Man guilty of murder in attack on Chinese students
Written by LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press 30 October 2014
Javier Bolden reacts as he is convicted of first-degree murder at the Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Bolden was convicted today of two counts of first-degree murder for the killings ... read more >>
Nurse who had Ebola will be released from hospital
Written by JEFF MARTIN Associated Press 30 October 2014
This Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson, File) A Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before ... read more >>
Justice?!? Metro Atlanta Man Gets 20 Years for Stealing IPod
Written by Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender 30 October 2014
This is a question of: does the punishment fit the crime? A suburban Atlanta man was convicted for stealing a boy’s iPod and was subsequently sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Cobb County district ... read more >>
Black Dollar Project Gathers for Re-Creation of Historic Black Wall Street Photo
Written by Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times 30 October 2014
Saturday, October 18 was a sight to remember, as members of the Black Dollar Project gathered together on the steps of the historic St. John MBC on Dowling to re-create the Black Wall Street photo. The ... read more >>
For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule
Written by KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press 30 October 2014
For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government. Schools with career-oriented programs that fail to comply ... read more >>
Lakers Lose Game and Prized Rookie
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 28 October 2014
Lakers fans and their new head coach Byron Scott knew this was going to be a challenging season, but the hill got a bit steeper after prized first round draft pick Julius Randle went down with a serious ... read more >>
Brenda Marsh – Mitchell Enduring Legacy Memorialized
Written by By Brian W. Carter, Staff Writer 24 October 2014
    Council President Herb Wesson (center) proclaims Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Square in honor of the late Mother's In Action President and longtime community advocate on Oct. 16 Joining Wesson (L-R) are ... read more >>
Rep. Karen Bass statement on Dr. Craig Spencer being diagnosed with Ebola
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2014
Rep. Karen Bass    Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, released the following ... read more >>
The Taste of Soul Uplifts Local Business, Residents
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Contributing Writer 23 October 2014
Photo By Robert Torrence   This year marked the 9th time the Taste of Soul Family Festival has immortalized Crenshaw Boulevard with its atmosphere of fun, family and business prosperity.  Although ... read more >>
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 >>
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 >>
Spirit of Brenda energizes TOS Gospel Stage
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett (Religion Editor) 23 October 2014
The Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Gospel Stage debuted with power at the 9th Annual Taste of Soul. Thanks to the huge stage backdrop featuring her image, the spirit of Brenda enveloped the air as artist ... 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 >>
L.A. area mountains to be national monument
Written by Kevin Freking, Associated Press 10 October 2014
This Dec. 27, 2012 file photo, snow covered San Gabriel Mountains rise behind the downtown Los Angeles downtown skyline. President Barack Obama plans to announce on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 that he will ... read more >>

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