First Black man to walk in space wants others to follow in his footsteps

He urges black youngsters to think about space-related careers. “They often want to aspire to be athletes or rappers but the best thing to enable one to take care of their family and themselves is education.”

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NAACP release new report: ‘Misplaced Priorities: Over Incarcerate, Under Educate’

Misplaced Priorities tracks the steady shift of state funds away from education and toward the criminal justice system.

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Blacks seek new political power in once-white suburbs

With more blacks moving from city to suburb, the National Urban League says it is worried states may improperly seek to stem the political clout of African-Americans as they spread into historically white districts.

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New smartphone app promotes voyeurism

“Color” is a location-based, photo-sharing app that takes voyeurism to post-Twitter level by letting users see all of the photos that are being taken by strangers who happen to be within a 150-foot radius of the user’s smartphone.

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Lung and breast cancer survivor becomes first African American to trek from North to South Pole

The 79-year-old has trekked to the North and South poles all the while overcoming lung and breast cancer. Her remarkable story does not end there.

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Google is Actively Recruiting HBCU Alumni

Greetings from Google! As you may have heard, Google is hiring! 2011 is slated to be one of our most aggressive hiring years, and we are working to find top talent. Over the past few years HBCU graduates have made significant contributions to Google’s success. We are excited to continue our relationship with HBCUs and…

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Two FAMU Alumni Serving As Chiefs-of-Staff in Congress

“It should come as no surprise that our students go on to hold high-ranking positions, including elected positions.I believe it is important that everyone realizes that FAMU is and has always been in the business of making leaders for our community.”

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[New Study]Black Men at both ends of economic spectrum at risk for depression

Jobless African-American men might be at a greater risk of suffering from depression, however new research shows, at the other end of the income spectrum, African-American men making $80,000 and upward are also among those at higher risk.

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