US gives ambulances to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola
Written by CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY and KABBA KARGBO Associated Press 11 September 2014
Five ambulances that were donated by the U.S. to help combat the Ebola virus are lined up following a ceremony attended by Sierra Leone's president Ernest Bai Koroma, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, ... read more >>
Lawsuit filed over inmate's death in NYC cell
Written by JAKE PEARSON Associated Press 11 September 2014
Beverly Ann Griffin, the mother of Bradley Ballard, cries as her lawyer, Jonathan Abady, speaks during a news conference in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 after Griffin filed a wrongful death lawsuit ... read more >>
Police: Death of teen whose body burned was random
Written by KEN KUSMER Associated Press 04 September 2014
This undated photo provided by her family on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 shows teenager Dominique Allen of Indianapolis. On Tuesday, a coroner ruled the death of the 15-year-old was a homicide as the result ... read more >>
Where things stand with Detroit's bankruptcy plan
Written by Associated Press 04 September 2014
In this Oct. 23, 2013 file photo protesters rally outside federal court during Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings. Winners and losers will emerge in the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, ... read more >>
Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control
Written by Carla k. Johnson, AP Medical Writer 04 September 2014
Dr. Melissa Gilliam, chief of family planning and contraceptive research at University of Chicago Medicine, poses for a photo in her office Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Chicago. Gilliam supports Illinois ... read more >>
Expelled black students' parents sue Ohio district
Written by LISA CORNWELL Associated Press 04 September 2014
The parents of four black students who allege their children were expelled over rap music videos and targeted because of race sued a suburban school district in federal court on Tuesday September 2, ... read more >>
Eyewitness Ferguson: what I saw, heard, felt, experienced
Written by Charlene Muhammad Sentinel Contributing Writer 03 September 2014
  As I write this, thousands are marching to the police station from the place where Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson shot reportedly execution-style unarmed teen Michael Brown, Jr. on August ... read more >>
Black Males Buried Too Soon
Written by Amen Oyiboke Contributing Writer 28 August 2014
Hundreds join in a march and rally along Broadway to protest the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford, who died during a confrontation with police in South Los Angeles on Thursday Aug. 14, 2014. ... read more >>
McConnell Details GOP Strategy to Derail Obama’s Last Two Years
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper 28 August 2014
If Republicans have their way, the last years of Barack Obama’s presidency will be a doozy. In an interview with Politico, Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell laid out a game plan for reining ... read more >>
Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria
Written by By AMY FORLITI Associated Press 28 August 2014
This March 23, 2008 photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. On Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, a U.S. official said McCain, a U.S. citizen, is believed to ... read more >>
Man arraigned in wife's death; kids still missing
Written by By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press 28 August 2014
A family member wears a shirt with the images of Alicia Fox's missing children, Kaylan and Kristian, after Erin Justice appeared during a video arraignment on murder charges in 36th District Court in ... read more >>
“Young, Black and Unarmed”
Written by CLBC Special to the Sentinel 28 August 2014
In a Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, protestors autograph a sketch of Michael Brown during a protest, in Atlanta. Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself ... read more >>
Music Mogul Suge Knight Shot at Night Club
Written by Associated Press 25 August 2014
Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was injured in an early morning shooting Sunday 24 in a packed nightclub but was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant ... read more >>
Obama steps into another racially charged incident
Written by JULIE PACE Associated Press 21 August 2014
President Barack Obama speaks about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., his second statement to the media during the Obama family vacation on the ... read more >>
Blacks Suffer Because Shortage of Organ Donors
Written by Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent 14 August 2014
Everett Lee (right) with his wife and daughters in 2012. Lee’s leukemia has been in remission 12 years, thanks to a bone marrow transplant. Photo courtesy Everett Lee.  At the start of 2002, Everett ... read more >>
Black Unemployment Rate Increases
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 14 August 2014
Valerie Wilson sees good news (NNPA File Photo by Freddie Allen).  The Black unemployment rate climbed from 10.7 percent in June to 11.4 percent in July, an increased attributed to more African Americans ... read more >>
Harlem Street Renamed After Literary Icon James Baldwin
Written by Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 14 August 2014
The Harlem high school James Baldwin attended now sits at 22 East James Baldwin Place after a section of 128th Street in New York City was renamed in honor of the literary icon. The renaming ceremony ... read more >>
Dems, GOP looking for black, minority turnout
Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press 07 August 2014
With control of the House and Senate up for grabs, Democrats are looking to minority voters — especially black voters who heavily supported President Barack Obama — to turn out and help them forestall ... read more >>
Official: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death
Written by JAKE PEARSON Associated Press 07 August 2014
In this undated family file photo provided by the National Action Network, Saturday, July 19, 2014, Eric Garner is shown. Garner’s death was ruled a homicide by the New York City medical examiner after ... read more >>
Bass addresses West Africa Ebola outbreak
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 August 2014
House Subcommittee on Africa to Host Emergency Hearing on Ebola Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, introduced legislation along with 57 of her ... read more >>
Blacks Continue to Fight for Justice a Year after Zimmerman Verdict
Written by D. Kevin McNeir Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 24 July 2014
Benjamin Crump continues to advocate for other families across the U.S. affected by stand your ground laws. (Courtesy of Vaughn Wilson) The word stunned might best describe how U.S. citizens, particularly ... read more >>
Washington, D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 July 2014
Marijuana possession penalties in nation’s capital will be among the lowest in the country; criminal penalties for simple marijuana possession will be replaced with a $25 civil fine, similar to a parking ... read more >>
First lady: Healthy food has place in lunchrooms
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press 24 July 2014
President Barack Obama joins first lady Michelle Obama, the host of the "Kids State Dinner” in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 18, 2014. The White House treated more than ... read more >>
16 year-old African American Girl’s Alleged Raped Goes Viral
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Sentinel Intern 17 July 2014
Jada and her supporters are fighting back on social media using the hash tag #IamJada to raise awareness about cyber bullying and rape. (Twitter Screen Shot)  Victim is speaking out after images of ... read more >>
Police: Girl riding scooter killed by stray bullet
Written by Associated Press 11 July 2014
Genesis Rincon, 12, was shot while riding her scooter in Paterson. (photo courtesy of Facebook) A 12-year-old girl riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood was struck and killed by a stray ... read more >>