Friday, February 26, 2021

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Top Banks Answer to Financial Crisis Panel

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Several major bank executives finally admitted to missteps during the 2008 financial crisis during a January 13 hearing on Capitol Hill “People are angry. They have a right to be,” Chairman Phil Angelides of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission,...

Arenas Pleads Guilty to Felony Gun Charge

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On January 15, Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty  to a felony charge of carrying a firearm without a license in Washington, D.C. Arenas pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court as part of a deal which will guarantee him receiving a penalty...

Mom Charged For Ditching Duty

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A Black single mother serving in the Army faces charges for failing to report to duty after she said she needed to watch her young son instead. The Army filed charges on January 13 against Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, a 21-year-old...

Conservative Icons Draw Fire over Haiti Statements

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Two prominent conservatives came under fire over comments made about the massive earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12. The Rev. Pat Robertson, a televangelist known for controversy as much as being a devout Christian, was the first to weigh...

State of the Dream 2010 Report: Instant Changes for Minorities Recession Recovery

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Even as the U.S. economy recovers, African-Americans and Latinos continue to disproportionately experience hardships in their frantic efforts to find work and maintain homeownership, according to a new report from the Boston-based United for a Fair Economy. Release of...

Haitians Respond to Media Portrayal of Homeland

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As many Haitians live in peril amid indescribable destruction and death, their American relatives are vexed by the media’s depiction of their native country as an uninhabitable, poverty-stricken no man’s land. While Haiti’s history of widespread human suffering is irrefutable—something...

German Musical Showcases Obama’s Rise

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A President Obama look-a-like will star in a new German musical which was scheduled to open January 15, according to the Associated Press. The production, titled “Hope: The Obama Musical Story,” is a bilingual musical performed in English and...

Arenas Charged With Felony Gun Possession

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Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has been charged with felony gun possession, the Washington Post reported on Jan 14. The 28-year-old native of Los Angeles, Calif. was counted for carrying a pistol without a liscence outside of his home or business, a...

Ex-NBA Star Pleads Guilty

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Former NBA star Jayson Williams pleaded guilty on Jan. 11 for accidentally shooting his limousine driver to death in 2002. The Associated Press, Williams was waiting for a retrial on a reckless manslaughter charge but decided to plead guilty to...

African Immigrants Revolt in Italy

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According to a New York Times report, more than 1,000 African workers in Calabria, a southern Italian region, were shipped away to detention centers for immigrants after a series of riots. The uproar began last week in Rosarno, Italy, after...

Teddy Pendergrass Dead at 59

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Legendary R&B singer and songwriter, Teddy Pendergrass died Jan. 13, at the Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia reports the Associated Press. He was 59. His son, Teddy Pendergrass II told the Philadelphia Inquirer  that his father underwent colon surgery eight...

‘Beating’ the Conflict in Darfur

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After months of relative silence, the issue of violence in Darfur, Sudan, rose to the fore Jan. 9 when thousands of individuals in 15 countries across the world gathered for Sudan365: A Beat for Peace, a series of coordinated...

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