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Dr. Murray’s trial shifts to focus on science

October 29, 2011

While the defense was on the verge of its counter attack in the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, the prosecution dramatically shifted the focus from personalities to science — its most powerful weapon in the courtroom battle.

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Michael Steele–Real Steele (Part 2)

October 23, 2011

The real seedlings for what could become a third party or at least a third way probably began around 2005 with people who were disappointed with the party. The Tea Party grew out of a frustration with big government Republicanism.

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Cain: Race not a major problem

October 14, 2011

Herman Cain, the only black candidate in the Republican presidential field, insisted over the weekend that race isn’t a major problem in America today and said that he’s serious about running for the White House even though he’s embarking on a tour to promote his book.

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Army promotes highest-ranking black woman

October 14, 2011

Marcia Anderson last week became the first African American woman given a second star as a general in the U.S. Army during a ceremony at Fort Knox. It’s a day, Anderson said, that black soldiers who fought during the Civil War or the Tuskegee Airmen could never have imagined.

 

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First tenured black professor at Harvard Law dies

October 14, 2011

Bell died last Wednesday night of carcinoid cancer at a Manhattan hospital, his wife, Janet Dewart Bell, said Friday. He’d been diagnosed with the disease a decade ago, she said, but was still teaching at New York University Law School as recently as last week.

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Michael Steele–Real Steele (Part 1)

October 14, 2011

Michael Steele first entered politics in 2000, which is when he was voted Chairman of Maryland’s Republican Party. A couple of years later he won the State’s race for Lieutenant Governor, and by 2008 he had become the first African American ever elected to serve as Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

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Cain: Perry insensitive over name of hunting camp

October 9, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Sunday criticized rival Rick Perry as being insensitive for not acting sooner in removing the racially offensive name from a rock outside the Texas hunting camp his family once leased.

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Only woman to get electric chair in Georgia receives pardon

October 9, 2011

The crimes that African Americans committed and did not commit have long been given exceptionally lengthy sentences and/or extreme penalties. One of the worst abuse of justice went to a black woman in Georgia in 1945. She was sentenced to die in the electric chair for killing a white man.

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Anti-terrorism success may not help Obama in 2012

October 9, 2011

The killing of an American-born cleric in Yemen underscores a re-election reality for President Barack Obama: He may have a string of counterterrorism successes and high marks from the public on foreign policy, but neither is likely to help him hold the White House.

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