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CNN host asks GOP Representatives whether they’d give up their salary during a shutdown, hilarity ensues

CNN host Ashleigh Banfield confronted two Republican representatives — Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) — to see whether they themselves would be willing to forgo a paycheck in the event of a government shutdown ...

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Black women murdered by men three times rate of white females

Black women are murdered by men, often their present or past husbands or lovers, at a rate that is nearly three times the murder rate of White women killed by men ...

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Need Health Insurance? Here’s How You Can Get Affordable Coverage Starting Oct. 1

African Americans make up nearly 20 percent of 48.61 million people in this country who are living without health insurance coverage, according to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. But on October 1st, the public will finally be able to begin “shopping” for affordable health insurance due to the launching of President Barack Obama‘s Affordable Care Act, which is projected to have a historic impa ...

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Obama To House GOP: ‘You Don’t Get To Exact A Ransom Just For Doing Your Job’

   STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Of all the responsibilities the Constitution endows to Congress, two should be fairly simple:  pass a budget, and pay America’s bills. But if the United States Congress does not fulfill its responsibility to pass a budget today, much of the United States government will be forced to s ...

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Lamar Odom’s Dad: My Son Does Not Have a Drug Problem

LOS ANGELES — Lamar Odom is breaking his silence with his first post on Twitter since the NBA star was arrested and charged with driving under the influence last month. Odom tweeted “Seeing the snakes” on Tuesday night in his first post since his Aug. 30 arrest. He followed with an extended tweet from his verified account that referenced his estranged father. “Won’t continue 2 speak on this but I have got 2 ...

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A Brown Out?: The Lack Of Black Emmy Winners By The Numbers

It’s a storyline we have down to a science.  We flock to the few scripted shows that star talented black actors and actresses. We nearly become die hards when we find out that the show is actually good. When awards season comes around, we cling to hope that our favorite actresses will defy the odds and take home an Emmy Award for a meaningful role for once, even though deep down it feels like they don’t hav ...

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Hastings Receives 2013 Excellence in Policy Award from the Eating Disorders Coalition

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement at a briefing hosted by the Eating Disorders Coalition, where he received their 2013 Excellence in Policy Award: “This briefing is an important conversation about the critical issues of health, eating disorders, and the stigmas associated with obesity. Children and adults are constantly barraged with a societal need ...

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 43rd ALC meetings wrap up

Iyanla Vanzant Speaks at CBCF Networking Luncheon Iyanla Vanzant likes to think of herself as an ordinary person. She grapples with work and family issues, loves two-for-one sales - even labors over the best brand of detergent to ... > READ MORE President Obama Speaks at CBCF Phoenix Awards Dinner Knowing you can offer your family the security of health care -- that's priceless. And now you can do it for ...

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Eagles Tour Purple Ribbon

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Funeral services for the late Gloria Jean Williams – 58 were held Sept. 21 at Mt. Zion AME Church with Rev. George A. Hardy officiating. Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Central. Arrangements by Roy Mizell & Kurtz Funeral Home. ...

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