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 […]

Black Pro-Lifers Should Stop the Scare Tactics Date: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 By: Tonyaa Weathersbee On one level, Catherine Davis is right. Davis, who serves as minority outreach director for Georgia Right to Life, recently told the Los Angeles Times that too many black women’s pregnancies end in abortion. According to the Centers for Disease […]

WASHINGTON D.C.- President Barack Obama has addressed the accusations of racism in the Tea Party in a new book, “Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House,” written by Kenneth T. Walsh. RELATED: Top 9 Black reality TV personalities U.S. News reports: But Obama, in his most candid moments, acknowledged that race […]

GOP Rep.: Abortion Worse than Slavery for Blacks Date: Tuesday, March 02, 2010, By: Sean Yoes Controversial GOP Rep. Trent Franks sparked another political firestorm recently when he likened black Americans’ rate of legal abortions to the horrors of centuries of slavery in this country. Said the Arizona lightning rod: “Far more of the African-American […]

( One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded struck Chile on Saturday, toppling homes, collapsing bridges and plunging trucks into the fractured earth. A tsunami set off by the magnitude-8.8 quake threatened every nation around the Pacific Ocean— roughly a quarter of the globe. Chileans near the epicenter were tossed about as if shaken by […]

In the Republican Party, Who’s Playing Who? Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 By: Tonyaa Weathersbee Could it be that Michael Steele is playing the Republicans? Just this week, Politico reported that Steele is making his duties as GOP national chairman too cushy for the party’s major donors. Says he’s spending twice as much as his […]

Via The NYPD officers responsible for the barrage of 50-bullets that killed unarmed Sean Bell in 2006 will not face civil rights charges. The justice department made the ruling Tuesday citing insufficient evidence. The justice department has since released a statement saying that the three officers responsible for the murder of Bell did not […]

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Authorities removed a statue of Barack Obama from a park in the Indonesian capital due to a public backlash and moved it Monday to a nearby elementary school that the U.S. president attended as a child.