Brenda Marsh – Mitchell Enduring Legacy Memorialized
Written by By Brian W. Carter, Staff Writer 24 October 2014
    Council President Herb Wesson (center) proclaims Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Square in honor of the late Mother's In Action President and longtime community advocate on Oct. 16 Joining Wesson (L-R) are ... read more >>
Rep. Karen Bass statement on Dr. Craig Spencer being diagnosed with Ebola
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2014
Rep. Karen Bass    Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, released the following ... read more >>
The Taste of Soul Uplifts Local Business, Residents
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Contributing Writer 23 October 2014
Photo By Robert Torrence   This year marked the 9th time the Taste of Soul Family Festival has immortalized Crenshaw Boulevard with its atmosphere of fun, family and business prosperity.  Although ... read more >>
Expert says Detroit bankruptcy plan feasible
Written by Ed White, Associated Press 23 October 2014
Court-appointed expert says Detroit bankruptcy exit plan feasible; ruling expected next month Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy is feasible, a court-appointed expert testified Wednesday October ... read more >>
Driver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy
Written by Associated Press 23 October 2014
Danisha Mitchell is hugged by a relative at the scene of the accident Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, a day after her 7-year-old son Jamarion Thomas was killed in when his motorized bicycle collided with an ... read more >>
Obama pitches for votes on black radio
Written by NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press 23 October 2014
In this Oct. 20, 2104 file photo, President Barack Obama votes early for the midterm election at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago. President Barack Obama is hitting the ... read more >>
Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings
Written by MICHAEL TARM and TOM COYNE Associated Press 23 October 2014
This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Department shows Darren Vann. (AP Photo/Lake County Sheriff's Department) This photo provided by Lori Townsend shows Afrikka Hardy, whose body ... read more >>
Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive
Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press 23 October 2014
This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And ... read more >>
Spirit of Brenda energizes TOS Gospel Stage
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett (Religion Editor) 23 October 2014
The Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Gospel Stage debuted with power at the 9th Annual Taste of Soul. Thanks to the huge stage backdrop featuring her image, the spirit of Brenda enveloped the air as artist ... read more >>
Record number of black candidates seeking office
Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press 16 October 2014
In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, Mia Love, the Republican nominee in Utah’s 4th congressional district, smiles after speaking during a rally, in Lehi, Utah. Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt ... read more >>
Black Women Challenge NFL on Domestic Violence
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist 16 October 2014
  Members of the Black Women's Roundtable look on as Teresa C. Younger of Ms. Foundation for Women (at podium) expresses her support of the campaign urging NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to get it right ... read more >>
An Analysis of Killings by Police Shows Outsize Risk for Young Black Males.
Written by Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara Special to the NNPA from ProPublica 16 October 2014
Protesters of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson Missouri go head to head with officers  Young Black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their White ... read more >>
Is ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Keeping out Community Groups?
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 16 October 2014
In an effort to spark innovation at the local level to improve life outcomes for young men and boys of color, White House officials recently announced the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge, ... read more >>
Denver jury: Deputies used too much force in death
Written by SADIE GURMAN Associated Press 16 October 2014
This undated photo provided by the Denver Department of Safety shows Marvin Booker, a homeless Denver street preacher. Jury selection got underway Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in the civil trial for five ... read more >>
SPECIAL REPORT: the Supreme Court Could Scuttle Critical Fair Housing Rule
Written by By Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones, Special to NNPA from ProPublica 11 October 2014
The Obama administration is preparing to issue a rule setting a single standard for proving violations of the Fair Housing Act — just as the Supreme Court signals it may take up a challenge to the measure.   SPECIAL ... read more >>
Black Females Lack Leadership Opportunities
Written by By Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 11 October 2014
  Fatima Goss Graves speaks at an April 1 Senate hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act. (Senate Democrats/Flick/CC license).  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – While Black girls posses high levels of leadership ... read more >>
Police mistakenly think black teen is home burglar
Written by Associated Press 10 October 2014
Police mistook a black teenager for a burglar and pepper-sprayed him inside the home of his white foster parents. It was Monday afternoon when 18-year-old DeShawn Currie came home from school and ... read more >>
Obama raising money in California for Democrats
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press 10 October 2014
President Barack Obama answers questions during a town hall event at Cross Campus, a collaborative space that brings together freelancers, creative professionals, entrepreneurs and startup teams, on ... read more >>
L.A. area mountains to be national monument
Written by Kevin Freking, Associated Press 10 October 2014
This Dec. 27, 2012 file photo, snow covered San Gabriel Mountains rise behind the downtown Los Angeles downtown skyline. President Barack Obama plans to announce on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 that he will ... read more >>
VIDEO: Her Excellency Dr. Dlamini Zuma visits Sentinel
Written by Aaron Brumfield 10 October 2014
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Brenda Marsh Mitchell Gospel Stage debuts at Taste of Soul 2014
Written by By Cora Jackson-Fossett, Religion Editor 09 October 2014
                                          Brenda Marsh - Mitchell      Rev. Kelvin Sauls    J. Boykin  Tymeka  The Brenda Marsh Mitchell ... read more >>
Patient at HU Hospital Doesn’t Have Ebola, Officials Say
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 09 October 2014
Howard University Hospital (Courtesy of nlm.nih.gov) A patient being treated for Ebola-like symptoms at Howard University Hospital in D.C. does not have the deadly virus, health officials said. The ... read more >>
Sharpton Hosts Education Summit
Written by Cyril Josh Barker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 09 October 2014
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network hosted its Education Summit 2014 at New York University recently, sparking the conversation on the education gap in America. Sponsored by Education for ... read more >>
Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers
Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press 09 October 2014
Walmart workers on strike, and their supporters, picket in Richmond, California. (Photo: courtesy of OURWalmart/flickr) Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of ... read more >>
Natural and artificial 'flavors' fuel food industry but remain a mystery
Written by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer 09 October 2014
This Sept. 26, 2014 photo shows the ingredients label on a bag of Nacho Cheese flavored Doritos, in Philadelphia. “Artificial and natural flavors” have become ubiquitous terms on food labels, helping ... read more >>