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Obama Eulogizes Church Shooting Victims in Charleston

Charleston, S.C. President Barack Obama has delivered a eulogy for the pastor killed with eight other African Americans inside a church last week in Charleston, South Carolina. Obama said, “we are here to today to remember a man of God who lived by faith.” He described the Reverend Clementa Pinckney of the Emanuel African Methodist […]

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Presidential Candidate Donald Trump on Black Youths: ‘No Spirit’

New York, N.Y.  The entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. has announced that it is severing ties with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, after recent reports of Trump’s disparaging remarks toward Mexicans. Business mogul Donald Trump gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at […]

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Obama Announces Changes in U.S. Government Hostage Policy

Washington, D.C.  Over the past decade, we have witnessed a significant shift in hostage-takings by terrorist organizations and criminal groups that has challenged the ability of the U.S. Government to secure the safe recovery of U.S. nationals taken captive.  The wanton and brutal murder of several Americans held hostage over the past year lays bare […]

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Troopathon Aims To Send Care Packages To Troops Overseas

Sacramento, Calif.  Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots organization, announces their 8th star-studded live fundraiser that helps send care packages to American troops deployed in war zones overseas. “Troopathon 8 – Care Packages for Our Heroes” is a 6-hour long fundraiser that brings together pro-troop movie stars, TV personalities, elected officials, professional athletes, […]

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Russell Simmons Calls Out NYC Mayor de Blasio re: Police Problems

New York, N.Y.  Russell Simmons reportedly used some colorful language on a radio show June 18 to describe New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. According to Capital New York, the hip-hop mogul and activist called de Blasio a “bitch” for failing to stand up to the city’s police commissioner, William Bratton, and governor, Andrew […]

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White Topeka, Kan., Residents Find KKK Fliers on Their Property

Topeka, Kansas.  The Rev. Ben Scott, president of the Topeka, Kan., chapter of the NAACP, says that his organization is concerned about Ku Klux Klan activity in the city, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. That concern stems from the news that residents in several neighborhoods woke up June 15 to find fliers on their property, apparently […]

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Your Health and Our Environment: How Can We Protect Both?

Washington, D.C.  On Tuesday, the White House will convene a Summit to bring together health and medical professionals, academics, and other stakeholders to empower people and communities with the information and tools they need to protect public health in the face of climate change. The national dialogue will be focused on highlighting the impacts of […]

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Supreme Court Permits Texas to Reject Confederate Flag License Plate

Washington, D.C.  In a 5-4 ruling on Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Texas’ refusal to issue a license plate with the Confederate flag, the Associated Press reports. Justice Clarence Thomas joined the more liberal justices to form a majority. They overturned an appeals court ruling that barring the plates was a violation of free […]

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