[In case you missed it] 2011 State of the Union Speech

President Barack Obama delivered a 61-minute State of the Union address Tuesday with a new theme — putting his emphasis on investing in making America’s economy more competitive in a more challenging world

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Support African American businesses and save

A national statistic shows 90-percent of the dollars spent by African Americans go to businesses that are not African American owned or invested

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Haiti: 1 Year Later

In Haiti, a lot has happened in one year, but not for the better. Here is a brief look at what is happening now.

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[Video] Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

If you’ve never seen the full speech before or, if you haven’t seen it in awhile and you’re looking for a little inspiration… watch the video

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Make MLK Day a Day of Service

On a day when America is recognizing one of our great civil servants, let’s consider taking the opportunity to serve our communities as well. The message is Make MLK Day a day ON.

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Schools in GA, NC, and SC open on MLK Day to make up snow closings

A decision to use the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to make up a snow day in Georgia and the Carolinas has infuriated civil rights leaders, who say the districts are insulting the civil rights icon.

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Republican school board in N.C. seeks to abolish integration

The situation unfolding here in some ways represents a first foray of tea party conservatives shaping a public school system.

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TSU Alum is Knoxville’s 1st Black Mayor

Brown, a native Knoxvillian and graduate of Austin High school and Tennessee State University, is retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He’s also a Vietnam War veteran.

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