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    Black Catholics Get Sneak Peek at MLK Memorial

    Nuns and priests from the National Black Catholic Clergy Joint Conference recently got a first-hand look at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., a month before its...

    Federal Employment Agency Weighs Problems Faced by Jobseekers with Criminal Records

    The Employment Opportunity Commission has undertaken an in-depth evaluation of the employment hurdles faced by jobseekers who carry arrest and conviction records. The federal agency, which regulates equity in hiring procedures, held the first of...

    Proposed Bill Would Bar Obama from Granting Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants

    A stringent new immigration enforcement bill proposed by House Republicans may deepen partisan lines in Congress over the issue of amnesty for illegal immigrants. The “Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation” or “HALT” Act would prevent...

    Ark. Grad Claims High School Denied Her Valedictorian Status Due to Race

    A recent graduate is suing her Arkansas high school after she claims that she maintained the school's highest grade point average but was not permitted to be her class' valedictorian because she is Black. According...

    Black-White Wealth Gap Wider than Ever Before, New Study Finds

    The wealth gap between Black families and their White counterparts is now the biggest it has ever been, a recent Pew Research Center study found. According to the report, the median wealth of White...

    Ga. Mother Receives Year’s Probation after Son’s Fatal Jaywalking Accident

    A Georgia woman this week was sentenced to 12 months probation following the death of her 4-year-old son, whose life was taken after she allowed him to jaywalk across a busy street. According to...

    Black Journalists Association Challenges CNN on Prime-Time Lineup Lack of Diversity

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'} In response to CNN’s repeated failure to secure more African Americans to fill prime time...

    Lawyer Claims Fees Drained Rosa Parks’ Estate

    DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer involved in a long-running dispute over the estate of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks claims that a judge allowed two other lawyers to pile up fees that ate away...

    Teen Gives Away $40,000 Scholarship to Send Others to College

    Simply giving away $40,000 in this day and age is a big deal by any standard. With job creation slowing to a creep, and college tuition prices spiking each semester, students across the nation...

    New Orleans Mayor, White House Host Forum to Spur Small Business Development

    New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu and White House officials hosted an event at Xavier University in the Crescent City designed to spur small business development in the city. The Urban Entrepreneurship Forum featured experts in...

    National Black Church Initiative wants Black Men in Church

    The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is kicking off a program to try to bring African-American men back to church. Rev. Anthony Evans, president of NBCI, says that it’s time to end the plague of...

    Texas HBCU Opposes Plans for Nearby Landfill

    Officials at a Black college in Dallas, Texas are up in arms about a proposed city legislation that would require all trash collected in Dallas to be taken to a city landfill less than...

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