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Does President Obama have Black folks back?

President Obama’s re-election campaign will launch its first radio ad targeting the African American community this week. The 60 second ad is focused on getting the African American community to stand with the president, and get engaged in the election process. ...

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Doubly Proud Thurston

Florida State Representative Perry Thurston and his wife Dawn are proud of their children Alison who just graduated from Princeton University in New Jersey, while son Trey graduated from South Plantation High School. ...

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Medical student honored as minority scholar by American Medical Association Foundation

Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews, a formerly underserved Medicaid patient who has just completed her first year at the Florida State University College of Medicine, is one of 13 recipients of a 2012 Minority Scholars Award from the American Medical Association Foundation. She will receive a $10,000 scholarship. ...

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Most universities asking for full 15 percent tuition hike

All but two of 11 state universities will ask the Florida Board of Governors for a 15 percent tuition increase this year, bucking Gov. Rick Scott’s push to hold down the cost of a college education. ...

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Winning the fight against HIV in children

Over thirty years ago, when the fight against HIV first began, the outlook for tackling the pandemic was bleak. Across the world, AIDS was seen as a death sentence. Within just a few years, it had devastated communities from the United States to South Africa. ...

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Tamara Taylor: Actor, Activist

One in a weekly series about the Black AIDS Institute’s Greater Than AIDS ambassadors, who are using their VIP status in Black America to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS ...

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Student Loans Plus Limited Jobs Equals Trouble

[caption id="attachment_372" align="alignleft" width="300"] Amber Newman[/caption] Akeya Dickson NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When she graduated from the University of Iowa two years ago with a major in elementary education, Amber Newman envisioned standing in front of a class of bright, energetic youngsters and providing them with the solid educational base that would help them become ...

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Racial Profiling is on ‘Steroids’

“Well, who are they coming to get now?” That’s what Norman Murray thought as police officers ran in his direction with guns drawn. Murray, a native Washingtonian ...

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Zimmerman Released From Jail

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., was released from jail on bond shortly after midnight Monday morning ...

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Zimmerman’s Self-Defense Claim Questionable

George Zimmerman’s claim that he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense during a scuffle in Sanford, Fla. has continued to unravel, even as the shooter’s relatives have gone on TV ...

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