AP Interview: Uganda's president says he's the one bullied
Written by Cara Anna 08 May 2015
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for ... read more >>
Appeals court says police can withhold license plate scans
Written by Brian Melley, The Associated Press 08 May 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police don't have to disclose license plate records that advocacy groups sought to gauge how high-tech surveillance was being used, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday.   The ... read more >>
3,000 Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported from Niger
Written by Haruna Umar, Associated Press 08 May 2015
GAIDAM, Nigeria (AP) — Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a brutal three-day trek in which at least a dozen people ... read more >>
University of Rhode Island police to start carrying guns
Written by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press 08 May 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island campus police will start carrying guns Friday, making it the final public university in the nation to arm its officers.   The move to arm police ... read more >>
Problems Linger in Baltimore
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 08 May 2015
  Protesters call for justice for Freddie Gray as Baltimore police officers watch. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire Service) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Baltimore’s curfew has been lifted, the officers ... read more >>
Hundreds Help Clean Up After Baltimore Riots
Written by Stacey M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from The Baltimore Times 07 May 2015
Morgan students on their way to assist with the clean-up of community in aftermath of riots. (Larry Morgan/Morgan State University)   BALTIMORE — Students from Morgan State University, local teachers, ... read more >>
The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. launches the Black Male Entrepreneur Institute in Washington DC
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2015
The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. launched the first Young Black Male Entrepreneur Institute event recently,  at the City Club in the nation's capital. This is the first of many in the United States. During ... read more >>
Baltimore Tensions Calming
Written by Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 07 May 2015
It had been a day for cleaning and reflection, of pulling together to bring some sense of normalcy to a community that had seen many businesses destroyed just the day before.   As day turned to evening ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (May 7-13)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 07 May 2015
May 7 1976- American lawyer and public official William H. Hastie was inaugurated as the first Black Governor of the United States Virgin Islands. Hastie was known for his advocacy for the civil rights ... read more >>
Baltimore officers charged
Written by Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from the Baltimore Times 07 May 2015
“I will seek justice on your behalf,” Mosby told a packed news conference. “No one is above the law.” (COURTESY PHOTO)   BALTIMORE — With a single press conference, Maryland Attorney General ... read more >>
Solis, Waters to Receive Phenomenal Woman of the Year Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2015
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Beverly White: Celebrating 25 years with NBC Universal
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 07 May 2015
(Valerie Goodloe/LA Sentinel)  Beverly White has been a journalist for nearly 30 years, during that time she’s covered a range of unique stories during her career. “We are professional story ... read more >>
President Obama Makes Life Commitment to Urban Youth ‘My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’ announced in New York
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2015
President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Lehman College in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, May 4,. Obama announced the creation of an independent nonprofit organization that is a spin off ... read more >>
After Charges Filed and Curfew Lifted, Baltimore Regroups
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 07 May 2015
Two young girls talk to national guardsmen outside of city hall in Baltimore, Md., on Friday, May 1. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire Service.)     BALTIMORE (NNPA) – Friday afternoon was clear ... read more >>
Freddie Gray’s Family Lauds Mosby Decision to Charge Officers
Written by Dorothy Rowley, Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer 07 May 2015
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced May 1 that six police officers have been charged in the April death of Freddie Gray, the black man who died while in policy custody. The family ... read more >>
Justice Not Delayed in Baltimore
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief 07 May 2015
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore, Md., speaks to a staffer during a swearing in ceremony earlier this year. (Courtesy Photo/Office of the Mayor) NEWS ANALYSIS Three extremely qualified ... read more >>
Blacks Lag in Accessing High-Speed Internet
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 07 May 2015
Free community-based computer classes are often underfunded small-scale operations, which contributes to the digital divide. (DC Central Kitchen/Flickr/CC BY 2.0) As education, jobs, and the national ... read more >>
Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president
Written by STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW, Associated Press 07 May 2015
  This March 8, 2014, file photo shows Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, ... read more >>
Moms who’ve lost a child cope with grief and memories on Mother’s Day
Written by Danielle Cralle, contributing writer 07 May 2015
  Traditionally a time for families to gather and celebrate the contributions that the matriarchs have made, for some moms, Mother’s Day is a painful reminder.  “Since the loss of my son Bijan, ... read more >>
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 >>
Judge sets July trial for Suge Knight's murder case
Written by ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press 01 May 2015
In this March 9, 2015 file photo, attorney Mathew Fletcher, left, talks with his client Marion "Suge" Knight upon his arrival in court for a hearing about evidence in his murder case, in Los Angeles, ... 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 >>
Family of man slain by police on Skid Row files $20M claim
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2015
This February 2000 photo provided by Ventura County Sheriff's Office shows Charley Saturmin Robinet, aka, Charly Leundeu Keunang, after his arrest for robbery. Keunang was killed Sunday, March 1, 2015, ... read more >>