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ABCA to Honor Supervisor Yvonne Burke (Ret.) at Annual Black History Month Luncheon
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
The Association of Black City Attorneys (ABCA) is holding its annual luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2009 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the African American Fire Fighter Museum, 1401 S. Central Ave., ... read more >>
Collection on L.A. Journalist Larry Aubry
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
Newest Addition to in-depth Community Archives on L.A. Black History The Southern California Library welcomes the newest addition to its rare collections on L.A.'s history of community change: ... read more >>
Tavis Smiley: 'State of The Black Union'
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 19 February 2009
Returns to Where it all Began in L.A. National television host and renown book author Tavis Smiley returns to the Southland for his 10th annual 'State of the Black Union' three days symposium ... read more >>
Our Black Children Need Blood
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 19 February 2009
Organizations join Sentinel for massive March 13-blood drive Several community organizations and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles are joining forces with the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper ... read more >>
City to Pay Acquitted Rampart Officers $20.5 Million
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2009
A $20.5 million settlement for four police officers who were prosecuted during the corruption probe of the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division, and later had their convictions overturned, ... read more >>
Hybrids to No Longer Receive Free Parking
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2009
One perk of driving a hybrid vehicle in the city of Los Angeles--free parking--could come to an end as soon as March, under recent action taken by the city council's Transportation Committee. ... read more >>
Friends of the Black Community
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 February 2009
Councilwomen Janice Hahn, Wendy Gruel and Councilmember Eric Garcettie have a history of supporting “us”.  In order to understand the workings of government--from city hall and ... read more >>
L.A. County Unemployment Continues to Rise
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Los Angeles County increased to 9.9 percent in December, state officials reported. The December unemployment rate was up from a revised 8.9 percent in ... read more >>
Man Won't Be Charged in Deadly Shooting
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
County prosecutors declined today to file charges against a man arrested for fatally shooting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend after he stabbed the woman and her mother. In opting not to bring a case, ... read more >>
Attorney General Brown Sues Bakersfield Contractor for Violating Rights of Workers
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today filed a lawsuit to recover $4.13 million in lost wages, benefits and penalties from a drywall contractor who "cruelly and illegally" ... read more >>
Operation 'Community Shield' Obstructs Over 1000 Gang Members
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
Federal immigration agents arrested 1,970 alleged illegal immigrant gang members in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and four other counties in 2008, federal officials announced. Operation Community ... read more >>
Nijel Binns: Features Artist at L.A. Sentinel
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 January 2009
Nijel Binns is a man of many talents. Entrepreneur, stuntman, motion picture fight coordinator/choreographer, martial arts instructor, and author. Binns speaks Cantonese, Russian, and he was born in ... read more >>
John Mack
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 January 2009
In Los Angeles, and indeed Southern California, the name, John W. Mack, is synonymous with civil rights and the Urban League. Mack was appointed to the Board of Police Commissioners by Mayor Antonio ... read more >>
Our Schools are Failing
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 29 January 2009
Dorsey H.S. Among Schools Not Passing the Grade Within the Los Angeles Unified School District, all of the "predominately African American populated schools have an average API score of 544," ... read more >>
Bakewell, Hughes and "Magic" Johnson among the 2009 Inductees
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 January 2009
The International Civil Rights Walk of Fame recently added a distinguished parade of men and women to its existing roll of honor during the Annual Trumpet Awards As part of the 2009 Trumpet Awards ... read more >>
Obama Southland Visits and Ben Affleck Prediction Recalled
Written by Steven Herbert (City News Service) 22 January 2009
Actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter Ben Affleck may well have been the first person to prophesy publicly in Southern California that Barack Obama would become president, although not necessarily as soon ... read more >>
Service Opportunities, Celebrations Mark MLK Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 January 2009
The 24th annual Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles wrapped up Monday with a renewed sense of vigor on the eve the inauguration of the nation's first president of African ancestry. Assembly Speaker ... read more >>
Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Over 1,300 Apprentices Placed Into Jobs
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 January 2009
In the past two years, Mayor's Community and Faith-based Construction Initiative has made inroads in construction industry for African-American workers Addressing more than 100 pastors, community ... read more >>
Local Scholar on Her Way to Historical Inauguration
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 January 2009
If you ever come across 13-year-old Hassani Scott, you might not want to get into a political debate with her because she might make you feel like the 13 year old. The 8th grader from Cross Roads ... read more >>
Roland Burris, the Next Senator?
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 January 2009
Despite the brouhaha surrounding his appointment, it seems that Burris will become the junior senator from Illinois. Roland Burris is the former attorney general of the state of Illinois and he ... read more >>
The Ball is Always in His Legal Hands
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 January 2009
Attorney Robert Ball is one of South Los Angeles' finest. The USC Law graduate is a product of Verbum Dei High School and Cal State Dominguez Hills. He now resides in Beverly Hills, where he ... read more >>
How We Celebrate King's Legacy
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 15 January 2009
One of the most historically significant inaugurations in the United States will take place January 20 and those not lucky enough to make it to Washington have planned their own backyard celebrations. ... read more >>
SCLC Carries Torch with Week-long Events
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 15 January 2009
On the second day of the kick-off of King Week 2009, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the SCLC Dream Foundation sponsored the annual Multi-Faith Prayer ... read more >>
Exposition Park Resident Oldest Person in the World
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
As 114-year-old Los Angeles woman is today the oldest person in the world. Gertrude Baines, a resident of a nursing home near Exposition Park, assumed that title when a 115-year-old woman in Portugal died ... read more >>
Six Killings Mark L.A. County's First of New Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
At least six people were killed in Los Angeles County in the first 12 hours of the new year--five shot and one stabbed, police said. Vannaly Tim, 24, and her boyfriend, Sarith Em, 25, were shot outside ... read more >>

 

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