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Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus, center, speaks with people in the audience after addressing the crowd at the National Association of Black Journalists convention, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Boston. Priebus says the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority votes as it eyes the 2016 presidential race.
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The GOP goes after the black vote, competing with the Democratic Party. While the GOP hopes to see gains in the 2014 midterm elections, they are also focusing on the 2016 presidential race. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a national convention of black journalists on Thursday that the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority votes as it eyes the 2016 presidential race. Priebus also said he's confident the party will take back the U.S. Senate from Democrat control and add more seats to its majority in the U.S. House in this year's midterm...
There is a real shortage of black male teachers and efforts are being made to prepare and increase the number of black male educators.
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Black male teachers are desperately needed in schools across America. Efforts, including at Winston-Salem State University, are being made to establish the next generation of black male teachers. The historically black college is collaborating with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Wells Fargo to host a program designed to increase, influence and prepare black male educators nationwide. The HBCU Male Summer Institute is going on through Saturday. It is part of the fund's teacher quality and retention program. According to a statement from the school, the 30 pre-service teaching students...
On July 17, a video emerged of police confronting Eric Garner, 43, for selling loose cigarettes on a Staten Island street. The video shows Garner being placed in an apparent chokehold and being knocked to the ground. Garner repeatedly screams, "I can't breathe!" He died a short time later. The cause of the death has not been determined.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio still vows to work to improve relations between the NYPD and minorities, despite the most recent incident of a black man dying while in police custody after being arrested for selling cigarettes on a Staten Island street. Facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, De Blasio said Monday that he believes the troubles stem from racial tension that defined his predecessor's 12 years in office. He did not specifically say he thought race played a role in the recent death of a black, asthmatic father of six who...
Car wash mogul indicted on federal charges of identity theft, immigration document fraud, conspiracy, making false statements on employment eligibility documents.
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A car wash mogul has been found guilty of hiring illegal immigrants. The owner of a metro Phoenix car wash chain accused of immigration fraud in its hiring practices pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge to commit identity fraud. Lee Stein, an attorney representing Danny's Family Car Wash owner Danny Hendon, said his client found the plea agreement to be a "fair resolution." "It's been a difficult process and he's just glad to have today behind him," Stein said. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Cosme Lopez said Hendon acknowledges in the agreement that he "knowingly turned a blind eye"...
This July 18, 2014, file photo shows demonstrators with signs on an overpass in Indianapolis, to protest against people who immigrate illegally.
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Millions of illegal immigrants may receive work permits, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections. Such a large-scale move on immigration could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, a prospect White House officials have openly discussed. Yet there'...
President Barack Obama speaks to participants of the Presidential Summit for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014 during a town hall meeting. The President announced that the program will be renamed in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The summit is the lead-up event to next week’s inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest gathering any U.S. President has held with African heads of state.
An African leadership program has been named after Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama welcomed the inaugural class of young African leaders to Washington Monday, drawing cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. The youngsters are participating in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, part of the broader Young African Leaders Initiative that Obama launched in 2010 to support a new generation of leadership there. "We have to make sure that we're all seizing the extraordinary potential of today's...
Preparing fresh foods as is done in parts of African can be a healthier alternative to fried foods and sweets.
African foods may prove to be a healthier alternative for blacks rather than the traditional fried foods with lots of rich and sweet desserts. Classes are being held all across the United States to promote healthier eating habits by cooking fresh foods based on traditional African cuisine. Such foods are not only good for blacks, but for anyone. Aimed at blacks but open to anyone, the "Taste of African Heritage" classes are sponsored by the Boston-based nonprofit Oldways, which promotes healthier eating through traditional foods. Sessions are held nationwide to encourage people to skip burger...
An accurate portrayal of American Indian and culture is still lacking in classrooms across America.
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Should American Indian history and culture be taught in schools across America? The state school superintendent in North Dakota believes it should be should be taught in that state's classrooms to have "a common understanding of where we came from in order to have vision for the future." State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said she wants to replicate curriculum similar to Montana's "Indian Education for All" program that mandates Montana schools teach all students about its American Indian tribes and reservations. "Teachers are excited about this," Baesler said at an Indian Education...
Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus, center, speaks with people in the audience after addressing the crowd at the National Association of Black Journalists convention, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Boston. Priebus says the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority votes as it eyes the 2016 presidential race.
There is a real shortage of black male teachers and efforts are being made to prepare and increase the number of black male educators.
On July 17, a video emerged of police confronting Eric Garner, 43, for selling loose cigarettes on a Staten Island street. The video shows Garner being placed in an apparent chokehold and being knocked to the ground. Garner repeatedly screams, "I can't breathe!" He died a short time later. The cause of the death has not been determined.
Car wash mogul indicted on federal charges of identity theft, immigration document fraud, conspiracy, making false statements on employment eligibility documents.
This July 18, 2014, file photo shows demonstrators with signs on an overpass in Indianapolis, to protest against people who immigrate illegally.
President Barack Obama speaks to participants of the Presidential Summit for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014 during a town hall meeting. The President announced that the program will be renamed in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The summit is the lead-up event to next week’s inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest gathering any U.S. President has held with African heads of state.
Preparing fresh foods as is done in parts of African can be a healthier alternative to fried foods and sweets.
An accurate portrayal of American Indian and culture is still lacking in classrooms across America.
Car wash mogul indicted on federal charges of identity theft, immigration document fraud, conspiracy, making false statements on employment eligibility documents.
July 29th, 2014 with 1 Comment
A car wash mogul has been found guilty of hiring illegal immigrants. The owner of a metro Phoenix...
A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision said officers conducted "a violent, traumatic invasion" with "an alarming and unnecessary show of force."
July 23rd, 2014 with 0 Comments
A black elderly couple's case against police moves forward...
Two babies are placed between dolls covered with red paint during a demonstration, most of them women and children, against Israel's military offensive in Gaza, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Berlin, Germany. Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters demanded a halt to military action in Gaza.
July 23rd, 2014 with 0 Comments
Anti-Semitic protest occurring across Europe are being condemned. The foreign ministers of Germany...
First Lady Michelle Obama emphasizes the importance of higher education to empower the Latino community as she spoke at the national conference of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
July 14th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Higher education is the key to Latino community empowerment...

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On July 17, a video emerged of police confronting Eric Garner, 43, for selling loose cigarettes on a Staten Island street. The video shows Garner being placed in an apparent chokehold and being knocked to the ground. Garner repeatedly screams, "I can't breathe!" He died a short time later. The cause of the death has not been determined.
July 29th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Mayor Bill de Blasio still vows to work to improve relations between the NYPD and minorities,...
The World Cup highlights the racism issues that pervade Brazil. Shown here are two fans in black face.
July 10th, 2014 with 0 Comments
The World Cup is highlighting the fact that Brazil, with...
This July 18, 2014, file photo shows demonstrators with signs on an overpass in Indianapolis, to protest against people who immigrate illegally.
July 29th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Millions of illegal immigrants may receive work permits, allowing them to stay in the United States...
An accurate portrayal of American Indian and culture is still lacking in classrooms across America.
July 23rd, 2014 with 0 Comments
Should American Indian history and culture be taught in...

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Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus, center, speaks with people in the audience after addressing the crowd at the National Association of Black Journalists convention, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Boston. Priebus says the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority votes as it eyes the 2016 presidential race.
August 1st, 2014 with 0 Comments
The GOP goes after the black vote, competing with the Democratic Party. While the GOP hopes to see...
President Barack Obama speaks to participants of the Presidential Summit for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014 during a town hall meeting. The President announced that the program will be renamed in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The summit is the lead-up event to next week’s inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest gathering any U.S. President has held with African heads of state.
July 29th, 2014 with 0 Comments
An African leadership program has been named after Nelson...
There is a real shortage of black male teachers and efforts are being made to prepare and increase the number of black male educators.
August 1st, 2014 with 0 Comments
Black male teachers are desperately needed in schools across America. Efforts, including at Winston...
Minority voters are discriminated against with the new electoral maps in Texas, the U.S. Justice Department alleges.
July 16th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Minority voters were discriminated against deliberately in...