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Black Leaders Meet to Set Their Own Black Agenda Date: Monday, April 19, 2010 By: Denise Stewart Leaders of the some of the nation’s top civil rights organizations, educational institutions and businesses came together Saturday at Harlem’s Corinthian Baptist Church to talk about how far black folks have come and emerged with 12-month plan to […]

NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton is a “lightning rod” for President Barack Obama on inner city streets, Obama’s former Harvard mentor and friend said Saturday at a forum in Harlem.

There were 784,764 U.S. residents who described their race as white and black in the last census. But that number didn’t include Laura Martin, whose father is black and mother is white.

JACKSON, Tenn. — A white supremacist has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to kill then-presidential candidate Barack Obama and dozens of other black people.

Black Conservative Tea Party Backers Take Heat Date: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 By: Valerie Bauman ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — They’ve been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement — and […]

People Must Leave, Walmart Announcer Says Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010 By: Bruce Shipkowski WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A Walmart store announcement ordering black people to leave brought chagrin and apologies Wednesday from leaders of the company, which has built a fragile trust among minority communities. A male voice came over the public-address system […]

Among the outspoken African-American political and social figures that have criticized President Obama for not doing more for black Americans in these tough economic times, Al Sharpton has emerged as the voice of support for Obama’s presidential initiatives designed to help all Americans. According to an article written for The Wall Street Journal, “President Barack […]

Study: Grad Rates Between Blacks, Whites Growing Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 By: Antonio Gonzalez ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new study finds the disparity between graduation rates for white and black players on NCAA tournament-bound men’s basketball teams grew this year. The annual report released Monday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in […]

Obama Donating $1.4M Nobel Prize to Charities Date: Friday, March 12, 2010  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to donate the $1.4 million from his Nobel Peace Prize to helping students, veterans’ families and survivors of Haiti’s earthquake, among others, drawing attention to organizations he said “do extraordinary work.” Obama is giving a total […]

Analysis: NY’s Paterson, Rangel Face the Music Date: Thursday, March 04, 2010 By: Michael H. Cottman This is a tough week for black men who are occupying elected seats of power. David Paterson, New York’s first African-American governor, is under investigation and sinking deeper into political quicksand. U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), the raspy-voiced legislator […]