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    The Links Aid a School in Africa

    The Hudson Valley chapter of The Links, a national service organization of African American women, has made a commitment to adopt an impoverished school in South Africa reports The Journal News. Under the banner of...

    Meek Wins Florida Primary Race

    Rep. Kendrick Meek (Fla.) will be the Democratic candidate to face Republican Marco Rubio and Gov. Charlie Crist in Florida’s Senate race this November. Meek won the Democratic party’s nomination with 54 percent of...

    Civil Rights Groups Release Publication on Redistricting

    In an attempt to protect minority voters and their power in elections, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC)...

    Wyclef Jean’s Political Venture Takes Dramatic Turns

    After Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) deemed rapper Wyclef Jean ineligible to run for the nation’s presidency, it seemed his political journey had been thwarted. Furthermore, Jean released a statement on his blog saying,...

    Tainted Eggs Cast Fear in U.S. Grocery Stores

    Typically a staple food in many Americans’ diets, eggs have come under fire after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pointed to two Iowa-based producers as the root of a nationwide salmonella outbreak....

    Veteran CBS News Correspondent Harold Dow Dies

    Emmy Award-winning CBS News correspondent Harold Dow, recognized for his Sept. 11 and O.J. Simpson murder trial coverage, died Aug. 21 in New Jersey. He was 62. According to CBS network spokeswoman Louise Bashi,...

    National Black Pro-Life Union Prez to Attend ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally

    On the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic March on Washington, incendiary radio host Glenn Beck plans to lead the “Restoring Honor” rally at the same site where King gave the landmark...

    Less Red Meat Reduces Heart Disease Risk

    A high consumption level of red meat greatly increases a person’s risk for heart disease, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. In clinical studies from 1980 to...

    Dr. Laura Plans to Quit Radio

    Following the repeated use of a racial slur on a recent episode of her radio talk show, Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced on Aug. 17 that she will end her radio career at the end...

    Indicted Senate Candidate Greene to Stay in Race

    South Carolina Democratic Senate hopeful Alvin Greene plans to continue his run for office despite being indicted on obscenity charges related to an alleged incident that took place on the University of South Carolina’s...

    High Unemployment Rate May Be Related to Spike in Suicides

    The nation’s stubbornly high unemployment rate during the recent recession is more than a sign of the economy in a tailspin. It is also linked to a state of mind that is reflected in...

    S.C. Mother Admits to Killing Two Sons, Appears in Court

    Shaquan Duley, the mother accused of killing her two young boys and then staging an accident to cover it up, made what her lawyer called a “remorseful” appearance in an Orangeburg, S.C. courtroom on...

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