Friday, December 4, 2020

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S.C. Lt. Gov. Faces Backlash for ‘Stray Animals’ Comment

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South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer (R) has set off a round of controversy with his comparison of providing government assistances to individuals in Greenville, S.C., to “feeding stray animals.” According to Columbia, S.C. newspaper The State, Bauer’s remarks came...

Black Virginia Woman Snags Coveted Crown

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Caressa Cameron, 22, a broadcast journalism student enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University, beat out 53 contestants in the annual Miss America pageant held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 30. She is the first Black Miss...

Tuskegee Ace Pilot Dies at 90

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Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Lee Archer, a former Tuskegee Airman during World War II, died January 27 at Cornell University Medical Center in New York City. He was 90. Archer was born on September 6, 1919 in Yonkers, N.Y....

S.C. School District Gets Long-Awaited Assistance

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Dillon County, S.C. has some of the worst public education facilities in the nation, facilities so bad that they caught the eye of then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008. Now, President Obama has decided to do something about the horrid...

Missing Fla. Lottery Winner Found Dead

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A missing man who won $30 million in the Florida lottery in 2006 was found dead on January 28 after a three-month search. Abraham Shakespeare had not been seen by friends or relatives since April and was officially declared a...

Democrats Not Giving Up on Health Care Reform

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Though their hopes of achieving health care reform took a hit with the election of Republican Scott Brown to the Senate in a special Massachusetts election in mid-January, Democrats have vowed to keep fighting until a reform bill is...

Obama Knocks Supreme Court Decision in Address

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President Obama’s State of the Union Address on January 27 featured a rare confrontation between two branches of American government. The president called out the Supreme Court for their recent decision in the case of Citizens United vs. FEC, which...

Lawsuits: Calif. Cops Failing to Protect Blacks

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Several pending lawsuits allege northern California police have not taken seriously attacks on Black teens by Latino gang members. The racially-motivated violence resulted in the death of 14-year-old Vernon Eddins, who was shot in front of his Union City, Calif....

Wal-Mart Lays Off 11,200 Workers

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Despite President Obama’s assurances that the economy is rebounding, residual effects of the ongoing recession have resulted in more job losses. Among the major firms cutting jobs is retail powerhouse Wal-Mart, which said Jan. 24 that it would lay off...

NAACP Supports Pittsburgh Teen in Police Beating

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The Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP is calling for the firing of city police officers who allegedly beat Black teenager Jordan Miles during an arrest. The Pittsburgh branch is also calling for charges against Miles to be dropped. “He had...

State of the Union: Jobs No. 1 Priority

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President Barack Obama, it seems, is the eternal optimist. Despite a year in which Republicans undercut his policies at every turn, the president renewed his call to bipartisanship very early on in his first State of the Union address Wednesday...

Legal Experts Question Reversal on Corporate Campaign Ads

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Legal experts and campaign reform advocates are decrying the U.S. Supreme Court’s Jan. 21 decision that reversed a years-long ban on corporate campaign spending, a move that opens the door for a deluge of negative campaign ads that could...

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