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  • Blacks Lead Social Justice Charge on Social Media

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – What do “Bring Back Our Girls,” “Justice for Trayvon” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” have in common? They’re all rallying cries that began on social media. And when big things happen through social media, Black people usually lead the charge. Internet activism, also called ...

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  • For Obama, Pitfalls and Power in Addressing Race

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as the nation’s first Black president. Just months after being sworn in, Obama rapped police in Massachusetts for ...

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  • Alexander Crowned Miss Black USA 2014

    “Any time you are considered a subculture, it’s important to have your own reward system. If you try to assimilate, you will always be looking for validation from the majority group. That can do damage to your psyche,” Karen Arrington, founder of Miss Black USA Pageant, said. ...

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  • Americans Benefit from Helping Africans

    Increasing United States investment opportunities in Africa could help the economy create more jobs for Americans, according to U.S. officials. “Our economic and commercial partnership is a two way street,” Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, told African leaders at the U.S.-Africa ...

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  • Obama Seeks ‘Long Term’ Partnership with Africa

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the federal government and private U.S. companies are investing $33 billion in Africa – $12 billion in new commitments – as part of an overall plan for his administration to strengthen its relation with the world’s second-largest ...

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  • White House Details Costs of Inaction on Climate Change

    The White House has released a report on the costs of delaying policy efforts to combat climate change. The report, prepared by President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, argues that a policy response to climate change is necessary precisely because our current economic arrangements ...

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  • Obama Holds Town Hall with Young African Fellows

    From July 28 to 30, 500 participants in the Young African Leaders Initiative converged on Washington for the first Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. President Barack Obama hosted a presidential summit and town hall to foster executive leadership training, networking, and skills ...

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  • Kansas Plagued by Voter Suppression Despite New Legislation

    Kris Kobach is a man on a mission. Mere days after being sworn in as Kansas’ 31st secretary of state on Jan. 10, 2011, the co-architect of Arizona’s divisive and much-disputed anti-illegal immigration law, SB 1070, introduced a law to combat what he saw as unchecked voter fraud, particularly by ...

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