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President Barack H. Obama Creates a Seismic Shift in America
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 22 January 2009
"I am very humbled by the fact that I stand on the shoulders of all of the people that made all these incredible contributions to lift this country up," President Barack Obama said, during an ... read more >>
Switch from Analog to Digital-Only TV Impacts Less Fortunate
Written by Dorothy Rowley (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 15 January 2009
For people who rely on "rabbit ears" or antennas to watch their favorite TV programs, time is running out-particularly in communities of color and for people living on fixed incomes as they ... read more >>
Violent Protest Follows Oakland, Calif. Police Shooting
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Crusader 15 January 2009
A protest over the fatal shooting by a BART police officer of an unarmed Black man mushroomed into several hours of violence Jan. 7 as demonstrators smashed storefronts and cars, set several cars ablaze ... read more >>
The Fight for Civil Rights Still Going Strong
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 January 2009
The March on Washington in 1963 ushered in a massive explosion of fundamental changes in the structure of society in America.  Have the gains been sustained? After Dr. Martin Luther King ... read more >>
'Barack the Magic Negro' CD Stirs Controversy
Written by James Wright (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 08 January 2009
A candidate for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee is drawing fire for distributing a CD to members that features a song called "Barack the Magic Negro." The story broke Dec. ... read more >>
Police Say 'Jena Six' Teen, Mychal Bell, Shot Himself
Written by James Wright (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 08 January 2009
Mychal Bell, a teen convicted in the "Jena Six" beating case shot himself in the chest with a .22 caliber firearm and was taken to a hospital in Monroe, La., on Dec. 29, according to the police.Monroe ... read more >>
The Obamas Go To Washington
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 08 January 2009
"I choked up a little bit leaving the house today," President elect Barack Obama told reporters earlier this week as he and his family left Chicago to take up residence in the White House. "What ... read more >>
Michigan's 1st Black Mayor Robert Blackwell Succumbs
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
Robert Blackwell, he did it his way "An athlete, scholar, soldier, diplomat, father and first Black Mayor of Highland Park" By all accounts, the city of Highland Park, Michigan is not ... read more >>
Holiday Season, Weak Economy Fuels Rise in Crime
Written by Brandon A. Perry (Special to the NNPA from the Indianapolis Recorder) 01 January 2009
When Lydia Bell and her daughter were at a car wash the day seemed normal. That is, until a neighbor appeared and told Bell police were at her home down the street. When Bell arrived at her residence ... read more >>
Monkey in a Noose is Last Straw for St. Paul's Black Firefighters
Written by Charles Hallman (Special to the NNPA from the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder) 01 January 2009
A stuffed monkey found last August hanging from a noose inside a St. Paul Fire Department service garage on Energy Park Drive is still under investigation, officials say. Based on the department's ... read more >>
Oldest American Dies At 112
Written by Associated Press 01 January 2009
George Francis, the nation's oldest man, who lived through both world wars, man's first walk on the moon and the election of the first black president, has died. He was 112. Francis died Saturday ... read more >>
Happy Kwanzaa
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 25 December 2008
As the end of the calendar year approaches, it is time to look forward to the celebration of Kwanzaa and to take part in the myriad of cultural activities that grow bigger and more meaningful each ... read more >>
NYPD Cops Indicted in Sodomy Case
Written by Cyril \'\'Josh\'\' Barker (Special to the NNPA from the Amsterdam News) 18 December 2008
The officers accused of sodomizing a Brooklyn man in October in a subway station maintain their innocence after being indicted Dec. 9. Officers Richard Kern, Andrew Morales and Alex Cruz were charged ... read more >>
Chicago Mother Pleads for End to Gun Violence - A National Scourge
Written by Stephanie Gadlin (Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Crusader) 18 December 2008
A distraught mother has a double plea: for the gunmen who shot and killed one of her twin sons to turn themselves in and for law enforcement agencies to step up their efforts to rid Chicago streets ... read more >>
Coalition Accuses CVS of Redlining
Written by Ayana Jones (Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune) 11 December 2008
The NAACP of Philadelphia has joined a national coalition of community organizations in protesting alleged discriminatory treatment by CVS pharmacies to people of color. During a press conference, ... read more >>
Each Job Loss Represents a 'Personal Crisis', Obama Reminds
Written by Hazel Trice Edney (NNPA Editor-in-Chief) 11 December 2008
As Christmas nears and families watch their purses to be sure they are spending wisely, President-Elect Barack Obama has called on Americans to view the economic crisis from a human standpoint, rather ... read more >>
More Than 200 Hate-Related, Anti-Obama Incidents in Two Weeks
Written by Cash Michaels (Special to the NNPA from the Wilmington Journal) 11 December 2008
In less than 60 days, former Sen. Barack H. Obama will make history as the first African-American ever to be sworn in as president of the United States. But if recent, and numerous press accounts ... read more >>
Historic Black Neighborhood to be Sacrificed in New Orleans
Written by Christopher Tidmore (Special to the NNPA from the Louisiana Weekly) 11 December 2008
The U. S. Veterans Administration has announced the final location to build a new hospital complex in New Orleans, a decision that could displace hundreds of homeowners. The proposed site is to be ... read more >>
Fear Discouraging U.S. Residents from Visiting Mexico
Written by Arthur H. Rotsen (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
The recent spate of drug-related killings in Nogales, Mexico, is driving apart what have long been close-knit communities, discouraging some residents of its Arizona sister city from crossing the border. ... read more >>
Prosecutor: Black Man's Dragging Death No Hate Crime
Written by Gordon Jackson (Special to the NNPA from the Dallas Examiner) 04 December 2008
Bitterness and anger remains at a boiling point over two months after friends, family and supporters learned the fate of Brandon McClelland, the 24-year-old African- American killed in a case similar ... read more >>
Suit Alleges New Orleans' "Road Home" Program Discriminates Against Blacks
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Louisiana Weekly 27 November 2008
Civil rights and fair housing groups have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Louisiana Recovery Authority. The suit alleges that the Road ... read more >>
Obama Economic Plan aims for 2.5M New Jobs by 2011
Written by Will Lester 27 November 2008
President-elect Barack Obama promoted an economic plan Saturday he said would provide 2.5 million jobs by rebuilding roads and bridges and modernizing schools while developing alternative energy sources ... read more >>
Feinstein, Boxer and California Delegation Ask President for Major Disaster Aid
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 November 2008
Assistance Would Help State Fight and Recover From the Southern California Wildfires Tuesday, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-Calif.), and many members of the California ... read more >>
President-elect Obama Picks Holder
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 November 2008
He will be the first Black attorney general in America's historyEric Holder, the 57-year-old who served as deputy attorney general under Bill Clinton, has accepted the position as head of the Justice ... read more >>
America’s First Family
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 20 November 2008
EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident-elect Barack Obama is welcomed by his wife Michelle and daughter Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7, upon landing in Pueblo, Colorado.With two young daughters at the center ... read more >>

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