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Blacks Underrepresented in STEM Classes
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 26 February 2015
0 0 1 18 104 LA Sentinel 1 1 121 14.0   Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE   /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable   Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference ... read more >>
Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts
Written by Freddie Allen, Senior Washington Correspondent 19 February 2015
African Americans account for 25 percent of the 12 million jail admissions every year. (Wikimedia Commons)     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused ... read more >>
FCC Chairman Proposes Making Internet a Public Utility
Written by Zenitha Prince contributing writer 13 February 2015
  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed new rules for protecting the open Internet which will be voted on at the FCC’s Feb. 26 open meeting. The new regulation would ... read more >>
Angela Davis Still an Activist At 71, the Freedom Fighter Battles On
Written by Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer 05 February 2015
A current photograph of Angela Davis, professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz (Courtesy photo) Say the name Angela Davis and, depending upon with whom you speak, a range of opinions, ... read more >>
Wendell Scott Honored During 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2015
First African-American to Win NASCAR Premier Series Race Joins Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Joe Weatherly and Rex White in Sixth Induction Class Stock car racing trailblazer Wendell Scott was among five ... read more >>
Coca-Cola and Steve Harvey Partner to Motivate Moms and Teens
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2015
(courtesy photo) The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program returns this year with a stronger focus on African American moms and their impact on the academic success of their teens. Building on the initiative’s ... read more >>
U.S. Conference of Mayors Unveils Community Policing Recommendations
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2015
  U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson, flanked by Columbia, S.C. Mayor Stephen Benjamin, left, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, speaks to reporters during ... read more >>
Jim Moss, Former Daily N.Y. Newspaper Publisher Dies at 72
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 29 January 2015
  Jim Moss, who served 10 years as one of a handful of Black publishers of an American daily newspaper, died Jan. 20 of throat cancer. He was 72. Moss was the executive editor of The (Middletown, N.Y.) ... read more >>
GM Highlights Diversity at Detroit Auto Show
Written by Freddie Allen, Senior Washington Correspondent 29 January 2015
Ed Welburn, vice president of Global Design for General Motors, talks about the Avenir, Buick's concept sedan at the Buick Global Reveal Event in Detroit, Mich. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)     DETROIT (NNPA) ... read more >>
Rev. Jackson Closes 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 January 2015
Rev. Jesse Jackson and World Bank Group, President, Jim Yong Kim, M.D., PhD. at the Thursday WSP Awards Luncheon. (Margot Jordan) Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, ... read more >>
Democrats defend naming Rep. Andre Carson to House Intelligence panel
Written by Associated Press 24 January 2015
Top Democrats are defending their appointment of Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) to the House Intelligence Committee after Republican objections concerning his religious beliefs. House Democratic Leader Nancy ... read more >>
Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 20 January 2015
‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’ Freedom feels like a natural born right for a young woman like me. Waking up in the morning and starting my day without constraints is second ... read more >>
Condolences pour in, services announced celebrating legacy of Andraé Crouch
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett, Sentinel Religion Editor 15 January 2015
As condolences pour in from across the nation about the passing of gospel music legend, Andraé Crouch, many in Los Angeles’ faith community added reflections on his legacy as well.  Crouch passed ... read more >>
Black Male Achievement Is Best Response to Issues of Black Males in America
Written by Phillip Jackson, Contributing Writer 01 January 2015
Black Male Achievement is the much-needed, missing and best response to the issues of Black men and boys in America.       Men from Morehouse College (courtesy photo) At the exact same moment that ... read more >>
Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2015
This booking photo released by the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office shows Marcus Hubbard. Hubbard, who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition, is jailed while facing a gun possession charge ... read more >>
Leondra Kruger: California Supreme Court nominee confirmed
Written by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press 25 December 2014
A state panel on Monday confirmed another California Supreme Court appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown — a move that likely tilts the conservative-leaning court further to the left. Leondra Kruger, 38, ... read more >>
Bill Cosby Sued for Defamation by Sexual Assault Accuser; D.C. Firm Handling Case
Written by Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 18 December 2014
Bill Cosby, seen here at a recent concert, has been the subject of scurrilous allegations bought by more than two dozen women. His representatives have discussed the possibility of the star breaking ... read more >>
Americans Take to the Street to Protest Police Killings
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 18 December 2014
(Jazelle Hunt/NNPA) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Saturday, thousands Americans across the country registered their objection to police officers not being held accountable after killing unarmed citizens, ... read more >>
A Mother’s Plea: Don’t Overlook My Son’s Death
Written by Narene Stokes-James, Special to NNPA 18 December 2014
Narene Stokes-James  Mourns for her son, too. In the midst of the headliners Eric Garner, Michael Brown and now Tamar Rice, the name of Ryan Stokes has not been part of the news or the protests that ... read more >>
Black Officers: White Culture Impairs Policing Blacks
Written by Chloe Herring, Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 18 December 2014
The failed indictments of police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown have unleashed ideas that the Jim Crow era of racism is still disguised in U.S. society. Recent images of hostility ... read more >>
House Passes Millender-McDonald Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Recently,  a bill introduced by Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) – H.R. 5687 – to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Market Street in Long Beach, California, ... read more >>
VA Honors Waters for Commitment to Women’s Veterans
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) is honored for her work to create the Center for Women Veterans in 1994. She was presented a special recognition by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald (L) ... read more >>
RAINBOW PUSH COALITION and Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Commend Microsoft
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
 On December 4, Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared before Microsoft’s annual shareholder meeting. “I speak to you today representing the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, about the need to open up a new era of ... read more >>
Cosby Calls Sexual Assault Allegations ‘Extortion’
Written by City News Service 11 December 2014
Attorneys for Bill Cosby filed a motion calling for dismissal of a lawsuit accusing the actor-comedian of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, saying the complaint amounts ... read more >>
Rhimes to be Inducted Into NAB Hall of Fame
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
  The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced recently, that Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting ... read more >>

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