Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Plus the economy
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 12 July 2012
  President Barack Obama      For the past few years, jobs and the economy have been dominating the political landscape and in this election season, the old adage, 'it's the economy, stupid,' is ... read more >>
Bill Tompkins named president and CEO of NNPA
Written by George E. Curry, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA News Service 05 July 2012
       WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Highly-respected media and entertainment executive William G. Tompkins, Jr. has been name president and chief executive officer of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, ... read more >>
Obama cares!
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 July 2012
  President Barack Obama - he engineered the historic Affordable Care Act through the Congress and into the U.S. Supreme Court making it a landmark ruling.   Chief Justice John Roberts - he cast the ... read more >>
Obama's Healthcare For Everybody...Finally!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 28 June 2012
President Obama has done what his predecessors couldn’t—he got us healthcare!   By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer   In what has been one of the greatest struggles in U.S. history for ... read more >>
Congress Is Out of Order
Written by Gary L. Flowers, NNPA Columnist and the Sentinel Staff Contributed to this Article 28 June 2012
 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder  Tri-Caucus Chairs Condemn Chairman Issa's Partisan Attempt to Hold Attorney General Holder in Contempt of Congress  Last week, in the latest example of political ... read more >>
President Barack Obama tackles Immigration
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 21 June 2012
President Obama speaking in the Rose Garden Should children pay for the "sins" of their parents? A vigorous debate is presently raging throughout the nation about President Obama's announcement ... read more >>
It's Dr. Nancy Wilson
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 21 June 2012
The incomparable Dr. Nancy Wilson An ageless wonder of music, she does not really need music to sing; her voice is the music Whenever, the history of song and music is written, a prominent place ... read more >>
Black Publishers to honor Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. and Andrew Young
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 June 2012
Danny J. Bakewell, Sr.: NNPA chairman (emeritus); executive publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel and the LA Watts Times; real estate developer; philanthropist; and civil rights icon.Ambassador Andrew ... read more >>
Former DC councilman pleads guilty to bank fraud
Written by Associated Press 18 June 2012
In this May 12, 2011 file photo, Washington D.C. City Council Chairman Kwame Brown testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Brown was charged June 6 with lying about his income on loan applications, becoming ... read more >>
It's Trayvon Martin all over again
Written by Associated Press 18 June 2012
It's Trayvon Martin all over againShooting of teen reopens Milwaukee's racial woundsMILWAUKEE (AP) -- Darius Simmons was buried between two tall maple trees, nine days after he was gunned down, allegedly ... read more >>
Activists: "End War on Drugs!"
Written by Rebecca Nuttall Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier 30 May 2012
  George Curry According to a study of traffic stops along a portion of I-95 in Maryland, African-Americans made up 70 percent of those who were stopped and searched even though they only made up 17 percent ... read more >>
Support builds for Wilmington Ten Pardons
Written by Cash Michaels, Special to the NNPA News Service from The Wilmington Journal 24 May 2012
Benjamin Chavis, Jr, leader of the Wilmington Ten, speaks to supporters and reporters as attorney Irv Joyner listens.  Surviving members of the Wilmington 10 with their families; members of the NNPA ... read more >>
Campaign Watch 2012!
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 April 2012
President signing the JOBS bill Recent employment stats. With the latest 'casualty' in the GOP race, President Barack Obama can now focus on his potential opponent - the nominee apparent, Mitt Romney.  ... read more >>
Murder of innocent Blacks increases
Written by Phillip M. Jones 11 April 2012
The suspected murderers, Jacob England and Alvin Watts.The recent killings in Tulsa have rekindled history's painful memoriesFor the past couple of months, the nation has seen murders of Trayvon Martin ... read more >>
Even Tyler Perry too...
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 April 2012
In his Facebook posting, the filmmaker explained that he was stopped soon after leaving his Atlanta studios by cops who had no idea who he was, and he felt the situation could've gotten completely out ... read more >>
Official: Charges coming in Trayvon Martin death
Written by Associated Press 11 April 2012
George Zimmerman, right, will be charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, ... read more >>
Local and National Entrepreneurs Gathered For Urban Forum
Written by Brian Carter (Staff Writer) 28 March 2012
Marie Johns, Dep. Administrator of SBAThe White House Business Council and U.S. Small Business Administration host forum to connect entrepreneurs with local and national resources and networks.On Thursday, ... read more >>
VIDEO: Press conference regarding Trayvon Martin
Written by Super User II 28 March 2012
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CBC Calls for Dept. of Justice Investigation into shooting death of Trayvon Martin
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 March 2012
The Congressional Black Caucus Calls for Department of Justice Investigation Into the Shooting Death of Trayvon Martin Washington, DC - Chairman Emanuel Cleaver II, released the following statement regarding ... read more >>
Statement by the President on the Passing of John Payton
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 March 2012
Statement by the President on the Passing of John PaytonMichelle and I were saddened to hear about the passing of our dear friend John Payton. As president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense ... read more >>
Remarks from the President on the Trayvon Martin case
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 March 2012
 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA ON THE TRAYVON MARTIN CASE President Barack Obama stands with Jim Yong Kim, his nominee to be the next World Bank President, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, ... read more >>
Community Outraged Over Trayvon Martin Murder
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr., Sentinel Contributing Writer 21 March 2012
Protesters seek justice for Trayvon MartinFeds Open Grand Jury InvestigationFederal and local prosecutors are launching parallel investigations into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a ... read more >>
"Colored Girls" (Part I)
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds Sentinel Managing Editor 07 March 2012
(L to R) Donna Brazile, Tina Flournoy, Minyon Moore, Yolanda Caraway and Leah Daughtry Black women with power and influence in America Though Black History is celebrated annually during the month of February, ... read more >>
Does 'Uncle Sam" owe you $5,741?
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 29 February 2012
Read more about the Earned Income Tax Credit, one of the largest anti-poverty tools in the U.S. Francis Taylor, Sentinel Staff Writer For many individuals and families struggling in today's economy, ... read more >>
And the Winner is...
Written by Joy Childs (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 29 February 2012
 Octavia Spencer Photo by COVERUP PHOTOS for the SentinelAnd the winner is ... OCTAVIA SPENCER"Blackstage" At the 84th Academy AwardsIn last week's Sentinel, Rev. Jesse Jackson stated that "Academy Award ... read more >>