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 >>
SCLC King Week Kicks Off with Town Hall on Racial Profiling
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 January 2009
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of greater Los Angeles kicked off King Week 2009 earlier this week with a town hall forum on LAPD racial profiling, and will end the weeks worth of events ... read more >>
TV News Icon Furnell Chatman Retires After 35 Years
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
He has been the weekend news anchor and a fixture at Channel Four news for three decades; now he is about to make his own news retiring to the Big Easy. Furnell Chatman has made reporting the news ... read more >>
Police Crackdown on Pirated Goods
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
A pre-holiday crackdown on pirated and counterfeit goods in Los Angeles landed 28 people in jail and yielded thousands of pirated jeans, CDs, DVDs and other illegal booty worth more than $2.7 million ... read more >>
New Parking Meters to Increase City's Revenue
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
Electronic parking meters being installed across Los Angeles are expected to bring in an additional $18 million in revenue, it was reported. "For more people it will be seamless--except they ... read more >>
Mervyn M. Dymally Named Director of New Urban Health Institute at CDU
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
Respected Federal, State Legislator to Head one of the University's Health Care Initiatives for Undeserved   Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) has named Merviyn M. Dymally, ... read more >>
MIA Christmas a Big Success
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 January 2009
Children were smiling from ear to ear at the Brotherhood Crusades headquarters as the Mablean Ephriam Foundation and Mothers In Action threw a Christmas party for them. The fun and games included ... read more >>
SCLC Kicks Off King/Obama Week
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 January 2009
The celebration of Dr. King’s birthday and Obama’s inauguration is part of SCLC’s New Vision for 2009. The birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated as a national holiday ... read more >>
Capping a Banner Year
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 01 January 2009
Obama, Bass, ‘Taste of Soul’Top Class of ‘08 The year of 2008 will forever be remembered as one that began with the hope that an African American can be elected to the highest ... read more >>
AbilityFirst Taps Unlimited Potential
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 December 2008
The Ability First Harry A. Mier Center in Inglewood opened up their doors to residents, local businesses and community leaders during its Holiday Open House to enlighten the community about their programs ... read more >>
The Spirit of Giving
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 18 December 2008
Community leaders and organizations step up As the tumbling economy continues it’s down spiral and with Christmas quickly approaching, local political leaders, community leaders and non-profit ... read more >>
The Toughest Loss is That of a Loved One
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 18 December 2008
It's tough enough during these harsh economic times and Christmas quickly approaching, but few could imagine the pain and suffering endured by the Kelly family who lost their daughter in a fatal ... read more >>
Layoffs Possible as L.A. Tries to Balance City Budget
Written by Alice Walton (City News Service) 18 December 2008
For the first time in 25 years, the city of Los Angeles might lay off workers for budgetary reasons. Raising the fee to spay or neuter pets, adding fewer left-turn arrows on city streets and selling ... read more >>
Immigration Advocates Anticipate Jamiel's Law
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
Immigrant rights advocates used the arrival of International Human Rights Day December 10 to launch a week of efforts assisting immigrants who may not be aware of their rights when contacted by law ... read more >>
Homeless Shelters Overwhelmed
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
Despite efforts by the city, county and nonprofit agencies to help keep homeless families off the streets, officials at rescue missions and winter shelters in Los Angeles County said in remarks reported ... read more >>
Blackout at L.A. Live
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 December 2008
Are African Americans welcome to shop but locked out of Ownership? Billed as “Downtown Comes Alive – Times Square of the West,” Anschutz Entertainment Group’s (AEG’s) ... read more >>
Task Force to Deter Port Crimes
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--A multi-agency task force will be set up at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach modeled after operations that target smuggling and other criminal activity along the nation's borders, ... read more >>
USC to Replace Village with More Student Housing
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--USC was given the OK this month by the city of Los Angeles to start planning housing and retail complexes for students living in the University Park community. The Los Angeles City Council's ... read more >>
MTA Implements Hiring Freeze
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--Faced with looming state budget cuts, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors implemented a hiring freeze last Thursday. Current state budget cuts will create a $136.3 million ... read more >>
Manor Looses Funding After Confrontation with LAHSA
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 11 December 2008
L.A. resident Barbara Coleman is seeking answers, she said, as to why the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority withdrew funding for a homeless shelter "that is currently being underutilized. ... read more >>
Freeman Barred from Union
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--The president of a Los Angeles chapter of the Service Employees International Union has been barred from the union for misusing member funds, the union announced last Wednesday. SEIU Local 6434 ... read more >>
Black Friday Didn't Allay Economic Fears
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--Shoppers jammed Southland stores and malls on "Black Friday"--the first day of the Christmas shopping season--but analysts said it could be one of the worst retail seasons in years because ... read more >>