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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.

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 ...