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Internet Surfers Cruising a Wave of Depression

Surfing the Web could be hazardous to your mental health, according to a new study. The study, conducted by British scientists, indicated that the longer people spent online, the less likely they were to be happy. However, the study did not...

Obama Proposes Changes to No Child Left Behind

President Obama intends to overhaul the No Child Left Behind education law, changing the school accountability system that has placed a failing label on over a third of schools, the Associated Press reported. No Child Left Behind pushes schools to...

Bank of America, Former Execs Face Civil Fraud Charges

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on February 4 filed charges of fraud against corporate giant Bank of America, as well as Kenneth Lewis and Joseph Price, the bank’s former chief executive and financial officer, respectively. According to The Washington...

Oprah, Tyra, Beyonce Realizing the Dreams of Black Women

From the days of the late actress Hattie McDaniel and entrepreneur Eunice Johnson in the early 20th century, Black women have always forged paths of leadership, fighting for success while giving tirelessly of themselves. “I don’t think you ever stop...

Tax Write-off for Haiti Donations

United States residents who donated to the relief effort in Haiti will be rewarded this spring when they file their income taxes. A measure recently approved by Congress and signed by President Obama will allow them to write off those...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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