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Congresswoman Wilson invited to testify at U.S. Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing, ‘Haiti: Is U.S. AID Effective?’

Congresswoman Wilson invited to testify at U.S. Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing, ‘Haiti: Is U.S. AID Effective?’ ...

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Teacher of the Year Candidate Infected With HIV Indicted for Sex With Children

By Ruth Manuel-Logan Philip Burns (pictured), a former elementary school teacher of the year who was arrested last November, was recently indicted for child molestation, according to prosecutors. A five-count indictment filed Wednesday charged the HIV-positive Burns with child molestation, aggravated child molestation, reckless conduct, child enticement and criminal solicitation, according to WALB News 10. ...

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Who Is Benjamin Crump?

Here is Benjamin Crump talking about Marlon Brown on CNN in September:Benjamin Crump is an attorney from Florida who represents Trayvon Martin‘s family and is an advocate for civil rights. He is partner in his own law firm in Tallahassee, Florida, Parks & Crump, LLC, according to his official website.   Over the years, he has represented victims and their families in a number of other high-profile cases ...

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President Obama issues debt-ceiling warning

President Barack Obama sounded a stern warning Tuesday about the consequences to the nation if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling. ...

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And the beat of the drum continues

Last week the world said a heartfelt farewell to a Civil Rights icon. Mrs. Evelyn Lowey was the devoted and loving wife of the Rev. Joseph Lowery. ...

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An American promise shines at the 2013 New York Film Festival

American Promise is the modern-day bookend to a movie like 12..., as it focuses on how the African American middle class makes tough decisions about education. Other NYFF films brought attention to topical matters or entertained audiences. ...

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Justice Department will sue N.C. over new voting laws

Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to sue North Carolina over restrictive, new voting laws that critics say will suppress the minority vote. ...

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HBCUs must adapt to teach the 21st Century students

As historically Black colleges and universities adapt to the rapidly changing educational landscape, advocates say that collaborative partnerships in business, in the community, and on campus will be needed to ensure that HBCUs survive and thrive in the 21st century ...

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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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