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Pressure Continues to Build for Higher Minimum Wage
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 19 December 2013
    Demonstrators rally for better wages outside a McDonalds in Chicago, Thursday, Dec., 5, 2013. Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across ... read more >>
Obama Praises Mandela as ‘Great Liberator’
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 12 December 2013
President Barack Obama described Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first Black elected president, as “the last great liberator of the 20th century” and thanked the grieving nation for sharing their ... read more >>
Fisk Seeks Accreditation
Written by Special to the NNPA from the The Tennessee Tribune 06 December 2013
  Dr. H. James Williams, Fisk University President (File Photo) Fisk University President Dr. H. James Williams and a team of top Fisk administrators were set to visit Atlanta in early December to ... read more >>
FAST-FOOD STRIKES AIM AT 100 US CITIES
Written by Associated Press 06 December 2013
Demonstrators in support of fast food workers protest outside a McDonald's as they demand higher wages and the right to form a union without retaliation, Monday, July 29, 2013, in New York's Union Square. ... read more >>
Record Crowds Over Weekend, but Spending Declined
Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press 06 December 2013
  President Barack Obama, with daughters Sasha, center, and Malia, pays for his purchase at the local bookstore, Politics and Prose, in northwest Washington, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel ... read more >>
Marissa Alexander Hopes for Bond After Being Imprisoned Over Two Years
Written by D. Kevin McNeir Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 28 November 2013
    Marissa Alexander enters the courtroom for her bond hearing Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. Alexander is getting a new trial after a court overturned her 20-year prison sentence ... read more >>
The Big Lie, Thanksgiving Day, and Consumer Spending
Written by Saeed Shabazz Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 28 November 2013
  Retailers anticipate raking in billions from consumers during the holidays. Photo by Mgnonline Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November largely because of successful ... read more >>
Subtle Racism Damages Health
Written by Jazelle HuntNNPA Washington Correspondent 07 November 2013
Patrice Yursik, writer and founder of award-winning blog, Afrobella, does not appreciate common microaggression (Photo courtesy of Patrice Grell Yursik/Afrobella.com). “My office says my name, Rachel, ... read more >>
Sharpton demands profiling guarantee from Macy's
Written by Deepti Hajela Associated Press 07 November 2013
The Rev. Al Sharpton leaves Macy's flagship store, in New York, after a meeting with the CEO of Macy's to talk about racial profiling, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. It follows an incident in which a leading ... read more >>
Unemployment for Black Women at 4-Year Low
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 07 November 2013
National Urban League’s Valerie R. Wilson says Black women are still stuck in low-paying jobs. As job prospects for Whites and Black men have slowed or stalled completely, Black women continue to ... read more >>
Racing’s New Pole Position
Written by Edward Rice, IIISentinel Contributing Writer 31 October 2013
Wallace celebrates his victory Saturday October 26 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia (photo courtesy of Toyota Racing) At the age of 20, Darrell Wallace Jr. has only been licensed to drive in his ... read more >>
Health Insurance Website Stumbles on Launch
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 31 October 2013
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, right, visits a math classroom at Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in Brooklyn borough of New York, ... read more >>
Black Clergy Push 'Obamacare' Enrollment as Glitches Get Fixed
Written by Hazel Trice Edney 24 October 2013
  Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner and Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian are among 14 leading Black preachers who sent a letter to the President recently,  assuring they will organize and ... read more >>
Obama Designates Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith as Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 24 October 2013
Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith Recently, President Obama announced that he has designated Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith to be the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. “I am proud ... read more >>
Black Farmers Finally Collect in $1.2 Billion in Discrimination Case
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 24 October 2013
President Barack Obama signs the Claims Resolution Act of 2010, which settles long-standing lawsuits by African American farmers and Native Americans against the federal government, in the Eisenhower ... read more >>
Bethune-Cookman Gets a New President – and his Wife
Written by James Harper Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier 17 October 2013
Bethune-Cookman University President Edison and Mrs. Jackson. (Courtesy Photo) Florence Jackson has no problem with being known as the woman who stands by her man. The new first lady of Bethune-Cookman ... read more >>
Gates Unlocked: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The “The African Americans” Interview
Written by Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer 17 October 2013
Harvard University Professor Henry "Skip" Gates, Jr., during a book signing moments before the screening of a segment of the Spike Lee documentary called "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," ... read more >>
Former SEIU Leader Tyrone Freeman to Serve 3 Years in Prison, Is it enough?
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 12 October 2013
Tyrone Freeman former President of SEIU has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for profiting from his low-income members to finance a wealthy lifestyle. Freeman a pillar of the community ... read more >>
Chevy Chase Bank to Pay Minority Borrowers $2.85 Millio
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 11 October 2013
Chevy Chase Bank agreed to pay $2.85 million to Black and Latino borrowers, following allegations of discriminatory home lending practices. The Maryland-based bank joins Wells Fargo and Bank of America ... read more >>
Obamacare: Facts and Opportunities for South L.A.
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga Sentinel Contributing Writer 04 October 2013
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and people who support the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law, speaks in the Rose Garden ... read more >>
The First Lady Urges Americans to Sign Up for Obamacare
Written by Michelle Obama Special to the Sentinel 03 October 2013
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a luncheon at The Studio Museum of Harlem Tuesday Sept. 24, 2013 in New York. The first lady hosted the event for spouses of chiefs of state and heads of ... read more >>
Obama Reignites Push for Gun Legislation
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 26 September 2013
President Barack Obama at the United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) In the wake of high-profile gun violence in the nation’s capital and  Chicago, ... read more >>
Obama: To honor victims, we 'have to change'
Written by JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press 26 September 2013
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend a memorial service for the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting at Marine Barracks Washington Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. A gunman killed ... read more >>
The Black Women's Agenda Honors Five Agents Of Change At 36th Annual Symposium & Awards Luncheon
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 26 September 2013
Black Women's Agenda Honors Five & Inducts Congresswomen as Honorary Members - As part of its 36th Annual Symposium held in Washington, DC, The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. (BWA) welcomed several ... read more >>
Black Media Slighted as Spending Power Exceeds $1Trillion
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 26 September 2013
Neilsen Senior Vice President Cheryl Pearson-McNeil says Black consumers should invest in companies that invest in them. {NNPA Photo by Ann Ragland) The study, “Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: ... read more >>

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