L.A. Police Department’s William Scott Officially takes Role as Deputy Chief
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Staff Writer 16 April 2015
(courtesy photo) William Scott of the Los Angeles Police Department was recently promoted from the ranks of commander to the ranks of deputy chief, calling the promotion “an honor and a huge responsibility.” “It’s ... read more >>
Dire Medical Crisis for Mumia Abu Jamal
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga 16 April 2015
Son of former Black Panther is sounding the alarm for his father Undated photo of Mumia abu Jamal  (Johanna Fernandez) Mumia Abu Jamal, the award-winning journalist, author and former Black Panther ... read more >>
Fifteen Year Old Shooting Victim Files $20 Million Suit against the City
Written by City News Service 16 April 2015
Attorney John Harris said police showed ``callous disregard'' for 15- year-old Jamar Nicholson, who was shot in the back around 7:45 a.m. Feb. 10 near Crenshaw Boulevard and Florence Avenue. Harris has ... read more >>
St. Louis Native Jo Jo White Enters Basketball Hall of Fame
Written by Earl Austin Jr. Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 16 April 2015
St. Louisan Jo Jo White will be inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place September 10-12 in Springfield, Massachusetts. A former star prep player ... read more >>
Maya Angelou is the Face of the Newest Forever Stamp
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 16 April 2015
Oprah Winfrey speaks during the Maya Angelou commemorative stamp unveiling ceremony in Washington, D.C. (Jazelle Hunt/NNPA)     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Less than a year after her death, Maya Angelou ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (April 16-22)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 16 April 2015
April 16 1973- Leila Smith Foley was elected mayor of Taft, Oklahoma, making her the first African American woman to be elected mayor of a U.S. city. April 17 1990- Playwright August Wilson won his ... read more >>
LA Dodgers Commit to Inner City Youth
Written by E. Mesiyah McGinnis, contributing writer 13 April 2015
Thanks to the LA Dodgers Foundation, youth baseball interest is on the rise in inner city  Los Angeles and Rancho Cienaga Sports Complex (RCSC) is taking advantage, using the  program as way to rebuild ... read more >>
Dodger Foundation helps revive baseball at Rancho Cienega Sports Complex
Written by E. Mesiyah McGinnis, Contributing Writer 13 April 2015
   Dreamfield Coach Greg Brookins (middle, top row) fellow coaches and players pose on Opening Day 2014 Thanks to the Dodger Foundation, youth baseball interest is on the rise in the Los Angeles inner ... read more >>
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller May Request Exoneration of Marcus Garvey When She Meets President Barack Obama in Kingston
Written by Tony Best Special to the NNPA from the New York Carib News 13 April 2015
When U.S. President Barack Obama and Jamaica’s leader, Portia Simpson Miller meet in Kingston next Thursday, the legacy and the name of Marcus Mosiah Garvey as seen through American and Jamaican ... read more >>
'If I Had Sneezed': 5 Surprising Lines from MLK’s ‘Mountaintop’ Speech
Written by Sheryl Huggins Salomon Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier 13 April 2015
  Fifty-three years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, we still recall the fateful words of his last public speech the day before. Delivered in Memphis, Tenn. ... read more >>
NNPA presents first youngest Junior Newsmaker Award
Written by Kimberlee Buck and Shae Smith 13 April 2015
 Co-Publisher of the Dallas Examiner newspaper, Mollie Finch-Belt (courtesy photo) Some people only use gospel music as a way to express their love for the Lord, then there are those who also use ... read more >>
Beverly Rocks!
Written by Kam Williams, Contributing Writer 09 April 2015
The “Black Girls Rock!” Interview with Kam Williams A dynamo in true form, Beverly Bond, has blazed trails in the music, entertainment and social entrepreneurship industries. Her body of work, ... read more >>
Frat suspends Clemson students over racially charged party
Written by Jeffrey Collins Associated Press 09 April 2015
The national headquarters of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is shown in this photograph taken March 27, 2015. The SAE national headquarters is in Evanston, Illinois. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)  Clemson ... read more >>
Horton and Bowers Win Key Elections in Inglewood
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, assistant managing editor 09 April 2015
Yvonne Horton Wins Landslide Reelection as City of Inglewood Clerk and Margaret Richards-Bowers captures victory on Inglewood School Board District 1 Seat   Yvonne Horton The Tuesday Inglewood Municipal ... read more >>
Protesters seek United Nations probe of Wisconsin shooting
Written by Todd Richmond, Associated Press 09 April 2015
Tony Robinson on graduation day in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of Andrea Irwin MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of protesters called Monday for the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation ... read more >>
White South Carolina police officer charged with murder in fatal shooting of black motorist
Written by Associated Press 09 April 2015
Courtesy photo A white South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a black motorist after a traffic stop. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey told a hastily ... read more >>
SCLC to Host Sacrifice/Labor Luncheon at California Science Center
Written by Sentinel News Service, newsroom@lasentinel.net 09 April 2015
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California will honor William ‘Bill’ Lucy with its Chairman Labor Award and Dr. Maulana Karenga with its President Community Award at it annual ... read more >>
PROFIT-SEEKING CACAO FARMERS THREATEN WILDLIFE IN IVORY COAST
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 09 April 2015
  Profits from cacao farming have been so generous that farmers invaded national parks in order to carve out plantations, cutting down forests and turning animal habitats into inhospitable treeless ... read more >>
AMATEUR PILOTS FILL THE SKIES IN GHANAIAN PARAGLIDING FEST
Written by Global Information Network 09 April 2015
From Good Friday to Easter Monday, an annual ritual takes place in Ghana quite unlike the egg rolling contests found in the U.S.  People from around the world come to launch themselves into the air ... read more >>
KENYAN TROOPS DELAYED RESCUE FOR CLOSE TO 15 HOURS, SURVIVORS SAY
Written by Global Information Network 09 April 2015
  Frightened students at Garissa University in northeast Kenya, hid for what seemed like a lifetime as a small band of al Shabaab terrorists lined young people up on the floor and put a bullet in the ... read more >>
Kenya Attack Survivor Found Hiding In Closet Two Days After College Massacre
Written by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and TOM ODULA Associated Press 09 April 2015
Cynthia Cheroitich, 19, a survivor of the attack on Garissa University College who was found on Saturday, two days after the attack. Photograph: Andrew Njuguna/AP Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab ... read more >>
Councilman Price Issues $50,000 Reward in Hit and Run of 86 year old woman
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2015
Victim still in serious conditions after suffering multiple broken bones and fractures being struck near USC on March 16  Councilman Curren D. Price Jr. announced Thursday April 2 his introduction ... read more >>
Jada Paul Hosts 4th Annual Prom Dress Giveaway
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2015
  Jada Paul (at right in both photos) displays two of the many prom dresses high school girls could obtain for free.   Jada Paul, wife of 8-time NBA All Star, Chris Paul,  recently hosted her fourth ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (April 9-15)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 09 April 2015
(Sidney Poitier) April 9 1950- Actress Juanita Hall became the first African American to win a Tony Award for best-featured actress in a musical for her role as Bloody Mary in, “South Pacific.” April ... read more >>
Black Press Faces Challenging, but Hopeful Future
Written by Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent 09 April 2015
  NNPA President and CEO Benjamin F. Chavis discusses the "State of the Black Press" (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Jordan Shanks, a sophomore English major at Howard University ... read more >>