Ship may have hit whale found washed up near San Francisco
Written by KRISTIN J. BENDER Associated Press 08 May 2015
Waves come in around a beached humpback whale Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Pacifica, Calif. The whale was discovered south of San Francisco, marking the second dead whale to wash ashore in less than three ... read more >>
St. Louis man charged in student's death appears in court
Written by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press 08 May 2015
This undated booking photo released by the St. Louis County Jail, shows Michael Gordon. Gordon is due in court Thursday, May 7, 2015, and is being held in jail in lieu of $1 million bond. The 24-year-old ... read more >>
Maryland's senators support federal probe in Baltimore
Written by DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press 08 May 2015
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake holds a news conference on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Baltimore. The mayor called on U.S. government investigators to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department ... read more >>
Ferguson mulls removing Brown shrine from middle of street
Written by JIM SUHR and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press 08 May 2015
Spiritual teacher Iyanla Vanzant pours holy water on a shrine for Michael Brown where he was shot and killed in the Canfield Apartments on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Vanzant, from the ... read more >>
2 Michigan officers suspended after man's videotaped beating
Written by Associated Press 08 May 2015
Floyd Dent at a march supporting him on April 3, 2015, after he was beaten by police in Inkster, Michigan during a traffic stop on Jan. 28, 2015. (Carlos Osorio, AP) Two police officers have been suspended ... read more >>
Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba
Written by Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press 08 May 2015
In this March 19, 2015, file photo, a woman jogs on the Malecon as the Thomson Dream cruise ship arrives in Havana bay. The Obama administration has approved on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the first ferry ... read more >>
Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot
Written by JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZER Associated Press 08 May 2015
Elton Simpson's head shot from preseason media shoot of the 2002-03 Yavapai College basketball team in Prescott, Ariz. Simpson was one of two gunmen shot and killed by authorities outside a suburban ... read more >>
US appeals court: NSA phone record collection is illegal
Written by Larry Neumeister and Ken Dilanian, Associated Press 08 May 2015
In this June 6, 2013 file photo, the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Maryland, is shown. (AP) The unprecedented and unwarranted bulk collection of the entire U.S. population's phone records ... read more >>
Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify
Written by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer 08 May 2015
  Intel CEO Brian Krzanich left, stands beside Rev. Jesse Jackson prior to speaking at the PUSHTech2020 Summit Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in San Francisco. Jackson and his Rainbow Push organization are ... read more >>
University of Rhode Island police to start carrying guns
Written by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press 08 May 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island campus police will start carrying guns Friday, making it the final public university in the nation to arm its officers.   The move to arm police ... read more >>
Problems Linger in Baltimore
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 08 May 2015
  Protesters call for justice for Freddie Gray as Baltimore police officers watch. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire Service) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Baltimore’s curfew has been lifted, the officers ... read more >>
Hundreds Help Clean Up After Baltimore Riots
Written by Stacey M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from The Baltimore Times 07 May 2015
Morgan students on their way to assist with the clean-up of community in aftermath of riots. (Larry Morgan/Morgan State University)   BALTIMORE — Students from Morgan State University, local teachers, ... read more >>
The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. launches the Black Male Entrepreneur Institute in Washington DC
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2015
The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. launched the first Young Black Male Entrepreneur Institute event recently,  at the City Club in the nation's capital. This is the first of many in the United States. During ... read more >>
Baltimore Tensions Calming
Written by Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 07 May 2015
It had been a day for cleaning and reflection, of pulling together to bring some sense of normalcy to a community that had seen many businesses destroyed just the day before.   As day turned to evening ... read more >>
Baltimore officers charged
Written by Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from the Baltimore Times 07 May 2015
“I will seek justice on your behalf,” Mosby told a packed news conference. “No one is above the law.” (COURTESY PHOTO)   BALTIMORE — With a single press conference, Maryland Attorney General ... read more >>
President Obama Makes Life Commitment to Urban Youth ‘My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’ announced in New York
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2015
President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Lehman College in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, May 4,. Obama announced the creation of an independent nonprofit organization that is a spin off ... read more >>
After Charges Filed and Curfew Lifted, Baltimore Regroups
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 07 May 2015
Two young girls talk to national guardsmen outside of city hall in Baltimore, Md., on Friday, May 1. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire Service.)     BALTIMORE (NNPA) – Friday afternoon was clear ... read more >>
Freddie Gray’s Family Lauds Mosby Decision to Charge Officers
Written by Dorothy Rowley, Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer 07 May 2015
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced May 1 that six police officers have been charged in the April death of Freddie Gray, the black man who died while in policy custody. The family ... read more >>
Justice Not Delayed in Baltimore
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief 07 May 2015
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore, Md., speaks to a staffer during a swearing in ceremony earlier this year. (Courtesy Photo/Office of the Mayor) NEWS ANALYSIS Three extremely qualified ... read more >>
Obama aide, Baltimore native says worst may be over
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2015
FILE - In this March 6, 2015, file photo, Assistant to the President and chair of the My Brother’s Keeper task force Broderick Johnson listens as President Barack Obama participates in a town-hall ... read more >>
A look at the 6 officers charged in Freddie Gray's death
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2015
  AP Photo/Alex Brandon Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, speaks during a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore. Mosby announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended ... read more >>
Sentences cut for 3 ex-educators in Atlanta cheating scandal
Written by KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press 01 May 2015
Former Atlanta public school educators Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael Pitts and their attorneys wait as Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter holds a re-sentencing hearing ... read more >>
Harbaugh, Lewis, Ravens visit schools in riot-torn Baltimore
Written by DAVID GINSBURG Associated Press 01 May 2015
Ravens coaFormer Baltimore Ravens NFL football player Ray Lewis hugs 17-year-old Azariah Bratton-Bey Jr., a senior running back on Frederick Douglass High's football team, during a visit to the school ... read more >>
Black mothers wonder if their lost babies are still alive
Written by Jim Salter, Associated Press 01 May 2015
In this April 29, 2015 photo, Zella Jackson Price poses for a photo at her attorney’s office in Clayton, Mo. Eighteen black women who were told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth ... read more >>
Illinois poised to clear last hurdles for Obama library
Written by SOPHIA TAREEN and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press 01 May 2015
President Barack Obama speaks at Anacostia Library in Washington, Thursday, April 30, 2015, as he participates in a live "virtual field trip" with middle school students to announce two initiatives ... read more >>