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Army Pfc. Glendon Oakley Jr. is being heralded a hero after he sprung into action saving children who were in the area of the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The 22-year-old is an automated logistics specialist in the 504th Composite Supply Company, 142nd Combat Support Sustainment...
-- by Sara Burnett and Brian Slodysk -- DETROIT — Should Democrats be going big or getting real? That’s the question that dominated the Democratic presidential primary debate as progressive favorites Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders fended off attacks from lesser-known moderates. The display amounted to a sometimes testy public airing...
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By ERRIN HAINES WHACK and STEVEN SLOAN, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden rarely lets a public event pass without reminding voters of his work alongside President Barack Obama. But the former vice president insisted on Wednesday that he's not overly relying on that relationship to fuel his 2020...
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NOTE: PRESIDENTIAL FORUM STARTS AT 2:17:00 IN THE ABOVE CLIP. Technically, the next official Democratic debate isn't until next week, stretched over two nights on CNN. And even then, it's unlikely that the field of 20 will spend a great deal of time speaking directly to the needs of...
By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent During its 110th National Convention at the Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit, the NAACP — the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization — hosted delegates from all over the country. In keeping with the convention’s theme, “When We Fight, We Win,” the...
The NAACP is in the midst of its 110th Annual Convention this week in Detroit. With racist tweets coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, ongoing concerns over gerrymandering and a fleet of challengers vying for the Democratic nomination, the convention is ripe for newmakers. We'll keep you up-to-date on the...
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is convening for its 110th annua convention this week in Detroit, Mich. With a steady stream of incendiary remarks coming out of the White House, and two rafts full of Democratic candidates for president, this year's convention is unquestionably momentous...
NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University is launching a national initiative that seeks to bring coding experiences to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and underserved communities. TSU hosted the inaugural “HBCU C2 Presidential Academy” this week through its newly established National Center for Smart Technology Innovations. HBCU C2 will bring coding and creativity opportunities...
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by Cara Anna and Christopher Torchia Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country's apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy under Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday. He was 66 and had pancreatic cancer. The Grammy-nominated and...
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By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kamala Harris can't forget the older black woman she met in Iowa while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama before the state's 2008 caucus. "I remember her saying to me, 'They're not going to let him win,'" Harris recalled....