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VIDEO: President Barack Obama thanks Danny J. Bakewell, Sr.
Written by Super User II 26 February 2012
  President Barack Obama thanks Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Dorothy Leavell and the Black Press of America also known as NNPA (National Newspapers Publishers Association). watch video >>
Academy Award voters need diversity in script
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson 23 February 2012
Rev. Jesse Jackson  This Sunday, nearly 40 million people are likely to tune in to see who captures an Oscar at the annual Academy Awards ceremonies. Winning the award can add millions to a film's box ... read more >>
The NAACP Image Awards
Written by Brittany K. Jackson, Sentinel Contributing Writer 23 February 2012
 They lighted up the awards (L to R) Harry Belafonte, Cicely Tyson, Lawrence Fishburne, Sidney Poitier, Robert Townsend   The 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards held at the historic Shrine Auditorium this ... read more >>
Magic Johnson and P. Diddy launch Comcast channels
Written by Associated Press 23 February 2012
“Magic" Johnson (Photo by Jason Lewis)  Comcast will launch four minority-owned networks on its cable TV systems in the next two years, including channels spearheaded by NBA great, Earvin "Magic" Johnson ... read more >>
CNN suspends Martin for 'offensive' comments
Written by Associated Press 09 February 2012
Roland Martin gestures during a news segment, Friday, May 14, 2010, in Washington. --AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) NEW YORK (AP) - CNN is suspending political analyst Roland Martin for tweets during the ... read more >>
Black students: Duke study shows deeper problems
Written by MARTHA WAGGONER | Associated Press 26 January 2012
In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, Duke first-year Jonathan Hill-Rorie joins other students in front of Duke Chapel during a protest in Durham, N.C. The group was protesting over an unpublished ... read more >>
Judge: Black church rightful owner of KKK store
Written by Associated Press 10 January 2012
Rev. David Kennedy of New Beginnings Baptist Church (AP PHOTO) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After a lengthy legal battle between a black South Carolina church and members of the Ku Klux Klan, a judge has ruled ... read more >>
The Presidential Race Is On!
Written by Associated Press 05 January 2012
Though it's the GOP's primary, all eyes are still on President Obama ... they're fighting for his job ... and he's gearing up to fight back Last Tuesday night, after a year of politicking and see-saw ... read more >>
Soledad O'Brien becomes a new anchor for CNN
Written by Brian Carter (Staff Writer) 05 January 2012
One of the top Black news reporters has her own program, which will address various news and issues. On Jan. 2, Soledad O'Brien's new program aired on CNN entitled, "Starting Point." Her new show fills ... read more >>
A/G settles multi-state suit
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 December 2011
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Half Billion Dollar Nationwide Settlement over Price-Fixing Scheme SAN FRANCISCO - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced that her office, along ... read more >>
The Tale of Two Candidates
Written by Art Blackwell National syndicated writer 16 December 2011
Herman Cain, an African-American, was one of the candidates (AP PHOTO BY DAVID TULIS) It was the best of times, and the worst of times... It was the best of times for Republican presidential candidate ... read more >>
Living in prison
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 December 2011
According to a documentary written a few years ago, one of America's largest maximum security prisons is the Louisiana State Penitentiary, more well-known as 'Angola' Prison What does life imprisonment ... read more >>
The Black Press (NNPA) / Nielsen Consumer Report
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
This is a historic consumer report that was hammered out for the Black Press on behalf of the Black consumer, so that spending in Black America produce tangible returns. In an unprecedented agreement, ... read more >>
California and Nevada Attorneys-General investigate mortgage fraud
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 December 2011
California Attorney-General Kamala D. Harris addresses the media with Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto by her side. (Photo by Jason Lewis)They have teamed and formed an alliance to go after ... read more >>
Black Coalition Addresses Proposition 209
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 06 December 2011
CALIFORNIA AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITYJOIN FORCES TO OPPOSE PROPOSITION209 IN CALIFORNIA AND MICHIGAN by Sentinel NewswireLos Angeles NAACP, Los Angeles Sentinel, Alliance for Equal Opportunity in Education, ... read more >>
CONGRESSWOMAN WATERS LEADS 54 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 November 2011
SEEKING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING Washington, D.C. - Recently, on Capitol Hill, Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35), a Congressional leader in the fight to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS ... read more >>
Obama Hosts First African-American Policy Conference
Written by By AFRO Staff Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 23 November 2011
President Barack Obama held the first ever African-American Policy in Action Leadership Conference at the White House on Nov. 9 to coincide with the release of a report, "The President's Agenda and the ... read more >>
Penn State: How Many of the Victims Were Black?
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. (Contributing Editor) 16 November 2011
No one is commenting on the fact that many of the alleged victims were Black youth while everyone involved in the cover up are White MenThe molestation of a child (any child) is a sick and heinous crime.  ... read more >>
Jackson doctor convicted in star's 2009 drug death
Written by Associated Press 09 November 2011
Conrad Murray He killed the King--that was the unanimous decision of the jury of seven men and five women When the jury went home after the first day of deliberations, it was for a weekend, and the it ... read more >>
Lawyer: Cain's accuser wants to be allowed to talk
Written by Associated Press 03 November 2011
Herman Cain, the Republican "frontrunner"Candidate Herman Cain is learning fast that being the frontrunner comes with lots of scrutiny, questions and probes into one's personal life.WASHINGTON (AP) - The ... read more >>
Rev. Jackson headlines leadership forum and awards dinner
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 November 2011
Rev. Jesse Jackson The Rainbow PUSH Citizenship Education Fund This year marks the 13th Annual Rainbow PUSH Citizenship Education Fund awards dinner In addition to a Leadership Luncheon ... read more >>
NBA Lockout
Written by Tamara Latta Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 October 2011
Will there be a (basketball) season? Last week, the owners and players met for over thirty hours but were unable to come up with a solution that would end the NBA lockout. After labor talks broke down ... read more >>
The loss of two civil rights pioneers
Written by Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League 14 October 2011
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Professor Derrick BellShuttlesworth, Bell and Jobs Changed the Course of History "Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice. Not something to wish for, but to attain." William ... read more >>
Harry E. Johnson: from CBC to MLK
Written by Rebecca S. Rivas,St. Louis American Special to the NNPA from The St. Louis American 14 October 2011
Harry E. Johnson He was the driving force behind the King monument on the National Mall On October 16, many will gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin ... read more >>
The President versus the Senate
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 October 2011
Senate Republicans voted to kill President Obama's jobs bill thereby denying millions of Americans the chance of meaningful employment. At a rally in Pennsylvania, President Obama said, "Now, this is a ... read more >>

 

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