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Ebola may be scary, but most shouldn’t be afraid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States’ top disease detective calls Ebola a ``painful, dreadful, merciless virus.’’ The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people and spreading.

No School Bell for Many Black Teachers

“While the Center for American Progress report outlined the barriers facing educators of color in the public school system, it also provided recommendations.”

Nigeria Slow to React to Ebola Crisis

NEW YORK (AP) - As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are ...

Black Men Show Little Signs of Progress in 40 Years

WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago.

Black Lawyers Look Back, Forward at Justice

It was a seven days of recalling the legal struggle for civil rights and calling for more civil rights action today. It was a week’s worth of legal education, evaluation and exploration, of awards for the legal legends and the ...

In GOP South, pushback against Obama climate rules

ATLANTA (AP) - In the Republican-heavy Southeast, critics said Tuesday that a plan by President Barack Obama’s administration to cut pollution would raise electricity prices, result in job losses and may not significantly curtail the carbon emissions blamed for global ...

Obama: Washington could do with less 'Scandal'

(CNN) -- Olivia Pope may be the best crisis manager -- real or fictional -- to ever grace Washington.

Disturbing Viral Rape of Teenager, Jada, Spreads Like Wildfire

(Houston Forward Times)—According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with the victim in most cases consuming the alcohol voluntarily.

Obama turns down Rocky Mountain high

(CNN) -- "Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night. The president laughed but didn't indulge.

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.