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‘Fiscal cliff’ might push poor, Blacks over the edge

If Republicans and Democrats don’t reach a 12th hour deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” many lower-and middle-income families will feel deep pain, according to analysis by economists and respected think tanks. ...

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The woman whose boyfriend killed her after she confessed to having HIV

Cicely Bolden had s*x with Larry Dunn, and Dunn says that the woman didn’t tell him that she was HIV-positive until after the two had intercourse ...

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Pagedale unveils first-ever bank

“This is a great day for the City of Pagedale,” Mayor Carter said. “This means convenience for our residents because they can now bank right in their own city at a financial institution with a long history of excellent service.” ...

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It’s official: President Obama is the most threatened President in history

Since President Obama took office, the rate of threats has increased 400 percent. The nature of most of the threats to the President is kept quiet so as not to trigger potential copycat assassins ...

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U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge Elected Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have elected U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D., Ohio), the CBC’s chair for the 113th Congress, which will be in session the next two years ...

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UN Ambassador Susan E. Rice

Representative Marcia Fudge, the newly-elected chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, says politically-inspired charges that United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice ...

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Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus expresses disappointment in Jackson’s resignation

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said in a statement that he was disappointed U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., resigned from Congress, but Cleaver said he respected Jackson’s decision to focus on his health and family. ...

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NAACP supports Wilmington Ten petition

The national NAACP has now joined its North Carolina conference of chapters in supporting pardons of innocence for the Wilmington Ten ...

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First Lady Michelle Obama greeted the official White House Christmas Tree, which arrived via horse-drawn carriage ...

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