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Labor Day: The Beginning of a Breakthrough

This Labor Day, working families do not have much to celebrate when it comes to wages and job security. But we can celebrate the fact that the deteriorating conditions of work are finally breaking through into broad political consciousness.

Item. Last week, the board of d

2nd NYPD Death Ruled Homicide

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The death of Ronald Singleton, who died in police custody has been ruled a homicide.

A 45-year-old man died in police custody in July 13, just days before Eric Garner was killed after an officer put him in a choke hold.

he death of a 45-year-old man who strug

Remembering Madam CJ Walker as Organizations Work to Preserve Her Estate

Most people tend to fawn over celebrities, but I'm the type of person who is more so enthralled with everyday people who overcome extraordinary obstacles to achieve something that seems impossible.

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Madam C.J. Walker is one of those people. In an era where she utterly had

Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade are Married

 

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are married! The Being Mary Jane star tied the knot with the Miami Heat shooting guard on Saturday. The pair wed in Miami in front of an intimate crowd of family and friends.

 hn Legend performed at the ceremony. Union, 41, wore

Charlotte pastor hopes to ease tensions between African Americans, police

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A Charlotte pastor believes he's found a way to ease tensions between police and the African-American community.

Pastor Keith Johnson is using social media for a campaign he hopes repairs trust between the two.

Johnson tells WBTV, a media partner of the Observer, that th

Ray Albers, Cop Who Threatened Ferguson Protesters, Resigns

 

A Missouri police officer who was caught on video raising his weapon and telling Ferguson protesters that he would kill them has resigned from the force.

Lt. Ray Albers, 46, stepped down from the St. Ann police department on Thursday, the St

Philly cop files brutality suit against police department

Philadelphia Police Sgt. Brandon Ruff pictured during a 2013 interview with NBC10.<br />Thursday, Aug 14, 2014. Photo Courtesy NBC10<br />

Scores of brutality lawsuits are filed against the Philadelphia Police Department every year. But it’s unusual for an officer, a sergeant no less, to make those charges.
a suit filed Monday, Sgt. Brandon Ruff did just that.ff claims he was roughed up by seven

Labor Day: The Beginning of a Breakthrough

Labor Day: The Beginning of a Breakthrough

This Labor Day, working families do not have much to celebrate when it comes to wages and job security. But we can celebrate the fact that the deteriorating conditions of work are finally breaking through into broad political consciousness. Item. Last week, the board of directors of Market Basket, one of the last of the independent supermarket chains, agreed to restore the fired CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, who had treated workers decently rather than just milking...

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2nd NYPD Death Ruled Homicide

2nd NYPD Death Ruled Homicide

The death of Ronald Singleton, who died in police custody has been ruled a homicide. A 45-year-old man died in police custody in July 13, just days before Eric Garner was killed after an officer put him in a choke hold. he death of a 45-year-old man who struggled with police while being taken into custody in July in New York City has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner’s office, according to CNN. The man, Ronald Singleton,...

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Remembering Madam CJ Walker as Organizations Work to Preserve Her Estate

Remembering Madam CJ Walker as Organizations Work to Preserve Her Estate

Most people tend to fawn over celebrities, but I'm the type of person who is more so enthralled with everyday people who overcome extraordinary obstacles to achieve something that seems impossible. Madam C.J. Walker is one of those people. In an era where she utterly had no rights as a black woman in America at the turn of the 20th century Walker did the unimaginable: she started her own business and went down in history as...

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Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade are Married

Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade are Married

  Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are married! The Being Mary Jane star tied the knot with the Miami Heat shooting guard on Saturday. The pair wed in Miami in front of an intimate crowd of family and friends.   John Legend performed at the ceremony. Union, 41, wore a romantic Dennis Basso gown while Wade, 32, wore a customized DSquared suit, People.com reports.   The couple had a strict no-cell phone policy, and reportedly even asked guests to sign...

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Charlotte pastor hopes to ease tensions between African Americans, police

Charlotte pastor hopes to ease tensions between African Americans, police

A Charlotte pastor believes he's found a way to ease tensions between police and the African-American community. Pastor Keith Johnson is using social media for a campaign he hopes repairs trust between the two. Johnson tells WBTV, a media partner of the Observer, that the idea came from a question he asked while riding in the car with his two sons. "What would it be like if we could get beyond the badge, get beyond the color?" Johnson...

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Ray Albers, Cop Who Threatened Ferguson Protesters, Resigns

Ray Albers, Cop Who Threatened Ferguson Protesters, Resigns

  A Missouri police officer who was caught on video raising his weapon and telling Ferguson protesters that he would kill them has resigned from the force. Lt. Ray Albers, 46, stepped down from the St. Ann police department on Thursday, the St. Louis Dispatch reported. The resignation comes just a little over a week after The Huffington Post and other outlets confirmed Albers' identity in footage of the officer threatening civilians protesting the death of Michael...

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Philly cop files brutality suit against police department

Philly cop files brutality suit against police department

Scores of brutality lawsuits are filed against the Philadelphia Police Department every year. But it’s unusual for an officer, a sergeant no less, to make those charges. In a suit filed Monday, Sgt. Brandon Ruff did just that. Ruff claims he was roughed up by seven officers from the 35th District when he attempted to anonymously turn in three handguns at the precinct. Ruff, who says he suffered two sprained wrists and two sprained shoulders in the...

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Headline News

Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in…

01-09-2014

Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help... Read more

Horrors committed by Islamists in Iraq

01-09-2014

Horrors committed by Islamists in Iraq

UN officials say ISIS has carried out atrocities on "an unimaginable scale."... Read more

China universities vow ideology clampdow…

01-09-2014

China universities vow ideology clampdown on staff, students

A wider suppression on free expression in China intensifies.... Read more

Florida power utilities fear return of ‘…

01-09-2014

Florida power utilities fear return of ‘Green Governor' Crist

By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's... Read more

Ukrainians pull back from airport; Poros…

01-09-2014

Ukrainians pull back from airport; Poroshenko slams Russia

By Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's military said on Monday it had pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport... Read more

Other News

St. Paul Police Tase And Arrest Black Ma…

29-08-2014

St. Paul Police Tase And Arrest Black Man Sitting In Skyway [VIDEO]

Cell phone footage of Minneapolis police tasing and arresting a Black man,... Read more

Here’s How Black Women, Korean Men Date …

29-08-2014

Here’s How Black Women, Korean Men Date the Same

Another day, another study on dating and marriage for black women. The latest wave of research has come from online dating sites, which has analyzed the... Read more

This Upcoming Change In Credit Scoring M…

29-08-2014

This Upcoming Change In Credit Scoring Might Give You A Boost

Credit scoring is an imperfect science. In essence, it’s about estimating how likely someone is to pay back money borrowed based on their history of doing... Read more

LAPD Reveals Names Of Officers Who Shot …

29-08-2014

LAPD Reveals Names Of Officers Who Shot Ezell Ford

The LAPD has released the names of two officers involved in... Read more

Entertainment

Arion Foster in Draft Day

01-09-2014

Arion Foster in Draft Day

Available on Blu-ray/DVD September 2....

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The Finale, Part 1

01-09-2014

The Finale, Part 1

Performances by Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker and more....

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This Day in Black History: Sept. 1, 1977

31-08-2014

This Day in Black History: Sept. 1, 1977

Acclaimed vocalist and actress Ethel Waters died....

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Kid Cudi Faints During Concert Performan…

31-08-2014

Kid Cudi Faints During Concert Performance

Rapper is doing well after falling ill at Chicago show....

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Candace Benson Shares Her Heart

31-08-2014

Candace Benson Shares Her Heart

Our season seven runner-up is gracious and grateful....

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Geoffrey Golden Is Sunday Best!

31-08-2014

Geoffrey Golden Is Sunday Best!

Geoffrey Golden wants to thank you!...

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Sports News

Flavia Pennetta advances to quarters of …

01-09-2014

Flavia Pennetta advances to quarters of US Open (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Flavia Pennetta reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, beginning a full Labor Day slate... Read more

Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter (Y…

01-09-2014

Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter (Yahoo Sports)

The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn't based... Read more

Diamondbacks reinstate Hudson, Ross (Yah…

01-09-2014

Diamondbacks reinstate Hudson, Ross (Yahoo Sports)

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated Daniel Hudson from the disabled, and the right-hander will likely work in relief in his return from two Tommy John... Read more

AP Source: Falcao heading to Man United …

01-09-2014

AP Source: Falcao heading to Man United on loan (Yahoo Sports)

Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with... Read more

Business News

Millennials More Likely to Take Credit f…

01-09-2014

Millennials say they would take credit for someone else's work to get ahead more than five times as frequently as boomers, a new study says.... Read more

Fifty Tons of Dead Fish Wash Up in Mexic…

01-09-2014

Mexican authorities are investigating after thousands of fish died from unknown causes.... Read more

Brits on Alert: Police Can Seize Passpor…

01-09-2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron told parliament that police can seize the passports of suspected militants en route to Syria or Iraq.... Read more

Skiing Standoff Could Be Downhill Run fo…

01-09-2014

A legal spat over big bucks and white powder threatens the ski season this year at one of the most popular resorts in the country.... Read more

Americans Detained in North Korea Plead …

01-09-2014

Jeffrey Fowle, Mathew Miller and Kenneth Bae made the plea to The Associated Press and CNN.... Read more

Political News

Muir resurrects 'World News Tonight'

01-09-2014

The network will restore the broadcast's Peter-Jennings-era title, "World News Tonight."... Read more

Rep. Larson: 'We're AWOL'

01-09-2014

"Congress as been off for more than six weeks," Larson says on MSNBC.... Read more

Perez: Obama 'fighting' for wage hike

01-09-2014

"The economy is clearly moving in the right direction," he says.... Read more

Perry deletes 'drunk' DA tweet

01-09-2014

The tweet that characterized a District Attorney as the "most drunk Democrat in Texas."... Read more

U.S. men held in N. Korea ask for help

01-09-2014

The tourists call for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.... Read more

Hating on Harry Reid

01-09-2014

The Kochs and their allies aren't simply content to hold their fire against Reid until 2016.... Read more