Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Record number of black candidates seeking office
Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press 16 October 2014
In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, Mia Love, the Republican nominee in Utah’s 4th congressional district, smiles after speaking during a rally, in Lehi, Utah. Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt ... read more >>
Black Women Challenge NFL on Domestic Violence
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist 16 October 2014
  Members of the Black Women's Roundtable look on as Teresa C. Younger of Ms. Foundation for Women (at podium) expresses her support of the campaign urging NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to get it right ... read more >>
An Analysis of Killings by Police Shows Outsize Risk for Young Black Males.
Written by Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara Special to the NNPA from ProPublica 16 October 2014
Protesters of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson Missouri go head to head with officers  Young Black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their White ... read more >>
Is ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Keeping out Community Groups?
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 16 October 2014
In an effort to spark innovation at the local level to improve life outcomes for young men and boys of color, White House officials recently announced the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge, ... read more >>
Denver jury: Deputies used too much force in death
Written by SADIE GURMAN Associated Press 16 October 2014
This undated photo provided by the Denver Department of Safety shows Marvin Booker, a homeless Denver street preacher. Jury selection got underway Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in the civil trial for five ... read more >>
SPECIAL REPORT: the Supreme Court Could Scuttle Critical Fair Housing Rule
Written by By Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones, Special to NNPA from ProPublica 11 October 2014
The Obama administration is preparing to issue a rule setting a single standard for proving violations of the Fair Housing Act — just as the Supreme Court signals it may take up a challenge to the measure.   SPECIAL ... read more >>
Black Females Lack Leadership Opportunities
Written by By Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 11 October 2014
  Fatima Goss Graves speaks at an April 1 Senate hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act. (Senate Democrats/Flick/CC license).  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – While Black girls posses high levels of leadership ... read more >>
Police mistakenly think black teen is home burglar
Written by Associated Press 10 October 2014
Police mistook a black teenager for a burglar and pepper-sprayed him inside the home of his white foster parents. It was Monday afternoon when 18-year-old DeShawn Currie came home from school and ... read more >>
L.A. area mountains to be national monument
Written by Kevin Freking, Associated Press 10 October 2014
This Dec. 27, 2012 file photo, snow covered San Gabriel Mountains rise behind the downtown Los Angeles downtown skyline. President Barack Obama plans to announce on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 that he will ... read more >>
Patient at HU Hospital Doesn’t Have Ebola, Officials Say
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 09 October 2014
Howard University Hospital (Courtesy of nlm.nih.gov) A patient being treated for Ebola-like symptoms at Howard University Hospital in D.C. does not have the deadly virus, health officials said. The ... read more >>
Sharpton Hosts Education Summit
Written by Cyril Josh Barker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 09 October 2014
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network hosted its Education Summit 2014 at New York University recently, sparking the conversation on the education gap in America. Sponsored by Education for ... read more >>
Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers
Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press 09 October 2014
Walmart workers on strike, and their supporters, picket in Richmond, California. (Photo: courtesy of OURWalmart/flickr) Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of ... read more >>
Natural and artificial 'flavors' fuel food industry but remain a mystery
Written by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer 09 October 2014
This Sept. 26, 2014 photo shows the ingredients label on a bag of Nacho Cheese flavored Doritos, in Philadelphia. “Artificial and natural flavors” have become ubiquitous terms on food labels, helping ... read more >>
Emerging Leaders Discuss Pressing Issues in Black America
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 02 October 2014
  The facilitators of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Emerging Leaders program decided not to have a traditional panel of speakers for its 44th Annual Legislative Conference forum on ... read more >>
Many sick in US Ebola patient's Liberia hometown
Written by KRISTA LARSON Associated Press 02 October 2014
Neighbors sit in front of the house that Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man now hospitalized in Texas, rented on 72nd SKD Boulevard during his stay in Liberia, in Morovia, Thursday Oct. 2, 2014.  (AP ... read more >>
New Nielsen Study Underscores Need for Diversity
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 02 October 2014
Nielsen's Cheryl Pearson-McNeil says Blacks are trendsetters. The most effective way for companies to connect with African Americans is by reflecting diversity in their advertisements and utilizing ... read more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes Suing Young Jeezy and Kendrick Lamar
Written by Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World 02 October 2014
Jeezy (left) with Kendrick Lamar Internationally-renwoned and universally-beloved Bishop T.D. Jakes is vowing to file a lawsuit against popular rapper Young Jeezy and singer Kendrick Lamar for sampling ... read more >>
CBC Joins Black Churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’ Campaign
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 25 September 2014
During a recent press conference at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Headquarters, Fudge, joined by Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and Donna ... read more >>
Detroit tells judge: We can't give away free water
Written by ED WHITE Associated Press 25 September 2014
Demeeko Williams, left, of the Detroit Water Brigade talks into a megaphone during a rally outside federal courthouse in Detroit, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. A hearing was held about a lawsuit that seeks ... read more >>
New iPhones run into software, bending complaints
Written by BRANDON BAILEY Associated Press 25 September 2014
Apple's newest iPhones ran into some glitches recently after users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is ... read more >>
Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits
Written by Associated Press 25 September 2014
This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. The Labor Department releases its weekly report ... read more >>
Congress releases war funds to fight Ebola
Written by ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press 25 September 2014
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, healthcare workers load a man suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus onto an ambulance in Kenema, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Sierra ... read more >>
Library of Congress Hosts Civil Rights Exhibit
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 18 September 2014
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, the Library of Congress has launched “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom,” an exhibition of rarely seen documents ... read more >>
Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy
Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press 18 September 2014
A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news ... read more >>
Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death
Written by ED WHITE Associated Press 18 September 2014
In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley, left, the mother of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones sits next to Aiyana's father Charles Jones in attorney Geoffrey Fieger's office in Southfield, Mich. A judge ... read more >>

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