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    Police: Girlfriend Says Man Called from Ark. Squad Car– Admitted Having Gun

    (August 22, 2012) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The girlfriend of a man who was fatally shot in the back of an Arkansas patrol car told an investigator that he called her from the...

    Court Blocks Alabama Student Citizenship Checks

    (August 20, 2012) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that part of Alabama's tough immigration law that ordered public schools to check the citizenship status of new students is unconstitutional. The...

    General Dennis Via, U.S. Army’s New Black Four-Star General

    (August 18, 2012) For Gen. Dennis Via and the U.S. Army’s distinguished Signal Corps, two historic moments were marked in August. First, Via, a Martinsville, Va. native, became the sixth African American in history to...

    General Kip Ward, Retired Head of U.S. Africa Command, Faces Possible Demotion

    U.S. Army Four-Star Gen. William E. “Kip” Ward, the first leader of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is facing the prospects of demotion following a lengthy investigation of allegations of excessive overspending and other...

    Pennsylvania Judge Won’t Halt Tough Voter Identification Law

    A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday refused to stop a tough new voter identification law from going into effect, which Democrats say will suppress votes among President Barack Obama's supporters. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson said...

    Republicans Take Obama to the Woodshed Again, Through Holder

    It seems that House Republicans are not yet finished with raking Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. over the coals regarding the botched federal law enforcement operation that funneled U.S. firearms to Mexican drug...

    SuperPAC Portrays Obama as Racist

    A new superPAC has launched an ad campaign that accuses President Obama of purporting racism against White people. FightBigotry, which was registered with the Federal Election Commission last week, alleges that Obama has been given...

    Chick-fil-A: Standing on the Wrong Side of History?

    As more and more politicians and corporations embrace a redefinition of marriage to include openly homosexual, bisexual and transgender partners, the insistence on a Biblically- defined marriage as a male-female union has put Chick-fil-A...

    A New Princess Vaults Her Way into America’s Heart and Marketplace

    Gabrielle Douglas, a16-year-old Black gymnast with a dazzling smile and pixie-like moves, is vaulting from the 2012 Olympic Games into the high stakes world of product endorsements with the same grace and apparent effortlessness...

    NBC Gabby/gymnastic Chimp Gaffe Ignites Firestorm of Criticism

    Pairing network applause for Black gymnast Gabby Douglas with a grinning monkey on gymnastic rings to promote a new show was not an intentional slap at the pixie-like Virginia Beach, Va.-born athlete’s historic Olympic...

    Obama Attack Ads Mark 2012 Re-election Campaign Approach

    In 2008, the Obama presidential election campaign was a bright light on the political landscape, lit with the ideals of hope and change, of historic import and a turn-the-other-cheek philosophy that made Barack Obama...

    Minority & Senior Foreclosure Rates Soar in Wake of 2007 Mortgage Crisis

    From 2007 to 2011, more than 1.5 million older Americans lost their homes as a result of the mortgage crisis of 2007-2008 and more than 3 million more are at risk, according to a...

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