Crenshaw’s Renowned Choir Instructor Remains in LAUSD ‘Teacher Jail’
Written by Kenneth D. MillerAssistant Managing Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 20 February 2014
REPRIMANDED LEGEND- Crenshaw High’s renowned choir director Iris Stevenson has been reprimanded as the educator for flying students to perform in France and to sing for President Barack Obama without ... read more >>
School on Wheels Continues to Make a Difference
Written by Nicole Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer nicolew@lasentinel.net 20 February 2014
The non-profit works to make the Internet safer for children With the Internet becoming the main information gateway across generations, it leaves a loophole for exposure to our children. Tuesday, ... read more >>
Man Charged with Fatal Motel Stabbing
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
A Los Angeles man has been charged with the stabbing of a man found dead in a motel room in January, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.  Oscar Richmond Bridges, 54 (dob 6/29/59), ... read more >>
Ex Governors Support Death Penalty Reform
Written by Xavier Higgs Sentinel Contributing Writer 20 February 2014
CA former governors George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson and Gray Davis (Photo by Xavier Higgs for Sentinel) Three former governors, two Republicans and one Democrat, have put aside their differences to ... read more >>
‘Taste of Soul’ Spices-up Soul Food Movie Premiere
Written by Edward Rice, III Sentinel Contributing Writer 20 February 2014
THE SWEETNESS OF SOUL: Daria LeSassier of LaSassier Catering, Bakewell Company Chief Operating Officer Pamela Bakewell, Senior Vice President of FOX Audience Strategy Nicole Bernard and actress Vanessa ... read more >>
USC’s Center of Black Cultural and Student Affairs has always embraced the Black Student Body
Written by Shonassee Shaver 20 February 2014
A Day in the life at CBCSA headquarters. Photo Courtesy of CBCSA In order for a college student to thrive, he or she needs a place to call home, a place where he can feel valued and important. The ... read more >>
LA City Council drops sidewalk repair fees
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 20 February 2014
The Los Angeles City Council recently unanimously supported Councilman Buscaino’s motion to eliminate the city's fees associated with sidewalk reconstruction undertaken by property owners. Before this ... read more >>
Keenan & Associates Awards Scholarships to Two Los Angeles Inner City Schools
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
John R. Keenan, Founder and Chairman of Keenan & Associates, presented scholarship awards to Verbum Dei High School and St. Raphael Catholic School, both located in South Central Los Angeles, at ... read more >>
Free Tax Help at Saturday Family Resource Fair
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 February 2014
Jerome E. Horton, chairman of the California Board of Equalization, observes a volunteer income tax preparation expert, and student at California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), complete the 2013 ... read more >>
Union Bank, KCETLink Kick Off 2014 Local Heroes Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 February 2014
      Anthony Tolbert Daryl Osby In celebration of Black History Month, Union Bank, N.A., has partnered with KCETLink to honor two  African Americans as local heroes.  The 2014 Black History ... read more >>
Los Angeles DA Speaks Candidly To Inspire Future Prosecutors
Written by Xavier HiggsSentinel Contributing Writer 13 February 2014
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey (Photo by Xavier Higgs for Sentinel) Los Angeles District Attorney, Jackie Lacey’s life is an open book that continues to inspire countless people. In ... read more >>
Hall of Fame Honorees Inducted among L.A.’s Brightest Stars
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 February 2014
Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, the first African American woman in the California Legislature, was among those honored at the 2014 African American Heritage Month Celebration in Los Angeles Los ... read more >>
Inaugural Black History Month Awards Luncheon Hosted by Al Sharpton
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Contributing Writerprincess@lasentinel.net 13 February 2014
  HONORABLE MENTION: Rev. Al Sharpton through the National Action Network selected five local leaders to honor at the inaugural Black History Month Awards Luncheon Wednesday, February 5 at the Beverly ... read more >>
Metropolitan Water District Officially Declares Water Supply Alert
Written by City News Service 13 February 2014
Los Angeles Aqueduct   Following through on promises made during a recent visit by Gov. Jerry Brown, the Metropolitan Water District board officially declared a water supply alert this week ... read more >>
USC Halloween Shooter Convicted
Written by City News Service 13 February 2014
  USC Halloween shooting victim Geno Hall (photo courtesy of Hall’s family) Family says USC pressured prosecutors to satisfy university donors     A 21-year-old man was convicted February ... read more >>
Statement on support of legislation to increase the debt ceiling
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 13 February 2014
  Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling until March, 2015:  I congratulate Speaker ... read more >>
George McKenna First to File for School Board Seat
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 13 February 2014
Dr. George McKenna first to officially file with L.A. City Clerk’s office as a candidate to fill LAUSD district 1 board vacancy. (Courtesy of McKenna for School Board 2014) Revered educator first ... read more >>
Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network Honors Local Leaders
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 07 February 2014
HONORABLE MENTION: Rev. Al Sharpton through the National Action Network selected five local leaders to honor at the inaugural Black History Month Awards Luncheon Wednesday, February 5 at the Beverly ... read more >>
WESSON HONORS CORA JACKSON-FOSSETT
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Council President Herb Wesson is shown with Los Angeles Department of Public Affairs Director, Cora Jackson-Fossett and her husband Kelvin, at Jackson-Fossett’s retirement celebration. Council President ... read more >>
Mayor Garcetti Launches ‘Investing in Working Families’ Campaign
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Project will bring attention to under utilized federal and state programs Mayor Garcetti and community partners gathered at John C. Fremont High School recently to launch the “Investing in Working ... read more >>
Boyd Funeral Home holds body for over 30 days
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
The body of a 98 year old woman sat decomposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home for over 30 days as the family tried to gain control of the remains and the estate of the deceased from a court appointed conservator.  In ... read more >>
John and Felicia ‘The Poetess’ Morris Campaigning for Internet Studio
Written by Staff and Wire Report 06 February 2014
Felicia Morris aka “The Poetess” “New creative space will benefit aspiring radio enthusiasts, professional on-air personalities and celebrity hosts,” they said. Radio veterans Johnny Morris ... read more >>
A Conversation with: Nolan Rollins, Los Angeles Urban League President
Written by Kenneth Miller Assistant Managing Editor & Sentinel Staff Writer Brian W. Carter 06 February 2014
Urban League Los Angeles President, Nolan Rollins The Sentinel recently had the opportunity to catch up with Urban League Los Angeles President, Nolan Rollins. Celebrating his one year anniversary as ... read more >>
Promise Zone Grant ‘Totally Disappoints’ Councilman Bernard Parks
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 06 February 2014
Veteran Councilmember Bernard C. Parks is serving his third term as a Los Angeles City Councilmember for the Eighth Council District, but recently he joined Councilmember Curren Price of the Ninth District ... read more >>
LAPD OFFICERS VIOLATED POLICY IN MANHUNT SHOOTING
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 February 2014
  Eight Los Angeles police officers violated department policy when they mistakenly riddled a pickup truck with bullets, injuring two women, during a manhunt last year for cop-turned-killer Christopher ... read more >>