US court strikes down Mich. affirmative action ban
Written by Ed White Associated Press 21 November 2012
Michigan State University AP file photo     Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions was declared unconstitutional last Thursday by a deeply divided federal appeals court, six ... read more >>
ThanksGiving or ThanksTaking?
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga 21 November 2012
    The tale of Thanksgiving, like that of Christopher Columbus or George Washington and the cherry tree, is well known to anyone who has spent any amount of time in the United States. “Pilgrims, ... read more >>
Memorial service set for Ohio's 1st black justice
Written by Associated Press 14 November 2012
   The first black justice to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court was remembered during a memorial service on the campus of his alma mater, Ohio State University.   The court says the service for former ... read more >>
Judge Rodney Forneret Posthumously Inducted Into Langston Bar Association Hall of Fame
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 November 2012
  On Saturday, October 27, 2012, the Honorable Rodney Gerald Forneret was posthumously inducted into the John M. Langston Bar Association Hall of Fame.  The Langston Bar Association was founded as ... read more >>
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Vindicated!
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 September 2012
After a three-year long, costly and contentious investigation – the House Ethics Committee has finally cleared the Congresswoman of any violation            After years of unfair and unwarranted ... read more >>
Ali Honored
Written by Howie Evans
Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 27 September 2012
  PHILADELPHIA–For all the right reasons, celebrating the 225th anniversary of our nation’s Constitution, the National Constitution Center, under the leadership of CEO and President David Eisner, ... read more >>
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 September 2012
    President Barack Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama, right, embrace on stage during a campaign event at the Univ. of Iowa, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez ... read more >>
Local elected officials shine at the DNC
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 06 September 2012
  President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  On the first night of the Democratic National Convention, the First Lady set the tone for what was to come by energizing the crowd with a stirring ... read more >>
Hurricane Isaac: The Aftermath
Written by Associated Press 05 September 2012
  Wading through the water after the storm (AP Photo/Eric Day)   After the storm, many are wondering if post-Katrina changes were effective in protecting many New Orleans communities in the wake of ... read more >>
Hurricane Isaac: will it be Katrina revisited?
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 August 2012
   Hurricane Isaac, which landed in New Orleans August 29 --- exactly seven years after its ancestor Katrina devastated that city--- did not pack the massive punch residents feared it would though ... read more >>
The Congressional Black Caucus Welcomes New Communications Director, Ayofemi Kirby
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 August 2012
The Congressional Black Caucus Welcomes New Communications Director, Ayofemi Kirby   WASHINGTON, DC – Ayofemi “Femi” Kirby, is proud to serve as the new Communications Director for the Congressional ... read more >>
Tiger Woods congratulates Condoleezza Rice
Written by Associated Press 23 August 2012
  Condoleezza Rice     "I think the decision by the Augusta National membership is important to golf," Tiger Woods said. "The Club continues to demonstrate its commitment to impacting the game in ... read more >>
Katrina 7 years later
Written by Associated Press 22 August 2012
    Some things have not changed   NEW ORLEANS — More than 3,000 lots flooded by Hurricane Katrina and bought with federal money in an emergency bailout sit idle across this city — a multimillion-dollar ... read more >>
Administration projects $1.2T 2012 budget deficit
Written by ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press 02 August 2012
   In this July 13, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign stop in downtown Roanoke, Va. New figures released July 27 by the White House predict this year’s federal budget ... read more >>
What Happened When a Police Officer Threatened Michelle Obama
Written by Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 01 August 2012
  First Lady Michele Obama   Threats on the life of President Barack Obama are not uncommon from members of hate groups, but to have First Lady Michelle Obama as a possible target from a police officer ... read more >>
Congressional Awarded To First Black Marines
Written by Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer 26 July 2012
  Some of the Montford Marines at Congressional Medal Ceremony      President Barack Obama recognized the Montford Point Marines recently.   On June 27, the Montford Point Marines (MPM) were honored ... read more >>
Boxer Statement on Tragic Shooting in Colorado
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 July 2012
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) issued the following statement about the tragic shooting in Colorado today: “My thoughts and prayers go out to the families whose loved ones were ... read more >>
AFSCME Elects First African American President – Lee A. Saunders
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Crusader 20 July 2012
  Lee A. Saunders  Delegates to the 40th International Convention of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (AFSCME), elected Lee A. Saunders to be president and ... read more >>
Florida A&M president to resign immediately
Written by GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press 20 July 2012
    In a Thursday, June 26, 2008 file photo, James Ammons, President of Florida A & M University, announces that the school has had it's accreditation restored by the Southern Association of Colleges ... read more >>
Farrakhan: ‘I’m Going to Lead the FOI into the Streets’
Written by Ashahed M. Muhammad,?Special to the Final Call NNPA story 19 July 2012
 The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan interviewed by Cliff Kelley on WVON 1690 AM in Chicago.   A call to stem crime and violence in the Black community, and America’s warmongering CHICAGO ... read more >>
Profiling Blacks: From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin
Written by By Sylvester Monroe Special to the NNPA News Service from America’s Wire 13 July 2012
 Tracy Martin (left) and Sybrina Fulton, the parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, address the media during the National Action Network Convention (April 11, 2012) [NNPA Photo by Freddie ... read more >>
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Plus the economy
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 12 July 2012
  President Barack Obama      For the past few years, jobs and the economy have been dominating the political landscape and in this election season, the old adage, 'it's the economy, stupid,' is ... read more >>
Bill Tompkins named president and CEO of NNPA
Written by George E. Curry, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA News Service 05 July 2012
       WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Highly-respected media and entertainment executive William G. Tompkins, Jr. has been name president and chief executive officer of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, ... read more >>
Obama cares!
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 July 2012
  President Barack Obama - he engineered the historic Affordable Care Act through the Congress and into the U.S. Supreme Court making it a landmark ruling.   Chief Justice John Roberts - he cast the ... read more >>
Obama's Healthcare For Everybody...Finally!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 28 June 2012
President Obama has done what his predecessors couldn’t—he got us healthcare!   By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer   In what has been one of the greatest struggles in U.S. history for ... read more >>