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    Morehouse Appoints Local Preachers

    Hundreds gathered last week on the campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta to commemorate the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers and Laity. Sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel...

    GOP Budget Would Deplete Food Stamp Cupboard

    In a not entirely unexpected move, House Republicans are planning to raid the food stamp cupboard over the next decade to avoid depleting the Pentagon budget, which was scheduled for a 10 percent cutback. The...

    $150,000 Bail Set for Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin Murder Case

    Bail of $150,000 was set April 20 for George Zimmerman, a Neighborhood Watch volunteer who is facing charges of second murder for killing an unarmed Black teenager in Sanford, Fla. If he can post ten...

    Millions to Celebrate Earth Day April 22

    On April 22, millions of people around the world will celebrate Earth Day, a yearly celebration of this planet and a reminder of the need to protect and conserve its resources. The annual event has...

    Radio One and Affiliate Stations Raise More than $1 Million for Kids Fighting Cancer,...

    Radio One syndicated shows and inspiration stations raised more than $1 million through the fifth annual Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids national event to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital provide the best...

    Invisible Men

    Black Republicans for the most part have been conspicuously absent so far during the 2012 Presidential Primary Sweepstakes. But, in fairness Black members of the GOP in general have perhaps been more scarce than usual...

    Persistent Parents Impact Teen Drinking

    WASHINGTON - Carolyn "Carrie" Hoover of Derwood has a message for parents of teenagers: Don't give up talking to them about underage drinking. Hoover's son John, 20, died along with three others in a crash...

    The Affordable Care Act: What It Means for Small Businesses

    “Right now my employees don’t have healthcare,” said William F. Wingo, president of Power Magazine. “I had healthcare for them, but it just became too expensive,” said Wingo, who for years provided benefits for...

    Michigan Teacher Fired for Organizing Trayvon Martin Fundraiser

    A civil rights advocacy group is pressing Pontiac, Mich., charter school officials to reinstate a Black 26 year-old middle school teacher who was fired over what she says was her role in encouraging student...

    Zimmerman Charged And in Custody

    George Zimmerman is in custody and has been charged with second degree murder in the Feb. 26 killing of Trayvon Martin in Sandford, Fla. This much anticipated action was announced and confirmed by Florida...

    Latest Jobs Report Offers Little Hope for Blacks

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Norman Jones, woke up last Friday, got dressed and went to the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) for a job pre-screening session in hopes of landing employment that...

    Official: Charges Coming in Trayvon Martin Death

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A law enforcement official says that charges are being filed in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The official with knowledge of the investigation says a prosecutor will announce charges against...
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