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It’s Been A Year Since I Graduated And I’m Still Working A Dead-End Job

Dead End Job.

One year and three months later, I am still sitting behind the same desk and answering the same phone I have been answering for the last two and a half years. I have fallen into the worst trap a “recent” graduate can fall into; I’m stuck and I’m too comfortable. I have use

Sharpton-led ‘We Will Not Go Back March’ expected to draw thousands

Via bridge and ferry, "Justice Caravans" are ready to stream onto Staten Island Saturday to protest two killings by police of black men.

Thousands of protesters, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, are planning to march from the street where Eric Garner died of what the medical

'Hercules' Actor Kevin Sorbo Calls Ferguson Protestors 'Animals,' 'Losers'


Former "Hercules" star, political conservative and outspoken Christian Kevin Sorbo unleashed a Facebook rant about the protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, labeling them "animals" and "losers."

Sorbo took to Facebook Wednesday, Aug. 20, to discuss the Ferguson protestors who h

Peace and quiet return to the streets of Ferguson

Peace and Quiet Return to Streets of Ferguson.

When night falls, it's pitch dark on Ellison Drive, except for one street light shining on three school children shooting hoops.

Protest chants for justice for Michael Brown echo over from a block away.

The three have heard them for over a week. And on occasion, gunshots

Spike Lee: US ‘War On The Black Male’ Tearing The Country Apart

Filmaker Spike Lee.

Filmmaker Spike Lee says the fatal shooting of unarmed Ferguson teenager Michael Brown is indicative of a national “war on the black male,” and that the “uprising” in Missouri is a response to years of racial tension and discrimination between U.S. authorities and the blac

How Ferguson Has Exposed a Civil Rights Generational Divide


This past week’s racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community—one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age. When asked who is the leader of the ongoing protests sin

Bar Association Calls On Prosecutor To Recuse Himself From Ferguson Investigation

St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch.

One of the oldest African-American bar associations in the country is calling on the Missouri prosecutor who is overseeing an investigation into the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown to recuse himself.

The Mound City Bar Association is concerned that St. Louis C

It’s Been A Year Since I Graduated And I’m Still Working A Dead-End Job

It’s Been A Year Since I Graduated And I’m Still Working A Dead-End Job

One year and three months later, I am still sitting behind the same desk and answering the same phone I have been answering for the last two and a half years. I have fallen into the worst trap a “recent” graduate can fall into; I’m stuck and I’m too comfortable. I have used just about every excuse possible: “I’m just trying to pay off my loans,” “I don’t have any experience,” “I don’t want to...

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Sharpton-led ‘We Will Not Go Back March’ expected to draw thousands

Sharpton-led ‘We Will Not Go Back March’ expected to draw thousands

Via bridge and ferry, "Justice Caravans" are ready to stream onto Staten Island Saturday to protest two killings by police of black men. Thousands of protesters, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, are planning to march from the street where Eric Garner died of what the medical examiner says is a banned police chokehold to the office of the borough's district attorney, who is investigating the death. Organizers vow that the demonstration will be peaceful -- a...

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'Hercules' Actor Kevin Sorbo Calls Ferguson Protestors 'Animals,' 'Losers'

'Hercules' Actor Kevin Sorbo Calls Ferguson Protestors 'Animals,' 'Losers'

Former "Hercules" star, political conservative and outspoken Christian Kevin Sorbo unleashed a Facebook rant about the protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, labeling them "animals" and "losers." Sorbo took to Facebook Wednesday, Aug. 20, to discuss the Ferguson protestors who have been calling for justice since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. The actor criticized those who have been gathering in the St. Louis suburb for having what...

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Peace and quiet return to the streets of Ferguson

Peace and quiet return to the streets of Ferguson

When night falls, it's pitch dark on Ellison Drive, except for one street light shining on three school children shooting hoops. Protest chants for justice for Michael Brown echo over from a block away. The three have heard them for over a week. And on occasion, gunshots. Tear gas mist had filled Ellison Drive on many nights, stinging their eyes and noses and sending them running indoors. "It was so foggy down here; it was foggy here every...

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Spike Lee: US ‘War On The Black Male’ Tearing The Country Apart

Spike Lee: US ‘War On The Black Male’ Tearing The Country Apart

Filmmaker Spike Lee says the fatal shooting of unarmed Ferguson teenager Michael Brown is indicative of a national “war on the black male,” and that the “uprising” in Missouri is a response to years of racial tension and discrimination between U.S. authorities and the black community. Speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday, the outspoken director said that the African-American community “can’t take it anymore” and that he hopes the situation “will really blow up” in...

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How Ferguson Has Exposed a Civil Rights Generational Divide

How Ferguson Has Exposed a Civil Rights Generational Divide

This past week’s racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community—one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age. When asked who is the leader of the ongoing protests since the killing of Michael Brown—protests that have triggered Missouri’s governor to declare a state of emergency and curfew—one young man from St. Louis answered, “Do we have a leader? No,” and...

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Bar Association Calls On Prosecutor To Recuse Himself From Ferguson Investigation

Bar Association Calls On Prosecutor To Recuse Himself From Ferguson Investigation

One of the oldest African-American bar associations in the country is calling on the Missouri prosecutor who is overseeing an investigation into the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown to recuse himself. The Mound City Bar Association is concerned that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch's family ties with St. Louis' police department may impact his ability to conduct an impartial investigation. The prosecutor's father, mother, brother, uncle and cousin have all worked for the...

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Manziel fined $12K for obscene gesture on Monday Night Football

The Browns rookie quarterback received a $12,000 fine from the NFL for an obscene hand gesture during Monday's 24-23 preseason loss to the Redskins, according... Read more

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22-08-2014

U.S. cites 'dangerous' Chinese warplane intercept, lodges protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft off the coast... Read more

Pakistan's anti-government protests stay…

22-08-2014

Pakistan's anti-government protests stay peaceful, for now

Protesters converged on the capital on Aug. 15, demanding resignations of PM, Punjab chief minister.... Read more

Russia’s ‘direct invasion’: What we know…

22-08-2014

Russia’s ‘direct invasion’: What we know and don't know

On Friday, as a Russian "aid convoy" of 280 trucks crossed the Ukrainian border, NATO said that the Russian military was sending Russian-manned artillery units into... Read more

'Direct invasion’: Russian aid convoy en…

22-08-2014

'Direct invasion’: Russian aid convoy enters Ukraine

NATO chief: Air, ground forces building; heavy weapons going to separatists.... Read more

Other News

Navy Discharges 12-Year Female Sailor Ov…

22-08-2014

Navy Discharges 12-Year Female Sailor Over Natural Hairstyle

Just one week after the military announced it would relax its prohibitions on natural hairstyles worn by its African-American ranked enlistees, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW/AW) Jessica... Read more

Teacher Suspended For Making 6th Graders…

22-08-2014

Teacher Suspended For Making 6th Graders Re-Enact #MikeBrown Shooting

An unidentified sixth grade teacher at... Read more

Gov. Nixon Taking National Guard Out Of …

21-08-2014

Gov. Nixon Taking National Guard Out Of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have... Read more

Political News

W.H. offers new birth control plan

22-08-2014

The accommodation is unlikely to put an end to the ongoing court battles over the issue.... Read more

WaPo editorial board nixes ‘Redskins’

22-08-2014

The paper's news division will continue to use the NFL team's name.... Read more

Reid apologizes for Asian comment

22-08-2014

"The Asian population is so productive," the Senate majority leader had also said.... Read more

Reps push Hagel over militarization

22-08-2014

They urge him to review the Pentagon program.... Read more

Where Romney agrees with Clinton

22-08-2014

The former Republican presidential nominee agrees with her criticism of Obama's foreign policy.... Read more

Foley family: Help other hostages

22-08-2014

"We do pray, we beg the international community to help the remaining hostages," his parents say.... Read more

Ukraine: Convoy a 'direct invasion'

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Russia sends dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without Kiev's approval.... Read more

Playbook: White House memo

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The New York Times reports on how incongruity fuels Obama critics.... Read more

Sports News

Donaldson stays on Ryder Cup course with…

22-08-2014

Donaldson stays on Ryder Cup course with Czech lead

Welsh golfer Jamie Donaldson remained on course for a Ryder Cup place on Friday when he maintained a one-shot lead at the halfway point of... Read more

Love deal to Cavaliers set for Saturday …

22-08-2014

Love deal to Cavaliers set for Saturday - reports

NBA star center Kevin Love was expected to be traded Saturday to the Cleveland Cavaliers, joining US Olympic teammate LeBron James in a new "Big... Read more

Furyk shares lead, Stenson surges with a…

22-08-2014

Furyk shares lead, Stenson surges with a 64

By Larry Fine PARAMUS New Jersey (Reuters) - Jim Furyk shot a two-under-par 69 for a share of the clubhouse lead at The Barclays, while... Read more

Golf-European Tour Czech Masters scores

22-08-2014

Aug 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Czech Masters at the par-72 course on Friday in Prague. The cut was set at... Read more

Business News

Where Does ISIS Get Its Money?

22-08-2014

Columbia University Assistant Professor and former RAND Corporation analyst, Austin Long, explains how ISIS has used a variety of tactics to fund its violent operation.... Read more

Teen 'Fire Challenge' Stunt Prompts Stat…

22-08-2014

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Teen Who Survived Two Plane Crashes Achi…

22-08-2014

Austin Hatch stepped on the basketball court for the University of Michigan this past Sunday in a moment doctors thought would never happen.... Read more

Annual Burning Man Event Brings Big Buck…

22-08-2014

Burning Man has turned into a major moneymaker for the local transportation industry in an area that's known for its high concentration of casinos.... Read more

Guess Which Leader Talked to Putin the M…

22-08-2014

Figures posted online by the Kremlin website and analyzed by NBC News show Obama spoke to Putin just five times since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.... Read more

Entertainment

Tweets of the Week: Future Addresses Che…

22-08-2014

Tweets of the Week: Future Addresses Cheating Rumors

Plus posts from Lil Wayne, Karrueche, Kevin Hart and more....

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Instagram Photos Of the Week: Rih Watche…

22-08-2014

Instagram Photos Of the Week: Rih Watches Breezy Play Ball

Plus, pics from Drake, Kim Kardashian and more....

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10 Things That Happened in Ferguson Toda…

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10 Things That Happened in Ferguson Today 8/22

National Guard ordered to withdraw from Ferguson....

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Audio of Floyd Mayweather Struggling to Read Released

Boxing champ can be heard slowly getting through radio drop....

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Now you, too, can glow like RiRi....

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