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October 18th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Cory Booker, the African-American Mayor of New Jersey, won a special election on Wednesday, October 16, to claim the state's vacant seat in the United States Senate. Booker beat conservative Republican challenger Steve Lonegan, a former mayor of the town of Bogota, 55 percent to 44 percent. The seat became vacant in June of this year when long-time Senator Frank Lautenberg died. There are 15...
October 1st, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Spotlight, African-American, Feature Stories with 0 Comments
October is Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage month in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. Beginning Tuesday, there are a number of events to draw attention to preserving the culture of the descendants of slaves on the sea islands and the coast of the Southeast. The corridor runs from south of Jacksonville, N.C. to south of Jacksonville, Fla. On Tuesday, a proclamation signed by Gov. Nathan Deal...
September 27th, 2013
Written by Kimberly Heflin... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
The Obama administration encouraged colleges and universities to continue using admissions policies that increase diversity among their students, despite a recent Supreme Court ruling that could potentially open the door to more challenges. "Racially diverse educational environments help to prepare students to succeed in our increasingly diverse nation," the administration said in a letter to...
September 24th, 2013
Written by Frank Jordans -... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Germany has elected its first black members to Parliament, A chemist and an actor - both with family roots in Senegal - have become Germany's first black federal lawmakers, according to official election results released Monday. They were among 34 lawmakers with immigrant backgrounds to win seats in Sunday's election, up from 21 in the previous term, said the Migration Media Service, a group that...
September 24th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff has been told to stay away from a national Latina conference when it comes to Phoenix. Organizers with the National Hispanic Women's Conference told Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio this week that he is not wanted when the Phoenix Convention Center hosts the event. The conference, which is expected to attract hundreds across the country, begins...