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Obama overturns Bush policy on stem cells
Written by Associated Press 09 March 2009
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday cleared the way for a significant increase in federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research and promised no scientific data will be "distorted ... read more >>
Dr. Xernona Clayton Joins Board of CDU
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2009
Famed civil rights leader and broadcast pioneer joins the Board of Trustees of Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science  Dr Xernona Clayton, civil rights leader, broadcaster and the founder, ... read more >>
Congresswoman Watson Named Subcommittee Chairwoman
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2009
Congresswoman Diane E. Watson has been named Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement. The subcommittee ... read more >>
Novo Nordisk Awards $1.5 Million Grant to Create
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2009
Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company focusing on diabetes care, has awarded a $1.5 million, three-year grant to create the Pediatric Diabetes Consortium (PDC), which is comprised of clinical centers ... read more >>
Kin Plan To Sue County In NY Black Friday Death
Written by Associated Press 26 February 2009
Relatives of a worker trampled to death in a crush of post-Thanksgiving bargain-hunters at a Long Island Wal-Mart store has filed court papers indicating they intend to sue Nassau County and its police ... read more >>
Waters Convenes South Bay Mayors To Maximize Economic Recovery
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 26 February 2009
Immediately following President Barack Obama's signature on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1), Congresswoman Maxine Waters recently convened a roundtable meeting with several ... read more >>
NAACP President/CEO Jealous on Public Apology from K. Rupert Murdoch
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
NAACP actions planned in over 70 cities at Fox affiliates Thursday, February 26 We welcome Rupert Murdoch's statement that the New York Post will endeavor to be more sensitive to the communities ... read more >>
New Governor Says Burris Should Resign
Written by Associated Press 26 February 2009
Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday called on fellow Democrat Roland Burris to resign from the U.S. Senate, saying the controversy surrounding Burris' appointment to the seat was hurting the state and his ... read more >>
Attorney Charged in Shooting NBA Player Ex-Girlfriend
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
A 36-year-old attorney fatally shot the former girlfriend and infant daughter of New York Knicks player Eddy Curry during a domestic-related dispute, according to police and published reports. Fredrick ... read more >>
Countdown of the First Hundred Days
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 February 2009
The Stimulus Bill has been passed and the President has outlined his plans in an address to a Joint Session of Congress On Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama delivered his first address to a ... read more >>
Queen Bess, First Black Pilot
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 26 February 2009
Elizabeth Bessie Coleman was a maverick in the sky, and an African American and woman pioneer. She was the first African American to become an airplane pilot, and the first American of any race or ... read more >>
Senator Feinstein Introduces Resolution Honoring the Life of Lawrence "Larry" King
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
15-year-old Oxnard Boy was Shot One Year Ago Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution honoring Lawrence "Larry" King, a 15-year-old Oxnard boy ... read more >>
President Obama Signs $787 Billion Stimulus Bill
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
Racing to reverse the country's economic spiral, President Barack Obama signed the mammoth stimulus package into law Tuesday and readied a new $50 billion foreclosure rescue for legions of Americans ... read more >>
Son of Assassinated Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba to Visit LA
Written by Firpo W. Carr (Special to the Sentinel) 05 February 2009
The son of assassinated Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, Guy-Patrice Lumumba, is set to visit Los Angeles for ten days, starting today, to raise awareness of the plight of the people of the Democratic ... read more >>
Steele Resigns as President From National SCLC
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 05 February 2009
Is The Rev. Eric Lee is the Next National President? National Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) officials announced the resignation of their president Charles Steele Jr. this week and immediately ... read more >>
Tens of thousands more layoffs are announced
Written by Jeannine Aversa (Associated Press) 29 January 2009
It's already been a lousy year for workers less than a month into 2009 and there's no relief in sight. Tens of thousands of fresh layoffs were announced Monday and more companies are expected ... read more >>
President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 22 January 2009
The following are excerpts from President Barack Obama's inaugural address, delivered from the Capitol Building on January 20, 2009   My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the ... read more >>
Sen. Kennedy OK after seizure at Obama's luncheon
Written by Associated Press 22 January 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, ill with a brain tumor, was hospitalized Tuesday but quickly reported feeling well after suffering a seizure at a post-inauguration luncheon for President ... read more >>
President Barack H. Obama Creates a Seismic Shift in America
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 22 January 2009
"I am very humbled by the fact that I stand on the shoulders of all of the people that made all these incredible contributions to lift this country up," President Barack Obama said, during an ... read more >>
Switch from Analog to Digital-Only TV Impacts Less Fortunate
Written by Dorothy Rowley (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 15 January 2009
For people who rely on "rabbit ears" or antennas to watch their favorite TV programs, time is running out-particularly in communities of color and for people living on fixed incomes as they ... read more >>
Violent Protest Follows Oakland, Calif. Police Shooting
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Crusader 15 January 2009
A protest over the fatal shooting by a BART police officer of an unarmed Black man mushroomed into several hours of violence Jan. 7 as demonstrators smashed storefronts and cars, set several cars ablaze ... read more >>
The Fight for Civil Rights Still Going Strong
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 January 2009
The March on Washington in 1963 ushered in a massive explosion of fundamental changes in the structure of society in America.  Have the gains been sustained? After Dr. Martin Luther King ... read more >>
'Barack the Magic Negro' CD Stirs Controversy
Written by James Wright (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 08 January 2009
A candidate for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee is drawing fire for distributing a CD to members that features a song called "Barack the Magic Negro." The story broke Dec. ... read more >>
Police Say 'Jena Six' Teen, Mychal Bell, Shot Himself
Written by James Wright (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers) 08 January 2009
Mychal Bell, a teen convicted in the "Jena Six" beating case shot himself in the chest with a .22 caliber firearm and was taken to a hospital in Monroe, La., on Dec. 29, according to the police.Monroe ... read more >>
The Obamas Go To Washington
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 08 January 2009
"I choked up a little bit leaving the house today," President elect Barack Obama told reporters earlier this week as he and his family left Chicago to take up residence in the White House. "What ... read more >>

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