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 >>
Guinness Acknowledges Philly’s Soul Train Line
Written by Eric Mayes Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune 10 January 2013
From left, Mannwell Glenn, Deanna Williams, Mayor Michael Nutter, Sheila Simmons and E. Steven Collins accept a certificate from the Guinness Book of World Records verifying that Philadelphia holds ... read more >>
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge’s Official Remarks
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 January 2013
Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Swearing In Ceremony Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) was sworn in recently as the 23rd Chair of the Congressional Black ... read more >>
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 >>