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  • Federal Ruling on N.C. Voting Laws Bolsters Voter ID

    Civil rights and elections attorneys said April 26 they will appeal a federal court ruling upholding North Carolina’s 2013 major rewrite of its voting laws, a decision that marks at least a temporary victory for another state that requires photo identification to vote. This week’s ...

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  • REMARKS BY THE FIRST LADY AT COLLEGE SIGNING DAY

    Harlem Armory New York, New York  (April 26, 2016) 3:45 P.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA:  This has been pretty exciting, huh?  (Applause.)  I am so, so happy to be here with you guys.  Look how good you all look!  (Applause.)  You look so good!  (Applause.)  All right, let me start by thanking a few ...

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  • AFRO Endorsements

    AFRO Endorses Hillary Clinton To be the Democratic Presidential Candidate   Hillary Clinton is a battle-tested warrior. Since ascending to the national stage with her husband, President Bill Clinton, her policies and positions have been a call to protect the most vulnerable; women and ...

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  • AFRO Endorsements II

    Dutch Ruppersberger Congressman Ruppersberger has represented the constituents of the 2nd Congressional District of MD for 13 years. Ruppersberger has served as the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee and currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee, responsible for ...

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  • AFRO Endorses the Baltimore Circuit Court Sitting Judges

    The judges who sit on the Baltimore Circuit Court and are up for reelection on April 26 are known collectively as the Sitting Judges. Their names are: Shannon Avery, Audrey J.S. Carrion, Michael DiPietro, Wanda Keyes Heard, Karen C. Friedman, and Cynthia H. Jones. These judges are responsible ...

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  • HBCUs Pay More to Borrow Money, Study Finds

    Historically Black colleges and universities pay higher borrowing costs, a discrepancy mainly caused by racial discrimination, according to a new study—a difference which limit the resources they can offer to students. The study was produced by scholars at Drexel University in Philadelphia, the ...

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