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Bill Cosby Sued for Defamation by Sexual Assault Accuser; D.C. Firm Handling Case
Written by Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 18 December 2014
Bill Cosby, seen here at a recent concert, has been the subject of scurrilous allegations bought by more than two dozen women. His representatives have discussed the possibility of the star breaking ... read more >>
Americans Take to the Street to Protest Police Killings
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 18 December 2014
(Jazelle Hunt/NNPA) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Saturday, thousands Americans across the country registered their objection to police officers not being held accountable after killing unarmed citizens, ... read more >>
A Mother’s Plea: Don’t Overlook My Son’s Death
Written by Narene Stokes-James, Special to NNPA 18 December 2014
Narene Stokes-James  Mourns for her son, too. In the midst of the headliners Eric Garner, Michael Brown and now Tamar Rice, the name of Ryan Stokes has not been part of the news or the protests that ... read more >>
Black Officers: White Culture Impairs Policing Blacks
Written by Chloe Herring, Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 18 December 2014
The failed indictments of police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown have unleashed ideas that the Jim Crow era of racism is still disguised in U.S. society. Recent images of hostility ... read more >>
House Passes Millender-McDonald Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Recently,  a bill introduced by Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) – H.R. 5687 – to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Market Street in Long Beach, California, ... read more >>
VA Honors Waters for Commitment to Women’s Veterans
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) is honored for her work to create the Center for Women Veterans in 1994. She was presented a special recognition by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald (L) ... read more >>
RAINBOW PUSH COALITION and Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Commend Microsoft
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
 On December 4, Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared before Microsoft’s annual shareholder meeting. “I speak to you today representing the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, about the need to open up a new era of ... read more >>
Cosby Calls Sexual Assault Allegations ‘Extortion’
Written by City News Service 11 December 2014
Attorneys for Bill Cosby filed a motion calling for dismissal of a lawsuit accusing the actor-comedian of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, saying the complaint amounts ... read more >>
Rhimes to be Inducted Into NAB Hall of Fame
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
  The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced recently, that Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting ... read more >>
Outrage Brews in Police Shooting of 12-Year-Old
Written by Starla Muhammad, Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 11 December 2014
Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir, a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, speaks during a news conference Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Cleveland. Surveillance video released by police ... read more >>
Wilt Chamberlain Scores Two Stamps of Approval
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Barbara Lewis, left, and Selina Gross, sisters of Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain, hold a plaque presented to them during halftime of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia ... read more >>
AT&T Faces $10 Billion Race Discrimination Suit
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 11 December 2014
  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A group that advocates for economic inclusion and fair contracting for Black-owned media recently filed a $10 billion dollar lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against AT&T ... read more >>
Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case
Written by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press 05 December 2014
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Johnson: Immigration changes 'simple common sense'
Written by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press 05 December 2014
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks at a news conference following the secretary's visit to the Islamic Center of the San Gabriel Valley in Rowland Heights, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. ... read more >>
Report Shows Which Christmas Toys are Hazardous
Written by Intern 1 05 December 2014
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, a consumer advocacy group teamed up with Children's Hospital Los Angeles to release the 29th annual ``Trouble in Toyland'' report, highlighting toys that ... read more >>
Failure to Indict White Cop in Ferguson will Not Derail Movement for Justice
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 05 December 2014
Protesters of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting march through the St. Louis Galleria mall Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Mo., chanting slogans. They stayed in the mall ... read more >>
Obama wants more police wearing body cameras
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 05 December 2014
President Barack Obama addresses the crowd on issues surrounding the protests in Ferguson, Mo., after meeting with community leaders about the executive actions he is taking to fix the immigration system ... read more >>
Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for peace after Ferguson
Written by Associated Press 05 December 2014
The Rev. Jesse Jackson talks to students and teachers at an assembly Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Technology Access Foundation Academy in Kent, Wash. Jackson spoke at length about a grand jury's decision ... read more >>
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Observes World AIDS Day 2014
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 December 2014
On December 1, the global community observed World AIDS Day, remembering all those affected by HIV and AIDS.  Since 2009, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) and 18 national ... read more >>
Blacks Still Trail Whites and Latinos in Getting Treated for HIV
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 04 December 2014
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Blacks who have been diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continue to lag behind Whites and Latinos when it comes to getting linked to care, increasing the chances ... read more >>
Violence Erupts after Michael Brown Announcement
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 28 November 2014
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, left standing on the top of a car, reacts as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand ... read more >>
For-Profit Prison Companies Foster ‘Treatment Industrial Complex’
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 27 November 2014
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As cash-strapped state and local governments shift resources from incarceration to treatment for individuals convicted of low-level drug crimes, for-profit prison companies are ... read more >>
Obama defends moves on immigration
Written by Darlene Superville, Associated Press 27 November 2014
President Barack Obama signs two presidential memoranda associated with his actions on immigration in his office on Air Force One as he arrives at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Friday, ... read more >>
Florida 'warning shot' case ends in plea deal
Written by Derek Kinner (Associated Press) 25 November 2014
A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida's "stand ... read more >>
National Organization Seeks To Continue War On AIDS
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 20 November 2014
Tony Wafford (center from left) with Inglewood city councilman Ralph Franklin, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Inglewood Mayor James Butts  Columnist and activist, Tony Wafford sees an overwhelming ... read more >>



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