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Obama to Headline NAN’s Annual Convention
Written by Sentinel News Services 27 March 2014
Obama and Sharpton at National Action Network’s 2011 annual convention (AP photo)   U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ... read more >>
Parents of Hadiya Pendleton ‘Still Mourning’
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA National Correspondent 27 March 2014
Nathaniel A. Pendleton, Sr., father of Hadiya Pendleton, speaks about about daughter’s death as his wife, Cleopatra, looks on (NNPA Photo by Roy Lewis).    After a long day of travelling, ... read more >>
From NNPA to NAACP to Silicon Valley - Ben Jealous Still Pushing Technology for Equality
Written by Hazel Trice Edney 27 March 2014
Former NAACP President Ben Jealous, seen here leading a protest, is now fighting for racial justice in a new way.   Benjamin Todd Jealous, the former NAACP president, who has weaved a career through ... read more >>
Women’s History Month: A Look at the First Lady
Written by Princess Manasseh 20 March 2014
LIVING HISTORY: From the South Side of Chicago First lady Michelle Obama has risen to soaring heights.  Her journey to the top is an inspiring one AP Photo First Lady Michelle Obama an inspirational ... read more >>
Sharpton Leads March Over 'Stand Your Ground' Law
Written by KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press 13 March 2014
The Rev. Al Sharpton led hundreds of people on a march Monday March 10 to the state Capitol, where they rallied against Florida's "stand your ground" law. Sharpton called Florida "ground zero" for the ... read more >>
Mom who drove kids into ocean faces charges
Written by Associated Press 13 March 2014
This booking photo released by the Volusia (Fla.) County Division of Corrections shows Ebony Wilkerson. Wilkerson, accused of driving a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean ... read more >>
Baby Recovers from HIV Infection
Written by City News Service 13 March 2014
Highly aggressive three-drug treatment gets rid of virus 30 hours after birth   A baby born with HIV at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach nine months ago immediately received highly ... read more >>
King daughter asks brothers to reconsider MLK sale
Written by KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press 13 March 2014
Bernice King on Thursday  March 6 urged her brothers to search their consciences and reconsider their plan to sell the civil rights icon's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.    The daughter of Martin ... read more >>
Obama Appoints Urban League’s Morial to Financial Advisory Council
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 06 March 2014
National Urban League President Marc H. Morial Obama Appoints Urban League’s Morial to Financial Advisory Council President Obama appointed Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, to ... read more >>
NAACP Mourns Passing of Jackson Mayor
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 06 March 2014
Chokwe Lumumba (Courtesy photo) NAACP interim President and CEO Lorraine C. Miller joined civil and political leaders across the country in mourning the death of Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. Lumumba, ... read more >>
Strength and Passion Guides BOA Executive Gail Lannoy
Written by Xavier Higgs Sentinel Contributing Writer 06 March 2014
Gail Lannoy is a wife and mother at home and women advocate in community Gail Lannoy, Community Development Banking West Region Market Executive, Bank of America Los Angeles catapulted her profile ... read more >>
Black History Month Finds African-Americans' Optimism on the Rise
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
MassMutual Study Reveals Positive Steps to Help Overcome Remaining Financial Challenges    As the country wrapped up Black History Month celebrations, a recently released study showed that African-Americans ... read more >>
Obesity Rates on the Decline Among Young Children
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2014
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined First Lady Michelle Obama in Des Moines, IA, to kick off a nationwide tour celebrating the second anniversary of "Let’s Move!" They were joined by fitness ... read more >>
Black and Brown Inmates Herded into Private Prisons
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 06 March 2014
Orleans Parish Prison in New Orleans (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same ... read more >>
Obama Tries to Add Substance to Male Initiative
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 06 March 2014
President Obama Outlines Plan to Uplift Black Boys (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) No one had seen President Obama more emotional than last week when he announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new ... read more >>
Photos: Black Firsts in Comics
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 March 2014
Comics are definitely blockbuster hits that are here to stay but the material is much older and filled with Black Firsts. Comic book-based films are set to hit theaters as early as April with Marvel’s ... read more >>
Photos: Trailblazin' Models
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 March 2014
Black models have contributed greatly to the industry even though it hasn’t been an easy road. Fashion is one of the largest markets in the world responsible for selling everything from clothing and ... read more >>
Holder Endorses Voting Rights for Returning Citizens
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 20 February 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that laws prohibiting returning citizens from voting even after they serve their sentences are wrong. “By perpetuating the ... read more >>
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
DIDN’T SHOOT TO KILL--In this photo provided by the Pulaski County, Ark., Sheriff is of Willie Noble, 48, of Little Rock, who is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old ... read more >>
Ole Miss Alumni Offer Reward For Info On Noose On Statue
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
The statue of James Meredith on the campus of University of Mississippi. (AP photo) The FBI on Tuesday February 18 was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi ... read more >>
Jordan Davis Killer Convicted of Attempted Murder
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
Denise Hunt tears up as she finds out the jury is deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge for Michael Dunn outside of the Duval County Courthouse as jury deliberations enter the fourth day on Saturday, ... read more >>
Young, Gifted & Black Series: 4 Year-Old’s IQ in the Top 1 Percent of the World’s Population
Written by Taki S. Raton Special to the NNPA from The Milwaukee Courier 20 February 2014
Anala Beevers What young person do you know under the age of five who never leaves home without a map of America in their book bag; who would rather learn how to count to ten in Spanish over memorizing ... read more >>
Financial Marketplace Pressed to be More Inclusive
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 20 February 2014
NEW YORK (NNPA) – After people of color were excluded last year from the two largest bond issuance deals in history –Verizon Communications, which sold $49 billion of debt, and Apple, Inc., which sold ... read more >>
50 Years after The Civil Rights Act: The Unfinished Agenda for Economic Justice
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. speaks at the 17th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit Rev. Jesse Jackson & RainbowPUSH Close The Wall Street Project  Economic Summit with an Even Stronger ... read more >>
Black Learning Spotlight: Xavier University
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer 20 February 2014
The HBCU offers and has some of the best opportunities for prospective Black students in the nation. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Xavier was founded by Saint Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of ... read more >>

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