U.S. Delegates Visit Alan Gross in Cuba Jail
Written by Associated Press 16 June 2011
The American contractor was sentenced in March to 15 years in prison after being convicted of bringing communications equipment into Cuba illegally.By The Associated PressMembers of a visiting United States ... read more >>
Nation of Islam’s Akbar Muhammad Released in Guyana After Unjust Detention, False Charges
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 May 2011
A. Akbar Muhammad, international representative of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of IslamBy Ashahed M. Muhammad -Asst. EditorSpecial to the Sentinel from the Final Call"O you who ... read more >>
Heightened Security for Obama’s Grandmother after Bin Laden Shooting
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 May 2011
A beefed-up battalion of security was ordered around the rural Kenyan home of President Obama's grandmother following the fatal shooting of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. "We received reports of plans ... read more >>
President Obama Gives the Order – Mission Accomplished
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 May 2011
On the final night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 2008, an emboldened candidate Senator Obama stated in a 42-minute speech that kept the audience riveted his plan for change in America. ... read more >>
Ivory Coast President Says He Won’t Step Down
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 April 2011
Why aren't we here for 'humanitarian reasons'?BY MARCO CHOWN OVED & RUKMINI CALLIMACHIAssociated PressIvory Coast's strongman Laurent Gbagbo tried to hang on to power for one more day Wednesday from ... read more >>
Haiti Pins its hopes on a popstar president
Written by Trenton Daniel (Associated Press) 07 April 2011
Haitians express joy about the election By TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press Haiti's pop-star-turned-president-elect donned a conservative gray suit Tuesday for his first news conference since his upset ... read more >>
Japan Infrastructure
Written by Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Columnist) 25 March 2011
By Julianne MalveauxNNPA ColumnistI am among the many who are stilled, freighted, and challenged by the tsunami and nuclear power breakdown in Japan. The tragedy raises all kinds of questions including ... read more >>
New Zimbabwe Law Draws a Bead on Coke
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Global Information Network 25 March 2011
Special to the NNPA from the Global Information NetworkOpposition critics in Zimbabwe are lambasting a government takeover threat announced by President Robert Mugabe of close to 800 companies who fail ... read more >>
Experts Meet to Discuss Challenges Facing Mosquito Control in the U.S.
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 March 2011
The severe impacts of meeting new regulatory costs are topics of widespread discussion at the annual meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association this week in Anaheim. These new costs are a result ... read more >>
Arab League Backs No-Fly Zone Over Wartorn Libya
Written by Special to NNPA from Global Information Network 25 March 2011
Amr Moussa Special to the NNPA from the Global Information NetworkPunishing air strikes and fierce shelling from forces loyal to embattled Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi have roused the Arab League to ... read more >>
Black Empowerment in South Africa has been ‘Hijacked’, Charges former Union Leader
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 24 March 2011
J. Naidoo Special to the NNPA from the Global Information NetworkA program intended to undo the evils of apartheid by training and promoting qualified Blacks into corporate jobs is drawing fire from some ... read more >>
Aristide Returns to Haiti
Written by Ben Fox and Trenton Daniel (Associated Press) 24 March 2011
Jean Bertrand Aristide lands in Haiti After a seven-year exile, Haiti's former leader, Jean Bertrand Aristide, returned to a warm welcome ... by some ... and not so warm by others.AP Story by Ben Fox and ... read more >>
Attorney General Harris Extends Sympathy to Victims of the Japanese Earthquake
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 March 2011
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Extends Sympathy to Victims of the Japanese EarthquakeSAN FRANCISCO -- California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today expressed her sympathy to the hundreds of victims ... read more >>
Gadhafi Forces Hammer Rebels on Eastern Front
Written by Paul Schemm and Maggie Michael (Associated Press) 11 March 2011
An anti-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi rebel, holds his RPG as he walks forward to fight on the front line during fighting against pro-Gadhafi fighters, near the town of Bin-Jawad, eastern Libya, Tuesday, ... read more >>
Will Egypt Be a Model for Democracy in Africa?
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 17 February 2011
The revolution in Egypt was not televised, it happened via the social network ... twitter ... texting ... and so on.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorIn gauging the reaction to the events in ... read more >>
Will the Fall of Egypt Affect Black America?
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 February 2011
Touted as a "March of Millions" the people of Egypt are confronting their government in a significant way... but what does that mean for Black America and Africa?By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing ... read more >>
Black Publishers Receive International Welcome from Governor of Virgin Islands
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) & Richette L. Haywood (NNPA Contributor) 27 January 2011
Equal Access Dominates Discussions During Black Newspaper Publishers ConferenceYussuf J. Simmonds, Editor, Los Angeles Sentinel                                           ... read more >>
Why Multiculturalism Fails in Germany
Written by Earl Flanagan 29 November 2010
By Earl Flanagan, Special to Sentinel A few days ago, my e-mail inbox began blowing up with links and questions about comments German Chancellor Angela Merkel made in Potsdam while addressing a youth ... read more >>
Haiti Still in Chaos
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 November 2010
The status of Haiti has grown worse in the 11 months since the earthquake: the recent hurricane and the cholera epidemic are proverbial insults added to massive injuries.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing ... read more >>
Haiti: Seven Months After the Earthquake
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 August 2010
 Present-Day HaitiDeath and destruction are still unprecedented in Haiti seven months after the earthquake even though billions have been donated. That raises the question, why? Thousands of relief and ... read more >>
Russian Milestone: 1st Black Elected to Public Office
Written by Kristina Narizhnaya (Associated Press) 11 August 2010
 Jean Gregoire SagboBy Kristina NarizhnayaAssociated Press WriterNovozavidovo, Russia — People in this Russian town used to stare at Jean Gregoire Sagbo because they had never seen a black man. Now ... read more >>
How Haiti Survives
Written by Dr. Brenda Flanagan 17 June 2010
 Life in HaitiBy Dr. Brenda FlanaganMy niece's son, a soldier, has been in Iraq twice since the last war began. He will not talk to me or to any other relative about his experiences. Having been to ... read more >>
The North African Connection
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 June 2010
 Icelandic volcano eruptionMap of North AfricaAnnoyed and miserable travelers may have a better way getting around future Volcano eruptions by utilizing North Africa's travel ports.By Yussuf J. SimmondsManaging ... read more >>
Oprah Winfrey settles lawsuit
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2010
Oprah with girls from her Leadership AcademyOprah Winfrey settles lawsuitEven the doyenne of daytime television and a world renowned businesswoman and philanthropist is not immune from lawsuits.It could ... read more >>
Haiti Debt Relief Bill Passes the House
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 March 2010
Congresswoman Waters reviews some of the plastic being used to shelter Haitians who have been left homeless by the earthquake. The Congresswoman remains concerned that unless all survivors are given access ... read more >>