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    Glenn Beck Predicts Nationwide Race Riots if Obama Fails in Re-election Bid

    Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck is predicting that there will be race riots across the country if President Barack Obama is not re-elected. He also said Americans would defend America from rioters. "I firmly...

    Service Union Unveils New Ad Campaign Focused on Minority Media Outlets

    In an effort to refocus Republican lawmakers on the need for job creation, the 2.1 million nurses, janitors, security officers, child care providers and other members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has...

    Cain: Americans May Be Uncomfortable with Romney’s Religion

    Herman Cain, the Black GOP candidate for president, said some Americans might be uncomfortable with Mitt Romney's Mormon faith. Romney, the former Gov. of Massachusetts and a Republican, is also running for president. “I did...

    Newark, N.J.’s First Black Female Police Chief Says She’ll Be Out and About

    The city's first female police chief plans to be an accessible, visible presence in the community, and will expect other officers on the force to do the same. “Those who don't know me, will know...

    S. African Children May Have Stopped International Sex Predator

    The words of little children from an isolated town in rural South Africa may have stopped an international sex predator. U.S. investigators say Jesse Osmun confessed that as a Peace Corps volunteer, he for months...

    New Hearings Sought in Chicago Police Torture Case

    Fifteen incarcerated men who claim they were sent to prison by confessions that were beaten, burned and tortured out of them by convicted Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge and his officers are getting some...

    Fla. Gang Trial Turns Deadly with Witness’ Killing

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The day Eguel Geffrard was supposed to testify in the trial of the man accused of leading one of South Florida's most violent gangs, police found his bloodied...

    Critics Question Bloomberg’s $127M Black, Latino Initiative

    In an effort to close disparities which often prohibit any Black and Latino men from finding success, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg rolled out a $127 million three-year assistance program which includes job placement,...

    Racist Flyers Distributed in Ohio Following Murder-Suicide of Interracial Couple

    Authorities in Ohio are investigating the appearance of racist flyers left around a neighborhood in the wake of a murder-suicide of a local interracial teen couple. According to reports, the flyers left in Deerfield Township,...

    US to Grant $100m to Somalia Funding

    U.S. officials are gearing up to announce a new $100 million funding effort to go towards Somalia as the nation continues to suffer from severe drought and famine. According to the Associated Press, the...

    States to Receive Relief From ‘No Child Left Behind’ Through New Waivers

    Schools across the country will soon catch a break in “No Child Left Behind” regulations, as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will issue waivers for key provisions of the law. Duncan announced in a...

    ‘My Strange Addiction’ Widow Finds Solace Eating Husband’s Ashes

    After losing her husband unexpectedly a few months ago, a Tennessee woman has found an interesting yet disturbing way to cope. According to the Huffington Post, Cassie, a resident of Fayetteville, Tenn., was featured...

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