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N-Word Incident at Wash U
Written by Rebecca Rivas, Special to the St. Louis American 19 March 2013
Aggressive supporters of the Washington University fraternity pledges involved in the racial incident last week bombarded social media after the Association of Black Students released a statement requesting ... read more >>
‘Being White’ Story Draws Backlash
Written by Bobbi Booker, Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune 19 March 2013
Philadelphia Magazine published two covers for its March issue. The version on the left was for area residents, while the right was distributed in hotels, and aimed at tourists.—Courtesy of NNPA     The ... read more >>
First lady pushes food industry
Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press 14 March 2013
First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Partnership for a Healthier America's second Building a Healthier Future Summit on childhood obesity, Friday, March 8, 2013, at George Washington University's ... read more >>
Rev. Jackson led a delegation of Rainbow Push Coalition to the funeral of Hugo Chavez
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 March 2013
Reverend L. Jackson Sr. with the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez   Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. led a delegation of members of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition staff to attend the funeral of President ... read more >>
Motown founder readies for 'last major endeavor'
Written by Jeff Karoub and Mike Householder Associated Press 14 March 2013
This March 5, 2013 photo shows Berry Gordy posing for a portrait in front of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York. For Berry Gordy, conquering Broadway is the next--and by his own admission, last--major ... read more >>
NBA Great Isiah Thomas Gives Assistance to At-Risk Youth - PART I
Written by Brandon I. Brooks Managing Editor 14 March 2013
  Isiah Thomas poolside at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Sports icon allows his humanitarian spirit to guide his passion to empower America’s youth with greatest need.  Isiah Lord Thomas III, popularly ... read more >>
Where is Terry Lyn Monnette?
Written by Kenneth Miller Assistant Managing Editor 14 March 2013
Terry Lyn Monnette OUR LOVED ONE: Missing teacher Terry Lynn Monnette's sister Candice Enclade (L) and her mother Toni Enclade comfort one another outside Parlay's in Lakeview during a vigil praying ... read more >>
3rd day of protests for NYC teen shot by police
Written by Collen Long and Jake Pearson, Associated Press 14 March 2013
A demonstrator is thrown to the ground by her hair during a march following a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of New York's Brooklyn borough, Wednesday, March 13, ... read more >>
Prosecutor: Ohio school rape victim didn't consent
Written by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press 13 March 2013
Activists from the online group KnightSec and Anonymous protest at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Members of the group said they are outraged over what ... read more >>
US adds 236K jobs, unemployment falls to 7.7 pct.
Written by Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press 08 March 2013
(Photo: Associated Press)   WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. The robust gains ... read more >>
Family: Slain mayoral candidate beaten, burned
Written by HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press 07 March 2013
  In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 photo released by the Coahoma County (Miss.) Sheriff's Office, Lawrence Reed, 22, poses for a portrait. Reed, has been charged in the death of a mayoral candidate ... read more >>
Rosa Parks Honored by Congress with Full-Length Statue
Written by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent 07 March 2013
Rosa Parks statue lives in the halls of the U.S Capitol. (Courtesy of NNPA) As Black History Month came to a close, a Civil Rights icon made history once again in the halls of the U.S. Capitol. On ... read more >>
UN approves new sanctions against North Korea
Written by Edith M. Lederer and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press 07 March 2013
 Members of the United Nations Security Council vote for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, during a meeting at U.N. headquarters Thursday, March 7, 2013. The unanimous ... read more >>
Supreme Court Justice Equates Black Voting Rights with ‘Racial Entitlements’
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 07 March 2013
    In the oral arguments last week before the Supreme Court to determine whether a key section of the Voting Rights Act should be upheld, Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the provision as “perpetuation ... read more >>
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge’s Statement on the Rosa Parks Statue and Unveiling Ceremony
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 March 2013
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                 February ...
Transcript: Remarks by the President at Dedication of Statue Honoring Rosa Parks -- US Capitol
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 February 2013
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                            ... read more >>
More Americans struggle to repay student loans
Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press 28 February 2013
More Americans are falling behind on student loans, threatening their ability to obtain mortgages and other credit in the future. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says more than 31 percent of ... read more >>
First lady announces effort to help kids exercise
Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press 28 February 2013
Associated Press/Rogelio V. Solis - First lady Michelle Obama greets educators and state and community officials at a "Let's Move!" program at the Eastside and Northside Elementary Schools in Clinton, ... read more >>
Jesse Jackson Jr. and Wife Enter Guilty Pleas
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 22 February 2013
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. The swift political and personal descent of former Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. has accelerated with criminal information documents being filed accusing him of conspiracy ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 22 February 2013
Cicely Tyson Will Packer Actress Cicely Tyson; Screen Gems and the Pan African Film Festival to be honored during a formal luncheon at the California Yacht Club The African-American Film Critics ... read more >>
Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Sheryl P. Underwood To Receive UNCF MASKED AWARDS
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 22 February 2013
Sheryl P. Underwood Earvin "Magic" Johnson Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa UNCF (United Negro College Fund,) will host an evening of masked elegance at the second annual  UNCF Mayor’s Masked ... read more >>
Floyd "Money" Mayweather Inks Record-Breaking Deal With Showtime®/CBS
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 22 February 2013
Undefeated eight-time Boxing World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather Inks Record-Breaking Deal With Showtime/CBS. (PRNewsFoto/Mayweather Promotions, Hogan Photos) Undefeated eight-time world champion ... read more >>
Man charged with slapping toddler now out of a job
Written by Associated Press 22 February 2013
A man charged with slapping a toddler on a Minneapolis-to-Atlanta flight is out of a job, his former employer said on Sunday February17. Joe Rickey Hundley, 60, of Hayden, Idaho, is no longer an employee ... read more >>
White House tries to keep immigration on track
Written by JULIE PACE Associated Press 20 February 2013
President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)  The White House on Tuesday sought to keep delicate immigration negotiations on track, as a key Republican senator distanced himself further from ... read more >>
Georgia execution halted at the last minute
Written by KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press 20 February 2013
  This undated provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill. / AP  The execution of a Georgia man who killed a fellow prisoner in 1990 was halted Tuesday ... read more >>

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