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St. Louis man charged in student's death appears in court
Written by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press 08 May 2015
This undated booking photo released by the St. Louis County Jail, shows Michael Gordon. Gordon is due in court Thursday, May 7, 2015, and is being held in jail in lieu of $1 million bond. The 24-year-old ... read more >>
Maryland's senators support federal probe in Baltimore
Written by DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press 08 May 2015
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake holds a news conference on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Baltimore. The mayor called on U.S. government investigators to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department ... read more >>
Ferguson mulls removing Brown shrine from middle of street
Written by JIM SUHR and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press 08 May 2015
Spiritual teacher Iyanla Vanzant pours holy water on a shrine for Michael Brown where he was shot and killed in the Canfield Apartments on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Vanzant, from the ... read more >>
Kenya Red Cross: 54 killed in cattle raid attacks
Written by TOM ODULA Associated Press 08 May 2015
Fifty-four people have been killed in Kenya's northern region in tribal fighting that police say was started by a cattle raid, the Kenya Red Cross said Wednesday. Five others were critically wounded ... read more >>
2 Michigan officers suspended after man's videotaped beating
Written by Associated Press 08 May 2015
Floyd Dent at a march supporting him on April 3, 2015, after he was beaten by police in Inkster, Michigan during a traffic stop on Jan. 28, 2015. (Carlos Osorio, AP) Two police officers have been suspended ... read more >>
Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba
Written by Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press 08 May 2015
In this March 19, 2015, file photo, a woman jogs on the Malecon as the Thomson Dream cruise ship arrives in Havana bay. The Obama administration has approved on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the first ferry ... read more >>
Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot
Written by JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZER Associated Press 08 May 2015
Elton Simpson's head shot from preseason media shoot of the 2002-03 Yavapai College basketball team in Prescott, Ariz. Simpson was one of two gunmen shot and killed by authorities outside a suburban ... read more >>
US appeals court: NSA phone record collection is illegal
Written by Larry Neumeister and Ken Dilanian, Associated Press 08 May 2015
In this June 6, 2013 file photo, the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Maryland, is shown. (AP) The unprecedented and unwarranted bulk collection of the entire U.S. population's phone records ... read more >>
Brown lawns loom this summer in California as tough water restrictions take hold amid drought
Written by Amy Taxin and Fenit Nirappil Associated Press 08 May 2015
A home with a dead lawn is seen in Cypress, Calif., on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. California water regulators have imposed unprecedented mandatory water cutbacks, but now comes the tough part: coaxing reluctant ... read more >>
Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify
Written by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer 08 May 2015
  Intel CEO Brian Krzanich left, stands beside Rev. Jesse Jackson prior to speaking at the PUSHTech2020 Summit Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in San Francisco. Jackson and his Rainbow Push organization are ... read more >>
3 accused of operating fictitious police department
Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH and DON THOMPSON Associated Press 08 May 2015
This April 30, 2015, booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, shows Brandon Kiel, who was arrested on suspicion of impersonating a police officer through his role in an ... read more >>
AP Interview: Uganda's president says he's the one bullied
Written by Cara Anna 08 May 2015
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for ... read more >>
Appeals court says police can withhold license plate scans
Written by Brian Melley, The Associated Press 08 May 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police don't have to disclose license plate records that advocacy groups sought to gauge how high-tech surveillance was being used, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday.   The ... read more >>
3,000 Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported from Niger
Written by Haruna Umar, Associated Press 08 May 2015
GAIDAM, Nigeria (AP) — Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a brutal three-day trek in which at least a dozen people ... read more >>
University of Rhode Island police to start carrying guns
Written by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press 08 May 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island campus police will start carrying guns Friday, making it the final public university in the nation to arm its officers.   The move to arm police ... read more >>
Problems Linger in Baltimore
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 08 May 2015
  Protesters call for justice for Freddie Gray as Baltimore police officers watch. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire Service) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Baltimore’s curfew has been lifted, the officers ... read more >>
Hundreds Help Clean Up After Baltimore Riots
Written by Stacey M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from The Baltimore Times 07 May 2015
Morgan students on their way to assist with the clean-up of community in aftermath of riots. (Larry Morgan/Morgan State University)   BALTIMORE — Students from Morgan State University, local teachers, ... read more >>
The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. launches the Black Male Entrepreneur Institute in Washington DC
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2015
The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. launched the first Young Black Male Entrepreneur Institute event recently,  at the City Club in the nation's capital. This is the first of many in the United States. During ... read more >>
Baltimore Tensions Calming
Written by Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 07 May 2015
It had been a day for cleaning and reflection, of pulling together to bring some sense of normalcy to a community that had seen many businesses destroyed just the day before.   As day turned to evening ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (May 7-13)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 07 May 2015
May 7 1976- American lawyer and public official William H. Hastie was inaugurated as the first Black Governor of the United States Virgin Islands. Hastie was known for his advocacy for the civil rights ... read more >>
Baltimore officers charged
Written by Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from the Baltimore Times 07 May 2015
“I will seek justice on your behalf,” Mosby told a packed news conference. “No one is above the law.” (COURTESY PHOTO)   BALTIMORE — With a single press conference, Maryland Attorney General ... read more >>
Solis, Waters to Receive Phenomenal Woman of the Year Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2015
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Beverly White: Celebrating 25 years with NBC Universal
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 07 May 2015
(Valerie Goodloe/LA Sentinel)  Beverly White has been a journalist for nearly 30 years, during that time she’s covered a range of unique stories during her career. “We are professional story ... read more >>
President Obama Makes Life Commitment to Urban Youth ‘My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’ announced in New York
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2015
President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Lehman College in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, May 4,. Obama announced the creation of an independent nonprofit organization that is a spin off ... read more >>
After Charges Filed and Curfew Lifted, Baltimore Regroups
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 07 May 2015
Two young girls talk to national guardsmen outside of city hall in Baltimore, Md., on Friday, May 1. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire Service.)     BALTIMORE (NNPA) – Friday afternoon was clear ... read more >>

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