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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.

Obama takes center stage in civil rights commemoration

As he joins three other living presidents Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, President Barack Obama honors a measure that helped pave his way to the White House.

Former US President: `Too many people are at ease'' with Black unemployment rates

Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas that will feature four of the five living U.S. presidents this week.

Army's hairstyles-ban targets African Americans?

The U.S. Army's new ban on many types of ethnic hairstyles has African-American women who wear their coifs in dreadlocks, braids and cornrows in a twist.

Besting Ruth, Beating Hate: How Hank Aaron made baseball history

On the day the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy called Lyndon B. Johnson, urging the President to postpone his endorsement.

The ACA Deadline Has Passed – Now What?

The March 31 deadline has passed, but millions of Americans signed up for the Affordable Care Act just in time to soon begin receiving the benefits of the federally-backed program, which offers access to healthcare to millions of previously uninsured ...