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11:55 AM / Sunday September 15, 2019

Week In Review

Barrier-breaking jazz star Lena Horne dies at 92

May 18, 2010

Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress known for her plaintive, signature song “Stormy Weather” and for her triumph over the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, has died. She was 92.

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Arizona gov. signs bill targeting ethnic studies

May 18, 2010

Gov. Jan Brewer’s signature on the bill last Tuesday comes less than a month after she signed the nation’s toughest crackdown on illegal immigration — a move that ignited international backlash amid charges the measure would encourage racial profiling of Hispanics.

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NYC bomb suspect nabbed aboard Dubai-bound plane

May 9, 2010

A U.S. citizen who had recently returned from a five-month trip to his native Pakistan, where he had a wife, was arrested at a New York airport on charges that he drove a bomb-laden SUV meant to cause a fireball in Times Square, federal authorities said.

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New Ariz. law requires Obama’s birth certificate

April 23, 2010

The Arizona House has approved a bill that would require President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate if he hopes to be on the state’s ballot for a re-election bid. The House approved the measure on a 31-29 vote, sending it to the Senate.

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LDF claims massive black voting denials nationwide

April 23, 2010

Last week the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) released Free the Vote: Unlocking Democracy in the Cells and on the Streets, a report detailing the impact felon disfranchisement laws have on communities of color nationwide.

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Columbia, S.C. may elect first black mayor

April 19, 2010

“The response has been good. We’re encouraged,” Benjamin told BlackAmericaWeb.com. “This campaign is about building a better city – a safe city, a clean city and a city that is run well. We’re also focusing on job creation.”

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Recent News

Entertainment

‘I was stupid’: Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison for college scam

September 13, 2019

By COLLIN BINKLEY BOSTON (AP) — “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days...

Commentary

To Be Equal: After Labor Day – Commit to raising full-time workers out of poverty

September 13, 2019

By Marc H. Morial TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM  “The strongest middle class the world has ever known was not built...

Color Of Money

Three emerging smart home trends of 2019

September 13, 2019

BPT If you’re building a new home, you want it to be stylish, functional, and of course,...

Health

Six keys to the best possible stroke recovery

September 13, 2019

Strokes change more than 795,000 lives in the United States each year.  In fact, according to the...

Travel

The Two Brown Crayons Tour

September 13, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Wilson Peak and the San Juan Mountains, Colorado  (Photo: Robert Cicchetti / shutterstock) By Andrea...

Go With The-Flo

Kerry Washington at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival for the premiere of her movie “American Son”

September 13, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Kerry Washington (Photo: Tinseltown / Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony According to reports, Kevin Hart has...

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