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Hampton University receives grants to establish two new centers

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NASA awarded a $5 million grant that will create research opportunities. It's designed to take under-represented students fr

Obama Has A Plan To Bring More Workers Overtime Pay. Here's What It Means For You.


In a blog post on The Huffington Post on Monday, President Barack Obama laid out his highly anticipated plan to extend overtime pay to more American workers. His proposal, which does not require approval from Congress, constitutes arguably his most sweeping economic re

Allen West: Confederate Flag Debate ‘Manufactured’ Crisis to Distract From Chicago Violence

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One Republican politician isn't too impressed with the recent, heated debate concerning the Confederate flag, calling it a "manufactured political crisis" meant to distract.

Former Rep. Allen West of Florida quoted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's statement to "never let a go

Bernie Sanders Has A Plan To Win African-American Votes In 2016 Presidential Election

Bernie Sanders.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is hoping that his past services in the Civil Rights Movement and support of Obamacare will gain him the minority vote and overall, the presidential title.

In an interview with C News’rge Stephanopoulos on Theek,Independent candidate s

Obama Eulogy Lifts Clementa Pinckney With Song and Praise

President Obama eulogized the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston today, nine days after a gunman killed the pastor and eight other people at Bible study in a historic black South Carolina church.e are here today to remember a man of God who lived by faith, a man wh

Clarence Thomas: Racial Imbalances Aren't Always A Bad Thing, Just Look At The Mostly Black NBA

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In a sharply divided 5-4 ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the use of disparate impact claims under the 1968 Fair Housing Act, finding that policies and practices with discriminatory effects can be challenged under the law, even when there was no intent to discr

Obama Victory: Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people curre

Hampton University receives grants to establish two new centers

Hampton University receives grants to establish two new centers

Hampton University received two grants recently that will give a boost to two areas of study by creating new centers at the school. NASA awarded a $5 million grant that will create research opportunities. It's designed to take under-represented students from high school and undergraduate internships to graduate level research and on to employment opportunities, according to a statement from HU officials. The grant from NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project Institutional Research Opportunity will be...

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Obama Has A Plan To Bring More Workers Overtime Pay. Here's What It Means For You.

Obama Has A Plan To Bring More Workers Overtime Pay. Here's What It Means For You.

In a blog post on The Huffington Post on Monday, President Barack Obama laid out his highly anticipated plan to extend overtime pay to more American workers. His proposal, which does not require approval from Congress, constitutes arguably his most sweeping economic reform through executive action since taking office. Under the plan, the administration says, an estimated 5 million more workers would be eligible for time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. Given...

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Allen West: Confederate Flag Debate ‘Manufactured’ Crisis to Distract From Chicago Violence

Allen West: Confederate Flag Debate ‘Manufactured’ Crisis to Distract From Chicago Violence

One Republican politician isn't too impressed with the recent, heated debate concerning the Confederate flag, calling it a "manufactured political crisis" meant to distract. Former Rep. Allen West of Florida quoted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's statement to "never let a good crisis go to waste" on Fox & Friends Monday morning, adding that the discussion around the Confederate flag was distracting from the problems plaguing the black family and from violence in Chicago.  "This is what you...

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Bernie Sanders Has A Plan To Win African-American Votes In 2016 Presidential Election

Bernie Sanders Has A Plan To Win African-American Votes In 2016 Presidential Election

Sen. Bernie Sanders is hoping that his past services in the Civil Rights Movement and support of Obamacare will gain him the minority vote and overall, the presidential title. In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on This Week, the Independent candidate spoke about his chances at the White House seat, his overall approval of SCOTUS’ decision on legal marriage for the LGBT community, and his plans to revive the middle class. “The American people are sick and tired of seeing...

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Obama Eulogy Lifts Clementa Pinckney With Song and Praise

Obama Eulogy Lifts Clementa Pinckney With Song and Praise

President Obama eulogized the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston today, nine days after a gunman killed the pastor and eight other people at Bible study in a historic black South Carolina church. "We are here today to remember a man of God who lived by faith, a man who believed in things not seen, a man who believed there were better days ahead off in the distance," the president said at funeral services for Pinckney at the TD...

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Clarence Thomas: Racial Imbalances Aren't Always A Bad Thing, Just Look At The Mostly Black NBA

Clarence Thomas: Racial Imbalances Aren't Always A Bad Thing, Just Look At The Mostly Black NBA

In a sharply divided 5-4 ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the use of disparate impact claims under the 1968 Fair Housing Act, finding that policies and practices with discriminatory effects can be challenged under the law, even when there was no intent to discriminate. Fair housing advocates said the decision will enable them to continue rooting out racial discrimination at a time when overt bias has largely been replaced by more unconscious or implicit...

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Obama Victory: Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

Obama Victory: Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law. The outcome is the second major victory for Obama in politically charged Supreme Court tests of...

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Headline News

Markets rally on report Greece accepts c…

01-07-2015

Markets rally on report Greece accepts creditor terms

LONDON (Reuters) - Eurozone stocks and peripheral bonds rallied on Wednesday, extending gains after a report that Greece was ready to accept most conditions from... Read more

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in …

01-07-2015

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, as a voter-approved law took effect that will ultimately see it sold in... Read more

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in …

01-07-2015

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, as a voter-approved law took effect that will ultimately see it sold in... Read more

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in …

01-07-2015

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, as a voter-approved law took effect that will ultimately see it sold in... Read more

In some U.S. churches, guns are the answ…

01-07-2015

The Sunday service was winding down, but before it ended, Bishop Ira Combs led the congregation of 300 at the Greater Bible Way Temple in... Read more

Other News

Black Girl Magic: 15 Facts You Should Kn…

30-06-2015

Black Girl Magic: 15 Facts You Should Know About Ballet Superstar Misty Copeland

Source: (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage) / Getty Misty Copeland and her rise atop the ranks of the competitive world of ballet has been one barrier-shattering... Read more

Chicago Cops Coach Youth Baseball League…

30-06-2015

Chicago Cops Coach Youth Baseball League On South Side To Broker Peace

At a time when interactions between African-Americans and police are fraught with tension over allegations of excessive force by cops across the nation, a team... Read more

Supreme Court Permits Texas Abortion Cli…

30-06-2015

Supreme Court Permits Texas Abortion Clinics To Remain Open

The Supreme Court just scored another so-called “like” from liberal admirers after voting 5-4 on Monday to allow 10 abortion clinics in Texas to remain open,... Read more

“I Did It For All The Little Black Girls…

30-06-2015

“I Did It For All The Little Black Girls Watching Us:” Bree Newsome On Why She Decided To Take Down South Carolina’s Confederate Flag

Days after 30-year-old community organizer Brittany “Bree” Newsome scaled a 30-foot pole to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, the nation... Read more

Detroit Mom Accused Of Killing Freezing …

30-06-2015

Detroit Mom Accused Of Killing Freezing Kids “Feels No Remorse” For “Those Demons”

In a shocking and disturbing courtroom confession, a Detroit mother charged with killing and... Read more

Entertainment

A Test of Leadership

01-07-2015

A Test of Leadership

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Karrueche Tran: 'My Father Is Gay'

30-06-2015

Last week's Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality held special meaning for...

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Kim and Ray Jay Fly High

30-06-2015

Kim and Ray Jay Fly High

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Sports News

AP Source: Leonard, Spurs agree on param…

01-07-2015

AP Source: Leonard, Spurs agree on parameters of 5-year deal (Yahoo Sports)

Kawhi Leonard is going to be a fixture for the San Antonio Spurs for years to come. Leonard agreed to the basic parameters of... Read more

Sale ties strikeout record, White Sox ed…

30-06-2015

Sale ties strikeout record, White Sox edge Cardinals in 11th (Yahoo Sports)

Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least... Read more

AP source: Anthony Davis, Pelicans agree…

30-06-2015

AP source: Anthony Davis, Pelicans agree to max extension (Yahoo Sports)

Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed on a five-year extension worth more than $140 million. The 22-year-old Davis is entering the... Read more

Keuchel dominates again to help Astros s…

30-06-2015

Keuchel dominates again to help Astros shut out Royals 4-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Dallas Keuchel probably could have thrown a second straight complete game on Tuesday night. Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch decided it would better not... Read more

Angels' Scioscia downplays report of rif…

30-06-2015

Angels' Scioscia downplays report of rift with GM Dipoto (Yahoo Sports)

Scioscia addressed the report by Fox Sports before the Angels faced the Yankees, largely insisting that vehement closed-doors discussions are being misconstrued as an unbridgeable... Read more

Business News

Santander is going to build fintech firm…

01-07-2015

Santander is going to build fintech firms to stop startups destroying it

Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images Santander's chairwoman Ana Botín. Spanish banking giant Santander has  teamed up with mobile payment specialist Monitise on a joint venture... Read more

Colourful explosion of taste and sound h…

01-07-2015

Colourful explosion of taste and sound hits party island Ibiza

© AFP Jaime Reina A performer getting ready backstage at the Heart restaurant in Ibiza, on June 29, 2015 Ibiza (Spain) (AFP) - Take top... Read more

European manufacturing is holding steady

01-07-2015

European manufacturing is holding steady

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The 'NO' campaign to reject Greece's bai…

01-07-2015

The 'NO' campaign to reject Greece's bailout is in the lead — and that could mean Greece leaving the euro

REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol A giant banner protesting Greece's austerity measures hangs near the Parthenon on Acropolis hill in Athens early May 4, 2010. ATHENS, Greece —... Read more

Crocodile 'nanny' brings reptile back fr…

01-07-2015

Crocodile 'nanny' brings reptile back from brink in El Salvador

© AFP Marvin Recinos Crocodiles are considered endangered in El Salvador, and some locals of the Barra de Santiago make efforts to preserve the species... Read more

Political News

Hold shady colleges accountable

01-07-2015

Hold shady colleges accountable

It’s time to ask: When career colleges defraud their students, who pays the price? Right now, the answer is simple:... Read more

Leaked: What's in Obama's trade deal

01-07-2015

Is the White House going to bat for Big Pharma worldwide?... Read more

State Dept. releases new tranche of Hill…

30-06-2015

State Dept. releases new tranche of Hillary Clinton's emails

About 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails from the early part of her tenure as secretary of state went public... Read more

Redistricting litigation persists in key…

30-06-2015

Redistricting litigation persists in key states despite court ruling

Getty The Supreme Court may have knocked out the best-known challenge to existing congressional districts in a number of states... Read more

No, Polygamy isn't the next gay marriage

30-06-2015

I am a gay marriage advocate. So why do I spend so much of my time arguing about polygamy? Opposing the... Read more

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