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    Newly Elected Black RepublicansWhere Will They Fit?

    Election Day victories for two Black Republicans raise a rare question in the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress: How will two African American members of the Grand Old Party interact with the...

    Freedom Sisters Exhibit to Open

    Sometimes the contributions of women get lost. In the retelling of history, things men have done are allowed to overshadow the things women did, especially African-American women. But on Oct. 23, when the ninth and...

    Bishop Long has Accusers and Defenders Among ‘Spiritual Sons’

    Conflicting images are emerging of Bishop Eddie Long in the wake of the firestorm that has erupted from allegations of sexual impropriety and abuse of authority by four young men formerly of Long’s New...

    A Diverse-One Nation Rally- Descends on National Mall

    Click here to view a slideshow of the impressive turnout and speakers at the One Nation Working Together rally. An estimated 175,000 people descended upon the National Mall on Oct. 2 for the One Nation...

    Black Leaders Say New Education Regulations Will Harm Minorities

    The U.S. Department of Education plans to enact new rules targeting the financial aid eligibility of programs at for-profit career institutions; regulations, which they said, are part of an “effort to protect students from...

    Charges, Countercharges of Abuse in Black Farmers Settlement

    Three House Republicans say they want payments of more than $1 billion to black farmers stopped and are calling for the Justice Department to examine charges of fraud and abuse in the settlement of...

    Obama: Extended School Year Could Benefit Students

    Though many students across the nation may not like an extra month in the classroom, the extra classroom time would benefit them, President Obama said Sept. 27. “That month makes a difference,” Obama said during...

    Bishop Eddie Long: “I am not a perfect man. But this thing I’m gon’...

    Bishop Eddie Long told his congregation Sept. 26 that he will “fight very vigorously” to defend himself against allegations of sexual misconduct. In two remarks delivered during two services before his congregation at New Birth...

    Jesse Jackson Jr. in Hot Water After Dual Scandals

    U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is in hot water in both his political and personal life after his reported involvement in two different scandals. Reports have surfaced that Jackson was involved in the...

    New Hearing Date Set for Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal will receive a new hearing on Nov. 9 to review his death sentence for the 1982 murder of a Philadelphia police officer. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit...

    U.S. Census Report: The Harsh Reality of Poverty

    The national poverty rate has risen and a disproportionately larger percentage of Hispanics and Blacks suffer from poverty than Whites, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report. The report, released Sept. 16, found that,...

    Black Farmers, Lawmakers Implore Congress to Free Up Settlement Money

    Some 75,000 Black farmers have grown weary of the battle they’ve waged over the past two decades for the federal government to provide them with a $1.15 billion settlement after they were routinely denied...

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