Gas prices are about more than just oil
Written by Jonathan Fahey (AP Energy Writer) 11 March 2011
Gasoline prices have already skyrocketed past $4 a gallon in San Francisco.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) By Jonathan Fahey AP Energy WriterWhen Jay Ricker, owner of the BP gas station off Interstate 70 in Plainfield, ... read more >>
Rowdy Mardi Gras Gives Maskers a Chance to Mock BP
Written by Cain Burdeau and Michael Kunzelman (Associated Press) 11 March 2011
Members of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club parade down St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day, Tuesday, March 8, 2011. --AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Members of the Zulu Social Aid and ... read more >>
Tribune CEO, NNPA Chair Rebuke NAACP
Written by Ayana Jones (Philadelphia Tribune Staff Writer) 10 March 2011
Some Black press members insulted by exclusion from Image Awards marketingBy Ayana JonesTribune Staff WriterThe NAACP has been criticized for not including Black newspapers in a recent advertising campaign.The ... read more >>
Remembering A Comic Book Icon
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 March 2011
Dwayne Glenn McDuffieBlood SyndicateStatic ShockJustice League SeriesBen 10McDuffie blazed a bright trail for future African American writers in the comic book and animation industry.By Brian W. Carter, ... read more >>
Attorney General Harris Asks Federal Court to Restore the Right of Same-Sex Marriage
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 March 2011
  SAN FRANCISCO - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today asked the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to dismiss its order prohibiting same-sex marriages in California until an appeal of Proposition ... read more >>
Celebrating Black History by Winning the Future
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 February 2011
During Black History Month, the White House will feature African Americans from agencies throughout the Administration that contribute to the President's vision of winning the future. Copied below is a ... read more >>
Why We Should Continue to Celebrate Black History Month!!!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 February 2011
By Gwen Lang JonesA great philosopher once stated "If you don't know your history, you are likely to repeat it." With this in mind, I reflected on my past, a similar path for which many of you have traveled. ... read more >>
President Obama Presents Nation’s Highest Honor to Three Blacks
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 February 2011
President Obama with Dr. Maya Angelou Dr. Maya Angelou, Congressman John Lewis, and the NBA Great Bill Russell Receive 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom in White House CeremonyBy Dorinda White, NNPA ContributorWashington, ... read more >>
The President’s Budget
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 February 2011
Now that President Obama has submitted his 2012 budget to Congress, the reaction runs the gamut from cool to hot; from mild disagreement to vociferous condemnation.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing ... read more >>
Legends in Sports: Sports and its Relationship with Race
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 17 February 2011
By Yussuf J. SimmondsSports has been one of the leveling frontiers of equality among Blacks in America.  Whenever Black athletes have been given equal access to any sport, they have always excelled, so ... read more >>
Statement of Supervisor Mark Ridley – Thomas on Governor’s Realignment Proposal
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 February 2011
"We have known for some time that there is no single answer to the significant structural deficit faced by the State of California, and I applaud Gov. Jerry Brown for tackling the budget immediately and ... read more >>
Eight Attorney Generals Issue a Statement Defending Healthcare Reform
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 February 2011
The following is a statement from eight attorneys general who joined together in signing an amicus brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on January 21, 2011 regarding ... read more >>
H.R. 3 is a Full – Fledged Assault on Women and Families Across the Nation
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 February 2011
Washington---Tuesday, at a press conference ahead of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing on H.R. 3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," House Judiciary Democrats staunchly ... read more >>
The President’s Meeting with the National Policy Alliance
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 February 2011
President Obama meets with members of the National Policy Alliance The NPA includes co- chairs Johnny Ford and Webster Guillory; and Ralph B. Everett, President and CEO Joint Center for Political and Economic ... read more >>
Coming ... The HBCU Network
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 February 2011
Curtis Symonds, founder of HBCU NetworkFormer BET executive is launching a new network that will spotlight Black entertainment, sports and education.By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterCurtis Symonds, ... read more >>
Dr. Conrad Murray to Stand Trial in Michael Jackson’s Death
Written by Associated Press 14 January 2011
Dr. Conrad MurrayAP Story: Linda Deutsch contributed to this story. A judge has dealt the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death two setbacks, bringing him a step closer to a trial that could end with ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Issues Statement on Congresswoman Giffords
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 January 2011
"Having left, Washington D.C. less than 24 short hours ago, it is with great horror that I heard this morning about my friend Gabby, colleague Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others who were deliberately shot. ... read more >>
Governor Brown to Speak at Legislative Black Caucus
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 January 2011
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast CelebrationSacramento, CA--Newly elected Governor Jerry Brown will give the keynote address at the annual MLK, Jr. Civil Rights Leadership Awards Breakfast hosted ... read more >>
The President and elected officials speak on the tragedy in Tucson, Ariz.
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 13 January 2011
President Obama and elected officials offer their condolences and speak on the issues surrounding the horrible incident.By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterOn Saturday, Jan. 8, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords ... read more >>
Haiti: The struggle continues...
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 13 January 2011
A year later, the nation of Haiti is still destitute but its soul remains holding onto hope.Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterOn Wednesday, Jan. 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the 7.0 earthquake ... read more >>
What Would Dr. King Say?
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 13 January 2011
Dr. King's words in 1967 would be appropriate today substituting Vietnam with Iraq and/or Afghanistan - the dream is still unfulfilled.  A look at parts of his speech is very instructive.By Yussuf J. ... read more >>
Life at 101
Written by Monique Washington (Contributing Writer) 07 January 2011
Pastor Dr. Jones with Monique Washington and a friend By Monique WashingtonSentinel Contributing WriterImagine being 101 years old and have out lived your immediate family. Your parents, siblings and grandparents ... read more >>
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 >>