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NY case puts N-word use among blacks on trial
Written by LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press 06 September 2013
Brandi Johnson, left, and her lawyer, Marjorie M. Sharpe, leave federal court in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, after a civil jury awarded $30,000 in punitive damages in addition to the $250,000 in ... read more >>
In first major test, Obama overrules new team
Written by Julie Pace Associated Press 06 September 2013
The rising sun glints off of windows in the Capitol in Washington, on the Labor Day holiday, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jacqueyn Martin)    President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks ... read more >>
The IBW ‘Black Paper’ Seeks to Energize Activists
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 06 September 2013
  Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century talks about the IBW Black Paper project in Washington, D.C. (Freddie Allen/NNPA).   Nkechi Taifa, a senior policy analyst ... read more >>
Financial Institution Holds Annual Search for Nation’s Top Youth Volunteers
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 September 2013
Caption: State Honoree Jashira Bolden with Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix. Awards Program Honors Students in Grades 5-12 for Outstanding Volunteer Service Officials at Prudential Financial, Inc. ... read more >>
Leaders Unveil a Black Agenda
Written by Richard B. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 29 August 2013
      National Urban League President Marc Morial announces civil rights agenda. From left to right: Al Sharpton, Melanie Campbell, Morial, Ben Jealous and Barbara Arnwine (Photo by Mikal Veale ... read more >>
MISS BLACK NORTH CAROLINA USA CROWNED MISS BLACK USA 2013
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 29 August 2013
  Washington, DC – August 12, 2013 – The nation’s capital, home to the first African American President and First Lady set the stage for the crowning of Miss Black USA 2013.  Leading ladies ... read more >>
MLK's dream inspires a new march, and a president
Written by SUZANNE GAMBOA and NANCY BENAC, Associated Press 28 August 2013
     WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor ... read more >>
Obama holds Martin Luther King as personal hero
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press 27 August 2013
  WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama was 2 years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Fifty years later, ... read more >>
Report: Black High School Graduation Rates Lowest in Country
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 22 August 2013
Washington D.C. Ranks Among Worst High school graduation rates in the United States are at their highest since 1974, according to a recent U.S. Department of Education report, but Black students graduated ... read more >>
A Dedicated Life: Shirley Sherrod's Ongoing Battle for Racial Cooperation in Georgia
Written by Ryan Cooper Special to the Sentinel 22 August 2013
Shirley Sherrod (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) About three years ago, in late March 2010, Shirley Sherrod, who was then the USDA state director of rural development for Georgia, gave a forthright speech ... read more >>
Harry Belafonte calls for a new, fair sentencing hearing for Duane Buck
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 22 August 2013
American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, Jr. conducts a network interview Friday July 26, 2013 outside the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) Harry ... read more >>
Students return to school in Okla. after tornado
Written by KRISTI EATON, Associated Press 16 August 2013
    MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Students from two elementary schools destroyed by a tornado last spring returned to classes Friday, eager to reunite with their classmates but worried about what would ... read more >>
Cop cams ordered to help fix NYC stop-and-frisk
Written by COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press 14 August 2013
    AP Photo   NEW YORK (AP) — In the years of debate over New York City's stop-and-frisk tactic, the idea of putting tiny cameras on police officers to record their interaction with the ... read more >>
Congressional Black Caucus Nominates Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to Head Up Department of Homeland Security
Written by Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times 09 August 2013
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg) U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston received a huge boost to her resume, as the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) gave their official ... read more >>
Inscription Removed from MLK Memorial
Written by Dorothy Rowley Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 09 August 2013
A controversial inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall has been removed by its sculptor. The removal was launched after many people voiced concern about the inscription ... read more >>
Dream Defenders’ Continue Sit-in in Florida’s Governor’s Office
Written by James Harper Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier 08 August 2013
American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, Jr., center, reacts as Dream Defenders Executive Director Phillip Agnew, bottom left, leads a chant Friday, July 26, 2013 in the ... read more >>
Experts discuss punishing Sunshine State and need to strengthen Black economy
Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 08 August 2013
Protesters march and hold signs in the No Justice No Peace- "March Against Gun Violence" walk from Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, to the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The march ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Named Co-Chair of Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 08 August 2013
CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) has been named the new co-chair of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease. She will lead the Caucus as the Democratic ... read more >>
Time Warner blackout of CBS goes into 2nd day
Written by Tom Krisher, AP Business Writer 03 August 2013
Time Warner customers without CBS for 2nd day as fee dispute goes on; golf fans missing Tiger Time Warner Cable's blackout of CBS continued Saturday, and neither side indicated a resolution of their ... read more >>
CBC Takes a Stand Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 01 August 2013
(Left to right) Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin; Attorney Benjamin Crump and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen). Instead of waiting for the Justice Department ... read more >>
Trayvon’s Mother: ‘Use My Broken Heart’ to Prevent Future Tragedies
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 01 August 2013
Sybrina Fulton lifts up Trayvon’s name (National Urban League Photo by Mikki K. Harris) With her voice laced with emotion, Sybrina Fulton, the soft-spoken mother of Trayvon Martin, urged delegates ... read more >>
Over 100 Children Rescued from Human Trafficking Ring
Written by City News Service 01 August 2013
Nationwide sweep focused on underage victims of prostitution leads to recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and 150 arrests. (FBI photo) A three-day nationwide operation focusing on underage victims ... read more >>
Civil Rights Leaders Meet with President Obama on Voting Rights
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 01 August 2013
Al Shaprton and other voting rights advocates speak with press after meeting with President Obama (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen).  The Voting Rights Act is down, but not out and civil rights leaders ... read more >>
City removes Bourbon St nighttime preaching ban
Written by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press 26 July 2013
(AP Photo)   NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans City Council on Thursday ended its ban on preaching after dark on Bourbon Street, but an attorney says that won't end a lawsuit brought by a street ... read more >>
Wis. man who killed neighbor teen gets life term
Written by DINESH RAMDE Associated Press 26 July 2013
This combination of file photo shows Particia Larry, right, on June 2, 2012, in MIlwaukee, holding a picture of her son son Darius Simmons, and John Henry Spooner, left, in a photo provided by the Milwaukee ... read more >>

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