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 >>
Study to Examine Decline in Metro Ridership
Written by City News Service 02 April 2015
While ridership on the Gold and Expo lines have increased, the Green and Blue lines showed declines in ridership in February. Metro spokesman Marc Littman said factors affecting ridership could include ... read more >>
Solar Energy Program Failed to Meet Goals
Written by City News Service 02 April 2015
  The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's rooftop solar energy program has failed to meet its goals, with only a small fraction of the approved projects generating energy since the program began ... read more >>
Sylvia Lacy Salute Goes Beyond her Pioneer Status
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 02 April 2015
SURPRISE! Sylvia Lacy (center) receives a surprise salute from City Council President Herb Wesson  (right) at Council Chambers on March 27. Lacy received the Pioneer Women of the Year Celebration.  ... read more >>
Saving Our Cinderellas’ Program
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 02 April 2015
Empire’s Grace Gealey and Disney’s Jaida-Iman Benjamin inspire young girls at the Boys & Girls Club of East LA     Grace Gealey and Jaida-Iman Benjamin pose with East LA Boys and Girl Club ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (April 2-8)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 02 April 2015
(Sarah Vaughan) April 2  1984- John Thompson, coach of Georgetown University’s basketball team, became the first African American Coach to win the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s ... read more >>
Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 02 April 2015
 NNPA Newsmaker of the Year award goes to Attorney Ben Crump (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing ... read more >>
Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'
Written by Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press 02 April 2015
First Lady Michelle Obama, left, waves while standing on stage with Making A Difference award winners, from left, Kaya Thomas, Chental-Song Bembry and Gabrielle Jordan during a taping of the Black Girls ... read more >>
Man Indicted for Teacher's Stabbing Death
Written by City News Service 01 April 2015
Fifty-one-year-old Long Beach Resident Steven Brown (left) could face 26 years to life in state prison if convicted of the October 11, 2013 killing of Long Beach teacher Kellye Taylor (right). Brown ... read more >>
US Files Appeal of Judge's Hold on Immigration Action
Written by Danielle Cralle 01 April 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action.  The 69-page brief was filed ... read more >>

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