University of Rhode Island police to start carrying guns
Written by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press 08 May 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island campus police will start carrying guns Friday, making it the final public university in the nation to arm its officers.   The move to arm police ... read more >>
Problems Linger in Baltimore
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 08 May 2015
  Protesters call for justice for Freddie Gray as Baltimore police officers watch. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire Service) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Baltimore’s curfew has been lifted, the officers ... read more >>
Hundreds Help Clean Up After Baltimore Riots
Written by Stacey M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from The Baltimore Times 07 May 2015
Morgan students on their way to assist with the clean-up of community in aftermath of riots. (Larry Morgan/Morgan State University)   BALTIMORE — Students from Morgan State University, local teachers, ... read more >>
The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. launches the Black Male Entrepreneur Institute in Washington DC
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2015
The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. launched the first Young Black Male Entrepreneur Institute event recently,  at the City Club in the nation's capital. This is the first of many in the United States. During ... read more >>
Baltimore Tensions Calming
Written by Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 07 May 2015
It had been a day for cleaning and reflection, of pulling together to bring some sense of normalcy to a community that had seen many businesses destroyed just the day before.   As day turned to evening ... read more >>
Baltimore officers charged
Written by Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from the Baltimore Times 07 May 2015
“I will seek justice on your behalf,” Mosby told a packed news conference. “No one is above the law.” (COURTESY PHOTO)   BALTIMORE — With a single press conference, Maryland Attorney General ... read more >>
President Obama Makes Life Commitment to Urban Youth ‘My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’ announced in New York
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2015
President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Lehman College in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, May 4,. Obama announced the creation of an independent nonprofit organization that is a spin off ... read more >>
After Charges Filed and Curfew Lifted, Baltimore Regroups
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 07 May 2015
Two young girls talk to national guardsmen outside of city hall in Baltimore, Md., on Friday, May 1. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire Service.)     BALTIMORE (NNPA) – Friday afternoon was clear ... read more >>
Freddie Gray’s Family Lauds Mosby Decision to Charge Officers
Written by Dorothy Rowley, Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer 07 May 2015
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced May 1 that six police officers have been charged in the April death of Freddie Gray, the black man who died while in policy custody. The family ... read more >>
Justice Not Delayed in Baltimore
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief 07 May 2015
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore, Md., speaks to a staffer during a swearing in ceremony earlier this year. (Courtesy Photo/Office of the Mayor) NEWS ANALYSIS Three extremely qualified ... read more >>
Obama aide, Baltimore native says worst may be over
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2015
FILE - In this March 6, 2015, file photo, Assistant to the President and chair of the My Brother’s Keeper task force Broderick Johnson listens as President Barack Obama participates in a town-hall ... read more >>
A look at the 6 officers charged in Freddie Gray's death
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2015
  AP Photo/Alex Brandon Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, speaks during a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore. Mosby announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended ... read more >>
Sentences cut for 3 ex-educators in Atlanta cheating scandal
Written by KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press 01 May 2015
Former Atlanta public school educators Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael Pitts and their attorneys wait as Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter holds a re-sentencing hearing ... read more >>
Harbaugh, Lewis, Ravens visit schools in riot-torn Baltimore
Written by DAVID GINSBURG Associated Press 01 May 2015
Ravens coaFormer Baltimore Ravens NFL football player Ray Lewis hugs 17-year-old Azariah Bratton-Bey Jr., a senior running back on Frederick Douglass High's football team, during a visit to the school ... read more >>
Black mothers wonder if their lost babies are still alive
Written by Jim Salter, Associated Press 01 May 2015
In this April 29, 2015 photo, Zella Jackson Price poses for a photo at her attorney’s office in Clayton, Mo. Eighteen black women who were told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth ... read more >>
Illinois poised to clear last hurdles for Obama library
Written by SOPHIA TAREEN and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press 01 May 2015
President Barack Obama speaks at Anacostia Library in Washington, Thursday, April 30, 2015, as he participates in a live "virtual field trip" with middle school students to announce two initiatives ... read more >>
White House: Facilitating ransom not the same as paying
Written by NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press 01 May 2015
Despite a U.S. ban on ransom payments to terrorists, the White House said Thursday that federal officials helping to facilitate a payment is not the same as actually paying a ransom. White House press ... read more >>
Keeping His Mother’s Memory through Music and Education
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
“I learned how to play the drums so my mom can hear me in heaven”    Alonzo Wooten walks out of his last period at Manual Arts High School in South Los Angeles straps on his bass drum and joins ... read more >>
Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared
Written by Ryan Van Velzer, The Associated Press 30 April 2015
Jerice Hunter was convicted of killing and abusing her 5-year-old daughter on Monday, April 27, 2015 in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz. Authorities said the 41-year-old Hunter kept her ... read more >>
#March2Justice Concludes in DC
Written by Cyril Josh Barker, Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 30 April 2015
(Courtesy of New York Amsterdam News)   March2Justice arrived at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Members of Justice League NYC stood alongside Rep. John Conyers as he reintroduced ... read more >>
Friends Remember Freddie Carlos Gray, 25, as ‘The Life of the Neighborhood’
Written by Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 30 April 2015
(From left) Troy Kernes, Davon Johnson, William Stewart, Adrian Muldrow (vice president Baltimore City NAACP), and David Reid. Johnson, Stewart, and Reid grew up with Freddie Gray in West Baltimore’s ... read more >>
Obama: Too many troubling police interactions with Blacks
Written by NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press 30 April 2015
President Barack Obama speaks about recent unrest in Baltimore during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in ... read more >>
Police Violence Takes Mental Toll
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 30 April 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Police have killed at least 369 people in the first four months of 2015, with 103 Black Americans – 28 percent – making up a disproportionate number of the victims, according ... read more >>
Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments
Written by MARK SHERMAN Associated Press 30 April 2015
A rainbow colored flag, seen through an American flag, flies in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, April 27, 2015, as the Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that ... read more >>
Baltimore Blows Up!
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Staff Writer 30 April 2015
 A demonstrator raises his fist as police stand in formation as a store burns, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  Community ... read more >>