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GOP Rep Introduces Bill To Cut Eric Holder’s Salary

As a native Texan, I’d like to apologize on behalf of Beyoncé, Kelly, LeToya, LaTavia, and all of the other sensible Texans for the antics of… 820 more words

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President Lincoln Abolished Slavery In D.C. On This Day In 1862

President Abraham Lincoln‘s Emancipation Proclamation didn’t become national law until January 1, 1863, which gave millions of slaves their freedom. Before that historic event, the President signed an act abolishing slavery in the Nation’s Capital on this day in 1862. 298 more words

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President, VP Announce Federal Job Training Investments

Keeping with the theme of strengthening the middle class while the economy slowly improves, President Barack Obama (pictured center) has been consistent in promoting the necessity for job training for burgeoning industries. 407 more words

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Majority Of Whites View Obama As ‘Mixed Race’ As Opposed To Black?

I’m not as fascinated with a new Pew poll that purportedly shows that most Americans identify President Barack Obama as “mixed race” as opposed to “Black.” Forgive me, but as much as I love… 694 more words

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Dubuque, Iowa Officials Admit To Housing Discrimination Against Blacks

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced an agreement with the city of Dubuque, Iowa (pictured), that effectively settles allegations that the city discriminated against African Americans applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. 301 more words

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California Passed Fugitive Slave Law On This Day In 1852

California was more than just a destination for grizzled mine workers looking to capitalize on the Gold Rush of the 1800s. It was also a destination for former slaves to begin new lives and earn economic freedom. 625 more words

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Obama Warns Of Threats To Voting Rights At NAN Convention

President Barack Obama downplayed accusations of voter fraud by legislators who have introduced bills that have threatened to turn back decades­-old gains for African American and other voters and that he said must stay in place. 504 more words

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