Tuskegee Airmen Dies at 97
Written by Special to NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier 24 March 2011
Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier As a member of one of the most prestigious military units, the Tuskegee Airmen, Henry Dawson McCullough, of Point Breeze, was laid to rest last week ... read more >>
Black Press Calls for Pardon for Wilmington 10
Written by Dr. Benjamin Chavis (NNPA Contributor) 24 March 2011
Dr. Benjamin Chavis, one of the Wilmington 10 Dorothy R. Leavell, Chairperson of the NNPA Foundation, holds up the mouse pad that NNPA Publishers have been asked to keep next to their computer as they ... read more >>
Black Press Week Commemorates the Founding of Freedom’s Journal
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 24 March 2011
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (third from left) helped commemorate Black Press Week during the CBC/Black Press Week breakfast. He is joined in photo by Rep. ... read more >>
Black Press Honors Its Own
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 March 2011
Publisher emeritus, Garth C. Reeves receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from chairman Danny Bakewell.  (L ro R) Michael House, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, the honoree, Dorothy Leavell, chairman ... read more >>
MTTG Joint Venture Donates $1M to MLK Memorial Foundation
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 March 2011
MTTG Joint Venture recently presented the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation a $1 million gift to support national memorial honoring the life and legacy of Dr. ... read more >>
White House Confronts Bullying Head On
Written by Chris Williams (NNPA Writer) 17 March 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama speaking to the audience while President Barack Obama looks on. --Photo Credits: Fred WatkinsWhite House Confronts Bullying Head OnBy Chris WilliamsNNPA Writer Keeping children ... read more >>
Health Care Reform Is Still the Law
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 March 2011
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Brief in Support of Constitutionality of Health Care ReformSACRAMENTO--Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a friend-of-the-court ... read more >>
Congressional Black Caucus Celebrates its 40th Anniversary
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 March 2011
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus "There is still more work to be done to make the promise of this great nation, the practice."     Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, IIWashington ... read more >>
Toyota Motor Company Disrespects and Devalules the Patronage of their Black Consumer
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. (Chairman, NNPA - Black Press of America) 11 March 2011
MESSAGE TO MR. TOYOTA…  Toyota Motor Company Disrespects and Devalues the Patronage of their Black Consumer  By Danny J. Bakewell Sr., Chairman, NNPA (Black Press of America)  I have recently been ... read more >>
Women's History Month:
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 11 March 2011
Oprah WinfreyBy Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterOprah Winfrey. The name is known the world over as she as reached millions of homes through her groundbreaking talk show. She is definitely a woman ... read more >>
Senate Passes Bill to Overhaul Patent System
Written by Jim Abrams 11 March 2011
By Jim AbramsAssociated Press WASHINGTON - The nation's outmoded patent system, which has forced innovators and inventors to wait years and outlast challenges and lawsuits before getting recognition for ... read more >>
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 >>