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U.S. Fund for UNICEF Host Faith-Based Leaders to Discuss Assisting Children & Families Affected by Ebola
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U.S. Fund for UNICEF Host Faith-Based Leaders to Discuss Assisting Children & Families Affected by Ebola

Noted faith-based leaders met with key officials from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to discuss the formation of a strategic partnership to assist children and families in Africa. The partnership will include the launch of an initiative during Black History Month in February to help halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, where UNICEF […]

NY's Beloved Former Governor, Mario Cuomo Dies at 82
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NY’s Beloved Former Governor, Mario Cuomo Dies at 82

Mario M. Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York , died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82. His family confirmed the death, which came only hours after Mr. Cuomo’s son Andrew M. Cuomo was inaugurated in Manhattan for a second term as governor. The cause was heart failure. Mario Cuomo was […]

This Sunday, Black Lives Matter Campaign Launches Next Steps!
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This Sunday, Black Lives Matter Campaign Launches Next Steps!

The United States of America has marked yet another embarrassing moment in its history books. As the world has closely watched countless African Americans endure unfair treatment and sadly in some cases, murder.With history recording that on November 24 ‒ Police officer, Darren Wilson, would not be indicted for the shooting death of Michael Brown, […]

Psychologists and Activists to Address the Root Cause of the Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri
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Psychologists and Activists to Address the Root Cause of the Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri

The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) and Community Healing Network, Inc. (CHN) today announced the launch of a series of workshops and trainings to help Black people in Ferguson, Missouri, heal. The aim is to help people heal from the trauma caused by the killing of Michael Brown, the mistreatment of the community in its […]

Ferguson Ablaze Due to No Indictment Ruling [VIDEO]
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Ferguson Ablaze Due to No Indictment Ruling [VIDEO]

Click to watch CNN video footage of protests erupting in Ferguson, Missouri. Video Source: CNN.com Photo Credit: Adrees Latif / Reuters

New Site Aims to Encourage Voting Amongst Black Women
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New Site Aims to Encourage Voting Amongst Black Women

Today Higher Heights unveiled #BlackWomenVote, a web resource for Black women voters. Higher Heights, a group dedicated to building a national civic engagement infrastructure and network to strengthen Black women’s leadership capacity, will use the next 30 days until Election Day, to encourage Black women to turnout in high numbers during the midterm election. Black […]

[Opinion] Eric Holder: Obama's True "Anger Translator"
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[Opinion] Eric Holder: Obama’s True “Anger Translator”

Fans of the Comedy Central sketch show “Key & Peele” are likely familiar with the “Obama’s Anger Translator” skit. It basically shows a man named Luther (played by Keegan-Michael Key) translating the calm, informative statements made by President Obama (played by Jordan Peele) into outraged exclamations that reflect the President’s actual thoughts. The skit speaks […]

Blogger Backs Out of Anti-Islam Ad
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Blogger Backs Out of Anti-Islam Ad

It seems as though Pamela Geller – the blogger and leader of the American Freedom Defense Initiative who invested $100,000 in an anti-Muslim ad campaign – may have a heart. Geller has gained infamy over the past couple of days after news broke that, due to the MTA’s obligation to respect Geller’s First Amendment rights, […]

Chelsea Clinton and Hubby Marc Mezvinsky Welcome Baby Girl
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Chelsea Clinton and Hubby Marc Mezvinsky Welcome Baby Girl

It looks like there’s a new Clinton in town! “At 7:03 PM on September 26th, we finally met Charlotte. We’re in love,” former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton tweeted early Saturday morning, announcing the birth of her daughter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. Charlotte is the first-born of Chelsea and her husband Marc Mezvinsky, and the first grandchild […]

NAACP New York State 78th Annual Convention: "All In For Justice & Equality "
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NAACP New York State 78th Annual Convention: “All In For Justice & Equality “

The NAACP New York State Conference will convene its 78th Annual Convention at the Westchester Marriott Hotel, 670 White Plains Road in Tarrytown, from October 10-12. This year’s theme, NAACP: All In For Justice & Equality, captures the position of the NAACP NYS Conference. The convention will have leading experts focusing on urgent issues concerning […]

U.S Launches Air Strikes Against ISIS
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U.S Launches Air Strikes Against ISIS

The U.S. has launched the first round of air strikes aimed straight at the ISIS headquarters in eastern Syria.  Nighttime raids  commenced on Monday using land- and sea-based U.S. aircraft as well as Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from two Navy ships in the Red Sea and the northern Persian Gulf. U.S. officials said five Arab […]

Anti-Islam Ad Campaign Coming to MTA Buses & Subway Stations
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Anti-Islam Ad Campaign Coming to MTA Buses & Subway Stations

The MTA has faced the harsh reality that the First Amendment is not limited to popular opinion, now that an anti-Islam ad campaign has been approved to run by the organization. Starting next week, 100 MTA buses and two subway stations in New York City will display advertisements sponsored by Pamela Geller, blogger and head […]

Daniele Watts' Detainment: An Issue of the Race Card or Her ID Card?
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Daniele Watts’ Detainment: An Issue of the Race Card or Her ID Card?

Did race truly play a role in the handcuffing of actress Daniele Watts last week? While the answer to that question is a bit fuzzy now, it’s clear that the cop’s alleged right to see her ID is questionable. The questioning of Watts (of Django Unchained and “Partners”) and her boyfriend, chef Brian James Lucas, […]

PBS to Present "AMERICA AFTER FERGUSON" on Sept. 26th
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PBS to Present “AMERICA AFTER FERGUSON” on Sept. 26th

Gwen Ifill, PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchor and managing editor, and moderator and managing editor of WASHINGTON WEEK, will moderate AMERICA AFTER FERGUSON, a town hall meeting that will explore the many issues that have been brought into public discourse in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. The program, produced by WGBH Boston in […]

Marc Curtis Little Releases Fourth Novel Entitled "After Obama"
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Marc Curtis Little Releases Fourth Novel Entitled “After Obama”

Marc Curtis Little, a leading author, has released his fourth novel, After Obama.   The book is an engaging, gripping account filled with intrigue. Marc fondly refers to it as the most ambitious “what if” political novel in publishing history. “After Obama is a fast-paced, emotion-packed novel about the seedy side of politics, revived romance, recycled […]