Inscription Removed from MLK Memorial
Written by Dorothy Rowley Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 09 August 2013
A controversial inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall has been removed by its sculptor. The removal was launched after many people voiced concern about the inscription ... read more >>
Dream Defenders’ Continue Sit-in in Florida’s Governor’s Office
Written by James Harper Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier 08 August 2013
American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, Jr., center, reacts as Dream Defenders Executive Director Phillip Agnew, bottom left, leads a chant Friday, July 26, 2013 in the ... read more >>
Experts discuss punishing Sunshine State and need to strengthen Black economy
Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 08 August 2013
Protesters march and hold signs in the No Justice No Peace- "March Against Gun Violence" walk from Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, to the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The march ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Named Co-Chair of Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 August 2013
CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) has been named the new co-chair of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease. She will lead the Caucus as the Democratic ... read more >>
Time Warner blackout of CBS goes into 2nd day
Written by Tom Krisher, AP Business Writer 03 August 2013
Time Warner customers without CBS for 2nd day as fee dispute goes on; golf fans missing Tiger Time Warner Cable's blackout of CBS continued Saturday, and neither side indicated a resolution of their ... read more >>
CBC Takes a Stand Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 01 August 2013
(Left to right) Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin; Attorney Benjamin Crump and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen). Instead of waiting for the Justice Department ... read more >>
Trayvon’s Mother: ‘Use My Broken Heart’ to Prevent Future Tragedies
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 01 August 2013
Sybrina Fulton lifts up Trayvon’s name (National Urban League Photo by Mikki K. Harris) With her voice laced with emotion, Sybrina Fulton, the soft-spoken mother of Trayvon Martin, urged delegates ... read more >>
Over 100 Children Rescued from Human Trafficking Ring
Written by City News Service 01 August 2013
Nationwide sweep focused on underage victims of prostitution leads to recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and 150 arrests. (FBI photo) A three-day nationwide operation focusing on underage victims ... read more >>
Civil Rights Leaders Meet with President Obama on Voting Rights
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 01 August 2013
Al Shaprton and other voting rights advocates speak with press after meeting with President Obama (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen).  The Voting Rights Act is down, but not out and civil rights leaders ... read more >>
City removes Bourbon St nighttime preaching ban
Written by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press 26 July 2013
(AP Photo)   NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans City Council on Thursday ended its ban on preaching after dark on Bourbon Street, but an attorney says that won't end a lawsuit brought by a street ... read more >>
Wis. man who killed neighbor teen gets life term
Written by DINESH RAMDE Associated Press 26 July 2013
This combination of file photo shows Particia Larry, right, on June 2, 2012, in MIlwaukee, holding a picture of her son son Darius Simmons, and John Henry Spooner, left, in a photo provided by the Milwaukee ... read more >>
President Obama and Delta Sigma Theta Meet
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 July 2013
On Tuesday, July 16, President Obama met with members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated in the Oval Office to commemorate the organization’s centennial anniversary and their 51st convention. ... read more >>
Report: Economic concerns drive college choices
Written by Philip Elliott, Associated Press 23 July 2013
(AP Photo)   WASHINGTON (AP) -- College costs are driving decisions about which schools to attend, what to study and even where to live, according to a report from loan giant Sallie Mae. Parents ... read more >>
Trayvon Martin and Beyond
Written by Shonassee Shaver, Shannen Hill, and Brionna Lewis Sentinel Interns 19 July 2013
19-year-old Timothy Stansbury, Jr.   23-year-old Sean Bell   22-year-old Oscar Grant III 17-year-old Victor Steen 18-year-old Ramarley Graham 19-year-old Kendrec McDade 17-year-old ... read more >>
Social Media Reacts to 'Not Guilty' Verdict of Zimmerman
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 July 2013
People took to social media on their feelings towards the Zimmerman case and surrounding details after hearing about the ‘Not Guilty’ verdict of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. ... read more >>
Rep. Bass Brings CBC Chair Rep. Fudge to L.A.
Written by KENNETH MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 19 July 2013
Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge Congresswoman Karen Bass Congresswoman Karen Bass (D CA-37) will be hosting Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge during a private ceremony ... read more >>
Obama: Martin 'could have been me' 35 years ago
Written by Nicole Williams 19 July 2013
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the death of Trayvon Martin at the beginning of the daily White House briefing in the Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July ... read more >>
Trayvon Martin: Only in America would a child be convicted of his own murder
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 July 2013
Statements from political and community leaders President Barack Obama The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy.  Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America.  I know this ... read more >>
Official: Race not driving Chicago school closures
Written by Michael Tarm, Associated Press 19 July 2013
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis speaks outside the Mahalia Jackson Elementary School in Chicago, Thursday, March 21, 2013, about the planned closing of public schools. (AP Photo)     CHICAGO ... read more >>
Wis. man, 76, guilty in fatal shooting of teen
Written by DINESH RAMDE, Associated Press 17 July 2013
Darius Simmons (AP Photo)   MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man who suspected his 13-year-old neighbor of breaking into his home and stealing weapons was convicted Wednesday of fatally shooting ... read more >>
Sharpton to lead 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies
Written by SHAQUILLE BREWSTER, Associated Press 16 July 2013
  (AP Photos)   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton announced Tuesday that he will lead a national "Justice for Trayvon" day in 100 cities this weekend to press for federal civil rights charges ... read more >>
Support is “Key” for Depression in Black Men
Written by Kalin Thomas Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice 13 July 2013
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10 percent of American adults report depression. People who suffer from it the most include those between the ages of 45 and 64, women, ... read more >>
Governor signs two Jones-Sawyer bills before the summer recess
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 July 2013
Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills authored by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer. AB 752 and AB 805 are the freshman member’s first successful legislative ... read more >>
10th Annual McDonald's 365Black Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 July 2013
Recording artists Deborah Cox, Yolanda Adams and Angie Stone performed a special tribute to legendary singer- and McDonald's (R) 365Black(R) Awards honoree Gladys Knight during the 10th annual ceremony ... read more >>
Rep. Waters and Rep. Bass Hail First Black Majority Whip
Written by KENNETH MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 11 July 2013
(AP Photo) Former Rep. William Gray and longtime Philly pastor Succumbs   Veteran Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Congresswoman Karen Bass praised former United States Rep. William H. Gray ... read more >>