Nurse in Spain gets Ebola, Raising Global Concern
Written by MIKE STOBBE Associated Press 07 October 2014
(AP Photo: President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team and senior staff to receive updates on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa) NEW YORK (AP) — In a case underscoring ... read more >>
The ‘Queen’ Comes to Taste of Soul!!
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 04 October 2014
The appearance for Latifah will not be her first at Taste of Soul, she made an impromptu appearance two years ago to show her support of the event that celebrates Black culture. Queen Latifah signs ... read more >>
Emerging Leaders Discuss Pressing Issues in Black America
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 02 October 2014
  The facilitators of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Emerging Leaders program decided not to have a traditional panel of speakers for its 44th Annual Legislative Conference forum on ... read more >>
Many sick in US Ebola patient's Liberia hometown
Written by KRISTA LARSON Associated Press 02 October 2014
Neighbors sit in front of the house that Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man now hospitalized in Texas, rented on 72nd SKD Boulevard during his stay in Liberia, in Morovia, Thursday Oct. 2, 2014.  (AP ... read more >>
New Nielsen Study Underscores Need for Diversity
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 02 October 2014
Nielsen's Cheryl Pearson-McNeil says Blacks are trendsetters. The most effective way for companies to connect with African Americans is by reflecting diversity in their advertisements and utilizing ... read more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes Suing Young Jeezy and Kendrick Lamar
Written by Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World 02 October 2014
Jeezy (left) with Kendrick Lamar Internationally-renwoned and universally-beloved Bishop T.D. Jakes is vowing to file a lawsuit against popular rapper Young Jeezy and singer Kendrick Lamar for sampling ... read more >>
Premiere of the New Taste of Soul App!
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Contributing Writer 02 October 2014
  For the first time in Taste of Soul history a mobile app is born.   Tired of looking timeously for the next food vendor to try during the Taste of Soul Festival? Interested in seeing a list ... read more >>
Photos: Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma visits Los Angeles
Written by Valerie Goodloe, Sentinel Photographer 02 October 2014
1-     Danny J. Bakewell Sr, Executive Publisher/Chairman Bakewell Media, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-37th District). Photos ... read more >>
Annual Blood Drive Draws Hundreds
Written by Jennifer Bihm and Shonasee Shaver 02 October 2014
  Hundreds of community members and donors came out to 3800 Crenshaw Boulevard in support of saving lives September 27, during the 5th annual Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation blood drive. From ... read more >>
Dates Set for Rod Wright Replacement in Senate
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 02 October 2014
  Democratic Governor Jerry Brown has established the special election dates of Dec. 9, 2014 and Feb. 10, 2015 to fill the California Senate seat vacated by the resignation of Roderick Wright who was ... read more >>
Renowned LAUSD Educator Willie Washington, Jr. Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 October 2014
  Willie Washington, Jr. was born to Willie Washington and Lucille Hands in Scott, Arkansas on January 1, 1929.  An only child, Willie was given early Christian training by his mother and his grandmother, ... read more >>
Convicted Triple-Murderer Sentenced to Three Life Prison Terms
Written by TERRI VERMEULEN KEITH City News Service 02 October 2014
Jurors deliberated about two hours before convicting Samuel Little on Sept. 2 of three counts of first-degree murder for the killings of Carol Alford, Audrey Nelson and Guadalupe Apodaca.  Jurors also ... read more >>
The ‘Queen’ Comes to Taste of Soul
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 02 October 2014
Queen Latifah named honorary chair for 9th annual TOS Festival  Los Angeles’ largest street festival which exceeded one million attendees after eight years, Taste of  Soul has named Queen Latifah ... read more >>
OIL BARONS JUMP ON NEW FINDS IN AFRICA, IGNORING CLIMATE JUSTICE CALLS
Written by Global Information Network 01 October 2014
  Sep. 30 (GIN) – U.S. and UK oil explorers are making their moves on the Western Sahara, between Mauritania and Morocco, despite calls by thousands of climate justice activists worldwide to “keep ... read more >>
Government confirms first case of Ebola in US
Written by David Warren and Laura Neergaard 01 October 2014
        DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of ... read more >>
CBC Joins Black Churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’ Campaign
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 25 September 2014
During a recent press conference at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Headquarters, Fudge, joined by Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and Donna ... read more >>
Detroit tells judge: We can't give away free water
Written by ED WHITE Associated Press 25 September 2014
Demeeko Williams, left, of the Detroit Water Brigade talks into a megaphone during a rally outside federal courthouse in Detroit, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. A hearing was held about a lawsuit that seeks ... read more >>
New iPhones run into software, bending complaints
Written by BRANDON BAILEY Associated Press 25 September 2014
Apple's newest iPhones ran into some glitches recently after users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is ... read more >>
Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits
Written by Associated Press 25 September 2014
This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. The Labor Department releases its weekly report ... read more >>
Congress releases war funds to fight Ebola
Written by ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press 25 September 2014
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, healthcare workers load a man suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus onto an ambulance in Kenema, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Sierra ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Sept. 25 - Oct. 1)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Contributing Writer 25 September 2014
(Bessie Smith)   September 25 1861- The Secretary of the Navy authorizes the enlistment of African Americans in the Union Navy. The enlistees could achieve no rank higher than “boys” and receive ... read more >>
WHITE HOUSE: HOLDER RESIGNING AS ATTORNEY GENERAL
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 25 September 2014
  WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years ... read more >>
Black Woman Beaten by CHP to Receive 1.5 Million
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 25 September 2014
In this July 1, 2014 file image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. A woman ... read more >>
The Brotherhood Crusade and SEIU ULTCW Teaches Girls to be Leaders at Camp P.L.U.S.
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 September 2014
(LaNae Williams (left), a camp counselor and youth advocate, and Otesha Mosley, camp organizer and case manager, enjoy the outdoors  at the Brotherhood Crusade’s Camp P.L.U.S. retreat in Big Bear ... read more >>
EPA: ‘Jordan Downs Environmentally Safe’
Written by City News Service 25 September 2014
The state's environmental protection and toxics control agencies concluded that ``no further action is necessary'' after reviewing the results of testing done on soil samples taken from the Jordan Downs ... read more >>

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