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    Congress Delivers Obama a Christmas Stocking of Mixed Partisan Blessings

    Senate Democrats on Dec. 18 voted to repeal the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” ban on gays in the military.  Republicans, however, continued their attempts to amend the arms control START Treaty while successfully blocking...

    White House Touts Tax Deal’s Black Benefits

    Having won the endorsement of the man dubbed America’s “First Black President,” Bill Clinton, the Obama administration on Dec. 10 peddled the tax deal made with Republicans as a boon for the African- American...

    Black College Report ‘Troubling’

    Although a new federal report credits HBCUs with doing a superior job of graduating more students in the fields of science and technology, higher education leaders says the report is built upon a faulty...

    Steele to Seek Re-election

    In a move that seemed to surprise Washington insiders, beleaguered Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele announced his intention to run for re-election despite a rocky first term. After weeks of silence – and a growing...

    Fisk University to Appeal Art Sale Ruling

    Fisk University in Nashville plans to appeal a court decision last month that set limits on the sale of its prized Stieglitz art collection, according to a recent university-issued statement. The 101-piece collection was given...

    Black Caucus Opposes Tax Cut Deal

    The Congressional Black Caucus on Dec. 10 said its members overwhelmingly oppose the tax cuts compromise reached between the White House and congressional Republicans, saying it is “bad for African Americans” and other vulnerable...

    “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Stalled in the Senate

    Senate Republicans put the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in jeopardy this week as they stalled a Democrat proposal to end the Clinton-era policy which bars individuals from serving in...

    New Details Emerge in Murder of Hollywood Publicist

    Beverly Hills police have identified the man they believe committed the Nov. 16 murder of popular Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen before turning the gun on himself as police closed in. According to police reports, Harold...

    Congressional Black Caucus Voices Opposition to Tax Cut Deal

    The Congressional Black Caucus on Dec. 10 said its members overwhelmingly oppose the tax cuts compromise reached between the White House and congressional Republicans, saying it is “bad for African-Americans” and other vulnerable communities. “You...

    DREAM Act Stalls in Senate

    The DREAM Act, a measure aimed at providing grown children of illegal immigrants a path to American citizenship, stalled in the Senate on Dec. 9 after Democrats failed to muster the 60 votes needed...

    Rep. Maxine Waters Cancels Request for House Ethics Committee Investigation

    Facing charges of House ethics violations, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Dec. 9 abandoned her efforts to have the House ethics committee investigated. The action came two days after she called for House Speaker Nancy...

    Taking a Look at Poverty in 2010

    The ongoing recession has hit families hard and from many sides. From losing work hours or losing jobs, to the end of unemployment insurance payments, evictions and foreclosures, families are struggling to stay afloat....

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