Official: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death
Written by JAKE PEARSON Associated Press 07 August 2014
In this undated family file photo provided by the National Action Network, Saturday, July 19, 2014, Eric Garner is shown. Garner’s death was ruled a homicide by the New York City medical examiner after ... read more >>
Bass addresses West Africa Ebola outbreak
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 August 2014
House Subcommittee on Africa to Host Emergency Hearing on Ebola Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, introduced legislation along with 57 of her ... read more >>
Blacks Continue to Fight for Justice a Year after Zimmerman Verdict
Written by D. Kevin McNeir Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 24 July 2014
Benjamin Crump continues to advocate for other families across the U.S. affected by stand your ground laws. (Courtesy of Vaughn Wilson) The word stunned might best describe how U.S. citizens, particularly ... read more >>
Washington, D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 July 2014
Marijuana possession penalties in nation’s capital will be among the lowest in the country; criminal penalties for simple marijuana possession will be replaced with a $25 civil fine, similar to a parking ... read more >>
First lady: Healthy food has place in lunchrooms
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press 24 July 2014
President Barack Obama joins first lady Michelle Obama, the host of the "Kids State Dinner” in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 18, 2014. The White House treated more than ... read more >>
16 year-old African American Girl’s Alleged Raped Goes Viral
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Sentinel Intern 17 July 2014
Jada and her supporters are fighting back on social media using the hash tag #IamJada to raise awareness about cyber bullying and rape. (Twitter Screen Shot)  Victim is speaking out after images of ... read more >>
Police: Girl riding scooter killed by stray bullet
Written by Associated Press 11 July 2014
Genesis Rincon, 12, was shot while riding her scooter in Paterson. (photo courtesy of Facebook) A 12-year-old girl riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood was struck and killed by a stray ... read more >>
Howard Named first African American, First Woman Naval Admira
Written by Staff and Wire report 10 July 2014
On July 1, Navy Admiral Michelle J. Howard became the first African American and first woman in that position in U.S. Naval history.  (file photo)  On July 1, Navy Admiral Michelle J. Howard became ... read more >>
Detroit: Disconnecting Water from People Who Cannot Pay is an Affront to Human Rights, Say UN Expert
Written by 03 July 2014
Nicole Hill holds up her past due water bill at her home in Detroit on June 25, 2014. Detroit Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner says service to 4,500 customers was cut last month, but more ... read more >>
Judge dismisses Zimmerman's lawsuit against NBC
Written by Associated Press By MIKE SCHNEIDER 03 July 2014
George Zimmerman, acquitted last year of gunning down unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin recently had a defamation lawsuit against NBC dismissed  (AP photo) A Florida judge recently dismissed the defamation ... read more >>
Safety report on Morgan crash raises new questions
Written by David Porter Associated Press 27 June 2014
This file photo originally provided by the New Jersey State Police shows Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia, who was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto on the ... read more >>
More Relief for those with Student Loans
Written by Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist 27 June 2014
At the White House on June 9, President Obama endorsed Senate and House bills that would allow student loan borrowers to refinance their loans into lower interest rates. (Sentinel file photo) With outstanding ... read more >>
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King to Posthumously Receive Congressional Gold Medal
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 June 2014
Tombstone for Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King at MLK Historic Site in Atlanta. Both were posthumously honored June 24 with the distinguished Congressional Gold Medal, during a special ceremony ... read more >>
Ray Boone, Crusading Editor, 'Champion' Journalist, Dead at 76
Written by Jeremy M. Lazarus 27 June 2014
Raymond Harold "Ray" Boone had a snappy response when the infuriated commander at an Army outpost in South Carolina threatened to lock him in the stockade for staying seated when the band played the ... read more >>
Kamala Harris to Celebrate Civil Rights Movement at CAAM
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 27 June 2014
Kamala Harris, the first woman and first African American Attorney General of the State of California, in partnership with California African American Museum (CAAM) and the United Way of Greater Los ... read more >>
Black Women are Taking Care of Business
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent 26 June 2014
Caption: Instead of breaking the glass ceiling, Black women have increasingly started making their own. According to the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan progressive institute, ... read more >>
Women of Color Urge Obama to ‘Re-align’ My Brother’s Keeper
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief 26 June 2014
Alice Walker  More than 1,000 women of color – including Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker; actress Rosie Perez; ... read more >>
Why were the vast majority of Black media outlets overlooked for Big Tobacco’s apology ads?
Written by McKenzie Jackson CALIFORNIA BLACK MEDIA 05 June 2014
Daniel Ash lit his first cigarette 13 years ago while playing a game of pool in a Jacksonville, N.C. bar.  While the Woodland Hills, Calif. resident is grateful that the young lady who turned him on ... read more >>
Rep. Waters’ Mother Velma Lee Carr Moore Succumbs
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 29 May 2014
Velma Lee Carr Moore, known to everyone as "Madea,"transitioned peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Beauvais Manor Assistant Living, St.Louis, Mo. She was born on December 14, 1916 in Cottonplant, ... read more >>
Obama hosts Brown v. Board families, lawyers
Written by Associated Press 22 May 2014
President Barack Obama on Friday, May 16, marked the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision by recommitting to “the long struggle ... read more >>
A Day to Remember
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2014
Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and ... read more >>
New Hampshire Police Commissioner Resigns after Obama Slur Backlash
Written by Staff and Wire Report 22 May 2014
Robert Copeland, the New Hampshire police commissioner who used the N-word to identify President Barack Obama decided to resign this week, after intense pressure from his community to do so. A Wolfeboro, ... read more >>
College-Educated Blacks Have Harder Times than Whites
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 22 May 2014
Happy college ending but uncertain future (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Blacks with college degrees continue to fare worse than college-educated Whites ... read more >>
Jacquie Jones Steps Down at NBPC
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 May 2014
Jacquie Jones Leslie Fields Cruz National Black Programming Consortium executive director resigns; Leslie Fields-Cruz is appointed interim executive director of the media arts nonprofit  Jacquie ... read more >>
Congresswoman Hahn Walks out in Defense of President Obama!!
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 May 2014
  Rep. Janice Hahn walked out of the National Day of Prayer event Thursday, because of outrageous and slanderous remarks made by James Dobson, founder of the conservative Christian advocacy group Focus ... read more >>