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 >>
Congress Is Out of Order
Written by Gary L. Flowers, NNPA Columnist and the Sentinel Staff Contributed to this Article 28 June 2012
 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder  Tri-Caucus Chairs Condemn Chairman Issa's Partisan Attempt to Hold Attorney General Holder in Contempt of Congress  Last week, in the latest example of political ... read more >>
President Barack Obama tackles Immigration
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 21 June 2012
President Obama speaking in the Rose Garden Should children pay for the "sins" of their parents? A vigorous debate is presently raging throughout the nation about President Obama's announcement ... read more >>
It's Dr. Nancy Wilson
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 21 June 2012
The incomparable Dr. Nancy Wilson An ageless wonder of music, she does not really need music to sing; her voice is the music Whenever, the history of song and music is written, a prominent place ... read more >>
Black Publishers to honor Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. and Andrew Young
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 June 2012
Danny J. Bakewell, Sr.: NNPA chairman (emeritus); executive publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel and the LA Watts Times; real estate developer; philanthropist; and civil rights icon.Ambassador Andrew ... read more >>
Former DC councilman pleads guilty to bank fraud
Written by Associated Press 18 June 2012
In this May 12, 2011 file photo, Washington D.C. City Council Chairman Kwame Brown testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Brown was charged June 6 with lying about his income on loan applications, becoming ... read more >>
It's Trayvon Martin all over again
Written by Associated Press 18 June 2012
It's Trayvon Martin all over againShooting of teen reopens Milwaukee's racial woundsMILWAUKEE (AP) -- Darius Simmons was buried between two tall maple trees, nine days after he was gunned down, allegedly ... read more >>