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The President’s Budget
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 February 2011
Now that President Obama has submitted his 2012 budget to Congress, the reaction runs the gamut from cool to hot; from mild disagreement to vociferous condemnation.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing ... read more >>
Legends in Sports: Sports and its Relationship with Race
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 17 February 2011
By Yussuf J. SimmondsSports has been one of the leveling frontiers of equality among Blacks in America.  Whenever Black athletes have been given equal access to any sport, they have always excelled, so ... read more >>
Statement of Supervisor Mark Ridley – Thomas on Governor’s Realignment Proposal
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 February 2011
"We have known for some time that there is no single answer to the significant structural deficit faced by the State of California, and I applaud Gov. Jerry Brown for tackling the budget immediately and ... read more >>
Eight Attorney Generals Issue a Statement Defending Healthcare Reform
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 February 2011
The following is a statement from eight attorneys general who joined together in signing an amicus brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on January 21, 2011 regarding ... read more >>
H.R. 3 is a Full – Fledged Assault on Women and Families Across the Nation
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 February 2011
Washington---Tuesday, at a press conference ahead of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing on H.R. 3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," House Judiciary Democrats staunchly ... read more >>
The President’s Meeting with the National Policy Alliance
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 February 2011
President Obama meets with members of the National Policy Alliance The NPA includes co- chairs Johnny Ford and Webster Guillory; and Ralph B. Everett, President and CEO Joint Center for Political and Economic ... read more >>
Coming ... The HBCU Network
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 February 2011
Curtis Symonds, founder of HBCU NetworkFormer BET executive is launching a new network that will spotlight Black entertainment, sports and education.By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterCurtis Symonds, ... read more >>
Dr. Conrad Murray to Stand Trial in Michael Jackson’s Death
Written by Associated Press 14 January 2011
Dr. Conrad MurrayAP Story: Linda Deutsch contributed to this story. A judge has dealt the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death two setbacks, bringing him a step closer to a trial that could end with ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Issues Statement on Congresswoman Giffords
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 January 2011
"Having left, Washington D.C. less than 24 short hours ago, it is with great horror that I heard this morning about my friend Gabby, colleague Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others who were deliberately shot. ... read more >>
Governor Brown to Speak at Legislative Black Caucus
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 January 2011
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast CelebrationSacramento, CA--Newly elected Governor Jerry Brown will give the keynote address at the annual MLK, Jr. Civil Rights Leadership Awards Breakfast hosted ... read more >>
The President and elected officials speak on the tragedy in Tucson, Ariz.
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 13 January 2011
President Obama and elected officials offer their condolences and speak on the issues surrounding the horrible incident.By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterOn Saturday, Jan. 8, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords ... read more >>
Haiti: The struggle continues...
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 13 January 2011
A year later, the nation of Haiti is still destitute but its soul remains holding onto hope.Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterOn Wednesday, Jan. 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the 7.0 earthquake ... read more >>
What Would Dr. King Say?
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 13 January 2011
Dr. King's words in 1967 would be appropriate today substituting Vietnam with Iraq and/or Afghanistan - the dream is still unfulfilled.  A look at parts of his speech is very instructive.By Yussuf J. ... read more >>
Life at 101
Written by Monique Washington (Contributing Writer) 07 January 2011
Pastor Dr. Jones with Monique Washington and a friend By Monique WashingtonSentinel Contributing WriterImagine being 101 years old and have out lived your immediate family. Your parents, siblings and grandparents ... read more >>
Black women sentences suspended after 16 years
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 January 2011
Gladys Scott Jamie Scott Two sisters had their life sentences for robbery suspended by the governor of Mississippi By Holbrook MohrAP story JACKSON, MISS.--A debate is unfolding over an unusual offer from ... read more >>
A Decade in review...
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 January 2011
President Barack ObamaColumbia Space Shuttle astronaut, Michael Anderson Michael JacksonKasubi Tombs By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer"Hell on wheels," "awesome," "challenging," "momentous," and ... read more >>
Former NY Governor Paterson Reflects on His Tenure
Written by Cyrus Josh Baker 06 January 2011
Written by CYRUS JOSH BAKERSpecial to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam NewsAs the final days of the historic New York Governor David Paterson administration come to a close, the outgoing governor sat ... read more >>
Honor, Integrity and DNA freed Black man in Texas
Written by Jeff Carlton (AP Story) 06 January 2011
Cornelius Dupree Jr., center, smiles while attorney Barry Scheck, right, speaks in Dallas last Tuesday, Jan. 4. (Photo Credit: Mike Fuentes) After 30 years in prison for rape and robbery Cornelius was ... read more >>
Racism at CBS Television, Sony Entertainment and Bell Dramatic for 37 Years
Written by Brandon I. Brooks & Samuel Richard (Sentinel Contributing Editors) 06 January 2011
Victoria Rowell at the 39th NAACP Image Awards in 2008, where she received the award. (Photo Credit: Tammie Arroyo) Actress Victoria Rowell and other Black industry insiders are denied equal opportunity ... read more >>
NAACP Commends Governor Paterson’s Courageous Decision to Commute Sentence of John White
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 December 2010
NAACP Commends Governor Paterson’s Courageous Decision to Commute Sentence of John White Governor David Paterson   African American father received two to four years after defending family and home ... read more >>
Christmas German Style
Written by Earl Flanagan (Special Foreign Contributing Writer) 30 December 2010
By Earl Flanagan Special Foreign Contributing Writer Santa Claus or 'Christmas Man' as he's known, was a marketing creation of the Coca-Cola Company and didn't arrive in Germany until after the Second ... read more >>
Report Card on School Dropouts: Progress Made; Challenges Ahead
Written by Special to NNPA from TheDefendersOnline.Com 30 December 2010
Special to the NNPA from TheDefendersOneline.comIn the last decade, a coalition of public school educators, parents and civic activists across the country have charted substantial progress in deterring ... read more >>
Former New York Congressman Rev. Flake Speaks to California Pastors
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 December 2010
By Cheryl Brown Special to the NNPA from Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake, well known for his passion, his tenacity, and his ability to turn around a community and take it from the bottom to ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters: FCC Net Neutrality Rules Don’t Go Far Enough, Could Harm Many American Consumers of Color
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 December 2010
Washington, DC--Congresswoman Maxine Waters issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission's ruling on net neutrality regulations:While I commend the FCC for approving network ... read more >>
Blacks Support of President Obama Still Steady
Written by Eric Mayes (Special from the NNPA) 30 December 2010
Despite Tax Deal, Blacks Favor President Almost Twice the Rate of WhitesBy Eric Mayes Special from the NNPA President Barack Obama approaches the second anniversary of his inauguration with the overwhelming ... read more >>

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