Lynch to be sworn in as attorney general on Monday
Written by ERIC TUCKER Associated Press 24 April 2015
In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of ... read more >>
Police: Boy dies after father got drunk, left him in hot car
Written by BOB CHRISTIE AP 23 April 2015
This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows James Koryor, 41, who was arrested on manslaughter and child abuse charges after police said he left his toddler son in a hot ... read more >>
Defense challenges informant in Minnesota terrorism case
Written by AMY FORLITI, Associated Press 23 April 2015
This photo provided April 21, 2015 by the Sherburne County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office shows Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19. Abdurahman is among six Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged ... read more >>
Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; 1K protest
Written by Associated Press By JULIET LINDERMAN, DAVID DISHNEAU and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press 23 April 2015
Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, center, speaks to the media at a news conference on the death of Freddie Gray with Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez, left, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ... read more >>
Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general
Written by ERICA WERNER Associated Press 23 April 2015
The U.S. Senate has scheduled a confirmation vote on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch for Thursday April 23.    Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black woman attorney general ... read more >>
Civil lawsuit filed in Michael Brown's death
Written by Associated Press 23 April 2015
Late Wednesday night the family and attorneys for Michael Brown Jr. sent out a press release stating they will file a wrongful death suit against the city of Ferguson. Lawyers for the parents of Michael ... read more >>
Black Women Face Pay Gap
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 23 April 2015
  Nearly 60 percent of Black women worked in either the service industry, sales or office jobs. (Stock Photo) Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar White men made in 2013, ... read more >>
Commission Proposes No Smoking for Cabbies
Written by City News Service 23 April 2015
Cab drivers would not be allowed to smoke in their taxis at any time, even when passengers are not around, under a proposed rule considered by a city commission last week. Managers of taxicab companies ... read more >>
USGS, Clear Channel Launch Earthquake Preparedness Campaign
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
The U.S. Geological Survey and Clear Channel Outdoor recently announced a partnership to provide the public with critical earthquake safety information during April. In support of the campaign, CCO is ... read more >>
Dr. Levi Watkins, Johns Hopkins’ Trailblazing Black Doctor, Dead at 70
Written by Zenitha Prince, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 16 April 2015
Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. (Courtesy Photo)   Pioneering Black physician Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., whose invention of the automatic implantable defibrillator forever changed the world of cardiothoracic surgery, ... read more >>
Advocates for inmate ask Missouri governor to halt execution
Written by Jim Salter, Associated Press 16 April 2015
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Advocates for a black inmate facing execution in Missouri said Monday that he was unfairly sentenced to death when African-Americans were excluded from the jury at his St. Louis County ... read more >>
Police investigating 'homicide' of 10-year-old Minnesota boy
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
  Collins' parents at a vigil for their son. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jeff Wheeler, File)   CRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) — A body found in the Mississippi River over the weekend has been identified ... read more >>
Minister: Shooting of black man by white officer racist
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
Nevaeh Purcell, 8, right, and London Simmions, 9, left, hold signs during a rally for Walter Scott, who was killed by a North Charleston police officer Saturday after a traffic stop in North Charleston, ... read more >>
Anti-Gay Protest Backfires at Howard University
Written by Rachel Kersey,Special to NNPA from Howard University News Service 16 April 2015
A group of students pose for a picture during a counterprotest against Westboro Baptist Church members (not shown) on the campus of Howard University. Church members were on campus protesting Howard ... read more >>
Dire Medical Crisis for Mumia Abu Jamal
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga 16 April 2015
Son of former Black Panther is sounding the alarm for his father Undated photo of Mumia abu Jamal  (Johanna Fernandez) Mumia Abu Jamal, the award-winning journalist, author and former Black Panther ... read more >>
St. Louis Native Jo Jo White Enters Basketball Hall of Fame
Written by Earl Austin Jr. Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 16 April 2015
St. Louisan Jo Jo White will be inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place September 10-12 in Springfield, Massachusetts. A former star prep player ... read more >>
Maya Angelou is the Face of the Newest Forever Stamp
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 16 April 2015
Oprah Winfrey speaks during the Maya Angelou commemorative stamp unveiling ceremony in Washington, D.C. (Jazelle Hunt/NNPA)     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Less than a year after her death, Maya Angelou ... read more >>
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller May Request Exoneration of Marcus Garvey When She Meets President Barack Obama in Kingston
Written by Tony Best Special to the NNPA from the New York Carib News 13 April 2015
When U.S. President Barack Obama and Jamaica’s leader, Portia Simpson Miller meet in Kingston next Thursday, the legacy and the name of Marcus Mosiah Garvey as seen through American and Jamaican ... read more >>
'If I Had Sneezed': 5 Surprising Lines from MLK’s ‘Mountaintop’ Speech
Written by Sheryl Huggins Salomon Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier 13 April 2015
  Fifty-three years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, we still recall the fateful words of his last public speech the day before. Delivered in Memphis, Tenn. ... read more >>
NNPA presents first youngest Junior Newsmaker Award
Written by Kimberlee Buck and Shae Smith 13 April 2015
 Co-Publisher of the Dallas Examiner newspaper, Mollie Finch-Belt (courtesy photo) Some people only use gospel music as a way to express their love for the Lord, then there are those who also use ... read more >>
Beverly Rocks!
Written by Kam Williams, Contributing Writer 09 April 2015
The “Black Girls Rock!” Interview with Kam Williams A dynamo in true form, Beverly Bond, has blazed trails in the music, entertainment and social entrepreneurship industries. Her body of work, ... read more >>
Frat suspends Clemson students over racially charged party
Written by Jeffrey Collins Associated Press 09 April 2015
The national headquarters of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is shown in this photograph taken March 27, 2015. The SAE national headquarters is in Evanston, Illinois. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)  Clemson ... read more >>
Protesters seek United Nations probe of Wisconsin shooting
Written by Todd Richmond, Associated Press 09 April 2015
Tony Robinson on graduation day in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of Andrea Irwin MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of protesters called Monday for the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation ... read more >>
Black Press Faces Challenging, but Hopeful Future
Written by Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent 09 April 2015
  NNPA President and CEO Benjamin F. Chavis discusses the "State of the Black Press" (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Jordan Shanks, a sophomore English major at Howard University ... read more >>
Detroit-area woman, 115, now listed as world's oldest person
Written by By Associated Press 09 April 2015
115 year-old Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Michigan is now reportedly the world's oldest person, following the six day reign of Gertrude Weaver who has died in Camden, Arkansas. Rob Muir reports. (courtesy ... read more >>