07-18-2018  1:53 pm      •     
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PHILADELPHIA (NNPA) - When Islamic fascists piloted passenger jets into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, it was a moment that changed how many Americans perceived people of Middle Eastern ethnicity in general and Muslims in particular. Immediately there was a social backlash during which many American Muslims and Middle Eastern immigrants faced resentment where there had been none before.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stronger regulation should be the first line of defense against excessive speculation that could send the economy into a new crisis, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Sunday. But he didn't rule out higher interest rates to stop that from happening.


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GAINESVILLE, Florida (AP) -- A prison guard who acknowledged being a member of white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan has been fired for belonging to a subversive or terrorist organization, a violation of the county agency's code of ethics...

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(GIN) - The family of a young Nigerian traveler who allegedly attempted to detonate a powerful explosive while traveling to Detroit from Amsterdam, has issued a statement that provides more details of the alleged conversion of their son to extremist beliefs.


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(NNPA) - Percy Sutton, best known outside New York for his involvement in the civil rights movement and founding a communications empire, died on December 26. He was 89.


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WASHINGTON (NNPA) - It was in 1903, the birth of the 20th Century, when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote in his book, "The Souls of Black Folk" the statement that has become prophetic: "…for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line."


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ST. LOUIS (NNPA) - The soldiers saw a flash, and then heavy smoke began to fill the tank. Through the fog, Aaron Johnson, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, looked around at his squad of seven soldiers, who were on a standard patrol in Iraq. Several were bleeding, and his gunner was the worst of all. Johnson feared he was dead.


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(NNPA) - U.S. sports editors have selected Tiger Woods as Athlete of the Decade, a result that reflects 10 years of greatness on the golf course, rather than the three-week tsunami of negative headlines about a shocking sex scandal. Golf's No. 1 received 56 of the 142 votes cast by Associated Press member newspaper editors since last month, it was announced last week.


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WASHINGTON (NNPA) - In a rare appearance, all in one place, a coalition of America's foremost Black organizations are aiming to assure that the 2010 census does not undercount Black people, a fiasco that could cause communities to miss out on their fair share of trillions of dollars in public resources and political representatives in Black districts.


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(NNPA) - On Dec. 11, a federal judge ruled that Congress had unconstitutionally cut off all federal funds to ACORN. The judge issued an injunction, stopping federal authorities from continuing to cut off past, present and future federal funds to the community organization.


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