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HIV/AIDS activists push for more funding
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
WASHINGTON – In an ongoing effort to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, physicians, health care workers and human rights activists want the government and the public to place more emphasis on the stigma associated with the deadly disease that continues to plague the black community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, blacks
Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies
Sunday, November 23, 2014
WASHINGTON – A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments. The former four-term mayor will long be remembered
Experts predict looming budget crisis after tax cuts
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina lawmakers are likely enjoying some downtime after the legislative session and a midterm election, but experts predict a tough session waiting for them on their return to Raleigh. A report from the Office of the State Controller indicates tax revenues are down almost $400 million compared with the same time last year - a 6
Affirmative action and racial stereotypes in higher education
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In order to get rid of the stereotypes that follow disadvantaged minorities who are admitted to college through race-conscious affirmative action, admissions policies would have to hold the disadvantaged group to higher standards than their more advantaged peers. So argue a pair of University of California, Berkley law professors in a new National Bureau
Ruby Bridges at 60: US divided by race again
Sunday, November 16, 2014
NEW ORLEANS — Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension. “You almost feel like you’re back in the ’60s,” said Bridges, who is now 60 years old. “The conversation across the country, and it
UNC system looking at campus centers, cuts may follow
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Leaders of the state’s university system are midway through a review of the academic centers and research institutions at 16 campuses across the state, a process that could lead to cuts and consolidations of programs. The Republican-led state legislature paved the way for up to $15 million in cuts in last year’s budget by requiring that the
Justices review racial makeup of Alabama districts
Thursday, November 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — In last week's elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority. Black Democrats say the GOP did it by misusing a landmark voting-rights law, intended to ensure the right to vote for southern blacks,
Obama nominates black female prosecutor as attorney general
Sunday, November 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Obama’s spokesman said Friday that he will announce his selection of Loretta Lynch from the White House on Saturday. She would replace Eric Holder, who announced
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HIV/AIDS activists push for more funding

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