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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 ...

New York boy who died rescuing relatives gets firefighter funeral

Tyler Doohan, the 8-year-old upstate New York boy who rescued six relatives from a fire but died while trying to save his grandfather, will be laid to rest Wednesday with a ceremony and honor befitting a fallen firefighter, according to ...

Mexico legalizes vigilantes, nabs cartel leader

Mexico essentially legalized the country's growing "self-defense" groups Monday, while also announcing that security forces had captured one of the four top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel, which the vigilante groups have been fighting for the last year.

Michelle Obama ‘fabulous’ at 50: Has the big birthday changed?

Michelle Obama’s not just embracing her half-century milestone, she’s relishing it. Describing herself as “50 and fabulous,” the “Let’s Move” creator is getting ready to move herself on Saturday -- as in show off some dance moves -- with a ...

Texting dad at movies: ‘I can’t believe I got shot

It started with a father sending text messages during the previews of an afternoon movie. It ended with the 43-year-old father shot dead amid the theater seats, and a 71-year-old retired police officer in custody.

Driverless car tech gets serious at CES

The Detroit Auto show isn’t until Monday, but major car companies are showing off some of their more exciting car-tech prototypes a week early at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.