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Bridgette Outten

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A Chicago native, Bridgette has been a journalist since she first wrote for her seventh grade newsletter. Today, that passion is just as strong. She has written for several newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Defender, the Marshall News-Messenger (Texas) and the Springfield News-Sun (Ohio).

Candidates Request Michelle Obama’s Star Presence

Critics may be questioning the timing of First Lady Michelle Obama's recent trip to Spain with youngest daughter Sasha, but it's not her current...

Waters Requests Speedy Trial, Details of Violations Ahead of House Committee...

The U.S. House Committee on Standards of Official conduct formally released three ethics violations against Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters of California Monday, days after...

Judge Bars NYC From Hiring 300 New Firefighters

A federal judge blocked New York City's plan to hire 300 firefighters after he said the city used a written exam that discriminates against...

NAACP Says Minorities Have Been Doing the Tough Work

The White House released a statement this week citing a report that says "the vast majority of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil...

Economic Adviser Romer Resigns, Senate Confirms Clapper As Head of Intel

The Obama administration saw two more transitions in key posts Thursday. The U.S. Senate confirmed retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper as the next...

Senate Stalls Funds for Black Farmers Again

Approval of $1.25 billion to compensate black farmers in a discrimination suit against the Department of Agriculture has been delayed again in the Senate...

Minneapolis Urban League, DOT Partner to Increase Number of Minorities in...

Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are working together to increase the number of minorities employed in the local construction industry,...

NAACP Praises Reduced Disparity in Cocaine Sentences

The NAACP is thanking Congress and the president for a new law President Barack Obama signed Tuesday that will reduce the gap between federal mandatory...

Wyclef Jean Relinquishes Yele Haiti Duties to Run for President

It's official -- hip hop recording star and Haitian relief activist Wyclef Jean will run for president of his native, impoverished country. According to...

Call Her ‘Madam Justice’: Kagan Confirmed As 112th Supreme Court Justice

Elena Kagan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Thursday, making her the 112th Supreme Court Justice and the fourth woman appointed to the nation's...