Georgia execution halted at the last minute
Written by KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press 20 February 2013
  This undated provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill. / AP  The execution of a Georgia man who killed a fellow prisoner in 1990 was halted Tuesday ... read more >>
A. RONALD BERRYMAN, A DISTINGUISHED “MODEL OF POSSIBILITIES”
Written by Bellamy Jones 15 February 2013
In the spirit of Black History month, we take time to salute A. Ronald Berryman whose zeal for education makes history with each student who is assured a brighter future one scholarship at a time.  Berryman ... read more >>
Obama Challenges Congress to Complete ‘Unfinished Task’
Written by By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 15 February 2013
President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, gestures as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol ... read more >>
AP Exclusive: Inmate lawsuits cost Calif. $200M
Written by DON THOMPSON Associated Press 11 February 2013
In this Jan. 14, 2009 file photo, correctional officers stand watch over an inmate receiving treatment in the emergency room at California State Prison, Corcoran, in Corcoran, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown ... read more >>
NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2013 A PROCLAMATION
Written by THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 11 February 2013
In America, we share a dream that lies at the heart of our founding: that no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, no matter how modest your beginnings or the circumstances of your birth, ... read more >>
Berry Gordy receives Rainbow Push Award
Written by Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer 11 February 2013
From left to  right: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., Berry Gordy and Danny Bakewell, Sr.-photo Margo Jordan Rainbow PUSH Coalition Wall Street Project Economic Summit Post Mortem     The mood was ... read more >>
Obama on immigration overhaul: 'Now is the time'
Written by JULIE PACE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press 01 February 2013
President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) President Barack Obama turns to leave after shaking hands ... read more >>
Former Union Boss Freeman Faces 180 Years
Written by Kenneth Miller Sentinel Staff Writer kenneth@lasentinel.net 01 February 2013
Tyrone Freeman Convicted on 14 Counts, Sentencing is in April After being ousted as president of one of the nation’s most powerful and influential labor unions three years ago, a disgraced Tyrone ... read more >>
Hunter Tells His Side
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor cora@lasentinel.net 01 February 2013
    First A.M.E. Church Los Angeles, where the Reverend Dr. John J. Hunter served eight years as spiritual leader and pastor. (Troy Tieuel for Sentinel)   Rev. Dr. John J. Hunter UPDATE – February ... read more >>
Belafonte: Blacks should participate in gun debate
Written by Associated Press 30 January 2013
In this Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, U.S singer Harry Belafonte speaks at a press conference at Viennale, the Vienna international film festival, in Vienna, Austria. Belafonte told The Associated Press ... read more >>
Texas woman's execution halted; DA won't appeal
Written by MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press 28 January 2013
  This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Kimberly McCarthy. She was scheduled to be executed Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 for the July 1997 killing of retired ... read more >>
Chicago woman loses 4th child to gun violence
Written by Associated Press 28 January 2013
At least five people were gunned down Saturday January 26 in Chicago, including a 34-year-old man whose mother had already lost her three other children to shootings. Ronnie Chambers, who was his ... read more >>
Time to act, Obama declares, taking oath 2nd time
Written by DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent 25 January 2013
  President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance together at the Commander-in-Chief Inaugural Ball in Washington, at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ... read more >>
Rep Karen Bass Statement on 40th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 January 2013
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement recently, in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling which established a woman’s right to reproductive ... read more >>
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Presidential Impact
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga (Contributing Writer) 19 January 2013
    In this Jan. 20, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance at the Commander in Chief Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington. Obama's second ... read more >>
Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 18 January 2013
Edward Ward, a graduate of Orr Academy High School in Chicago, Ill. (left) testifies during the “Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline” Senate subcommittee hearing on December 12, 2012 as Andrew ... read more >>
Questions and answers about upcoming inauguration
Written by JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press 18 January 2013
In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, Barack Obama, left, joined by his wife, Michelle, second from left, and daughters Malia, third from left, and Sasha, takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John ... read more >>
Colin Powell says GOP having 'an identity problem'
Written by Associated Press 18 January 2013
Colin Powell (AP Photo) Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says his own Republican Party is having "an identity problem." The former Joints Chief of Staff chairman who twice endorsed Democrat ... read more >>
Rep. Bass Reappointed to serve as ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 18 January 2013
Karen Bass Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif) released the following statement on her reappointment to serve as ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, ... read more >>
Link between pot smoking and IQ drop challenged
Written by MALCOLM RITTER Associated Press 18 January 2013
 AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez A new analysis is challenging a report that suggests regular marijuana smoking during the teen years can lead to a long-term drop in IQ. The analysis says the ... read more >>
Robin Roberts hoping to be back at 'GMA' soon
Written by FRAZIER MOORE Associated Press 18 January 2013
This Aug. 20, 2012 file photo released by ABC shows co-host Robin Roberts during a broadcast of "Good Morning America," in New York. Roberts' grueling road to recovery will be bringing her back to ... read more >>
MSNBC Sees Viewership Gains in Black Audience
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 18 January 2013
  MSNBC had a banner year in 2012, seeing a 20 percent increase in ratings overall. The boost was fueled, undoubtedly, by the 2012 presidential campaign, but there was another major factor: Black viewership.  The ... read more >>
Obama to take private oath in brief family service
Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN |Associated Press 17 January 2013
 President Barack Obama's private swearing-in will be a brief, sparsely attended ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House.  White House spokesman Jay Carney says Supreme Court Chief Justice John ... read more >>
King in Retrospect
Written by Staff and Wire Report 17 January 2013
President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the White House Cabinet Room, 18 March 1966. Photo by Yoichi R. Okamoto, White House Press Office (WHPO)     Visitors gather ... read more >>
Spelman Partners with AJ Johnson to Tackle Obesity
Written by By Nicole Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer nicolew@lasentinel.net 10 January 2013
  Actress, health and fitness guru AJ Johnson Obesity-related diseases are some of the leading causes of death according to the Center for Disease Control. It’s a worsening problem in the U.S. ... read more >>