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    Saying Farewell

    Countless fans gathered at the Howard Theater in the District on May 29 to say farewell to late go-go pioneer Chuck Brown at a public viewing. At the 11-hour event, locals reflected on the...

    Arizona Secretary of State Rescinds Ballot Challenge to Obama, Birth Records Acceptable

    The quest for data to dim the image of President Obama is picking up steam, and money, even as one conservative critic admitted failure May 23 in his effort to use questions about Obama’s...

    Chuck Brown: A Legend Who Rose From Humble Beginnings to International Fame

    In an interview two years ago, Brown said he never imagined the success that would come after he taught himself to play the guitar fashioned by a Lorton prison mate. “I paid him five cartons...

    Famed FAMU Marching Band Suspended Another Year

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M University's prestigious marching band, scarred by the hazing death of one of its drum majors, won't be taking the field for at least another year. At a school where...

    Obama Comes Out: The Numbers Game

    When President Obama announced to Robin Roberts of ABC News that his position on marriage equality had finally “evolved” to the point that he now supports it, Obama made history, again. “At a certain point,...

    Same-Sex Marriage Masking the Issues

    Buckle up folks. We’re five and a half months from the general election and it appears that right now we’ll have five and a half months of two politicians arguing over same-sex marriage. Really? In...

    Student Loans Plus Limited Jobs Equals Trouble

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When she graduated from the University of Iowa two years ago with a major in elementary education, Amber Newman envisioned standing in front of a class of bright, energetic youngsters and...

    HUD Studies Show Housing Counseling Helps Families Prepare for Homeownership and Keep the Homes...

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released two reports on the impact of HUD-approved housing counseling has for those families who purchase their first homes and those struggling...

    Trayvon Target Prompts Online Outrage

    An online advocacy group is calling on Virginia authorities to investigate the company responsible for selling gun range targets depicting Trayvon Martin, whose slaying spawned a national controversy. Change.org—an influential Internet-based advocacy group, who had...

    Will Obama’s Gay Marriage Endorsement Compromise His Black Support Base?

    President Obama’s new stance on gay marriage may put him at risk with a major bloc of his supporters, African Americans. The president May 9 reversed his long-held opposition to same-sex marriage, saying the...

    Romney-Santorum; They Deserve Each Other

    He dragged it out just about as long as he could; he dragged his feet and dragged his knuckles. He seethed, he moped and he whined. But, after much wringing of hands and gnashing...

    NAACP Launches Historic “This is My Vote” Voter Registration and Education Campaign

    The 2008 U.S. presidential election brought us not only a historic election but also record participation of minority voters. More than 2 million more African-American voters and an additional 2 million Latino voters cast...

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