S.C. School District Gets Long-Awaited Assistance

Dillon County, S.C. has some of the worst public education facilities in the nation, facilities so bad that they caught the eye of then-candidate...

NAACP Supports Pittsburgh Teen in Police Beating

The Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP is calling for the firing of city police officers who allegedly beat Black teenager Jordan Miles during an...

Missing Fla. Lottery Winner Found Dead

A missing man who won $30 million in the Florida lottery in 2006 was found dead on January 28 after a three-month search. Abraham Shakespeare...

Democrats Not Giving Up on Health Care Reform

Though their hopes of achieving health care reform took a hit with the election of Republican Scott Brown to the Senate in a special...

Obama Knocks Supreme Court Decision in Address

President Obama’s State of the Union Address on January 27 featured a rare confrontation between two branches of American government. The president called out the...

Lawsuits: Calif. Cops Failing to Protect Blacks

Several pending lawsuits allege northern California police have not taken seriously attacks on Black teens by Latino gang members. The racially-motivated violence resulted in the...

Wal-Mart Lays Off 11,200 Workers

Despite President Obama’s assurances that the economy is rebounding, residual effects of the ongoing recession have resulted in more job losses. Among the major firms...

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...