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Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked Again By Senate GOP

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked for the fourth time a bill that would strengthen federal equal pay laws for women.

The Paycheck Fairness Act would ban employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information with each other, impose harsher penalties

Charles Barkley Defends Adrian Peterson, Says 'Every Black Parent In The South' Hits Their Kids

Charles Barkley defended embattled Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson during a recent interview, saying that "every black parents in the South" hits their kids.

Barkley on Sunday sat down with Jim Rome for CBS Sports' "The NFL Today" to discuss the video of fo

President Obama sends forces to a new kind of war zone

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military persoel to nnthe afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds

In Connecticut, African Americans Are Twice As Likely As Whites To Have Their Cars Searched By Cops

In Connecticut, African Americans are twice as likely to have their cars searched for contraband than white drivers during a police stop, even though the majority of contraband found in traffic stops were found in cars belonging to white drivers, a study conducted by Centr

Obama Civil Rights Nominee Debo Adegbile Withdraws Nomination

Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama's beleaguered nominee to lead to the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, has withdrawn his nomination and returned to private practice.

The Senate blocked Adegbile's confirmation in March, not because of his credentials but be

Florida Gov. Rick Scott condemned over fewer judicial appointments of African-Americans

Governor Rick Scott has appointed fewer African-Americans to judgeships in Florida in nearly four years of his tenure in comparison to his counterparts Charlie Crist and Jeb Bush for the same period of time.

The exposure has been made in the data released by his office.

Donovan McNabb Talks Forgotten Four Movie

When most people talk about the fall of the color barrier in professional sports they point to Jackie Robinson, who became the first Black man to play in baseball’s major league when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers back in 1947.
hat many people don’t know is the untol

Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked Again By Senate GOP

Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked Again By Senate GOP

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked for the fourth time a bill that would strengthen federal equal pay laws for women. The Paycheck Fairness Act would ban employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information with each other, impose harsher penalties for pay discrimination and require employers to be able to show that wage gaps between men and women are based on factors other than gender. The bill needed 60 votes to overcome a Republican filibuster and...

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Charles Barkley Defends Adrian Peterson, Says 'Every Black Parent In The South' Hits Their Kids

Charles Barkley Defends Adrian Peterson, Says 'Every Black Parent In The South' Hits Their Kids

Charles Barkley defended embattled Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson during a recent interview, saying that "every black parents in the South" hits their kids. Barkley on Sunday sat down with Jim Rome for CBS Sports' "The NFL Today" to discuss the video of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in an elevator and Peterson's child abuse indictment. "I'm from the South. Whipping is ... we do that all the time," the former...

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President Obama sends forces to a new kind of war zone

President Obama sends forces to a new kind of war zone

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military persoel to nnthe afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta...

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In Connecticut, African Americans Are Twice As Likely As Whites To Have Their Cars Searched By Cops

In Connecticut, African Americans Are Twice As Likely As Whites To Have Their Cars Searched By Cops

In Connecticut, African Americans are twice as likely to have their cars searched for contraband than white drivers during a police stop, even though the majority of contraband found in traffic stops were found in cars belonging to white drivers, a study conducted by Central Connecticut State University found. The study looked at more than 360,000 traffic stops over an eight-month period in Connecticut, an found that while African Americans make up less than 8 percent...

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Obama Civil Rights Nominee Debo Adegbile Withdraws Nomination

Obama Civil Rights Nominee Debo Adegbile Withdraws Nomination

Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama's beleaguered nominee to lead to the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, has withdrawn his nomination and returned to private practice. The Senate blocked Adegbile's confirmation in March, not because of his credentials but because he was once an attorney for controversial death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted 30 years ago of murdering a Philadelphia police officer. As the former president and counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, he...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott condemned over fewer judicial appointments of African-Americans

Florida Gov. Rick Scott condemned over fewer judicial appointments of African-Americans

Governor Rick Scott has appointed fewer African-Americans to judgeships in Florida in nearly four years of his tenure in comparison to his counterparts Charlie Crist and Jeb Bush for the same period of time. The exposure has been made in the data released by his office. The data said that in nearly four years of tenure, the Governor has appointed nine black attorneys to judgeships. In an interview to Times/Herald, Scott said, “What I am focused on is...

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Donovan McNabb Talks Forgotten Four Movie

Donovan McNabb Talks Forgotten Four Movie

When most people talk about the fall of the color barrier in professional sports they point to Jackie Robinson, who became the first Black man to play in baseball’s major league when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers back in 1947. What many people don’t know is the untold story of four football players - Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis who became the first Black players in the NFL one year before...

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Headline News

South Korea arrests American trying to s…

17-09-2014

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean marines arrested an American man late on Tuesday who had been swimming in a river that flows towards North Korea... Read more

Hurricane Edouard weakening, moving away…

16-09-2014

Hurricane Edouard weakening, moving away from U.S. coast: NHC

(Reuters) - Hurricane Edouard, the first major hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, is weakening and accelerating north-eastward, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday. Edouard... Read more

Seventh Los Angeles sheriff's official f…

16-09-2014

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was found guilty on Tuesday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy... Read more

DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace

16-09-2014

DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace

Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his... Read more

U.S. cools talk of combat role in Iraq

16-09-2014

U.S. cools talk of combat role in Iraq

The White House and U.S. military scrambled to play down a suggestion that deploying ground forces in Iraq was an option.... Read more

Other News

Criticism Mounting For Vikings, Adrian P…

16-09-2014

Criticism Mounting For Vikings, Adrian Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For as long as he has been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars... Read more

Black Lawyers Have Plan Of Attack Agains…

16-09-2014

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Public Housing Policy May Cause Entire F…

16-09-2014

Public Housing Policy May Cause Entire Families To Be Evicted [VIDEO]

Your browser does not support iframes. NEW YORK (AP) — Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she’s lived for... Read more

Tyler Perry Saves Atlanta Youth Center W…

16-09-2014

Tyler Perry Saves Atlanta Youth Center With $45K Donation

Movie mogul, playwright, director and actor extraordinaire... Read more

PA Newspaper Apologizes For Comparing Ai…

16-09-2014

PA Newspaper Apologizes For Comparing Airplane Seating To Slave Ships

Pennsylvania newspaper... Read more

Grand Jury Delays Decision On Whether Or…

15-09-2014

Grand Jury Delays Decision On Whether Or Not To Indict Darren Wilson

A grand jury has until January 7 to decide whether or not to bring criminal charges against Ferguson police officer... Read more

Entertainment

Shoe Game Proper

16-09-2014

Shoe Game Proper

Girl, you be killin' 'em....

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Patience vs. Payment

16-09-2014

Patience vs. Payment

Only one is really a virtue....

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Jay Z and Beyoncé Joint Album Coming Soo…

16-09-2014

Jay Z and Beyoncé Joint Album Coming Soon?

DJ Skee says The Carters are prepping a new collaboration....

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Music Love Triangles

16-09-2014

Music Love Triangles

Three's a crowd in these high profile relationships....

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Exclusive Access: Chris Brown Jada Pinke…

16-09-2014

Exclusive Access: Chris Brown Jada Pinkett-Smith

We have an exclusive release party with the singer!...

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Chris Breezy Release #XTheAlbum

16-09-2014

Chris Breezy Release #XTheAlbum

Watch a full episode now!...

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Sports News

Arrieta takes no-hitter into 8th, Cubs b…

16-09-2014

Arrieta takes no-hitter into 8th, Cubs blank Reds (Yahoo Sports)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jake Arrieta took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before giving up Brandon Phillips' one-out double, the only blemish for the... Read more

Nats beat Braves to clinch another NL Ea…

16-09-2014

Nats beat Braves to clinch another NL East title (Yahoo Sports)

The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them... Read more

Orioles clinch AL East with 8-2 win over…

16-09-2014

Orioles clinch AL East with 8-2 win over Blue Jays (Yahoo Sports)

The Baltimore Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes to beat the Toronto Blue... Read more

Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees (Ya…

16-09-2014

Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees (Yahoo Sports)

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Read more

Business News

Suspended: Vikings Order Peterson Away F…

17-09-2014

The Minnesota Vikings reverse course on Adrian Peterson’s reinstatement and place him on the exempt list, banning him from all team activities.... Read more

House Passes 'No Welfare For Weed' Bill

16-09-2014

The bill would make it harder for people to use welfare payments to buy pot in states where the drug is legal. It has little chance of becoming law.... Read more

Meet the Activists Offering to Pay Off S…

16-09-2014

Rolling Jubilee is launching a new platform, The Debt Collective, which will aid people besieged by student loans, among other debtors.... Read more

NFL Players Association Appeals Ray Rice…

16-09-2014

The appeal "is to protect the due process rights of all NFL players," the association said in a statement.... Read more

Union Appeals Ray Rice's Indefinite Susp…

16-09-2014

The former Baltimore Ravens running back is challenging his suspension from the league for punching his former fiancee.... Read more

Political News

Aiming to stop the next Snowden

16-09-2014

The requirements are aimed at stopping the next leaker from making off with intelligence.... Read more

House GOP pushes push vs. IRS

16-09-2014

It passes three bills to highlight complaints the IRS mistreated conservative political groups.... Read more

Why I'm going to work for the NFL

16-09-2014

Opinion: Too many Americans do not understand the vicious cycle of domestic violence.... Read more

Apple privacy pitch hits Hill

16-09-2014

The company's tools have piqued interest because of the sheer amount of data Apple could collect.... Read more

Child laborers. In America. In 2014.

16-09-2014

Opinion: Kids as young as 12 report illness from working in tobacco fields.... Read more

Ginsburg talks gay marriage

16-09-2014

She says people should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.... Read more