Friday, May 29, 2015
Booker Makes Senate Candidacy Official
Written by Charles D. Ellison Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune 15 June 2013
Newark Mayor Cory Booker delivers the main address during Class Day for Yale seniors at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) The sudden death of New Jersey’s ... read more >>
African Americans Disproportionately Affected by Disasters
Written by Stacy M. Brown
 Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 15 June 2013
  Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, causing billions of dollars of damage and a death toll in the thousands. (Photo courtesy of Dan Anderson) The tornado which devastated ... read more >>
Fast Food Proximity Harmful to Minority Kids, Says Study
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Winston-Salem Chronicle 14 June 2013
When their schools are near fast-food restaurants, black and Hispanic adolescents are more likely to be overweight and receive less benefit from exercise than Asian or white students, according to a ... read more >>
Monument to Michelle Obama ancestor toppled in Ga.
Written by Associated Press 14 June 2013
In this image taken from video provided by WSB-TV, people stand near the location of a knocked-over monument dedicated to Melvinia Shields, the great-great-great grandmother of first lady Michelle Obama, ... read more >>
A Fathers Reflection:One on One with Tracy Martin, father of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin
Written by Charlene Muhammad Sentinel Contributing Writer 14 June 2013
File Photo: Tracy Martin shares an affectionate moment with his son the late Trayvon Martin, whose killer George Zimmerman went on trial this month The trial of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watchman ... read more >>
Honoring Thy Father Byron K. Reed Heeds to His Calling Of Caring and Sharing Gods Gift of Giving
Written by KENNETH MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 14 June 2013
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Body of Missing Teacher found in Bayou
Written by Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer 14 June 2013
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Obama exhorts Congress to act on immigration
Written by ERICA WERNER | Associated Press 11 June 2013
In this March 12, 2013 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two votes scheduled for Tuesday afternoon June 11, 2012 were on procedural measures to officially ... read more >>
Mandela daughters visit ill father in hospital
Written by JASON STRAZIUSO | Associated Press 11 June 2013
Tourists visit a temporary exhibit on Nelson Mandela at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg Tuesday June 11, 2013. Former South African President Nelson Mandela is spending a fourth day in a hospital, ... read more >>
Grandmother says she watched officer shoot girl, 7
Written by COREY WILLIAMS | Associated Press 11 June 2013
Detroit Police officer Joseph Weekley, left, and his attorney Steve Fishman confer during a break in the proceedings at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Weekley is ... read more >>
Obama names Rice as national security adviser
Written by JULIE PACE | Associated Press 05 June 2013
President Barack Obama stands with UN Ambassador Susan Rice, his choice to be his next National Security Adviser, right, current National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, who is resigning, second from right, ... read more >>
Police can collect DNA from arrestees, court says
Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND | Associated Press 03 June 2013
This photo taken in April 2009, provided by the Salisbury, Md., Police Department, shows Alonzo Jay King Jr. A narrowly divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that police can collect DNA from people arrested ... read more >>
Obama calls for end to mental illness stigma
Written by NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press 03 June 2013
President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan listen as Janelle Montano shares her story of dealing with mental health issues during opening of the White House mental health conference, ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Votes NO on GOP Bill That Would Make College More Expensive
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 31 May 2013
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement after House Republicans pushed a bill to increase the cost of a college education: "The U.S. House of Representatives was divided ... read more >>
Foster Youth Shadow Congress for a Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 May 2013
  Congresswoman Bass, Chair and Co- Founder of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth meets with foster youth Marcy Valenzuela in Washington.  Congresswoman Bass addresses foster youth and Members ... read more >>
Dishwasher Turned Hero': Charles Ramsey Statue Unveiled
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 30 May 2013
Charles Ramsey (Sentinel file Photo) Charles Ramsey statue (Sentinel File Photo) On May 24, 2013, Charles Ramsey was present at an event to meet the public when a statue of him was unveiled. The ... read more >>
Positively Perfect Introduces Doll with Chocolate Skin Tone – DIVAH Taylor
Written by Chida Warren-Darby Special to the NNPA from the San Diego Voice & Viewpoint 30 May 2013
Businesswoman Continues to Meet Needs of Black Girls Through Doll Line with New Chocolate Skin Addition CEO of World of EPI, Dr. Lisa Williams, recently announced the new addition of DIVAH Taylor ... read more >>
Ninth Annual Spelman Women of Color Conference
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 May 2013
(L-R) Speaker, author and radio talk show host Jennifer Keitt, actress Nicole Ari Parker, CNBCs Sharon Epperson, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, Clinical Psychologist, television producer & host Dr. ... read more >>
Judge limits texts, photos in Trayvon Martin case
Written by KYLE HIGHTOWER | Associated Press 28 May 2013
  SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys won't be able to mention Trayvon Martin's drug use, suspension from school and past fighting during opening statements at the trial of a former neighborhood watch ... read more >>
Adding Shakur to Most Wanted List Baffles Activists
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 23 May 2013
This is an undated file photo provided by the New Jersey State Police showing Assata Shakur (AP Photo/New Jersey State Police, File)   A poster with photographs of Joanne Chesimard, a fugitive for ... read more >>
Retired Postman Wins Lottery
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Chronicle 23 May 2013
For The Fourth Time Retired postal worker Melvyn Wilson is probably one of the luckiest men on earth, because on Wednesday, he picked up his fourth winning lottery check, and this time, it was for ... read more >>
State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, Sr. Indicted
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World 23 May 2013
Georgia State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, Sr., of Atlanta, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he misappropriated almost $1 million in charitable funds from Universal Humanities, a charity ... read more >>
Study: Five Percent of Consumers Had Errors on Their Credit Reports, Results in Less Favorable Terms for Loans
Written by William Garth Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Citizen 23 May 2013
A Federal Trade Commission study of the U.S. credit reporting industry found that five percent of consumers had errors on one of their three major credit reports that could lead to them paying more ... read more >>
Obama pledges urgent aid to Oklahoma town
Written by Associated Press 23 May 2013
Devastating Jimmy Hodges helps Chad Heltcel and his wife Cassidi salvage the wreckage of Heltcel's family home which was destroyed when a tornado swept through Moore, Oklahoma May 21 2013. President ... read more >>
Crews race to find survivors of Oklahoma twister
Written by NOMAAN MERCHANT and SEAN MURPHY | Associated Press 21 May 2013
Residents pass a destroyed car as they walk through a tornado-ravaged neighborhood Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Moore, Okla. A huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday, flattening ... read more >>

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Events Calendar

Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash