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30 Years Later, 2 Men's Convictions Overturned in Rape-Murder

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of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother are being freed after three decades in prison after another man's DNA was discovered on

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

30 Years Later, 2 Men's Convictions Overturned in Rape-Murder

30 Years Later, 2 Men's Convictions Overturned in Rape-Murder

Leon Brown (left) and his half brother Henry McCollum have spent more than three decades in prison  One of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother are being freed after three decades in prison after another man's DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the body of a girl the siblings were convicted of killing. On Tuesday, a judge overturned the convictions of Henry McCollum, 50, and Leon Brown, 46, in the 1983...

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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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Headline News

Apple says its systems not to blame for …

02-09-2014

Apple says its systems not to blame for celebrity photo breach

The week before a crucial launch of its new iPhone, Apple Inc said intimate photos of celebrities including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence were leaked online through... Read more

Obama assigns 350 more troops to U.S. Em…

02-09-2014

Obama assigns 350 more troops to U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number... Read more

Despite dangers, U.S. journalist Sotloff…

02-09-2014

Despite dangers, U.S. journalist Sotloff was determined to record Arab Spring's human toll

By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even for a freelance journalist covering the tumult in the Arab world, Steven Sotloff's travels seemed... Read more

Justin Verlander addresses online hackin…

02-09-2014

Justin Verlander addresses online hacking of nude photos

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander says he wants to keep his personal life private after nude photos of him and model girlfriend Kate Upton allegedly were... Read more

Key hearing on Detroit's historic bankru…

02-09-2014

Key hearing on Detroit's historic bankruptcy begins in US court

By Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit will not recover, and it may not survive as a major city if its debts are not significantly... Read more

Other News

[VIDEO] Arizona Mom Regains Custody Of H…

02-09-2014

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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

Entertainment

Sports Buzz: Dallas Cowboys Show Interes…

02-09-2014

Sports Buzz: Dallas Cowboys Show Interest in Michael Sam

Plus, NFL suspends Jim Irsay for six games....

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Jeezy Addresses Gun Possession Arrest

02-09-2014

Jeezy Addresses Gun Possession Arrest

Rapper explains why he initially refused to leave jail....

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A Guide to the Trial Over Texas' Voter I…

02-09-2014

A Guide to the Trial Over Texas' Voter ID Law

Judge to decide if the law discriminates against minorities....

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Made You Look: When Rappers Spread Consp…

02-09-2014

Made You Look: When Rappers Spread Conspiracy Theories

Seeing doesn't always mean believing for these music stars....

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Is Protesting Effective?

02-09-2014

Is Protesting Effective?

New Yorkers talk about crime and unemployment....

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With Normalcy in Ferguson Comes Impatien…

02-09-2014

With Normalcy in Ferguson Comes Impatience

Brown's parents will participate in a protest....

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Sports News

Tom Watson fills out his Ryder Cup team …

02-09-2014

Tom Watson fills out his Ryder Cup team (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Keegan Bradley hasn't stopped thinking about playing in another Ryder Cup. U.S. captain Tom Watson gave him that chance Tuesday night.... Read more

McNabb says Foles isn't a franchise QB (…

02-09-2014

McNabb says Foles isn't a franchise QB (Yahoo Sports)

The question will follow Nick Foles around until he proves himself again. Foles began last year as a backup to Michael Vick and finished... Read more

Cowboys' Brent reinstated, suspended for…

02-09-2014

Cowboys' Brent reinstated, suspended for 10 games (Yahoo Sports)

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is being allowed to return to the NFL, though he won't play right away. The NFL on... Read more

Belichick says he'll make call on Gronk …

02-09-2014

Belichick says he'll make call on Gronk return (Yahoo Sports)

One day after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski pronounced himself ready to return, Bill Belichick reminded him it will be the coach's decision.... Read more

Business News

Family of Strangled Teen: Justice Will B…

02-09-2014

A 15-year-old Indianapolis girl whose body was found burned in a yard over the weekend was killed in a "random act," family and police said Tuesday.... Read more

Record Reptile! 792-Pound Gator Snared i…

02-09-2014

The state's weight record has been broken twice since alligator hunting season began Friday.... Read more

Flight Cabin Crews Call the Shots in Rec…

02-09-2014

When a flight gets diverted because of two travelers getting into an argument over knee space, it's a judgment call by the cabin crew.... Read more

Cabin Crews Call the Shots in Recline Fi…

02-09-2014

When a flight gets diverted because of two travelers getting into an argument over knee space, it's a judgment call by the cabin crew.... Read more

Who Is the British Hostage ISIS Threaten…

02-09-2014

David Cawthorne Haines is a former British soldier who was "very familiar with insecure locations," says an aid official who knows him.... Read more

Political News

Outlook dim for major NATO reform

02-09-2014

The reason: European nations want a stouter defense structure -- as long as they don't pay for it.... Read more

Court cool to NSA arguments

02-09-2014

The 2nd Circuit seems dubious about legality of collecting telephone metadata in bulk.... Read more

DOT won't open U.S. skies to airline

02-09-2014

The department denies an operating permit to Norwegian Air International.... Read more

Hollywood hacking scandal may be tipping…

02-09-2014

Legal experts say the breach is an especially troubling one.... Read more

Beck predicts Clinton 2016 win

02-09-2014

The Clintons "have a vision that Americans generally remember and are comfortable with," he says.... Read more

Nelson to offer ISIL legislation

02-09-2014

It would give Obama power to bomb ISIL forces.... Read more