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  • Five College Graduates In One Family

    “Early in my childhood I was diagnosed with a learning disability,” said Miguel Williams, recalling a day years ago from the third grade. “Society basically stereotyped me and thought that high school was the furthest that I was going to go,” said the 31-year-old ...

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  • School Daze with Obama and Romney

    Magistrate Sidney Barthwell Jr. knew both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney long before they became household names. Barthwell was the only African American in the class of 1965 with Romney at Cranbrook School for Boys in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. From 1987 to 1990, he attended law school at ...

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  • Saying Farewell

    Countless fans gathered at the Howard Theater in the District on May 29 to say farewell to late go-go pioneer Chuck Brown at a public viewing. At the 11-hour event, locals reflected on the musician's legacy and wrote personal condolences on this massive banner. Brown, 75, died on May 16. A ...

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  • Famed FAMU Marching Band Suspended Another Year

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M University's prestigious marching band, scarred by the hazing death of one of its drum majors, won't be taking the field for at least another year. At a school where people attend football games just for the Marching 100 halftime show, ...

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  • Obama Comes Out: The Numbers Game

    When President Obama announced to Robin Roberts of ABC News that his position on marriage equality had finally “evolved” to the point that he now supports it, Obama made history, again. “At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for ...

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  • Same-Sex Marriage Masking the Issues

    Buckle up folks. We’re five and a half months from the general election and it appears that right now we’ll have five and a half months of two politicians arguing over same-sex marriage. Really? In perhaps the most important election of all time, this is what we’re going to be ...

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  • Student Loans Plus Limited Jobs Equals Trouble

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When she graduated from the University of Iowa two years ago with a major in elementary education, Amber Newman envisioned standing in front of a class of bright, energetic youngsters and providing them with the solid educational base that would help them become ...

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  • Trayvon Target Prompts Online Outrage

    An online advocacy group is calling on Virginia authorities to investigate the company responsible for selling gun range targets depicting Trayvon Martin, whose slaying spawned a national controversy. Change.org—an influential Internet-based advocacy group, who had a role in rallying ...

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