Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Gabby Douglas, 16, of Virginia is now the first African-American Olympic all-around champion in gymnastics after winning the gold medal in London. Douglas earned her second gold medal of the Olympic Games by winning the all-around with a high-flying uneven bars...
“For nearly a century, the National Urban League has been inspiring people of every race and every religion and every walk of life to reach for the dream that lies at the heart of our founding…” President Barack Obama Last...
Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA), whose district covers parts of Virginia all the way from Hampton and Newport News to Prince William County, today called on Congress to stay in Washington to complete work on critical items with looming deadlines. Congress...
Tuesday's runoff win for Ted Cruz, the former state solicitor general, produced a few glowing headlines on how he's poised to become the state's first Latino senator. Cruz, who defeated GOP insider and current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the runoff election,...

Laysha Ward

Name: Laysha Ward Title/Occupation: President, Community Relations and Foundation Organization: Target What Makes The Person A Game Changer: In 2008, Laysha Ward was appointed as the president of community relations and the Target Foundation at Target Corporation. She began her career at...
By Hazel Trice Edney of the TriceEdneyWire.com Ron Busby appeared reflective as he sat at the mahogany board room table at Industrial Bank, a Black-owned establishment, based in North West Washington, D.C. Busby, the president/CEO of the U. S. Black Chamber Inc....
The trial over Pistolvania's voter identification law (a law someone brilliantly described as "a bad solution looking for a problem") continues in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  I would say that it's not going to end up well for the state, but you...
As new details surface about the mental health of Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes, pro-gun groups attempt to reconcile their support of lax gun laws and the role of guns in yet another tragedy. However, the only legitimate avenue available to...
Remember when Ferris stole the school passwords and changed his grades (as well as his hot girlfriend Sloane’s) at the beginning of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? I was a kid when I saw that movie and always thought that...
By Feddie Allen of The Washington Informer Nearly 6 million former prisoners –1 million of them Black – will not be able to vote in the November presidential election because of state laws that continue to punish them even after...