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Supreme Court Excuses Cop’s Ignorance of the Law, Sotomayor Finds Fault in Ruling

At a time when public trust in policing is falling to its nadir, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may have added fuel to the fire. During the week of Dec. 14, the Court ruled in Heien v. North Carolina ...

First black female Republican joins US Congress

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mia Love of Utah on Tuesday became the first black female Republican in Congress as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House.

Can GOP shatter ‘Obama coalition’ in 2016?

ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a “permanent governing majority’’ for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the “Obama coalition’’ to keep their party ...

What to make of Bill Cosby?

For five decades, Bill Cosby maintained a busy stand-up career even as his TV visibility rose and fell and new generations of comedians took center stage.

Technology and the Continuing Civil Rights Movement

If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive and dreaming today, his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech might be broadened to include technology equality along with racial parity, according to some civil rights activists.

Savannah Attorney Lester Johnson Appointed to Judicial Qualifications Commission

State Bar of Georgia President Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker has announced the appointment of Attorney Lester B. Johnson III of Savannah to serve on the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC).

Bill Cosby hunkers down as rape scandal rages

After Bill Cosby settled a civil lawsuit in 2006 alleging that he'd repeatedly sexually assaulted a woman, his image as America's dad may have been temporarily tarnished, but was far from destroyed.

Harvard and UNC sued over their admission policies

Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation.

Obama inflames divisive debate on 'net neutrality'

Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

Lynch Nomination will Test Obama’s Relationship with New Congress

In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate’s willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.

Employment Outlook for Black Males Improving

Last month’s black unemployment rate (10.9 percent) was more than twice the white unemployment rate (4.8 percent), but when it comes to key measures in the labor market, blacks and Latinos have experienced greater gains than whites over the past ...

Exit poll: Voters unhappy with Obama and GOP

Most of the Americans voting Tuesday were unhappy or even angry with the Obama administration, exit polls show. But most weren't pleased with Republican congressional leaders, either.

ELECTION 2014: Spotlight - Washington, D.C.

It was Columbia Heights Day, an annual festival that takes place on 11th street in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of northwest Washington, and ripe pickings for anybody running for elected office and looking for votes. So, David Catania was there, ...

Almost Half A Million Texas Voters May be Turned Away From Polls

In an emergency action, the Texas NAACP, and other civil rights groups, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Texas from enforcing Senate Bill 14. But, the conservative-led Court sided with the state, and upheld the strictest voter photo identification ...

Raising Minimum Wages Wound be Benefit Economy

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would likely save taxpayers $39 billion in spending on safety net programs per year, according to a new issue brief by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).