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Northwestern University Football Players Allowed to Unionize
National Labor Relations Board ruling says athletes should be treated as school employees....


Commentary: How Kain Colter and Student-Athletes Won at Northwestern
Labor board rules in favor of student-athletes in their effort to form a union to get paid for play...


Illinois High School to Award Diploma to African-American After 55 Years
Alva Earley was denied his diploma after attending a picnic at a park that was off limits to Black ...


Two Black Women Win National Debate Tournament
Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson of Towson University became the first Black women to win the Cross ...


College Athletes Take Labor Cause to Capitol Hill
Athletes seek congressional allies in unionization effort....


Obama Touts Economic Gains Under His Watch
President Obama says economy is recovering despite Republicans....


Drop Bad Habits to Undo Heart Disease Risk
Lifestyle changes can reverse heart damage....


Oprah Winfrey Selects Cynthia Bond's Ruby for Book Club
The debut novel, which Bond worked on for more than a decade, was published last year to positive r...


This Day in Black History: July 9, 1893
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first open-heart surgery....


iPods and Walking: A Dangerous Mix for Teens
Teens who are plugged in — and not paying attention — are more vulnerable to being hit by cars....


Half of All Falsely Convicted Prisoners Are Black
A new database compiled by the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convict...


Commentary: Half of All Innocents in Jail Are Black
Of the people in prison for crimes they didn’t commit, five out of 10 are Black. The University of ...


This Day in Black History: Feb. 8, 1986
On Feb. 8, 1986, figure skater Debi Thomas became the first African-American to win the Women's Sin...


This Day in Black History: Jan. 21, 1906
Willa Brown, renowned African-American aviator and educator, was born on Jan. 21, 1906....


Former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins Dead at 81
Cardiss Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress died of complic...


Egg-cellent!
Eggs are low-calorie, low-cholesteral and high in protein....


Private colleges 'act local' with financial aid
Private colleges 'act local' with financial aid...


Rotimi: Jack of All Trades
Rotimi is being mentored by stars like T.I. and Jamie Foxx as he attempts to find stardom in music ...


Black Men and Vitamin D
Study finds that African-American men just don't get enough....


Are More Black Churches Trying to Fight the Obesity Epidemic?
There’s a growing trend of religious institutions that are stepping up to address our country's bat...

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