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    NAACP’s Jealous Recognized by Time Magazine

    NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous received two honors recently as he was named one of Time magazine's “40 Under 40 Rising Stars of U.S. Politics” and one of the “Top 50 people of...

    First Lady Hits Campaign Trail for Democrats

    First Lady Michelle Obama has embarked on a vigorous two-week campaign swing in search of Democratic votes prior to next month’s midterm elections. With two years left on President Obama’s term, his wife’s fundraising...

    50 States, Washington D.C. Launch Foreclosure Probe

    Officials in all 50 states and the District of Columbia have come together for an investigation into allegations that mortgage lenders mishandled documents and improperly foreclosed on homes. A group of attorneys general and...

    Lender Alleges Bishop Long Defaulted on Loan

    Atlanta figure Bishop Eddie Long continues to find himself in hot water, as a bank has filed suit against him and two others for defaulting on a property loan. The suit, filed in DeKalb...

    Obama Courts Black Votes

    The ethics trials for U.S. Reps. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., and Maxine Waters, D-Calif., have been set for after the elections on Nov. 15 and Nov. 29, respectively. The announcement, made late last week, prompted...

    Florida Man Denies Ownership of Drugs found in Buttocks

    A 25-year-old Florida man is claiming non-ownership of what law enforcement officials say was cocaine found lodged in his buttocks. When Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies searched Raymond Stanley Roberts during a traffic stop Sept....

    Black Community and Black Ministers Defining Issues in Chicago’s Crowded Field for Mayor

    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has joined a potentially crowded field seeking the Chicago mayoral seat after incumbent Richard Daley announced he would not seek re-election. Meanwhile the city’s Black ministers in an...

    The White House to Install Solar Power

    The Obama Administration recently announced plans to install new solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House. The new installations will serve as the Department of Energy’s...

    Statement by President Obama on the Passing of Albertina Walker

    Statement by President Obama on the Passing of Albertina Walker Michelle and I are saddened by the passing of gospel great Albertina Walker. Ms. Walker was known for her Grammy Award winning voice and recognized...

    Newly Elected Black RepublicansWhere Will They Fit?

    Election Day victories for two Black Republicans raise a rare question in the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress: How will two African American members of the Grand Old Party interact with the...

    Freedom Sisters Exhibit to Open

    Sometimes the contributions of women get lost. In the retelling of history, things men have done are allowed to overshadow the things women did, especially African-American women. But on Oct. 23, when the ninth and...

    Bishop Long has Accusers and Defenders Among ‘Spiritual Sons’

    Conflicting images are emerging of Bishop Eddie Long in the wake of the firestorm that has erupted from allegations of sexual impropriety and abuse of authority by four young men formerly of Long’s New...

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