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  • Former Va. Governor Among Latest Obama Critics

    Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder offered harsh criticism on the Obama White House during the week of February 8, saying that if the president is to fulfill his dream of effecting change for America, he has to up the ante on his leadership skills—and fire some of his key players. ...

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  • Va. Couple Wins Dream Wedding

    Gabriel Sheffield and Jasmine Harris of Manassas Park, Va. won Essence magazine’s fourth annual “Will You Marry Me?” contest, and will have the wedding of their dreams. The result of the contest, sponsored by WE TV and Tiffany & Co., was announced on February 12 on a ...

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  • Seat at the table

    Marc Morial, National Urban League president; the Rev. Al Sharpton, from the National Action Network and Ben Jealous, NAACP president, held a press conference call Feb. 10 to discuss their earlier meeting with President Barack Obama. The men described the meeting as productive and said it ...

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  • Diddy Plans to Open Business School

    Sean “Diddy” Combs is set out to expand his empire with the announcement of his latest business venture. Combs declared his plans to launch a business school for up-and-coming entrepreneurs during a Feb. 1 appearance on Anderson Cooper’s “AC 360.” The mogul’s ...

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  • Vanity Fair Cover Lacks Any Women of Color

    The cover of this month’s Vanity Fair boasts a portrait of what the magazine calls up-and-coming actresses—but missing from the cover are any women of color. Actresses Carey Mulligan, Kristen Stewart, Abbie Cornish, Mia Wasikowska, Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Emma Stone, Evan ...

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  • Charges Expected against Jackson Doctor

    The doctor who medicated singer Michael Jackson in his last hours is expected to be charged on February 8 with involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer’s death. Murray is accused of administering a lethal combination of medication which ultimately caused the pop singer to go into ...

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  • AKA Sorority Lawsuit Dismissed in D.C. Court

    A D.C. Superior Court judge on February 1 dismissed a lawsuit filed by eight members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, or AKA, the nation’s oldest Black sorority. The eight members alleged that the organization’s president, Barbara McKinzie, misappropriated millions of dollars of the ...

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  • Top Black Army General Receives Trumpet Award

    Gen. William “Kip” Ward, the top U.S commander in Africa, received the Trumpet Award for his ability to inspire others over the course of his extensive military career, the Army News Service reported. Ward was recognized at the 18th annual Trumpet Awards on January 30. Those ...

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  • Massive Blizzard Hits Mid-Atlantic Region

    A massive winter storm blanketed the Mid-Atlantic region on February 5 and February 6, dumping more than two feet of snow on the Baltimore-Washington area. Snow accumulated at an estimated rate of two inches per hour over Friday night into Saturday morning, bringing travel through most of the ...

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