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  • D.C. Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault on Student

    A substitute teacher at a public charter school in Washington, D.C., allegedly performed a sexual act on a student on her first day on the job, according to court documents. Symone Greene, 22, has been charged with first-degree sexual assault against a minor in a significant relationship after ...

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  • Ole Miss Begins Shedding Semblances of Racist Past

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that’s bringing new attention to Mississippi’s flagship university. The Rebels haven’t played this well since 1962, which happens to be the same year troops stood up to mob violence to ...

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  • Black Leaders Skeptical of GOP’s Black Outreach Campaigns

    Black leaders and political analysts range from cautiously optimistic to downright skeptical of the Republican Party’s renewed campaign to reach African-American and other sidelined communities. The outreach arose out of the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project, a plan ...

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  • Media Diversity at Stake with CNN Layoffs

    Black leaders are expressing concern about how mass layoffs at CNN will impact media diversity. Earlier this month, Turner Broadcasting System, a Time Warner subsidiary and CNN’s parent company, announced it was cutting its workforce by 10 percent or about 1,475 positions. The move was part of ...

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  • Fighting the Good Fight

    Lucile Adams-Campbell, professor of Oncology and associate dean of Community Health & Outreach at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has long understood the power of outreach and serving the under-served.  A native Washingtonian, who grew up in Ward 7, Adams-Campbell is the ...

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  • High Court Balks at Last-Minute Voting Changes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many Blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year. Like earlier orders in North ...

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