Citing ‘Naked Racism,’ N.C. Governor Pardons Wilmington Ten
Written by Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA from The Wilmington Journal 05 January 2013
The Wilmington Ten (Photo Credit: News and Observer of Raleigh) In what civil rights leaders across the nation are calling a significant moment in the civil rights movement, North Carolina Gov. ... read more >>
US job market shrugs off fears of 'fiscal cliff'
Written by By By PAUL WISEMAN and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press 05 January 2013
In this Wednesday, Dec. 12 2012 photo, Taneshia Wright, of Manhattan, fills out a job application during a job fair in New York. U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows ... read more >>
A high court upholds supermarket labor pickets
Written by Christina Hoag Associated Press 04 January 2013
California Supreme Court upholds legality of labor union pickets in front of supermarkets Union members can picket privately owned walkways in front of stores, but other protesters, handbill distributors ... read more >>
Fiscal-cliff deal no recipe for a robust economy
Written by By Christopher s. Rugaber and Paul Wiseman Associated Press 03 January 2013
In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, file photo, the dome of the Capitol is reflected in a skylight of the Capitol Visitor's Center in Washington. By delaying hard choices on spending, the fiscal cliff deal ... read more >>
Cowboys' Brent indicted in crash killing teammate
Written by Associated Press 03 January 2013
Caption: Josh Brent (AP photo) Caption: Jerry Brown (AP Photo) A grand jury in Texas has formally indicted Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent on one count of intoxication manslaughter. Brent ... read more >>
Police say Chicago homicide toll not at 500 yet
Written by Associated Press 03 January 2013
Chicago police say it's too soon to say whether the city has had its 500th homicide of the year. The Chicago Police Department homicide tally stood at 499 on Thursday December 27 before a man was fatally ... read more >>
Blood found on borrowed car in missing girl case
Written by KEN RITTER Associated Press 03 January 2013
This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Police Department shows Jade Moris, 10, who police are searching for after she failed to return home Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, from a shopping trip with ... read more >>
National Year in Review
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 27 December 2012
twenty-year old Adam Lanza of Newton, CT shot his way into Sandy Hook elementary school where he shot and killed 26 people, most of them children before shooting himself to death. Hurricane Sandy—Sandy ... read more >>
Political Year in Review
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 December 2012
Former Republican frontrunner Herman Cain Obama Re-Elected: President Barack Obama was re-elected the 44th President of the United States of America. Jackie Lacey elected D.A. of L.A.: Jackie Lacey ... read more >>
Video Footage Found of Woodard’s Killer
Written by Shannen Hill (Intern) 22 December 2012
This undated image provided by the Wellington family shows shooting victim Brandon Woodard, left, and his mother, Sandra Wellington. Woodard, 31, was shot in the head Dec. 10, 2012, in the New York ... read more >>
America’s Unthinkable Nightmare at Christmas Time
Written by Kenneth Miller (Staff Writer) 22 December 2012
A dedication to the "Sandy Hook" massacre Newtown, CT -  Photo by Gary Hunter A candlelight memorial for the students and teachers lost in the Sandy Hook killings   Newtown, CT - Photo by Gary ... read more >>
Lettes from Wilmington 10 Prosecution Witness Confirms Frame-Up
Written by Cash Michaels (Special to the NNPA) 15 December 2012
    (L to R) Music mogul Russell Simmons, poses with Wilmington Ten members Wayne Moore and Dr. Ben Chavis in New York recently.       LETTERS FROM WILMINGTON TEN
PROSECUTION WITNESS CONFIRMS ... read more >>
A Murder in Manhattan with L.A. connection
Written by Shannen Hill (Intern) 15 December 2012
    A Murder in Manhattan with L.A. connection - AP Photo   Brandon Woodard, the victim     A Los Angeles man was  killed while walking in Manhattan on Monday. The shooting occurred ... read more >>
Tearful Obama calls for action after shooting
Written by By BEN FELLER Associated Press 14 December 2012
President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he speaks about the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles ... read more >>
Florida Teen Killed
Written by Shannen Hill, Sentinel Intern 12 December 2012
Jordan Davis  A Florida teen was killed last month because his music was too loud.  Jordan Davis, 17, was in a gas station parking lot with his friends when a man asked them to turn their music down. ... read more >>
In Defense of UN Ambassador Susan Rice
Written by George E. Curry 
NNPA Editor-in-Chief 06 December 2012
The Honorable Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador at the UN  GOP’s ‘Racist’ and ‘Sexist’ Attacks on the Ambassador Representative Marcia Fudge, the newly-elected chair of the Congressional Black ... read more >>
Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Increase Among U.S. Population
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 November 2012
   Number is projected to increase to approximately 11 million people by 2030   Diabetes affects nearly 26 million people in the United States. In addition, another 79 million people are estimated ... read more >>
US court strikes down Mich. affirmative action ban
Written by Ed White Associated Press 21 November 2012
Michigan State University AP file photo     Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions was declared unconstitutional last Thursday by a deeply divided federal appeals court, six ... read more >>
ThanksGiving or ThanksTaking?
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga 21 November 2012
    The tale of Thanksgiving, like that of Christopher Columbus or George Washington and the cherry tree, is well known to anyone who has spent any amount of time in the United States. “Pilgrims, ... read more >>
Memorial service set for Ohio's 1st black justice
Written by Associated Press 14 November 2012
   The first black justice to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court was remembered during a memorial service on the campus of his alma mater, Ohio State University.   The court says the service for former ... read more >>
Judge Rodney Forneret Posthumously Inducted Into Langston Bar Association Hall of Fame
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 November 2012
  On Saturday, October 27, 2012, the Honorable Rodney Gerald Forneret was posthumously inducted into the John M. Langston Bar Association Hall of Fame.  The Langston Bar Association was founded as ... read more >>
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Vindicated!
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 September 2012
After a three-year long, costly and contentious investigation – the House Ethics Committee has finally cleared the Congresswoman of any violation            After years of unfair and unwarranted ... read more >>
Ali Honored
Written by Howie Evans
Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 27 September 2012
  PHILADELPHIA–For all the right reasons, celebrating the 225th anniversary of our nation’s Constitution, the National Constitution Center, under the leadership of CEO and President David Eisner, ... read more >>
President Obama: FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 September 2012
    President Barack Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama, right, embrace on stage during a campaign event at the Univ. of Iowa, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez ... read more >>
Local elected officials shine at the DNC
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 06 September 2012
  President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  On the first night of the Democratic National Convention, the First Lady set the tone for what was to come by energizing the crowd with a stirring ... read more >>