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    Black Turnout Expected to Remain High in Coming Election

    When Americans go to the polls on Nov. 6, support for President Obama will remain virtually unchanged among Black voters, some experts predict. “I think Black support for Obama would be the same,” according to...

    Md. Rep Cummings Challenges Group Planning to Intimidate Minority Voters on Election Day

    Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings has demanded that a group planning to challenge voter access to the polls on Election Day provide him with details of its planned operations. Cummings targeted the organization True the...

    Man Opens Fire at Creflo Dollar’s Church

    A church volunteer was shot and killed at World Changers Church International on Oct. 24. Investigators suspect 52-year-old Floyd Palmer of Riverdale, who, they said, entered a chapel on the church's campus and started shooting. Palmer...

    Creflo Dollar Church Shooting Suspect in Custody

    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A volunteer leading a prayer service at a Georgia megachurch was shot and killed Wednesday morning, and a former church employee was taken into custody at a shopping mall...

    Checkmate

    The 2012 presidential debate series ended Oct.22 in a clash that veered from foreign policy and war to the U.S. economy and jobs as President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney shared a stage...

    KNOCKOUT!

    President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney began the three-week sprint to Election Day with a testy debate Oct. 16 over domestic issues raised by voters, including a question from an undecided Black voter...

    It’s Resolved: A Black Woman Will Be Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that Bernette Johnson will be the court's next chief justice, resolving a legal dispute that wound up in federal court. The court's ruling Tuesday says...

    Supreme Ct. Defeats Republican Attempt to Block Ohio Early Voting

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with Democrats on Tuesday in refusing to block a decision over disputed early voting days in the battleground state of Ohio, giving President Barack Obama's campaign...

    Important Ed. Affirmative Action Case Argued Before Supt. Court

    Oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court began Oct. 10 over a higher education admissions lawsuit that could lead to a high court ruling with a deep and lasting effect on the nation’s colleges...

    Army’s Top General Backs Leniency for Gen. Kip Ward

    U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, supports allowing Gen. William “Kip” Ward, a Black four-star general and former commander of the U.S. Africa Command, to retire as a...

    Mervyn Dymally, Former California Congressman Dies at 86

    Mervyn Dymally, former California lieutenant governor and U.S. congressman who is often credited with breaking down color barriers and opening doors for minorities in the state, died on Oct. 7 in Los Angeles. He...

    Cummings Seeks GOP Support to Restore Embassy Security Funds

    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) Oct. 10 asked Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to cross party lines and join him in calling for supplemental funding bill to restore embassy security funding that was cut by the...

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