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Obama to Delay Immigration Policy Shift Until After Nov. Elections
By September 6, 2014 Read More →

Obama to Delay Immigration Policy Shift Until After Nov. Elections

President Barack Obama will delay action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, news reports said Saturday, a decision aimed at helping some embattled Democrats avoid the highly-politicized issue in their re-election campaigns.

Another American dies fighting for ISIS
By September 4, 2014 Read More →

Another American dies fighting for ISIS

It is difficult for Goth Ali to believe the man he sees in shaky and grainy social media videos is the same one he has known for almost a decade – Abdirahmaan Muhumed.

US Attorney General to visit Ferguson
By August 20, 2014 Read More →

US Attorney General to visit Ferguson

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to be in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday, site of violent protests following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Holder is due to meet with community leaders, FBI investigators and federal civil rights officials to discuss the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown […]

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African Union Official Anticipates Stronger Ties at US-Africa Summit
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

African Union Official Anticipates Stronger Ties at US-Africa Summit

A senior official of the African Union said next month’s US-Africa Summit in Washington should provide Africa and the United States an opportunity to enter into a strategic partnership.

Obama: University Students Deserve Financial Break
By June 9, 2014 Read More →

Obama: University Students Deserve Financial Break

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama says graduating university students should be allowed to refinance their education loans in order to help free them from heavy debt. In his weekly Saturday address, Obama said he would like to see legislation passed to help the students. He supports legislation coming up for debate soon in the […]

Landmark Desegregation Ruling Marks 60th Anniversary
By May 16, 2014 Read More →

Landmark Desegregation Ruling Marks 60th Anniversary

WASHINGTON — Sixty years ago, the highest court in the United States changed the face of education. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. By Deborah Block At the time of the ruling many school systems — especially in the southern states — had separate […]

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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 […]