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Maryland Elects First Black Woman to Congress
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 June 2008
LANHAM, MD. - Democratic lawyer and non-profit executive Donna Edwards won a special election Tuesday to become Maryland’s first black woman elected to Congress. Edwards beat Republican Peter James ... read more >>
Zimbabwe Elections Take High Human Toll
Written by Angus Shaw, Associated Press 26 June 2008
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Sunday that his decision to withdraw from this week’s presidential runoff was motivated by the “orgy of violence” including rape, torture, murder ... read more >>
NAACP Opens Fire on State University’s All-White Cabinet
Written by NNPA via the Richmond Free Press 26 June 2008
The Virginia NAACP is demanding that Virginia Commonwealth “diversify” its all-White cabinet with “all due speed.” In a press release faxed to the Free Press on Tuesday evening, ... read more >>

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Soul Train Franchise Sold
Written by Stephanie Frederic 19 June 2008
Soul Train may not have reached the end of the line after all, It was confirmed this week that Don Cornelius, the founder of the hit TV show, has sold the franchise to a production company called, ... read more >>
The Power of the Youth
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 19 June 2008
Why the 18-35 year old voting demographic matters more than ever By Niele Anderson Sentinel Religion Editor By Evan Barnes Sentinel Staff Writer Each generation has events that force them to be actively ... read more >>
The Black AIDS Crisis - Time to Turn Words into Action
Written by Phill Wilson 19 June 2008
Black America’s response to the AIDS crisis is finally gaining momentum. More Black people than ever before know someone with HIV/AIDS and/or are talking about it. In light of this progress, it ... read more >>
Washington University Recognizes World Sickle Cell Expert
Written by Sandra Jordan 19 June 2008
St. Louis native Michael R. DeBaun, a renowned physician at Children’s Hospital St. Louis, was recently named the first Ferring Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer and Related Disorders at Washington ... read more >>
James Byrd Family Says, ‘We Will Never Forget’ on 10th Anniversary of Dragging Death
Written by Gordon Jackson 12 June 2008
Last week, a small east Texas town comes to a moment of truth and close evaluation, whether it wants to or not or whether it deserves such nationwide scrutiny or not. Nevertheless, activities that took ... read more >>
Federal Courts Reduce Sentences in Crack Cocaine Cases
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 June 2008
Since 1986, Congress has mandated that the federal courts impose significantly longer sentences when defendants are convicted of trafficking in crack cocaine as compared to powder cocaine. If a defendant ... read more >>
Tomatoes Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
Written by City News Service 12 June 2008
CNS - Yes we have no tomatoes today.’’ That was the message at many Southland fast food restaurants after a nationwide outbreak of salmonella poisoning was linked to certain types of raw ... read more >>
Healthcare Crisis Looms
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 June 2008
Critics claim that the recent purchase of Centinela Hospital needs as much care as the patients in and out do Health care is one of the burning issues being discussed in the presidential primaries along ... read more >>
Three Philly Police Officers Face Criminal Charges in Separate Beatings
Written by Larry Miller, Special to NNPA 05 June 2008
Three Philadelphia police officers were called to face criminal charges last week in separate and unrelated incidents, where those who carry a badge were accused of crossing the line. Two of those officers, ... read more >>
Action Against Oil Prices: SCLC Leads National Boycott as ExxonMobil Gets $40 Billion Payday
Written by Gordon Jackson, Special to NNPA 05 June 2008
Protestors, which included both national and local officers from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, joined forces with environmentalists and even some shareholders, lambasting oil giant ExxonMobil, ... read more >>
Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer Bo Diddley dies of heart failure
Written by Associated Press 05 June 2008
AP - Bo Diddley, the musical pioneer whose songs, such as “Who Do You Love?” and “Bo Diddley,” melded rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll through a distinctive thumping ... read more >>
America Believes in Change
Written by Kenneth Miller, Yussuf Simmonds, Even Barnes 04 June 2008
Obama’s Primary Victory in Montana – Photographer: Scott Olson/Staff / Collection: Getty Images NewsWith the Florida/Michigan matter resolved, Barack Obama becomes the first African American ... read more >>
Obama Clinches Nomination; Clinton Seeks VP Spot
Written by TOM RAUM and NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press 03 June 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois sealed the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, a historic step toward his once-improbable goal of becoming the nation's first black ... read more >>
Former News Exec, 35, is Picked to Lead NAACP
Written by Associated Press 22 May 2008
By Errin Haines and Ben Nuckols Associated Press The NAACP chose 35-year-old activist and former news executive Ben Jealous as its president Saturday, making him the youngest leader in the 99-year ... read more >>
Huckabee quips about gun aimed at Obama
Written by Associated Press 16 May 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Republican Mike Huckabee responded to an offstage noise during his speech to the National Rifle Association by suggesting it was Barack Obama diving to the floor because someone had ... read more >>
Is it Finally Over?
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 May 2008
After crushing Sen. Hillary Clinton in North Carolina and narrowly losing a hard fought battle in Indiana, leading Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama has left his last standing opponent ... read more >>
Sharpton Vows to ‘Close this City’ After Officer Acquittals
Written by Verena Dobnik 01 May 2008
Hundreds of angry people marched through Harlem on Saturday after the Rev. Al Sharpton promised to “close the city down” to protest the acquittals of three police detectives in the 50-shot ... read more >>
Few States Allow Overseas Troops to Vote by E-mail
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2008
AP - U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan can speak to their families by Web camera and fight insurgents using sophisticated electronic warfare. Yet when it comes to voting, most troops are stuck in ... read more >>
NYPD Officers Cleared in Killing; Rights Leaders Want Probe
Written by TOM HAYS, Associated Press 25 April 2008
Civil rights leaders demanded a federal investigation and vowed to march through the streets in protest after three police officers were cleared of all charges Friday in the killing of an unarmed man ... read more >>

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Detroit Mayor Pleads Not Guilty and Plans To Fight Charges
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 25 March 2008
Surrounded by his legal team Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick listens to Magistrate Steve Lockhart at 36th District Court in downtown Detroit on Tuesday March 25, 2008. (ERIC SEALS/DFP) Kwame Kilpatrick ... read more >>
Detroit Mayor, Former Aide, Charged With Perjury, Mayor's Lawyer Says Will Be Exonerated
Written by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press 24 March 2008
DETROIT (AP) -- Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was charged with perjury and other offenses Monday - and got a stern lecture about the importance of telling the truth - after a trove of raunchy text messages contradicted ... read more >>
New York’s First Black Governor
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 March 2008
David A. Paterson has ascended to the governorship of New York to become the first African American of the Empire State and the second presently in the nation. David Alexander Paterson was sworn in as ... read more >>

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