Outrage Brews in Police Shooting of 12-Year-Old
Written by Starla Muhammad, Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 11 December 2014
Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir, a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, speaks during a news conference Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Cleveland. Surveillance video released by police ... read more >>
Wilt Chamberlain Scores Two Stamps of Approval
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2014
Barbara Lewis, left, and Selina Gross, sisters of Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain, hold a plaque presented to them during halftime of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia ... read more >>
AT&T Faces $10 Billion Race Discrimination Suit
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 11 December 2014
  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A group that advocates for economic inclusion and fair contracting for Black-owned media recently filed a $10 billion dollar lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against AT&T ... read more >>
Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case
Written by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press 05 December 2014
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Johnson: Immigration changes 'simple common sense'
Written by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press 05 December 2014
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks at a news conference following the secretary's visit to the Islamic Center of the San Gabriel Valley in Rowland Heights, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. ... read more >>
Report Shows Which Christmas Toys are Hazardous
Written by Intern 1 05 December 2014
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, a consumer advocacy group teamed up with Children's Hospital Los Angeles to release the 29th annual ``Trouble in Toyland'' report, highlighting toys that ... read more >>
Failure to Indict White Cop in Ferguson will Not Derail Movement for Justice
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 05 December 2014
Protesters of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting march through the St. Louis Galleria mall Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Mo., chanting slogans. They stayed in the mall ... read more >>
Obama wants more police wearing body cameras
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 05 December 2014
President Barack Obama addresses the crowd on issues surrounding the protests in Ferguson, Mo., after meeting with community leaders about the executive actions he is taking to fix the immigration system ... read more >>
Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for peace after Ferguson
Written by Associated Press 05 December 2014
The Rev. Jesse Jackson talks to students and teachers at an assembly Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Technology Access Foundation Academy in Kent, Wash. Jackson spoke at length about a grand jury's decision ... read more >>
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Observes World AIDS Day 2014
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 December 2014
On December 1, the global community observed World AIDS Day, remembering all those affected by HIV and AIDS.  Since 2009, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) and 18 national ... read more >>
Blacks Still Trail Whites and Latinos in Getting Treated for HIV
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 04 December 2014
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Blacks who have been diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continue to lag behind Whites and Latinos when it comes to getting linked to care, increasing the chances ... read more >>
Violence Erupts after Michael Brown Announcement
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 28 November 2014
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, left standing on the top of a car, reacts as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand ... read more >>
For-Profit Prison Companies Foster ‘Treatment Industrial Complex’
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 27 November 2014
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As cash-strapped state and local governments shift resources from incarceration to treatment for individuals convicted of low-level drug crimes, for-profit prison companies are ... read more >>
Obama defends moves on immigration
Written by Darlene Superville, Associated Press 27 November 2014
President Barack Obama signs two presidential memoranda associated with his actions on immigration in his office on Air Force One as he arrives at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Friday, ... read more >>
Florida 'warning shot' case ends in plea deal
Written by Derek Kinner (Associated Press) 25 November 2014
A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida's "stand ... read more >>
National Organization Seeks To Continue War On AIDS
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 20 November 2014
Tony Wafford (center from left) with Inglewood city councilman Ralph Franklin, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Inglewood Mayor James Butts  Columnist and activist, Tony Wafford sees an overwhelming ... read more >>
Black Pollster: ‘Democrats Got their [Butt] Whipped’
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 13 November 2014
Cornell Belcher Even with overwhelming support from Black voters, Democrats still lost control of the United States Senate in the midterm elections and President Barack Obama will have to compromise ... read more >>
Golden State Opportunity
Written by McKenzie Jackson & Simeon Gant, California Black Media 13 November 2014
Assemblymember Autumn Burke  With a record number of members in the statehouse, how will the California Legislative Black Caucus leverage a rare moment in history?   Following midterm elections ... read more >>
Aging Veterans: The Forgotten Heroes
Written by Gregory C. Scott, President & CEO, New Directions for Veterans 13 November 2014
  The need to serve all veterans continues to be a true dynamic, especially here in Los Angeles, we can never ignore. As a nation, we must be veteran-centric, results-oriented, focused, and committed ... read more >>
Feds to Create Wrongful Convictions Unit
Written by Jazelle Hunt, Washington Correspondent 13 November 2014
( U.S. Attorney Ronald_C. Machen,Jr. ) U.S. Attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s ... read more >>
Employment Outlook for Black Males Improving
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 13 November 2014
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Last month’s Black unemployment rate (10.9 percent) was more than twice the White unemployment rate (4.8 percent), but when it comes to key measures in the labor market, Blacks ... read more >>
President Obama Makes Historical Nomination of Loretta Lynch
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assisting Managing Editor 13 November 2014
US Attorney Loretta Lynch pauses as she speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, where President Barack Obama announced that he will nominate her to replace ... read more >>
19th Anniversary of Million Man March
Written by Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writer 06 November 2014
Unite and be free, Farrakhan tells Jamaica and the Caribbean during 19th Anniversary of the Million March message in Kingston The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was in good spirit as he delivered ... read more >>
Obama vows to 'get the job done' with Republicans
Written by DAVID ESPO and JULIE PACE Associated Press 06 November 2014
One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try to turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock ... read more >>
Used-car GPS helps police find abducted woman
Written by SEAN CARLIN and LARRY O'DELL Associated Press 06 November 2014
Family members surround Keisha Gaither, second from left, mother of kidnapping victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, as they celebrate following a news conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, ... read more >>