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Bailout or Blackout?
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 02 October 2008
That is the $700-billion question facing African American lawmakers as negotiations resume in Congress Democrats and Republicans were not the only ones divided by a massive $700-billion bailout plan ... read more >>
Poll suggests race could cost Obama White House
Written by Associated Press 25 September 2008
Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of White Democrats harbor negative views toward ... read more >>
Reparations Crusader Decries Sharecropper Slavery: March on Washington Planned for October 24
Written by By Earnest McBride, Special to the NNPA from the Jackson Advocate 11 September 2008
Black slavery continued long after the Civil War under the guise of sharecropping and tenant farming, says a crusading California minister who has issued a call nationally for a four-day reparations ... read more >>
Home Search Questioned as Elderly Woman Says Police Ransacked Wrong House
Written by Bill Beene, Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 11 September 2008
Amid fumes of a federal investigation into the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and its towing scandal, an elderly woman and others protested Aug. 29 in North St. Louis, charging that city cops ... read more >>
Mayor Kilpatrick Makes Plea Deal; Resigns
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle 11 September 2008
Detroit’s youngest mayor is now the first to leave office in disgrace. In a plea deal made Sept. 4, Kilpatrick pled guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice, admitting to perjury during ... read more >>
Like Husband Michelle Obama’s Message Resonates
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 28 August 2008
The passionate delivery, the rich emotion describing a life forged in Chicago, the strong conviction showing America the common threads in their stories. It was a familiar yet powerful message that ... read more >>
The Next President?
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 28 August 2008
“This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning, ‘My country,’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, ... read more >>
Bernie Mac Dead at Age 50
Written by F.N. D\'ALESSIO, Associated Press 09 August 2008
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bernie Mac, the actor and comedian who teamed up in the casino heist caper "Ocean's Eleven" and gained a prestigious Peabody Award for his sitcom "The Bernie Mac ... read more >>
Howard University Kicks off $75 Million Fundraiser for New School of Communications
Written by La Risa Lynch, NNPA Special Correspondent 07 August 2008
Black Press to Occupy Wing in the Building Howard University has embarked upon an aggressive fund-raising campaign to raise $75 million to build a new home for the John H. Johnson School of Communications. ... read more >>
Global AIDS Epidemic Zeroes in on Black America
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 07 August 2008
Catastrophic statistics indicate a red warning zone MEXICO CITY - Phill Wilson, founder and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute of Los Angeles, wishes now that African Americans would have took the ... read more >>
Black Schools Neglected, Says Plaintiffs in DISD Lawsuit
Written by Gordon Jackson, Special to the NNPA from the Dallas Examiner 07 August 2008
For plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Dallas Independent School District, the question is not what the district trustees say they’re going to do, but more a matter of “What have you done ... read more >>
House’s Slavery Apology Rebuked, Called a ‘Stunt’
Written by Eric Mayes 07 August 2008
An official apology for slavery and Jim Crow from the U.S. House of Representatives provoked mixed emotions in Philadelphia last week. For J. Whyatt Mondesire, president of the Philadelphia Chapter ... read more >>
Investigators: Millions of Medicare Dollars at Risk Due to Poor Oversight of Medical Suppliers
Written by Hope Yen, Associated Press 07 August 2008
The government is putting millions of Medicare dollars at risk by authorizing fictitious sellers of wheelchairs, prosthetics and other medical supplies to submit reimbursement claims with only limited ... read more >>
Race-‘ism’ and Politics
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 August 2008
 Senator Barack Obama Senator John McCainAs the conventions, and indeed the election, draw near, the campaigns seem to get nastier and uglier Politics in the United States has always been ... read more >>
Bernie Mac Death Rumors Untrue
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 August 2008
UPDATE:  Read the Latest story about the Death of Bernie Mac Comedian Still Hospitalized CHICAGO - Rumors circulating about the supposed death of comedian Bernie Mac have been confirmed to be untrue. ... read more >>
More than 22,000 Veterans Sought Help from Suicide Hotline
Written by Katharine Euphrat, Associated Press 31 July 2008
More than 22,000 veterans have sought help from a special suicide hot line in its first year, and 1,221 suicides have been averted, the government says. According to a recent RAND Corp. study, roughly ... read more >>
Six Reaccreditations at Florida A&M
Written by Courtney Henderson, Special to the NNPA from the Capital Outlook 31 July 2008
It has been a year since Dr. James H. Ammons came to Florida A&M University and took over as president. Six degree programs at FAMU that were in trouble have now all been reaccredited under Ammons’ ... read more >>
Congressional Black Caucus Lauds Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 July 2008
Congresswoman Carolyn C. Kilpatrick (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) supports the formation of the Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change. “Climate change ... read more >>
Congress Expected to Pass Till Bill
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 24 July 2008
The United States Congress is expected to pass The Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, legislation that would authorize funding for the Justice department to hire investigators to solve civil ... read more >>
Rift Grows Between Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children, Climaxing with Recent Lawsuit
Written by Associated Press 24 July 2008
For years, they were the picture of solidarity: the four children of Martin Luther King Jr. carrying on the legacy of the civil rights icon. But a lawsuit over how their father’s estate is ... read more >>
McCain Received ‘Polite’ Reception After Twice Snubbing NAACP
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers 24 July 2008
“I am a candidate that seeks your vote and hopes to earn it,” Republican presidential nominee, Senator John McCain told members of the NAACP’s 99th convention July 16. “But whether ... read more >>
New baggy pants law in Chicago suburb
Written by Associated Press 24 July 2008
Can’t show more than 3 inches of underwear in public AP - Be careful if you have saggy pants in the south Chicago suburb of Lynwood. Village leaders have passed an ordinance that would levy ... read more >>
Amid Withdrawal Talk, Obama Expected to Meet with Commanders of Iraq War He Long Has Opposed
Written by Brian Murphy, Associated Press 24 July 2008
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s visit to Iraq for talks with commanders of a war he long opposed follows the prime minister’s apparent endorsement of his troop withdrawal plan ... read more >>
Mississippi Remains Most Obese State, CDC Reports
Written by Mike Stobbe, Associated Press 24 July 2008
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press The South tips the scales again as the nation’s fattest region, according to a new government survey. More than 30 percent of adults in Mississippi, Alabama ... read more >>
Sign of Katrina Fatigue? Storm Memorial Delayed
Written by John Moreno Gonzales, Associated Press 17 July 2008
Between acres of aboveground tombs that are this marshy city’s way to inter the dead, there is a strip of land that is an empty tribute to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Unknown to most in ... read more >>

 

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