April Ryan, Political Lion
Written by Kam Williams, Contributing Writer 26 March 2015
“The Presidency in Black and White”  (Christy Bowe, Image Catcher News) April D. Ryan is a veteran journalist who has been a White House correspondent for the past 18 years. She also serves ... read more >>
Welfare Reform Garnered for Black Women a Hard Time and a Bad Name
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 26 March 2015
Barbara Williams called the "Queen of Welfare" This is the third in a series of articles about laws that have significantly impacted Black women in America.  On Aug. 22, 1996, then-U.S. President ... read more >>
Republican Budget Would Shred Safety Net
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 26 March 2015
House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Republican House budget will shred the social safety net designed to protect the most vulnerable citizens, severely cutting ... read more >>
NATIONAL BLACK PROGRAMMING CONSORTIUM SELECTS EIGHT FOR INCUBATOR
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2015
As part of its NBPC 360 initiative, eight producing teams to compete for up to $150,000 in development funds for their TV, web series pilots Out of a field of 163 applicants, National Black Programming ... read more >>
Giuliani Supporting Loretta Lynch Nomination
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 26 March 2015
 AG Nominee Loretta Lynch (White House Photo by Pete Souza) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In recent weeks, Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, claimed that President Barack Obama didn’t love ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (March 26-April 1)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 26 March 2015
(Diana Ross) March 26 1944- Iconic actress and singer Diana Ross was born in Detroit, Michigan. Ross, who is known for being the lead singer of vocal group The Supremes, became one of Motown’s most ... read more >>
5 Years Later Obama Care Measured: The Affordable Care Act Still Has Work to Do
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 26 March 2015
Signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, the law established minimum standards for health insurance; created market "exchanges" for people and small businesses to buy polices; expanded Medicaid ... read more >>
Local Officials to Join Mother’s In Action Clean up
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2015
Major Environmental Promotion Set for March 28 A major environmental cleanup event launched by the founder and director of Mother’s In Action, the late Brenda Marsh-Mitchell will continue with the ... read more >>
NUL Report: Black America Remains in Crisis
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 26 March 2015
Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League,. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)  WASHINGTON (NPA) – When it comes to the equality in America, a new report by the National Urban League ... read more >>
Trial set for videographer arrested covering Ferguson
Written by Jim Salter and Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press 26 March 2015
Freelance journalist Mary Moore poses for a portrait before entering Ferguson Municipal Court Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Moore was charged with municipal violations after an arrest on ... read more >>
Parents: Children will have it Harder than they Did
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 26 March 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey – and no one feels this more acutely than Black ... read more >>
Actress Taraji P Henson Will Send Son to Howard after USC Incident
Written by City News Service 26 March 2015
The chief of the USC Department of Public Safety said this week he was ``deeply disturbed'' to hear allegations that the son of actress Taraji P. Henson was racially profiled by police at the campus, ... read more >>
The Loneliness of the Black Republican
Written by Book Review by Kam Williams 25 March 2015
Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power by Leah Wright Riguer Princeton University Press Hardcover, $35.00 430 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-691-15901-0    “This study introduces readers ... read more >>
West Los Angeles College Only Community College in LA Basin Approved to Offer Bachelor’s Degree Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 March 2015
Geoffrey Baum, President of the Board of Governors for the California Community Colleges announced that the West Los Angeles College proposal to offer a Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene has officially ... read more >>
Compton Families Enjoy a Day of Fun and Learning at Nick Jr.
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 March 2015
(From left-to-right): Compton Unified Board President Micah Ali, Board Member Margie Garrett, Child Development/Pre-School Administrator Telma Bayona, actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict (center), Principal Dr. ... read more >>
Minimum Wage Study to be Released
Written by City News Service 25 March 2015
UC Berkeley's study of a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles is expected to be released this week, ahead of four public hearings on the issue being hosted over the next month by a City ... read more >>
New Website Reveals DWP Financials
Written by City News Service 25 March 2015
Controller Ron Galperin unveiled an online portal last week detailing payroll, vendor payments and other financial data about the Department of Water and Power. The ``DWP Utility Panel'' website includes ... read more >>
National Society of Black Engineers Convention Showcases Community Impact
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 March 2015
 More than 8,000 to Attend the Event, in Anaheim, Calif. The National Society of Black Engineers will hold its annual convention at the Anaheim Convention Center March 25-29.  The 41st annual convention ... read more >>
Black Employee Sues ‘Operation Gratitude’
Written by City News Service 25 March 2015
The Van Nuys-based organization that sends care packages to the military was sued last Friday by a former employee who alleges he was fired due to his race and gender and also because he asked for time ... read more >>
Ben Crump: The “Ferguson” Interview with Kam Williams
Written by Kam Williams 23 March 2015
Attorney for the Brown Family Responds to Shooting of Police in Ferguson and to Recent Developments in Other Civil Rights Cases   Ben Crump is the attorney of record in many high-profile, civil rights ... read more >>
One Year After Disappearance, Advocates Believe Missing D.C. Girl May Still Be Alive
Written by Linda Poulson Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 23 March 2015
  Relisha Rudd (Courtesy Photo) One year after the disappearance of a then-eight-year-old girl from a Washington, D.C. homeless shelter, supporters believe the girl may still be alive. Relisha Rudd ... read more >>
Inglewood City Clerk Election Offers an Honest Choice
Written by Francis Taylor, Contributing Writer 22 March 2015
Yvonne Horton When Inglewood voters go to the polls on April 7, 2015, they will have a clear choice for Inglewood City Clerk. Yvonne Horton, Inglewood City Clerk, is the experienced, intelligent and ... read more >>
Amazing: 10-Year-Old Has Started Taking College Courses
Written by Krystle Crossman, Special to the NNPA from The Westside Gazette 19 March 2015
Esther Okade When most of us were in fourth or fifth grade we dreaded stepping into math class. The numbers, the equations, having to show your work is just too much for some. Then there is Wellsal, ... read more >>
Increased Black Home Ownership Would Slice Wealth Gap
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 19 March 2015
  Researchers studying the affects of public policy on the racial wealth gap estimated that the median wealth of Black households would rise 451 percent if Blacks owned homes at the same rates as Whites. “With ... read more >>
One woman saving L.A. schools, one charter at a time
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 19 March 2015
Dr. Jeanette Grattan Parker Hailing from the projects of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Jeanette Grattan Parker moved to California shortly after high school. After years of hard work, she found herself in ... read more >>

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