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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Former Boxer Dies At 76

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Former Boxer Dies At 76

  Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight and the adulation of the boxing ring. But when he at last won his biggest fight — for exoneration — he betrayed little bitterness. Instead, Carter dedicated much of his... Read more

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice... Cory Booker?

U.S. Supreme Court Justice... Cory Booker?

    Political blogger Jonathan Chait wrote earlier this week that recent Senate filibuster brinksmanship coupled with a GOP takeover of the Senate during the 2014 midterm elections could result in a showdown over a hypothetical Obama nomination to the Supreme Court in 2015 or 2016 -- particularly if the nominee would replace one of the five conservatives. Says Chait: It may seem implausible that Republicans would simply refuse to allow Obama to appoint any justice to such... Read more

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President Obama: "Easter Is a Story of Hope"

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    In his weekly address, U.S. President Barack Obama offered Easter greetings and called on Americans to look beyond their different faiths to foster a sense of community. "The common thread of humanity that connects us all - not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs - is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves," President Obama said. "For me, Easter is a story of hope - a belief... Read more

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Black Student Holds Protest After Getting Rejected From University Of Michigan

Black Student Holds Protest After Getting Rejected From University Of Michigan

    Brooke Kimbrough, an 17-year-old high school senior, always dreamed of attending the University of Michigan. But when she received her rejection letter in the mail this spring, Kimbrough took an unusual step: she held a news conference and rally at the campus to protest the decision. “I fervently believe in black equality,” Kimbrough explained in a statement. “I believe that our public university system should provide a pathway for opportunity for underrepresented minority communities. I am appealing... Read more

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20 Years After Illmatic, Nas Says American Gun Culture Needs a Remix

20 Years After Illmatic, Nas Says American Gun Culture Needs a Remix

Rapper Nas attends the Time Is Illmatic premiere during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the Beacon Theatre April 16, 2014, in New York City.    uring the 20th-anniversary celebration of Illmatic, Nas has been described as the hip-hop generation’s Angela Davis. Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson declared that Nas’ debut album should be studied alongside Toni Morrison and Ernest Hemingway, and in recognition of his 20-year career, Harvard University established the Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellowship at... Read more

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My Decision: Why I made the difficult choice to leave Duke for the NBA

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    In the end, my decision boiled down to two questions -- and the answer to both was the NBA.   After losing in the NCAA tournament, I needed to clear my mind. I was incredibly disappointed and blamed myself. I didn't watch basketball or go to the gym for several days. But I soon realized the real test is how we handle defeat and I laced my shoes and headed to the student rec center to play... Read more

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Obama announces $600 million in grant programs to prepare workforce for jobs

Obama announces $600 million in grant programs to prepare workforce for jobs

President Obama, joined by Vice President Biden, outlines the grant programs during a speech at a community college near Pittsburgh. Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20140417_Obama_announces__600_million_in_grant_programs_to_prepare_workforce_for_jobs.html#TroTqRdxSMGvibTz.99 President Obama, joined by Vice President Biden, outlines the grant programs during a speech at a community college near Pittsburgh. Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20140417_Obama_announces__600_million_in_grant_programs_to_prepare_workforce_for_jobs.html#TroTqRdxSMGvibTz.99   President Obama on Wednesday announced a pair of grant programs designed to bring academic institutions and businesses closer together to help prepare the American workforce for jobs that may otherwise go... Read more

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