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Expert says Detroit bankruptcy plan feasible
Written by Ed White, Associated Press 23 October 2014
Court-appointed expert says Detroit bankruptcy exit plan feasible; ruling expected next month Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy is feasible, a court-appointed expert testified Wednesday October ... read more >>
Driver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy
Written by Associated Press 23 October 2014
Danisha Mitchell is hugged by a relative at the scene of the accident Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, a day after her 7-year-old son Jamarion Thomas was killed in when his motorized bicycle collided with an ... read more >>
Howard U. Student Becomes Youngest Elected Official in D.C.
Written by Daniel White, Special to NNPA from Howard University News Service 23 October 2014
Allyson Carpenter In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then-10 and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition to get their teacher fired for what Carpenter ... read more >>
Lennon Lacy’s death recalls Emmett Till’s
Written by Herb Boyd, Special to the NNPA 23 October 2014
Lennon Lacy  (NNPA) – Black Americans old enough to recall the shock of seeing and hearing what had happened to Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 are sure to get a fresh whiff of the atrocity ... read more >>
Remembering Dr. Calvin Rolark
Written by By Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer 23 October 2014
Dr. Calvin Rolark  The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who writes a weekly column that runs in The Washington Informer, simply couldn’t find the right words. Jackson, who marched alongside Martin Luther King ... read more >>
Funeral Services Pending for Gang Interventionist Reno Williams
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 October 2014
  Reno Williams  Funeral services are pending for Reno Williams, an elite member and instructor with the Professional Community Interventionist Training Institute (PCITI), who lost his life over ... read more >>
Original Southern California Black Panther Party Member Dies at 68
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 October 2014
Ronald Freeman Ronald Freeman Death makes third original L.A. Black Panther to die in past two months Roland Freeman, an original member of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Party ... read more >>
Until we meet again, I love you Grandpa
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 23 October 2014
(Amen Oyiboke with her maternal grandparents) It was the summer of 2009, I was sitting in my bedroom in Houston, Texas, and extremely nervous and excited about what was about to happen. For the first ... read more >>
Obama pitches for votes on black radio
Written by NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press 23 October 2014
In this Oct. 20, 2104 file photo, President Barack Obama votes early for the midterm election at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago. President Barack Obama is hitting the ... read more >>
Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings
Written by MICHAEL TARM and TOM COYNE Associated Press 23 October 2014
This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Department shows Darren Vann. (AP Photo/Lake County Sheriff's Department) This photo provided by Lori Townsend shows Afrikka Hardy, whose body ... read more >>
Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive
Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press 23 October 2014
This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And ... read more >>
Housing Segregation Played Role in Ferguson, Mo. Tragedy
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 23 October 2014
Missouri State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed walks during a rally for justice for Michael Brown, and the people of Ferguson, Mo., on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in ... read more >>
Waters Calls for Review of Ebola Protocols at LAX
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 October 2014
  Congresswoman Maxine Waters  Citing concerns from airport police officers, flight attendants, nurses and many others, a senior congresswoman representing Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) ... read more >>
Governor Signs Jones-Sawyer Affordable Housing Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 October 2014
Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr.  Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 1765 authored by Assembly member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr. which seeks to increase the availability ... read more >>
Los Angeles Democratic Party Endorses Gray for West Basin Water Board Division II
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 October 2014
Gloria Gray Gloria currently serves on the West Basin Municipal Water District, as the vice chair of the Metropolitan Water District and was former statewide commissioner on the Delta Stewardship ... read more >>
Sharpton Celebrates Birthday During NAN LA’s Vanguard Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 October 2014
Mrs. Michael Cummings (r) presents Rev. Al Sharpton (2nd left) with his birthday cake with (l) Judge Greg Mathis and (2nd right) LBR’s Robert Bush.  Reverend Al Sharpton, founder of the National ... read more >>
Record number of black candidates seeking office
Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press 16 October 2014
In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, Mia Love, the Republican nominee in Utah’s 4th congressional district, smiles after speaking during a rally, in Lehi, Utah. Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt ... read more >>
Black Women Challenge NFL on Domestic Violence
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist 16 October 2014
  Members of the Black Women's Roundtable look on as Teresa C. Younger of Ms. Foundation for Women (at podium) expresses her support of the campaign urging NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to get it right ... read more >>
An Analysis of Killings by Police Shows Outsize Risk for Young Black Males.
Written by Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara Special to the NNPA from ProPublica 16 October 2014
Protesters of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson Missouri go head to head with officers  Young Black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their White ... read more >>
Is ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Keeping out Community Groups?
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 16 October 2014
In an effort to spark innovation at the local level to improve life outcomes for young men and boys of color, White House officials recently announced the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge, ... read more >>
Denver jury: Deputies used too much force in death
Written by SADIE GURMAN Associated Press 16 October 2014
This undated photo provided by the Denver Department of Safety shows Marvin Booker, a homeless Denver street preacher. Jury selection got underway Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in the civil trial for five ... read more >>
SPECIAL REPORT: the Supreme Court Could Scuttle Critical Fair Housing Rule
Written by By Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones, Special to NNPA from ProPublica 11 October 2014
The Obama administration is preparing to issue a rule setting a single standard for proving violations of the Fair Housing Act — just as the Supreme Court signals it may take up a challenge to the measure.   SPECIAL ... read more >>
Black Females Lack Leadership Opportunities
Written by By Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 11 October 2014
  Fatima Goss Graves speaks at an April 1 Senate hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act. (Senate Democrats/Flick/CC license).  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – While Black girls posses high levels of leadership ... read more >>
Police mistakenly think black teen is home burglar
Written by Associated Press 10 October 2014
Police mistook a black teenager for a burglar and pepper-sprayed him inside the home of his white foster parents. It was Monday afternoon when 18-year-old DeShawn Currie came home from school and ... read more >>
Obama raising money in California for Democrats
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press 10 October 2014
President Barack Obama answers questions during a town hall event at Cross Campus, a collaborative space that brings together freelancers, creative professionals, entrepreneurs and startup teams, on ... read more >>

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