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Cocaine Sentencing Disparities
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 August 2010
 Attorney General Eric HolderU.S. District Court Judge Terry Hatter, Jr.It had been established sometime ago that federal sentencing guidelines (a misnomer) has been used to incarcerate people of color ... read more >>
100 Years of Life: Dorothy Elizabeth Watson
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2010
 Dorothy Elizabeth WatsonDorothy Elizabeth Watson was born January 4, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois to Belle and James Lyle O'Neal. She was the third of eight children, all of whom preceded her in death. ... read more >>
Racial Profiling in Congress?
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 August 2010
 Congresswoman Maxine WatersCongressman Charles RangelThere are 42 members of the Congressional Black Caucus and at least eight of them have been investigated in the last year for alleged ethics violations. ... read more >>
Fashion Industry Stuck in the 1940’s
Written by Khadijah McCaskill (Intern) 29 July 2010
 Is the modeling industry still suffering from a lack of color?By Khadijah MccaskillSentinel InternIt's fashion week in New York City. Leggy models with smoky eyes and pouty lips sashay down the runway ... read more >>
Before They Die and Before We Forget
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) & Kaylee Davis (Intern) 29 July 2010
 Reggie Turner being interviewed by Sentinel StaffReggie Turner made the documentary on the Tulsa Race Riots to inform American about a pivotal turn in Black History.By Brian CarterSentinel Staff Writerand ... read more >>
Congressman Charles Rangel, A Legend Among Us
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 July 2010
 Congressman Charles RangelAs one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus, he has helped to make it 'the Conscience of Congress.'By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorCongressman ... read more >>
Shirley Sherrod: A Modern Day “Shero”
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 July 2010
 Ms. Shirley SherrodA Teachable Moment!By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorSince Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign (fired) from her post at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) because ... read more >>
DA Harris Kicks Off National Black Prosecutors Association Conference
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 July 2010
 San Francisco District Attorney, the Honorable Kamala Harris speaks to the National Black Prosecutors at their annual conference. Harris is a candidate to be the Attorney General of CaliforniaDA Harris ... read more >>
Alpha Phi Alpha Boycotts Arizona
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 July 2010
  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. General President Herman "Skip" Mason addresses members of the fraternity in Las Vegas, NV., instead of in Phoenix, AZ. The general convention was planned for Phoenix, ... read more >>
Wells Fargo Southern New Jersey President Promoted to EVP
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 July 2010
 Brenda Ross-DulanBrenda Ross-Dulan, the Southern New Jersey regional president for Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company, has been promoted to executive vice president within the company's corporate structure.Ross-Dulan ... read more >>
Racist Story Gets Black Woman Fired
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 22 July 2010
 Shirley SherrodIs this a case of reverse 'discrimination' or 'the chickens coming home to roost?'How ironic--a Black woman, who was an official in Georgia for the US Department of Agriculture, (USDA) ... read more >>
Speaking with Rev. Jesse Jackson
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 July 2010
 Rev. Jesse L. Jackson (Photo by Jasmyne Cannick)After spending decades fighting for social and economic justice, Rev. Jackson is uniquely qualified to speak out on the state of the nation's economy.By ... read more >>
NABJ Salutes “Dean” Clarence Waldron
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 15 July 2010
 Clarence WaldronAretha Franklin and Clarence WaldronBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterWhen your peers refer to you as "the dean of Black reporters in entertainment and the arts," it means you ... read more >>
Obama's Speech on Immigration Reform, A High Moment of Vision--Now Congress Must Act!
Written by Jesse Jackson SR. (Rainbow PUSH Coalition) 08 July 2010
Obama's Speech on Immigration Reform, A High Moment of Vision--Now Congress Must Act!In the wake of divisive and ill-conceived actions by states, President Obama delivered a much needed policy statement ... read more >>
Congresswoman Diane Watson Hosts Health Care Reform Bill Forum
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 July 2010
 Congresswoman Diane WatsonBy Jason LewisCongresswoman Diane Watson made efforts to inform the public about what health care reform means to them by hosting a forum at Good Samaritan Hospital this past ... read more >>
Will the USA Ever See a Female Head-of-State?
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 02 July 2010
 The U.S. has yet to see a woman ascend to leading this country.By Brian W. CarterSentinel Staff WriterThe United States of America has been one of the foremost countries to make bold and innovative ... read more >>
FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO ADDRESS NAACP 101st CONVENTION
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 July 2010
FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO ADDRESS NAACP 101st CONVENTION IN KANSAS CITYNAACP HEALTH AND CHILDHOOD OBESITY CAMPAIGN TO BE BOOSTED BY FIRST LADY VISIT First Lady Michelle Obama will address the NAACP's ... read more >>
In Washington, D.C.
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 July 2010
In Washington, D.C.Though the Senate and the Judiciary are co-equal branches of the government, how will these two events affect the President Obama's administration?By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing ... read more >>
Rainbow PUSH Coalition 39th Annual Conference
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 June 2010
 Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks during the opening session of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition 39th Annual Conference with NAACP President Ben Jealous, Professor Mark Lamont Hill, Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) ... read more >>
Gordy and Rangel Receive Black Press Award
Written by Joan H. Allen (NNPA Special Correspondent) 24 June 2010
 NNPA Convention Chair Cloves Campbell, Mistress of Ceremonies Michelle Miller; Motown icon, Berry Gordy receives Legacy of Excellence Award from NNPA Chairman Danny Bakewell. (Photo by Carole Geary.)Mistress ... read more >>
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 23 June 2010
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black PatriotsBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing Writer"Let it be said that the Negro soldier did his duty under the flag, whether that flag protected him or ... read more >>
Lee Statement on President's Address to the Nation on BP Oil Spill
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 June 2010
Lee Statement on President's Address to the Nation on BP Oil Spill  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement today after ... read more >>
The Impact of Sports on the Local Economy
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 June 2010
 (L to R) Assemblyman Charles Calderon, Chairman Make Davis, State Equalization Board Member Jerome HortonSentinel News ServiceLast Friday, Assemblymember Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles), chair of the State ... read more >>
2010 Consumer scorecard
Written by Charlene Crowell 10 June 2010
2010 Consumer scorecard: Payday Lending Still Nation's Most Abusive Small LoanBy Charlene CrowellNNPA Financial Writer(NNPA) - As Congress considers how best to reconcile differences in financial reform ... read more >>
U.S. Congressional Hearing Blasts Comcast
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 June 2010
(Left to right) Rep. Steve Cohen, Rep Maxine Waters, Chairman John Conyers, a staff assistant, Rep. Louie Gohmert and Rep. Judy Chu The Committee on the Judiciary conducted a four-hour hearing to hear ... read more >>

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