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Chicago Mother Pleads for End to Gun Violence - A National Scourge
Written by Stephanie Gadlin (Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Crusader) 18 December 2008
A distraught mother has a double plea: for the gunmen who shot and killed one of her twin sons to turn themselves in and for law enforcement agencies to step up their efforts to rid Chicago streets ... read more >>
Bush: Iraq War Is Not Over, More Work Ahead
Written by Jennifer Loven (Associated Press) 18 December 2008
On a whirlwind trip shrouded in secrecy and marred by dissent, President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the wars that define his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of his unpopularity ... read more >>
Assemblyman Mike Davis Receives Legislator of the Year Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
The California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) honored Assemblyman Mike Davis this morning with the "Legislator of the Year" Award, during their Annual Winter Conference ... read more >>
Layoffs Possible as L.A. Tries to Balance City Budget
Written by Alice Walton (City News Service) 18 December 2008
For the first time in 25 years, the city of Los Angeles might lay off workers for budgetary reasons. Raising the fee to spay or neuter pets, adding fewer left-turn arrows on city streets and selling ... read more >>
Immigration Advocates Anticipate Jamiel's Law
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
Immigrant rights advocates used the arrival of International Human Rights Day December 10 to launch a week of efforts assisting immigrants who may not be aware of their rights when contacted by law ... read more >>
Homeless Shelters Overwhelmed
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
Despite efforts by the city, county and nonprofit agencies to help keep homeless families off the streets, officials at rescue missions and winter shelters in Los Angeles County said in remarks reported ... read more >>
Bob Jones
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 December 2008
Though the name "Bob Jones" is a common name, there was nothing common about Robert Gooden Jones, a Motown legend, a publicist, an author and also well known as vice president of Michael ... read more >>
Blackout at L.A. Live
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 December 2008
Are African Americans welcome to shop but locked out of Ownership? Billed as “Downtown Comes Alive – Times Square of the West,” Anschutz Entertainment Group’s (AEG’s) ... read more >>
Plessy vs Ferguson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 December 2008
"The dictum of this decision enshrined 'separate-but-equal' into the fabric of society" Prior to the Plessy vs Ferguson United States Supreme Court decision in 1896, Blacks and Whites ... read more >>
Coalition Accuses CVS of Redlining
Written by Ayana Jones (Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune) 11 December 2008
The NAACP of Philadelphia has joined a national coalition of community organizations in protesting alleged discriminatory treatment by CVS pharmacies to people of color. During a press conference, ... read more >>
Each Job Loss Represents a 'Personal Crisis', Obama Reminds
Written by Hazel Trice Edney (NNPA Editor-in-Chief) 11 December 2008
As Christmas nears and families watch their purses to be sure they are spending wisely, President-Elect Barack Obama has called on Americans to view the economic crisis from a human standpoint, rather ... read more >>
More Than 200 Hate-Related, Anti-Obama Incidents in Two Weeks
Written by Cash Michaels (Special to the NNPA from the Wilmington Journal) 11 December 2008
In less than 60 days, former Sen. Barack H. Obama will make history as the first African-American ever to be sworn in as president of the United States. But if recent, and numerous press accounts ... read more >>
Historic Black Neighborhood to be Sacrificed in New Orleans
Written by Christopher Tidmore (Special to the NNPA from the Louisiana Weekly) 11 December 2008
The U. S. Veterans Administration has announced the final location to build a new hospital complex in New Orleans, a decision that could displace hundreds of homeowners. The proposed site is to be ... read more >>
Ridley Thomas on Coliseum Commission
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--The commission that oversees management of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has two new members, one of whom attempted to dissolve the panel last summer, it was announced. Real estate developer ... read more >>
Task Force to Deter Port Crimes
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--A multi-agency task force will be set up at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach modeled after operations that target smuggling and other criminal activity along the nation's borders, ... read more >>
USC to Replace Village with More Student Housing
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--USC was given the OK this month by the city of Los Angeles to start planning housing and retail complexes for students living in the University Park community. The Los Angeles City Council's ... read more >>
MTA Implements Hiring Freeze
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--Faced with looming state budget cuts, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors implemented a hiring freeze last Thursday. Current state budget cuts will create a $136.3 million ... read more >>
Manor Looses Funding After Confrontation with LAHSA
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 11 December 2008
L.A. resident Barbara Coleman is seeking answers, she said, as to why the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority withdrew funding for a homeless shelter "that is currently being underutilized. ... read more >>
Jamiel's Law Could Make the Ballot Next Spring
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--A last-minute push December 5 from supporters of "Jamiel's Law" resulted in more than 76,000 signed petitions that could get the initiative on the city ballot next spring. The family ... read more >>
Change of Power
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 04 December 2008
Mark Ridley-Thomas, Isadore Hall and Rod Wright have been passed the torch as they assumed their respective roles from political icons. The first item on the agenda for Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas ... read more >>
US Military Deaths in Iraq War at 4,206
Written by Associated Press 04 December 2008
As of Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at least 4,206 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military ... read more >>
Obama's Africa Policy Draws Concern
Written by Special to the NNPA from GIN 04 December 2008
President-elect Obama's choice for U.S. Treasury Secretary could have far reaching consequences for Africa which is why his two picks for the post are drawing critical comments from some Africa ... read more >>
Fear Discouraging U.S. Residents from Visiting Mexico
Written by Arthur H. Rotsen (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
The recent spate of drug-related killings in Nogales, Mexico, is driving apart what have long been close-knit communities, discouraging some residents of its Arizona sister city from crossing the border. ... read more >>
Prosecutor: Black Man's Dragging Death No Hate Crime
Written by Gordon Jackson (Special to the NNPA from the Dallas Examiner) 04 December 2008
Bitterness and anger remains at a boiling point over two months after friends, family and supporters learned the fate of Brandon McClelland, the 24-year-old African- American killed in a case similar ... read more >>
John Mercer Langston 1829 - 1897
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 December 2008
John Mercer Langston was born a free man in Louisa County, Virginia. He was the son of Ralph Quarles, a White plantation owner and Lucy Langston, a Black Native American woman, one of Quarles' ... read more >>

 

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