Promoting Awareness of Mental Health Issues on Skid Row and Beyond
Written by Maya Humes Sentinel Intern 24 July 2014
While the roads remain empty, the sidewalks of Skid Row are lined with cardboard boxes, tents, and men and women gazing listlessly into the distance. One woman clutches a small pipe as she sits cross-legged ... read more >>
George McKenna Campaign Under Attack
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. – Executive Editor 24 July 2014
Long time educator and child advocate George McKenna didn’t know his over 40 years of service on the front lines and in the trenches of education in some of California’s poorest and most underserved ... read more >>
Betty Yee Wins Democratic Primary for Controller
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 July 2014
Former Speaker John Perez bows out of race Board of Equalization member and State Controller Candidate Betty Yee (who was endorsed by the Los Angeles Sentinel)  has won her bid for the Democratic Nomination ... read more >>
Mother's In Action 16th Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival Readies LA Youth for Upcoming School Year
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 24 July 2014
The 16th Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival was a resourceful and informative day for parents and kids as they head back to school. The proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” ... read more >>
Rotary Club of Los Angeles Elects First African-American President
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 July 2014
  Alan Bernstein LA5, The Rotary Club of Los Angeles and the fifth oldest Rotary Club in the world, announced on Friday July 11, that Alan Bernstein would chair his first meeting of the LA5 Rotary Club ... read more >>
BHERC Presents 21st Annual ‘Sistas are Doin it for Themselves’ Film Fest
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 July 2014
Officials at the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC), are presenting their 21st Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories Film Festival. Past ... read more >>
LA-based Wise Solutions Lands $200 Million+ Concession in Ivory Coast
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 July 2014
Lloyd Prevost, Wise Solutions Board Chairman (3rd from left) and Kelvin Fossett, Wise Solutions Executive Vice President (far right), join with Ivory Coast’s Ministers (l-r) of Environment, Finance, ... read more >>
‘Yes We Code’ Trains Black Youth on Computer Programming
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor 18 July 2014
Van Jones and Mattie Lawson discuss the benefits of the 'Yes, We Code' initiative. (Valerie Goodloe photo) Practically every young person downloads applications or apps to their phones or tablets. Their ... read more >>
LA Sentinel & Watts-Times win 5 NNPA Awards
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett 17 July 2014
LA Watts Times/ Sentinel Team (file photo) The Los Angeles Sentinel and its sister publication, L.A. Watts-Times, garnered four honors in the 2014 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Merit ... read more >>
ACCESS DENIED! BET Awards Not A Positive Experience for Black Press
Written by Brandon Brooks Managing Editor Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer 17 July 2014
“At a black event [like the BET Awards] there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn't be there,” said Valerie Goodloe, who has done large scale photo shoots here for more than 12 years.(Robert ... read more >>
McKenna Opens Campaign Office in Crenshaw District
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 July 2014
  District 1 School Board candidate, George McKenna with potential constituent at his new campaign headquarters in the Crenshaw District Community members, elected officials, union leaders, educators ... read more >>
Price, Watson Meet with L.A.’s Music Professionals for 2015 Conference
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 July 2014
From left to right: Ernest Dillihay  of Arts Culture Entertainment, former Senator, Congresswoman and Ambassador Diane Watson, Ninth District City Councilman Curren Price and music veteran Vaughn De ... read more >>
Demand for Independent and FBI Query Ignites Community Activists
Written by Kimberlee Buck and Amen Oyiboke 17 July 2014
A COLLECTIVE DEMAND: Sentinel Publisher and Brotherhood Crusade Chairman Danny J. Bakewell Sr. convenes with community leaders, lawyers, and elected officials to declare their injustice in the beating ... read more >>
George McKenna Receives Endorsement of Former LAUSD School Board Candidates
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 July 2014
McKenna heads to August 12 run-off election with the strong backing of fellow educators George McKenna, who with 45% of the vote nearly outright won the June 3 special election to replace deceased LAUSD ... read more >>
Special Needs Children Get Rare Swimming Pool Adventures In Compton “Special Needs Swim Adventurers Club”
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 July 2014
Compton City Council Member Janna Zurita (1st District) is determined to share with special needs children the fun of frolicking in swimming  pools like other kids this summer. Compton City Council ... read more >>
Mother’s in Action to host 16th Annual Back to School Health and Family Festival
Written by Kimberlee Buck Sentinel Intern 10 July 2014
Mother’s in Action will host their 16th Annual Back to School Health &  Family Festival at the Los  Angeles Coliseum Saturday, July 19 from 10am- 3pm. For 16 years this event has been centered ... read more >>
Harold & Belles Hosts 6th Annual Summer Block Party & Crawfish Boil
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 July 2014
Harold & Belles has been a staple in the Black Community and the Jefferson Park Community of Los Angeles since 1969. This area was once one of the wealthiest areas with Edwardian, Craftsman and Art ... read more >>
Justice Sought for Black Woman Savagely Beaten by CHP Officer
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 10 July 2014
FREEWAY TRAGEDY: In this video still caught by an amateur cell phone, the unnamed White CHP officer is shown pummeling the defenseless Black woman 51-year old Marlene Pinnock on the 10 Freeway in Santa ... read more >>
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Blasts Anti Birth Control Ruling
Written by City News Service 03 July 2014
The Supreme Court recently delivered its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice — a decision that stems from a suit ... read more >>
Los Angeles Student Paints His Way to Win National 365 Black Community Choice Youth Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 July 2014
Los Angeles student Skyler Grey recently won a $10,000 scholarship and was chosen as one of two McDonald’s® 365Black® Community Choice Youth Award Honorees. (photo courtesy of 365Black Awards) An ... read more >>
A.G. Harris Raises The Voice of Civil Rights
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 03 July 2014
Hundreds Join First Black Attorney General for 50th Anniversary The First African American and woman California Attorney General Kamala V. Harris stood on a stage at the California African American ... read more >>
Councilman Curren Price supports the 100% student led market conversion in Southeast Los Angeles
Written by Alba Peña Sentinel Contributing Writer 03 July 2014
  On Saturday, June 21 Councilman Curren Price attended the Grand Re-Opening of the student-led market conversion at La Favorita Market, located across the street from Thomas Jefferson High School ... read more >>
Council President Herb Wesson led the City Hall honors for Dorsey High School
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 July 2014
(Photo courtesy of Herb Wesson’s office) Council President Herb Wesson led the City Hall honors for Dorsey High School for winning the LA City Baseball Division II Championship, their first ... read more >>
DORIS A. DAVIS: Compton’s First Black Female Mayor
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 03 July 2014
  Doris A. Davis earned a place in Black History and American History when she became the first African-American woman mayor of a metropolitan city in the United States in Compton in 1965.   The ... read more >>
Court Strikes Down Ban on Vehicle Living
Written by City News Service 27 June 2014
A federal appeals court panel struck down Los Angeles' ban on using parked vehicles as ``living quarters'' last week, ruling that the law is unconstitutional because it discriminates against the homeless ... read more >>