State of the Union: Jobs No. 1 Priority

President Barack Obama, it seems, is the eternal optimist. Despite a year in which Republicans undercut his policies at every turn, the president renewed his...

Legal Experts Question Reversal on Corporate Campaign Ads

Legal experts and campaign reform advocates are decrying the U.S. Supreme Court’s Jan. 21 decision that reversed a years-long ban on corporate campaign spending,...

Yele Haiti Vows Better Accounting

After admitting mistakes involving questionable financial practices, Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti charity foundation announced Jan. 22 that it has hired a new accounting firm...

Community Service Urged on MLK Holiday

The Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal organization which oversees the government’s public service efforts, has put out its annual call to...

Top Banks Answer to Financial Crisis Panel

 Several major bank executives finally admitted to missteps during the 2008 financial crisis during a January 13 hearing on Capitol Hill. “People are angry. They...

Top Banks Answer to Financial Crisis Panel

Several major bank executives finally admitted to missteps during the 2008 financial crisis during a January 13 hearing on Capitol Hill “People are angry....

Arenas Pleads Guilty to Felony Gun Charge

On January 15, Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty  to a felony charge of carrying a firearm without a license in Washington, D.C. Arenas pleaded guilty in...

State of the Dream 2010 Report: Instant Changes for Minorities Recession Recovery

Even as the U.S. economy recovers, African-Americans and Latinos continue to disproportionately experience hardships in their frantic efforts to find work and maintain homeownership,...

Haitians Respond to Media Portrayal of Homeland

As many Haitians live in peril amid indescribable destruction and death, their American relatives are vexed by the media’s depiction of their native country...

Mom Charged For Ditching Duty

A Black single mother serving in the Army faces charges for failing to report to duty after she said she needed to watch her...

German Musical Showcases Obama’s Rise

A President Obama look-a-like will star in a new German musical which was scheduled to open January 15, according to the Associated Press. The...

Conservative Icons Draw Fire over Haiti Statements

Two prominent conservatives came under fire over comments made about the massive earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12. The Rev. Pat Robertson, a televangelist...