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    Dr. Martin Salia Who Died of Ebola Hailed as Hero

    (Updated 11/30/2014) LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (AP) — Dr. Martin Salia didn't get into the medical profession to get rich, and even though he was...

    Navy: Sailor Heroically Died at Va. Base Protecting Colleague

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The sailor who was slain during a shootout aboard a guided-missile destroyer at a Virginia base saved another sailor's life...

    EEOC Rules Race Key to Winston-Salem State Firing of White Department Director

    Race played a role in an HBCU’s firing of a White employee, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled recently. "In my opinion, had I been...

    HBCU Grads Fuel Surge in Science, Engineering Doctorates

    More and more Blacks are obtaining doctoral degrees in science and engineering and historically Black colleges and universities are largely responsible, according to the...

    Police Taser Deaf Woman for Not Following Verbal Commands

    A Tacoma, Wash. woman is still seeking justice for being tasered, rough-handled, and jailed for almost three days after calling police for help. On the...

    Vice President Biden Debuts PSA Encouraging Men to Speak Out Against Sexual Assaults

    In a new attempt to end sexual assaults, Vice President Joe Biden recently unveiled a new public service announcement which encourages men to speak...

    Capital Murder Indictment Returned in U.Va. Slaying Case

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student has been charged with capital murder and a...

    15 Appointed to Advisory Council on Underserved Communities

    The U.S. Small Business Administration appointed 15 new members to its Council on Underserved Communities, including the president of the U.S. Black Chamber of...

    University of Texas Football Players Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

    Two University of Texas football players were arrested on charges of sexual assault in connection with a June 21 incident on UT’s Austin campus. Kendall...

    How Much Has Our Poverty Level Increased?

    One in two Americans is living in poverty-or fall into the low-income bracket, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Such is striking evidence of...

    Friday’s Latest on the Walter Scott Police Shooting: Mourners Pay Respects at Wake

    6:30 p.m. A steady stream of mourners, including Charleston Mayor Joseph Reilly Jr., gathered Friday afternoon at a wake in downtown Charleston to pay their...

    The Latest: Top Kansas Court Mulls Fate of Carr Brothers in ‘Witchita Massacre” Death...

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Supreme Court's continued review of the capital murder cases of two brothers sentenced to die...