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First Black Woman Elected to Head American Bar Association
Paulette Brown, 63, will lead the 400,000-member association in 2015....


New Controversial Law Allows Guns in Georgia Churches, Bars
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a broad and controversial bill into law on Wednesday that will allo...


October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence is not new or rare to the Black community....


President Obama Creates Gender Violence and HIV Initiative
While many HIV/AIDS advocates have hailed the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) as historic, some f...


Commentary: We Need More People of Color in the Justice System
We need more people of color in the justice system....


Trayvon’s Mother Slams Stand Your Ground, Urges Florida to End It
Sybrina Fulton says the controversial Florida stand your ground law allows people “to get away with...


The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Will Be Added to the Library of Congress
The R&B star's award-winning debut will be inducted with 24 other classic albums....


K. Michelle is Rebelling Against Domestic Violence
Reality star and singer teams up with YBF.com to raise awareness around sexual and physical abuse....


Some Results of First Lady’s Anti-Obesity Effort
Supermarkets, restaurants and other groups join in on Michelle Obama's fight in making a healthier ...


Carter, Dole Wives Aid First Lady's White House Troop Effort
First Lady Michelle Obama hosts event for caregivers of wounded troops and veterans....


Brown and Garner Families Seek Help From Congress
The families are calling for swifter justice....


Commentary: Unfair to Bar Big Names Like Barry Bonds From Cooperstown
Sportswriters' stubbornness towards celebrating the careers of ballplayers from the steroid era is ...


Boston Marathon Bombing Kills 3, Injures Over 130
Two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injur...


First Black Graduate of U of Florida Is Honored
W. George Allen is celebrated 50 years after graduating from the University of Florida's law school...


Will Higher Standards for the Bar Exam Mean Fewer Blacks in the Legal Field?
Historically Black universities could become more reluctant to accept students who score poorly on ...


Clarence Thomas Calls Supreme Court Critics “Illiterate” and “Lazy”
Clarence Thomas says that court critics are lazy and uninformed and urges the need for judicial imp...


Study: Dating Violence Causes Majority of Adolescent ER Visits
A study has found that more than half of teenagers and young adults being treated in an urban emerg...


October Is Also National Domestic Violence Month
Nationwide effort focuses on combating an evil that disproportionately affects Black women — and me...


Calif AG: Man With Beard Can't Become Prison Guard
Religious beliefs can't override a correction department ban....


Subway Joins First Lady's Healthy Eating Effort
The first lady was expected to announce Thursday that the Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 mill...

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