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    Walter Fauntroy, Feared Dead in Libya, Returns HomeGuess Who He Saw Doing the Killing

    Former U.S. Congressman Walter Fauntroy, who recently returned from a self-sanctioned peace mission to Libya, said he went into hiding for about a month in Libya after witnessing horrifying events in...

    Critics of Obama Compare Him to Martin Luther King

    In the midst of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial celebration, a disgruntled Washingtonian protested in front of the Washington Convention Center—which housed most MLK celebration events—and began to chant anti-Obama idioms. On Aug. 26,...

    Texas Blacks Advise Looking at the Real Rick Perry

    Recently joining the race for the 2012 Republican nomination for president is Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Perry, in his third and final term at the helm of the state, has rapidly moved to the...

    Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Becomes 395th National Park

    The National Park Service formally welcomed the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial as America’s 395th national park on Aug. 28 – the 48th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered in...

    MLK Memorial–Some Came Anyway

    Hurricane Irene interrupted the formal dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the 48th anniversary of the Aug. 28, 1963 “I Have a Dream Speech,” but it did not stop a stream...

    Progress, Challenges Raised at Table of Brotherhood

    Click here to view a slideshow from the Table of Brotherhood Community leaders, public officials and ordinary citizens gathered together in Washington, D.C. Friday to discuss whether and how Martin Luther King’s “dream” was being...

    Victims Detail Bishop Eddie Long’s Alleged Sexual Coercion

    Bishop Eddie Long settled civil lawsuits several months ago which alleged that he used his influence to coerce young men into sexual relationships. But new interviews by two of the five men that were...

    Obama Administration Announces New Fuel Efficiency Program for Heavy Duty Vehicles

    President Obama recently met with industry officials to discuss what could be a breakthrough in fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution standards for work trucks, buses and other heavy duty vehicles, according to a...

    MLK Dedication Postponed

    Click here to view an official announcement from the Washington DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Sunday's planned dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington has been postponed...

    Rep. Maxine Waters Tells Tea Party to “Go Straight to Hell”

    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) had some stinging words for the Tea Party at a recent forum in Inglewood, Calif. At the “Kitchen Table Summit” held at Inglewood High School Aug. 20, citizens voiced their...

    Mothers’ Forum Pushes for Answers to ‘Flash Mob’ Violence

    A diverse crowd of concerned parents and residents from a cross section of Philadelphia gathered at the Vare Recreation Center, in South Philadelphia, to discuss possible solutions to the escalating problem of youth violence. The...

    Homage to a King

    In spirit, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has taken his rightful place on America’s National Mall. Twenty-seven years in the making, the journey to the first national memorial honoring an African-American has been a...

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