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Obama aide, Baltimore native says worst may be over
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2015
FILE - In this March 6, 2015, file photo, Assistant to the President and chair of the My Brother’s Keeper task force Broderick Johnson listens as President Barack Obama participates in a town-hall ... read more >>
A look at the 6 officers charged in Freddie Gray's death
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2015
  AP Photo/Alex Brandon Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, speaks during a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore. Mosby announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended ... read more >>
Sentences cut for 3 ex-educators in Atlanta cheating scandal
Written by KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press 01 May 2015
Former Atlanta public school educators Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael Pitts and their attorneys wait as Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter holds a re-sentencing hearing ... read more >>
Harbaugh, Lewis, Ravens visit schools in riot-torn Baltimore
Written by DAVID GINSBURG Associated Press 01 May 2015
Ravens coaFormer Baltimore Ravens NFL football player Ray Lewis hugs 17-year-old Azariah Bratton-Bey Jr., a senior running back on Frederick Douglass High's football team, during a visit to the school ... read more >>
Black mothers wonder if their lost babies are still alive
Written by Jim Salter, Associated Press 01 May 2015
In this April 29, 2015 photo, Zella Jackson Price poses for a photo at her attorney’s office in Clayton, Mo. Eighteen black women who were told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth ... read more >>
Illinois poised to clear last hurdles for Obama library
Written by SOPHIA TAREEN and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press 01 May 2015
President Barack Obama speaks at Anacostia Library in Washington, Thursday, April 30, 2015, as he participates in a live "virtual field trip" with middle school students to announce two initiatives ... read more >>
White House: Facilitating ransom not the same as paying
Written by NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press 01 May 2015
Despite a U.S. ban on ransom payments to terrorists, the White House said Thursday that federal officials helping to facilitate a payment is not the same as actually paying a ransom. White House press ... read more >>
Keeping His Mother’s Memory through Music and Education
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
“I learned how to play the drums so my mom can hear me in heaven”    Alonzo Wooten walks out of his last period at Manual Arts High School in South Los Angeles straps on his bass drum and joins ... read more >>
Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared
Written by Ryan Van Velzer, The Associated Press 30 April 2015
Jerice Hunter was convicted of killing and abusing her 5-year-old daughter on Monday, April 27, 2015 in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz. Authorities said the 41-year-old Hunter kept her ... read more >>
#March2Justice Concludes in DC
Written by Cyril Josh Barker, Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 30 April 2015
(Courtesy of New York Amsterdam News)   March2Justice arrived at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Members of Justice League NYC stood alongside Rep. John Conyers as he reintroduced ... read more >>
Friends Remember Freddie Carlos Gray, 25, as ‘The Life of the Neighborhood’
Written by Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 30 April 2015
(From left) Troy Kernes, Davon Johnson, William Stewart, Adrian Muldrow (vice president Baltimore City NAACP), and David Reid. Johnson, Stewart, and Reid grew up with Freddie Gray in West Baltimore’s ... read more >>
Obama: Too many troubling police interactions with Blacks
Written by NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press 30 April 2015
President Barack Obama speaks about recent unrest in Baltimore during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in ... read more >>
Police Violence Takes Mental Toll
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 30 April 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Police have killed at least 369 people in the first four months of 2015, with 103 Black Americans – 28 percent – making up a disproportionate number of the victims, according ... read more >>
Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments
Written by MARK SHERMAN Associated Press 30 April 2015
A rainbow colored flag, seen through an American flag, flies in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, April 27, 2015, as the Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that ... read more >>
Baltimore Blows Up!
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Staff Writer 30 April 2015
 A demonstrator raises his fist as police stand in formation as a store burns, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  Community ... read more >>
City Struggles to Balance Transparency vs. Investigation Integrity in Gray’s Death Probe
Written by Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 30 April 2015
Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts updates the media on his department’s investigation into the in-custody death of Freddie Gray. (AFRO Photo/Roberto Alejandro)  Baltimore City officials ... read more >>
Lynch to be sworn in as attorney general on Monday
Written by ERIC TUCKER Associated Press 24 April 2015
In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of ... read more >>
Police: Boy dies after father got drunk, left him in hot car
Written by BOB CHRISTIE AP 23 April 2015
This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows James Koryor, 41, who was arrested on manslaughter and child abuse charges after police said he left his toddler son in a hot ... read more >>
Defense challenges informant in Minnesota terrorism case
Written by AMY FORLITI, Associated Press 23 April 2015
This photo provided April 21, 2015 by the Sherburne County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office shows Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19. Abdurahman is among six Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged ... read more >>
Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; 1K protest
Written by Associated Press By JULIET LINDERMAN, DAVID DISHNEAU and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press 23 April 2015
Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, center, speaks to the media at a news conference on the death of Freddie Gray with Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez, left, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ... read more >>
Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general
Written by ERICA WERNER Associated Press 23 April 2015
The U.S. Senate has scheduled a confirmation vote on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch for Thursday April 23.    Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black woman attorney general ... read more >>
Civil lawsuit filed in Michael Brown's death
Written by Associated Press 23 April 2015
Late Wednesday night the family and attorneys for Michael Brown Jr. sent out a press release stating they will file a wrongful death suit against the city of Ferguson. Lawyers for the parents of Michael ... read more >>
Black Women Face Pay Gap
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 23 April 2015
  Nearly 60 percent of Black women worked in either the service industry, sales or office jobs. (Stock Photo) Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar White men made in 2013, ... read more >>
Commission Proposes No Smoking for Cabbies
Written by City News Service 23 April 2015
Cab drivers would not be allowed to smoke in their taxis at any time, even when passengers are not around, under a proposed rule considered by a city commission last week. Managers of taxicab companies ... read more >>
USGS, Clear Channel Launch Earthquake Preparedness Campaign
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
The U.S. Geological Survey and Clear Channel Outdoor recently announced a partnership to provide the public with critical earthquake safety information during April. In support of the campaign, CCO is ... read more >>



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