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Tobacco Settlement Proposal Excludes Black Media

The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads ...

A Better Deal for Kids in the Budget? Democrats and Republicans Say ‘Yes’

While some federal programs such as Social Security are mandatory, children’s programs like WIC, Head Start (which provides early childhood services to low-income families, including education and child care), and K-12 education are funded through the appropriations process.

Dems, GOP seek to define issues for 2014 elections

In a competitive district east of Denver, Democrat Andrew Romanoff is counting on voter anger at a divided and ineffectual Congress to help him unseat three-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman.

Let parents decide if teen is dead

After 13-year-old Jahi McMath had a tonsillectomy, she suffered cardiac arrest and loss of blood flow to her brain. Her doctors pronounced her "brain dead." But what happened next tragically exposed the challenges and confusion in American medicine over defining ...

'GMA' anchor Robin Roberts publicly acknowledges she's gay

"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts used a Facebook post to acknowledge what friends and co-workers have long known: She's gay.

Politician's daughter reveals depression, substance abuse

"I've had depression, like clinical depression, for my entire adolescence..."

From 2013 to 1963: Looking back at a pivotal year

This year marked the 50th anniversary of one of the most pivotal years in American history, from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the historic "I Have a Dream" speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Company parts ways with PR exec after AIDS in Africa tweet

The "tweet heard round the world" was followed by the sound of a slamming door Saturday.

Black Unemployment Dips to 5-Year Low

The black unemployment rate fell to a five-year low in November, according to the latest jobs report by the Labor Department, but economists saw little to celebrate as Congress inaction threatens the federal unemployment insurance programs that helps millions of ...

Stone Mountain woman is Georgia winner of $648 million Mega Millions jackpot

A Stone Mountain woman has won half of the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot in U.S. history and has taken the cash option, which after taxes, will be about $120 million, Georgia Lottery President Debbie Alford said Wednesday.

Senate confirms Morehouse grad Jeh Johnson to lead homeland security

The Senate broke another Republican filibuster on Monday in confirming former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson to head the Homeland Security Department.

Nelson Mandela laid to rest: Goodbye Tata. Sleep well

Nelson Mandela ached to come home, his family says, and he did so Sunday -- his burial the last part of a long journey that had lasted nearly a century.

Atlanta Mourns Nelson Mandela

Atlanta and Georgia joins the world in mourning the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela Thursday at the age of 95.

BP Accused of Racism Against Fired Black Top Exec

BP fired a top executive after warning her that braiding her hair and wearing dashikis made her colleagues "uncomfortable."

2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

Hackers have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others, according to a report released this week.