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Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 12 March 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After 30 years of little to no progress, Black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history.  This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black ... read more >>
Obama announcing effort to boost high-tech training, hiring
Written by Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press 12 March 2015
Targeting stagnant wages in an otherwise improving economy, President Barack Obama is calling on employers, educational institutions and local governments to ramp up training and hiring of high-technology ... read more >>
Statement by Ron Busby, Sr., President, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. on the February Jobs Report
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2015
(courtesy photo) “February's jobs report is encouraging news,” said U.S. Black Chambers president Ron Busby about the February Jobs Report. “With 295,000 jobs created last month and the unemployment ... read more >>
Justices side with Labor Department in overtime pay dispute
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
Supreme Court upholds Obama rule making mortgage brokers eligible for overtime pay WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has sided with the Obama administration in upholding a rule making mortgage brokers ... read more >>
Edwards to seek Maryland Senate seat
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., smiles after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced that Edwards will become co-chair of the House Democrats’ Steering and Policy Committee with Rep. Rosa ... read more >>
Major credit agencies agree to changes Equifax, Experian and TransUnion to alter their interactions with consumers
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
The three largest credit-reporting agencies will change the way they handle records in a major revamp long sought by consumer advocates. Medical debts won't be reported until after a 180-day waiting period ... read more >>
Selma, 50 years later
Written by Amen Oyiboke Staff Writer; Danielle Cralle Contributing Writer 12 March 2015
The Walk for Freedom that turned into Bloody Sunday The Obama family join hands as they begin the march with the foot soldiers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence ... read more >>
MARVIN GAYE'S CHILDREN AWARDED $7.4 MILLION IN DAMAGES
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
JURY FINDS PHARRELL, THICKE COPIED FOR 'BLURRED LINES' SONG Marvin Gaye's daughter, Nona Gaye, left, and his ex-wife, Jan Gaye, take questions from the media outside Los Angeles U.S. District Court, ... read more >>
Wisconsin chief treading carefully after fatal shooting
Written by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press 12 March 2015
From left, Tony Robinson, Sr. and Andrea Irwin, parents of Tony Robinson, appear Monday, March 9, 2015 during a press conference outside the home where their 19-year-old son was killed by a Madison, ... read more >>
OBAMA: RACIAL BIAS IN FERGUSON POLICE DEPT. NOT ISOLATED
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 07 March 2015
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle ... read more >>
Supreme Court’s Shelby Ruling Makes Selma a ‘Footnote’
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 05 March 2015
Alabama State Rep. Merika Coleman-Evans (D) and Jesse Jackson talk about voting rights at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Washington ... read more >>
Speakers at CPUC Blast and Applaud Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger
Written by Gail Berkley/California Black Media 05 March 2015
The proposed $45 billion Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger was alternately blasted and supported by over two dozen speakers at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) hearing held last Wednesday ... read more >>
Racial Disparities in Early Childhood Hurts U.S.
Written by Jazelle Hunt, Washington Correspondent 05 March 2015
Increased investment in early childhood education and care can eradicate many of the racial success gaps that persist throughout society, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress ... read more >>
Report: Incarceration Shows Little to No Effect on Crime
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 05 March 2015
In the last two decades mass incarceration, a system that has a disproportionate negative impact on the Black community, has had little to no effect on crime, according to a new report. The United States ... read more >>
Blacks Underrepresented in STEM Classes
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 26 February 2015
0 0 1 18 104 LA Sentinel 1 1 121 14.0   Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE   /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable   Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference ... read more >>
Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts
Written by Freddie Allen, Senior Washington Correspondent 19 February 2015
African Americans account for 25 percent of the 12 million jail admissions every year. (Wikimedia Commons)     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused ... read more >>
FCC Chairman Proposes Making Internet a Public Utility
Written by Zenitha Prince contributing writer 13 February 2015
  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed new rules for protecting the open Internet which will be voted on at the FCC’s Feb. 26 open meeting. The new regulation would ... read more >>
Angela Davis Still an Activist At 71, the Freedom Fighter Battles On
Written by Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer 05 February 2015
A current photograph of Angela Davis, professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz (Courtesy photo) Say the name Angela Davis and, depending upon with whom you speak, a range of opinions, ... read more >>
Wendell Scott Honored During 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2015
First African-American to Win NASCAR Premier Series Race Joins Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Joe Weatherly and Rex White in Sixth Induction Class Stock car racing trailblazer Wendell Scott was among five ... read more >>
Coca-Cola and Steve Harvey Partner to Motivate Moms and Teens
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2015
(courtesy photo) The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program returns this year with a stronger focus on African American moms and their impact on the academic success of their teens. Building on the initiative’s ... read more >>
U.S. Conference of Mayors Unveils Community Policing Recommendations
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2015
  U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson, flanked by Columbia, S.C. Mayor Stephen Benjamin, left, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, speaks to reporters during ... read more >>
Jim Moss, Former Daily N.Y. Newspaper Publisher Dies at 72
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 29 January 2015
  Jim Moss, who served 10 years as one of a handful of Black publishers of an American daily newspaper, died Jan. 20 of throat cancer. He was 72. Moss was the executive editor of The (Middletown, N.Y.) ... read more >>
GM Highlights Diversity at Detroit Auto Show
Written by Freddie Allen, Senior Washington Correspondent 29 January 2015
Ed Welburn, vice president of Global Design for General Motors, talks about the Avenir, Buick's concept sedan at the Buick Global Reveal Event in Detroit, Mich. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)     DETROIT (NNPA) ... read more >>
Rev. Jackson Closes 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 January 2015
Rev. Jesse Jackson and World Bank Group, President, Jim Yong Kim, M.D., PhD. at the Thursday WSP Awards Luncheon. (Margot Jordan) Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, ... read more >>
Democrats defend naming Rep. Andre Carson to House Intelligence panel
Written by Associated Press 24 January 2015
Top Democrats are defending their appointment of Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) to the House Intelligence Committee after Republican objections concerning his religious beliefs. House Democratic Leader Nancy ... read more >>

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