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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Detroit-area woman, 115, now listed as world's oldest person
Written by By Associated Press 09 April 2015
115 year-old Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Michigan is now reportedly the world's oldest person, following the six day reign of Gertrude Weaver who has died in Camden, Arkansas. Rob Muir reports. (courtesy ... read more >>
Dr. Maya Angelou Forever Remembered with Postal Stamp
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 09 April 2015
(courtesy photo) A spirited pledge of allegiance presented by the Crenshaw High School girls color guard, a soulful rendition of The Black National Anthem by singer/actor Terron Brooks and fitting ... read more >>
Another Senseless Killing Shakes Southland
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 09 April 2015
Hawthorne Mother Murdered in Front of Son (courtesy photo)  This should be a week when MTA bus driver and mother of a 12-year old son, 44-year old Denise Chiffon Berry is finishing up another bus ... read more >>
Metro Pilot Program to Provide Support to Small Businesses Impacted by Rail Construction
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2015
Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti, along with Metro Board members Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, delivered checks totaling $66,310 to ... read more >>
Jailed Atlanta Educators Await Fate in Cheating Scandal
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 08 April 2015
A group of former educators in Atlanta convicted in a widespread test cheating scandal now await their fates behind bars. Eleven defendants were convicted of racketeering and other charges April 1 in ... read more >>
Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal Worried About His Health
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 08 April 2015
At Final Call presstime supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal said the 60 year old had been hospitalized March 30 for a medical emergency.  According to reports Mr. Abu-Jamal was rushed from the State Correctional ... read more >>
Black Fraternity, Police Officer Face Million-Dollar Lawsuit
Written by Khari Arnold, Special to NNPA from Howard University News Service 08 April 2015
WASHINGTON – Kappa Alpha Psi, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious black fraternities is facing multi-million dollar lawsuits for hazing, the latest by a 45-year-old Washington man who ... read more >>
Supporters of Man Who Filmed Death of Eric Garner by Cops Fears for His Life
Written by Brian E. Muhammad,Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 08 April 2015
Eric Garner and his wife Esaw Garner Activists’ question why Eric Garner, a husband and grandfather, is murdered by New York police in broad daylight on video tape and the only person incarcerated ... read more >>
California moves to kill the lawn, save the water
Written by ELLEN KNICKMEYER AND GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press 03 April 2015
 A home with a swimming pool sits near hillside, Thursday April 2, 2015, in Altadena, Calif. California Gov Jerry Brown on Wednesday, April 1, ordered a mandatory 25 percent overall cutback in water ... read more >>
Woman Victim and Slain Shooter Identified in Hawthorne Murder
Written by City News Service 03 April 2015
  A woman who was fatally shot in her car after her 12-year-old son made eye contact with a passenger in another vehicle has been identified, while authorities announced the arrests of two associates ... read more >>
YMCA of Metro L.A. Partners with Mayor’s Office for New Programs for At-Risk Youth
Written by Danielle Cralle, contributing writer 02 April 2015
YMCA CEO Alan Hostrup address the crowd at city hall on March 25. On Wednesday, March 25, the mayor’s office announced its partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles’ new cradle to career ... read more >>
Hezekiah Walker Honored with NNPA Torch Award
Written by Elaina Johnson Howard University News Service 02 April 2015
 (Hezekiah Walker)  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Grammy Award-winning artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker can add the 2015 Torch Award for religion to his list of accomplishments as a gospel music artist and ... read more >>
Rethinking the Recognition of Doris Miller
Written by Marsha Rose Joyner Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 02 April 2015
(Courtesy photo) First in a series. Doris “Dorie” Miller, and hundreds of other messmen who were serving breakfast that morning, never dreamed that day in 1941, was the time for them to be heroes. ... read more >>
Broader Hiring Practices for Ex-Offenders Receive Bipartisan Support Wade Henderson deplores "overcriminalization" of Blacks.
Written by Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent 02 April 2015
  Wade Henderson deplores “overcriminalization” of Blacks.     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the economy recovers and violent crime hits 30-year lows, lawmakers continue to trade in their tough ... read more >>
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 >>