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CBC member says Obama disrespects Blacks

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings says President Obama consistently disrespects the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Black Press, and graduates of historically Black colleges, key groups that were critical to his re-election in November. ...

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Over 15,000 join HK on J’s call for economic justice

“It was by far the largest, most diverse, most well-organized People's Assembly the NAACP has ever organized …,” said attorney Al McSurely, NCNAACP Communications chairman, who went on to call it, “…the largest civil and human rights rally on record ever in Raleigh.” ...

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South African Farm Workers, Ending Strikes, to Get New Minimum Wage

The higher wage has already prompted loud outcries from business leaders who warn they will be forced to mechanize, lay off workers or close their farms. ...

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U. S. Admits Missteps as French Force in Mali Regroups

Gen. Carter Ham of the U.S. Africa Command (Africom), at a talk at Howard University, admitted his forces had failed to train Malian troops on "values, ethics and a military ethos". ...

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African Union Turns 50 – Calls on Nations to Celebrate!

The AU Commission said that the actual date should be celebrated with cultural activities, debates, school contests and public enquiries ...

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Kenyans Rejoice to See ‘Favorite Son’ Obama Sworn-in

Kenyans celebrate the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, whose father was a native of Kenya. ...

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61 Trampled to Death Following Ivory Coast Celebration, Mostly Kids and Teenagers

A crowd of 50,000 had gathered in Abidjan inside Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium to watch a firework display ...

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Africa, in Fast Growth Mode, Steams Toward 2013

African countries south of the Sahara present one of the greatest regional growth opportunities in the world. ...

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Obama slights his loyal following

President Barack Obama can make a difference by targeting the African American community, either directly or subtly in his choices about pubic policy. ...

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