The Obamas Go To Washington
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 08 January 2009
"I choked up a little bit leaving the house today," President elect Barack Obama told reporters earlier this week as he and his family left Chicago to take up residence in the White House. "What ... read more >>
The Ambassadors
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
"They represent(ed) the United States throughout the world" United States ambassadors are high-ranking accredited diplomats who serve as the official representative of the U.S. to foreign ... read more >>
TV News Icon Furnell Chatman Retires After 35 Years
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
He has been the weekend news anchor and a fixture at Channel Four news for three decades; now he is about to make his own news retiring to the Big Easy. Furnell Chatman has made reporting the news ... read more >>
Michigan's 1st Black Mayor Robert Blackwell Succumbs
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
Robert Blackwell, he did it his way "An athlete, scholar, soldier, diplomat, father and first Black Mayor of Highland Park" By all accounts, the city of Highland Park, Michigan is not ... read more >>
The Departed 2008
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 January 2009
"They're gone but their memories still linger on" JANUARY: ERNIE "ARROWHEAD" HOLMES--won two super bowls as anchor of Pittsburgh Steelers. (1/17) FEBRUARY: JOHNNIE CARR--succeeded ... read more >>
Holiday Season, Weak Economy Fuels Rise in Crime
Written by Brandon A. Perry (Special to the NNPA from the Indianapolis Recorder) 01 January 2009
When Lydia Bell and her daughter were at a car wash the day seemed normal. That is, until a neighbor appeared and told Bell police were at her home down the street. When Bell arrived at her residence ... read more >>
Monkey in a Noose is Last Straw for St. Paul's Black Firefighters
Written by Charles Hallman (Special to the NNPA from the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder) 01 January 2009
A stuffed monkey found last August hanging from a noose inside a St. Paul Fire Department service garage on Energy Park Drive is still under investigation, officials say. Based on the department's ... read more >>
New South African Party Draws More Defectors from ANC
Written by Special to the NNPA from GIN 01 January 2009
A veteran anti-racist fighter, the Rev. Allan Boesak, has joined the stream of defectors leaving the ANC Party, once lead by Nelson Mandela, for the Congress of the People - also known as "COPE". ... read more >>
Police Crackdown on Pirated Goods
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
A pre-holiday crackdown on pirated and counterfeit goods in Los Angeles landed 28 people in jail and yielded thousands of pirated jeans, CDs, DVDs and other illegal booty worth more than $2.7 million ... read more >>
New Parking Meters to Increase City's Revenue
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
Electronic parking meters being installed across Los Angeles are expected to bring in an additional $18 million in revenue, it was reported. "For more people it will be seamless--except they ... read more >>
Mervyn M. Dymally Named Director of New Urban Health Institute at CDU
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
Respected Federal, State Legislator to Head one of the University's Health Care Initiatives for Undeserved   Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) has named Merviyn M. Dymally, ... read more >>
MIA Christmas a Big Success
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 January 2009
Children were smiling from ear to ear at the Brotherhood Crusades headquarters as the Mablean Ephriam Foundation and Mothers In Action threw a Christmas party for them. The fun and games included ... read more >>
Oldest American Dies At 112
Written by Associated Press 01 January 2009
George Francis, the nation's oldest man, who lived through both world wars, man's first walk on the moon and the election of the first black president, has died. He was 112. Francis died Saturday ... read more >>
SCLC Kicks Off King/Obama Week
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 January 2009
The celebration of Dr. King’s birthday and Obama’s inauguration is part of SCLC’s New Vision for 2009. The birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated as a national holiday ... read more >>
Black Selected to Fill Obama’s Senate Seat for Now
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 January 2009
Former state attorney general, Roland Burris, was chosen by embattled llinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to fill vacant seat.Amidst controversy stemming from allegations that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich ... read more >>
Capping a Banner Year
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 01 January 2009
Obama, Bass, ‘Taste of Soul’Top Class of ‘08 The year of 2008 will forever be remembered as one that began with the hope that an African American can be elected to the highest ... read more >>
AbilityFirst Taps Unlimited Potential
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 December 2008
The Ability First Harry A. Mier Center in Inglewood opened up their doors to residents, local businesses and community leaders during its Holiday Open House to enlighten the community about their programs ... read more >>
Happy Kwanzaa
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 25 December 2008
As the end of the calendar year approaches, it is time to look forward to the celebration of Kwanzaa and to take part in the myriad of cultural activities that grow bigger and more meaningful each ... read more >>
Assemblyman Isadore Hall Takes Oath of Office
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 December 2008
Hall is a part of the new leadership that is setting the pace and charting the course for the next generation of political leaders. As soon as Assemblyman Isadore Hall (D-52) arrived in Sacramento, ... read more >>
The Spirit of Giving
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 18 December 2008
Community leaders and organizations step up As the tumbling economy continues it’s down spiral and with Christmas quickly approaching, local political leaders, community leaders and non-profit ... read more >>
Butler Poised for Re-election
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 December 2008
As a retired educator, Arnold Butler knows what the Inglewood School District needs to prepare its students for the real world. Education is the passport to one's future and it has been the lifeblood ... read more >>
The Toughest Loss is That of a Loved One
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 18 December 2008
It's tough enough during these harsh economic times and Christmas quickly approaching, but few could imagine the pain and suffering endured by the Kelly family who lost their daughter in a fatal ... read more >>
3 African Armies Strike At Uganda Rebels In Congo
Written by Godfrey Olukya (Associated Press) 18 December 2008
Three African armies have launched an offensive against Ugandan rebels based in eastern Congo in an attempt to end one of the continent's longest and most brutal wars, military officials said Monday. ... read more >>
Across Mideast, Arabs Hail Shoe-Hurling Journalist
Written by By Qassim Abdul- Zahra and Omar Sinan (Associated Press) 18 December 2008
Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets Monday to demand the release of a reporter who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush, as Arabs across many parts of the Middle East hailed the journalist ... read more >>
NYPD Cops Indicted in Sodomy Case
Written by Cyril \'\'Josh\'\' Barker (Special to the NNPA from the Amsterdam News) 18 December 2008
The officers accused of sodomizing a Brooklyn man in October in a subway station maintain their innocence after being indicted Dec. 9. Officers Richard Kern, Andrew Morales and Alex Cruz were charged ... read more >>