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Artis Lane, the Artist Without Boundaries
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 May 2009
First Lady Michelle Obama applauding bronze bust of Sojourner Truth by Artis LaneShe is an artist that has been capturing Black people's mood for over seven decades and continues to hold spectators of ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Announces “Don’t Panic…Prepare”
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2009
Today Congresswoman Laura Richardson attended a Joint Democratic / Republican Caucus for a briefing on the 2009 H1-N1 Virus (formally known as the “Swine Flu”).   Congresswoman Richardson ... read more >>
Legal Defense Fund to Defend Voting Rights Act Before Supreme Court
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2009
On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear a constitutional challenge to a core provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder. ... read more >>
Senate Passes House Version of Feinstein Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2009
The U.S. Senate today approved the House version of legislation sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that would create a Civil Rights Oral History Project, a joint effort between the Smithsonian ... read more >>
DOE Agrees to Reconsider Weak Furnace and Boiler Efficiency Standards
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2009
 "The Bush Administration's grossly inadequate efficiency standards did not do nearly enough to reduce energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and consumer costs from boilers and furnaces," Attorney General ... read more >>
Congresswoman Maxine Waters on the Economic Stimulus
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2009
Congress has worked closely with President Obama to pass a bold and strong economic recovery plan designed to save or create up to 4 million jobs. Funding is beginning to reach our communities so vital ... read more >>
Youth Voters Assess Obama's First 100 Days
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 30 April 2009
As the driving force behind President Barack Obama's election, the 18-to-35-year-old voting bloc gained plenty of focus and attention during the campaign. Voters under 30 went with Obama over John McCain ... read more >>

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The First 100 Days
Written by Super User 23 April 2009
How Do You Feel Barack Obama Performed In His First 100 Days in Office? Please comment below. Important Note: The L.A. Sentinel will look to print many of these comments in our weekly print edition ... read more >>
Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces $9.2 Million in Grants
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 April 2009
As part of his continued commitment to combating gang violence, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the awarding of more than $9.2 million in competitive grants to provide local assistance funding ... read more >>
Representative Richardson Discusses Package
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 April 2009
Recently, U.S. Rep. Laura Richardson of the 37th Congressional District explained, discussed, and outlined how the Federal stimulus package will be distributed during the Annual State of the District address ... read more >>
John Hope Franklin Dies
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 March 2009
  A Preeminent Scholar, University Professor, Author, Chairman of the President’s Commission on Race and Historian depicting the Black Experience in America. John Hope Franklin regained ... read more >>
House Passes Congresswoman Waters Legislation
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2009
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Stop AIDS in Prison Act (H.R. 1429), legislation introduced by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), a longtime leader of Congressional efforts to confront ... read more >>
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Files Brief in Landmark Voting Rights Supreme Court Case
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2009
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), joined by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, and People for the American Way, filed ... read more >>
Canadian Governor General Michaelle Jean
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2009
GOVERNOR GENERAL MICHAELLE JEAN Women's History MonthCanadian Governor General Michaelle JeanMicha‘lle Jean is the first Black Governor General of Canada, serving from September 27, 2005 ... read more >>
Inner City Baltimore Youth Learn How to Succeed in Troubled Economy
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2009
At a time when the unemployment rate for African American youth is more than 4 times higher (33%) than the national unemployment rate (7.6%), what does an inner city young person need to do to 'Make ... read more >>
Mae Jemison: First African American Woman to Travel in Space
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 March 2009
Mae Jemison  Mae Jemison: First African American Woman to Travel in SpaceBy Jason LewisSentinel Staff Writer Mae Carol Jemison, a native of Decatur, Alabama, set her sights for the stars as a ... read more >>
Gary Visits West Charlotte High School
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
Prominent Trial Attorney, Willie Gary Shares Words of Encouragement and Challenges Students to Strive for Academic Excellence   Willie E. Gary, prominent trial attorney and philanthropist addressed ... read more >>
Black owned company provides hope for a way out of Recession
Written by Claudia Maxwell (Contributing Writer) 12 March 2009
Things are bad. People are losing their jobs and homes. Middle class families are becoming the "noveau-poor". Mr. Roosevelt Roby, Founder and President of the World Business Exchange Network ... read more >>
Obama to Unveil Education Plan
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
President Barack Obama is promoting tighter standards for teachers and a reduced dropout rate for students as part of an education plan that, at least for now, lacks any new legislative component. ... read more >>
Obama overturns Bush policy on stem cells
Written by Associated Press 09 March 2009
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday cleared the way for a significant increase in federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research and promised no scientific data will be "distorted ... read more >>
Dr. Xernona Clayton Joins Board of CDU
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2009
Famed civil rights leader and broadcast pioneer joins the Board of Trustees of Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science  Dr Xernona Clayton, civil rights leader, broadcaster and the founder, ... read more >>
Congresswoman Watson Named Subcommittee Chairwoman
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2009
Congresswoman Diane E. Watson has been named Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement. The subcommittee ... read more >>
Novo Nordisk Awards $1.5 Million Grant to Create
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2009
Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company focusing on diabetes care, has awarded a $1.5 million, three-year grant to create the Pediatric Diabetes Consortium (PDC), which is comprised of clinical centers ... read more >>
Kin Plan To Sue County In NY Black Friday Death
Written by Associated Press 26 February 2009
Relatives of a worker trampled to death in a crush of post-Thanksgiving bargain-hunters at a Long Island Wal-Mart store has filed court papers indicating they intend to sue Nassau County and its police ... read more >>
Waters Convenes South Bay Mayors To Maximize Economic Recovery
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 26 February 2009
Immediately following President Barack Obama's signature on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1), Congresswoman Maxine Waters recently convened a roundtable meeting with several ... read more >>