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NAACP elects Brock, 44, as youngest board chairman

February 27, 2010

The NAACP elected a health care executive as its youngest board chairman last Saturday, continuing a youth movement for the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. Roslyn M. Brock, 44, was chosen to succeed Julian Bond. She had been vice chairman since 2001 and a member of the NAACP for 25 years.

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Woods: he’s sorry for affairs, unsure of return

February 27, 2010

Tiger Woods apologized for cheating on his wife and says he is unsure when he will return to competitive golf. “I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did was not acceptable,” said Woods, looking composed and speaking in a steady voice.

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Black man killed at IRS Office recalled as hero

February 27, 2010

When Joseph Andrew Stack crashed his plane into an IRS building in Texas Thursday morning, leaving behind a ranting letter against the government indicating that taxes ruined him financially, some people wrote him off as deranged.

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Ex-POW Shoshana Johnson shares her struggle

February 19, 2010

Shoshana Johnson survived gunshot wounds to both legs and 22 days as a prisoner of war in Iraq. Life wasn’t so easy when she came home, either. In her recently released book, the 37-year-old single mother describes mental health problems related to her captivity and tells how…

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Michael Jackson’s doctor charged in singer’s death

February 19, 2010

Dr. Conrad Murray pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop star at a brief hearing that had all the trappings of another sensational celebrity courtroom drama. Murray, a cardiologist who was with Jackson when he died June 25 at his rented Los Angeles mansion, is accused of…

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Mitch Landrieu elected mayor of New Orleans

February 19, 2010

Mitch Landrieu was elected mayor of New Orleans last week, replacing term-limited Ray Nagin and becoming the majority-black city’s first white mayor since 1979, the year his father, Moon Landrieu, left the office.

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A closer look at judicial diversity in nine states…

February 6, 2010

Women and members of ethnic or racial minorities are underrepresented in a majority of state courts across the nation. A new report from the National Institute on Money in State Politics, titled “Judicial Diversity And Money In Politics,” examines judicial elections…

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