50 Years after The Civil Rights Act: The Unfinished Agenda for Economic Justice
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. speaks at the 17th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit Rev. Jesse Jackson & RainbowPUSH Close The Wall Street Project  Economic Summit with an Even Stronger ... read more >>
Black Learning Spotlight: Xavier University
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer 20 February 2014
The HBCU offers and has some of the best opportunities for prospective Black students in the nation. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Xavier was founded by Saint Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of ... read more >>
White House Names Dillard Student a 2014 HBCU All-Star
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
Dillard University student Nicole Tinson, Los Angeles, Calif. was one of 75 students nationwide to be recognized by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs) ... read more >>
Budget Office: Wage Hike Would Lift Pay, Cost Jobs
Written by Associated Press 20 February 2014
This Feb. 12, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama signing an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. ... read more >>
Not Enough Blacks Staying in HIV Treatment Programs
Written by Freddie AllenNNPA Washington Correspondent 13 February 2014
Phill Wilson says no one cares about HIV-infected Blacks more than other Blacks (Photo by Freddie Allen) Even though Blacks get tested for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), the virus that causes ... read more >>
Bernice King Opposes Brothers to ‘Protect the Legacy’
Written by Kenya King Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World 13 February 2014
  Bernice King (center) speaks at church service in Atlanta, Georgia. (Courtesy Photo) Nobel Peace Prize and Sacred Bible at Risk Intrepidly stepping into her father’s role and speaking on his ... read more >>
Black Unemployment Rises to 12.1 percent
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 13 February 2014
 Rep. John Conyers wants emphasis on job creation (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) The Black unemployment rate increased from 11.9 percent in December to 12.1 percent in January, according the Department ... read more >>
Celebrating Black History Love Affairs: A Tribute to the Special Valentines
Written by Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer and Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 13 February 2014
Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher When Herbert Fisher married Zelmyra on May 13, 1924, he had no idea the Guinness Book of World Records would certify them as the oldest living African American couple 84 years ... read more >>
Report: Child Poverty in U.S. Escalating
Written by Margaret Summers Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 13 February 2014
  Although food stamps can only be used to purchase food, the GOP believes food stamps create welfare dependency. (Courtesy photo)   One of five children in the U.S. lives in poverty, according ... read more >>
CORONER: 4 MEMBERS OF FAMILY KILLED IN CRASH
Written by Associated Press 13 February 2014
Olivia Culbreath   DIAMOND BAR, Calif. -- Four members of a family were killed in a wrong-way freeway crash in California that also took the lives of two other people, including the sister of a woman ... read more >>
New Report: 2013 A Record-Breaking for Exonerations
Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 13 February 2014
    Last year was record-breaking for exonerations of innocent people convicted of crimes in the United States, a new report indicates.   The report, “Exonerations in 2013,” was released Feb. ... read more >>
Most Americans not Prepared for Retirement
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 13 February 2014
President Obama outlines new retirement program during State of the Union speech. (File Photo)    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Seventy-five million working Americans do not have a retirement plan, and ... read more >>
Karen Bass' Statement on opposition to the Farm Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 February 2014
    Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after her vote against the Farm Bill because it cuts $8 billion in food assistance:    “The Farm Bill is possibly ... read more >>
FMU Board Appoints Artis as University’s 13th President
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 February 2014
  Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis First Woman President in University’s History The Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial University (FMU) has announced the appointment of Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis as the ... read more >>
Civil Rights Groups Say 'Herbalife' is a Multi-Level Marketing Scheme
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga Sentinel Contributing Writer 06 February 2014
  The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is leading a national coalition that is calling for an investigation into whether 'Herbalife' - the ubiquitous nutrition products company - is ... read more >>
Study Finds Opinions on Race in America Are Clearly Influenced by Race
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Americorps volunteer John Harris III, who helps to coordinate a jobs fair program, talks to job seekers in Washington, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. As the nation recognizes Martin Luther King Day and African-American ... read more >>
The Faith Based Community Plays a Critical Role in HBCUs Success
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Members of the Florida A&M Marching 100 Band perform during half-time of the game against Tennessee State at Bragg Memorial Stadium on Sept. 7, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida. (AP Photo/Don Juan Moore) ... read more >>
McDonald’s Gospel Super Choir Breaks Record for Largest Gospel Choir
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Cissy Houston sings with the McDonald's Gospel Super Choir, breaking the GUINNESS World Record for Largest Gospel Choir History was made at the legendary Newark Symphony Hall with the McDonald’s ... read more >>
Macy’s Salutes Culture-Defining Eras of Black Style in Celebration of Black History Month 2014
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Style Guru Constance White Famed fashion editor and style expert Constance White will lead panel discussions surrounding Black style along with fashion icons including supermodel Beverly Johnson and ... read more >>
Judge to Decide if Black Press will be Treated Fairly by Tobacco Firms
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 06 February 2014
Cloves C Campbell A “concerned” U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler is expected to rule next week on whether advertising she ordered major tobacco companies to purchase in order to correct their ... read more >>
Greenwood…Our Pride, Our Joy
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 06 February 2014
Even though it was burned to the ground, Greenwood did exist and was a testament to Black economic power. Despite the hate and racism that destroyed it, Greenwood remains a shining example of what Black ... read more >>
Black Spending Power Lacks Focus
Written by Princess Manasseh, Sentinel Contributing Writer 06 February 2014
African American shoppers turn out in large numbers on Black Friday, but Neilson study shows African Americans are big spenders year round PHOTO Associated Press As a group, African Americans spend ... read more >>
Under Growing Pressure, Arizona State Bans Racially-Insensitive Fraternity
Written by Floyd Alvin Galloway Special to the NNPA from The Arizona Informant 06 February 2014
  Photos Courtesy of the Arizona Informant   PHOENIX – As most citizens across the country were celebrating the life and stellar accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over the federal ... read more >>
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
Written by LA Sentinel Wire Services 04 February 2014
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts   WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:   ·       Miranda ... read more >>
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Supporting Access to Comprehensive Healthcare for Women
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 January 2014
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to strike down a lower court’s ruling that would ... read more >>