Banking Exec Earned his Money
Written by Jordan Shanks NNPA Intern 02 April 2015
Doyle Mitchell received NNPA Torch Award for Business (Photo by Worsom Robinson)    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many professionals, the road to success starts with humble beginnings. Because B. Doyle ... read more >>
Jackie Hampton Left Corporate America for Black Press
Written by Beunkka Davis and Anissa Pierre NNPA Interns 02 April 2015
Jackie Hampton at Black Press Week (Photo by Worsom Robinson)     WASHINGTON – Many African Americans begin their career at Black businesses and move own to better-paying jobs in Corporate America. ... read more >>
Mike Gipson Being Sued
Written by City News Service 02 April 2015
Former Carson City Councilman Mike Gipson is being sued by the man he defeated in a heated race for the 64th Assembly District in November over a campaign ad that allegedly made his opponent look like ... read more >>
Study to Examine Decline in Metro Ridership
Written by City News Service 02 April 2015
While ridership on the Gold and Expo lines have increased, the Green and Blue lines showed declines in ridership in February. Metro spokesman Marc Littman said factors affecting ridership could include ... read more >>
Solar Energy Program Failed to Meet Goals
Written by City News Service 02 April 2015
  The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's rooftop solar energy program has failed to meet its goals, with only a small fraction of the approved projects generating energy since the program began ... read more >>
Sylvia Lacy Salute Goes Beyond her Pioneer Status
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 02 April 2015
SURPRISE! Sylvia Lacy (center) receives a surprise salute from City Council President Herb Wesson  (right) at Council Chambers on March 27. Lacy received the Pioneer Women of the Year Celebration.  ... read more >>
Saving Our Cinderellas’ Program
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 02 April 2015
Empire’s Grace Gealey and Disney’s Jaida-Iman Benjamin inspire young girls at the Boys & Girls Club of East LA     Grace Gealey and Jaida-Iman Benjamin pose with East LA Boys and Girl Club ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (April 2-8)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 02 April 2015
(Sarah Vaughan) April 2  1984- John Thompson, coach of Georgetown University’s basketball team, became the first African American Coach to win the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s ... read more >>
Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 02 April 2015
 NNPA Newsmaker of the Year award goes to Attorney Ben Crump (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing ... read more >>
Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'
Written by Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press 02 April 2015
First Lady Michelle Obama, left, waves while standing on stage with Making A Difference award winners, from left, Kaya Thomas, Chental-Song Bembry and Gabrielle Jordan during a taping of the Black Girls ... read more >>
Man Indicted for Teacher's Stabbing Death
Written by City News Service 01 April 2015
Fifty-one-year-old Long Beach Resident Steven Brown (left) could face 26 years to life in state prison if convicted of the October 11, 2013 killing of Long Beach teacher Kellye Taylor (right). Brown ... read more >>
US Files Appeal of Judge's Hold on Immigration Action
Written by Danielle Cralle 01 April 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action.  The 69-page brief was filed ... read more >>
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Released to D.C.-Area Halfway House
Written by Shantella Y. Sherman, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 01 April 2015
Jesse Jackson, Jr. is led to the entrance of a halfway house on Thursday, March 26. Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will begin a stay in a halfway house in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area following ... read more >>
Feds Charge U. of Mississippi Student in Noose Incident
Written by Special to the NPAA from Washington Informer 01 April 2015
Federal authorities announced Friday that a man has been charged with civil rights crimes for placing a noose around the neck of a statue of the University of Mississippi’s first black student.  Graeme ... read more >>
4 Journalists Arrested During Ferguson Protests Sue Police
Written by Jim Suhr, Associated Press 01 April 2015
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four journalists arrested during last summer's Ferguson protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its ... read more >>
Obama announces $240M in new pledges for STEM education
Written by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press 27 March 2015
President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math. At the White House ... read more >>
LMU AAAA Awards Scholars
Written by Troy Tieuel, contributing writer 27 March 2015
Honorable Steven Bradford, Former Assembly member 62nd District graced the students of Loyola Marymount University with a presentation and speech for the ‘A Night Out’ scholarship reception this ... read more >>
Arnwine Resigns as Head of Lawyers’ Committee
Written by George E. Curry, NPAA Editor-in-Chief 26 March 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Barbara R. Arnwine does not back down from a fight. After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a series of rulings that limited the rights of employees to sue their employers for discrimination, ... read more >>
Report: Minimum Wage Hike Would Have More Benefits Than Drawbacks
Written by City News Service 26 March 2015
  A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019 would have more benefits than drawbacks and increase the wages of about 600,000 workers, according ... read more >>
Obama: Dim hope for end to Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Written by DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press 26 March 2015
President Barack Obama listens during a joint news conference with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn ... read more >>
Long Beach Murder Reveals Ongoing Gang Dispute
Written by City News Service 26 March 2015
Murder victim, 24-year-old Kayon Dafney Six people have been arrested in the Fourth of July shooting death of a Long Beach man, authorities said last week.  Kayon Dafney, 24, of Long Beach was found ... read more >>
CAAASA Summit Focused on Aiding Minority Students
Written by McKenzie Jackson/California Black Media 26 March 2015
Corey Jackson Riverside area 100 Black Men leads his panel that covered best practices to reach African American youth. Dr. Robert K. Ross M.D. president and CEO of the California Endowment speaks ... read more >>
Obama allies recruit top Democrats to promote trade pacts
Written by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press 26 March 2015
In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, then-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks during an interview at his Statehouse office in Boston. President Barack Obama’s allies are recruiting high-profile Democrats ... read more >>
Bringing Transportation Hubs to Athens Westmont
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2015
Metro Green Line Vermont/Athens Station platform The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved $471,000 to develop a transportation hub within a half-mile radius from the Metro Green Line Vermont/Athens ... read more >>
Dr. J. Eugene Grigsby Retires
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 March 2015
Dr. J. Eugene Grigsby III, PhD President and CEO of the National Health Foundation culminates a successful career of improving healthcare in Los Angeles. When it comes to efficiency and planning, Dr. ... read more >>

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