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    New York Times Report: Obama Could Prevail in 2012

    Despite marginal success with his foreign policy and attempts to reduce unemployment, and the recent loss of Democratic control of the House of Representatives, President Obama still seems to be on the path for...

    Congressman Rangel To Face More Public Humiliation

    It has always been hard to overlook the high-profile Congressman from Harlem. If one ever had the privilege of meeting him, it was impossible to ignore his sharp intellect, his commanding presence, his booming...

    Katrina Victims Stop Mississippi Governor’s Plan to Divert Fed. Hurricane Recovery Dollars

    Some low-income Mississippi residents, still in need of recovery funds five years after Hurricane Katrina, will receive disaster recovery assistance following a Nov. 15 settlement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. After...

    Outgoing U.S. Senator Burris Upset over Lack of Black Representation

    Outgoing U.S. Sen. Roland Burris (D.-Ill.) said he is furious with the lack of African-Americans in the Senate, calling the fact that there will be no Black senators once he completes his term when...

    FDA Warns Makers of Alcoholic, Caffeinated Energy Drinks

    The Chicago-based manufacturers of Four Loko, a popular caffeinated alcoholic energy drink, were among the four recipients of a warning letter issued by the Food and Drug Administration, who claimed the caffeine used in...

    Black Farmers Finally Get Senate Action

    The Senate cleared a $1.15 billion appropriations measure Nov. 19 to settle a decades-old discrimination suit by Black farmers, paving the way for one of the largest civil rights settlements in history, if the...

    Rangel Found Guilty of Ethics Violations

    WASHINGTON – New York Rep. Charles Rangel, a longtime power in the U.S. House, violated its rules with financial misconduct, brought it discredit and will be punished, fellow lawmakers sitting as jurors ruled on...

    Obama’s Plea to World Leaders Falls on Deaf Ears

    President Obama told world leaders that a strong U.S. economy is key to a global recovery as he attempted to create trade opportunities with countries all over the world. However, he found no such...

    CBC Says Newly Elected Black Republicans Will Be Welcomed

    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 Congressional...

    Hoyer and Clyburn Reach Accord over Dispute for House Democratic Whip Position

    Following a Friday night meeting which averted a fearful public Democratic Caucus battle for power, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Nov. 13 asked her party colleagues to support Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., for a...

    Bedbug Invasion Spreads Fear, Loathing

    In an effort to address the epidemic of bedbugs creeping through the nation, federal and local agencies are attacking the menace with effective measures. Bedbugs, biting insects that thrive on the consumption of human and...

    Obama Supporter Forced to Sell Handwritten Letter to Pay Bills

    A woman, who received a handwritten letter from President Obama regarding her financial woes, has reportedly sold the correspondence to pay for her home and medical bills. Jennifer Cline of Monroe, Mich., a wife and...

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