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Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history
By April 18, 2014 Read More →

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history Newseum in Washington, D.C. captures the triumphs and tragedies in year-long exhibit By D. Kevin McNeir Museums have changed over the years, evolving from places where only paintings and statues were displayed to expansive spaces where history is retold in plush theaters, through widescreen televised reports, […]

Obama’s new “initiative” hopes to improve odds for minority boys
By March 11, 2014 Read More →

Obama’s new “initiative” hopes to improve odds for minority boys

Obama’s new “initiative” hopes to improve odds for minority boys President says he will continue project even after leaving the White House By D. Kevin McNeir Few would deny that the many challenges facing young Black and brown boys in America are often overwhelming. From inequities in education to poverty, inadequate health care or a […]

Obama Curbs Spying on Foreign Nationals Overseas
By January 19, 2014 Read More →

Obama Curbs Spying on Foreign Nationals Overseas

WASHINGTON – In a highly anticipated speech on Friday, President Barack Obama introduced a series of reforms that will place new limits and safeguards on U.S. intelligence gathering, including additional protections for foreign nationals overseas. By Ramy Srour After weathering months of new disclosures and increasingly strident public criticism about the extent of U.S. spying, […]

‘Let the Crime Spree Begin’: How Fraud Flourishes in Medicare’s Drug Plan
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

‘Let the Crime Spree Begin’: How Fraud Flourishes in Medicare’s Drug Plan

With just a handful of prescriptions to his name, psychiatrist Ernest Bagner III was barely a blip in Medicare’s vast drug program in 2009. But the next year he began churning them out at a furious rate. Not just the psych drugs expected in his specialty, but expensive pills for asthma and high cholesterol, heartburn and […]

By November 12, 2013 Read More →

New Chapter in Naval Warfare

The U.S. has christened its next-generation aircraft carrier, the nuclear-powered USS Gerald R. Ford, which can operate with fewer personnel, is designed for combat in unconventional conflict and will be able to launch drones when it becomes operational in 2016. Correspondent Luis Ramirez has more. Source: VOA

Obama wins: Congress passes deal
By October 17, 2013 Read More →

Obama wins: Congress passes deal

The US Congress has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risked default. The Democratic-controlled Senate’s bipartisan compromise won approval by 81 votes to 18. The deal was then passed by 285-144 in the House of Representatives, whose Republican leadership begrudgingly agreed […]

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Cory Booker wins Senate seat in New Jersey
By October 17, 2013 Read More →

Cory Booker wins Senate seat in New Jersey

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has won a special election to represent New Jersey in the US Senate. Mr Booker, 44, is projected to beat Republican Steve Lonegan in a race to replace Senator Frank Lautenberg, a Democrat who died in June. With 75% of precincts reporting, Mr Booker led Mr Lonegan by 56% to 43%. […]

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Former NYPD Sergeant Questions Sister’s Killing by Police in Washington
By October 5, 2013 Read More →

Former NYPD Sergeant Questions Sister’s Killing by Police in Washington

NEW YORK — Police in Washington could have avoided shooting dead a woman pursued by officers in a car chase that led to the lockdown of the Capitol this week, the driver’s sister, former New York police sergeant Valarie Carey, said late on Friday. The family of Miriam Carey, whose one-year-old daughter Erica was in […]

Attempted Attack On White House Ends after Chase, Shootout At Capitol
By October 4, 2013 Read More →

Attempted Attack On White House Ends after Chase, Shootout At Capitol

A sudden attempt by an unidentified woman to attack the White House has ended following a high-speed chase and exchange of gunfire near the U.S. Capitol, police and Secret Service sources said this afternoon. By Nathan James The chain of events began at approximately 2 PM local time, when a woman tried to ram her […]

Mandela Statue Unveiled in Washington
By September 22, 2013 Read More →

Mandela Statue Unveiled in Washington

A statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela was unveiled Saturday outside the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C., the site where four protestors were arrested in 1984 — an event credited with spurring anti-apartheid sanctions against South Africa. The 3 meter statue, a replica of the sculpture outside the gates of Drakenstein Correctional […]

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