Support is “Key” for Depression in Black Men
Written by Kalin Thomas Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice 13 July 2013
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10 percent of American adults report depression. People who suffer from it the most include those between the ages of 45 and 64, women, ... read more >>
Governor signs two Jones-Sawyer bills before the summer recess
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 July 2013
Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills authored by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer. AB 752 and AB 805 are the freshman member’s first successful legislative ... read more >>
10th Annual McDonald's 365Black Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 July 2013
Recording artists Deborah Cox, Yolanda Adams and Angie Stone performed a special tribute to legendary singer- and McDonald's (R) 365Black(R) Awards honoree Gladys Knight during the 10th annual ceremony ... read more >>
Rep. Waters and Rep. Bass Hail First Black Majority Whip
Written by KENNETH MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 11 July 2013
(AP Photo) Former Rep. William Gray and longtime Philly pastor Succumbs   Veteran Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Congresswoman Karen Bass praised former United States Rep. William H. Gray ... read more >>
Justice for Trayvon?
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Staff Writer 11 July 2013
Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon Martin, pauses while testifying in George Zimmerman's trial at the Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, July 8, 2013. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree ... read more >>
Voting Rights Advocates Face Uphill Battle
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 11 July 2013
Kimberlé Crenshaw says voting rights advocates must move beyond the status quo.    In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, striking down section 4 of the ... read more >>
Sentencing delayed for Jesse Jackson Jr., wife
Written by Associated Press 11 July 2013
Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi leave federal court in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) A federal judge on July 1 postponed the sentencing hearing for former Illinois Congressman ... read more >>
St. Louis American, Houston Defender and Miami Times Named Best Black Newspapers
Written by NNPA 11 July 2013
Mary Alice Thatch, publisher of the Wilmington Journal The St. Louis American won the top award for general excellence for the second consecutive year June 27 at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s ... read more >>
Judge rules against Zimmerman on evidence
Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER and KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press 10 July 2013
(AP Photo)   SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge ruled Wednesday that Trayvon Martin's cellphone text messages about fighting and a defense animation depicting the struggle between Martin and ... read more >>
Cloves Campbell, Jr. Re-Elected Chairman of NNPA
Written by NNPA Staff 03 July 2013
Cloves Campbell, Jr., publisher of the Arizona Informant, was re-elected to a second term as chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the NNPA’s annual convention. The voting ... read more >>
High Court Deals Voters Rights Act Severe Blow
Written by KENNETH MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 27 June 2013
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Kimberly McCarthy Executed: Texas Carries Out 500th Execution
Written by MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press 27 June 2013
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Trayvon Martin's friend describes final phone call
Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER and KYLE HIGHTOWER | Associated Press 26 June 2013
  Assistant state attorney Bernie de la Rionda talks with Trayvon Martin's parents Sybrina Fulton (L), and Tracy Martin (2nd L), at the end of the lunch recess during George Zimmerman's second-degree ... read more >>
Supreme Court Dodges Affirmative Action Decision
Written by Brionna Lewis, Sentinel Intern 25 June 2013
(AP Photo)   Monday, by a 7-1 vote the Supreme Court decided to send the University of Texas’s race-conscious admissions plan back to the lower courts (that had sided with the university) stating ... read more >>
Trayvon Martin Trial Looms Large
Written by Barrington M. Salmon Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 24 June 2013
    For more than a month after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla., hundreds of thousands of angry protestors across the United States and in cities around the world, ... read more >>
South Africa leader: Mandela 'asleep' during visit
Written by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Associated Press 24 June 2013
In this Wednesday, July 18, 2012 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his 94th birthday with family in Qunu, South Africa. Nelson Mandela's health has deteriorated ... read more >>
Deen says she used slur but doesn't tolerate hate
Written by RUSS BYNUM Associated Press 20 June 2013
This Jan. 17, 2012 file photo shows celebrity chef Paula Deen posing for a portrait in New York. Deen says she has used racial slurs in the past but insists she and her brother, who are accused of racial ... read more >>
Affirmative action ruling contest: race vs. class
Written by JUSTIN POPE Associated Press 20 June 2013
In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, students walk through the University of Texas at Austin campus in Austin, Texas. This giant flagship campus - once slow to integrate - is now among the most ... read more >>
Men wrongly convicted or arrested on bite evidence
Written by AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press 20 June 2013
In this Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 file photo shows Levon Brooks, left, hugging a friend, moments after a circuit court judge released him pending a new trial for the murder of a child in Macon, Miss. Brooks ... read more >>
Rediscovering History for the First Time: Historian Rev. Dr. Samson “Skip” Alexander Reveals Historical Image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Funeral
Written by Shonassee Shaver 20 June 2013
New Orleans civil rights advocate, Rev. Samson “Skip” Alexander is a legend among the many leaders who have helped affect social change. Samson was a close friend of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, ... read more >>
Criminal Justice Leaders Harris, Birotte, Brown and Lacey Honored
Written by Xavier Higgs, Sentinel Contributing Writer, 20 June 2013
U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte (left to right), California Attorney General Kamala Harris and L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey (Sentinel File Photo)  The Black Prosecutors Association of Los Angeles ... read more >>
Budget office view boosts Senate immigration bill
Written by ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO | Associated Press 19 June 2013
People shout out against the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act in the hall outside the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The committee in the ... read more >>
Booker Makes Senate Candidacy Official
Written by Charles D. Ellison Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune 15 June 2013
Newark Mayor Cory Booker delivers the main address during Class Day for Yale seniors at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) The sudden death of New Jersey’s ... read more >>
African Americans Disproportionately Affected by Disasters
Written by Stacy M. Brown
 Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 15 June 2013
  Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, causing billions of dollars of damage and a death toll in the thousands. (Photo courtesy of Dan Anderson) The tornado which devastated ... read more >>
Fast Food Proximity Harmful to Minority Kids, Says Study
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Winston-Salem Chronicle 14 June 2013
When their schools are near fast-food restaurants, black and Hispanic adolescents are more likely to be overweight and receive less benefit from exercise than Asian or white students, according to a ... read more >>