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Michelle Obama to mark 50th birthday
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press 16 January 2014
  In this Oct. 6, 2011, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama plays soccer on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, as part of a Let's Move! clinic. The nation’s first lady turns 50 ... read more >>
Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.9 Percent
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent 16 January 2014
Audience members hold signs appealing for jobs as they attend a Democratic news conference about extending unemployment insurance benefits which expired Dec. 28, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, on Capitol ... read more >>
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: Another Look
Written by Thandisizwe ChimurengaSentinel Contributing Writer 15 January 2014
January of each year we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In so doing, unfortunately, many of us have allowed media to present us with a caricature of Dr. King instead ... read more >>
The Trials of Muhammad Ali
Written by Ashahed M. MuhammadSpecial to the NNPA from The Final Call 09 January 2014
Ali family featured on the cover of Ebony magazine in 1969. One of the most recognizable figures on the Earth is Muhammad Ali. While many have heard his name and been told of his exploits in the ring, ... read more >>
12 Year-Old Launches His Own Fashion Line One Bow at a Time
Written by Taki S. Raton Special to the NNPA from The Milwaukee Courier 09 January 2014
Moziah Bridges Always impeccably styled in a button down, creased slacks and dress shoes, Moziah Bridges, after school pins patterns and sews stitches. As noted in a promotional descriptor, we can ... read more >>
Homelessness Increases in U.S.
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 09 January 2014
Torrance Moore, 46, right, prepares cardboard for bedding while setting up a tent on the sidewalk in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, Friday, March 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) The downturn in ... read more >>
Despite Website Improvements, Millions of Blacks Not Covered
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent 09 January 2014
Anton Gunn  (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the Obama administration makes strides to improve the functionality of HealthCare.gov, the flagship website for the Affordable ... read more >>
Girl declared brain dead moved to unnamed facility
Written by Terry Collins and Lisa Leff, Associated Press 09 January 2014
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President Obama Tells Clarence Aaron He Can Finally Go Home
Written by Cora Currier Special to the NNPA from ProPublica 09 January 2014
Clarence Aarons finally freed. President Barack Obama     President Obama has ordered an early release from prison for Clarence Aaron, who has spent 20  years there, hoping for mercy.   Aaron’s ... read more >>
2013: The Year of the Intern?
Written by Blair Hickman and Casey McDermott Special to the NNPA from ProPublica 09 January 2014
In this Oct. 23, 2013 photo, students wait in line at an internship job fair in Miami. (photo AP, Lynne Sladky)   Some might say internships received more scrutiny than ever in 2013. Here’s a ... read more >>
Federal Jury Acquits NOPD Officer
Written by Louisiana Weekly Staff 04 January 2014
  Former NOPD officer David Warren, the cop who killed an unarmed Henry Glover outside a Westbank strip mall just days after Hurricane Katrina and was sentenced to almost 26 years in 2010, was released ... read more >>
From Homeless to Howard
Written by Shannen Hill Sentinel Contributing Writer 04 January 2014
  James Ward, a Los Angeles native, grew up homeless, but conquered all odds and is currently attending Howard University. Imagine being 17-years-old and homeless. At an age when most are worried about ... read more >>
Activists, supporters ‘Rally for KJ’
Written by Starla Muhammad Special to the NNPA from the Final Call 03 January 2014
  Activists, organizers and supporters of Kendrick “KJ” Johnson and his family are continuing a push by the Johnson family, their attorneys and community to find out why and how the 17-year-old died. ... read more >>
Talks ordered in case of brain dead girl in Calif.
Written by Associated Press 03 January 2014
    This undated file photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. (Photo: AP) The hospital and Jahi's mother are locked in a harrowing clash over the girl's care. Children's ... read more >>
Remembering Oscar Grant
Written by Charlene Muhammad Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 December 2013
Oscar Grant's daughter Tatiana (L-R) Ryan Coogler, filmmaker and director of "Fruitvale Station" and Cephus "Uncle Bobby" Johnson, Grant's uncle, speaking to students at Berkeley International High ... read more >>
Pressure Continues to Build for Higher Minimum Wage
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 19 December 2013
    Demonstrators rally for better wages outside a McDonalds in Chicago, Thursday, Dec., 5, 2013. Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across ... read more >>
Obama Praises Mandela as ‘Great Liberator’
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 12 December 2013
President Barack Obama described Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first Black elected president, as “the last great liberator of the 20th century” and thanked the grieving nation for sharing their ... read more >>
Fisk Seeks Accreditation
Written by Special to the NNPA from the The Tennessee Tribune 06 December 2013
  Dr. H. James Williams, Fisk University President (File Photo) Fisk University President Dr. H. James Williams and a team of top Fisk administrators were set to visit Atlanta in early December to ... read more >>
FAST-FOOD STRIKES AIM AT 100 US CITIES
Written by Associated Press 06 December 2013
Demonstrators in support of fast food workers protest outside a McDonald's as they demand higher wages and the right to form a union without retaliation, Monday, July 29, 2013, in New York's Union Square. ... read more >>
Record Crowds Over Weekend, but Spending Declined
Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press 06 December 2013
  President Barack Obama, with daughters Sasha, center, and Malia, pays for his purchase at the local bookstore, Politics and Prose, in northwest Washington, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel ... read more >>
Marissa Alexander Hopes for Bond After Being Imprisoned Over Two Years
Written by D. Kevin McNeir Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 28 November 2013
    Marissa Alexander enters the courtroom for her bond hearing Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. Alexander is getting a new trial after a court overturned her 20-year prison sentence ... read more >>
The Big Lie, Thanksgiving Day, and Consumer Spending
Written by Saeed Shabazz Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 28 November 2013
  Retailers anticipate raking in billions from consumers during the holidays. Photo by Mgnonline Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November largely because of successful ... read more >>
Subtle Racism Damages Health
Written by Jazelle HuntNNPA Washington Correspondent 07 November 2013
Patrice Yursik, writer and founder of award-winning blog, Afrobella, does not appreciate common microaggression (Photo courtesy of Patrice Grell Yursik/Afrobella.com). “My office says my name, Rachel, ... read more >>
Sharpton demands profiling guarantee from Macy's
Written by Deepti Hajela Associated Press 07 November 2013
The Rev. Al Sharpton leaves Macy's flagship store, in New York, after a meeting with the CEO of Macy's to talk about racial profiling, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. It follows an incident in which a leading ... read more >>
Unemployment for Black Women at 4-Year Low
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 07 November 2013
National Urban League’s Valerie R. Wilson says Black women are still stuck in low-paying jobs. As job prospects for Whites and Black men have slowed or stalled completely, Black women continue to ... read more >>

 

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