Feds Charge U. of Mississippi Student in Noose Incident
Written by Special to the NPAA from Washington Informer 01 April 2015
Federal authorities announced Friday that a man has been charged with civil rights crimes for placing a noose around the neck of a statue of the University of Mississippi’s first black student.  Graeme ... read more >>
4 Journalists Arrested During Ferguson Protests Sue Police
Written by Jim Suhr, Associated Press 01 April 2015
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four journalists arrested during last summer's Ferguson protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its ... read more >>
Obama announces $240M in new pledges for STEM education
Written by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press 27 March 2015
President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math. At the White House ... read more >>
LMU AAAA Awards Scholars
Written by Troy Tieuel, contributing writer 27 March 2015
Honorable Steven Bradford, Former Assembly member 62nd District graced the students of Loyola Marymount University with a presentation and speech for the ‘A Night Out’ scholarship reception this ... read more >>
Arnwine Resigns as Head of Lawyers’ Committee
Written by George E. Curry, NPAA Editor-in-Chief 26 March 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Barbara R. Arnwine does not back down from a fight. After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a series of rulings that limited the rights of employees to sue their employers for discrimination, ... read more >>
Report: Minimum Wage Hike Would Have More Benefits Than Drawbacks
Written by City News Service 26 March 2015
  A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019 would have more benefits than drawbacks and increase the wages of about 600,000 workers, according ... read more >>
Obama: Dim hope for end to Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Written by DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press 26 March 2015
President Barack Obama listens during a joint news conference with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn ... read more >>
Long Beach Murder Reveals Ongoing Gang Dispute
Written by City News Service 26 March 2015
Murder victim, 24-year-old Kayon Dafney Six people have been arrested in the Fourth of July shooting death of a Long Beach man, authorities said last week.  Kayon Dafney, 24, of Long Beach was found ... read more >>
CAAASA Summit Focused on Aiding Minority Students
Written by McKenzie Jackson/California Black Media 26 March 2015
Corey Jackson Riverside area 100 Black Men leads his panel that covered best practices to reach African American youth. Dr. Robert K. Ross M.D. president and CEO of the California Endowment speaks ... read more >>
Obama allies recruit top Democrats to promote trade pacts
Written by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press 26 March 2015
In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, then-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks during an interview at his Statehouse office in Boston. President Barack Obama’s allies are recruiting high-profile Democrats ... read more >>
Bringing Transportation Hubs to Athens Westmont
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2015
Metro Green Line Vermont/Athens Station platform The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved $471,000 to develop a transportation hub within a half-mile radius from the Metro Green Line Vermont/Athens ... read more >>
Dr. J. Eugene Grigsby Retires
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 March 2015
Dr. J. Eugene Grigsby III, PhD President and CEO of the National Health Foundation culminates a successful career of improving healthcare in Los Angeles. When it comes to efficiency and planning, Dr. ... read more >>
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 >>

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