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    Progress, Challenges Raised at Table of Brotherhood

    Click here to view a slideshow from the Table of Brotherhood Community leaders, public officials and ordinary citizens gathered together in Washington, D.C. Friday to discuss whether and how Martin Luther King’s “dream” was being...

    Victims Detail Bishop Eddie Long’s Alleged Sexual Coercion

    Bishop Eddie Long settled civil lawsuits several months ago which alleged that he used his influence to coerce young men into sexual relationships. But new interviews by two of the five men that were...

    Obama Administration Announces New Fuel Efficiency Program for Heavy Duty Vehicles

    President Obama recently met with industry officials to discuss what could be a breakthrough in fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution standards for work trucks, buses and other heavy duty vehicles, according to a...

    MLK Dedication Postponed

    Click here to view an official announcement from the Washington DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Sunday's planned dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington has been postponed...

    Rep. Maxine Waters Tells Tea Party to “Go Straight to Hell”

    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) had some stinging words for the Tea Party at a recent forum in Inglewood, Calif. At the “Kitchen Table Summit” held at Inglewood High School Aug. 20, citizens voiced their...

    Homage to a King

    In spirit, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has taken his rightful place on America’s National Mall. Twenty-seven years in the making, the journey to the first national memorial honoring an African-American has been a...

    Mothers’ Forum Pushes for Answers to ‘Flash Mob’ Violence

    A diverse crowd of concerned parents and residents from a cross section of Philadelphia gathered at the Vare Recreation Center, in South Philadelphia, to discuss possible solutions to the escalating problem of youth violence. The...

    Nutter Tells Teens to Quit Embarrassing Their Race

    Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia may be the first Black politician to address “flash mob” attacks that involve majority Black teens rummaging stores and attacking other races. “You have damaged your own race,” Nutter...

    West & Smiley Impact on Obama Voters: Real or Fleeting?

    Although Princeton professor Cornel West supported President Barack Obama in 2008, his recent criticism of the nation’s first Black president may be trouble for 2012. Radio personality Tavis Smiley has also joined in the...

    From Memorial in D.C., Dr. King Still Presides Over Peace in America

    "This started 26 years ago," said Harry Johnson, president and CEO of the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation, with the vision of five members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. For years, he said,...

    Clyburn Hopes for Success on Congressional Deficit Super Panel

    As the highest ranking African-American lawmaker in Congress, South Carolina Democrat James Clyburn is no stranger to high pressure negotiations or controversy. Clyburn’s latest assignment, however, as the only Black panelist on the 12-...

    Black Londoners Say Class, Not Race Drives Riots

    The recent riots in London were largely depicted by media as young Blacks rampaging through the northern section of the city, looting stores and vandalizing property as a stunned world looked on. And through...

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