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Minority voters flex their power in GOP primary

Agitating minority voters may soon prove politically risky anywhere in the nation: The numbers of black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American voters are growing not only in presidential election years but in off-cycle elections as well, according to the U.S. ...

Black Workers Stuck in Poverty Wages

As fast food and retail workers continue to march for higher wages, a new study by the Economic Policy Institute revealed that blacks are more likely to earn poverty wages than whites.

Holder endorses shorter sentences for drug offenders now in prison

As many as 20,000 federal prisoners could see their sentences shortened under a new proposal by the Justice Department.

Report: NSA collects millions of facial images per day

The National Security Agency is reportedly capturing millions of images per day to feed facial recognition programs.

Phenomenal Woman: Dr. Maya Angelou

Atlanta joined the multitude of people from around the world paying tribute to the life and works of poet, author and activist Maya Angelou, who passed Wednesday at the age of 86 at home her in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Legendary Author Maya Angelou Dies At Home

Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and actress whose work defied description under a simple label, has died, her literary agent, Helen Brann, said Wednesday.

Democratic congressman victorious in Ga. race

A Democratic congressman won a metro Atlanta primary fight to keep his job Tuesday, while an Augusta businessman trounced four fellow Republicans to win the GOP nomination to challenge the Deep South’s last white, Democratic member of the U.S. House ...

Ga. GOP Senate runoff: Businessman vs. politician

Georgia’s Republican Senate primary runoff pits a multimillionaire businessman who’s never held public office against a congressman who’s spent more than two decades on Capitol Hill.

Where do the rich and political elite meet? Behind closed doors

For a few days in March, the American Enterprise Institute welcomed scores of business and political leaders to a private annual meeting at a resort on the Georgia coast. But only those who attended know what issues were discussed, strategy ...

The Silent Wars of African American Girls

March 1 was the last time eight year-old Relisha Rudd was seen, leaving a local hotel here with Kahlil Tatum, a 51-year-old custodian who had been tasked to babysit her. Exactly a month later, Tatum was found dead; Rudd remains ...

Justice effort aims to reduce possible bias in arrests

The Justice Department will collect data about police stops, searches and arrests, aiming to reduce possible effects of racial bias in the justice system, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday.

Schools Still ‘Separate and Unequal’ 60 years after Brown

s the 60th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education approaches, a new report by the Economic Policy Institute found that schools are more segregated now than they were in 1980. The U.S. ...

Teen hitches ride to Hawaii in jet's landing gear -- and lives to tell the tale

The questions are many. But the first has to be, how in the world did a 16-year-old boy survive a five-hour flight in below freezing cold weather at oxygen-depleted heights without dying or falling out of the wheel well of ...

Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

 ‘The People Need A Rai$e’!

Civil rights groups, labor organizer and their allies are stepping up pressure on Congress to pass legislation raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016.