Family: Slain mayoral candidate beaten, burned
Written by HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press 07 March 2013
  In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 photo released by the Coahoma County (Miss.) Sheriff's Office, Lawrence Reed, 22, poses for a portrait. Reed, has been charged in the death of a mayoral candidate ... read more >>
Rosa Parks Honored by Congress with Full-Length Statue
Written by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent 07 March 2013
Rosa Parks statue lives in the halls of the U.S Capitol. (Courtesy of NNPA) As Black History Month came to a close, a Civil Rights icon made history once again in the halls of the U.S. Capitol. On ... read more >>
UN approves new sanctions against North Korea
Written by Edith M. Lederer and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press 07 March 2013
 Members of the United Nations Security Council vote for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, during a meeting at U.N. headquarters Thursday, March 7, 2013. The unanimous ... read more >>
Supreme Court Justice Equates Black Voting Rights with ‘Racial Entitlements’
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 07 March 2013
    In the oral arguments last week before the Supreme Court to determine whether a key section of the Voting Rights Act should be upheld, Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the provision as “perpetuation ... read more >>
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge’s Statement on the Rosa Parks Statue and Unveiling Ceremony
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 March 2013
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                 February ... read more >>
Transcript: Remarks by the President at Dedication of Statue Honoring Rosa Parks -- US Capitol
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 February 2013
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                            ... read more >>
More Americans struggle to repay student loans
Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press 28 February 2013
More Americans are falling behind on student loans, threatening their ability to obtain mortgages and other credit in the future. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says more than 31 percent of ... read more >>
First lady announces effort to help kids exercise
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press 28 February 2013
Associated Press/Rogelio V. Solis - First lady Michelle Obama greets educators and state and community officials at a "Let's Move!" program at the Eastside and Northside Elementary Schools in Clinton, ... read more >>
Jesse Jackson Jr. and Wife Enter Guilty Pleas
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 22 February 2013
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. The swift political and personal descent of former Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. has accelerated with criminal information documents being filed accusing him of conspiracy ... read more >>
AAFCA TO PRESENT SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT HONORS
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 22 February 2013
Cicely Tyson Will Packer Actress Cicely Tyson; Screen Gems and the Pan African Film Festival to be honored during a formal luncheon at the California Yacht Club The African-American Film Critics ... read more >>
Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Sheryl P. Underwood To Receive UNCF MASKED AWARDS
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 22 February 2013
Sheryl P. Underwood Earvin "Magic" Johnson Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa UNCF (United Negro College Fund,) will host an evening of masked elegance at the second annual  UNCF Mayor’s Masked ... read more >>
Floyd "Money" Mayweather Inks Record-Breaking Deal With Showtime®/CBS
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 22 February 2013
Undefeated eight-time Boxing World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather Inks Record-Breaking Deal With Showtime/CBS. (PRNewsFoto/Mayweather Promotions, Hogan Photos) Undefeated eight-time world champion ... read more >>
Man charged with slapping toddler now out of a job
Written by Associated Press 22 February 2013
A man charged with slapping a toddler on a Minneapolis-to-Atlanta flight is out of a job, his former employer said on Sunday February17. Joe Rickey Hundley, 60, of Hayden, Idaho, is no longer an employee ... read more >>
White House tries to keep immigration on track
Written by JULIE PACE Associated Press 20 February 2013
President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)  The White House on Tuesday sought to keep delicate immigration negotiations on track, as a key Republican senator distanced himself further from ... read more >>
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 >>