Black women sentences suspended after 16 years
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 January 2011
Gladys Scott Jamie Scott Two sisters had their life sentences for robbery suspended by the governor of Mississippi By Holbrook MohrAP story JACKSON, MISS.--A debate is unfolding over an unusual offer from ... read more >>
A Decade in review...
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 January 2011
President Barack ObamaColumbia Space Shuttle astronaut, Michael Anderson Michael JacksonKasubi Tombs By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer"Hell on wheels," "awesome," "challenging," "momentous," and ... read more >>
Former NY Governor Paterson Reflects on His Tenure
Written by Cyrus Josh Baker 06 January 2011
Written by CYRUS JOSH BAKERSpecial to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam NewsAs the final days of the historic New York Governor David Paterson administration come to a close, the outgoing governor sat ... read more >>
Honor, Integrity and DNA freed Black man in Texas
Written by Jeff Carlton (AP Story) 06 January 2011
Cornelius Dupree Jr., center, smiles while attorney Barry Scheck, right, speaks in Dallas last Tuesday, Jan. 4. (Photo Credit: Mike Fuentes) After 30 years in prison for rape and robbery Cornelius was ... read more >>
Racism at CBS Television, Sony Entertainment and Bell Dramatic for 37 Years
Written by Brandon I. Brooks & Samuel Richard (Sentinel Contributing Editors) 06 January 2011
Victoria Rowell at the 39th NAACP Image Awards in 2008, where she received the award. (Photo Credit: Tammie Arroyo) Actress Victoria Rowell and other Black industry insiders are denied equal opportunity ... read more >>
NAACP Commends Governor Paterson’s Courageous Decision to Commute Sentence of John White
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 December 2010
NAACP Commends Governor Paterson’s Courageous Decision to Commute Sentence of John White Governor David Paterson   African American father received two to four years after defending family and home ... read more >>
Christmas German Style
Written by Earl Flanagan (Special Foreign Contributing Writer) 30 December 2010
By Earl Flanagan Special Foreign Contributing Writer Santa Claus or 'Christmas Man' as he's known, was a marketing creation of the Coca-Cola Company and didn't arrive in Germany until after the Second ... read more >>
Report Card on School Dropouts: Progress Made; Challenges Ahead
Written by Special to NNPA from TheDefendersOnline.Com 30 December 2010
Special to the NNPA from TheDefendersOneline.comIn the last decade, a coalition of public school educators, parents and civic activists across the country have charted substantial progress in deterring ... read more >>
Former New York Congressman Rev. Flake Speaks to California Pastors
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 December 2010
By Cheryl Brown Special to the NNPA from blackvoicenews.com Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake, well known for his passion, his tenacity, and his ability to turn around a community and take it from the bottom to ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters: FCC Net Neutrality Rules Don’t Go Far Enough, Could Harm Many American Consumers of Color
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 December 2010
Washington, DC--Congresswoman Maxine Waters issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission's ruling on net neutrality regulations:While I commend the FCC for approving network ... read more >>
Blacks Support of President Obama Still Steady
Written by Eric Mayes (Special from the NNPA) 30 December 2010
Despite Tax Deal, Blacks Favor President Almost Twice the Rate of WhitesBy Eric Mayes Special from the NNPA President Barack Obama approaches the second anniversary of his inauguration with the overwhelming ... read more >>
Remember the Time: 2010
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 December 2010
Passing from 2010 into 2011 As 2010 fades into the distant past and 2011 rapidly approaches, it is important to reflect on the past to look at the some of the events, and gauge what might have been done ... read more >>
Blacks doubt death in small Southern town is a suicide--they want answers now.
Written by Jesse Muhammad (Final Call Staff Writer) 27 December 2010
Family, political leaders, activists want further investigation into hanging death of young manBy Jesse MuhammadFinal Call Staff writerThe idea of a so-called post-racial America was widely discussed, ... read more >>
Barbara Lee Hails Signing of Bill to Name Post Office in Honor of Dorothy Height
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 December 2010
Washington, DC--Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, joined President Barack Obama and a number of her colleagues to honor the life and legacy of the late Dr. Dorothy ... read more >>
New City Council Takes Over in Oxnard
Written by Peggy Hunt 24 December 2010
Chief Jeri WilsonBy Peggy HuntWhat does it take to put a city at the top in these tough times? A leader must  have the ability to create opportunity and awesome results out of turmoil. On  Thursday, ... read more >>
Civil Rights group sign ground breaking agreement with Comcast, NBC Universal
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 24 December 2010
Special to the NNPA from the AFRO-American Newspaper The NAACP, National Urban League, and National Action Network announced an agreement with Comcast and NBC Universal to expand current diversity initiatives ... read more >>
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame Announces 2011 Inductees
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 December 2010
Bishop Barbara KingMarc H. Morial   Footsteps of Civil Rights Leaders Placed in Historic Site During Annual Trumpet AwardsAtlanta, GA--Footsteps of ten new revered civil rights icons will be added to ... read more >>
SBA Announces New Initiatives Aimed at Increasing Lending in Underserved Communities
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 December 2010
Mills names Hughes to chair new council to advise agency on expanding opportunities for entrepreneurs in underserved communities WASHINGTON--With small business owners and entrepreneurs in traditionally ... read more >>
CBC Chairman – elect, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 22 December 2010
Chairman-elect Emanuel Cleaver, (MO-5)Incoming Congressional Black Caucus Leadership Faces Challenges in the Upcoming Republican-Led HouseSentinel Staff ReportAs Democrats look ahead to the 2012 elections, ... read more >>
Christmas means “serving/service to others”
Written by Marian Wright Edelman 22 December 2010
Christmas, as a "holyday", is a time of service; it is a time when families come together to celebrate, and enjoy each other and the good things that are abundant among them. Though many people use the ... read more >>
Celebrating Kwanzaa in a meaningful way
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 22 December 2010
To celebrate Kwanzaa in a meaningful way, the community is very fortunate to have Dr. Maulana Karenga present to convey its meaning clearly, correctly and concisely. By Yussuf J. Simmonds May the wisdom ... read more >>
STATE’S LATEST TOBACCO ADS DEBUT
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 December 2010
STATE’S LATEST TOBACCO ADS DEBUT LOS ANGELES – California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) Secretary Kimberly Belshé and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Mark Horton ... read more >>
The President and the General
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 17 December 2010
President Barack Obama recently met with General Colin Powell, and that occasioned a friendly African American summit between two Brothers.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorIn 2008, when candidate ... read more >>
A Black Christmas in 2010
Written by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 16 December 2010
By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.NNPA Columnist As we approach the Christmas season this year, it is important for African Americans and others to stress the necessity for freedom, justice, equality. and ... read more >>
Publisher Files Federal Complaint
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 December 2010
By Roger K. ClendeningSpecial to the Denver Weekly News COLORADO SPRINGS – James …James Tucker, publisher of the African American Voice, the city's only Black newspaper, has asked the federal government ... read more >>