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White House honors ‘Champions of Change’

The White House honored 10 local heroes who are “Champions of Change” for their innovation in creating diversity and access in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. These champions are creating opportunities for young people typically underrepresented in STEM ...

On This Day in Black History...

Born in New York in 1967, Olympian Debi Thomas started ice skating at an early age. She grew up in San Jose, Calif. where her interest in the sport first began. Thomas attributed most of her success to her mother ...

In Ukraine turbulence, a lad from Lviv becomes the toast of Kiev

When the history of the bloody turbulence in Ukraine is written, a 26-year-old who learned combat skills in the army cadets may be recorded as the man who made up Viktor Yanukovich's mind to cut and run.

Obama makes it official: U.S. planning for full Afghan withdrawal

The president had not spoken to Karzai since a June 25, 2013, video conference, and the two had had no contact since a Nov. 21, 2013, letter from Washington to Kabul.

Aggressive T-Mobile losing money

T-Mobile got aggressive in 2013, positioning itself as the "UnCarrier" and actively courting customers of other mobile providers to switch. According to the company, it's working -- at least in terms of adding new customers.

Lockheed Martin’s Stephanie C. Hill named 2014 Black Engineer of the Year

Stephanie C. Hill, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) Civil business, has been named the 2014 Black Engineer of the Year for her outstanding leadership during a 27-year engineering career ...

NAACP applauds Attorney General for speaking out against felony disenfranchisement

The NAACP commends Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder for speaking out against laws prohibiting people with felony convictions from voting even after they have served the terms of their sentences. The NAACP has been actively engaged in ...

Obama pledges funds to stem state water woes; GOP protests

The Obama Administration this week pledged $20 million to help California farmers cope with the worst drought the state has seen in almost three decades. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said the money would be available for new water-conservation ...

George Zimmerman wants to fight rapper DMX in celebrity bout; contract not yet signed

As in, what now, George Zimmerman? Seems like the former neighborhood watchman has found yet another way to remain in the public limelight.

'Octomom' Nadya Suleman faces new welfare fraud charge

Octuplets mom Nadya Suleman faces a new criminal charge of welfare fraud, bringing the number of counts against her to four.

Justin Bieber, dad ignored pilot's demand to put pot away

Justin Bieber and his father allegedly refused a pilot's warning to stop smoking pot during a flight from Canada to New Jersey on Friday, according to a law enforcement source.

Murder trial to begin after man shoots teen following loud music spat

A high-profile trial is set to begin in Florida on Monday involving a man who fatally shot a 17-year-old African-American teenager.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford declares 'Bob Marley Day'

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has decreed February 6 as "Bob Marley Day."

Astro Blackness covers self-identity and determination at Loyola

So much of Black Identity has been shaped and molded in the cauldron of European tradition. To be sure, a great deal of the energies expended in the last half of the 20th century have been devoted towards a more ...

Friday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Black AIDS Institute Tomorrow is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It’s an opportunity for the nation to take a look at the AIDS epidemic in Black America from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view. Given the demographics ...