Freddie Gray’s Family Lauds Mosby Decision to Charge Officers
Written by Dorothy Rowley, Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer 07 May 2015
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced May 1 that six police officers have been charged in the April death of Freddie Gray, the black man who died while in policy custody. The family ... read more >>
Justice Not Delayed in Baltimore
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief 07 May 2015
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore, Md., speaks to a staffer during a swearing in ceremony earlier this year. (Courtesy Photo/Office of the Mayor) NEWS ANALYSIS Three extremely qualified ... read more >>
USC Black Actors Union hosts Diversity Initiative Showcase
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 07 May 2015
Panelists from left to right Trey Haley, Veronica Nichols, Mimi Mayer, Shawn Brogan, Lisa London, Charles Stone III, Erich Smith, and Geno Brooks. Pictured from left to right Trey Haley, Veronica ... read more >>
Blacks Lag in Accessing High-Speed Internet
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 07 May 2015
Free community-based computer classes are often underfunded small-scale operations, which contributes to the digital divide. (DC Central Kitchen/Flickr/CC BY 2.0) As education, jobs, and the national ... read more >>
Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president
Written by STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW, Associated Press 07 May 2015
  This March 8, 2014, file photo shows Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, ... read more >>
Bank of America Exec Found Success Through Commitment to Service
Written by Danielle Cralle Staff Writer 06 May 2015
    Gwen Givens-Jones’ journey to success is unique. She’s worked at Bank of America for 34 years, starting as a teller and working her way up to branch manager, preferred banker, and consumer ... read more >>
Obama aide, Baltimore native says worst may be over
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2015
FILE - In this March 6, 2015, file photo, Assistant to the President and chair of the My Brother’s Keeper task force Broderick Johnson listens as President Barack Obama participates in a town-hall ... read more >>
A look at the 6 officers charged in Freddie Gray's death
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2015
  AP Photo/Alex Brandon Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, speaks during a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore. Mosby announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended ... read more >>
Sentences cut for 3 ex-educators in Atlanta cheating scandal
Written by KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press 01 May 2015
Former Atlanta public school educators Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael Pitts and their attorneys wait as Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter holds a re-sentencing hearing ... read more >>
Judge sets July trial for Suge Knight's murder case
Written by ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press 01 May 2015
In this March 9, 2015 file photo, attorney Mathew Fletcher, left, talks with his client Marion "Suge" Knight upon his arrival in court for a hearing about evidence in his murder case, in Los Angeles, ... read more >>
Harbaugh, Lewis, Ravens visit schools in riot-torn Baltimore
Written by DAVID GINSBURG Associated Press 01 May 2015
Ravens coaFormer Baltimore Ravens NFL football player Ray Lewis hugs 17-year-old Azariah Bratton-Bey Jr., a senior running back on Frederick Douglass High's football team, during a visit to the school ... read more >>
Family of man slain by police on Skid Row files $20M claim
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2015
This February 2000 photo provided by Ventura County Sheriff's Office shows Charley Saturmin Robinet, aka, Charly Leundeu Keunang, after his arrest for robbery. Keunang was killed Sunday, March 1, 2015, ... read more >>
Black mothers wonder if their lost babies are still alive
Written by Jim Salter, Associated Press 01 May 2015
In this April 29, 2015 photo, Zella Jackson Price poses for a photo at her attorney’s office in Clayton, Mo. Eighteen black women who were told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth ... read more >>
Illinois poised to clear last hurdles for Obama library
Written by SOPHIA TAREEN and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press 01 May 2015
President Barack Obama speaks at Anacostia Library in Washington, Thursday, April 30, 2015, as he participates in a live "virtual field trip" with middle school students to announce two initiatives ... read more >>
White House: Facilitating ransom not the same as paying
Written by NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press 01 May 2015
Despite a U.S. ban on ransom payments to terrorists, the White House said Thursday that federal officials helping to facilitate a payment is not the same as actually paying a ransom. White House press ... read more >>
Scores more women, girls freed in Nigeria from Boko Haram
Written by HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press 01 May 2015
In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Nigerian Soldiers man a check point in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says it is moving 200 girls and 93 ... read more >>
On 10th Anniversary, Two Events Pay Tribute to 
Black Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
L to r) LAX police officer Mike Dear, Officer Rupert Staine, Mr. Scott, father of Tommy Scott, Officer Julio Aparicio, Officer Marshall McClain LAX police officer Mike Dear, Officer Rupert Staine, ... read more >>
Edo National Association Worldwide hosts Council of Presidents Meeting
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 01 May 2015
Presidents from across the country gathered at LAX'S Concourse Hotel for their Council of Presidents Meeting (All photos by Prince Victor Ehue) The Nigerian based organization plans for their fall ... read more >>
Forgiving For Living 2015 PLUS Awards
Written by Wendy Gladney Dean 01 May 2015
Forgiving For Living, Inc. (www.forgivingforliving.org) celebrated with close to 200 people for their 8th Annual PLUS Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 18th.  The 2015 Community Honorees included ... read more >>
LeadersUp, Mayor Garcetti Launch Youth Jobs Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
Mayor Eric Garcetti   LeadersUp, a business-driven solution to chronic youth unemployment, is launching its innovative “Future at Work” coalition in Los Angeles, together with Mayor Eric Garcetti ... read more >>
West Basin Completes Ocean Friendly Garden at Culver City High School
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
(From L to R): Medha Paliwal, West Basin Public Information Specialist; Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City Mayor; Scott A. Houston, West Basin Director; Evan Dumas, Culver City High School Senior; Dr. Lisa ... read more >>
Keeping His Mother’s Memory through Music and Education
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
“I learned how to play the drums so my mom can hear me in heaven”    Alonzo Wooten walks out of his last period at Manual Arts High School in South Los Angeles straps on his bass drum and joins ... read more >>
New Nigerian Buharism and Democracy
Written by George Onourah, Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 01 May 2015
Rally for Chibok girls in New York (Khori Atkins/New York Amsterdam News) Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has turned a new page and heralds a new dawn with her March 28 presidential election ... read more >>
Child Slavery Active in Haiti
Written by Dinkinish O’Connor, Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 01 May 2015
Some Haitian children work for their keep but sometimes are abused, a panel revealed In Haiti, a 9-year-old girl leaves her poor village to work as a domestic worker for a family in Port-au-Prince, ... read more >>
Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote By
Written by MOHAMED OSMAN, Associated Press 01 May 2015
  President Omar al-Bashir raises his arm as his supporters cheer at his victory speech after he won the presidential election at the National Congress Party headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, ... read more >>

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