today in black history

April 16, 2014

President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation ending slavery in the District of Columbia on this date in 1862.

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President's Weekly Address - 4/05/14

The President details the budget proposal he has put forward.

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President's Weekly Address - 3/22/14

Extending opportunity for women in the economy.

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President's Weekly Address - 3/15/14

The President calls for strengthening overtime pay protections.

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President's Weekly Address - 3/8/14

Pushing Congress to raise the minimum wage for American workers.

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President's Weekly Address - 3/1/14

A new initiative to fund transformative infrastructure jobs.

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President's Weekly Address - 2/22/14

A call on Congress to raise the minimum wage for American workers.

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President's Weekly Address - 2/15/14

Calling on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage.

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President's Weekly Address - 2/8/14

A commitment to expanding opportunity for all Americans.

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President's Weekly Address - 02/01/14

The focus of this week's address is restoring opportunity for all.

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President's Weekly Address - 1/25/14

The President calls for action to end sexual assaults women in college.

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President's Weekly Address - 1/18/14

Working to expand opportunities for the middle class in 2014.

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President's Weekly Address 1/11/14

A call for immediate action to extend unemployment benefits.

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President's Weekly Address - 1/4/14

Calling on Congress to extend emergency unemployment insurance.

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President's Weekly Address -12/28/13

President and First Lady Michelle Obama offer holiday greetings.

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President's Weekly Address - 12/21/13

Highlights of the bipartisan budget agreement reached with Congress.

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President's Weekly Address - 12/14/13

Marking the one year anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy.

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President's Weekly Address - 12/7/13

President Obama urges Congress to extend unemployment benefits.

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President's Weekly Address - 11/23/13

Finding common ground to keep the economy moving and growing.

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President's Weekly Address - 11/16/13

Progress on developing energy independence in America.

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President's Weekly Address - 11/09/13

President Obama salutes America's military veterans.

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President's Weekly Address - 11/2/13

We need a budget that reflects the priorities of our nation.

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President's Weekly Address - 10/26/13

The President discusses the Affordable Care Act.

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President's Weekly Address - 10/19/13

The President discusses the end of the government shutdown.

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President's Weekly Address - 10/14/13

The President details his efforts to end the government shutdown.

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President's Weekly Address - 10/5/13

The President calls out House Republicans on the government shutdown.

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President's Weekly Address - 9/30/13

Averting a government shutdown and implementing health care reform.

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President's Weekly Address - 9/21/13

President Obama calls on Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

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President's Weekly Address - 9/14/13

The President discusses a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis.

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President's Weekly Address - 9/7/13

The President makes his case for U.S. military action in Syria.

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President's Weekly Address - 8/31/13

The President reflects on the significance of Labor Day.

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President's Weekly Address - 8/24/13

President Obama focuses on making college affordable.

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President's Weekly Address - 8/17/13

The President discusses implementing the Affordable Care Act.

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President's Weekly Address - 8/10/13

Reshaping the housing market to help the middle class.

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President's Weekly Address - 8/3/13

The President discusses his economic plan.

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President's Weekly Address - 7/27/13

A good job, a home, quality education and health care define middle class.

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President's Weekly Address - 7/13/13

An opportunity to pass bipartisan immigration reform.

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President's Weekly Address - 7/6/13

The President commemorates Independence Day.

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President's Weekly Address - 6/29/13

Confronting the growing threat of climate change to our nation.

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President's Weekly Address - 6/15/13

Celebrating Father's Day weekend.

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President's Weekly Address - 6/8/13

The President urges the Senate to pass immigration reform legislation.

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President's Weekly Address - 6/1/13

Economy is moving but Congress needs to take action to keep momentum.

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President's Weekly Address - 5/25/13

The President remembers our nation's fallen heroes this Memorial Day.

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President's Weekly Address - 5/18/13

The President discusses the importance of building a strong middle class.

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President's Weekly Address - 5/11/13

The President addresses efforts to grow the housing market.

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President's Weekly Address - 5/4/13

The President speaks to the need to reform the nation's immigration system.

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President's Weekly Address - 4/29/13

The President calls on Congress to work on a deficit reduction plan.

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President's Weekly Address - 4/20/13

America stands with the city of Boston.

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President's Weekly Address - 4/6/13

President Obama discusses his plan for deficit reduction.

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President's Weekly Address - 3/30/13

The President offers Easter and Passover greetings.

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President's Weekly Address - 3/23/13

The President reiterates his call to reinstate an assault weapons ban.

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President's Weekly Address - 3/16/13

Time for a new approach to energy independence.

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President's Weekly Address - 3/9/13

President urges Congress to end the sequester.

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President's Weekly Address - 3/2/13

The President calls on Congress to compromise on sequester.

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President's Weekly Address - 2/23/13

Congress must act now to prevent the budget sequestration.

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President's Weekly Address - 2/16/13

The President urges fast action on his economic proposals.

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President's Weekly Address - 2/9/13

An appeal to Congress to avoid automatic and harmful spending cuts.

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President's Weekly Address - 2/2/13

Seeking a balanced approach to deficit reduction and economic growth.

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President's Weekly Address

The President discusses two of his recent nominations.

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President's Weekly Address

The President discusses ending the war in Afghanistan.

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President's Weekly Address

The President looks forward to working with the 113th Congress.

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President's Weekly Address

The President urges Congress to protect the middle class.

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President's Weekly Address

The President and First Lady extend holiday greetings.

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President's Weekly Address

The nation mourns the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings.

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President's Weekly Address - 12/8/12

A call for a balanced approach to reducing the nation's deficit.

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President's Weekly Address -12/1/12

Pushing Congress to immediately extend middle class tax cuts.

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President's Weekly Address - 11/17/12

The President urges Congress to work with him to protect the middle class.

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President's Weekly Address - 11/10/12

The President calls on Congress to extend middle class tax cuts.

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President's Weekly Address - 11/3/12

Rebuilding and recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

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President's Weekly Address - 10/27/12

A new consumer watchdog agency is created to protect the public.

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President's Weekly Address - 10/20/12

We need Congress to help responsible homeowners refinance their homes.

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President's Weekly Address - 10/13/12

Rescuing the auto industry and saving 1 million American jobs.

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President's Weekly Address - 10/6/12

Congress should work to cut taxes and red tape to spur the economy.

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President's Weekly Address - 9/28/12

A call for Congress to help homeowners who are struggling.

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President's Weekly Address - 9/22/12

House of Representatives leaves town and unfinished business behind.

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President's Weekly Address -9/8/12

Remembering the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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President's Weekly Address - 8/11/12

Calling for an all-hands on deck response to help drought stricken areas.

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President's Weekly Address - 11/12/11

President Obama honors America's veterans in his weekly address.

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President's Weekly Address - 7/16/11

President Obama lays out his principles for deficit negotiations.

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President's Weekly Address - 5/21/11

The President discusses the need to reform the No Child Left Behind Act.

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VIDEO: State of the Union 2010

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address.

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VIDEO: Kecia's Law -11

One woman's view of the top legal issues in the news

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President's Weekly Address - 7/20/13

The confirmation of Rich Cordray to lead the new consumer protection bureau.

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Today in Black America - April 16

The top stories in the nation's press for April 16, 2014.

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President's Weekly Address- 04/12/14

The President calls for equal pay for equal work.

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Community Health Centers fill Void

Centers can provide services to those who remain uninsured.

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New Casey Report on Racial Barriers

Race for Results describes challenges facing Black children.

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College Athletes Can Form Union

N.L.R.B. ruling is game changer for student athletes.

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Health Care Deadline Looms

A consumer guide to the March 31 Affordable Care Act deadline.

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Civil Wrongs in Education

Public education shaping up as civil rights battleground for 21st century.

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Obama Launches My Brother's Keeper

President Obama launches initiative for young men of color.

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Policy Notes

A look at public policy specifically affecting Black Americans.

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Private Option for Medicaid a Threat?

Health care centers raise concerns.

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State of the Union

The full text of the President's State of the Union Address.

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Affordable Care Act & HIV Care

Health law inspires hopes but also worry among those with HIV.

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Mental Health Fix Unfulfilled

Despite multiple shootings, little has been done to address mental health.

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Remembering Mandela

World wide media coverage of the passing of Nelson Mandela.

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

The world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela.

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Consumers Fear Loss of Health Coverage

Some consumers fear loss of health coverage in the new year.

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CA trips up Poor Patients

State mistakenly sends out letters with incorrect info on Medicaid.

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Health Safety Net Still Matters

Prevention programs help those without insurance.

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Enough is anti-Violence Plea

Minister Thomas Ellis is working to save the community from itself.

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Quiet (White) Riots

Is race at the root of riots by white youth or is it a function of their age?

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Leadership Newark Summit

First annual policy summit on Newark convenes Saturday.

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Prevention for Profit

Questions raised about some health screenings.

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Grambling Players Protest

The letter from Grambling's football team to the university administration.

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Black Buying Power

Nielsen data shows the unrealized power of Black consumers.

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Clock Ticking on Health Care Website

How long does the White House have to fix the health care website?

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Brokers Frustrated with Health Rollout

Online insurance brokers are stymied selling health care policies.

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1% of Patients, 21% of Health Spending

The costliest 1% of patients drive 21% of health care spending.

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Anti-Violence Rally Set for Newark

Groups come together to focus on curtailing violence in Newark.

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Nation's Papers Take on Shutdown

How some of the nation's newspapers view the government shutdown.

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No Ransom demands President

President Obama sends a clear message to House GOP.

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Morgan J-School Opens in Style

University president announces major grant from the Knight Foundation.

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Morgan State Celebrates New J-School

Baltimore Black College launches new era for Black journalism students.

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KY Confused over Obamacare

Politics and misinformation hamper health care rollout in Kentucky.

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Government Shutdown Near

Poisonous partisan politics threatens to shutdown US government.

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FAQ: Health Care Exchanges

Answers to frequently asked questions about the new health care exchanges.

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President to address Black Caucus tonight

Black lawmakers to welcome Obama against backdrop of despair.

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Long-Term Care Panel Issues Report

Commission releases long-term health care proposals.

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President's Address on Syria

President Obama's address to the nation on the Syrian crisis.

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War Games

Will Obama legacy be swept away by Syrian misadventure?

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Economy Devastates Young Black Men

Report details how Black males have been overwhelmed by recession.

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Stamp Issued for ’63 March

U.S. Postal Service issues commemorative stamp to honor event.

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@The March

Circle of Hope video crew chats with March on Washington participants.

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@The March

Our youth video team talks to March on Washington participants.

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@The March

Our youth video team talks to Dick Gregory and Martin Luther King, III.

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Minimal Health Plans Survive

Under Obamacare low cost and minimal health plans survive.

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@The March

Our Circle of Hope video squad was on the ground at the March on Washington.

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MSNBC_Up with Steve Kornacki

Walter Fields discusses the true legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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MSNBC_Up with Steve Kornacki

A look at the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington.

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Circle of Hope @ the March

Our Next Generation video crew is on the ground in Washington, DC.

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Today in Black America

Coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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What America Heard but what Martin Said

It’s time to "hear" the “Dream” speech.

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Black Life in 1963

50th anniversary march recalls the depths of Black struggle in the 1960s.

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Bloomberg Rebuffed on Stop and Frisk

Judge deems NYPD policy violated civil rights; orders federal monitor.

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FCC Caps Prison Phone Rates

High fees hampered family support of the incarcerated.

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Student Loan Changes Hit HBCUs

Black colleges scramble as new student loan rules impact students.

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Poor Can Skirt Health Care Restrictions

The poor have a way around states that don't expand Medicaid.

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Employer Mandate Delay

Q&A on the postponed implementation of the employer mandate in health care.

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Hospitals might see Stars

Hospitals may soon receive rankings based upon their quality of care.

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Newark Hits Streets in Protest

Local community group mobilizes protest against Zimmerman verdict.

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Reaction to the Zimmerman Verdict

Reaction from various organizations to the Zimmerman verdict.

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Delay in Employer Health Mandate

White House delays employer health care mandate for one year.

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What to the Slave is the 4th of July?

Our annual celebration of Frederick Douglass' historic speech.

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Person of the Week: Sheriff C.T. Woody

Wearing a badge and having a heart, and helping the community.

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Back to States Rights

The Supreme Court kills 5 decades of progress on racial justice.

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Kids Dental Care might Fall Short

Provisions in health care law might not provide sufficient coverage.

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Special: Book Review

A review of two books by contributors Pearl Saad and Mel Shaw.

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Seniors Scammed on Health Care

Seniors are falling victim to healthcare scams.

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The Future of HBCUs

N.C. A&T's win in NCAA hoops tourney shines light on Black colleges.

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Sequestration Health Care Cuts

The possible cuts to health care if sequestration takes full effect.

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Florida's Medicaid Experiment

In a reversal, the governor seeks controversial Medicaid expansion.

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Health Care Cuts Loom

Sequestration could trigger cuts in some vital health programs.

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Repeat Hospital Visits Don't Lower Deaths

New study finds readmissions aren't linked to fewer deaths.

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State of the Union Text

Remarks delivered by President Obama on February 13, 2013.

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Introducing Saad and Shaw

We welcome two new contributors to the NorthStar News family.

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Seniors affected by Medicare Opt-Out

Seniors poor health and private Medicare opt-out linked.

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Fighting Sickle Cell Stereotypes

Racial stereotyping hampers emergency room care.

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President's Remarks on Immigration Reform

Remarks by President Obama on immigration reform proposals.

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GOP Attacks on Health Care Weaken

Republican attacks on health law weakening.

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MLK Day

AFSCME documentary on the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike.

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The Inaugural Address

The text of President Barack H. Obama's Inaugural Address.

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Inauguration Day

The second inaugural address of President Barack H. Obama.

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President Outlines Gun Violence Proposals

Transcript of the January 16, 2013 press conference.

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ER's Tackling Flu Outbreak

The nation's emergency rooms are on the frontline against flu.

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Colleges Tackle Mental Health Issues

Campuses begin to assist students with mental health needs.

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Mental Health & Newtown

Connecticut tragedy raises profile of mental health in America.

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Merry Christmas

Seasons greetings from NorthStarNews.com.

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Diversity in Elder Care

As population diversifies, rethinking how we care for elderly.

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When Doctors Age

Aging physicians are coming under greater srcutiny

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A Black Agenda for a Second Term

African-American organizations coalesce around common agenda.

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Nov. Jobs Report Positive Trends

Black unemployment down for women, men & teenagers.

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Health Care over the Cliff?

The consequences for health care if the nation goes over fiscal cliff.

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Avoiding Return Hospital Visits

Hospitals working to ward off patient return visits.

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Health Benefits Outlined

The administration releases regulations for new health care law.

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NYC Hospitals KO'd by Sandy

Several New York City hospitals remain closed after Hurricane Sandy.

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President's Press Conference

Video of President Obama's White House press conference

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An Agenda worth Fighting For

Second Obama term gives possibilities for real policy shifts

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States get Health Care Reprieve

White House extends deadline for states to establish insurance exchanges.

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State of Black World Conference Kicks-Off

DC event takes place November 14-18

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Channeling 2016

Let the games begin in the countdown to 2016 election.

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Making the case for Middle Class

President lays out his position on reducing the nation's deficit.

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2012 Election’s Biggest Losers

Mitt Romney wasn’t the only loser on election night.

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Health Care Law is Election Winner

Affordable Care Act saved by Obama win.

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Obama Wins! First Glance

We are not a divided nation; an emerging new Republic shows up.

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Endorsements of President Obama

Newspaper endorsements of President Obama for re-election.

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Obama for President

We endorse President Obama without reservation or hesitation.

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What you can do for Election Day

A few simple things you can do to support President Obama's re-election.

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Obama Floors Romney

The President batters the Republican nominee senseless in final debate.

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Patients Returning Home

Federal program helps nursing home patients return to their community.

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The Final Debate

Foreign policy is the topic tonight at Lynn University in Florida.

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Debate touches Health Care

The presidential debate showcased the candidates views on health care.

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The President Showed Up

There was no mistake the commander-in-chief was at the debate at Hofstra.

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Round II for Candidates

The President needs to keep epic Ali-Frazier battles in mind tonight.

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Biden in Relief

Biden is being counted on to reclaim the Obama advantage in tonight’s debate.

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Film Challenges Climate Skeptics

Award winning documentary set to premier at U.N. Association Film Festival.

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When Medicare Deadline Looms

Patients and family members face critical decisions.

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Obama v. Romney Debate Challenges

Candidates will try to put each other on the defense tonight in Denver.

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Debate Flashback: Obama v. McCain

View the first presidential debate of 2008 campaign.

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State Action on Health Care

States are moving ahead defining essential health benefits under new law.

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Younger Americans like Ryan Medicare Plan

The Paul Ryan Medicare plan is better received by younger Americans.

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Public focuses on Student Achievement

Teacher performance and school atmosphere are seen as keys.

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Candidates Differ on Medicare

Obama and Ryan offered different visions during AARP convention speeches.

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Many Seniors not College Ready

College Board reveals less than half of college bound seniors ready.

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Keeping Black Boys in School

New report details the epidemic in dropout rates for Black males.

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First Lady to speak at CBCF Dinner

Phoenix Awards Dinner concludes the 42nd CBCF Annual Conference.

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HBCU’s get DOE grants

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $227M grant to HBCUs.

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A Voting Rights Emergency

Alarm sounded on voter suppression as presidential election approaches.

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Medicaid Helps Formerly Incarcerated

Medicaid is helping clinic in D.C. care for the formerly incarcerated.

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CBCF ALC Kicks Off Wednesday

Legislative Conference of Hill’s Black Caucus Foundation kicks off Wednesday.

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President Obama on Poverty

Faith-based collaboration gets candidates’ views on poverty.

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Governor Romney on Poverty

Faith-based collaboration gets candidates’ views on poverty.

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Obama's Health Care Record

An examination of President Obama's record on health care.

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Romney's Health Care Record

An examination of Republican candidate Mitt Romney's record on health care.

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NC State Senator Don Davis

Our cameras caught up with one of North Carolina's rising political stars.

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With the People @DNC

Raw footage from the DNC, with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson at end of clip.

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Black Leaders @ DNC

Remarks of African-American leadership at the Democratic National Convention.

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On the Scene @ DNC

Our team chats with the public at the Democratic National Convention.

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The Man from Hope Delivers

Bill Clinton takes the stage and issues marching orders for his party.

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A Community Perspective

We visit one of Charlotte’s leading voices, Bishop Claude Alexander, Jr.

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Key Moments in Democratic Convention History

Blacks have played a pivotal role in Democratic Party politics.

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A Night to Remember

Michelle Obama makes it personal in her speech to convention delegates.

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DNC Agenda - September 5

The agenda for today's proceedings at the Democratic National Convention.

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Convention Flashback

Fannie Lou Hamer presses the Democratic Party on voting rights in 1964.

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DNC Kicks-Off

Activists kick-off activities as Democrats convene in Charlotte.

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First Came Rev. Phillips

Before Barack, a DC minister made history at a Democratic convention.

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DNC Agenda - September 4

The agenda for today's proceedings at the Democratic National Convention.

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Labor Day Special

The documentary on the 1968 AFSCME Memphis sanitation workers strike.

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Gaps in Men's Health Care under Law

The federal health care law has gaps in preventive coverage for men.

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For Dems, Showtime in Charlotte

Democrats assemble in Charlotte to nominate President Obama for a 2nd term.

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Black Males Education Summit

Videotape of the town hall with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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Hospitals Playing Dual Role

Hospitals are becoming insurers as well as providers of health care.

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Medicaid Patients left in Cold

New study reveals doctors won't see new Medicaid patients.

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Poor could be Health Care Casualty

The nation's poor could be casualties in the battle over health care.

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What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Frederick Douglass' masterful and bold Independence Day 1852 speech.

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Health Ruling Pressures States

Thursday's Supreme Court ruling puts pressure on states to act.

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Health Care Law Upheld

Chief Justice John Roberts sides with Supreme Court's liberal bloc.

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President Reacts to Court Ruling

President Obama's reaction to the Supreme Court health care ruling.

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Health Reforms will Survive Court Ruling

Key provisions of the Obama health care law will be sustained.

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New Colon Screenings

New screening tool could increase the use of virtual colonoscopies.

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ADP Reports Minor Jobs Boost

Numbers do not bode well for Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

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Keys to Fighting Obesity

Dcctors and insurers are key to combating obesity.

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Obama Speaks at Barnard

President Obama delivers the commencement address at Barnard College.

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Health Care out of Reach

New report signals health care is out of reach for millions of Americans.

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VIDEO: Obama in Afghanistan

President Obama travels to Afghanistan to sign strategic partnership pact.

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The Struggle to Care for the Poor

Nonprofit hospitals lacking in care for poor.

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Black Faith-Driven Politics

Black connectional denominations have potential to change course of community.

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Health Care Model Emerges

Accountable care organizations are springing up around the country.

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Zimmerman Charged

Killer of Trayvon Martin faces 2nd degree murder charges.

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Jobs Numbers Signal Tepid Recovery

A recovery, albeit a slow one for Black workers.

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Docs Fight Unneccessary Procedures

Take stand against unnecessary procedures for patients.

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ADP Reports 200K March Jobs

The ADP National Employment Report indicates a 209K job gain in March.

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It's Nation Time!

The documentary of the historic 1972 Gary Black political convention.

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Day 3: Health Care Review

Excerpts from oral argument before Supreme Court on Medicaid expansion.

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Day 2: Health Care Review

Excerpts from yesterday's Supreme Court hearing on health care reform law.

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What if Individual Mandate Falls?

The repercussions if the high Court invalidates health care mandate.

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High Court Health Law Review

Supreme Court set to consider fate of health care law March 26.

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227,000 New Jobs in February

Economy continues showing signs of full scale recovery.

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Job Growth Continues

ADP report for February shows 216,000 new jobs.

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President's Press Conference

The President held a press conference on March 6 to discuss various issues.

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Support for Contraceptives

A poll shows strong support for White House contraceptive plan.

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Black Economic Recovery Report

The Department of Labor tracks Black economic progress in recovery.

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Insurers open Health Stores

Health insurers are opening stores to market health care plans.

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Black History Revised

Claudette Colvin’s role in the civil rights movement deserves recognition.

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National Black History Museum

Groundbreaking for the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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ER Patients Charged Upfront

Hospitals are charging ER patients upfront for routine problems.

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Black History Revised

Barack Obama wasn’t the first Black man in the White House.

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Black History Revised

Black sailors rebel after Port Chicago munitions explosion kills hundreds.

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New Health Insurance Labels

Obama administration has unveiled new consumer health insurance labels.

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Friday Take-Out

Would Republicans trade Black people away if they had the chance?

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Black History Revised

The Orangeburg Massacre is one of our nation's most shameful incidents.

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Xavier Expands Course Offerings

New Orleans HBCU announces two new academic programs for Fall 2012.

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Black History Revised

Black college students took their concerns to Washington, DC in 1980.

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Children and Cholesterol Screening

Experts are divided over whether to recommend screening for children.

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Urban League hosts Census Forum

Video of National Urban League/Census Bureau forum on Blacks & 2010 Census.

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States face Health Law Deadlines

States are under pressure as health care law deadlines approach.

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January Jobs Numbers

Black unemployment down, 243,000 new jobs created in January.

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Black History Revised

Evidence points to Morgan State students starting lunch counter sit-in movement.

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ADP’s January Jobs Numbers

ADP National Employment Report shows 170,000 jobs gain in January.

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Blacks and State of the Union

Blacks pan speech for signs of policy solutions to pressing problems.

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Doubt on Health Care Ruling

New poll shows public thinks high Court will decide based on ideology.

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State of the Union Transcript

The transcript of the 2012 State of the Union Address.

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“Where Everybody Plays by the Rules”

President Obama calls for shared sacrifice in State of the Union Address.

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GOP Response to State of the Union

The official Republican response to the State of the Union Address.

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The Costs of Long-Term Care

Are you prepared to cover the costs and have coverage for long term care?

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Community Voices

Video from All Things Harlem of Michelle Alexander on the War on Drugs.

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CBC Chair Reacts to SOTU

Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver releases statement on State of the Union.

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CBC Focuses on Voter Suppression

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus address voting restrictions.

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State of the Union Address

President Obama will address Congress tonight at 9 pm.

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Analysis: After the Love Has Gone

The divorce between the Republican Party and Blacks is final.

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Group Heads to Haiti

Haiti Support Project issues statement on pilgrimage to assess recovery.

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Seeing Your Doctor's Notes

New technology allows patients to see their doctor's notes on care.

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Shaw Sets MLK Commemoration

Shaw University announces campus events to mark the MLK National Holiday.

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Health Care Spending Slowed in 2010

New HHS data reveals health care spending slowed down in 2010.

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Dec Jobs Numbers Trend Up

BLS reports a 200,000 jobs gain in the month of December.

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Health Care Disparities - 2012

A look at how health care disparities are impacted by health care law.

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ADP Reports 325K Dec. Jobs Gain

National Employment Report precedes tomorrow's BLS official numbers.

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Colleges Ready for MLK Week of Peace

New Orleans colleges prepare for Martin Luther King Week of Peace.

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Black Women & Obesity Epidemic

Half of African-American women are obese; a national health crisis.

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Health Insurance Denial

What to do when denied payment for billing by an out of state doctor.

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Bad Grades on Health Report Card

Report identifies preventable illnesses as a national crisis.

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Unemployment Drops to 8.6%

Good news on the economic front as monthly data shows signs of recovery.

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Positive Signs on Economy

ADP monthly jobs report indicates improved economic fortunes.

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Veterans' Health Challenge Colleges

Colleges face challenge when veterans with health issues enroll.

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Analysis: Deficit Panel’s Failure

President outmaneuvers GOP; forces deficit reduction and debate on taxes.

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Round 2 for Health Care Cuts

With a Supreme Court ruling and an election approaching, cuts are likely.

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Analysis: Supreme Court Health Law Review

The issues as stake as the high Court decides to rule on 2010 law.

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Funeral Service to Bury HIV/AIDS

A mock funeral will send the message that it’s time to bury disease.

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Is Walmart eyeing Health Care Market?

Nation's largest retailer may be looking to enter health care market.

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New Poll gives voice to Millennials

Dēmos poll provides insight into thoughts and concerns of young adults.

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Bowie extends Global Reach

Bowie State University works to increase international partnerships.

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States Extend Access to CHIPS

Low-income state employees gain access to child health care program.

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Shaw Scholarship Honors Late Educator

The late Vernon Malone, a former Shaw Trustee and state legislator is honored.

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Modest Job Growth in October

Slight drop in unemployment first decrease since July.

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ADP Reports Jobs Gain in October

Payroll giant reports a gain of 110,000 jobs in October prior to BLS data.

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Billions spent on Unnecessary Treatments

$6.8 Billion spent yearly on 12 unnecessary tests and treatments.

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Will NCAA Rule Change affect HBCUs?

New Division I rules could impact sports at Black colleges.

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CBO Report Reveals Income Inequality

New report echoes Occupy Wall Street on growing income disparity.

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Groups Embrace 'Obamacare' Label

Two nonprofit groups turn Republican mocking into a positive brand.

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Bowie State Sexual Violence Conference

Event will focus on developing campus sexual assault policies.

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States Limit Medicaid Coverage

States are limiting hospital coverage in search of savings.

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U.S. Troops to Leave Iraq

President announces all troops to leave by end of the year.

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Defict Panel Could Gut Health Programs

Super Committee could end up cutting vital programs.

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We Will Overcome

President Obama's remarks at the Martin Luther King Memorial dedication.

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Disparities in Health Care Continue

New report reveals continued health care disparities in the U.S.

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Presidential Press Conference on Jobs

The President held a press conference to discuss jobs package.

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Issue in 2012 Remains Race

The great coded debate of 2012 masks the nation's racial insecurities.

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Memphis Churches Deliver Health Care

Area churches team with the Methodist Le Bonheur hospital system.

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Cost of Employer Insurance Plans Surge

A new survey details that employer health plan costs surged this year.

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Obama Proposes Health Care Cuts

President proposes $320 billion in cuts in Medicare and Medicaid.

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VIDEO: Proposed Health Care Cuts

Video of President Obama announcing proposed cuts in health care spending.

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Speaker Boehner's jobs agenda

House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) offers his jobs creation plan.

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Don't sit on sidelines in jobs debate

Make your voice heard on the debate in Washington D.C. on creating jobs.

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Clyburn on Deficit Super Committee

Statement of Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)on deficit panel.

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Black Leaders React to Jobs Plan

A snapshot of reaction by Black leaders to the President's jobs plan.

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Health Insurers Deny Coverage

Health Insurers deny coverage to many who apply for individual policies.

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“They don’t care about politics”

Puts onus on Congress to move past political rhetoric and pass jobs act.

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President Lays Out Jobs Plan

Video from the President's speech before a joint session of Congress.

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Chisholm Commission Presses Black Jobs Plan

Group calls on President Obama for targeted effort on Black joblessness.

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August Jobs Report Pretext for Speech

The August employment report serves as pretext for President’s address.

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President Set to Address Jobs Crisis

With his poll numbers suffering, the President will lay out jobs plan.

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ER visits stress Medicaid Budgets

Over use of emergency room care is stressing state Medicaid budgets.

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Racial Differences on Civil Rights

Political differences driven by opposing opinions on role of government.

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Legal Challenges to Health Law

A recent court ruling adds to a number of legal challenges to new law.

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HBCU’s Seek Equity

Litigation in Maryland has wider implication for nation’s Black colleges.

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No Good News for Black Workers

Day after market plunge, jobs numbers are slightly better for July.

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Say it Shay!

Bringing the perspective of the hip-hop generation to our audience.

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ADP July Numbers Out

Monthly employment report reflects sputtering economy.

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Deficit. Round Two.

The deficit agreement compromise puts parties on collision course.

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Health Costs to Double

Nation's health care bill to nearly double by 2020.

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Budget Control Act of 2011

Key provisions of the deficit legislation signed by President Obama.

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Obama Signs Deficit Plan

The President reacts after the Senate passed the deficit compromise.

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President OKs Deficit Deal

President Obama speaks in support of deficit deal on July 31, 2011.

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Tea Party Risks Default

House conservatives are putting politics above national interest.

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Falling Farther Behind

The Great Recession and housing bust has pushed Blacks to the brink.

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Presidential Address

Text of President Obama's address from the East Room of the White House.

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President Seeks Deficit Compromise

Video of last night's presidential address from the White House.

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USPS Honors John Johnson

The Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring founder of Ebony and Jet.

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Obama Makes Appeal

With the clock ticking, the President pushes Congress to make deal.

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Curbing Health Care Costs

Experts discuss ways to curb health care costs.

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Presidential Press Conference

A press briefing was held to discuss the breakdown in deficit talks.

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Health Law Bolsters School Clinics

New health care law funds in-school clinics.

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Remarks on Deficit

Transcript of the President's remarks from July 15 press conference.

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Presidential Press Conference

Video of the President's press conference on the deficit.

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New Health Rules Unveiled

HHS Secretary unveils new health insurance exchange rules.

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ADP Reports June Jobs Gain

Payroll giant reports June jobs increase ahead of BLS report tomorrow.

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A Plan for Nation's Wellness

Chronic disease management a key to lowering healthcare costs.

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Obama Health Strategy

Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin appeared on C-SPAN to lay out plan.

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What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Our annual tribute to one of our nation's greatest leaders.

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Black Music Month - 2011

We end Black Music Month with an anthem for the ages.

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The Ed Tech Boom

ISTE conference in Philadelphia draws educators and tech firms.

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Dead End for Black Boys?

College Board reports unemployment, death, incarceration likely.

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HBCU’s Technology Frontier

Technology conference to feature session for Black colleges.

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Obama Announces Afghanistan Plan

The President provided details on the plan to withdraw troops.

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Afghanistan Pullout

The text of the President's speech on the Afghanistan troops withdrawal.

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Health Care Update

A special update on budget negotiations on Capitol Hill.

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Black Music Month - 2011

A classic empowerment theme from Sly and the Family Stone.

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Black Music Month - 2011

Common sends a positive message about the strength of our community.

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Redefining Work

President points to high-tech but has huge job hole to fill.

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Black Music Month - 2011

Lamont Dozier performs a classic 1970's Watergate era protest song.

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Hidden Costs of Health Care

Out of network ambulance rides can mean out of pocket expense.

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New Report on Black Labor Force

The Department of Labor issues a special report on Black labor force.

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Doctors of the Night

Hospitals are employing new methods to address nighttime trends.

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Black Music Month - 2011

We continue our salute with a classic written by Donny Hathaway.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming conferences and events you should mark on your calendar.

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IBW Hosts Forum on Drug Policy

Rev. Jesse Jackson to highlight examination of the failed “War on Drugs.”

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A New Dietary Guideline

The federal government introduces a new guideline for healthy eating.

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CBC Fall Conference Set

Black Caucus Foundation announces annual fall conference.

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Black Music Month - 2011

The classic "Wake Up Everybody" by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.

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Black Unemployment 2X Whites

The Black unemployment rate is once again twice that of whites.

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Bleak May Jobs Report

ADP’s National Employment Report predicts dismal May employment report.

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Health Law's Prevention Benefits

The new health care law provides benefits for some preventive care.

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Black Music Month - 2011

June is Black Music Month and we honor pioneering Black artists.

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Xavier Selects New Dean

Business Chair tabbed to head College of Arts & Sciences.

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MD Leads on Health Reform

State Health Secretary details Maryland's efforts at health reform.

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States Cutback HIV Programs

States feeling budget crunch cutback on HIV programs for patients.

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Brown’s Enduring Legacy

Brown decision casts shadow on current education reform efforts.

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Improving Care for Detroit's Poor

Wayne State professor works to expand health care coverage.

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Voices of Detroit Initiative

Interview with Dr. Herbert Smitherman of the Voice of Detroit project.

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April Jobs Numbers Out

Bureau of Labor Statistics report points to Black economic crisis.

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All Shaw Seniors in Commencement

Shaw University will allow all seniors to attend Commencement.

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ADP Reports Jobs Bump

Payroll giant releases April numbers in anticipation of BLS report.

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Forum to Critique Malcolm X Bio

Panel to dissect the latest work on the life of iconic figure.

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Shaw on Road to Recovery

Shaw University is working to recover from devastating tornado.

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"Justice Has Been Done"

President Obama announced U.S. forces have killed Osama bin Laden.

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White House Briefing on bin Laden

Text of the White House briefing on the killing of Osama bin Laden.

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Michigan Gov Sets Education Agenda

Gov. Rick Snyder proposes massive school restructuring in Michigan.

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GOP Medicare Plan Losing Seniors Support

Survey by Kaiser Family Foundation tracks seniors skepticism.

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Bowie State Sets Commencement

Noted Baltimore clergyman Dr. Frank Reid picked as commencement speaker

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HHS Looks at Health Disparities

HHS official addresses efforts to close health disparities.

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Shaw President on Storm Damage

Shaw University President addresses storm damage to the HBCU campus.

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Health Care Centers Face Demands

Community centers could see jump in caseloads under health-care law.

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President's Remarks on Deficit

Text of the President's remarks at George Washington University.

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Obama Unveils Deficit Strategy

In a speech at George Washington University, President lays out vision.

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Obama Announces 2012 Bid

The President formally announces his bid for re-election.

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Blacks Still Feeling Jobs Pinch

April jobs number up but Blacks still disproportionately unemployed.

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President's Speech on Libya

President Obama's address on the U.S. role in Libya.

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Another President, another War?

President runs the risk of repeating errors of Bush administration.

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A Nuclear Nightmare?

Americans are unaware of the breadth and extent of nuclear plants in US.

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The Assault on the Left

First unions, then voting rights, and now NPR, the right aims to win.

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Will Arms Spending Face Scrutiny?

As the budget battle rages, defense spending is a big target

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Morial tabbed for Xavier Commencement

Urban League CEO to give address to Xavier University Class of 2011.

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Group analyzes Obama Agenda

Chisholm Commission checks State of the Union promises.

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Obama Presses Ed Agenda

The President spoke in Boston to push his education agenda.

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The War on the Economy

U.S. military conflicts are draining the nation’s resources.

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Bowie Prof on National Board

Bowie State professor is tabbed by Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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ADP Reports Jobs Gain

Monthly jobs report foreshadows Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

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Jobs Numbers Up in February

Positive signs belie exclusion of Blacks from recovery.

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Public Still Supports Unions

Despite political attacks, nation still supports unions.

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Xavier Hosts Health Conference

HBCU hosts fourth annual health care disparities conference.

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Forum on Black Economic Crisis

NorthStar News joins with NY radio program for Town Hall meeting.

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Fools Paradise?

Are Black Americans delusional in their optimism on the economy?

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Ed Secretary Talks Reforms

Arne Duncan addresses issues of diversity, teachers and achievement.

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Icons Receive Presidential Medal

The President bestows highest civilian honor upon several Black icons.

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Jobs Report Bleak for Blacks

The latest jobs report is more of the same bad news for Blacks.

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State of the Union

Text of President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Call to Win Future

The President challenges the nation to rise to the occasion.

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State of Disunion

The nation will be waiting to hear the President's plan to create jobs.

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News Alert

Haiti Support Project calls for the arrest of "Baby Doc" Duvalier.

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I AM A MAN

Documentary on Dr. King and the Memphis sanitation workers strike.

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President's Arizona Memorial Remarks

President Obama's remarks at Arizona Memorial Service on January 12.

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Home Grown Hate

The shooting of Rep. Giffords should put nation on notice.

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President's Remarks on Arizona Incident

The President comments on Arizona shootings.

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Economy adds jobs

December's job numbers are glass half full for African Americans.

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Tax Cuts 101

The White House explains the tax cut package put forth by President Obama.

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Black Jobless Rate Remains High

November jobs data shows how Blacks are taking an economic beating.

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Confronting the AIDS Crisis

Worlds AIDS Day reminds Blacks in the U.S. of the toll of HIV/AIDS.

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Midterm Lessons

In the first of a series, Ron Daniels offers his postelection analysis.

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Blacks in the GOP

Will the two new Black Republicans on the Hill change the party's tune.

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More Jobs; Blacks still lag

Blacks still trailing in job gains as economy struggles toward recovery.

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What’s at Stake on Tuesday?

There will be real consequences from Tuesday's voting for Blacks.

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95K Job Loss in September

Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report paints bleak picture for Blacks.

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Left turn at Lincoln Memorial

Progressive activists head to Washington for march on Saturday.

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GOP's New Pledge

The Republican House leadership is set to unveil its recovery plan.

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Black Boys Expelled

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals dangerous trend.

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Day Two: Black Caucus

The 40th Annual Legislative Conference runs through Saturday.

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CBCF Kicks Off 2010 ALC

The Congressional Black Caucus convenes its annual policy conference.

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Malveaux Releases New Book at CBC

New book chronicles the economic power and contributions of Blacks.

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Is New Politics Like New Coke?

Does Mayor Fenty's defeat signal a rejection of new leadership?

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Katrina Anniversary

New Orleans Times-Picayune coverage of Hurricane Katrina anniversary.

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What To the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

Our annual reprint of Mr. Douglass' masterful oratory delivered in 1852.

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Black Jobless Numbers Grim

Bureau of Labor Statistics June report points to persistent joblessness.

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ADP Jobs Report - Little Good News

Monthly jobs report foreshadows Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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NABJ Celebrates Social Media Day

BlogTalk Radio show focuses on social media.

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FCC Looks at Media Ownership

Federal communications agency is reviewing media ownership.

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Civil Rights Groups on Kagan

The positions of civil rights groups on Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination.

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A Fading American Dream

New report highlights the foreclosure crisis in the Black community.

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President to Address Oil Spill

The President will deliver televised address from the Oval Office.

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Hearing on Black Economic Status

New Commission to hold hearing on Capitol Hill on Black economic crisis.

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The Education of Artur Davis

Davis' train wreck in Alabama is a cautionary tale for Black politicians.

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Jury Injustice

Blacks are targeted for exclusion from juries in southern states.

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Jobs Outlook Still Murky

May jobs figures bring little good news to Blacks who are unemployed.

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VIDEO: Health Care Summit

President Obama leads bipartisan summit with Congressional leaders.

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VIDEO: Black History Flashback

Civil rights leaders demand voting rights at '64 Democratic Convention.

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VIDEO: President's News Conference

President's news conference on February 9, 2010.

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Jobs Report's Mixed Picture

The January jobs report reveals again crisis of Black unemployment.

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VIDEO: White House Unveils '11 Budget

President presents his FY 2011 budget.

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The Swagger is Back

A confident and defiant Barack Obama addressed the State of the Union.

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State of the Union Address

The official White House transcript of the State of the Union address.

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Haiti Support Project Statement

The Haiti Support Project issues call for a Haiti "Marshall Plan."

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Urban League on Haiti

The CEO of the National Urban League has released a statement on Haiti.

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A Black Depression?

Latest jobs report confirms the worst for Black workers in this recession.

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What Color is Progressive?

The GOP is not alone in trying to determine who and what it represents.

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Who's Health Care?

The question of a "public option" is critical to Black wellness.

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New Jobless Peak

October jobless numbers paints bleak picture for Black Americans.

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Dems Lose NJ & VA

Republicans score major victories in New Jersey and Virginia.

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Election Day Coverage

The top stories covering key Election Day races for November 4, 2009.

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Reid Pushes Public Option

Senator Harry Reid pushes public option but says opt-out is necessary.

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Fatherhood on the Hill

Capitol Hill event to focus on Black fathers and healthy families.

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Obama AWOL for NYC Race

President has virtually abandoned Democratic mayoral candidate.

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Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Committee repudiates the "Bush Doctrine."

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A New Strategy on Violence

It's time to throw out the playbook on urban violence and start anew.

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More Dismal Jobs News

Newly released September BLS data bears little good news for Blacks.

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Haiti in Focus at CBCF

Rep. John Conyers to host forum on the Republic of Haiti at CBCF ALC.

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CBCF Panel to Examine Race

Institute for the Black World 21st Century hosts Black Family Summit.

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CBCF to Kick Off Conference

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual conference begins tomorrow.

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House Reprimands Wilson

Voting along party lines, the House reprimands Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC).

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President Obama's Health Care Speech

The text of President Obama's speech on health care reform.

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Obama addresses Nation's Students

Text of the President's speech at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA.

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Blacks still lag in recovery

Blacks sinking under the weight of the current economic downturn.

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Corzine mandates stimulus equity

New Jersey's governor seeks greater minority access to stimulus dollars.

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Hate on the Rise

The hate of the extreme right re-emerges in reaction to the Obama presidency.

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Special Report: Haiti

Dr. Ron Daniels recounts the first pilgrimage to Haiti in 2004.

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NJ & VA pose trouble for Obama

Two state races may shape Democrat’s first term in the White House.

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No Rage on Black Joblessness

Long-term impact of joblessness being ignored in current crisis.

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A New Voice in Brooklyn

Brooklyn native seeks to lead borough; focusing on education and housing.

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Conspiracy Madness

Desperate for any reason to oppose the President, "birthers" have hit new low.

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Stuck on Stupid

You can't make this stuff up. It seems like the Village Idiots have taken over.

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The Prof and the Cop

Race, class and a generation gap helped fuel confrontation in Cambridge.

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Obama on Health Care Offensive

With the public showing fatigue, President goes on offense.

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Special Report: Haiti

Dr. Ron Daniels provides background on the special briefing he convened on Capitol Hill.

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The NAACPs Challenge

The NAACP needs to find lessons in past successes.

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HBCU Alum named Surgeon General

Dr. Regina Benjamin is appointed Surgeon General by President Obama.

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Obama Unveils Urban Policy

The White House convenes meeting on urban issues.

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Black Graves Defiled

A historic Black cemetery outside of Chicago has been violated by workers.

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Remembering a Legend

We salute the life, legacy and music of Michael Jackson.

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What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

0ur annual tradition of publishing Frederick Douglass' historic speech.

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High Court Rules on Reverse Race Claim

Supreme Court sides with white firefighters in New Haven case.

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His Corner of the Sky

Michael Jackson dies of apparent cardiac arrest at age 50.

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Pilgrimage to Haiti Set

The Haiti Support Project has set the date for its Pilgrimage.

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Daddy’s Promise

Journalist Ed Gordon hosts father-daughter dance to celebrate fatherhood.

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Apology? Confession?

The United States Senate has issued an apology for slavery. Now what?

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NY Senate Leader Ousted in Coup

The first Black to lead the New York State Senate is ousted in a coup.

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Obama’s Appeal to Muslims

Speech to Islamic community is new ground for an American President.

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Davis seeks 'Bama Gov’s Seat

Congressman seeks to become the first Black governor of Alabama.

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Economy Hardest on Blacks

Black workers are becoming collateral damage in this recession.

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Hill Briefing on Fatherhood

Illinois Congressman Danny Davis spearheads briefing on fatherhood.

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GOP on Self-Destruct?

Attack on Supreme Court nominee likely to backfire on Republicans.

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Dick Cheney’s Dark Shadow

Former Vice President is using fear as a party building exercise.

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CBCF Conference Chairs Picked

Rep. Yvette Clarke and Rep. Chaka Fattah to lead 2009 annual conference.

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Black Jobless Reaches 15%

While overall jobs losses slowed in April, Blacks were hit the hardest.

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Bing Scores Again in Detroit

NBA legend Dave Bing scores a victory in special mayoral election.

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Detroit, RIP?

It no longer has Motown, and automakers are failing; Detroit is in trouble.

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From the Storm to the Stage

Seniors at historically Black Xavier University triumph over Katrina.

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Bowie Campus on Flu Alert

Maryland college reacts to news of flu detection in state.

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Alphas Call for focus on Men and Boys

Nation's oldest Black fraternity calls on Obama to focus on men and boys.

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They Went To Sasha & Malia's House

Howard U. Hospital Child Development Center preschoolers go to the White House.

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Howard U. Dean Tapped for Labor Post

Howard University Economics Department chair picked by Obama.

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Baseball’s Black Past

Game is losing its historic connection with Black Americans.

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Black History Museum Design Unveiled

National Museum of African American History and Culture design unveiled.

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New Poll Gives Obama High Marks

President Obama continues to enjoy high public approval.

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Black Unemployment Hits 13.3%

March was another dismal month, reveals Labor Department data.

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Bethune Cookman picks Alum as Chair

Miami attorney chosen to lead Board of Trustees at alma mater.

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Obama Lowers Boom on GM

GM CEO is sent packing as President delivers ultimatum.

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Black Power Revisited

Two day symposium on the Black Power movement kicks off today.

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PA Youth Get Reprieve

Pennsylvania Supreme Court reverses sentences of corrupt judges.

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NUL State of Black America

National Urban League's policy report focuses on key issues.

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John Hope Franklin

Dr. John Hope Franklin, a “scholar’s scholar,” has died.

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Obama holds court

President seeks to re-assure country that economy can recover.

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Who’s Next?

We celebrated Obama; will we have a second shot when he's done?

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Obama chills on Tonight Show

Becomes first sitting President to visit famous late night show.

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Conference on Healthy Marriages

DC event to focus on healthy marriages and responsible parenting.

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A.I.G. on Hot Seat

The buzzards are circling the corporate honchos at A.I.G.

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Black Power Symposium Announced

National Museum of African American History to host 2-day event.

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President Puts Forth Small Biz Plan

Lays out plan to support small businesses at White House meeting.

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Journalist Calls on Dads to Curb Domestic Violence

Ed Gordon calls out fathers.

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Steele in Hot Water…Again

Michael Steele is backpedaling against criticism from the right.

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Recession's Impact on States Varies

Bureau of Labor Statistics data looks at regional unemployment.

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President Outlines Education Agenda

The President outlined his education agenda yesterday.

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High Court Rules in Voting Rights Case

Ruling likely to limit opportunities for Blacks seeking office.

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Black Unemployment Hits 13.4%

The recession is taking a disastrous turn on the Black community.

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Feds Detail Housing Rescue

Treasury Secretary announces plan to address foreclosure crisis.

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Obama Releases Budget

President Obama has released his first budget; change is evident.

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Bing aiming to lead Detroit

NBA Hall of Famer Dave Bing has his sights set on City Hall.

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“We will Recover”

President Obama declared the nation ready for economic recovery.

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Presidential Address

President Obama's remarks to a joint session of Congress.

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Black Mayors on Center Stage

With cities under siege, Black mayors are front and center.

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GOP Replays War of the States

GOP governors are taking aim at President Obama's recovery plan.

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Obama Unveils Homeowner Rescue Plan

President Obama announced his plan to confront foreclosures.

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Water still flowing at Morris Brown

How much longer the Black college can survive is anyone's guess.

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Obama signs Recovery Bill

President Obama signs the $787 billion economic recovery bill.

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Burris in Hot Water

Burris' revelations in recent days may send him packing for home.

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Auto Makers Ask for More

GM and Chrysler come back to the pump to "fill her up" with cash.

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Gregg Withdraws from Commerce Post

Republican Senator bows out of consideration for Commerce post.

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Follow the Money

Make no mistake about it, the fight is on for stimulus dollars.

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Deal Struck on Stimulus Bill

The deal on the stimulus package leaves few Democrats happy.

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Feeling the pain locally

The nation's mayors are struggling to keep their cities afloat.

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Senate Passes Stimulus Bill

The Senate passed its version of the economic stimulus bill.

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What’s Been Cut from Stimulus Bill?

The Senate version of the stimulus bill cuts valuable programs.

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Obama Stumps for Stimulus Bill

The President goes on the offensive to push his stimulus bill.

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Black History Profile

William Coleman is a pioneering lawyer and civil rights champion.

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Black History Facts - 2009

The Census Bureau snapshot of family life among Black Americans.

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NJ Gov Addresses Civic Group

Gov. Jon Corzine addresses civic association in New Jersey.

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Jobless Numbers Point to Crisis

January data provides new fuel for Obama economic recovery plan.

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Obama Clips Corporate Wings

President announces salary cap for execs at firms seeking aid.

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Black History Profile

Robert C. Weaver was the first Black on a President's Cabinet.

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New Sheriff in Town

Eric Holder was confirmed last night as the next Attorney General.

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GOP's Black Hole

Party's right wing prevents it from celebrating Black progress.

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Steele gets GOP gavel

Republicans make their own history with the choice of Steele.

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Mass Layoffs Spike in 2008

Mass layoffs record new high as job losses continue in 2009.

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Blagojevich given the boot

The Illinois Senate has removed Governor Rod Blagojevich.

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House Passes Economic Recovery Bill

House passes economic recovery bill in a straight partisan vote.

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Obama Goes Uphill to Meet GOP

Mr. Obama traveled to Capitol Hill to win support for his plan.

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Economy Sheds Jobs by the Thousands

Major companies announced layoffs Monday affecting over 60,000.

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Economic Recovery Bill Tops Agenda

Partisan bickering is breaking out over the recovery package.

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Obama’s First Weekly Address

President Obama delivered his first weekly address on Saturday.

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Recovery Package in Full Debate

The massive economic recovery bill is winding through Congress.

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Inaugural Address of Barack H. Obama

The inaugural address of President Barack Hussein Obama.

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A New President

Barack Hussein Obama is the 44th President of the United States.

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Honoring King, Heeding O'bama's Call

Rev. Sharpton calls for a new direction for America's children.

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NSnewstv.com Inauguration ‘09

Our news team will cover the 53rd Presidential Inauguration.

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Bush Bids Adieu

President Bush gave his farewell address from the White House.

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House Offers $825B Stimulus

Package includes a range of provisions that could help Blacks

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Burris is Sworn-In as Illinois Senator

Roland Burris takes his seat as the junior Senator from Illinois.

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Department of Injustice

Report shows how partisan politics infested DOJ under Bush.

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Recommendations for 44

Head of the Barbara Jordan Institute offers views on drug policy.

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Obama Seeks 3M Jobs with Recovery

Obama calls for 3 million jobs by 2010 to beat back recession.

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Many Jobless Not in Count

Real extent of Black joblessness hidden by official number.

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Black Unemployment at 11.9%

Jobless report shows need for quick action on Capitol Hill.

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President’s “Club” Meets in Oval Office

Bush I, Bush II, Carter, Clinton and Obama talk "shop."

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High Noon on Capitol Hill

Senate Majority Leader plays a high stakes game of chicken

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CBC Holds Swearing-In Ceremony

Black Caucus seats 41 members in 111th Congress.

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Reid channels Wallace in Blocking Burris

Will Harry Reid "block" the door?

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Richardson Out; Obama Faces Challenges

Richardson bows out over inquiry.

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Illinois Gov. Picks Burris for Senate

Illinois governor calls party's "bluff," names Obama replacement.

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Obama Looks to Aid Young Workers

Economic recovery plan to also target unemployed young adults.

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Kirk named Trade Rep

Dallas,Texas History maker is named to Obama Cabinet trade post.

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Obama raises stakes for recovery

Sensing greater job losses, the President-elect raises jobs goal.

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Auto Bailout Announced

President announces a $17.4 billion aid package for auto makers.

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Disappearing Ink

Extra! Extra!: A cry that is a distant memory as papers vanish.

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Will Black Colleges Survive Obama Era?

In a "post-racial" presidency, will Black colleges survive?

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Obama Names Jackson to head E.P.A.

New Jersey official named by Obama to head E.P.A.

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Electors Meet

The Electoral College meets today to elect the President.

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Nickle and Dime Recovery

Cash strapped cities and states are using fees to cover red ink.

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Corruption Knows No Color

Blagojevich's arrest should be a wake up call for Black voters.

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Jackson denies Blagojevich Ties

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. denies any role in "pay to play."

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Illinois Governor Jailed

Blagojevich charged with trying to sell Obama's old Senate seat.

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105 Years and Going Strong

Sarah Carter Brown's life is a walk through Black history.

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CBCF Book on Sale

New book traces the history of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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$15B for Auto Makers

Congress and the White House likely to announce package today.

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Obama Pushes Jobs Program

Calls for largest public investments since the 1950's.

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Rangel to call for “Main Street” Recovery

Monday press conference with mayors to focus on infrastructure.

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Cities in Distress

As cities' fiscal picture erodes, Black community is at risk.

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Jefferson Loses House Seat

Embattled Congressman loses seat to Vietnamese-American activist.

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Half Million Jobs Vanish in Nov.

Black men and teens falling farther behind.

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Auto Makers Cry Broke

Auto CEOs come before Senate Banking Committee with hats in hand.

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Govs Ask Obama for Help

Nation's governors meet with the President-elect in Philadelphia.

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It’s Official: A Recession

For many Blacks, it's hardly new news.

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World AIDS Day

HIV/AIDS crisis in Black community is of epidemic proportion.

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Rice to be U.N. Ambassador

Rice to serve as the Permanent Representative to the U.N.

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Reverend Chairman

Today is the 100th birthday of the late Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

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Obama creates Economic Recovery Advisory Board

former Federal reserve chair Paul Volcker to lead group.

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Barnes Picked for Domestic Policy Council

Think tank executive named by Obama.

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Obamas' Friend to be Social Secretary

Desiree Rogers to control White House events.

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Richardson to Lead Commerce Dept.

Gov. Bill Richardson is picked to head Commerce Department.

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Obama Names Economic Dream Team

Obama names the economic equivalent of his 'Dream Team.'

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Team Obama Shaping Up

President-elect is beginning to round out his administration.

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Obama Proposes Economic Stimulus

Calls for an Economic Recovery plan to create 2.5 million jobs.

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Hill Democrats Name Leadership

Democrats on Capitol Hill elect leadership for 111th Congress.

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Freddie & Fannie Suspend Foreclosures

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac move to help homeowners.

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Lee Picked to Lead CBC

Leading voice against Iraq War to take helm of Black Caucus

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Can the GOP Save Itself?

Party of Lincoln is becoming party of white resistance.

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Jarrett Named to Obama Staff

Obama picks confidant for key staff position.

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Blacks in Line for White House Appointments

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Obama Team Starts Agency Review

Transition team begins review of federal agencies.

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New York Governor Announces Budget Cuts

New York Gov. David Paterson calls for emergency budget cuts.

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Ex-NBA star goes to City Hall

Former Phoenix Suns star Kevin Johnson is new mayor of Sacramento

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Obamas Make a House Call

President-elect Obama and wife paid a visit to their new home.

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President-elect holds first press conference

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October Employment Numbers Spell Disaster

October's numbers reveal high Black unemployment.

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Obama Taps Emanuel for Chief of Staff

President-elect chooses fellow Chicagoan to lead team.

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Obama Wins!

Illinois Senator makes history and is headed to the White House.

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Live from Charlotte!

NSnewstv.com reports live from Johnson C. Smith University

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Election Day

After the longest campaign in history, it's time to vote.

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Make it Happen

Vote! It's that simple. It's up to our community to make history.

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The Final Push

It's the final push for Barack Obama and John McCain.

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Real Path to the White House

The real events that made the Obama candidacy possible.

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Battleground States

A look at the 8 states that could determine the next President.

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Fed Cuts Overnight Rate

The Federal Reserve lowers its overnight rate to 1 percent.

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Plot to kill Obama Foiled

Federal ATF agents foil plans of white supremacists.

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Today in Black America: 04.17.09

A recap of the top stories impacting Black America on April 17, 2009..

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Today in Black America - September 6

The top stories in the nation's press for September 6, 2011.

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Presidents Weekly Address

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When the Ivy is not Enough

Obsession with Ivy League schools misses larger history and social context.

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A Tax to Benefit All

A tax on stock, bonds and derivatives transactions would yield benefits.

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FUNdraising Good Times

How to work with a fundraising professional to realize success.

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To Be Equal

Rep. Paul Ryan's budget betrays our nation's moral responsibility.

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Republicans on a Limb

New employment data pulls rug from underneath GOP's critique.

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FUNdraising Good Times

Using business cards as a prospecting tool for potential donors.

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When a King Dies

46 Years after MLK’s death, we search for the meaning of our struggle.

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A Word from our Sponsor

Supreme Court ruling moves democracy a step closer to a spectator sport.

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To Be Equal

Our 2014 State of Black America reports highlights economic inequality.

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Vantage Point

Can we make it to the 'Promised Land.'

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March Madness

N.L.R.B. ruling sheds light on the plight of student-athletes.

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Chris Christie’s She-Devil

Christie resorts to gender stereotypes to cover his generous backside.

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FUNdraising Good Times

When asking for support are you begging or fundraising?

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To Be Equal

Supporting the implementation of the Common Core standards.

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When the Addicted are White

Reaction to heroin surge is in contrast to response to crack epidemic.

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FUNdraising Good Times

Six things you should do as a Board member of a not-for-profit group.

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To Be Equal

Celebrating the birthday of labor icon Cesar Chavez.

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FUNdraising Good Times

Launching a comprehensive fundraising campaign.

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Ben Carson’s Malpractice

Physician confuses fame with lack of competency outside his profession.

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To Be Equal

Finding promise in the Common Core Standards.

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Childhood Interrupted

When Black children encounter the ugliness of social dysfunction and malice.

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FUNdraising Good Times

Packaging your fundraising campaign.

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To Be Equal

Looking at the President's new initiative for young men of color.

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When it’s Time to Exit the Stage

Too many of us hold on to positions too long.

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We Must Fight On

Surrender is not an option; should not be a consideration, not for a moment.

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The Personal Responsibility President

We need effective policy not rhetorical distractions from the President.

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FUNdraising Good Times

Four ways to grow your college alumni association.

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To Be Equal

National Urban League supports education Common Core standards.

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A Self Determined Future

The 21st Century is the pivotal period for Blacks in America.

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FUNdraising Good Times

Three keys to building a successful alumni relations program.

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To Be Equal

What the Dunn verdict says about our culture.

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Vantage Point

Fifty years since Malcolm X proclaimed, "The Ballot or the Bullet."

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FUNdraising Good Times!

A look at giving back among Blacks.

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To Be Equal

Black History Month is needed now more than ever.

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Animal House Meets the State House

Christie’s frat needs double secret probation.

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FUNdraising Good Times!

Is there a need for your not-for-profit organization?

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To Be Equal

New York City to end stop and frisk police policy.

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Vantage Point

Blacks are being screwed by immigration reform.

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The Miracle of Old Black Men

If Black men don’t survive, we will truly be history.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

It's not about you. Mutuality is a must in fundraising.

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Hate as a Political Brand

Republicans have fully embraced hate as their political brand.

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To Be Equal

Income Inequality: A domestic crisis on the world’s stage.

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All Deaths are Not Equal

When Black people die, they are simply statistics devoid of a life story.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

A look at young women philanthropists.

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When Black Men Flex

Society prefers its Black men to be docile and intimidated.

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To Be Equal

Remembering the life and legacy of Amiri Baraka.

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FUNDraising Good Times

You must invest time to realize returns on fundraising efforts.

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To Be Equal

Reforming school discipline policies to create a fair system.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Here are three tips to realize fundraising success.

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To Be Equal

A new mayor for New York City with a promise of progressive change.

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Killing and Dying for Respect

We need to take serious the sense of worthlessness among youth.

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To Be Equal

As we welcome 2014, a look back at our top 10 events of 2013.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Get ready for fundraising success in 2014 by reflecting on 2013.

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Affluenza, White Santa and Blonde Jesus

Symbols have a way of driving and sustaining inequities.

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When our Heroes Die

Mandela’s death should make us examine our commitment to freedom.

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To Be Equal

Pope Francis joins calls to end economic inequality.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Part one of our two-part look back at fundraising in 2013.

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Vantage Point

The passing of Mandela and the unfinished freedom struggle in South Africa.

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To Be Equal

What Nelson Mandela meant to America.

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Second Amendment - Redux

Playwright Mona Washington takes a creative look at gun violence.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

The National Civil Rights Museum, a fundraising success story.

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Bottom of the 9th on Poverty

President’s focus comes late in the game and may be too late to matter.

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What Would Republicans Do?

What would Republicans do on health care if they were in the White House?

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To Be Equal

Obamacare is a new tool to fight AIDS in the Black community.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

How do you account for your organization's fundraising?

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To Be Equal

Senate Democrats eliminate a weapon of mass obstruction.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Some gifts keep on giving.

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To Be Equal

12 Years a Slave: A harsh truth we dare not forget.

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Vantage Point

This year on "Black Friday" choose to Buy Black.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Consider the power of words and their impact on success.

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By Faith

Words of encouragement, inspiration and faith.

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Names Matter

The absurdity of defending the Washington NFL franchise name.

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"News"

Mona Washington on the absurdity of news coverage of Philippine disaster.

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Vantage Point

Remember Trayvon Martin by boycotting the state of Florida.

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To Be Equal

From gridiron to the workplace, we are becoming a nation of bullies.

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Incognito Racism

The evil lurking inside an NFL locker room is exposed.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Nonprofit organizations need to discuss retirement benefits and planning.

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To Be Equal

Race and income affect parent engagement and student achievement.

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A Tale of Two Women

Buono, Clinton two examples of strange twists of gender & partisan politics.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

We need Black corporate executives to invest in Black colleges.

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America in Blackface

The trick has been on Blacks for some time; we mustn’t be spooked.

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Shaqueled in New Jersey

Former NBA star’s embrace of governor is Pyrrhic victory.

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To Be Equal

Sounding the alarm for our nation's historically Black colleges.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Encouraging support for our nation's Veterans' Homes.

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Stay Classy New Jersey!

State again treats its politics like a three-ring circus.

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Grambling’s Goal Line Stand

Football team’s courageous stand should be a wake-up call to states.

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To Be Equal

Lawmakers must not repeat the government shutdown.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Not-for-profit organizations need to avoid fundraising in a crisis.

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To Be Equal

Washington's NFL football team should drop the "R" word.

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Bring back Blackness

A fearful white minority is attempting to create a permanent ruling class.

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Gifted Hands, Foot in Mouth

Dr. Ben Carson is proving himself gifted as a tool of the right-wing.

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Suburban Weeds

My daughter has been exposed to the stealth-like racism of suburbia.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Tips for effective year-end fundraising campaigns.

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Contagious Stupidity

House Republicans show voters why real change is needed in 2014.

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To Be Equal

Mr. Speaker, don't play politics with the debt limit.

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Vantage Point

It is time to revitalize U.S. reparations movement.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

The Affordable Care Act is here and it could not come at a better time.

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To Be Equal

The Affordable Care Act arrives on October 1.

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GOP Exposed with Shutdown

Republicans play politics to the peril of the nation’s recovery.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

The last segment of our 3-part series on Black philanthropy and museums.

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To Be Equal

Black quarterbacks take charge in the NFL, ushering in a golden age.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Questions for African American philanthropic support of museums.

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It's not Good News

Comments reflect the abandonment of New York City's poor.

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To Be Equal

The lessons of "The Butler" are still relevant today.

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Suspicious Suspicion

Charlotte police gun down Black male who was seeking assistance.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

African-American philanthropy and museums: encouraged & optimistic.

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To Be Equal

New Fed Chairman must be a proponent of Main Street.

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Vantage Point

Syria is a test of our collective dignity, self-respect and will.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

For nonprofits is fundraising an investment or afterthought?

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The Road to Damascus

Is there an Ananias in Congress who can restore the President’s sight?

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The Killing of Newark

My state’s largest city is being murdered before our eyes.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Can your nonprofit's budget support its strategic vision?

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They cannot walk alone

We must protect children during their daily walk to school.

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To Be Equal

Civil rights coalition announces 21st century agenda.

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A Time for Leadership

The moment begs for courageous and committed leaders of yesteryear.

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Hate the Game, Not Miley

Her behavior is a symptom of a larger disease.

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Vantage Point

Assessing the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington.

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Channel MLK but be Presidential

The President must use anniversary to speak clearly on racial justice.

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Now What?

Let's make certain there won't be a 100th anniversary March on Washington.

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Advocacy like Beatlemania

No time for history at event marking historic event.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Nonprofits must establish clear policies and procedures to succeed.

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Make Change Personal

Determine what you can do to change conditions in your community.

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Reminisce but Go Forward

We must not allow sentimental feelings to trip forward momentum.

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Institutions Can Matter

The real lesson of '63 March is that strong institutions matter.

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To Be Equal

March on Washington exposes gap between the American dream and reality.

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Russell Simmons’ Triflin’ Ways

Hip-hop entrepreneur shamefully and knowingly distorts Black history.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

The balance between private sector efficiency and nonprofit service.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League to mark March on Washington 50th Anniversary.

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Mr. Booker's Magic Act

My vote must reflect my conscience and not popular sentiment.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Supporting a not-for-profit is about more than 'feeling good.'

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To Be Equal

The U.S. Supreme Court has again weakened workers' rights.

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The Hypocrisy of Outrage

Are we selectively outraged in response to violence?

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FUNDraising Good Times!

You can't sell what you don't know; a chat with a nonprofit leader.

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Dreaming is Insufficient

50th anniversary of the Great March must address King's challenge

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Student Loan Politics

Is the student loan compromise better than nothing at all?

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Black Boys are Talking

If we truly want to save Black boys we need to first hear them.

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By Faith

America has been given a "word" and must now act upon it.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Workshops,seminars and conferences: blessing or curse?

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To Be Equal

Justice for Trayvon is about justice for all.

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Vantage Point

We must impose economic sanctions on Florida.

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By Faith

The aftermath of an unjust verdict.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

How will a prospective funder evaluate your organization?

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Jesus Weeps for New Jersey

Endorsement of Governor by some Black clergy fails accountability test.

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Should we carry the ball and be targets?

Why should young Black athletes support their own demise?

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Exhausted by Racism

Living life as a Black man in America will leave you permanently exhausted.

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To Be Equal

Justice for Trayvon – It’s Not Over Yet.

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The Scourge of Gun Violence

The death of Trayvon Martin is part of the larger issue of gun violence.

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Vantage Point

The George Zimmerman verdict is a travesty in post-racial America.

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America is Guilty

The Zimmerman verdict is in and America is guilty.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Establishing your value in corporate partnerships.

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3/5ths Justice, 100% Pain

African-Americans are again being shown the discounted value of Black life.

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To Be Equal

The State of Black Men - Part One.

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Ain’t No Sunshine if Zimmerman Walks

It will be time to organize our outrage if the jury lets a killer walk.

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America’s Suspect Class

Zimmerman trial shows Black males are the nation’s permanent suspects.

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Our Unfinished Business

Today, we must acknowledge the contradiction we call America.

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Make Your Voice Heard

Let us know your opinion on the issues affecting our community.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Are you making investments in fund development and infrastructure.

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To Be Equal

A week of civil rights contrasts in Washington, DC.

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Rachel Jeantel

She is deserving of our love, support and admiration for her courage.

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Our Worst Week

By far, the past week has been one of the worst this century for Blacks.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

How to properly account for overhead costs for your nonprofit group.

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Vantage Point

A day to mark the beginning of a season of resistance.

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To Be Equal

Urban and Rural America: Unleashing possibilities in partnership.

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Dead Man Laughing

A dead Chief Justice’s hands has ripped away Blacks’ voting rights.

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Racial Tongues

Our wicked past is verbalized in ways beyond the ‘N’ word.

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The other Miami Heat

A different sort of heat reigns down on Black men in our nation.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

You should mine your donor database to find ways to solicit larger gifts.

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Saving Black Boys Redux

Saving Black boys is a cultural imperative for the Black community.

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To Be Equal

A stellar day for African-American actors on Broadway.

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Try Equality

Having perfected the art of identifying inequalities; it's time to try equality.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Setting your fundraising goals for 2014.

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To Be Equal

A trial in search of justice for Trayvon Martin.

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Is 'Big Brother' Racially Biased?

Is the government's watchful eye trained on people of color?

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FUNDraising Good Times!

The tools to cultivate transformational giving.

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To Be Equal

The U.S. Supreme Court cannot backtrack on affirmative action.

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The Uneven Recovery

A "recovery" during which African-Americans are left behind.

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Vantage Point

There are some specific things the President can do for Black America.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Seeing donors as partners in meeting your fundraising goals.

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Fed Contracting Inequality

Our federal contracting system promotes inequality.

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To Be Equal

It is time to raise the minimum wage to help working Americans.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Taking a look at transformational philanthropy.

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To Be Equal

Our focus is on the nation's most urgent issue - unemployment.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Preparing your organization for a major capital campaign.

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To Be Equal

Black voters achieve a milestone with 2008 presidential election.

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At Last?

President Obama has finally moved to address diversity in his Cabinet.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

A foundation in Boston takes a unique approach to helping nonprofits.

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Vantage Point

Joblessness and fratricide in America's "Dark Ghettos."

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To Be Equal

Challenging the Class of 2013 to serve and live with compassion.

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Wrong Approach on Immigration

The Senate immigration bill disadvantages our community.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Creating a continuity plan for your organization to handle emergencies.

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To Be Equal

Expanding Medicaid is crucial for the nation's economy and health.

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Preparing for a Disaster

Five suggestions on how to prepare for a natural disaster.

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To Be Equal

We ache for the city of Boston and all communities terrorized by violence.

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Blaming the Dark Skin Man

When in doubt, the dark skin man always takes the blame for heinous acts.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

The business case for corporate support of not-for-profits.

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To Be Equal

Message to Congress: Show courage on gun safety.

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Vantage Point

Will Blacks be screwed by immigration policy reform?

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Fundraising and your mobile device; giving at your fingertips.

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To Be Equal

The State of Black America shows there is much work to be done.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

How to get the meeting to ask for the funds your organization needs.

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To Be Equal

New State of Black America report reveals integrated inequality.

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Health Care Disparities

Attitudes in health care drive racial disparities.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

How do you ask for the contribution your organization needs?

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Vantage Point

Will Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act survive Supreme Court challenge?

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To Be Equal

It is time for Justice Scalia to be educated on Voting Rights Act.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

A month to honor women role models in fundraising.

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To Be Equal

Facebook's COO ignites conversation about gender equity.

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Failing the Diversity Test

As the Catholic Church makes history, President stalls on diversity.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Guidance for seeking a leadership position in the non-profit sector.

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To Be Equal

The killing of Trayvon Martin, one year later.

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Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me

A wary look at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp’s venture into public education.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Think first before embarking on a logo redesign for your organization.

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To Be Equal

We must keep Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act alive.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Team building is the secret to fundraising success, Part II

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To Be Equal

University should take private prison company name off football stadium.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Team building is the secret to fundraising success.

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Lil’ Wayne, Little Boy

Disrespect in an age when ignorance is profitably bliss.

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To Be Equal

The President joins our fight for early childhood education.

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Vantage Point

President Obama Ignores Crises in America’s “Dark Ghettos”

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FUNDraising Good Times!

The UNCF Telethon, a Black History game changer.

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Whole Foods or Whole Fool?

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey puts his foot in his mouth on Obamacare

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To Be Equal

New documentary on late Urban League leader Whitney Young to premier

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State of the Union

Jobs, gun control and economic inequality must be centerpieces of speech.

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Save the Children

We ignore our moral compass when we allow children to be slaughtered.

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FUNDraising Good Times!

Saluting the founder of the United Negro College Fund.

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To Be Equal

The Super Bowl comes to Comeback City.

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Our History’s Complicated Past

Our story is undeniably linked to the complexities of white America.

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The Slaughter of City Children

President Obama must use his standing to speak on urban violence.

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Meaningful Lives

Two Baltimore icons leave behind a legacy of service and leadership.

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To Be Equal

A call for jobs, safety and voting rights.

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All or None of Us

The President must address all inequities in America.

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To Be Equal

A presidential oath framed by the nation's racial past and present.

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Memories and Median Age

Celebrations are important, but who actually remembers the past?

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Media Stereotyping

Mob boss, angry Black man, thug are a few of the worse stereotypes of media.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League launches $70 million jobs initiative.

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"F" Bombs on the Hill

House Speaker John Boehner's undignified behavior on the Hill.

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Vantage Point

Looking back at the cruel hoax of Emancipation.

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Vantage Point

We must make 2013 a year of destiny for Africans in America.

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To Be Equal

2012 was a year of triumphs and tragedies.

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Engaged for Change in 2013

Black America in 2013: Hook In and Hook Up.

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Going Home for Christmas

Families in Newtown must lean on faith as holiday approaches.

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To Be Equal

Gun Violence in America: It’s time to turn our tears into action

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Where is your Passion?

Newtown tragedy should make us evaluate the source of our passion.

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A Sick Nation

Healing will only take place when we acknowledge our sickness.

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To Be Equal

State of Urban Health Report highlights cases of inequality

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What about Kasandra?

Concern for football player's victim is absent from news coverage.

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Vantage Point

In the second Obama term, we must demand more than "access"

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To Be Equal

Black leaders convene to discuss agenda for Black America.

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A Clinton Kick to the Curb

We have seen this act before, but the name was Guinier and not Rice.

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'Tis the Season to be Careful

Beware of scams this holiday season.

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To Be Equal

Several Black organizations and leaders set to meet on December 3.

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Public Policy Hurts the Poor

Some public policy is undeniably harmful to the poor.

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To Be Equal

In this season of thanks, let's remember victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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The Scam that Stole Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is being pushed aside by the greed of retailers.

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The Politics of the Moment

We must move past electoral euphoria and focus on policy choices.

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Pushing White Minority Rule

Congress is shaping up to be a collection of white homelands

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To Be Equal

The American people re-elect President Obama and vote for action now.

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Thelma & Louise

GOP could reprise Thelma & Louise and drive nation off fiscal cliff.

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Vote Rage

Obama haters are in full tilt rage over the President’s electoral triumph.

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They Voted for the White Guy

Romney’s candidacy was buttressed by white male desperation.

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To Be Equal

There is help and resources for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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The New Mandate

President Obama was given a New Mandate in winning re-election to office.

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The Declining Significance of Whiteness

Election points to a new nation.

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Karma is a Mother

Republicans get a visit from the ghost of elections past.

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Get out and Vote

There is too much at stake for you to sit home on Election Day.

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A Little Suffering Goes a Long Way

Sandy reminds us that convenience is a blessing.

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A Tale of Two Storms

The President’s strong response to Sandy is heads above the Katrina experience.

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A Post-Election Headache

No matter who wins on November 6, some tough choices await the winner.

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Chased by Race

A President who tried to avoid the “R” word, is chased by racism.

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To Be Equal

Louisiana gets an African-American chief justice of its Supreme Court.

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Looking Presidential

The GOP lowers expectations for the presidency and plays voters for fools.

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Watcha' Talkin' bout Willard?

Mitt Romney's flip-flopping amounts to gibberish.

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Walking, Talking Cowards

The Romneys are privileged, self-serving false-patriots.

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To Be Equal

Rep. Maxine Waters to become ranking Dem on Financial Services panel.

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Health Care as Civil Right

Health care is not a luxury; it is a civil right for all Americans.

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One ‘N-Word’ Away

In some quarters of white America, Barack Obama will never be accepted.

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To Be Equal

Delay in the implementation of voter ID in Pennsylvania is a victory.

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Mitt Inc.

The walking, talking corporate candidate is a bad investment for America.

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To Be Equal

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear case on affirmative action this term.

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Let Polls Motivate

Don't fall asleep; polls should inspire Obama supporters to vote on November 6.

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The Book of Deceit

Some Black clergy are preaching the Gospel of Confusion.

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To Be Equal

Occupy the Vote launches campaign to counter voter suppression efforts.

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A Vote for Consumers

Elizabeth Warren deserves support in her bid for Massachusetts Senate seat.

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National Voter Registration Day

We must reinvigorate a culture of voting in the Black community.

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Remembering Troy Davis

Let us never forget the injustice committed on September 21, 2011.

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Vantage Point

Prepare to vote and attend State of the Black World conference.

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To Be Equal

We are committed to stopping intimidation and harassment at the polls.

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What would Jesus Say?

Romney tramples his own professed faith by abandoning the “least of these”

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Facing Poverty and Unemployment

Blacks are facing the double whammy of no jobs and poverty.

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To Be Equal

An appeal to Nike to stop plans to market $300 shoe to urban youth.

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Vantage Point

Characterization of the President as lesser evil is tragic and misinformed.

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FAMU’s Failure

Blaming hazing victim, band drum major Robert Chapman for his death is a new low.

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After Euphoria, the Reality

The reality of a tough election sets in for Democrats.

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To Be Equal

Women are at the forefront of the Urban League movement.

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Defining Who We Are

Last night President Obama reclaimed ownership of "American"

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Mrs. Obama on Center Stage

Michelle Obama will be the headliner tonight at the Democratic Convention.

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Mitt's Lying Game

The GOP nominee has raised lying and deception to a new level in politics.

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Ugly Americans

Republicans left a trail of ugly on the Gulf Coast after their convention.

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Victims of their Destiny?

Governor Christie's keynote speech in Tampa was out of tune.

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Same Old Song

The voices of voters who should know better are strained with complacency.

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Vantage Point

A call to a new generation of youth to exercise Black Power.

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The Let them Eat Cake Ticket

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan share disdain for most Americans.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League honors two legal giants.

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A Mediocre Investment

Our nation would win Olympic gold for our mediocre investment in education.

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Vantage Point

We should fly red, black and green flag on Marcus Garvey's birthday.

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A Gun Killed Glenn

Thirty-two years later and a friend’s death by gun violence still hurts.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League honors two icons at recent national convention.

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The Resiliency of Hate

Gunman tied to Sikh temple shooting has white supremacist ties.

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Victories and Stereotypes

In a moment of historic Olympic victory, old stereotypes resurface.

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Bring back the Beautiful

The focus on Gabby Douglas' hair shows our misplaced priorities.

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To Be Equal

President Obama announces a significant education initiative.

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The Equivalency of Human Life

All life is precious but you would not know it from media coverage.

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God's Plan to Kill?

George Zimmerman insults all of us by using God as his defense.

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To Be Equal

Black voters are the hidden swing vote in the 2012 presidential election.

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Vantage Point

Famed networking guru George Fraser refocusing on Black community.

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Removing Mental Health Stigma

It is time to bring mental health issues out of the closet.

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To Be Equal

Remembering a trailblazing Virginia legislator - Yvonne B. Miller.

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The GOP & Unemployment

Are Republicans at the root of our nation's high unemployment?

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To Be Equal

The Chief Justice reigns supreme in historic health care ruling.

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Congressional Two-Step

Congress gives and takes away from college students.

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To Be Equal

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX.

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Standing up for Domestic Workers

Consideration should be given to those who unselfishly care for others.

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To Be Equal

We must urge Congress to pass the Voter Empowerment Act.

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Will Affirmative Action Disappear?

Case before the U.S. Supreme Court further threatens affirmative action.

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To Be Equal

Some good news on Black life expectancy in the United States.

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Targeting Federal Workers

A mean spirited campaign on Capitol Hill aimed at government workers.

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Vantage Point

Preparing for the State of the Black World Conference.

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To Be Equal

Floridians win twin victories in the fight against voter suppression.

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Guarding Mental Health

Campuses must react when warning signs appear of possible mental health issues.

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To Be Equal

Despite recent reports, Black men should still get PSA screening.

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To Be Equal

New Census data reveals the true colors of America.

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Vantage Point

Remembering Malcolm X in a time of crisis for Black Americans.

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Through the Lens of History

Our nation's current descent into the depths of racism has precedent.

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Drowning Dreams in Debt

College students are seeing their dreams robbed by student loan debt.

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He did the Right Thing

President Obama shows moral leadership in supporting gay marriage despite risk.

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Claim your Destiny

Even in a tough economy you need to be bold and claim your destiny.

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To Be Equal

It is time to connect the dots between broadband access and jobs.

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To Be Equal

Encouraging careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Burdening our Children with Debt

We are shackling our young people with debt and robbing their success.

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A Final KISS Farewell

New York City’s KISS-FM to leave airwaves Sunday night and merge with longtime rival.

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Black Women & the Mommy Wars

Somehow the trials of Black women are lost in the discussion.

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To Be Equal

Calling upon business lobbying group to back off "Kill at Will" laws.

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To Be Equal

Our pride in how we run our organization, protect our legacy.

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Getting Down to Business

The presidential race is now set and we need some answers to our concerns.

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Gun Wrongs

Gun lobby’s hands are stained with blood that cannot be washed away.

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Justice for Malik Williams

His story deserves as much attention as the Trayvon Martin tragedy.

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Say it Shay!

Reflections on our times from a voice of the hip-hop generation.

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Conviction is Justice

True justice will be the conviction of Trayvon Martin's killer.

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Murder by Austerity

Budget decisions have life and death implications for the most vulnerable.

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To Be Equal

A new , Black "Streetcar Named Desire" pulls into Broadway.

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Remembering Gil Noble

Legendary Black journalist took us to school every Sunday afternoon.

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Not About Race?

Downplaying "race" only amplifies its role in the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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Vantage Point

Where is the movement beyond the injustice of Trayvon Martin's death?

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To Be Equal

Florida's "kill at will" law is blocking justice for Trayvon Martin.

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We are all Trayvon Martin

The murder of Trayvon Martin impacts us all.

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Vantage Point

A look back at the historic 1972 Gary National Black Political Convention.

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Patient No More

Black Americans need to move past patience to action, and then to change.

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To Be Equal

Civil rights community mourns the loss of John Payton, head of NAACP LDF.

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What Happened to Audacity?

Two reminders of the need for Blacks to organize and act boldly.

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If you have to shoot me

If the day comes that I am felled, just know that I died Black and proud.

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Is there any Love for Black Boys?

The killing of Trayvon Martin points to our treatment of young Black men.

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Wanted: Real Black Men

Will Black men finally stand up for Black boys?

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To Be Equal

We cannot accept anything less than justice in the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Women, Children and Poverty

Bringing poverty to the forefront of the policy debate.

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Begging for their Lives

Trayvon Martin is the latest young Black man left begging for his life.

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To Be Equal

Remembering Rep. Donald Payne, New Jersey's first Black congressman.

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Why I left Bennett

Recognizing when it is time to move on to other challenges.

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Special Essay: Life at 70

Dr. Daniels reflects on life as he prepares for 70th birthday.

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To Be Equal

November must serve as a rallying point in 2012 as we occupy the vote.

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A Quiet Voice Stilled

New Jersey’s first Black member of Congress loses battle with cancer.

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To Be Equal

A deserving actress receives an Academy Award for stellar performance.

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Police Spies

The New York City Police Department's spying on Muslims is unacceptable.

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False Prophets

Franklin Graham and the hate behind the southern evangelical Christian brand.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League hosts State of Black America Town Hall.

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To Be Equal

Remembering a music icon - the late Whitney Houston.

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Black Women and Organizations

Black women have played a key role in organizations addressing inequities.

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Slavery by Another Name

PBS documentary presents another missing link in the history of our nation.

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Whitney Houston

Another name is added to the roll of artists who left us early.

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Race to the Bottom

Silence on a number of injustices betrays Black history.

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Roland, Words Matter

CNN’s Roland Martin is suspended for anti-gay Tweets during Super Bowl.

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To Be Equal

Remembering Don Cornelius and the legacy of love, peace and soul.

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The Women in Black History

Celebrating Black women who have made their mark on our nation.

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Truth Serum

Republican candidates are revealing much about state of their party.

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Don Cornelius, 1936-2012

Don Cornelius will be remembered as a visionary and cultural icon.

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To Be Equal

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie distorts civil rights history.

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Market for Disrespect

We are in a season of disrespect toward the President and his family.

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2012: A Year for Common Sense

Black Americans need to wake up and understand what’s at stake

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Beyond an Opponent

It is what he stands for that will define Obama in the 2012 election.

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To Be Equal

Remembering the legendary Etta James.

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Who Gets Food Stamps?

Newt Gingrich is playing the race deck in trying to win GOP nomination.

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A Time to Lead

The President will lay out his election year priorities in tonight’s speech.

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The Good 'Ole Boys

It was a good old fashioned, racist hatefest on Monday at the GOP debate.

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The Crow Flies

It appears Republicans are intent on resurrecting Jim Crow.

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To Be Equal

The new movie release "Red Tails" shoots down stereotypes.

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What is the state of the Dream?

The King Holiday forces us to reassess where we are as a community.

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The Real MLK Legacy

It is time to move beyond the "Dream" speech and embrace King's legacy.

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To Be Equal

As the King holiday approaches, we are mindful of the assault on voting rights.

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Others Gain, Blacks Lose

The latest national employment report bears more bad news for Blacks.

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A Season of Hate

Republicans have adopted hate as a potent and politically divisive tactic.

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To Be Equal

It's time to kick off 2012 with a new perspective and goals.

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Vantage Point

African-Americans have moved from 3/5 to second class citizenship.

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Let the Games Begin

As Congress returns, the election year battle begins in earnest.

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Giving Due

After another silly debate on Capitol Hill, giving due.

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Vantage Point

Celebrating the principles of Kwanzaa in a time of crisis.

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FAMU President Needs Time Out

Florida A&M's president should take a voluntary leave of absence.

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To Be Equal

We must make broadband Internet service accessible to all.

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Drum Major for Change

It is time to end the senseless hazing of students on campus.

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To Be Equal

A new generation of Black women leaders is emerging.

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Out of Touch with America

Republican candidates are clueless as to real needs.

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Protecting our Children

Our rhetoric does not match the reality of our children in harm’s way.

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Vantage Point

Calling for a focus on healing our families and communities.

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To Be Equal

We have a moral obligation to address children's poverty in our nation.

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Consequences of Bullying

We must step forward and end the mistreatment of others.

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Leaving Iraq

Fulfilling a promise, U.S troops leaving Iraq by end of month.

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World AIDS Day 2011

Take steps to make sure you are positive that you are negative.

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To Be Equal

Occupy the Hood Now! It is time to reclaim our communities.

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Music to Die For?

FAMU must address cultural issues that led to drum major’s death.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League bestows its highest honor on Alma Brown.

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Giving Thanks

We offer our thanks as we celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

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A Super Thud

Congressional deficit committee fails to reach agreement.

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We Must Create Jobs

The first priority must be to put Americans to work.

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Soldiering On

Occupy Wall Street confronting the need to fine-tune its efforts.

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To Be Equal

Celebrating the life of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.

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The Ambush at Zuccotti Park

Occupy movement must regroup, return and organize for political change.

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The Diabetes Epidemic

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.

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When Legends Fall

Penn State scandal speaks volumes to all that’s wrong in college sports.

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Veterans Day

Saluting those who have served our nation in the Armed Forces.

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Fire Joe Paterno

Penn State University must fire head football coach Joe Paterno.

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Herman Cain’s Indefensible Defense

Cain's accusers are racking up like 99 bottles of beer on the wall.

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Stop the Violence Against Women

Recent attacks against members of Delta Sigma Theta highlight larger issue.

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To Be Equal

New Urban League reports identifies DC as top area for entrepreneurs.

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The Final Round

Like he always has, Joe Frazier will fight the final round like a champ.

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Tomorrow's America

Angela Glover Blackwell explores the decline of urban Black populations.

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That Strong Black Conservative Man

Miss Ann (Coulter)seems to be caught up in her own dark fantasy.

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Vantage Point

African-Americans are vital to the future development of Haiti.

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Capitol Hill is a Crime Scene

Yellow police crime scene tape should wrap around Capitol dome.

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To Be Equal

Bill in Ohio legislature would produce jobs for jobless in the state.

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Infant Meningitis Vaccinations a Must

CDC should recommend infant meningitis vaccinations.

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Dying to Succeed

Michael Jackson’s death a cautionary tale of pitfalls of celebrity.

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Real Anger at Congress, Not President

New poll shows Americans utter disgust with Capitol Hill.

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To Be Equal

The ill-advised war in Iraq is finally set to end.

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Vantage Point

Black voices must be a part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Out of Iraq

In 2002, we opposed the Iraq invasion. We fully support the withdrawal of troops.

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Who is Watching Defict Committee?

While the "Super Committee" works behind closed doors, who is watching?

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To Be Equal

We can honor the legacy of Dr. King by fighting for jobs.

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Republicans’ Jungle Fever

GOP enjoying their own post-racial fantasy in Herman Cain.

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Upon this Solid Rock

Dr. King takes his rightful place among the Founding Fathers.

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Moving beyond Occupying Space

What does the Occupy Wall Street movement want?

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Vantage Point

Will the call for Black economic justice be a part of Occupy Wall Street?

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Occupy Wall Street

Will Occupy Wall Street grow more inclusive and more strategic?

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To Be Equal

We have lost three pioneers who changed the course of history.

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One in Three

One-third of Black Americans are not working: does anyone but us care?

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The Good Guy

Like the new boyfriend, Obama pays for the behavior of past acquaintances.

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When Giants Leave Us

In Memoriam: Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and Professor Derrick Bell.

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Media Man Crush on Christie

Fawning over Chris Christie will not end with his non-candidacy in 2012.

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To Be Equal

The President is right to urge Blacks to fight for jobs and equality.

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Much To Do About Nothing

The flap over the President's speech at CBC dinner is a distraction.

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Oversized Ambition

Ego, not purpose, is driving White House consideration by Chris Christie.

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2012 Calls for Common Sense

Doomsday scenario can be avoided by voters using common sense.

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To Be Equal

The execution of Troy Davis casts a long shadow of doubt on justice system.

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The Complexity of Black America

Congressional Black Caucus conference reveals complexity of Black life.

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Georgia...Damn!

The state of Georgia must become off-limits after the execution of Troy Davis.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League aids victims of mortgage scams.

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Shameful

Taking an innocent life does not equal justice; blood stains hands of GA Parole Board.

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Debilitating Poverty is Corrosive

As poverty grows in America,the need for a new movement is clear.

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Executing the Truth

Vengeance, not justice is at play in rejection of Troy Davis clemency appeal.

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Vantage Point

The President appears intent on fighting for his jobs proposal.

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Complacency Kills

Low turnout in Baltimore symbolic of self-inflicted wound.

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Vantage Point

Articulating the foundation for Pan-African governance.

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To Be Equal

The President's jobs plan is a good start to put Americans back to work.

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Jobs Bill a Step in Right Direction

President Obama has taken a step in right direction on jobs.

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Vantage Point

Promoting progressive principles for Pan-African governance.

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Not Earthly Bound

The faith that victims of 9/11 are at peace.

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First Speech, Now Action

The President must now find a way to get jobs bill passed by Congress.

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Vantage Point

It is time to promote progressive principles for African governance.

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To Be Equal

Now that Labor Day has passed, Washington must address the jobs crisis.

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There is no Rising Tide

August jobs report reflects grim prospects for Black America.

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Fix the King Quote

Maya Angelou was right in suggesting MLK Memorial quote should be fixed.

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Say it Shay!

Reflections on our times from a voice of the hip-hop generation.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League Empowerment Summit comes to Atlanta.

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Hope for Next Generation

As we dedicate King memorial, who will bring hope for next generation?

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Beginning of the End?

Are we witnessing the end of the American economy and prosperity?

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Vantage Point

It is time for a Black footprint on Haiti's economic renaissance.

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To Be Equal

Congress needs to pass the Urban Jobs Act to help at-risk youth.

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Tomorrow's America

Exploring a new majority of color in 21st century America.

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Say it Shay!

Reflections on our times from a voice of the hip-hop generation.

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Vantage Point

People of African descent need to find a way to coalesce and cooperate.

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To Be Equal

Mayor Bloomberg joins the fight to support Black men in New York City.

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Poverty Tour as Sideshow

No matter the intent, West-Smiley tour borders on minstrel politics.

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Vantage Point

Present conditions provide the impetus for a new progressive platform.

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It Stops, When We Stop It

Epidemic of gun violence is killing the future of the Black community.

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Bloomberg Steps Up

Mayor to shell out $30M to help young Black men in New York City.

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To Be Equal

Urban League calls on President and Congress to refocus on creating jobs.

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Is Deal Laced with Poison?

The debt limit deal will be toxic in its application.

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Vantage Point

It's time to start working toward a real progressive agenda.

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American Apartheid

Wealth inequality is setting stage for apartheid in the United States.

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Healthy Minds in a Sick Economy

Death of Amy Winehouse calls attention to mental health issues.

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To Be Equal

Reflections on a recent meeting with President Obama at the White House.

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In the Money

A commentary on money and how are community needs to use it.

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Vantage Point

It's time all progressives assembled and developed a plan of action.

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With Intent to Fail

Republicans in Congress are intentionally sabotaging deficit talks.

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Blowing Smoke

Black leadership needs to find correct vehicle to debate differences.

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To Be Equal

National Urban League affiliates work to carry out empowerment agenda.

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Vantage Point

Dr. Daniels' continues his focus on creating a new political paradigm.

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Budget Foolishness

Lawmakers are playing games as the nation faces economic crisis.

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GOP’s Crying Game

Republicans push country to the brink to score cheap political points.

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The Real War

There will be real victims and casualties from the war on the Hill.

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Vantage Point

Blacks need an independent articulation of our political priorities.

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Cowards on the Hill

It's clear that Republicans on the Hill see us as disposable.

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Racing toward the Bottom

Entrepreneurship must be part of recovery mix.

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To Be Equal

Job creation is priority issue at upcoming Urban League convention.

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IMF Ignores World Realities

A new world order requires a rethinking of our global priorities.

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Vantage Point

Could President Obama's reelection chances be in jeopardy?

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In the Money

A commentary on money and how are community needs to use it.

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Vantage Point

Is Barack Obama in danger of being a one-term President?

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To Be Equal

New Black leaders are committed to making job creation a priority.

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China's Bet

There are clear signs that China is on the ascent, while U.S. falters.

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Vantage Point

Blacks are taking the lead in addressing failures of U.S. drug policy.

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In the Money

A commentary on money and how are community needs to use it.

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To Be Equal

Two of the nation's leading business leaders push jobs agenda.

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Election Thievery

There is a move afoot to steal the 2012 presidential election.

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Vantage Point

The second of a two-part series on the nation's failed War on Drugs.

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Vantage Point

It is time to declare the nation's "War on Drugs" a failure.

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In the Money

A commentary on money and how are community needs to use it.

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Debilitating Diversions

The Weiner scandal is distracting Democrats from real work.

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To Be Equal

Preparing African American College students for jobs in Corporate America.

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Friendships Never Die

Celebrating a life and a friendship for the ages.

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Govern Like its 2008

The President needs to stand and deliver on job creation.

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Acknowledging the Obvious

The President’s team states what Blacks have known for some time.

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Work is a Necessity

It is time our nation made work and the creation of jobs a priority.

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To Be Equal

Proposed mortgage qualification rules endanger home ownership.

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History's Hostages

History belongs to those who write it; so write, write, write.

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To Be Equal

Giving advice and well wishes to the Class of 2011.

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Leave His Sorry *SS

In too many child abuse cases, women are beholden to pitiful men.

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To Be Equal

New England 99ers need unemployment help and jobs.

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Raise the Debt Ceiling

It is crucial that the federal debt ceiling is raised.

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Has Freedom Rides Borne Fruit?

Fifty years after the historic effort, how far have we come?

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Oklahoma's Lazy Racist

Racists trade on tired stereotypes to mask their hatred of Blacks.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League visits New England to discuss jobs plan.

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The Struggle post-Brown

Education must be the civil rights issue of the 21st century.

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GOP Off and Running

Crowded Republican field sets sights on the White House in 2012.

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To Be Equal

We need to pass the Urban Jobs Act to bring jobs to our communities.

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The Class of 2011

College graduates face a conundrum - more debt, more chances.

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Texas' Wrong Turn

Texas Senate moves to allow concealed weapons on campus.

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The Black Family Portrait

Can we bring back a Cosby like show that celebrates Black life?

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Photo Will Not Please Skeptics

Images of bin Laden's corpse will not quiet the President's critics.

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To Be Equal

Budget cuts to housing counselors further hurts middle class.

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Show Me Your Passbook

Birthers are a disgraceful distraction from critical issues in America.

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THE Moment

The killing of Osama bin Laden will prove to define the Obama presidency.

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Did Trump Commit a Hate Crime?

Donald Trump has crossed “free speech” line in pushing birther lie.

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A Rich Fool

Billionaire proves that money can’t buy common sense.

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To Be Equal

Donald Trump's misinformation campaign is meant to distract public.

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Children of Women Behind Bars

The real consequences of the children of imprisoned women.

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Embracing Hate

Given history, Blacks must be persistent voice against violence.

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A Fight worth Fighting

It’s the dollars that matter most in determining who gets served.

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What about the Workers?

America's workers seems to be absent from the discussion these days.

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To Be Equal

McDonald's is serving up more than burgers and fries these days.

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Time to get Real

Time to end the budget lies and deal from the deck of truth.

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To Be Equal

National Urban League is preparing Blacks to serve on corporate Boards.

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Manning, Malcolm, And Meaning

Reflecting on the passing of historian Dr. Manning Marable.

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Vantage Point

Final essay of three-part series on the crisis in Libya.

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Vantage Point

Part two of a three-part essay on the crisis in Libya.

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Slick as a Fox

Glenn Beck is not going away; just taking his insanity to a new platform.

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Vantage Point

First part of a three-part essay on the crisis in Libya.

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To Be Equal

Is Washington taking notice of the real state of Black America?

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What Would Martin Do?

Rather than just evoke King’s words, President should follow his path.

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To Be Equal

A war on unemployment is shaping up in Kansas City.

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Final Instructions on Life

My father’s final instructions sustain me as I celebrate his birthday.

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Vantage Point

Celebrating the life, legacy and work of Dr. James Turner.

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Census and Black Political Power

2012 Census data poses new challenges to Black's political power.

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To Be Equal

National Urban League hosts its annual Legislative Policy Conference.

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Lessons from Japan

Can we learn something about our infrastructure needs from crisis!

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In Whose Interest?

The time to speak out against U.S. involvement in Libya is now.

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Democrats White Flight

Democrats must confront their racial inertia to truly change the nation.

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The Business Case for Peace

President’s call for innovation must be met with real dollars.

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To Be Equal

The Urban League releases its annual State of Black America report.

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Gender Equity Is Our Business

We are all responsible for promoting gender equity.

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The Real Terrorism

We need hearings on white supremacists, militias, guns and gangs.

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Remember Wisconsin!

Wisconsin represents a call to action for the American worker.

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Mission Accomplished

If his intent was to wreck the country, W can claim mission accomplished.

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White Girls Can Step Too

We are too big as a people, to fall prey to such trivial matters.

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Should We Bank On This Recovery?

This might not be the economic recovery most of us can bank on.

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To Be Equal

Blacks and Latinos are being made scapegoats for the financial crisis.

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The New Hate

Rep. Peter King can’t mask his true sentiments toward Muslims.

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White Out

The Oscars again reveals Blacks are excised from America's culture.

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Misguided Commemoration

L.A. Clippers owner helps fuel ignorance toward Blacks.

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To Be Equal

Urban League takes its economic recovery plan on the road to Indiana.

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Defending the Public Defender

New Jersey official takes a stand against bullying tactics of Governor.

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Kooks and Krazies

If we have not reached the bottom of the barrel, we must be close.

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Vantage Point

We let Black History Month lose significance to our own peril.

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Showdown in Wisconsin

The Battle of Madison marks a watershed moment for Black workers.

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Just Too Much?

When are budget cuts just enough or too deep, causing long-term pain?

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To Be Equal

Black entrepreneurship is an option of necessity in today's economy.

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Embracing Black Economic History

There are untold stories of Blacks exercising economic independence.

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Vantage Point

Birthday celebration of Reagan couched in hype, not truth.

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To Be Equal

Former NBA star leads Detroit with a new vision for economic recovery.

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Vantage Point

Crisis in Egypt reveals flaws in U.S. policy in the region.

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Except Us

The unemployment picture improves for everyone except..Blacks.

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To Be Equal

One of the Reconstruction Constitutional amendments is under attack.

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Egypt, Economic Justice & Us

Will the demand for justice in Egypt echo in the U.S.?

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Egypt? It’s in Africa.

Psss. Egypt is in northern Africa; pass it on.

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To Be Equal

Remembering Sargent Shriver, architect of the war on poverty.

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Black History Month

Blacks have always faced the future, while heeding the past.

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Business Matters

Businesses, large and small, must take lead in creating jobs.

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Airhead Politics

Ignorance is the new "smart" in American politics.

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To Be Equal

Now is the the time to invest in "green" jobs in urban America.

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Vantage Point

We must preserve the real legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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MSNBC’s Progressive Façade

Departure of popular MSNBC show host comes as no surprise.

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Preacher and Prophet

Claiming Dr. King as an economist who foresaw nation's decline.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League announces 12-point job creation agenda.

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Vantage Point

Return of "Baby Doc" Duvalier highlights need for new leaders in Haiti.

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MLK Day @25

On the 25th anniversary of MLK Day, let us return to the work of Dr. King.

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Pushed Over the Edge

Running away from the truth means we are bound for another tragedy.

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To Be Equal

New White House appointees have experience to get the job done.

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Remembering Bob Weaver

On anniversary of his appointment, we remember a trailblazer.

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Beyond Post-Partisan

Blacks need a 21st century politics based on self-determination.

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A Tragedy and Apology

In the wake of Arizona tragedy, we must all be mindful of what we say.

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Spare us the Hypocrisy

It’s time we called out those who divide us in this nation.

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Running Scared…Again

The browning of America is the source of irrational fears.

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Raining Lies

New York City television personality deserves punishment for lie.

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Scalia’s House Call

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia sets a bad precedent with visit.

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Which Constitution?

Which Constitution will Congressional Republicans seek to amend?

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Happy New Year

2011 offers the nation another chance to get it right.

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Our New Year’s Perspective

We approach 2011 with great hope for the Black community.

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To Be Equal

Black farmers finally get justice for years of mistreatment.

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Reclaiming King

Black Americans need to restore integrity to the King national holiday.

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Vantage Point

Time for a "do over" in Haiti to ensure a fair and democratic election.

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Conspiracy against Memory

Gov. Barbour's remarks are part of broader conspiracy against memory.

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To Be Equal

Despite the rhetoric, the Obama White House scored some victories in 2010.

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Holiday Diversity

We should honor the diversity of the holiday season.

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Waiting for Mrs. Sheer

Rather than bash teachers, we need to uplift the profession.

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To Be Equal

Three Black Americans slated for highest honor for citizenship.

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Surviving, Thriving and Holiday Kwanzaa

Black Americans are proven survivors during hard times.

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To Be Equal

New governors include supporters of the nation's urban centers.

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Selective Outrage

Pardon my cynicism over the current liberal rebellion against Obama.

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Vantage Point

Will Black Chicagoans work against their own interests in mayoral race?

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Some Want Jobs for Christmas

A job is the only gift that matters for many Americans this Christmas.

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Rangel’s Censure

The aftermath of the censure of Rep. Charles Rangel.

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To Be Equal

The 111th Congress will include several new Black legislators.

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Hunger In A Season Of Plenty

Hunger remains a serious problem facing many Americans.

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To Be Equal

The President needs to stand fast and end tax cuts for the rich.

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To Be Equal

How we finance public education is flawed and must be fixed.

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Who Let The Ducks Out?

Be mindful,this lame duck Congress can cause some real damage.

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Thank You Veterans

We must honor our veterans for their service to our nation.

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Need more LBJ, less Clinton

It is time for Barack Obama to deliver the change he promised in 2008.

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On Barack Obama and Oscar Grant

The President and protesters in Oakland share a common need.

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To Be Equal

Black families must make healthy lifestyles a priority for children.

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Killer Cops

Is the life of a Black man really less than that of dogs?

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Midterm Lessons

Instead of licking our wounds, we need to start planning the return blow.

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The Color of Congress

White, conservative Republican men will control the 111th Congress.

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To Be Equal

It's time for the construction trades to end discriminatory practices.

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Voting is Black Power

Electing the first Black President was just the first step toward real change.

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What Makes Me Nervous

I have more than a few things that make me "nervous" about this nation.

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To Be Equal

The recession has made poverty an issue in the nation's suburbs.

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The Future is in our Hands

We must realize that we can determine the future of this nation.

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The Fed Considers Monetary Action

The inaction of Congress may lead the Fed to enact stimulus measure.

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To Be Equal

After all the rhetoric, all that matters is voting on November 2.

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Vantage Point

The long-standing Third World Press deserves our support and thanks.

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More than a First Lady

It's time the White House really recognized the potential of Mrs. Obama.

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A Pilgrimage to Haiti

Dr. Malveaux reflects on her recent trip to Haiti.

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To Be Equal

A real opportunity exists in Chicago for 21st century leadership.

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Mr. President: JOBS!!

The President needs to step-up and confront Black joblessness.

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Vantage Point

We've marched on Washington, now we have to march on ballot boxes.

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To Be Equal

A 2010 version of Bull Connor is wearing a badge in Arizona.

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After the March

Now that the One Nation March has been held; what's next to do?

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To Be Equal

President Obama is set to sign legislation aiding small businesses.

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Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts

When a gift is really no "gift" at all.

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Maxine, You Are Our Queen

By standing up, Maxine Waters has stood out as a target.

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Vantage Point

Should Black voters bail out the Democratic Party...again?

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Saving Black Boys

We are approaching a point of no return if we do not save Black boys.

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Young, Gifted and Poor

The recession is crushing the young, poor and talented of our nation.

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White House Makeover

Summers departure should be the beginning of an extreme home makeover.

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Accountability is the Key

Chisholm Presidential Accountability Commission sets its course.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League honors the memory of Dr. Ronald Walters.

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CBC Must Step Up

We need real leadership from the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Vantage Point

We recall the life of a scholar, activist, and friend.

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How Bad Does it Have to Get?

What else needs to happen before we wake up?

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To Be Equal

On October 2 progressives will rally for jobs and social justice in DC.

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Remembering Ron Walters

Our nation has lost a giant in the cause for social justice.

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A Time for Justice

It's time Americans validated the principles of justice and equality.

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The Hate of a Nation

Our nation is in danger of being engulfed by hate.

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Vantage Point

Was Glenn Beck restoring honor or defiling hallowed ground?

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8 Weeks To Go

Midterm elections are around the corner; what will we do?

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To Be Equal

Two "marches" in DC; is the nation at odds with itself?

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Nightmare or Dream?

There was only one march for justice last Saturday in the nation's capital.

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Vantage Point

Five years after Katrina, black is the missing color in New Orleans.

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To Be Equal

Dr. Laura provides another example of how some are clueless regarding racism.

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Detroit - America's Ground Zero

The Motor City is symbolic of our nation's failure to help cities.

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Vantage Point

The president's lack of boldness on jobs may imperil Democrats at midterm.

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To Be Equal

The U.S. Senate again fails to do right by the nation's Black farmers.

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In Search of Synchronocity

We need a bit of Abbey Lincoln's sensibility to get our bearings.

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The Haters Among Us

We must take a strong stand against the wave of anti-Islam fervor.

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Vantage Point

Questions to ponder over Wyclef's presidential aspirations in Haiti.

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Katrina: Five Years Later

August 29 markes the fifth anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

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To Be Equal

The Secretary of Education announces new education initiative.

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Vantage Point

The Shirley Sherrod incident is a tale of race and redemption.

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To Be Equal

President Obama makes a push for education reform.

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Race Heat, Economic Light

Race made headlines, but just as important is economic progress.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League prepares for its centennial celebration.

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FINALLY, Financial Services Reform

After much delay, the Senate finally acted on financial reform.

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Unfinished Business

Once again, our nation's dirty little secret comes out the closet.

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Vantage Point

We need a return to organizations that made our community the priority.

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To Be Equal

The LeBron James circus is over, for now. However, it was quite a show.

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Not Lily White, Just Non-Black

The U.S. Senate may not be all-white, but it certainly lacks Black faces.

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To Be Equal

The Senate has skipped out, leaving the jobless to fend for themselves.

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An All White Senate?

With Senator Burris on the way out, U.S. Senate may get a whitewash.

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Vantage Point

The future of Blacks Americans rests upon collaboration with each other.

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Vantage Point

A candid assessment on the crisis facing Black Americans today.

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Who Should Really Be Drug Tested?

If being unemployed is not bad enough, Senator Hatch wants drug testing.

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Supreme Stupidity

Conservatives on the high court once again defy common sense.

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To Be Equal

General Stanley McChrystal's loose lips sunk his ship.

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Silence of the Lambs?

Black groups on sideline as Kagan nomination is considered.

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Who's the Boss?

It was the moment of truth and the President did what Presidents ought to do.

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To Be Equal

Black Executive Exchange Program provides real role models for youth.

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Connecting the Dots

Recent PUSH/Excel conference demonstrates leadership of Rev. Jackson.

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A Human All-Star

Professional sports lost a true humanitarian with the death of Manute Bol.

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Fathers Matter

On Father's Day we salute all dads and encourage men to support their children.

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Vantage Point

Networking guru preaches the gospel of "connecting" in the Black community.

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Things Fall Apart

There should be more outrage over the conduct of BP and the Gulf oil spill.

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To Be Equal

June 19 marks the date when Black Americans' independence was certified.

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In Defense of Helen Thomas

Thomas' forced ouster exposes the hypocrisy of the Middle East "debate."

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Vantage Point

What is the state of African liberation 50 years after independence movement?

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To Be Equal

Beneath the latest jobs numbers, a crisis is lurking for Blacks.

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Our Jobless Recovery

A jobless recovery is no recovery, it's a cruel joke on African Americans.

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Today’s Primaries

Today's primaries might reveal the true nature of the electorate.

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To Be Equal

Tea Party candidate Rand Paul is on the wrong side of history.

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Israel's Credibility Gap

Israel's defense of its assault on aid ship has little credibility.

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The Death of Empathy

Do our young people lack empathy for human suffering?

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Vantage Point

It is time for President Obama to show real leadership on Gulf oil spill.

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Holding BP Accountable

Consumers can do their part in sending a strong message to BP.

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Study War No More

We should honor the memory of our war dead by "studying war no more."

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The Curse of Crude

The BP oil spill should force the nation to think about energy policy.

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Vantage Point

As efforts are made to rebuild Haiti, African Americans must be at the table.

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To Be Equal

There is still much to be done to achive education equity in our nation.

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Financial Reform

The real work in finacial reform is ironing out the details.

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Vantage Point

There was a time when Blacks were part of the Republican agenda.

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The War on our Children

A war is raging against our children, and we are losing every battle.

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Black Woman on Supreme Court?

The President's recent pick highlights absence of Black women on bench.

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Vantage Point

We should use Malcolm X's birthday and Haitian Flag day to unify Blacks.

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A Word For Graduates

Some words of wisdom for graduates of the Class of 2010.

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To Be Equal

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has a new challenge.

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Vantage Point

Blacks and Latinos must use Arizona to present a united front against racism.

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To Be Equal

Arizona's new immigration law is offensive to all that is just.

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Suspicion of Racial Origin

The new Arizona immigration law makes "living brown" suspicious.

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Vantage Point

Dr. Henry Louis Gates serves the interests of slavery apologists.

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Dorothy Height: Icon and Friend

Remenbering an American icon who was also a dear friend and inspiration.

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To Be Equal

With the passing of Dorothy Height, the nation has lost a true treasure.

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Vantage Point

While others drink "tea," we need to build a progressive movement.

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To Be Equal

Remembering the legacy of a civil rights legend, Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks.

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Vantage Point

The President is at a critical juncture and must reset his agenda.

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Supremacy History

Virginia governor's omission reveals truth about Confederacy.

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To Be Equal

President Obama and Congress must act on summer jobs program for youth.

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White Hyacinths

The arts play an important role as a coping mechanism during a recession.

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To Be Equal

It's not too late to return your Census forms and help our community.

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Vantage Point

It's time for a national dialogue on the rebuilding of Haiti.

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To Be Equal

Time to end the insanity around college basketball graduation rates.

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U.S. Lags in World Technology

The nation is playing catch-up with the rest of the world in technology.

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Vantage Point

The Black press remains a potent weapon in fight for freedom.

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To Be Equal

The national Urban League releases its annual report on Black America.

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Racism: A Pre-Existing Condition

The Tea Party movement poisons the national debate on important issues.

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Vantage Point

A new commission seeks to instill accountability into political process.

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The Agenda after Health Care

A number of issues are ripe for the White House and Congress to pursue.

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To Be Equal

It's time for our nation's leaders to address the unemployment crisis.

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Vantage Point

Is there a model for educational reform that will serve Black students?

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An Oscar Setback

Actress Mo'nique took home an Oscar but Black roles still lacking.

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Good Politics, Bad Policy

Congress comes up short on the jobs bill and needs to start over.

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Vantage Point

Historically, African "identity" has been used as a unifying force.

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Drum Roll in the White House

Historically Black colleges in the spotlight at White House event.

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Tp Be Equal

National Urban League kicks off campaign as part of 100th anniversary.

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Vantage Point

How African Americans can get involved in the rebuilding of Haiti.

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Honoring Fannie Lou Hamer

It's time the legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer is commemorated with a statue.

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To Be Equal

The nation is feeling the loss of the "Lion of the Senate."

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To Be Equal

Civil rights leaders meet with President on jobs agenda for Blacks.

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Vantage Point

Haiti Support Project brings journalists to witness Haiti relief efforts.

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Meaning behing Jobs Meeting

It means something when the President focuses on the Black jobs crisis.

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Vantage Point

Refugees from the Rainbow movement need to form third party.

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From Free Frank to Billionaire Bob

A look at the historical path to Black economic empowerment.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League set out on a historic journey to China.

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Saints Go Marching In!

Carrying a city on their backs, the New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl.

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Who Dat?

Whatever the final score of the Super Bowl, New Orleans is a winner.

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Seven principles to a balanced life

I must strive for healthy thoughts.

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A review of The Young Victoria

I loved The Young Victoria!

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Vantage Point

It's time for the so-called "Tea Party" protests to take on Wall Street.

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To Be Equal

National Urban League launches its centennial anniversary celebration.

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What Would You Sit For?

Is there an injustice that would cause you to take a stand?

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A Black History Month Challenge

A challenge to infuse a sense of purpose into Black History Month.

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Focus on small wins

2010 has put a new definition on broke.

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Return of the Mack

It was more "if you don't know, you better ask somebody" than State of the Union.

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All Things to All People?

Despite the hype, Barack Obama is human and cannot serve all interests.

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Vantage Point

In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, we must remain vigilant.

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To Be Equal

The President is off to a good start but still has much work to do.

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Coakley in Context

Democrats need not hit hit the panic button after Massachusetts election.

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New Year's Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peasis supposed to bring luck and prosperity.

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To Be Equal

Haiti needs help now, and so far Americans are responding.

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Rebuilding Haiti

It's time to rebuild Haiti from the effects of decades of neglect.

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Avatar: A Review by Sandra A. Daley

Admittedly, I am not a big sci-fi buff.

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Reid proves DuBois Right

Senator Harry Reid's remarks exposes the truth of W.E.B. DuBois.

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Vantage Point

Reflecting on Haiti's independence and its unfinished business.

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To Be Equal

Eunice Walker Johnson's contributions to our nation deserve honor.

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Still Insufficient Funds

The nation has yet to make sufficient investment in Black Americans.

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Vantage Point

Peace in the Middle East requires resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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To Be Equal

Celebrating the life of a political and business pioneer.

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Vantage Point

A new Broadway musical captures the spirit of a Nigerian freedom fighter.

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To Be Equal

We bid farewell to an eventful first decade of the 21st century.

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High Expectations

Some of the President's supporters have unrealistic expectations.

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To Be Equal

Coalition of civil rights groups call for an accurate Census count.

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Vantage Point

The Census must address misuse of the nation's prison population.

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"A Perfect Holiday Gift!"

...a confirming and life-changing weekend retreat.

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Climate Justice?

Copenhagen conference is an opportunity to address impact on Diaspora.

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Vantage Point

It is time to revisit the FDR inspired idea of public works.

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To Be Equal

A green jobs agenda can provide economic opportunity to Black Americans.

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"Food for the Soul!" Jan. 22-24th Retreat

Your weekend retreat delight your palate...

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One Nation?

President Obama needs to face reality and address Black joblessness.

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Vantage Point

The calls for the President to address Black joblessness are growing.

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To Be Equal

The National Urban League outlines its jobs agenda for America.

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To Be Equal

Now that she conquered talk television, Oprah Winfrey eyes new challenge.

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Vantage Point

People of Africa descent need to find meaning in the holiday season.

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Gain a new perspective

Take action on the things you can change, right now.

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Only 4 days left. Reserve your space! Take advantage of the $75 SAVINGS !

I believe in the value of this weekend.

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To Be Equal

President Obama must advance a jobs agenda to avoid economic disaster.

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Job Losses Pose Danger

The grumble the White House hears is Americans who want jobs.

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5 Steps to making your dreams real

Your goals need to be measurable.

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Obama in China

While the President courts China, the Chinese focus on Africa.

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Vantage Point

2010 Census gives is an opportnity to count a new African community.

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To Be Equal

The Senate must act to pass comprehensive health care reform.

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1 in 4

It's time to put forward a federal jobs program.

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Vantage Point

Reality sets in as the Obama White House pushes health care reform.

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Jump Start your New Year's Resolutions! Dream It. Plan It. Claim It!

For women asking the question: What does life expect from me?

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To Be Equal

Nation moves one step closer to justice with signing of Shepard-Byrd Act.

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Are You Better Off?

The question posed by Ronald Reagan continues to hold relevance.

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Time to Vote Today

If you truly care about your community, you will vote today.

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Vantage Point

Chris Rock's new documentary raises sensitive issues of Black identity.

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To Be Equal

As the debate heats up on health care reform, Blacks need to be vocal.

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7 Steps to work-life balance

Achieving balance is about having a clear and focused mind.

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Stay motivated towards your goals

Goals can never be accomplished if your spirit is malnourished.

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A Woman of High Purpose

The name of Dr. Niara Sudarkasa should be known in our community.

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Vantage Point

Youth violence must be viewed through the lens of slavery.

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To Be Equal

It is time to address all of the issues that manifest in violent behavior.

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Keeping it Rich with Sakina

Should I just wait until after I graduate to open a CD or money market?

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A Second Chance

Prison mental health therapist Evan Baker maps the road to recovery.

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Precious

Go see it!

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To Be Equal

The 2010 Census represents an opportunity to be counted and heard.

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Romance after divorce

Making a decision to love again, to play again, to discover again is a brave one after divorce

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Mr. President, It's Time

The President must speak clearly to concerns of Black Americans.

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HBCUs Need Your Help

Obama administration has yet to make commitment to Black colleges.

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How to Ignite Passion in Our Children

It seems more than ever, people are searching for their passion.

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Vantage Point

Recalling the triumph of the Haitian Revolution and its impact on the Diaspora.

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To Be Equal

President's Nobel Peace Prize reaffirms need for diplomacy and dialogue.

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Pursuit of happiness

We spend a lot of time pursuing and amassing.

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Mauling in Ann Arbor

Black college football is being pimped for a large payday.

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Exposing America’s Selfishness

For matters of sheer survival, Blacks need to engage health care debate.

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Bum Rush

The NFL is safe again now that Rush Limbaugh has been chased away.

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First Friday Blues

Monthly employment data shows belies notion of a recovery for Blacks.

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Success is a team sport

No great challenge is conquered alone.

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Vantage Point

A cultural offensive is required to rescue Black youth from violence.

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You too can be a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Does Barack Obama deserve the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize?

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Keeping It Rich

How should I start building my credit, or when should I start building my credit?

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Choices are always present

You may be standing in the way of moving the vision forward.

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Brand your purpose

Each and every one of us has a unique-ness to impart.

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Our Emmett Till

The 16 year-old slain Chicago youth joins Emmett Till as a martyr.

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Vantage Point

It is time to bring the best minds together to address youth violence.

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Keeping It Rich

As soon as you get your first job, you should start direct deposit.

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Chicago Murder is Last Straw

Derrion Albert's life must be honored and his death not in vain.

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Stand Strong

When the weather is good, it is easy to feel affirmed and strong in your intentions

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Vantage Point

IBW adds value to discussions at CBCF Annual Legislative Conference.

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New ways of doing things

Being open to new ways allows for different results.

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Change

Change is good.

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But for the grace…

Black men need to heed warning from plight of Burress, Vick and others.

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Handling Adversity

How often do you step out and observe your life?

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CBC Comes of Age

Congressional Black Caucus is pivotal to President's agenda.

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Vantage Point

Congressman John Lewis has erred in siding with the Cherokee Nation.

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"Singin' Wid a Sword..." Wins Honor

Singin Wid A Sword in Ma Han won the Audience Favorite Award.

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Do You!

Dare to be large!

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Obama's Blind Spot

The President appears to want to wish away racism rather than confront it.

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Questions to re-design your life

We need to stop the chatter and bring focus back to ourselves.

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Vantage Point

Our focus should be on building a real, progressive political movement.

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Our Domestic War

It's time we stopped ignoring the truth and confront racists in our nation.

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Hurt Village by Katori Hall

“Hurt Village” by award winning playwright Katori Hall.

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Motivation is free

Being able to motivate your employees or even your family is a valuable skill to develop.

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Punk Politics

President Obama threw down the challenge, we must all rise up to meet it.

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No Excuse for Gun Violence

The time has come for an all out campaign against gun violence.

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International Literacy Day

Today, September 8 is International Literacy Day.

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Vantage Point

Pent up white rage, fueled by ignorance is driving opposition to Obama.

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When to get out

Whether it is a job or a relationship, are you not sure when enough is enough?

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Murder at Clark-Atlanta

Jasmine Lynn went to Atlanta for an education, she is now a victim of gun violence.

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Knowing when to compromise

Compromise is defined as, a settlement of differences.

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Back to School

The first day of school reminds us of the promise of opportunity in America.

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Who Will Give a Voice to the Voiceless?

After Kennedy, who speaks for the most vulnerable Americans?

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Vantage Point

He once seemed as if he could do no wrong. Has Obama lost his mojo?

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Dress your best

Dress your best and carry yourself in a way that depicts your best you.

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Serving and Saving Children

Why should an organization that is saving children, face eviction?

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Six Steps to Vitality

Long standing unresolved issues can surely lead to depression.

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Twittering Our Way to the Bank

It's a bold, new world on Twitter, with opportunities abound.

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De-Clutter

This is a perfect time to clear out any clutter and start new.

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Vantage Point

The interests of people of African descent should lead us to Pan Africanism.

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Blacks and Health Care Reform

Blacks must make their voices heard in health care debate.

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Envy.

Envy is defined as spite and resentment.

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Influencing the Outcome: Part 3

August marks the second year that we’ve been in economic decline.

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Singin\' Wid A Sword In Ma Han\'

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Hate Inc.

Racism is thriving as an American industry during this recession.

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Get Out There!

You have a great idea? Get out there and put it into action!

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Encouraging another “Dallas”

The presence of guns at a presidential event is a warning to us all.

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Black Men Score for Vick

Tony Dungee / Donovan McNabb lead by example in helping Michael Vick.

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Lady of Rage

In the course of an important African tour, Secretary of State Clinton loses her cool.

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Policy Thugs

The ugliness on display at health care forums is not about policy.

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Vantage Point

Dr. Ron Daniels looks at the challenge of Pan-Africanism in our time.

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Justice Sotomayor

Judge Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.

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Keep Friends Close....

President Obama should watch his back now that Bill Clinton is on the scene.

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Tone Deaf Politics

The Republican Party is cooking up a recipe for its own demise.

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My Provincetown

Sometimes kernels of truth are revealed in casual conversation.

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Vantage Point

The arrest of Henry Louis Gates should provoke a real conversation on race.

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Beers Leave Aftertaste

It will take more than a few beers to reconcile racial bias in this nation.

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Shut Up and Listen!

Excuse me! I don’t mean to be rude

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Health Care Matters

The delay on health care reform may be well worth the wait; time will tell.

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The Question

In the era of "diversity," is it o.k. for a white man to critique BET?

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Me Time

Do I really have to convince you to take time for yourself?

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Vantage Point

So much for our celebration of post-racial America, Gates incident exposes reality.

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One Step Forward, Two Back

After a truly honest expression of outrage, the President steps back.

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The Rotten Garden (State)

Like a group of kids on a field trip, politicians rode the bus to their arraignment.

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Being With Life As It Is

We are often told to try to accept people for who they are.

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Turn a Negative Behavior Into a Positive

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Stupidly, Yes.

An American President has finally laid it on the line regarding police misconduct.

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Cell Almost Home for Gates

Harvard professor meets injustice up close and personal.

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Reality Show Politics

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine needs to explore all options in selecting a running mate.

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A Different Perspective

One of the lessons we can learn is to see things from a different point of view.

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The Education of Henry Louis Gates

Noted scholar faces indignities usually reserved for nameless.

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Obama’s Responsibility

The President's NAACP speech required greater context to shape dialogue.

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Our Votes Count

Newly released Census data shows power of Black vote in 2008 election.

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Your Team

When you are up to major tasks or transformations in life, you are more likely to accomplish them with the support of people who love you.

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Living by Instinct

When you are off, everything is late, wrong, people are negative, deals are falling through, and something is amiss.

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The Wise Latina

Sotomayor hearing is revealing the paranoia of white, male conservatives.

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NAACP @ 100

We salute the NAACP as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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Secret to Success

True success is defined by how in touch your are with what moves you and makes your heart sing.

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Vantage Point

The President's Ghana speech was on-point but his message needed greater context.

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Obama in Africa

President's tough love message must be accompanied with support for Africa.

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Michelle Obama Has Edges

A controversial figure on the campaign trail, same as First Lady.

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Colourblind or Blinded?

The United Kingdom has its own issues with confusion among its Black leaders.

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Restore Balance!

When people talk about restoring balance in their lives, they really are referring to their level of satisfaction

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Influencing the Outcome: Part 2

Having a good network will greatly improve your chance of success

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Achievers!

Anything is possible under the sun. Everyday we are reminded that the universe takes care of even the smallest of us.

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Boy, is my job stressful!

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Vantage Point

The spirit of Frederick Douglass frames Black struggle in the 21st century.

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Michael’s Final Bow

We bid farewell to Michael Jackson and pray that his soul is at rest.

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Twelfth Night

This summer, June 10 through July 12, Shakespeare in the Park brings us Twelfth Night.

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Vantage Point

It's time for the President to take a stand on health care reform.

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Positive motivation goes a long way

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Gone Too Soon

We honor the memory of Michael Jackson for what he meant to our community.

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Michael Jackson

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GOPs Freaknik

The Republican Party's exploits are like an R. Kelly music video, only juicier.

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Voting Rights Preserved

The recent Supreme Court decision preserves voting protections.

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Vantage Point

George Fraser stands alone for his ability to connect people to achieve success.

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A Father’s Gift

He is no longer with me but the lessons he imparted define my life.

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Class of 2009

We need to celebrate high school graduation as a momentous achievement.

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Vantage Point

Sonia Sotomayor's pride in her gender and ethnic identity is more than defensible.

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Motor City Blues

The decline of the auto industry also marks cultural change.

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Racists Need Eviction Notice

The attack at the Holocaust Museum proves the need to eradicate racists.

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Supporting Sotomayor

Let's throw our support behind Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

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Vantage Point

Conservatives in the GOP seek to distort debate on Sotomayor.

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A New Approach in Middle East

President pursues a Middle East agenda forged by truth and common sense.

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Help for Katrina Victims

Finally, the victims of Hurricane Katrina are being offered real help.

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Vantage Point

President has managed to back Republicans in a corner with Court pick.

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Off-duty but in Plain Sight

The shooting of a Black, off-duty NYC police officer raises questions.

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A Supreme Pick

President Obama has made a wise choice in his nomination of Judge Sotomayor.

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Vantage Point

Remembering the contributions of Blacks in our Armed Forces.

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The Truth Hurts

Reaction to Walter Fields' critique of Yates family proves the point.

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Vantage Point

Recalling the life and contributions of El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz.

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Arizona State’s Insult

Arizona State University's snub of President Obama is an insult.

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Who was he fighting for?

The Yates family thought their son was fighting a war ended long ago.

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Vantage Point

Race based remedies are not only valid but a necessity to promote equity.

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Will We Let Gangs Win?

They have declared war on our community. Will we return the favor?

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Vantage Point

All of the talk of a post-racial America belies some hard truths about Black progress.

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My Education Rant

Reality check: Our schools are failing and our children pay the price.

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Break the Supreme Court Quota

The appointment of a second Black would prove we are truly a post-racial society.

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100 Days

We take a look at President Obama's first 100 days in office.

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Vantage Point

The President gets a B+ for his overall performance for his first 100 days.

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Strip-Searching Teens is Out of Control

Supreme Court case raises important issues for students and parents.

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Image and Job Interviews

With competition high for jobs, appearances matter.

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Free at 50

On my 50th birthday, I am reclaiming my life and renewing my spirit.

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Vantage Point

A third force is needed in American politics to advance a progressive agenda.

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U.S. MIA

White House decides to skip UN conference on racism. It's a mistake.

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Home Grown Terror

Leaked intelligence report is right in pointing out domestic threats.

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Vantage Point

Despite our emotional attachment, Barack Obama should be held accountable.

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Don’t Leave Africa Behind

With his first trip to Europe under his belt, President needs to turn to Africa.

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Vantage Point

Now that we have a Black President, do we need a Black Agenda?

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Gun Violence

A recent rash of shootings begs for sensible gun control policy.

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We Will Never Forget

April 4 marks the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968.

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Made in America

On his first trip abroad, President Obama challenges world views.

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Why Black Power?

Smithsonian African American Museum contributes to new dialogue.

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Vantage Point

Is the progressive movement missing its moment in Obama era?

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Vantage Point

Progressives are challenged to seize the moment in Obama era.

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Trouble in Oak Town

Oakland incident demonstrates the need for real reentry policies.

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The Village Mob

The public is angry over A.I.G. but will anger solve the problem?

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More than just a game

Morgan State's bid in NCAA tournament reaches beyond the court.

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Vantage Point

Recalling "Bloody Sunday" and the promise of a new Selma.

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D.C.’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic

HIV/AIDS now hits 3% of the residents in nation's capital.

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It Takes a Village

It's time to pull together as a community and lift each other up.

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A Foolish Stand

S.C. Gov. puts political ideology before the needs of residents.

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An Education President

President takes important step to redefine American education.

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Vantage Point

Putting a Black face on today's GOP will likely mean little.

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Beyond Crisis

A full scale national emergency exists with Black unemployment.

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Will DC Residents ever be Citizens?

DC continues to be denied voting representation in Congress.

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Michael Steele’s Cowardice

GOP Chairman should hang head in shame for bowing to Limbaugh.

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Out of Iraq

It is time for the United States to bring troops home from Iraq.

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Vantage Point

We should make finishing the Haitian Revolution a priority.

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Is This the Best You’ve Got?

Republicans need a response to Governor Jindal's response.

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Hail to the Chief

Make no mistake about it, Barack Obama is the President.

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Alan Keyes is…Crazy

Alan Keyes is no longer a distraction; he is a security risk.

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Vantage Point

Black History Month should honor the Haitian Revolution.

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Steele’s Disappearing Act

Not even the worse racist imagery moves GOP chair to speak out.

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Who Owns News Media Matters

Post cartoon reveals why who owns media is important.

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Love Her to Death

Incident between Chris Brown and Rihanna points to larger issue.

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Monkey Business at the NY Post

Cartoon is vile but do we really expect any better from this rag?

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Vantage Point

Enough! It's time we stopped demonizing Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

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NAACP Turns 100

February 12 marks the 100th anniversary of the N.A.A.C.P.

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It’s about Jobs, Stupid

The Republican Senate minority chose politics over leadership.

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Alex the Lyinghearted

Alex Rodriguez's admission of drug use is a serious matter.

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GOP plays politics as people suffer

The nation needs leadership but the GOP opts for partisanship.

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Vantage Point

Taking ownership of the American flag.

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Not Playing with a Full Deck

Barely out of office, Bush apologists are teeing up on Mr. Obama.

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CBC Chair No Fan of Gregg

Rep. Barbara Lee takes issue with Obama pick for Commerce post.

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The Tax Man Cometh

Tom Daschle, Obama's pick to head HHS, withdraws over tax issues.

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Vantage Point

The significance of Black History in the Obama era.

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Chairman Steele

Michael Steele is the new Republican National Committee chairman.

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Wacko Time Is Over

The Obama era will hopefully make conservative pundits irrelevant.

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Apology Due

Not all went well on Inauguration Day, and someone has some explaining to do.

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Completing Dr. King's Mission

To honor King, we must complete his quest for economic justice.

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Facts and Fiction About Black America

The new conventional wisdom is Black America is in deep decline.

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New Direction in the Middle East

President Obama must pursue a new course in the Middle East.

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Nation has suffered during Bush years

I welcome George W. Bush's departure with a sense of relief.

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Reid’s Unnecessary Showdown

Now that the "show" is over, Democrats should seat Roland Burris.

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Touché Governor Blagojevich!

Democrats should not block Roland W. Burris in the Senate.

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Jena 6 Tragedy Continues

Mychal Bell continues to struggle to put the past behind him.

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GOP's Third Rail Politics

RNC chairperson candidate deserves the boot for his bigotry.

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Changing Voices: Episode 3

Karla Ballard discusses a foreclosure prevention program.

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More than One

With two vacancies in the Senate, Blacks appear to be locked out.

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Notre Dame’s Fumble

University gets low score for differential treatment of coaches.

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Selective Outrage

GOP sides with Wall Street millionaires over "Joe Auto Worker."

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When Politicians Steal

In these days and times, corruption is a tax we need not pay.

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Changing Voices: Episode 2

Karla Ballard talks with artist and activist, Kellie Williams

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President Obama and the District

Expectations are high that Obama will embrace the people of DC.

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Killing Fields

We mourn 14 year-old Ronald Jackson, a victim of gun violence.

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New Deal with Labor for Recovery

Unions must end discriminatory practices if Obama plan is adopted.

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Around The Table: Episode 9 Video

Financial Adviser, Faheem Ra'Oof Joins the Around The Table Crew

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Mr. Obama's BIG Challenge

November's jobs report raises the stakes for Mr. Obama.

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Changing Voices: Episode 1

Karla Ballard explores the concept of sustainability

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Why NorthStar?

Today marks the anniversary of our inspiration, the North Star.

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Around The Table: Episode 8

Around The Table remembers the late Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

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Still Keeping the Faith

We celebrate the 100th birthday of Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

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Giving Thanks

NSnewstv.com reflects on Thanksgiving.

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HUD is critical to recovery

Walter Fields points to the need for HUD to be taken seriously.

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Obama's Recovery Plan

Mr. Obama's proposed Economic Recovery Plan is a good first step.

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Around The Table: Episode 7

A discussion on politics and the economy

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GOP Claims No Mandate for Obama

GOP is busy denying their defeat on November 4.

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Right Man for Justice

Eric Holder is the right man to lead Justice Department.

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GOP Targets Unions in Opposing Auto Bailout

Walter Fields shares his views on the auto industry's plea.

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Discipline of the Brothers

Controversial figures were noticeably silent during the campaign

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Around The Table: Episode 6

The NSnewstv.com crew discuss the top political issues

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Time to Step Up

Change should extend to how we hold our leaders accountable.

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Around The Table: Episode 5.1

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When Bad News is Not New News

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Our 44th President

President-elect Barack Obama offers hope in troubled times.

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A Grandmother's Faith

Tonight's victory belongs to Madelyn Dunham.

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Appointment with History

Today is an appointment Blacks have had for 400 years.

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Election Day: Optimism and Worry

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The Hudson Family Tragedy

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McCain's Fueling Hate

Walter Fields lays the blame for the plot to kill Obama on John McCain.

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America's Final Exam

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The Angry Old Man

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A Night to Remember

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FUNDraising Good Times!

How to succeed in fundraising. Tips for a successful 2014.

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