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    Sherrod Says ‘No’ to USDA job

    About a month after her abrupt dismissal from government services, Shirley Sherrod was back in Washington, about a job. And she turned it down. According to reports, Sherrod was offered a job in Washington,...

    Alleged Racist Arrested in MLK Day Bomb Case

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Investigators have arrested a man they say planted a sophisticated bomb along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane - a failed attack but one that raised...

    Obamacare Hit by Contradictory Fed. Ct. Decisions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. A divided court...

    Morgan State Students Speak Out as National School Loan Debt Exceeds $1 Trillion

    “I’m currently about $15,000 in debt, and I know the interest rates are going to catch up with me,” said Marcellus Hunter, a senior at Morgan State University. “I’m not stressing about it, maybe...

    Black Lawmakers Set for Key Capitol Hill Leadership Positions

    Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be serving in key leadership positions in the 113th Congress, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Dec. 5. The news comes in stark contrast to...

    Clinton Pursues Black Vote–Hires Black-Owned Media Firm

    Looking to shore up support among African-American voters, the Hillary Clinton campaign recently hired Burrell Communications, a Black-owned marketing firm, according to NBC News. The Chicago- and Los Angeles-based company is owned by veteran advertising...

    First Lady Joins Effort to Stem Chicago Violence

    CHICAGO (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is joining Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago business leaders in an effort to raise $50 million to address youth violence. In a press release March 27 Emanuel's office...

    House Bipartisan Bill Scales Back Major Food Stamps Cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near end to a more than two-year...

    Alleged Kidnapper Confesses

    According to a complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney Office in the Southern District of New York, Ann Pettway, the alleged kidnapper of an infant from New York’s Harlem Hospital 23 years ago has...

    7 GOP Senators Once Moved in Favor of Man Obama Nominated

    Exasperated by a long-running fight over judicial nominees, a Republican senator pleaded with his colleagues to confirm Merrick Garland to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, often considered the second...

    Iran Threatens to Hit Turkey If US, Israel Attack

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will target NATO's missile defense installations in Turkey if the U.S. or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic, a senior commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Saturday. Gen. Amir Ali...

    ‘Jumpstarting’ Black Businesses

    I recently had the opportunity to join a bipartisan group of supporters at the White House to witness the signing of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 into law. This multi-pronged legislation...

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