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    U.N. Announces Breakthrough in HIV/AIDS Treatment

    The United Nations announced Nov. 23 that new HIV infections have declined globally, news that experts believe may mark a turning point in the epidemic. The U.N. report stated that 33.3 million people worldwide contracted...

    Two Blacks Chosen for Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

    The Rhodes Trust recently named two African-American students Rhodes Scholars. Fagan Harris of Glen Burnie, Md. and Esther Udehi of Evansville, Ind. will join 30 other Americans and travel to England next October to...

    NAACP to Call for Education Reform at Daisy Bates Education Summit

    The NAACP will host its annual Daisy Bates Education Summit in Raleigh, N.C. on Dec. 2 through Dec. 4. Named after the late Daisy Bates, advisor to the revered Little Rock Nine, the summit...

    Poll: Jean-Henry Cant Favored by Majority in Port-au-Prince’s Tent Cities

    The results of a recent polling expedition to identify the next president of Haiti shows notary Jean-Henry Céant favored by nearly three of four (72 percent) of respondents, according to a press release issued...

    Nation’s Leaders React to Death of ‘History Keeper’ Margaret Burroughs

    Margaret Burroughs, founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago and a celebrated artist, died Nov. 22 at 93. Her death spawned a number of remembrances from the nation’s policymakers, including...

    ‘Anti-Facebook’ Pastor Admits Past Affair, Offers to Step Down

    After garnering nationwide media attention for his campaign against Facebook because of its perceived adverse affects on his congregants’ marriages, Neptune Township, N.J., pastor Cedric Miller is speaking out about a three-way sexual affair...

    Ex-State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Activist Death

    A former Alabama state trooper has pleaded guilty to the 1965 murder of a Black civil rights activist, a momentous shooting-death that spurred marches in Selma and Montgomery and contributed to the eventual enactment...

    Drug Use on the Rise in Segments of Black, Hispanic Youth

    African-American girls and Hispanic boys comprise the majority of teens involved in illicit drug use, and their parents and other caregivers are urged to act immediately to deter the behavior, according to a new...

    Republican Governors Seek Steele’s Removal

    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is in the crosshairs once again as several GOP governors said he should be ousted from his position. At the Republican Governors Association meeting in San Diego on...

    Chicago Mayor Race: Moseley-Braun Declares Candidacy, But Emanuel Remains Favorite

    Despite criticism this summer that he hadn’t lived in Illinois for more than a year and had yet to prove his mettle to residents, Rahm Emanuel, former White House chief of staff to President...

    Colin Powell Talks Obama, Politics

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell praised President Obama’s efforts in the Middle East but said the president has lost focus, during a recent interview with CNN’s Larry King. "He should have focused on the...

    Paycheck Fairness Act Dies in Senate

    The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have strengthened equal pay opportunity laws for women, failed to clear the Senate Nov. 17. The bill would have amended portions of the existing Equal Pay Act of 1963,...

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