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    Occupy Wall Street Begins Second Month of Protests

    Stretched across his neat padding of blankets carefully placed out of the walkway, Andre Robinson exudes positivity even as he sits next to the five plastic bins containing everything he owns. Every morning after...

    Obama Sending Troops to Aid Africa Anti-Insurgency

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he's dispatching roughly 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to help battle the Lord's Resistance Army, which the administration accuses of a campaign of murder, rape...

    We Worked With Martin

    Editor’s Note: Forty-eight years and two months after his speech for the ages, the voice of Martin Luther King, Jr. will once again ring out over the National Mall in the nation’s capitol this...

    US Court Blocks Ala. Immigration Law for Schools

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a blow to Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law, a federal appeals court sided with the Obama administration Friday when it blocked public schools from checking the immigration status of students. The...

    Nigerian Pleads Guilty to Airplane Underwear Bomb Attack

    DETROIT (AP) — A Nigerian man said Wednesday he tried to blow up an international flight for al-Qaida with a bomb in his underwear in retaliation for the killing of Muslims worldwide, taking a...

    Farrakhan: ‘We ain’t marching no more … elect leaders who will fight’

    More than 17,000 people converged at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia Oct. 9 to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the Million Man March. The atmosphere was highly charged with security checkpoints at several...

    Kemba Smith Pradia Keeps Fight Against Domestic Violence Alive

    Similar to the millions of women around the world who are currently in violent relationships, Kemba Smith Pradia never imagined herself involved with a partner who could become physically abusive. A freshman in college...

    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...

    Wall Street Protests Continue to Spread

    Sweeping across the country with the vengeance of an out of control brush fire, Occupy Wall Street protests have only gathered speed while heading into a fourth week of action. Spurred by corporate greed...

    Hertz Suspends 34 Muslim Drivers in Prayer Dispute

    SEATTLE (AP) — Thirty-four Muslim drivers for Hertz claimed they were suspended for praying during work hours, but the company contended they were reprimanded for abusing break times. Backed by their union, the drivers protested...

    Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Women’s Rights Activists

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Africa's first democratically elected female president, a Liberian campaigner against rape and a woman who stood up to Yemen's autocratic regime won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in recognition...

    Fred Shuttlesworth – Civil Rights Pioneer Dies at 89

    Called an unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement because of the supportive role he played, the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth quietly slipped away in death, Oct. 5, at 89, after having spearheaded the careers...

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