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 >>
Black Media Seeks Inclusion in Tobacco Settlement
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 23 January 2014
  The National Association of Newspaper Publishers (NNPA) and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), two industry trade associations whose members reach more than 95 percent of ... read more >>
Congressional Black Caucus Faces Tough Battles in 113th Congress
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 23 January 2014
  Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, center, talks with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., left, and Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, following a closed-door ... read more >>
New trial sought for SC boy, 14, executed in 1944
Written by JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press 23 January 2014
This undated file photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History shows George Stinney Jr., the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina, in 1944. Supporters of Stinney ... read more >>
ASU Fraternity Under Scrutiny for MLK Day Party
Written by BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press 22 January 2014
  Phoenix (AP) - An Arizona State University fraternity's operations have been suspended following accusations that the local Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter hosted a distasteful party in commemoration of ... read more >>
Proposed Tobacco Settlement Excludes Black Media
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 16 January 2014
Judge Judy Kessler (File Photo)      WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies ... read more >>