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  • Obama Attack Ads Mark 2012 Re-election Campaign Approach

    In 2008, the Obama presidential election campaign was a bright light on the political landscape, lit with the ideals of hope and change, of historic import and a turn-the-other-cheek philosophy that made Barack Obama a draw for many voters. But in 2012, the campaign for his re-election has ...

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  • Bill Tompkins Named to Take Black Press Helm

    Publishing veteran Bill Tompkins will get a crack at moving Black newspapers forward as he’s been named president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the umbrella organization for America’s Black newspapers. Tompkins has 19 years of experience with the ...

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  • Obama Unrelenting in Bashing Romney’s Policies

    GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama is keeping up his attacks on the policies of rival Mitt Romney and his Republican allies. During a campaign stop Saturday in Glen Allen, Va., just outside Richmond, the president cast Romney as a "pioneer of outsourcing" and said ...

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  • Romney Jeered During Speech at NAACP Convention

    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney traveled to Houston July 11 to explain to members of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization why they should cast their votes for him come November. “If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American ...

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  • Obama Draws Criticism for AIDS Stance

    Less than two weeks away from the start of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), President Obama has still not confirmed whether he will visit to the D.C. convention center a few blocks from the White House, site of the conference. But Obama critics say that’s par for the ...

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  • George Zimmerman Makes Bail & Walks

    Neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman was released from jail Friday for a second time while he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman left the Seminole County Jail a day after Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester granted a $1 million bail with strict ...

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  • Black Unemployment Inches Up to 14.4%

    National payroll giant ADP and the Department of Labor both issued job reports this week with differing results. ADP, which reported 133,000 new jobs in May, released a report on July 5 showing that the private sector added 176,000 new jobs in June. That news was lauded by many, including Joel ...

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  • Zimmerman Granted Bail Again – Set at $1Million

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin can be released from jail on $1 million bond while he awaits trial on a second-degree murder charge, a judge ruled Thursday. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester granted bond to George Zimmerman for a second time. ...

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