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    Where are the Minority Staffers?

    On Jan. 5, the National Urban League Washington Bureau sponsored a panel discussion "Increasing Racial Diversity in the U.S. Senate." The event, held at the Hart Senate Office Building, had an audience of roughly...

    6,000 National Guard Troops Processed for Obama Inauguration Support

    Thousands of National Guard troops from across the country have been temporarily assigned to Washington to assist with inauguration events, officials said. Most of the troops were processed at the National Guard Armory on East...

    New York Drug Charges Against Rapper Desiigner are Dropped

    NEW YORK (AP) — Misdemeanor drug and menacing charges against rapper Desiigner have effectively been dropped less than three months after his arrest in New York. The rapper, whose real name is Sidney Selby, wasn't...

    Black Star Power Shines Bright at BET Inaugural Ball

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--Just hours after President Obama was sworn in to his second term, a host of musicians, actors and dignitaries lined the red carpet at BET Networks' 2013 Inaugural Ball. The black-tie affair, hosted by...

    Millennials, Generation YHow Do ‘U’ Know– What?

    Morgan State Urban News Project Dwayne Allen explores the younger generation abandoning traditional newspapers and relying on social media and other web outlets to get their news.  Check out his video... (April 5, 2013) Millennials, or...

    Yellow Ticket Holders at a Glance

    The biggest ticketed event of the year took place in Washington, D.C. last Monday. Nearly 1 million people traversed the national mall to witness the second and final swearing-in of President Barack Obama. Among...

    First Lady Michelle Obama Dazzles on Inauguration Day

    They may be afraid to admit it openly, but many Americans who tuned in to the second inauguration of President Obama were just as excited about seeing what Michelle Obama would wear as they...

    Washington View

    Great are the expectations of President Barack Obama, the historic first African-American president who was inaugurated for his second term on Jan. 21. The momentous hopes and aspirations are especially strong for the African...

    Thousands Witness Obama’s Second Swearing In

    Barack Obama, the son of a Kenyan government economist and a White anthropologist, was sworn in to his second term as president of the United States on Jan. 21, taking his oath with his...

    Obama’ Second Inauguration Brings Joy, Hope

    For thousands of celebrants, the day of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration started with a visit to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, a chance to mark both Obama’s occasion and Martin Luther...

    You Don’t Want to be a Belle at Just Any Inaugural Ball

    Many Americans celebrated the second inauguration of the 44th President of the United States in front of their television screens while others had the opportunity, or misfortunes depending on your perspective, to experience everything...

    Obama II Inauguration Kindles Special Emotions for Older Blacks

    WASHINGTON, D.C. --Tears rolled down the cheeks of a 60-year-old woman shortly after President Obama took the oath of office for his second term. She calmly let them drop without letting her hand interfere....

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