Thursday, November 20, 2014
Financial Marketplace Pressed to be More Inclusive
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 20 February 2014
NEW YORK (NNPA) – After people of color were excluded last year from the two largest bond issuance deals in history –Verizon Communications, which sold $49 billion of debt, and Apple, Inc., which sold ... read more >>
50 Years after The Civil Rights Act: The Unfinished Agenda for Economic Justice
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. speaks at the 17th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit Rev. Jesse Jackson & RainbowPUSH Close The Wall Street Project  Economic Summit with an Even Stronger ... read more >>
Black Learning Spotlight: Xavier University
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer 20 February 2014
The HBCU offers and has some of the best opportunities for prospective Black students in the nation. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Xavier was founded by Saint Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of ... read more >>
White House Names Dillard Student a 2014 HBCU All-Star
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
Dillard University student Nicole Tinson, Los Angeles, Calif. was one of 75 students nationwide to be recognized by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs) ... read more >>
Assembly Member Holden Honors Local Civil Rights Activist
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
 Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and the California Legislative Black Caucus honored community activist Dolores Hickambottom at a special ceremony in the State Capitol on Tuesday February 18. Assemblymember ... read more >>
Keenan & Associates Awards Scholarships to Two Los Angeles Inner City Schools
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
John R. Keenan, Founder and Chairman of Keenan & Associates, presented scholarship awards to Verbum Dei High School and St. Raphael Catholic School, both located in South Central Los Angeles, at ... read more >>
Budget Office: Wage Hike Would Lift Pay, Cost Jobs
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
This Feb. 12, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama signing an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. ... read more >>
Not Enough Blacks Staying in HIV Treatment Programs
Written by Freddie AllenNNPA Washington Correspondent 13 February 2014
Phill Wilson says no one cares about HIV-infected Blacks more than other Blacks (Photo by Freddie Allen) Even though Blacks get tested for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), the virus that causes ... read more >>
Bernice King Opposes Brothers to ‘Protect the Legacy’
Written by Kenya King Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World 13 February 2014
  Bernice King (center) speaks at church service in Atlanta, Georgia. (Courtesy Photo) Nobel Peace Prize and Sacred Bible at Risk Intrepidly stepping into her father’s role and speaking on his ... read more >>
Black Unemployment Rises to 12.1 percent
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 13 February 2014
 Rep. John Conyers wants emphasis on job creation (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) The Black unemployment rate increased from 11.9 percent in December to 12.1 percent in January, according the Department ... read more >>
Free Tax Help at Saturday Family Resource Fair
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 February 2014
Jerome E. Horton, chairman of the California Board of Equalization, observes a volunteer income tax preparation expert, and student at California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), complete the 2013 ... read more >>
Union Bank, KCETLink Kick Off 2014 Local Heroes Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 February 2014
      Anthony Tolbert Daryl Osby In celebration of Black History Month, Union Bank, N.A., has partnered with KCETLink to honor two  African Americans as local heroes.  The 2014 Black History ... read more >>
Los Angeles DA Speaks Candidly To Inspire Future Prosecutors
Written by Xavier HiggsSentinel Contributing Writer 13 February 2014
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey (Photo by Xavier Higgs for Sentinel) Los Angeles District Attorney, Jackie Lacey’s life is an open book that continues to inspire countless people. In ... read more >>
Hall of Fame Honorees Inducted among L.A.’s Brightest Stars
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 February 2014
Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, the first African American woman in the California Legislature, was among those honored at the 2014 African American Heritage Month Celebration in Los Angeles Los ... read more >>
Inaugural Black History Month Awards Luncheon Hosted by Al Sharpton
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Contributing 13 February 2014
  HONORABLE MENTION: Rev. Al Sharpton through the National Action Network selected five local leaders to honor at the inaugural Black History Month Awards Luncheon Wednesday, February 5 at the Beverly ... read more >>
Celebrating Black History Love Affairs: A Tribute to the Special Valentines
Written by Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer and Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 13 February 2014
Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher When Herbert Fisher married Zelmyra on May 13, 1924, he had no idea the Guinness Book of World Records would certify them as the oldest living African American couple 84 years ... read more >>
Report: Child Poverty in U.S. Escalating
Written by Margaret Summers Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 13 February 2014
  Although food stamps can only be used to purchase food, the GOP believes food stamps create welfare dependency. (Courtesy photo)   One of five children in the U.S. lives in poverty, according ... read more >>
Written by Associated Press 13 February 2014
Olivia Culbreath   DIAMOND BAR, Calif. -- Four members of a family were killed in a wrong-way freeway crash in California that also took the lives of two other people, including the sister of a woman ... read more >>
New Report: 2013 A Record-Breaking for Exonerations
Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 13 February 2014
    Last year was record-breaking for exonerations of innocent people convicted of crimes in the United States, a new report indicates.   The report, “Exonerations in 2013,” was released Feb. ... read more >>
Metropolitan Water District Officially Declares Water Supply Alert
Written by City News Service 13 February 2014
Los Angeles Aqueduct   Following through on promises made during a recent visit by Gov. Jerry Brown, the Metropolitan Water District board officially declared a water supply alert this week ... read more >>
USC Halloween Shooter Convicted
Written by City News Service 13 February 2014
  USC Halloween shooting victim Geno Hall (photo courtesy of Hall’s family) Family says USC pressured prosecutors to satisfy university donors     A 21-year-old man was convicted February ... read more >>
Black Staffers Battle Racism and Discrimination at World Bank
Written by Barrington M. Salmon Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 13 February 2014
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (Courtesy photo)   For more than seven years, Yonas Biru has been fighting the World Bank.   The Ethiopian native and Silver Spring, Md., resident said he’s ... read more >>
Most Americans not Prepared for Retirement
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 13 February 2014
President Obama outlines new retirement program during State of the Union speech. (File Photo)    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Seventy-five million working Americans do not have a retirement plan, and ... read more >>
Sen. Holly Mitchell says OK to wiretap in youth sex traffic cases
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 February 2014
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Introduces bill to let law enforcement eavesdrop on suspected traffickers   Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-South Los Angeles) has introduced a bill to allow courts to authorize ... read more >>
Statement on support of legislation to increase the debt ceiling
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 February 2014
  Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling until March, 2015:  I congratulate Speaker ... read more >>

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