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    Political Conventions Highlight Hispanic Split

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hispanics with the highest profiles in this year's political conventions, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, stand as opposites in a cultural and political...

    Michelle Obama Touts Husband’s Character, Commitment to Country

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Flawless. A grand slam. Superior. They sound like blurbs on a movie poster, but these plaudits and others have been used to describe Michelle Obama's speech Sept. 4 at the Democratic National Convention. Delivered to...

    DNC Celebrity Performers-Announced

    Charlotte, N.C.---Convention watchers who were perhaps underwhelmed this week by the Republicans' entrainment lineup in Tampa — 3 Doors Down, the Oak Ridge Boys, Taylor Hicks — might find the music more appealing in...

    Black Republican, Dallas Minister Explains His Anti-Obama Vote

    Perhaps the Republican National Committee should have asked Pastor Stephen Broden to address the convention. Broden, a pastor of Fair Park Bible Fellowship in Dallas and a first-time delegate, made an impassioned case for why...

    RNC Attendees Hurl Peanuts, Insults at Black CNN Camerawoman

    An African American CNN camerawoman was pelted with peanuts by two Republican National Convention attendees Aug. 28 who shouted, “This is how we feed the animals” as the woman, Patricia Carroll, handled a camera...

    NAACP Presence to be Felt at Both Major Party Conventions

    NAACP officials said Aug. 27 they will be a presence at both the Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conventions to encourage candidates to address issues important to the Black and civil rights communities. “The real...

    Republican Convention: Diversity Facade

    In an effort to showcase African Americans in the Republican Party and attempt to appeal to Black voters, the GOP trotted out a lineup of African American speakers at the Republican National Convention, including...

    Democrat’s Renomination in N.C. of Obama To Contrast with GOP’s Romney Embrace

    About 35,000 “fired up” Americans are expected to converge on Charlotte, N.C. the Democratic National Convention, Sept. 3-6 as the party seeks to hold on to the White House and regain control of Congress. The...

    Police: Girlfriend Says Man Called from Ark. Squad Car– Admitted Having Gun

    (August 22, 2012) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The girlfriend of a man who was fatally shot in the back of an Arkansas patrol car told an investigator that he called her from the...

    Kwame Kilpatrick Admits Torching Mom’s Re-Election

    DETROIT – Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said Aug. 16 he derailed his mother’s 2010 congressional re-election campaign and apologized, telling a group of journalists he was “guilty as sin,” for the email scandal...

    Obama Criticizes Romney Over College Assistance

    RENO, Nev. — President Barack Obama accused rival Mitt Romney of being oblivious to the burdens of paying for college on Tuesday, telling young voters in battleground Ohio that his opponent's education policies amount...

    Money Squabble in Boston Snares Black Church, Bank

    An ongoing legal dispute between OneUnited Bank and the venerable Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston is taking a heavy toll on the city’s Black community, leaders and residents say. The financial drama...

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