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Dr. Maya Angelou Forever Remembered with Postal Stamp
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 09 April 2015
(courtesy photo) A spirited pledge of allegiance presented by the Crenshaw High School girls color guard, a soulful rendition of The Black National Anthem by singer/actor Terron Brooks and fitting ... read more >>
Jailed Atlanta Educators Await Fate in Cheating Scandal
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 08 April 2015
A group of former educators in Atlanta convicted in a widespread test cheating scandal now await their fates behind bars. Eleven defendants were convicted of racketeering and other charges April 1 in ... read more >>
Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal Worried About His Health
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 08 April 2015
At Final Call presstime supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal said the 60 year old had been hospitalized March 30 for a medical emergency.  According to reports Mr. Abu-Jamal was rushed from the State Correctional ... read more >>
Black Fraternity, Police Officer Face Million-Dollar Lawsuit
Written by Khari Arnold, Special to NNPA from Howard University News Service 08 April 2015
WASHINGTON – Kappa Alpha Psi, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious black fraternities is facing multi-million dollar lawsuits for hazing, the latest by a 45-year-old Washington man who ... read more >>
Supporters of Man Who Filmed Death of Eric Garner by Cops Fears for His Life
Written by Brian E. Muhammad,Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 08 April 2015
Eric Garner and his wife Esaw Garner Activists’ question why Eric Garner, a husband and grandfather, is murdered by New York police in broad daylight on video tape and the only person incarcerated ... read more >>
Hezekiah Walker Honored with NNPA Torch Award
Written by Elaina Johnson Howard University News Service 02 April 2015
 (Hezekiah Walker)  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Grammy Award-winning artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker can add the 2015 Torch Award for religion to his list of accomplishments as a gospel music artist and ... read more >>
Rethinking the Recognition of Doris Miller
Written by Marsha Rose Joyner Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 02 April 2015
(Courtesy photo) First in a series. Doris “Dorie” Miller, and hundreds of other messmen who were serving breakfast that morning, never dreamed that day in 1941, was the time for them to be heroes. ... read more >>
Broader Hiring Practices for Ex-Offenders Receive Bipartisan Support Wade Henderson deplores "overcriminalization" of Blacks.
Written by Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent 02 April 2015
  Wade Henderson deplores “overcriminalization” of Blacks.     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the economy recovers and violent crime hits 30-year lows, lawmakers continue to trade in their tough ... read more >>
Banking Exec Earned his Money
Written by Jordan Shanks NNPA Intern 02 April 2015
Doyle Mitchell received NNPA Torch Award for Business (Photo by Worsom Robinson)    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many professionals, the road to success starts with humble beginnings. Because B. Doyle ... read more >>
Jackie Hampton Left Corporate America for Black Press
Written by Beunkka Davis and Anissa Pierre NNPA Interns 02 April 2015
Jackie Hampton at Black Press Week (Photo by Worsom Robinson)     WASHINGTON – Many African Americans begin their career at Black businesses and move own to better-paying jobs in Corporate America. ... read more >>
Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 02 April 2015
 NNPA Newsmaker of the Year award goes to Attorney Ben Crump (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing ... read more >>
Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'
Written by Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press 02 April 2015
First Lady Michelle Obama, left, waves while standing on stage with Making A Difference award winners, from left, Kaya Thomas, Chental-Song Bembry and Gabrielle Jordan during a taping of the Black Girls ... read more >>
US Files Appeal of Judge's Hold on Immigration Action
Written by Danielle Cralle 01 April 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action.  The 69-page brief was filed ... read more >>
Feds Charge U. of Mississippi Student in Noose Incident
Written by Special to the NPAA from Washington Informer 01 April 2015
Federal authorities announced Friday that a man has been charged with civil rights crimes for placing a noose around the neck of a statue of the University of Mississippi’s first black student.  Graeme ... read more >>
4 Journalists Arrested During Ferguson Protests Sue Police
Written by Jim Suhr, Associated Press 01 April 2015
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four journalists arrested during last summer's Ferguson protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its ... read more >>
Obama announces $240M in new pledges for STEM education
Written by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press 27 March 2015
President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math. At the White House ... read more >>
Arnwine Resigns as Head of Lawyers’ Committee
Written by George E. Curry, NPAA Editor-in-Chief 26 March 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Barbara R. Arnwine does not back down from a fight. After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a series of rulings that limited the rights of employees to sue their employers for discrimination, ... read more >>
April Ryan, Political Lion
Written by Kam Williams, Contributing Writer 26 March 2015
“The Presidency in Black and White”  (Christy Bowe, Image Catcher News) April D. Ryan is a veteran journalist who has been a White House correspondent for the past 18 years. She also serves ... read more >>
Welfare Reform Garnered for Black Women a Hard Time and a Bad Name
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 26 March 2015
Barbara Williams called the "Queen of Welfare" This is the third in a series of articles about laws that have significantly impacted Black women in America.  On Aug. 22, 1996, then-U.S. President ... read more >>
Republican Budget Would Shred Safety Net
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 26 March 2015
House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Republican House budget will shred the social safety net designed to protect the most vulnerable citizens, severely cutting ... read more >>
NATIONAL BLACK PROGRAMMING CONSORTIUM SELECTS EIGHT FOR INCUBATOR
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2015
As part of its NBPC 360 initiative, eight producing teams to compete for up to $150,000 in development funds for their TV, web series pilots Out of a field of 163 applicants, National Black Programming ... read more >>
Giuliani Supporting Loretta Lynch Nomination
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 26 March 2015
 AG Nominee Loretta Lynch (White House Photo by Pete Souza) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In recent weeks, Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, claimed that President Barack Obama didn’t love ... read more >>
5 Years Later Obama Care Measured: The Affordable Care Act Still Has Work to Do
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 26 March 2015
Signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, the law established minimum standards for health insurance; created market "exchanges" for people and small businesses to buy polices; expanded Medicaid ... read more >>
NUL Report: Black America Remains in Crisis
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 26 March 2015
Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League,. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)  WASHINGTON (NPA) – When it comes to the equality in America, a new report by the National Urban League ... read more >>
Trial set for videographer arrested covering Ferguson
Written by Jim Salter and Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press 26 March 2015
Freelance journalist Mary Moore poses for a portrait before entering Ferguson Municipal Court Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Moore was charged with municipal violations after an arrest on ... read more >>

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