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Does the White House Understand the Value of an HBCU Education?
Congressional Black Caucus members say HBCUs need more support....


Education Secretary Arne Duncan Steps Down After 7-Year Term
Cabinet member one of the longest-serving members of Obama's admin....


Census: 1 in 5 American Children Depend on Food Stamps
Last year, 16 million children under the age of 18 in the U.S. relied on food stamp assistance....


Father and Son Graduate From FAMU Together
Sherwood Brown and Brown Jr. graduated from FAMU together on May 3....


Rural HBCUs in New Federal Program to Boost Jobs
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture will partner with 10 land-grant universities to provide entrepreneuri...


Shirley Sherrod Returns to the USDA to Help Black Farmers
Shirley Sherrod announced Saturday that she is going to be an Agriculture contract employee tasked ...


Michelle Obama to Nation's Kids: Let's Get Cooking!
First Lady Michelle Obama launches second "Healthy Lunchtime Challenge."...


Chain Restaurants Fail to Meet Federal Nutrition Guidelines
Researchers say nearly all entrees they reviewed at 245 U.S. chains fail to meet USDA rules for the...


Shirley Sherrod Files Suit Against Conservative Blogger
Shirley Sherrod, the agriculture department employee who was fired in July after a edited video of ...


Broadband Usage Growing Even as Gaps Persist
WASHINGTON – The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks ...


Independent Firm Issues Civil Rights Assessment of USDA
A USDA report examines its history of discrimination and provides solution to expand diversity and ...


Rep. Steve King Says Pigford II Claimants Are Trying to Perpetrate a Fraud
Rep. Steve King's effort to defund the Pigford II Black farmers settlement failed in the House and ...


Cory Booker Sets the Date for His Food Stamp Diet
Newark Mayor Cory Booker will dine on $1.40 per meal for one week....


The Food Pyramid Is Getting a Makeover
The USDA plans to scrap the Food Pyramid and unveil a new plate-shaped icon....


Eat the Rainbow
Five colors that should be on your plate....


Kim Kardashian Congratulates Ex Reggie Bush on Baby
The NFL player and fiancée Lilit Avagyan recently welcomed a girl....


US names special coordinator for Haiti response
The U.S. State Department has named a special coordinator to oversee Washington's reconstruction pl...


DC Launches Free Wi-Fi on National Mall
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free wireless Internet access has been added to the National Mall in Washin...


New Rules Aim to Rid Schools of Junk Food
Healthier pizzas, low-fat burgers and yogurt will be offered to kids instead....


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 ...

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