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    FACT CHECK: Trump Starts on Familiar Note: with Exaggeration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's inaugural address held familiar echoes of the campaign speeches that led to his presidential win: downbeat about the state of the nation, to the point of hyperbole. A look...

    Veteran TV Producer Jeff Ballou Becomes First Black Man to Lead National Press Club

    Award-winning television producer and news editor Jeff Ballou was sworn in Jan. 14 as the 110th president of the National Press Club, becoming the first Black man to hold that position. The club, founded in...

    Blacks, Minorities Largely Absent During Inauguration

    WASHINGTON – African Americans, Hispanics, in fact most people of color, were a rarity at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The lack of participation by America’s black and other minority communities was stark to viewers on television...

    Melee Near Trump’s Parade Route as Police, Protesters Clash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural...

    Trump Inaugural Concert Lacks Firepower of Similar 2009 Obama Show

    COLLEGE PARK, Maryland -- Elton John, R. Kelly and Moby have all publicly declined to perform at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, yet Trump’s inauguration found seven acts to kick things off with the “Make America Great Again!...

    Barack Obama Makes History

    Barack Obama made history when he defeated Senator John MCain in 2008 and became the first African-American president. The following article explores what his election meant to the country. Nov. 8, 2008 Barack Obama, the son of...

    How Obama Used the Law to Bring About Change

    Barack Hussein Obama, 55, departs the White House with a legacy of sweeping change and political controversy. He was not only the first Black President of the United States; he was a change agent...

    How Obamacare Improved the Nation’s Health

    Ashley Turner has experienced ups and downs with the Affordable Care Act, but says she and other Americans have benefited overall. She doesn’t believe that Republicans should try to dismantle the ACA, also known...

    Richardson Outlines Disparity in HBCU ‘Equality Lawsuit’

    Week two of the remedial phase of the Maryland Higher Education Desegregation Trial, as the case is popularly known, featured the testimony of Dr. Earl Richardson, former president of Morgan State University and the...

    Obama’s Impact on Black America

    After an earnest exchange of sharp queries and careful answers on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd threw in a question that visibly caught segment guests Sen. John McCain...

    Holder Tackles GOP Gerrymandering

    Voting is the cornerstone of American democracy. It is a right that Republican gerrymandering systematically undermined for Democrats in the last district remapping process, according to former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. In response to...

    The Legacy of President Barack Obama

    When Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of office to become the 44th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2009, perhaps the most durable symbolic barrier to the full citizenship of Black...

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