Baldwin Hills Flood Survivor Sought
Written by Princess Manasseh 12 December 2013
OVERFLOWING: This aerial shot of the La Brea Avenue and Rodeo Road intersection gives a view of how extensive the flooding was from the Baldwin Hills Dam Failure Saturday, December 14 1963. PHOTO: Sentinel ... read more >>
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas takes Oath of Office
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 12 December 2013
    Assumes duties of California State Assembly member for the 54th District On Thursday December 5 the Honorable Sebastian Ridley-Thomas took his oath of office and assumed his official duties as ... read more >>
Wesson Offers Reward to Find Killer of 7 Year-Old
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 12 December 2013
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson has announced a $75,000 reward for information in the shooting death of 7 year old Taalib Pecantte and the attempted murder of his mother Sawan Mock. Wesson ... read more >>
Marguerite LaMotte Leaves Lasting Legacy
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 12 December 2013
LaMotte reading with kids LAUSD Board Member Services Scheduled The Los Angeles Community and the massive Los Angeles Unified School District are still reeling after the stunning demise of treasured ... read more >>
TransAfrica Movement Had Many PartsThat Mobilized to Free Nelson Mandela
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 12 December 2013
  Randall Robinson (right), founder and now, president emiritus of TransAfrica and Nelson Mandela (Sentinel File Photo) The world continues to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela who died ... read more >>
PHOTOS: Jesse Jackson Birthday
Written by Princess Manasseh 10 December 2013
Acclaimed Songstress Chaka Kahn was in attendance, even taking the stage after dinner to sing a couple songs Photo Robert Torrance Sentinel Photographer   Birthday Boy Jesse Jackson with long ... read more >>
Judge Cunningham Files Excessive Force Complaint
Written by Staff and Wire Report 06 December 2013
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cunningham III filed an excessive force complaint against UCLA Campus police recently, after they pulled him over and “roughed him up” over the Thanksgiving ... read more >>
JURY AWARDS $1.1M IN LOS ANGELES FIREFIGHTER RACIAL DISCRIMINATION SUIT
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 28 November 2013
A Los Angeles jury recently concluded that Jabari Jumaane, 53, an African-American firefighter who has been with the Los Angeles City Fire Department for 27-years had been the victim of racial discrimination, ... read more >>
Jesse Jackson Celebrates 72nd Birthday
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Contributing Writer princess@lasentinel.net 28 November 2013
  Reverend Jesse Jackson celebrated his 72nd birthday Friday, November 22 with the help of his longtime friends and political allies Andrew Young, Maxine Waters, and Karen Bass. More than a month ... read more >>
Sen. Feinstein and New Frontier Democratic Club Fuel Sebastian Ridley-Thomas for 54th Assembly District
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 28 November 2013
  With one week remaining before the Dec. 3 Special Election for 54th Assembly District, leading candidate Sebastian Ridley-Thomas announced additional endorsements from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein ... read more >>
WESSON SAYS “LOCK IT, HIDE IT, KEEP IT”
Written by LA Sentinel News Service 26 November 2013
Herb Wesson Courtesy Photo   With the arrival of the holiday shopping activities and Black Friday, Council President Herb Wesson has joined the LAPD in the launch of the “Lock It, Hide It, Keep ... read more >>
Politics is something in their blood
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 November 2013
  Politics is something in their blood. LA City Council President Herb Wesson and his son and legislative deputy, Justin Wesson attended a recent campaign event honoring Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, leading ... read more >>
Let’s Move! Inspires Fitness and Fun in South Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 November 2013
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science hosts 3k and 5k Run/Walk and health fair for the whole family On Saturday October 26, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Saturday ... read more >>
Families enroll in Obamacare during Mitchell Workshop
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 November 2013
Diverse crowd gathers to hear about Obamacare benefits Covered CA’s Peter Lee promises South L.A. crowd benefits & website that work Bringing in Covered California Executive Director, Peter ... read more >>
A Second Chance For Military Veterans
Written by Xavier Higgs 07 November 2013
Gregory Scott has a calling. As CEO of the New Directions for Veterans his calling is making a difference in other people’s lives. From his office in building #116, New Directions for Veterans, which ... read more >>
Former Sentinel Editor Ron Dungee Dies
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editorkenneth@lasentinel.net 07 November 2013
His broadcast journalism career spanned 30 years. The often quiet albeit very much respected veteran broadcast-journalist who spent 13 years as Managing Editor and Sports Editor of the Los Angeles Sentinel, ... read more >>
METRO Summit is a Roaring Start in Right Direction
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 31 October 2013
Danny Bakewell Senior speaks at the Metro to Crenshaw Business Opportunity Summit on Monday October 28, 2013. Business/economic fair at CAAM attracts hundreds On a crisp clear Monday morning at California ... read more >>
The California Wellness Foundation Recognizes 21st Annual California Peace Prize Honorees
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 24 October 2013
          Peace Promoters Each Receive $25,000     (Pictured from left to right) Sister, Taryn Simmons; Mother, Carol Morack; Honoree Tasha Williamson; Auntie, Deborah McGill; Daughter, ... read more >>
Former South Central LA High School Dropout is Featured Speaker at ‘Champions’ Gala
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2013
Markel Kidd Two years ago Markel Kidd was a high school dropout. Growing up in Los Angeles’ South Central neighborhood, Markel says it was all too easy to get caught up in the gangs, violence and ... read more >>
Crenshaw/LAX Leadership Council Advocates for Crenshaw/Inglewood Community
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2013
The Crenshaw/LAX Leadership Council (CLC) is composed of 25 community based activists with a history of advocacy and accomplishment in the area to be impacted by the new Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. The ... read more >>
Local Leaders, Students, and Compton Residents Step Up For Breast Cancer
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2013
Official Support — In an effort to raise breast cancer awareness, Compton residents put on their sneakers and hit the streets for the Second Annual “Walk For a Cure,” Saturday, October 19, in front ... read more >>
Taste of Soul Rocks Crenshaw from Beginning to End
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 24 October 2013
  Massive Cultural Community Celebration Satisfies All The official opening ceremony had yet to begin when tens of thousands started to flood Crenshaw Blvd. for the 8th annual Taste of Soul ‘Family ... read more >>
Morris Day to Perform, Ridley Thomas to be Honored at Brotherhood’s 45th Anniversary Gala
Written by Staff and Wire Report generalinfo@lasentinel.net 24 October 2013
  Funk Icons, Morris Day and the Time, will headline the Brotherhood Crusade’s annual gala this year on November 1, which marks the organization’s 45th anniversary. This year Los Angeles County Board ... read more >>
Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt Seek Justice For Johnson Family
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer brian@lasentinel.net 24 October 2013
The Johnson family sits transfixed hearing the details of the death of their loved one, Raymond Johnson, after the press conference.  Law firm files wrongful death suit against Riverside law enforcement ... read more >>
Vendor Spotlight: Magic Fingers-Eat’em Up to Present Chicken and Gumbo at the 8th Annual Taste of Soul
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 17 October 2013
Chicken is a staple in African American food. Owner Delbert Gordon certainly knows this, which is why he has produced some of the best chicken you may ever taste in the Los Angeles County, located ... read more >>