Philly abortion doctor guilty in 3 babies' deaths
Written by MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press 17 May 2013
In this March 8, 2010 file photo, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is seen during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney's office in Philadelphia. Gosnell was found guilty Monday, May 13, ... read more >>
Black Males, Athletes, and Academic Achievement
Written by Isiah Thomas & Na’liah Suad Nasir Special to the Sentinel 17 May 2013
Isiah Thomas and Na'liah Suad Nasir I entered Indiana University in 1979 as a freshman on scholarship from the inner city of the West Side of Chicago. Our team at Indiana University went on to win ... read more >>
House speaker blasts IRS; Holder set to testify
Written by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press 15 May 2013
Gov. Scott Walker says the IRS's targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny is a real threat to our freedoms, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)   WASHINGTON ... read more >>
OJ Simpson testifies in bid for new Vegas trial
Written by Linda Deutsch and Ken Ritter, Associated Press 15 May 2013
In this Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 file photo, O.J. Simpson is handcuffed after a verdict of guilty on all counts was read following his trial at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. ... read more >>
Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended
Written by Joan Lowy, Associated Press 14 May 2013
In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Deborah Hersman speaks during a news conference in Washington. Federal accident investigators were weighing a recommendation ... read more >>
'Mama, What Would I Do Without You?' America Celebrates Mother's Day This Sunday
Written by Hazel Trice Edney and Akua Aboagye Special to the Sentinel 10 May 2013
On Sunday, May 6, Kiona Daniels celebrated her Grandmother Ella's 98th birthday. This weekend, she will join millions across the nation in celebration of Mother's Day, May 12. (Courtesy Photo) As ... read more >>
Assata Shakur Placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga Sentinel Contributing Writer 10 May 2013
Cover of Assata Shakur's Autobiography "Assata"  First woman to be so designated; reward for her capture increased to $2 million dollars The Federal Bureau of Investigation placed 1970s Black radical ... read more >>
Officials: Obama naming NC's Watt for housing post
Written by Sentinel Staff and Wire Report 10 May 2013
President Obama nominates Congressman Mel Watt in the State Dining Room at the White House on Wednesday, May 1. (Photo by Shevry Lassiter, NNPA, Washington Informer) President Barack Obama nominated ... read more >>
Xernona Clayton elected Chairman
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 May 2013
Trumpet Awards founder elected Chairman of the Board  The Board of Directors of the Trumpet Awards Foundation voted and elected Xernona Clayton as Chairman of the Board. The new move makes her now ... read more >>
Prosecutor: Suspect lured Ohio captives into car
Written by Thomas J. Sheeran, Associated Press 09 May 2013
  CLEVELAND (AP) — Ariel Castro was ordered held on $8 million bail Thursday as prosecutors laid out more of their case against the man accused of imprisoning three young women, saying he lured ... read more >>
FAMU Students Place Second in College Television Awards
Written by Xavier Higgs Sentinel Contributing Writer 02 May 2013
2nd Place winners in the Magazine Category for the College Emmys, Amber Mackie and LaCrai Mitchell (Photo by Xavier Higgs for Sentinel)  Amber Mackie, 22 and LaCrai Mitchell, 19 were nervous and ... read more >>
President Obama Taps Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 May 2013
  Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Anthony Foxx speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 29, 2013, after President Barack Obama announced Foxx' nomination to succeed Ray LaHood ... read more >>
Police: 3 more in custody in Boston bombings
Written by Denise Lavoie and Bridget Murphy, Associated Press 01 May 2013
(AP photo)   BOSTON (AP) — Three more suspects were taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombing case, including two college friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who came to the U.S. from Kazakhstan, ... read more >>
New hearing for Arkansas inmate sentenced as teen
Written by JEANNIE NUSS Associated Press 26 April 2013
This photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Corrections shows Kuntrell Jackson who was sentenced to life in prison when he was 14 after the shooting death of a store clerk during an attempted ... read more >>
Sharp Drop in Black Male Enrollment in Med Schools
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent 24 April 2013
Dean Mark Johnson says med school worth the financial investment WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Fewer Black males were enrolled in the first year of medical schools last year than 32 years ago, a trend that, ... read more >>
Son of Magic Johnson talks about being gay
Written by BETH HARRIS Associated Press 19 April 2013
This April 11, 2012 file photo shows Magic Johnson, right, his wife Cookie and son E.J. arriving for the opening night performance of the Broadway play "Magic/Bird" in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, ... read more >>
Tamerlan Tsarnaev Dead: Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect One Dies In Shootout
Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN, MEGHAN BARR, KATIE ZEZIMA Associated Press 19 April 2013
This photo released by the FBI early Friday April 19, 2013, shows the man the FBI is calling suspect No. 1, identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26. The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing ... read more >>
FBI releases images of 2 men at Boston Marathon
Written by Denise Lavoie and Adam Geller, Associated Press 18 April 2013
FBI releases images, video of Boston Marathon suspects   BOSTON (AP) — The FBI has released photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings and is asking for the public's help in ... read more >>
Morgan State University Wins Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 April 2013
Morgan State University students, winners of the 24th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, pose with representatives from their school and with Honda executives at the American Honda headquarters ... read more >>
Ricin is indicated in letters to Obama, senator
Written by Eileen Sullivan and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press 17 April 2013
A Prince George's County, Md. firefighter dressed in a protective suit walks into a government mail screening facility in Hyattsville, Md., Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Police swept across the U.S. ... read more >>
Senate rejects expanded gun background checks
Written by Associated Press 17 April 2013
  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Wednesday's vote was a jarring ... read more >>
Photo of the Week
Written by Official White House Photo by Pete Souza 11 April 2013
‘42’ meets ‘44’ President Barack Obama (44th President) talks with Jackie Robinson widow, Rachel Robinson before the “42” movie screening with Robinson family members and cast and crew ... read more >>
45 years after Dr. King – Now what?
Written by Karanja A. Ajanaku Special to the NNPA from the New Tri-State Defender 11 April 2013
Martin Luther King III, left, and Lee Saunders, right, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, take part in a march to the National Civil Rights Museum on Thursday, ... read more >>
Postal Service backs down on cutting Saturday mail
Written by Pauline Jelinek, Associated Press 10 April 2013
(AP Photo)   WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says it will delay plans to cut Saturday mail delivery because Congress isn't allowing the change. The Postal Service said in February ... read more >>
Student arrested in Texas college stabbing attack
Written by Ramit Plushnick-Masti and Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press 10 April 2013
        Students run from the Lone Star College's Cy-Fair campus in Cypress, Texas, where a student went on a building-to-building stabbing attack Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The attacker ... read more >>