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    N.Y. State Senate Majority Leader Charged with Embezzlement

    A New York state senator and his son pleaded not guilty Dec. 14 to charges of embezzling funds from a New York City health clinic. Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr. (D), the state senate majority...

    Georgia Prisoners Effect Statewide Strike Over In-Humane Conditions

    Georgia inmates began returning to work Dec. 16 after state correction officials lifted a five-day lockdown at four state facilities Dec.14, following prisoners refusal to leave their cells or report for work assignments. Georgia...

    Haiti’s Leading Candidate Speaks Against Council

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Supporters of one of her competitors in Haiti's presidential election set barricades on fire and threw rubble at cars when initial results put him third. The No. 2 finisher urged...

    Court to Name Suspects in Kenya Post-vote Violence

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Three years after postelection violence left more than 1,000 people dead, top Kenyan leaders will learn Wednesday if they will face international prosecution over their involvement in the violence. The prosecutor...

    Ghana to Begin Pumping Oil for First Time

    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The West African nation of Ghana is poised to begin pumping oil Wednesday for the first time, kicking off a lucrative new industry expected to bring $1 billion annually to...

    US Cable: Cuba to be Insolvent Within 2-3 years

    HAVANA (AP) — A newly released confidential U.S. diplomatic cable predicted Cuba's economic situation could become "fatal'' within two to three years, and detailed concerns from other countries' diplomats – including China – that...

    Obama Nominates Judge Bernice Bouie Donald for U.S. Court of Appeals Seat

    President Barack Obama recently nominated Judge Bernice Bouie Donald, who serves as a Western District judge in Tennessee, for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. “Judge Donald...

    New York Taxi Advocate Promotes Racial Profiling

    Fernando Mateo, head of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers and of advocacy group Hispanics Across America, has come under fire for telling cab drivers they should use racial profiling when considering...

    U.S. Colored Troops Represented in Commemorative Ceremony

    The 1865 Grand Review of United States Colored Troops was commemorated recently in Harrisburg, Pa., where more than 100 re-enactors participated in a re-enactment ceremony. The 13th U.S. Colored Troops of Murfreesboro and the...

    Two Major HBCUs in Danger of Losing Accreditation

    Two HBCUs in Tennessee are in danger of losing their accreditation unless they change their operations. Tennessee State University has a year to meet “measures of institutional effectiveness” and Fisk University must address its...

    U.S. Ranks Average Among World’s Education Systems

    Students in the United States are only average compared to their international counterparts, according to a new study that ranked the U.S. 14th out of 34 countries in reading skills, 17th in science and...

    Homeland Security Partners with Walmart on Safety Awareness

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working with Walmart to expand the government’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign. Walmart is the first national retailer to partner with the department on the...

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