Saturday, April 18, 2015
NAACP Mourns Passing of Jackson Mayor
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 06 March 2014
Chokwe Lumumba (Courtesy photo) NAACP interim President and CEO Lorraine C. Miller joined civil and political leaders across the country in mourning the death of Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. Lumumba, ... read more >>
Strength and Passion Guides BOA Executive Gail Lannoy
Written by Xavier Higgs Sentinel Contributing Writer 06 March 2014
Gail Lannoy is a wife and mother at home and women advocate in community Gail Lannoy, Community Development Banking West Region Market Executive, Bank of America Los Angeles catapulted her profile ... read more >>
Black History Month Finds African-Americans' Optimism on the Rise
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
MassMutual Study Reveals Positive Steps to Help Overcome Remaining Financial Challenges    As the country wrapped up Black History Month celebrations, a recently released study showed that African-Americans ... read more >>
Obesity Rates on the Decline Among Young Children
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined First Lady Michelle Obama in Des Moines, IA, to kick off a nationwide tour celebrating the second anniversary of "Let’s Move!" They were joined by fitness ... read more >>
Black and Brown Inmates Herded into Private Prisons
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 06 March 2014
Orleans Parish Prison in New Orleans (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same ... read more >>
Obama Tries to Add Substance to Male Initiative
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 06 March 2014
President Obama Outlines Plan to Uplift Black Boys (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) No one had seen President Obama more emotional than last week when he announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new ... read more >>
Photos: Black Firsts in Comics
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 March 2014
Comics are definitely blockbuster hits that are here to stay but the material is much older and filled with Black Firsts. Comic book-based films are set to hit theaters as early as April with Marvel’s ... read more >>
Photos: Trailblazin' Models
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 March 2014
Black models have contributed greatly to the industry even though it hasn’t been an easy road. Fashion is one of the largest markets in the world responsible for selling everything from clothing and ... read more >>
Holder Endorses Voting Rights for Returning Citizens
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 20 February 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that laws prohibiting returning citizens from voting even after they serve their sentences are wrong. “By perpetuating the ... read more >>
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
DIDN’T SHOOT TO KILL--In this photo provided by the Pulaski County, Ark., Sheriff is of Willie Noble, 48, of Little Rock, who is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old ... read more >>
Ole Miss Alumni Offer Reward For Info On Noose On Statue
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
The statue of James Meredith on the campus of University of Mississippi. (AP photo) The FBI on Tuesday February 18 was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi ... read more >>
Jordan Davis Killer Convicted of Attempted Murder
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
Denise Hunt tears up as she finds out the jury is deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge for Michael Dunn outside of the Duval County Courthouse as jury deliberations enter the fourth day on Saturday, ... read more >>
Young, Gifted & Black Series: 4 Year-Old’s IQ in the Top 1 Percent of the World’s Population
Written by Taki S. Raton Special to the NNPA from The Milwaukee Courier 20 February 2014
Anala Beevers What young person do you know under the age of five who never leaves home without a map of America in their book bag; who would rather learn how to count to ten in Spanish over memorizing ... read more >>
Financial Marketplace Pressed to be More Inclusive
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 20 February 2014
NEW YORK (NNPA) – After people of color were excluded last year from the two largest bond issuance deals in history –Verizon Communications, which sold $49 billion of debt, and Apple, Inc., which sold ... read more >>
50 Years after The Civil Rights Act: The Unfinished Agenda for Economic Justice
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. speaks at the 17th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit Rev. Jesse Jackson & RainbowPUSH Close The Wall Street Project  Economic Summit with an Even Stronger ... read more >>
Black Learning Spotlight: Xavier University
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer 20 February 2014
The HBCU offers and has some of the best opportunities for prospective Black students in the nation. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Xavier was founded by Saint Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of ... read more >>
White House Names Dillard Student a 2014 HBCU All-Star
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
Dillard University student Nicole Tinson, Los Angeles, Calif. was one of 75 students nationwide to be recognized by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs) ... read more >>
Budget Office: Wage Hike Would Lift Pay, Cost Jobs
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
This Feb. 12, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama signing an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. ... read more >>
Not Enough Blacks Staying in HIV Treatment Programs
Written by Freddie AllenNNPA Washington Correspondent 13 February 2014
Phill Wilson says no one cares about HIV-infected Blacks more than other Blacks (Photo by Freddie Allen) Even though Blacks get tested for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), the virus that causes ... read more >>
Bernice King Opposes Brothers to ‘Protect the Legacy’
Written by Kenya King Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World 13 February 2014
  Bernice King (center) speaks at church service in Atlanta, Georgia. (Courtesy Photo) Nobel Peace Prize and Sacred Bible at Risk Intrepidly stepping into her father’s role and speaking on his ... read more >>
Black Unemployment Rises to 12.1 percent
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 13 February 2014
 Rep. John Conyers wants emphasis on job creation (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) The Black unemployment rate increased from 11.9 percent in December to 12.1 percent in January, according the Department ... read more >>
Celebrating Black History Love Affairs: A Tribute to the Special Valentines
Written by Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer and Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 13 February 2014
Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher When Herbert Fisher married Zelmyra on May 13, 1924, he had no idea the Guinness Book of World Records would certify them as the oldest living African American couple 84 years ... read more >>
Report: Child Poverty in U.S. Escalating
Written by Margaret Summers Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 13 February 2014
  Although food stamps can only be used to purchase food, the GOP believes food stamps create welfare dependency. (Courtesy photo)   One of five children in the U.S. lives in poverty, according ... read more >>
Written by Associated Press 13 February 2014
Olivia Culbreath   DIAMOND BAR, Calif. -- Four members of a family were killed in a wrong-way freeway crash in California that also took the lives of two other people, including the sister of a woman ... read more >>
New Report: 2013 A Record-Breaking for Exonerations
Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 13 February 2014
    Last year was record-breaking for exonerations of innocent people convicted of crimes in the United States, a new report indicates.   The report, “Exonerations in 2013,” was released Feb. ... read more >>

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