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officials warn that the H1N1 flu virus is spreading rapidly and that the Black community may have a higher rate of existing health conditions that could make the illness a serious threat.


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They say you won't get anywhere in life until you know where you've come from. But for the countless number of African Americans in this country, the simple act of knowing one's history is a complicated and painful notion. 


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A Black New Haven firefighter has filed a federal lawsuit against the city over a promotion exam that was the subject of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June.


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Some critics of the president say the song was overtly political and follows a pattern of Obama being viewed as an idol rather than a politician.


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After more than 14 hours of discussion, the heirs of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. reached a settlement late Monday that will keep the family from a public jury trial.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vitriol and invective have often stained American politics, but the falsehoods, half-truths and innuendo now speeding across partisan airwaves and the Internet are drowning out the country's moderate political center...


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The rally stemmed from the August shooting of Mark Barmore in the basement of the Kingdom Authority Church. According to witnesses, Barmore, who was wanted for questioning by police regarding a domestic dispute, was pursued by Officers Oda Poole and Stan North into the church. After emerging from a storage room with his hands up and head down, officers shot the 23- year old man twice in the neck and three times in the back, as pre-school children looked on.


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WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The number of African-American law school students is at an all-time high, according to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.


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Gay and bisexual men account for more new HIV infections in the U.S. – 53 percent – than any other population group. Moreover, this is the only risk group in the nation in which the annual number of new HIV infections is increasing, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


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Mattel has launched a new line of Black Barbie dolls with fuller lips, a wider nose and more pronounced cheek bones -- a far cry from Christie, Barbie's Black friend who debuted in the 1960s and was essentially a White doll painted brown.


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