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    3 Women Accept Nobel Peace Prize

    OSLO, Norway (AP) - Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital on Saturday. Liberian President Ellen...

    Trump Trash 2.0

    It was like déjà vu all over again… There was Donald Trump, reality show carnival barker, failed presidential candidate and delusional provocateur spewing his venom early in the morning on NBC’s “Today,” show earlier this...

    Massive Manhattan Voting Rights Demonstration Set for Dec. 10

    Assaults and attacks on voting rights and practices are to be the targets of a massive demonstration Dec. 10 in what organizers are calling the Stand for Freedom march in midtown Manhattan. The rally is...

    Mumia Abu-Jamal, No Longer Under Death Penalty Cloud

    Prosecutors have called off their 30-year battle to execute former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal for murdering a white police officer, putting to an end the racially charged case that became a major battleground in...

    Ofield Dukes: Renown Public Relations Specialist Dies at 79

    The reported death of Ofield Dukes, Dec. 6, has caused the African American community to pause out of respect for the loss of talent and fervor, and out of wonderment at how that particular...

    Political Aide to Former Md. Governor Bob Ehrlich Found Guilty On All Counts

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A political aide to former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to use election-day robocalls in an effort to suppress Black voter turnout during the 2010 gubernatorial election. Paul...

    Bishop Eddie Long Taking Time off from Ga. Megachurch

    LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Megachurch leader Bishop Eddie Long announced Sunday he's taking time off to focus on his family after his wife filed for divorce. Long's spokesman, Art Franklin, said the New Birth Missionary...

    The Cain Train Has Been Derailed

    With his wife Gloria by his side, Herman Cain, the Black Republican presidential candidate who was accused of having a 13-year extramarital affair, announced that he will drop out of the race while fiercely...

    Amnesty International Calls for Arrest of George W. Bush on Torture Charges

    Former President George W. Bush began a tour of Africa during the week of Nov. 28 and, according to Amnesty International, he needs to see the inside of a jail cell while he’s there. The...

    Bishop Eddie Long’s Wife Changes Her Mind Again–Proceeds with Divorce

    UPDATED (December 3, 2011) DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Vanessa Long, who stood by her husband Bishop Eddie Long as the Georgia mega-church pastor battled accusations that he seduced four young men with cars, clothes and...

    Survivors

    Streets across America have become the sounding board for the majority that refuses to remain silent in such turbulent economic times. The cry is for jobs, for economic justice, for a fair shake at...

    Health Care Survival Pivots on Which Justice is Most Conflicted

    U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Elena Kagan are at the center of a debate over whether they should be involved in deciding the fate of health-care reform that would greatly benefit African...

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