreclosures and now, here comes escalating gas prices ... what's next? By Jennifer BihmContributing WriterCleo Reynolds mumbled a few ... read more >>
Leimert Park Station, a Must
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 28 April 2011
The Vision Theater, the Leimert Park landmark Anything less will devastate the businesses in the area and devalue the communityBy Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorThe metro rail is coming through ... read more >>
Compton Election Results
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 April 2011
DR. WILLIE JONES.  Photo by Jason Lewis  Compton held its elections for the first and fourth councilmanic districts last Tuesday.  As of press-time, Dr. Willie Jones had retained has seat as the 4th ... read more >>
Expo Line Almost Ready to Ride
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2011
LOS ANGELES—Councilmembers Herb Wesson and Bernard Parks were joined by other officials at the Expo Line’s new Western Avenue Station to highlight the progress that has been made and preview the new ... read more >>
Attorney General’s first 100 days
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 21 April 2011
Attorney General Kamala Harris-Photo Credit: Clayton Everett A.G. Harris (center) with Rev. Dr. Marvis Davis; Assemblyman Mike Davis; Denise Hunter, president of FAME corporation; and Councilman Mike Gipson-Photo ... read more >>
Trina Williams Vindicated of All Charges Successfully
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 21 April 2011
Trina Williams"I always knew that she would be vindicated; she is one of the few politicians who leads with honesty and integrity, and would always do the right thing for the children and the people of ... read more >>
Same City, Different Rules
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 21 April 2011
Baldwin Hills/Inglewood Oilfield--an environmental nightmare, our communityBeverly Hills Oilfield--an environmental dreamBalwin Hills/Inglewod Oil Field - wretchedly exposed  Los Angeles (Pico near Robertson) ... read more >>
Fire Inspector: Michael Bernard Nealy
Written by Brian Carter (Staff Writer) 18 April 2011
By Brian W. CarterSentinel Staff Writer,Biko Poindexter-Hodge, Sentinel Contributing WriterJoy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterThe Sentinel got up close and personal with Los Angeles City Fire Inspector, ... read more >>
Carlisle Chosen as Sole Finalist for CDU President
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 April 2011
 Six months after launching a national search, a sole finalist was selected for president of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, the board's chairman said Tuesday. At their monthly meeting, ... read more >>
Racial Discrimination in the Inland Empire
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 April 2011
Like a throwback to the past, Black officers have alleged racism in the Banning Police Department, which may trigger legal action.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorWhere is Banning, Calif.? ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Leads Community Meeting
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 April 2011
The crowd listened intently to the speakers.Children, they are the future. Photos by Malcolm Ali The theme centered on the potential devastating impact of Federal Budget Cuts on the community--specifically ... read more >>
Compton College: On the Road to Recovery!
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 17 April 2011
Dr. Genethia Hudley-Hayes addresses the audience; (L to R) Camille Johnson, Associated Student Body Treasurer ECCC; Chancellor Dr. Jack Scott; Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas; Rev. Norman Johnson; Dr. Ramon ... read more >>
Brad Pye to Leave County After 24 Years
Written by Cora Jackson – Fossett (Religion Editor) 14 April 2011
Brad Pye Jr. and Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa By Cora Jackson-FossettSentinel Religion EditorLos Angeles sports writer and broadcaster Brad Pye Jr. will retire from the County of Los Angeles after 24 ... read more >>