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Pratt Becomes Indiana’s First Black Federal Judge

By Paul Shepard In an encouraging example of how the system is supposed to work in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Tanya Walton Pratt as...

Actor Don Cheadle Named UN Goodwill Ambassador

By Ruth Manuel-Logan Internationally respected actor Don Cheadle has taken on a new humanitarian role as an environmentalist. He was appointed last Saturday in Kingali, Rwanda, as...

African Americans Missing Out on STEM Jobs: More Education Needed

By Jazelle Reed African Americans have been missing out on jobs in the area of science, technology, engineering and math (summed up in the acronym "STEM")...

Supreme Court: You Still Have the Right to Remain Silent…

...Just Let Us Know By Madison J. Gray As we all know from numerous TV police dramas, when you are arrested, law enforcement officers are required to...

Sharpton Covers Cuomo Over Lack of Racial Diversity Among Democrats

By Paul Shepard Andrew Cuomo hasn't been an elected official for long, but he has learned the first rule of office-seekers looking to head off racial...

Walter E. Williams: Black Scholar Backs the Arizona Law

By Boyce Watkins, PhD Walter E. Williams is a professor at George Mason University. I am not overly familiar with Williams' work, but some others have...

Obama’s Aunt Can Finally Stay in the US

By Ruth Manuel-Logan Monday, a federal immigration judge finally granted Zeituni Onyango, President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born aunt, asylum. The court agreed with the woman's team of legal experts...

Sportscaster Chris Myers Says Katrina Victims ‘Blame the Government’

By Jeff Mays Maybe Chris Myers should stick to talking about sports. There's a lot going on these days. Lebron will be a free agent soon, the Yankees came...

Florida Candidate Criticized for Friendship with Mike Tyson

By Paul Shepard I've got some friends with some very shady pasts, and I bet they might say the same about me. Maybe it was some...

Loan Workers Accused of Illegally Accessing Obama Records

By Jeff Mays It could have been a case of curiosity, or it could have been an effort to dig up dirt. Either way, nine people...