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Rick Perry: African-Americans Are Better Served By The Republican Party

RICK PERRY

Rick Perry stepped up to the lectern and paused. The former Texas governor scanned the room, a Thursday luncheon at the National Press Club, and proceeded to delve into a particularly gruesome chapter of his state's history.

"Ninety-nine years ago -- on May 15, 1916 -- at

Valedictorian Gives Graduation Speech At School Where Dad Is Custodian, Thanks Him For Sacrifices

A daughter showed gratitude for her father's hard work through her tremendous achievements.

Biiftu Duresso, an 18-year-old from Rochester, New York, graduated at the top of her class this past Saturday from Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School, WHAM reported. During her gr

Geraldo Rivera says "hip-hop does more damage to African-Americans than racism"

Geraldo Rivera says "hip-hop does more damage to African-Americans than racism"

Fox News henchman Geraldo Rivera said some mad things last night on news programme The Five – namely, in response to k Lamarormance of 'Alright' at the BET Awards on Sunday (28th June), he stated: "This is why I say that hip-hop has done more damage to young

Baltimore To Put Cameras In Police Vans, Review Riot Gear

BALTIMORE POLICE

Cameras that can record will be installed in Baltimore police vans like the one in which Freddie Gray suffered a fatal injury, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Wednesday.

She said the cameras were among steps the city was taking after protests and rioting following

Hampton University receives grants to establish two new centers

Hampton University.

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 a

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

President Obama.

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

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

Allen West.

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

Rick Perry: African-Americans Are Better Served By The Republican Party

Rick Perry: African-Americans Are Better Served By The Republican Party

Rick Perry stepped up to the lectern and paused. The former Texas governor scanned the room, a Thursday luncheon at the National Press Club, and proceeded to delve into a particularly gruesome chapter of his state's history. "Ninety-nine years ago -- on May 15, 1916 -- at a courthouse in Waco, Texas, a mentally disabled 17-year-old boy named Jesse Washington was convicted of raping and murdering the wife of his employer," Perry said, as a pall...

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Valedictorian Gives Graduation Speech At School Where Dad Is Custodian, Thanks Him For Sacrifices

Valedictorian Gives Graduation Speech At School Where Dad Is Custodian, Thanks Him For Sacrifices

A daughter showed gratitude for her father's hard work through her tremendous achievements. Biiftu Duresso, an 18-year-old from Rochester, New York, graduated at the top of her class this past Saturday from Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School, WHAM reported. During her graduation speech, the valedictorian took the time to thank those who inspired her including her father, Jamal Abdullahi, an Ethiopian immigrant who works nights as a supervising custodian at her school, as well as her mother, MyFoxNy.com reported. “My parents, Jamal...

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Geraldo Rivera says "hip-hop does more damage to African-Americans than racism"

Geraldo Rivera says "hip-hop does more damage to African-Americans than racism"

Fox News henchman Geraldo Rivera said some mad things last night on news programme The Five – namely, in response to Kendrick Lamar's performance of 'Alright' at the BET Awards on Sunday (28th June), he stated: "This is why I say that hip-hop has done more damage to young African-Americans than racism in recent years. This is exactly the wrong message." Rivera seemed to be reacting to lyrics of 'Alright' that show up the police in light of unlawful killings of black Americans – "We...

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Baltimore To Put Cameras In Police Vans, Review Riot Gear

Baltimore To Put Cameras In Police Vans, Review Riot Gear

Cameras that can record will be installed in Baltimore police vans like the one in which Freddie Gray suffered a fatal injury, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Wednesday. She said the cameras were among steps the city was taking after protests and rioting following Gray's death in April. "We're working through a process that will place cameras with recording capabilities in the backs of all our police vans, to ensure that we have a more complete record...

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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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America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, c…

04-07-2015

America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer

As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:... Read more

Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough refe…

03-07-2015

Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Campaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum — with voters in a dead... Read more

Clinton warns Iran nuclear deal won’t so…

03-07-2015

Clinton warns Iran nuclear deal won’t solve threat

The Democratic presidential candidate tells voters that Tehran is still "the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism."... Read more

Federal regulations on campus sexual ass…

03-07-2015

Federal regulations on campus sexual assault take effect

The increasingly public fight against campus sexual assault reached a watershed this week, as a set of major federal regulations aimed at combating the nationwide... Read more

Iran nuclear talks in endgame, negotiato…

03-07-2015

Iran nuclear talks in endgame, negotiators push on sticking points

A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping towards the finish line on Friday as negotiators wrestled with sticking... Read more

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Here Are The 10 People You’ll See At The…

03-07-2015

Here Are The 10 People You’ll See At The Fourth Of July Barbecue

Source: Giphy It’s that time of the year again! We’ve been to a few family gatherings over the years, but the Fourth of July barbecue... Read more

NEWS ROUNDUP: Diddy Avoids Charges In UC…

03-07-2015

NEWS ROUNDUP: Diddy Avoids Charges In UCLA Saga, Boko Haram Kill 97 In Nigeria…AND MORE

Sean “Diddy” Combs ‘ UCLA saga has finally come to an end. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has chosen not to file assault charges... Read more

MLK Statue Will Replace White Supremacis…

03-07-2015

MLK Statue Will Replace White Supremacist On Georgia Capitol Grounds

Source: Photo of the MLK Memorial statue in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Karen Bleier) / Getty... Read more

California Catholic School Forces 5-Year…

03-07-2015

California Catholic School Forces 5-Year-Old To Shave “Distracting Modern Fade” Haircut

A kindergartner from California was made to switch schools and leave his friends after administrators told his parents his “modern fade” was distracting to other children,... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Responds To Geraldo River…

02-07-2015

Kendrick Lamar Responds To Geraldo Rivera: “This Is Our Music”

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Entertainment

Celebrities Take On The Course

03-07-2015

Celebrities Take On The Course

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Charlie Sanders, Lions Hall of Famer Die…

03-07-2015

After ten seasons with the NFL and an eight month-long bout with a tumor behind his knee,...

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Genius Talks: Free to Be

03-07-2015

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Genius Talks: Young Hollywood

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Sports News

Cabrera likely to go on DL after Tigers …

03-07-2015

Cabrera likely to go on DL after Tigers top Jays 8-6 (Yahoo Sports)

Miguel Cabrera's calf injury overshadowed Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers. Miguel Cabrera left Friday night's 8-6 win over the Toronto Blue... Read more

Angels win 8-2 in 1st game vs. Texas sin…

03-07-2015

Angels win 8-2 in 1st game vs. Texas since trading Hamilton (Yahoo Sports)

Kole Calhoun drove in four runs with a pair of early doubles, and the Los Angeles Angels won 8-2 in their first game against Texas... Read more

Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guat…

03-07-2015

Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Clint Dempsey wants to look ahead to helping the U.S. defend its CONCACAF Gold Cup title and not back to his confrontation with a referee... Read more

Cabrera leaves Tigers' game with straine…

03-07-2015

Cabrera leaves Tigers' game with strained left calf (Yahoo Sports)

DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera left Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning with a strained left calf.... Read more

Home runs, Koehler lift Marlins to 2-1 w…

03-07-2015

Home runs, Koehler lift Marlins to 2-1 win over Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

Justin Bour spent five years in the minor league system for the Cubs. ''It feels good to win - there's no real difference (from)... Read more

Business News

Manila charges crew, owners of sunk ferr…

04-07-2015

Manila charges crew, owners of sunk ferry with murder: official

Manila (AFP) - Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owners and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized and left dozens dead, an... Read more

Manila charges crew, owners of sunk ferr…

04-07-2015

Manila charges crew, owners of sunk ferry with murder: official

Manila (AFP) - Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owners and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized and left dozens dead, an... Read more

All eyes on Messi at Copa America climax

04-07-2015

All eyes on Messi at Copa America climax

© AFP/File Luis Acosta Argentina's forward Lionel Messi takes part in a training session in Concepcion, Chile, on July 1, 2015 during the 2015 Copa... Read more

Iran talks in endgame inching close to n…

04-07-2015

Iran talks in endgame inching close to nuclear deal

© Pool/AFP Carlos Barria US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) is pictured during Iran nuclear talks with the Iranian Foreign Minister in Vienna on... Read more

Overloading eyed in Philippine ferry cap…

03-07-2015

Overloading eyed in Philippine ferry capsize: official

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Political News

How the South Skews America

03-07-2015

Every year the Fourth of July is marked by ringing affirmations of American exceptionalism. We are a special nation, uniquely... Read more

Clinton: 'I take a backseat to no one' o…

03-07-2015

Clinton: 'I take a backseat to no one' on liberal record

Getty Hillary never mentioned Bernie Sanders by name, but the subtext was unmistakeable. By Annie Karni 7/3/15 4:41 PM EDT... Read more

Bernie who?

03-07-2015

Bernie who?

Bernie Sanders is winning a third of the vote in Iowa and New Hampshire, according to the latest polls. Nearly... Read more

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