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State Senate Race Heating Up
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 13 March 2008
The 30th Senate District will soon be available because of term limits and many of the potentials candidates are lining up at the starting gate for what could be a hotly contested race. According ... read more >>
Burke Endorses Parks
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 14 February 2008
County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke will endorse Bernard Parks as the next District 2 supervisor, she is set to announce today during a 1:00 press conference on the Hall of Administration steps ... read more >>
Obama Wins 14 States
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 February 2008
Senator Barack Obama, “This election is about the past versus the future; we are one nation, we are one people and the time for change has come.”  The results of Super Tuesday move a Democrat ... read more >>

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A Message to the Community From the Los Angeles Sentinel
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor) 05 February 2008
 VOTE TODAY, FOR A BETTER TOMORROW Dear Sentinel Family: This is the day we have waited all of our lives for, our parents, grandparents and ancestors have been waiting for, and many of them ... read more >>
The Race is On
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 31 January 2008
The race for the next county supervisor is heating up and it promises to be very exciting and competitive between the two main candidates: Councilman Bernard Parks of the 8th District and State Senator ... read more >>
Burke Leads Southland Leaders for Obama
Written by Alice Walton, CNS 17 January 2008
CNS - Amid cheers at a City Hall rally, six Southland leaders endorsed Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama Jan. 9, saying he is the only presidential candidate who will unite voters. Obama, who placed ... read more >>
Area Leaders Show Obama City’s True Colors
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 17 January 2008
California Co-Chair of the Obama for President Campaign, Majority Leader Karen Bass leads a multi cultural coalition of supporters who celebrated Obama’s Victory in Iowa and is looking forward to ... read more >>
Voter Registration Services Made Available
Written by City News Service 10 January 2008
CNS - Voter registration services will be available outside 17 Department of Motor Vehicle offices in Los Angeles County beginning Jan. 14, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Conny McCormack announced. ... read more >>
Barack Obama the Man Who Can be President
Written by Christine Sabathia 10 January 2008
It has been over four decades since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed allowing for Blacks to freely participate in the political process, but not until now has America witnessed a phenomenon ... read more >>
Choosing the Next President
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 January 2008
The first caucus of the 2008 presidential campaign is today and the field of candidates—both Democrats and Republicans—have their hands filled with major issues: (universal) healthcare, ... read more >>
Obama Addresses African Americans on Conference Call
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 13 December 2007
By Kenneth Miller Sentinel Managing Editor Christine G. Sabathia Sentinel Staff Writer As the country begins to hone in on the upcoming caucuses, the first of which will be held January 3, 2008 ... read more >>
Los Angeles Presidential Debate Cancelled
Written by City News Service 06 December 2007
CNS - The threat of a strike by CBS news writers prompted the Democratic National Committee to cancel a planned presidential debate in Los Angeles. The debate had been scheduled for Dec. 10 and was to ... read more >>
Maxine Waters Stays in Congress
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 22 November 2007
In an exclusive interview with the Los Angeles Sentinel the powerful congresswoman sets the record straight and says:  “I am not a candidate for the 2nd supervisorial seat”  After ... read more >>
Obama for America Taps Political Veteran Robert Cole to Serve as California Director of African American Outreach
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 08 November 2007
 Robert Cole and Senator Barack ObamaThe Obama for America campaign has tapped longtime community leader Robert Cole to serve as Director of African American outreach in California. Cole brings ... read more >>
New AFL-CIO Executive V.P. Baker Welcomed by Community Leaders at Sentinel
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 25 October 2007
Evan Barnes/Sentinel Photo WOMEN OF POWER: New AFL-CIO executive vice president Arlene Holt-Baker (center) stands with Assemblywoman Karen Bass (left) and Congresswoman Laura Richardson of ... read more >>
Mayor Villaraigosa's Firing of Jeff Raises Questions in City Hall
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 04 October 2007
It was another whirlwind day in the life of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this week as he began by ceremoniously reopening Homeboy Industries Bakery just west of Boyle Heights and north of his ... read more >>
Recall Set in Motion
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 27 September 2007
At Los Angeles Sentinel press time an unofficial tally of the recall ballots indicated that the Yes votes carried the day. As a result of the voting results, Lynwood Mayor Louis Byrd, and council members ... read more >>
Does He Have the Magic Touch?
Written by Stephanie Frederic 20 September 2007
In an exclusive interview with the L.A.Sentinel, Magic explains why he chose Clinton over ObamaOnly hours before hosting a fundraiser at his Beverly Hills home, basketball great and Laker Champion Earvin ... read more >>
Community Supports Security Officers
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 12 September 2007
 Their positions are prominent at banks, convenience stores and grocery chains, but their entitlement is obscure, something that Security Officers United in Los Angeles (SOULA) President Faith Culbreath ... read more >>
Hall Campaign Advances Two Giant Steps
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 05 September 2007
Isadore Hall III’s campaign today announced the endorsement of State Controller John Chiang and that they have raised over $135,000 by the June 30th filing deadline. According to official reports ... read more >>
Proposed Lynwood Development Draws Support and Criticism
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 29 August 2007
The City of Lynwood, California, already embroiled in political controversy with the pending trial of the mayor and one city council member for alleged misuse of public funds, the pending recall of the ... read more >>
Parks Sets Sights on County Seat
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 23 August 2007
Eighth District City Councilmem-ber Bernard Parks took his first step towards the Los Angeles County 2nd District seat to be vacated by Yvonne Burke at the end of her term, he said. His recently formed ... read more >>
Lynwood Voters Denounce Willoughby
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 August 2007
The city of Lynwood recently hired attorney Anthony Willoughby as its city attorney, apparently without a thorough review of his past as a practicing attorney or ignoring his questionable practices relative ... read more >>
It's Now Congresswoman Richardson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 August 2007
After the June primary, Richardson seemed unbeatable. She was the only viable candidate left in the race from either sideWhen Laura Richardson ran for the vacant seat in 37th Congressional district, there ... read more >>
City Council Votes in President, Pro-tem
Written by City News Service 12 July 2007
CNS - Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti won a second term as council president thanks to a unanimous vote by his colleagues July 3.Garcetti, the son of a former district attorney, became council ... read more >>

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