As Congress Leaves for August Recess, CBC Keeps Health Care on the Front Burner
Written by Pharoh Martin (NNPA National Correspondent) 06 August 2009
WASHINGTON (NNPA)--As members of Congress begin August recess, temporarily setting aside intense negotiations for a passable health care reform bill, the Congressional Black Caucus has vowed to continue ... read more >>
Black Intellectuals Decry White House 'Beer Summit'
Written by Zenitha Prince (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 06 August 2009
Say Notion of a Post-Racial America is a Myth  CHICAGO (NNPA)--Despite the overwhelming election of President Barack Obama, the inherent prejudice against people of color remains alive and well in ... read more >>
President Barack Obama - The Second Hundred Days
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 August 2009
President Barack Obama takes a break from his official duties to celebrate his 48th birthday August 4, at the White House Press Briefing Room in Washington. Photo by AP Photo/Ron Edwards President Barack ... read more >>
Fed proposes new rules to combat unfair lending
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
Michael Calhoun, Center for Responsible Lending President RespondsThe Federal Reserve Board (FRB) issued proposed rules that hold great promise for eliminating abusive and unfair practices that have become ... read more >>
JOINT POSITION OF THE BLACK PRESS
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
Response To Gates ArrestBy National Newspaper Publishers AssociationWest Coast Black Publishers Association and the California Black MediaIn the tradition of the Black Press working as an opponent of racial ... read more >>
Michael Jackson Family Attorney Tells What's Next for Child Custody; Estate
Written by Pharoh Martin (NNPA National Correspondent) 30 July 2009
WASHINGTON (NNPA)--The family of Michael Jackson will find the answers to lingering issues surrounding of the late pop icon's estate and the legal custody of his three children, who range in ages from ... read more >>
The National Urban League Sets the Stage to Celebrate 100 Years of Service
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
In 2009, a visionary leader stepped forth with a message of hope onto the world stage of history. As the nation was on the brink of dissolution and despair, millions of Americans and freedom-loving people ... read more >>
One-on-One with San Francisco Mayor
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 30 July 2009
Mayor Gavin NewsomOne-on-One with San Francisco Mayor According to Gavin Newsom, being the mayor of the city and county of San Francisco is the ideal training to become the next Governor of CaliforniaBy ... read more >>
In Memoriam: Inola Henry
Written by Bob Mulholland (CDP Campaign Adviser 30 July 2009
Inola Henry In Memoriam: Inola HenryBy Bob MulhollandCDP Campaign Advisor, DNC MemberThe California Democratic Party has lost one of its most valuable members.Inola Henry passed away at home several days ... read more >>
John H. Holoman Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
John H. Holoman John H. Holoman Obituary John Henry Holoman beloved husband, father, grandfather brother, uncle, cousin and friend was called home at the age of 70 on July 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. ... read more >>
LAUSD Attorney Appointed L.A. County Superior Court Judgeship
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
Stephanie M. Bowick LAUSD Attorney Appointed L.A. County Superior Court Judgeship Stephanie M. Bowick, an Assistant General Counsel for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), has accepted a ... read more >>
Rae Lewis-Thornton: The Face of AIDS
Written by George E. Curry (NNPA Special Correspondent) 29 July 2009
Rae Lewis-Thornton has been living with HIV/AIDs more than half of her life. Photo by George E. Curry / NNPARae Lewis-Thornton: The Face of AIDSBy George E CurryNNPA Special ContributorCHICAGO (NNPA) -- ... read more >>
The President, the Professor - ‘Racial Profiling’
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 July 2009
President Barack ObamaProfessor Charles OgletreeProfessor Henry Louis GatesIs Racial Profiling Dead or Alive?A White police officer arresting a Black man is no big deal--it happens every day--but when ... read more >>
Black Reporters Roundtable on Air Force One
Written by Herb Boyd (Special to NNPA from the Amsterdam News) 23 July 2009
(L-R) Kevin Chappell, Cynthia Gordy, Herb Boyd, Pamela Gentry, Derek Dingle, April Ryan and Roland Martin. Black Reporters Roundtable on Air Force OneBy Herb BoydSpecial to the NNPA from the Amsterdam ... read more >>
AARP's First Black CEO Aims to Take Organization to New Level in Black Community and Nation
Written by Pharoh Martin (NNPA National Correspondent) 23 July 2009
Dr. A. Barry Rand, pictured here with President Barack Obama, aims to lead AARP to a new level in the Black community and the national stage. AARP's First Black CEO AIMS to Take Organization to New ... read more >>
Former Obama Law Student Announces Challenge for California Congressional Seat
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 July 2009
Felton Newell Former Obama Law Student Announces Challenge to Diane Watson for California Congressional SeatLos Angeles Deputy City Attorney Felton Newell Launches Congressional Campaign for California's ... read more >>
'The Peoples Company' Petro America Trading Resumed After SEC Probe
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 July 2009
'The People's Company' Petro America, the revolutionary company which has garnered wide spread attention for opening opportunities for citizens from main street to Wall Street has resumed trading amid ... read more >>
Councilmember Wesson Introduces "Invest in a Green LA" Initiative
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 July 2009
Councilmember Herb J. Wesson Jr. holds press conference to introduce the "Invest in a Green LA" Initiative.WESSON INTRODUCES "INVEST IN A GREEN LA" INITIATIVE Package Gains Early SupportFollowing up on ... read more >>
President Obama Hits on All Cylinders in Passionate NAACP Anniversary Speech
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 23 July 2009
President Barack Obama paid passionate tribute to Black civil rights trailblazers on the centennial of the NAACP, but said a "new mindset" was necessary to achieve a post-racial America.President Obama ... read more >>
Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer First to Serve Third Term in CDP
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 July 2009
Reginald Byron Jones-SawyerBy Jason LewisSentinel Staff WriterReginald Byron Jones-Sawyer was born into a political family, and he has turned out to be a chip off the old block. His uncle was one of the ... read more >>
Jones Recipient of Montague W. Cobb Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 July 2009
The NAACP National Board of Director, its National Health Committee and the NAACP at large, has chosen Los Angeles's Healthy African American Families II, Director, Ms. Loretta Jones, as the recipient ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Introduces Legislation to Extend Flood Insurance Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 July 2009
She and Chairman Barney Frank Will Also Draft Updated Legislation with Important Reforms Financial Services Housing Subcommittee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) ... read more >>
ACLU And Other Privacy Groups Ask Lawmakers To Oppose "Pass ID Act"
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 July 2009
Bill Would Replicate Many Problems Of Real ID  In a letter to key lawmakers, the American Civil Liberties Union today joined 17 other civil liberties groups to oppose the Pass ID Act, a bill that ... read more >>
Front-line Food Service Workers Take fight to Capitol
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 July 2009
For the first time in the 63-year history of our nation's School Lunch Program, front-line food service workers are on Capitol Hill last week to petition their government to strengthen the program that ... read more >>
Debbie Allen Dance Academy Celebrates Grand Opening
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 16 July 2009
Berry Gordy (2nd to the right) celebrates with Debbie Allen (far right) at the grand opening of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angles. Photo by Francis Taylor for SentinelThe Debbie Allen Dance ... read more >>