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Study: Middle and Upper-class Minorities Adopting Broadband

Middle and upper-class African-Americans and Hispanics are narrowing the digital divide, according to a new study conducted by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. According to the report, 94 percent of Blacks and 98 percent of Hispanics who...

New York Governor Will Not Seek Election

After months of controversy and scathing criticism from his political colleagues, New York Gov. David Paterson announced Feb. 26 that he would not seek election later this year, according to a New York Times report. Paterson took the helm nearly...

White House Social Secretary to Step Down

White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers will step down from her post at the end of the month amid controversy surrounding the infamous White House crashers in December, according to a Washington Post report. The Post quoted unnamed White House...

Fan Sentenced for Sending Harassing Text Messages to Ashanti’s Mother

A delusional fan was given two years jail time after sending strange and explicit text messages to R&B singer Ashanti’s Mother, reported. Devar Hurd, 31, expressed sorrow as he claimed he didn’t mean to annoy or upset the award-winning...

Conservatives: Constitutional Principles are Under Attack

Several conservative groups recently united to sign a document they called an act of recommitment to America’s founding principles. The Mount Vernon Statement claimed to uphold national independence, economic opportunity and religious liberty. By signing the statement, each agency said it...

Saints Claim First Super Bowl Championship

The celebration of Mardi Gras has begun earlier than usual, as the party kicked off in the streets of New Orleans February 7 after the Saints claimed their first NFL championship in franchise history with a 31-17 victory against...


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