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MLK thank-you letter to Philly officer for sale
Written by Joann Loviglio, Associated Press 03 April 2013
A 1965 one-page typewritten letter signed by Martin Luther King Jr., is displayed Wednesday, April 3, 2013, near Philadelphia. The Raab Collection, a dealer of rare historic documents is selling ... read more >>
NRA study suggests trained, armed school staffers
Written by Alan Fram, Associated Press 03 April 2013
National School Shield Task Force Director, former Arkansas Rep. Asa Hutchinson gestures during a news conference at National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, to discuss his groups's ... read more >>
Robert L. Johnson Releases National Poll On The Obama Presidency
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 28 March 2013
Robert L. Johnson Black Opinions in the Age of Obama: Results of a National Zogby Poll Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), ... read more >>
Court: Drug dog sniff is unconstitutional search
Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press 28 March 2013
In this Dec. 6, 2011 file photo, Miami-Dade retired narcotics detector canine, Franky, is seen in Miami. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police cannot bring drug-sniffing police dogs onto a suspect's ... read more >>
Detroit's emergency manager extends 'olive branch'
Written by COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press 28 March 2013
In this March 14, 2013 file photo, Washington-based attorney Kevyn Orr speaks at a news conference in Detroit. Orr starts work Monday, March 25, 2013, as Detroit’s emergency manager and the turnaround ... read more >>
High court takes on a new affirmative action case
Written by MARK SHERMAN Associated Press 28 March 2013
The Supreme Court's decision to hear a new case from Michigan on the politically charged issue of affirmative action offers an intriguing hint that the justices will not use a separate challenge already ... read more >>
Lawsuit filed in Ohio's child cancer cluster case
Written by Associated Press 28 March 2013
    CLYDE, Ohio (AP) -- Lawyers in Ohio filed a $750 million class action lawsuit Thursday againstWhirlpool Corp. that's related to a child cancer cluster between Toledo and Cleveland. The ... read more >>
High court skeptical of federal marriage law
Written by Mark Sherman, Associated Press 27 March 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major gay rights case, the Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that ... read more >>
Budgets Pressures Lead to Less Incarceration of Black Youth
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent 26 March 2013
  (AP Photo)   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Dwindling state budgets have had an unintended positive effect – prompting states to reduce the number of juveniles arrested and detained, according to a new ... read more >>
National Abortion Rates Highest Among African-American Teens and Twice the National Average
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World 26 March 2013
  A new study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute shows that African American teen abortion rates are more than twice as high as the national average. A new study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute ... read more >>
Racially Insensitive Game Finds New Home On Amazon
Written by Chris B. Bennett, The Seattle Medium 26 March 2013
Hasbro, the makers of Monopoly, received a permanent injunction against the ghettopoly board game in 2006. Yet, despite the injunction, the game is still available for sale in the United States. [Credit: ... read more >>
North Dakota governor approves 6-week abortion ban
Written by Nicole Williams 26 March 2013
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple speaks on Monday, April 16, 2012, to a group of North Dakota state agency administrators in the Brynhild Haugland Room of the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., ... read more >>
Iowa governor holds hearing on releasing killer
Written by Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press 26 March 2013
This Nov. 1, 2012 photo provided by the Iowa Department of Corrections shows Rasberry Williams who is serving a life sentence for fatally shooting an acquaintance over a $30 debt outside a Waterloo, ... read more >>
US home prices rise 8.1 pct., most since mid-2006
Written by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer / Associated Press 26 March 2013
 Photo By: Mark Lennihan, Associated Press     US home prices rise in January by most since mid-2006, as housing recovery strengthens WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices rose in January at ... read more >>
Senator William “Mo” Cowan Joins the Congressional Black Caucus
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 21 March 2013
Senator William "Mo" Cowan Joins the Congressional Black Caucus Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge released the following statement welcoming interim Senator William “Mo” Cowan (D-Mass) ... read more >>
Representative Bass, Assemblymember Mitchell Tout Obamacare’s Benefits
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 21 March 2013
  Representative Karen Bass Assemblymember Holly Mitchell Millions of Californians Have Benefited From the Law Despite GOP Efforts To Repeal Key Reforms Congresswoman and former Assembly Speaker ... read more >>
Education Under Arrest
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga Sentinel Contributing Writer generalinfo@lasentinel.net 21 March 2013
Tavis Smiley turns his critical eye toward the “school-to-prison pipeline” Television and radio personality Tavis Smiley will premiere his sixth episode of Tavis Smiley Reports (TSR) Mar. 26  ... read more >>
Roland Martin: ‘Scalia comments are an abomination;’ Speaks on Stand Your Ground and Trayvon Martin Case
Written by Roland Martin Nicole Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer nicolew@lasentinel.net 21 March 2013
  Roland Martin Late February to early March were months full of controversial issues. One of those controversies happened on Tuesday, March 5 with George Zimmerman’s attorneys waiving his right ... read more >>
Fed projects high US unemployment into 2015
Written by Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press 20 March 2013
(AP Photo)   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve foresees unemployment remaining high into 2015, suggesting it will keep short-term interest rates near record lows at least until then. In its ... read more >>
Homicides down, police overtime way up in Chicago
Written by Don Babwin, Associated Press 20 March 2013
(AP Photo)     CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of Chicago police officers are hitting the streets on overtime every night in dangerous neighborhoods, the latest tactic by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration ... read more >>
N-Word Incident at Wash U
Written by Rebecca Rivas, Special to the St. Louis American 19 March 2013
Aggressive supporters of the Washington University fraternity pledges involved in the racial incident last week bombarded social media after the Association of Black Students released a statement requesting ... read more >>
‘Being White’ Story Draws Backlash
Written by Bobbi Booker, Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune 19 March 2013
Philadelphia Magazine published two covers for its March issue. The version on the left was for area residents, while the right was distributed in hotels, and aimed at tourists.—Courtesy of NNPA     The ... read more >>
First lady pushes food industry
Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press 14 March 2013
First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Partnership for a Healthier America's second Building a Healthier Future Summit on childhood obesity, Friday, March 8, 2013, at George Washington University's ... read more >>
Rev. Jackson led a delegation of Rainbow Push Coalition to the funeral of Hugo Chavez
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 14 March 2013
Reverend L. Jackson Sr. with the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez   Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. led a delegation of members of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition staff to attend the funeral of President ... read more >>
Motown founder readies for 'last major endeavor'
Written by Jeff Karoub and Mike Householder Associated Press 14 March 2013
This March 5, 2013 photo shows Berry Gordy posing for a portrait in front of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York. For Berry Gordy, conquering Broadway is the next--and by his own admission, last--major ... read more >>



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