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    Tulsa, Okla. Endures Tense Weekend After Five Black Males Shot While Walking

    Tulsa, Okla., civil rights leaders, along with the city’s community and elected officials, spent Easter weekend trying to head off Black vigilantes as local police and FBI searched for a lone gunman, described by...

    Obama Administration: Supreme Court has Ultimate Authority on Constitutionality of Laws

    Obama administration officials heeded a warning from a federal appeals court and provided a letter verifying that the courts had the final say-so on the constitutionality of the president’s health care reform law. In a...

    Zimmerman’s Self-Defense Claim Questionable

    Update: Official: Charges Coming in Trayvon Martin Death WASHINGTON (NNPA) – George Zimmerman’s claim that he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense during a scuffle in Sanford, Fla. has continued to unravel, even as the...

    GOP Clown Car Rambles Through Md., D.C.

    There was little drama on GOP Primary night this week in general; a little before 10 p.m. NBC News declared Willard Mitt Romney the winner in Wisconsin the state with the most delegates up...

    Resurrect the Vote on Easter Sunday

    This Sunday morning, April 8, millions of people will head to Easter services to hear the Gospel on the day that some call Resurrection Sunday. But, for many, this year will be different. Pastors of...

    Hundreds of military children gather to kick off Month of the Military Child

    April 1st marks the start of the Month of the Military Child. The Sierra Club, Armed Services YMCA, Blue Star Families, National Military Family Association, Outdoors Alliance for Kids and the National Park Service...

    The AFRO is Letting Our Archives Out of the Box

    As a result of a partnership between the Afro-American Newspapers Archives and Research Center, Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries Center for Educational Resources and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Africana...

    House Passes $3.5 Trillion 2013 BudgetMedicaid, Student Aid, Head Start Slashed

    A Republican-proposed federal budget for the 2013 fiscal year that would cut taxes for the wealthy, restructure Medicare and slash federal spending cleared the House of Representatives March 28 with no support from Democrats,...

    Trayvon Martin Funeral Director: No Signs of a Fight

    Update: Official: Charges Coming in Trayvon Martin Death A funeral director who handled the body of Trayvon Martin said March 28 he saw no evidence that the 17 year-old who was shot and killed by...

    Day 3– Supreme Court Wraps Up Arguments on Health Reform

    Tuesday was considered the pivotal day with its focus on the controversial individual mandate, but the U.S. Supreme Court justices turned up the heat on Wednesday morning as they questioned arguments on “severability” to...

    The Racist History of Sanford, Florida

    When I first heard the murder of Trayvon Martin took place in Sanford, Florida the first person I thought about was the late, legendary sports editor of the AFRO, Sam Lacy, a member of...

    Day 2– Supreme Court Mixed on Minimum Coverage Mandate

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court took healthy bites into the meat of the health reform case today, picking apart arguments on the requirement that everyone obtain insurance — the most controversial aspect of...

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