Community to Pay Tribute to Roland Betts
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2009
A Celebration, Honoring Roland H. Betts-Living A Legacy of Building Cultural BridgesOn Saturday May 30, local community members of South Los Angeles will gather at the Watts Labor Community Action committee's ... read more >>
Another Police Shooting Rocks City of Inglewood
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 21 May 2009
Marcus Griffin organized a sign-making project to commemorate the life of Marcus Smith and to demand justice from his killers. Photo by Francis Taylor for Sentinel Four members of the Inglewood Police ... read more >>
Council Approves $7.1 Billion Budget
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2009
 Includes funding to maintain LAPD police ranks at current levelThe Los Angeles City Council approved a $7.1 billion budget for the coming fiscal year today.  In this tough economy, the budget maintains ... read more >>
California Wine and Cheese Expo
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, chair of the California Commission for Economic Development (CED), today announced the formation of the California Wine and Cheese Expo in Shanghai Pudong's Wai Gaoqiao ... read more >>
Professional Training Institute Graduates 50 Diverse Community Interventionists
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
PCITI GRADUATION A SUCCESS! A group shot from Thursday night's Professional Community Intervention Training Institute (PCITI) Graduation, where over 50 Intervention Specialists representing 40 neighborhoods ... read more >>
LAPD Display Nearly 1700 Firearms Collected at Gun Buyback Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
$100 and $200 gift cards were offered for weapons turned over to police at 19 sites citywideMayor Antonio Villaraigosa today joined City Councilmembers Wendy Greuel and Jack Weiss, LAPD Deputy Chief Charles ... read more >>
African Liberation Day Celebration and Commemoration
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
"For the Liberation of African Peoples Everywhere: Somalia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Haiti, the Americas and throughout the World"The Organization Us will hold its 47th Annual African Liberation Day celebration ... read more >>

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A Mother's Day Miracle
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 07 May 2009
101-Year Old African American woman reflects the qualities that are the essence of Mother's Day.(Above: Centenarian Mattie Markham pays a visit to the L.A. Sentinel. Photo Credit: Jason Lewis for Sentinel)From ... read more >>
William Grant Still: Classical Composer
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 May 2009
William Grant Still, "The Dean" of African-American composers, was a trailblazer when it came to classical music. He was the first Black person to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, the first ... read more >>
Councilwoman Jan Perry Responds to Growing Concerns about Swine Flu
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2009
In response to reports about the swine flu in California, Councilwoman Jan Perry introduced a motion today to request an update from key agencies on preparedness efforts throughout the Los Angeles region. ... read more >>
LAPD Poised to Create the Purple Heart Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2009
With support from rank-and-file officers and Chief William Bratton, recently the Los Angeles Police Commission will consider a proposal by Commissioner Alan Skobin to create the LAPD Purple Heart to be ... read more >>
Scott Joplin Ragtime
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 April 2009
Scott Joplin was dubbed the "King of Ragtime" for his unique compositions and amazing ability to improvise on the piano. He composed forty-four ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. "Maple ... read more >>
CLBCF Conference to Offer Opportunities for Funding and Organizational Expansion
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2009
Commissioner Timothy A. SimonLocal community, civic and non-profit organizations will be offered informational opportunities for funding and expansion during a series of four workshops and two business ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>