[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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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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Howard grad becomes California’s first female and first African American attorney general

Harris attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and received her Juris Doctor (JD) from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1989.

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White House: Discussing Tax Cuts, Unemployment Insurance & Jobs

Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the President’s compromise framework on tax cuts, unemployment insurance & job creation.

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[Video] Tim Wise predicts “Tea Party” will soon die of natural causes

“In the Pantheon of American history, conservative old white people have pretty much always been the bad guys; The folks unwilling to share the category of American with others on equal terms.”

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HBCU Alum becomes first African American chief justice of the state Supreme Judicial Court

Rodrick L. Ireland grew up without exceptional means and at one point, a guidance counselor said he had a future as an auto mechanic, but he was surrounded by a close-knit family and community that pushed him to excel

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First Somali-American to hold public office in Minnesota

“I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the people who came before us,” Samatar said. “We are part of the new African-American community in the state of Minnesota.”

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No African Americans elected to U.S. Senate

Despite record election achievements by African-Americans in the House, the United States Senate will not have an African-American in its ranks.

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