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More police shootings nationwide

As the nation comes to terms with the fatal Aug. 9 police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, more police shootings have taken place.

Is police brutality a national epidemic?

While heavy armored vehicles roll down the streets of Missouri, the outrage simmering dangerously over the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown has gone viral.

Lawmakers push reforms for drug offenders

U.S. Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., are pushing a new bipartisan bill to reform criminal background checks and the juvenile justice system. They say the war on drugs can be excessive and counterproductive and disproportionately affect the ...

Obama and Abraham

Of all President Barack Obama’s troubling international issues, his biggest headache and dilemma is the conflict in the Middle East, more specifically, the on-again, off-again exchange of death and misery between Israel and Hamas.

Happy birthday, Mr. President

Aug. 4, President Barack Obama turned 53. He was 13 years old in 1974, when President Richard Nixon, facing impeachment, resigned from office. Forty years later, impeachment is again a word making the rounds, mainly from Republicans who accuse Obama ...

Demonstrators call for dismissal of Marissa Alexander case during ‘Stand Your Ground Week’

Black residents in Florida are pushing for a dismissal of the case against Marissa Alexander and the exit of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey. Reports indicate that Alexander, who is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly ...

Chaos at the border

So far this year, more than 50,000 unaccompanied alien children have crossed our southern border. Children from multiple Central American countries, including El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, are traveling thousands of miles through deserts and rivers to reach America.

Supreme Court: Cops can’t search phone data

In a major ruling the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police cannot look at an individual’s cellphone while making arrests.

Urgent call for medical needs of Imam Jamil Al-Amin

Supporters of political prisoner of war Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin are demanding that he receive immediate proper medical care.

President Obama Announces New Commitments for "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative

The President will speak at the Walker Jones Education Foundation Center in Washington D.C today about the new commitments he has in store for his initiative, "My Brother's Keeper."

Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, graduates high school

The country may remember Rachel Jeantel as the friend of Trayvon Martin who testified against George Zimmerman during the February 2012 trial, but today she is known as a tenacious high school graduate.

United Negro College Fund's acceptance of millions from Koch brothers leads to Union split

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), one of the largest labor unions in the country, has decided to end their relationship with the United Negro College Fund because the group accepted $25 million from the Koch ...

Letter No. 84: Immigration reform now!

This past week, I was pleasantly surprised to receive from you and the White House a response to my personal immigration story and open letters calling for immigration reform. The letter reiterated your support for immigration reform even though it ...

Kayden's Courageous Fight Despite Adversary

Kayden was born prematurely with a life-threatening birth defect called an omphalocele. It is a rare condition in which the intestines and organs develop outside of the baby’s abdomen. In the United States, more than 700 babies a year and ...

Water running dry in Detroit?

Organizers from groups such as the National Action Network and the Working Families Party are voicing their outrage over the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s shutoffs and say the utility company is risking the public’s health.