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  • Fence-Jumper Makes it into the White House

    (Updated 9/20/2014) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday ...

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  • Atlanta’s Spelman College Claims Top Ranking Among HBCUs

    Spelman College, the liberal arts college for women in Atlanta, was named the nation’s top historically Black college or university for the second year in a row by U.S. News and World Report. The publication’s 30th annual ranking of tertiary education institutions in the United States was ...

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  • Policing the Police

    The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the police department’s bungled response has renewed cries for police reform. The slaying of Brown, who was unarmed, spurred protest among residents, who saw it as the latest in a string of injustices ...

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  • Education and Engagement

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), one of Black America’s most signature events, will offer thousands of attendees a wide range of subjects and social and networking events designed to stimulate minds and encourage action. It takes ...

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  • Senate Seeks Answers on Police Militarization

    Two panels debated whether it was constitutionally appropriate for local police departments, across the country, to use military style weapons as a measure of controlling community protests during a Senate hearing Sept. 9. The Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, one ...

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  • Obama: Ebola Outbreak a Threat to Global Security

    ATLANTA (AP) — Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that both the financial and human cost of the outbreak is spiraling out of control. Obama also ...

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  • Visiting Cuba Feels Like Going Back in Time

    Yes, you can go to Cuba legally.  Yes, you can have your passport stamped.  And yes, it’s safe there.  These were just a few of the questions I was bombarded with before and after I went to Cuba in July. Going to Cuba for Americans is probably the easiest it has been in years.  Under […]

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  • Black Lawyers to Challenge Police Brutality in 25 Cities

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct. Pamela Meanes, president of the Black lawyers and judges group, ...

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