Friday, November 21, 2014
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National Organization Seeks To Continue War On AIDS
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 20 November 2014
Tony Wafford (center from left) with Inglewood city councilman Ralph Franklin, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Inglewood Mayor James Butts  Columnist and activist, Tony Wafford sees an overwhelming ... read more >>
Black Pollster: ‘Democrats Got their [Butt] Whipped’
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 13 November 2014
Cornell Belcher Even with overwhelming support from Black voters, Democrats still lost control of the United States Senate in the midterm elections and President Barack Obama will have to compromise ... read more >>
Golden State Opportunity
Written by McKenzie Jackson & Simeon Gant, California Black Media 13 November 2014
Assemblymember Autumn Burke  With a record number of members in the statehouse, how will the California Legislative Black Caucus leverage a rare moment in history?   Following midterm elections ... read more >>
Aging Veterans: The Forgotten Heroes
Written by Gregory C. Scott, President & CEO, New Directions for Veterans 13 November 2014
  The need to serve all veterans continues to be a true dynamic, especially here in Los Angeles, we can never ignore. As a nation, we must be veteran-centric, results-oriented, focused, and committed ... read more >>
Feds to Create Wrongful Convictions Unit
Written by Jazelle Hunt, Washington Correspondent 13 November 2014
( U.S. Attorney Ronald_C. Machen,Jr. ) U.S. Attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s ... read more >>
Employment Outlook for Black Males Improving
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 13 November 2014
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Last month’s Black unemployment rate (10.9 percent) was more than twice the White unemployment rate (4.8 percent), but when it comes to key measures in the labor market, Blacks ... read more >>
President Obama Makes Historical Nomination of Loretta Lynch
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assisting Managing Editor 13 November 2014
US Attorney Loretta Lynch pauses as she speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, where President Barack Obama announced that he will nominate her to replace ... read more >>
19th Anniversary of Million Man March
Written by Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writer 06 November 2014
Unite and be free, Farrakhan tells Jamaica and the Caribbean during 19th Anniversary of the Million March message in Kingston The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was in good spirit as he delivered ... read more >>
Obama vows to 'get the job done' with Republicans
Written by DAVID ESPO and JULIE PACE Associated Press 06 November 2014
One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try to turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock ... read more >>
Used-car GPS helps police find abducted woman
Written by SEAN CARLIN and LARRY O'DELL Associated Press 06 November 2014
Family members surround Keisha Gaither, second from left, mother of kidnapping victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, as they celebrate following a news conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, ... read more >>
For-profit colleges target regulations in lawsuit
Written by KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press 06 November 2014
  The for-profit college sector filed a lawsuit Thursday November 6 that seeks to halt new regulations of its industry. The lawsuit is in response to a rule the Obama administration announced last ... read more >>
Tension Remains Over Police Shootings of Young Black Males
Written by Dr. J. A. Salaam, Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 06 November 2014
(Mourners filled church for Sunday memorial service.) Tensions over the police shooting of Michael Brown, Jr., 18, by a White police officer here and the unrelated shooting of 18-year-old Vonderrit ... read more >>
Contras and Drugs, Three Decades Later
Written by Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero, Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 06 November 2014
( Lt. Col. Oliver North delivers a pro-Contra briefing to the members of the Iran-Contra committee July 14, 1987. North is holding each of the 57 slides and describing what they showed.)   In late ... 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 >>
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 >>
Lennon Lacy’s death recalls Emmett Till’s
Written by Herb Boyd, Special to the NNPA 23 October 2014
Lennon Lacy  (NNPA) – Black Americans old enough to recall the shock of seeing and hearing what had happened to Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 are sure to get a fresh whiff of the atrocity ... 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 >>
Sharpton Celebrates Birthday During NAN LA’s Vanguard Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 October 2014
Mrs. Michael Cummings (r) presents Rev. Al Sharpton (2nd left) with his birthday cake with (l) Judge Greg Mathis and (2nd right) LBR’s Robert Bush.  Reverend Al Sharpton, founder of the National ... 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 >>

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