1:48 PM / Tuesday January 28, 2020


Sexy interracial poster sparks furor in South Africa

February 5, 2012

The poster was distributed on university campuses by the student wing of the Democratic Alliance, the main opposition party. It shows a young inter-racial couple – a white man and a black woman – both apparently nude, locked in a loving embrace.

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Edwina Baker Cyber Learning Center opens in North Philly

January 22, 2012

Pre-school students navigated the state-of-the-art computer equipment with ease while adults looked on in amazement during the grand opening ceremonies for the new Edwina Baker Cyber Learning Center at the Mt. Tabor AME Church in North Philadelphia.

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Haiti Two years later: Half a million still in camps

January 16, 2012

Days after the earthquake killed his little girl and destroyed much of his house, Meristin Florival moved his family into a makeshift tent on a hill in the Haitian capital and called it home. Two years later they’re still there, living without drains, running water or electricity.

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Official: Jamaica’s opposition easily wins vote

January 7, 2012

Jamaica’s first female prime minister has officially led her party to a landslide victory in general elections with final results announced Tuesday giving it a two-to-one margin in Parliament. Portia Simpson Miller’s People’s National Party captured 42 seats in the country’s 63-seat Parliament and…

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Civil War-era estate given to Rust College

January 7, 2012

Rust College is now owner of an 1858 Civil War-era mansion. Rust College President Dr. David Beckley says the estate, valued at $3 million, is located just a few blocks from campus. The mansion known as “Airliewood” was built back in 1858 as a cotton plantation.

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The Nguzo Saba and Kwanzaa in a time of crisis

December 31, 2011

One of the greatest triumphs of the Black Power, Black Nationalist and Black Consciousness movements of the 60’s and 70’s was the widespread embrace of the Nguzo Saba, The Seven Principles of the Black Value System, and Kwanzaa, the African American holiday created by Dr. Maulana Karenga.

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Last troops leave Iraq in subdued exit

December 26, 2011

The six American soldiers couldn’t see much of the desert landscape streaming by outside the small windows of their armored vehicle. They were hushed and exhausted from an all-night drive — part of the last convoy of U.S. troops to leave Iraq during the final moment of a nearly nine-year war.

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