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Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general
Thursday, April 23, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, 55, now U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as the first black woman in the nation's top law
 
Black women face challenges in building wealth
Monday, April 20, 2015
WASHINGTON – Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in the recession. Five years into the national recovery, the unemployment rate for black women has even risen a little since December, from 8.2 percent to 9.2 percent. On the flip side, employment brings its own unique difficulties for black women, too. According
 
Fraternity implements strategies to help black males succeed
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, also known as the Boulé, is stepping up its efforts to help young black males succeed. The small, but highly selective national fraternity, which was founded in Philadelphia in 1904, is using its resources and its name recognition to partner with other organizations to develop and implement a long-term research strategy
 
Supreme Court rejects North Carolina appeal on election law
Monday, April 6, 2015
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has passed up an early chance to review a contested North Carolina election law that opponents say limits the ability of African-Americans to cast ballots. The high court intervened in October to order that the law remain in effect for the fall elections after a lower court ruling blocking part of the law. But the
 

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Democratic Women

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Black Family Conference

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BOOK: Fleeing war-torn Africa and returning

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Let Social Security jazz up your retirement plan

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a perfect time to move your feet and revel in the smooth beats