Chicago police: 14-year-old killed girl over boy
Written by DON BABWIN Associated Press 01 May 2014
Shooting victim 14-year-old Endia Martin (photo courtesy of family) 14-Year-Old Girl Charged With Killing Teen after Online Dispute A 14-year-old Chicago girl accused of killing another girl in a ... read more >>
Jimmy Carter says his Life Shaped by ‘Black Culture’
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 17 April 2014
Photo by David Hume Kennerly/LBJ Foundation.    Although he grew up in a rural farming community in Georgia during an era of rigid racial segregation in the 1920s and 1930s,  former President ... read more >>
Falsely Convicted Black N.Y. Man Finally Exonerated After 24-Years
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 April 2014
FREE AT LAST: Jonathan Fleming’s case was reportedly finalized on April 8 before a Brooklyn judge only months before he was eligible for parole for his 25-years-to-life sentence. Brooklyn native Jonathan ... read more >>
The California-Hawaii Conference of the NAACP applauds Obama ACA, Covered California Success
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 11 April 2014
March 31 marked the close of the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. Recently, President Barack Obama announced that 7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance ... read more >>
The Black Women's Agenda, Inc., AARP Launch Series of Forums on Family Caregiving
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 April 2014
Because They Care - Jackie Joyner-Kersee (2nd right), three-time Olympic champion and youth and family advocate, joined The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. (BWA) and AARP in New York to launch a series ... read more >>
EBONY Magazine Partners with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Release the State of the Black Family Survey
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 April 2014
 In the May issue of EBONY magazine, the publication partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to release the State of the Black Family Survey.  In the study, a national sample of 1,005 African-American ... read more >>
McDonald's, Harlem's Fashion Row Launch 2014 McCafe Student Fashion Design Competition
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 April 2014
Celebrity stylist June Ambrose spoke to Howard University students  about diversity in fashion, as a part of a Harlem's Fashion Row-U (HFR-U) initiative presented by McCafe. McDonald's partnered ... read more >>
UNCF Honors Ted Craver for Expanding Access to College for Minority Students
Written by Southern California Edison 10 April 2014
Tr’Vel Lyon, a recipient of the United Negro College Fund, talks to Tammy Tumbling, director of Community Investment and Philanthropy for SCE and its parent company Edison International, at the recent ... read more >>
No Excessive Force in Black Art Student Beating
Written by Associated Press 03 April 2014
BEATEN NOT BOWED: Jordan Miles was awarded $119,000 from an all white jury in a federal civil lawsuit, but the white jury neglected to rule the white officers used excessive force against the 22-year ... read more >>
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s election as president of NCBM affirmed by judge..
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 03 April 2014
AFFIRMED: Kevin Johnson’s term as president of the National Conference of Black Mayors since last May, his first month in office, has been affirmed as a judge has ruled decidedly in Johnson’s favor. ... read more >>
NNPA Luncheon Focuses on Black Economics, Growing Income Gap
Written by James Wright Washington Informer 27 March 2014
Bill Spriggs says only top 1 percent has gained in the economy (NNPA Photo by Roy Lewis). The economic status of African-Americans and the “crisis-level” income gap between the rich and the poor ... read more >>
Jordan Davis Worried that He Wouldn’t ‘Make it’ in Life
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 27 March 2014
  Parents of slain teens (from left to right) Lucy McBath, Ron Davis, Cleopatra and Nathaniel Pendelton (NNPA Photo by Roy Lewis). Filled with doubt about his future, Jordan Davis, a 17 year-old student ... read more >>
Publishers Charles Tisdale and M. Paul Redd Honored by Former Peers
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 27 March 2014
  Orial Banks Redd, widow of inductee M. Paul Redd (NNPA Photo by Roy Lewis). Two legendary publishers – Charles Tisdale of the Jackson Advocate in Mississippi and M. Paul Redd, Sr. of the Westchester ... read more >>
Tenth Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 March 2014
For the tenth year, Spelman College will host its annual Leadership and Women of Color Conference. The two-day event will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, May 14 - 15.  Convened ... read more >>
Obama Teams up with Pro Athletes to Meet ACA Deadline
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 27 March 2014
  In the final, frenzied push to boost health insurance enrollment numbers under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama turned to sports figures to promote the health care law on television and online. Riding ... read more >>
Florida Memorial University among Select HBCUs Chosen for Distance Learning Collaboration
Written by Sentinel News Services 27 March 2014
FMU Joins Lumen Learning, Oakwood University and Wiley College for Online Education Initiative    Florida Memorial University, Lumen Learning, Oakwood University and Wiley College recently announced ... read more >>
Obama to Headline NAN’s Annual Convention
Written by Sentinel News Services 27 March 2014
Obama and Sharpton at National Action Network’s 2011 annual convention (AP photo)   U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ... read more >>
Parents of Hadiya Pendleton ‘Still Mourning’
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA National Correspondent 27 March 2014
Nathaniel A. Pendleton, Sr., father of Hadiya Pendleton, speaks about about daughter’s death as his wife, Cleopatra, looks on (NNPA Photo by Roy Lewis).    After a long day of travelling, ... read more >>
From NNPA to NAACP to Silicon Valley - Ben Jealous Still Pushing Technology for Equality
Written by Hazel Trice Edney 27 March 2014
Former NAACP President Ben Jealous, seen here leading a protest, is now fighting for racial justice in a new way.   Benjamin Todd Jealous, the former NAACP president, who has weaved a career through ... read more >>
Women’s History Month: A Look at the First Lady
Written by Princess Manasseh 20 March 2014
LIVING HISTORY: From the South Side of Chicago First lady Michelle Obama has risen to soaring heights.  Her journey to the top is an inspiring one AP Photo First Lady Michelle Obama an inspirational ... read more >>
Sharpton Leads March Over 'Stand Your Ground' Law
Written by KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press 13 March 2014
The Rev. Al Sharpton led hundreds of people on a march Monday March 10 to the state Capitol, where they rallied against Florida's "stand your ground" law. Sharpton called Florida "ground zero" for the ... read more >>
Mom who drove kids into ocean faces charges
Written by Associated Press 13 March 2014
This booking photo released by the Volusia (Fla.) County Division of Corrections shows Ebony Wilkerson. Wilkerson, accused of driving a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean ... read more >>
Baby Recovers from HIV Infection
Written by City News Service 13 March 2014
Highly aggressive three-drug treatment gets rid of virus 30 hours after birth   A baby born with HIV at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach nine months ago immediately received highly ... read more >>
King daughter asks brothers to reconsider MLK sale
Written by KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press 13 March 2014
Bernice King on Thursday  March 6 urged her brothers to search their consciences and reconsider their plan to sell the civil rights icon's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.    The daughter of Martin ... read more >>
Obama Appoints Urban League’s Morial to Financial Advisory Council
Written by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 06 March 2014
National Urban League President Marc H. Morial Obama Appoints Urban League’s Morial to Financial Advisory Council President Obama appointed Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, to ... read more >>