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JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer News Corp. has agreed to form an external diversity council after meeting with civil rights groups about a New York Post cartoon that critics said likened President Barack Obama to a dead chimpanzee. The company will form...
TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Several current and former Eli Lilly and Co. employees have joined a 2006 federal lawsuit accusing the drugmaker of pay and promotional discrimination against African-Americans. The complaint accuses Indianapolis-based Lilly of paying black employees...
(AP Photo/Amr Nabil) SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president (seen here with President Obama) pledged Wednesday to promote development and care for the Nubians, as criticism to his government’s treatment of Egypt’s ancient but highly marginalized minority...
Until recently, many African-American veterans have fought alongside their comrades but received little to no recognition for their courage. For some World War II veterans, the recognition has finally come — after death. Under slate gray skies, former Navy Chaplain...
LAS VEGAS – Boxer Mike Tyson has tied the knot for a third time. Tyson’s wedding comes on the heels of the death of his daughter who died at his Phoenix, Arizona home in May. The...
JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Which top-selling artist purportedly had his new single yanked from some U.S. radio stations playlists in retaliation for supporting royalties for musicians? No one involved will name the recording artist, but his...
The owner of an Ocoee, Florida home that was destroyed by fire said Tuesday that she believes the fire was set by someone she knows who has threatened to try to kill her with voodoo. Fire broke out at...
Technology and politics have been bedfellows for a while now but thanks to a Silicon Valley author and some Silicon Valley companies, you can help write the book on the recent presidential campaign. Like any historic occasion,...
WASHINGTON – Democrats in charge of Congress are beginning to reveal their plans for reforming the nation’s health care system. Expect hot debate on the issue this summer. Supporters say they have two make-or-break months. President Obama gave...
Amendment IV: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or...
You are the one who went to college, got the Wall Street job, went on exotic vacations around the world and bragged about them to your cousins back in Detroit at family reunions. Now you are unemployed and...
“If we don’t expand our horizons, we will be looking at the world through a keyhole.” -Marcia L. Dyson I believe that the Obama presidency heralds a new age of foreign relations which speaks to other nations rather than scolding...
Skokie, IL – During a dramatic moment at a suburban bank, police respond to suspicious activity and hold two men at gunpoint. But was it all a case of mistaken identity? In today’s world no one takes anything for...
By Julia Mayes and Sonia Narang The Apollo Theater in Harlem celebrated its 75th anniversary Monday. Originally opened in 1914, African-Americans weren’t allowed into the theater until 1934. That year, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Carter began performing at Amateur...
BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Black, Latino and Asian lawmakers warned Democratic leaders that any U.S. health care overhaul that ignores health gaps between whites and minorities will face stiff opposition. The lawmakers said they would be hard-pressed to...
VIDEO - Charlotte, NC - Mary Sadler is an 83-year-old African-American who remembers when blacks had to use the other fountain, sit in the back of buses and church. Even in death blacks were buried in the back of the graveyard...
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) I have spent many hours in lectures, panels and private conversations trying to explain why Black people, in poll after poll, overwhelmingly do not support same-sex marriage. But my arguments are beginning to lose steam and I...
As a child Tamar Manasseh’s favorite prayer was the Sh’ma (pronounced sha-mahh) because she had to cover her eyes to recite it. But as she left home every morning to go to school Manasseh, now 31, had to...
CHICAGO- Michael Vick has put a spotlight on pit bulls and dog fighting. The violent practice is also getting the attention of police, and the Humane Society of the United States, an organization that sponsors a unique program,...
Oklahoma County, OK – Murder or self defense? That’s the choice jurors in Oklahoma County may soon be faced with. Jerome Esrland is accused of murdering 16 year old Antwun Parker after Parker and a second man attempted...