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US Installing Anti-Missile Defenses in Guam as Response to North Korea

The U.S. Department of Defense is responding to threats from North Korea by bolstering its defenses, installing an advanced missile system in Guam to counter a potential attack from the Asia-Pacific. A statement from...

Michelle Obama Says Jackie Robinson Biopic Delivers Important Message

During a private screening event for 42, a biopic detailing the life of Jackie Robinson, first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday told an audience of students that watching the depiction of racism in the tale...

Roland S. Martin Accuses CNN Executives of Racism

Roland S. Martin, who made his last appearance as a CNN contributor on Friday, said his career growth was impeded at the cable network because he was a strong African-American male. Speaking to on a...

Dozens Killed In Central Nigeria Religious Attack

A series of attacks on villages in central Nigeria has left dozens dead, leading officials to issue a public call for peace during the Easter weekend. The attacks are the result of religious tension between...

Chicago Teen Charged With Grandfather’s Murder

A Chicago teen was charged with the murder of his grandfather, who was shot six times in the back March 2. William Strickland, 19, reportedly confessed to stealing his grandfather’s gun and using it to...

South Africans Fear Mandela’s Death Would Bring Violence

South Africa is holding its collective breath in fear of uprisings and riots that could follow the death of political icon Nelson Mandela, who is 94 and struggling with health issues. The Nobel Peace Prize-winner...

Obama Pushes Gun-Control Issues Despite Waning Support

With the American public losing its fervor for gun control, President Obama is hard-pressed to find momentum for his proposed gun legislation. His latest attempt came Thursday as he delivered another anti-gun speech alongside...

Nelson Mandela Responding Positively to Treatment of Lung Infection

South Africa remains anxious over the health of former President Nelson Mandela, who has "responded positively" to treatment for a lung infection during his third hospital visit in the last four months. The civil rights...

More Arrests in Murder Case of 13-Month-Old Boy

Georgia police have charged three family members of a suspect in the death of a 13-month-old boy last week with lying to authorities in an attempt to provide an alibi. Two teenagers, De’Marquise Elkins and...

Hadiya Pendleton Murder Suspects Plead Not Guilty

Two men charged with the shooting death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton a mile from President Obama's home in Chicago entered pleas of not guilty to multiple counts of first-degree murder Thursday. Michael Ward, 18, and...

Dissenters File Suit Against Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law

Opponents of Michigan’s emergency manager filed a lawsuit Thursday charging that Public Act 436 is a violation the federal Voting Rights Act. The suit coincides with the first official day the law goes into...

NAACP Official Criticizes Steubenville Rape Victim

More than a week after two Ohio high school football players were found guilty of sexual assault, a member of the state’s NAACP executive committee criticized the actions of the 16-year-old victim. Royal Mayo, formerly...

Another Member of SEAL Team 6 Dishes on Bin Laden Mission

Another member of SEAL Team 6, the military squad responsible for the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has come forward to share the story of the infamous mission. Speaking to CNN national...

Kwame Kilpatrick Denied Bail Until Sentencing

A request by former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to be released on bond has been denied by a federal judge who believes him to be a flight risk. Kilpatrick has remained in custody since...

What is the Value of Black Life in America?

Exploited, marginalized and exoticized by the American majority since first reaching the western hemisphere, the role of the black body in Western history is unquestionable. Even as black women become the face of beauty...

Gun Control Momentum Slowing Down, New Poll Finds

Three months removed from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, America’s feelings on gun control have softened, according to a new survey released Tuesday. In the weeks after the shooting in Newtown, Conn., 57...

Kimani Gray’s Mother Refuses NYC Mayor’s Condolences

Family, friends and supporters mourned Kimani Gray at his funeral Saturday, two weeks after the 16-year-old was shot and killed by plainclothes police officers. Services for the teen were held at St. Catherine of Genoa...

Obama Pushes Deadline For Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama set a deadline for Congress to introduce an immigration reform bill, saying that he expects debate to begin on the Senate floor in April. Speaking at a naturalization ceremony in the...

Supreme Court Adds 2nd Affirmative Action Case to Docket

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a second case on the use of affirmative action, announcing Monday that it will examine Michigan’s ban on racial considerations in college admissions and professional hiring. The...

Jesse Jackson Calls for Protest as Detroit Emergency Manager Takes Office

Newly appointed Detroit Financial Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr began his job Monday of re-stabilizing the city’s struggling finances, at the same time that the Reverend Jesse Jackson calls for a dispute of his hiring. Detroit...

Shooter, Victims Identified in Quantico Marine Base Shooting

Marine Sgt. Eusebio Lopez, 25, shot and killed 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sara Castromata and 23-year-old Jacob Wooley in the barracks near the Quantico Officer Candidates School where all three were employed, according to military...

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