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Former SEIU Leader Tyrone Freeman to Serve 3 Years in Prison, Is it enough?
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 12 October 2013
Tyrone Freeman former President of SEIU has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for profiting from his low-income members to finance a wealthy lifestyle. Freeman a pillar of the community ... read more >>
Chevy Chase Bank to Pay Minority Borrowers $2.85 Millio
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 11 October 2013
Chevy Chase Bank agreed to pay $2.85 million to Black and Latino borrowers, following allegations of discriminatory home lending practices. The Maryland-based bank joins Wells Fargo and Bank of America ... read more >>
Obamacare: Facts and Opportunities for South L.A.
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga Sentinel Contributing Writer 04 October 2013
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and people who support the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law, speaks in the Rose Garden ... read more >>
The First Lady Urges Americans to Sign Up for Obamacare
Written by Michelle Obama Special to the Sentinel 03 October 2013
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a luncheon at The Studio Museum of Harlem Tuesday Sept. 24, 2013 in New York. The first lady hosted the event for spouses of chiefs of state and heads of ... read more >>
Obama Reignites Push for Gun Legislation
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 26 September 2013
President Barack Obama at the United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) In the wake of high-profile gun violence in the nation’s capital and  Chicago, ... read more >>
Obama: To honor victims, we 'have to change'
Written by JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press 26 September 2013
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend a memorial service for the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting at Marine Barracks Washington Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. A gunman killed ... read more >>
The Black Women's Agenda Honors Five Agents Of Change At 36th Annual Symposium & Awards Luncheon
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 26 September 2013
Black Women's Agenda Honors Five & Inducts Congresswomen as Honorary Members - As part of its 36th Annual Symposium held in Washington, DC, The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. (BWA) welcomed several ... read more >>
Black Media Slighted as Spending Power Exceeds $1Trillion
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 26 September 2013
Neilsen Senior Vice President Cheryl Pearson-McNeil says Black consumers should invest in companies that invest in them. {NNPA Photo by Ann Ragland) The study, “Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: ... read more >>
Black Children Among the Nation’s Poorest
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 26 September 2013
Children's Defense Fund President and founder Marian Wright Edelman says U.S. needs to tackle hunger and hardship. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) As the American economy stumbles through an uneven  economic ... read more >>
Affordable Care Act Enrollment Starts Oct. 1
Written by Cierra Duncan Special to the NNPA from The Houston Defender 20 September 2013
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee at Obamacare forum. (Sentinel File Photo) Affordable Care Act enrollment goes into effect Oct. 1, and many uninsured Americans will begin comparing new health insurance rates. President ... read more >>
President Obama Names New Leadership to the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Written by Valerie Jarrett Special to the Sentinel 20 September 2013
Dr. Ivory Toldson Dr. George Cooper It is an exciting day at the White House, and across the country, as President Obama names two dynamic new leaders to head the White House Initiative on Historically ... read more >>
Farrakhan Delivers Stern Warnings to Obama, the Muslim World and Israel
Written by Ashahed A. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 20 September 2013
Louis Farrakhan speaks at the state capitol steps in Montgomery, Ala. on Friday June 14, 2013. Farrakhan and others are holding a caravan across Alabama to encourage the U.S. Supreme Court to save a ... read more >>
Navy Massacre Haunts America
Written by DAVID CRARY Associated Press 18 September 2013
  Three women embrace near Nationals Park where family members waited to greet loved ones that were at the Washington Navy Yard, Monday Sept. 16, 2013, (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  Gunman in Navy Yard ... read more >>
President Obama Seeks America’s Trust on Syria Congressional Members Waters, Bass and Hahn Weigh In
Written by Kenneth Miller Assistant Managing Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 12 September 2013
Congresswoman Karen Bass Congresswoman Maxine Waters Congresswoman Janice Hahn In the most significant decision during his second term, President Barack Obama was joined by California Congressional ... read more >>
Ben Jealous Resigns as NAACP President
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 12 September 2013
Five years ago, Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, made two promises. The first was to the NAACP to help the organization get to the ... read more >>
Black Workers Would Benefit from Minimum Wage Hike
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Correspondent 11 September 2013
Protestors demonstrate outside a fast food restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. Fast-food protests were under way Thursday in U.S. cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with ... read more >>
NY case puts N-word use among blacks on trial
Written by LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press 06 September 2013
Brandi Johnson, left, and her lawyer, Marjorie M. Sharpe, leave federal court in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, after a civil jury awarded $30,000 in punitive damages in addition to the $250,000 in ... read more >>
In first major test, Obama overrules new team
Written by Julie Pace Associated Press 06 September 2013
The rising sun glints off of windows in the Capitol in Washington, on the Labor Day holiday, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jacqueyn Martin)    President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks ... read more >>
The IBW ‘Black Paper’ Seeks to Energize Activists
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 06 September 2013
  Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century talks about the IBW Black Paper project in Washington, D.C. (Freddie Allen/NNPA).   Nkechi Taifa, a senior policy analyst ... read more >>
Financial Institution Holds Annual Search for Nation’s Top Youth Volunteers
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 September 2013
Caption: State Honoree Jashira Bolden with Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix. Awards Program Honors Students in Grades 5-12 for Outstanding Volunteer Service Officials at Prudential Financial, Inc. ... read more >>
Leaders Unveil a Black Agenda
Written by Richard B. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 29 August 2013
      National Urban League President Marc Morial announces civil rights agenda. From left to right: Al Sharpton, Melanie Campbell, Morial, Ben Jealous and Barbara Arnwine (Photo by Mikal Veale ... read more >>
MISS BLACK NORTH CAROLINA USA CROWNED MISS BLACK USA 2013
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 29 August 2013
  Washington, DC – August 12, 2013 – The nation’s capital, home to the first African American President and First Lady set the stage for the crowning of Miss Black USA 2013.  Leading ladies ... read more >>
MLK's dream inspires a new march, and a president
Written by SUZANNE GAMBOA and NANCY BENAC, Associated Press 28 August 2013
     WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor ... read more >>
Obama holds Martin Luther King as personal hero
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press 27 August 2013
  WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama was 2 years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Fifty years later, ... read more >>
Report: Black High School Graduation Rates Lowest in Country
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 22 August 2013
Washington D.C. Ranks Among Worst High school graduation rates in the United States are at their highest since 1974, according to a recent U.S. Department of Education report, but Black students graduated ... read more >>

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