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    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...

    Bill Tompkins Named to Take Black Press Helm

    Publishing veteran Bill Tompkins will get a crack at moving Black newspapers forward as he’s been named president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the umbrella organization for America’s Black newspapers. Tompkins has...

    Obama: DC `feels as broken as it did 4 years ago’

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says Washington "feels as broken as it did four years ago," when he took office. He says he's most frustrated by the inability "to change the atmosphere" in the...

    Obama Unrelenting in Bashing Romney’s Policies

    GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama is keeping up his attacks on the policies of rival Mitt Romney and his Republican allies. During a campaign stop Saturday in Glen Allen, Va., just outside...

    Romney Jeered During Speech at NAACP Convention

    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney traveled to Houston July 11 to explain to members of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization why they should cast their votes for him come November. “If you want a...

    Obama Draws Criticism for AIDS Stance

    Less than two weeks away from the start of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), President Obama has still not confirmed whether he will visit to the D.C. convention center a few blocks...

    George Zimmerman Makes Bail & Walks

    Neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman was released from jail Friday for a second time while he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman left the Seminole County Jail a day after...

    Black Unemployment Inches Up to 14.4%

    National payroll giant ADP and the Department of Labor both issued job reports this week with differing results. ADP, which reported 133,000 new jobs in May, released a report on July 5 showing that the...
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