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Obama and Clinton - The Battle Continues
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 March 2008
By Yussuf J. Simmonds, Sentinel Assistant Managing Editor By Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff writer The Democratic primary continues; Obama is still ahead in pledged delegates. Clinton won Ohio, Rhode ... read more >>
The State of Black America
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 28 February 2008
Thanking C-Span for airing the forum for nine years, talk show host and author Tavis Smiley presented the annual State of the Black Union beginning February 22 in New Orleans. Reclaiming our Democracy, ... read more >>

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PTA's First Black National CEO to Retire
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 14 February 2008
After more than 35 years of taking action for children and leading the charge to build stronger family-school-community partnerships across the country, Warlene Gary plans to retire as the chief executive ... read more >>
Super Tuesday Won't Decide Nominations
Written by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press 31 January 2008
 AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezTwo women vote in the California primary at an early drop-in voting site in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 18, 2008. Presidential candidates are turning cartwheels to lock ... read more >>

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Clinton and Obama: Super Tuesday
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 31 January 2008
Senator Barack Obama scored a decisive victory in South Carolina’s primary against Senator Hillary Clinton. Then he picked up endorsements from two members of the Kennedy family.   “Yes ... read more >>
Youth Involvement Making Difference in 2008 Presidential Campaign
Written by Paul Edward Hamilton, NNPA 24 January 2008
Young voters, along with everyone else, are by now very familiar with all the leading contenders in both the Democratic and Republican Presidential campaigns, with many getting intricately involved in ... read more >>
Xernona Clayton Sounds the Trumpet
Written by Christine Sabathia 24 January 2008
Fifteen years ago, Xernona Clayton conceived of the idea to highlight the positive stories of African Americans who had been left out of history. She wanted to tell those stories of the men and women ... read more >>
Alpha Kappa Alpha Celebrates 100th Birthday
Written by Jahmese Fort, Sentinel Intern 17 January 2008
In 1908, only one generation removed from slavery and during the years preceding WWI, the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Great Depression, a group of intelligent, forward thinking, and socially ... read more >>
Head Start Programs Expand Across U.S.
Written by NNPA 10 January 2008
NNPA - President Bush has signed into law a reauthorization of Head Start, the education program that gives low-income children a boost before beginning Kindergarten. The bill, sponsored by Michigan ... read more >>
Iowa’s Big Lesson: Stick to the Basics
Written by Mike Glover 10 January 2008
AP - After all the campaigns’ sophisticated media tactics and high-tech maneuvering, Iowa voters offered the presidential candidates a version of Politics 101: In this state, stick to the basics. ... read more >>
Civil Rights Revisited
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 10 January 2008
If Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were alive today, he would be looking forward to his 79th birthday on January 15. Many have attempted over the years to ponder how he would feel and what he would ... read more >>
Hillary Proves Why She Can’t Be Counted Out
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 January 2008
She rebounds with a narrow victory over Obama in New Hampshire In an extraordinary display of political moxie, Senator Hillary Clinton proved that she definitely cannot be counted out. Displaying ... read more >>
Congresswoman Julia Carson Dies
Written by Associated Press 15 December 2007
Carson's death came three weeks after she announced she had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and followed years of health troubles. She said days later that she would not run next year for ... read more >>
Obama Surges to Presidential Lead
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 December 2007
Most of the presidential candidates have unique ways of conveying their messages to the people—the potential voters—including Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic senator from Illinois. Now, ... read more >>
FEMA Closes Post-Katrina Trailer Parks
Written by Becky Bohrer, Associated Press 06 December 2007
 AP - Dozens of Hurricane Katrina victims still living in FEMA trailer parks had to find new housing by Nov. 30, as the agency worked to shutter the temporary facilities it set up after the 2005 ... read more >>
Redskins' Taylor Dies After Shooting
Written by Associated Press 29 November 2007
MIAMI - Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor died Tuesday after he was shot in his home by an apparent intruder, leaving the Washington Redskins in mourning for a teammate who seemed to have reordered his life ... read more >>
NAACP-National Urban League: A House Divided During War for Equal Justice
Written by Hazel Trice Edney 22 November 2007
NNPA - On the eve of yet another national march for racial justice last week, the NAACP and the National Urban League appear strangely on opposite sides of an important case of alleged racial injustice. ... read more >>
Md. Court Rejects Sniper's Appeal
Written by By Kristen Wyatt 08 November 2007
AP - Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad does not deserve a new trial in Maryland, a state appeals court ruled Monday (Nov. 5) in a sharply worded unanimous decision that compared Muhammad to ... read more >>
O.J. and Fred Goldman Face Lawsuit
Written by City News Service 08 November 2007
CNS - O.J. Simpson and Fred Goldman were united as defendants November 6 by a Los Angeles County man whose federal lawsuit claims they stole his ideas to create Simpson’s book “If I Did ... read more >>
Noose Creates Racial Tension for City Employees
Written by Marian Hubbard Jefferson 08 November 2007
NNPA - According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commis-sion the number of race-based discrimination cases in America has increased dramatically since 1980, when no such cases regarding nooses had ... read more >>
Woman to Testify on Pregnant Mom's Death
Written by Joe Milicia 08 November 2007
A high school classmate of a suspended police officer who is accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend pleaded guilty Monday (Nov. 5) to helping dispose of the body and agreed to testify against him. ... read more >>
Black Head of Merrill Lynch Forced to Resign
Written by Tao Leigh Goffe 08 November 2007
NNPA - E. Stanley O’Neal, the African-American chairman and CEO of the world’s largest brokerage firm, Merrill Lynch, was forced to resign last week after his company, which had invested ... read more >>
Georgia Court Frees Man in Teen Sex Case
Written by Daniel Yee, Associated Press 01 November 2007
AP - A former high school football star given 10 years in prison for having consensual oral sex with another teenager was freed Friday (Oct. 26) by Georgia’s highest court, which ruled that his ... read more >>
Justice Says Law Degree 'Worth 15 Cents'
Written by John Christoffersen 25 October 2007
AP - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a 15-cent price tag stuck to his Yale law degree, blaming the school’s affirmative action policies in the 1970s for his difficulty finding a ... read more >>
Muhammad Nassardeen Laid To Rest, Mother Passes
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 25 October 2007
At a beautiful service in the magnificent sanctuary of the Crenshaw Christian Center, the body of Muhammad Nassardeen, the man who forever will be known for his positive, gentle, and business oriented ... read more >>

 

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