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Obama Acknowledges Ferguson Was An International Embarrassment

Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, President Barack Obama cited the racial strife in Ferguson, Missouri, as an example of where America has “failed to live up to our ideals.” Obama was giving a much-anticipated address on global leadership, where he laid out his justification for the United ...

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How HBCUs Respond to a Call for Inclusion of LGBT Students

For many who choose to attend an HBCU, the decision is about far more than just academics. Since the first HBCUs opened their doors in the years before the Civil War, they have offered black students an opportunity to pursue advanced studies in a space they can be certain will ...

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Police Shoot And Kill Suspect in Jennings, Missouri, 5 Miles From Ferguson Scene

A police chief in suburban St. Louis says two officers fired 25 shots during the fatal shooting of a rifle-wielding man they were chasing on foot. The shooting happened Wednesday night in Jennings, less than 5 miles from the site of the fatal Ferguson police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown ...

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Wisconsin Republican Drops Out Of State Assembly Race Over ‘F*gs,’ ‘N***ers’ Remarks

A 19-year-old Wisconsin Republican running for state assembly dropped out of his race after admitting to using offensive language on social media. On Sept. 11, Jacob Dorsey apologized for a “hurtful” tweet that said, “f*gs need 2 leave my favorite state alone.” He dropped out of the race Wednesday after ...

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Meet The Incredible Woman Who Has Changed The Lives Of Nearly Two Dozen Foster Kids

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define FamilyTM” series installment features an interview with Mary Keane, age 65, of New York City, who found her interest in supporting teenagers in the foster care system snowballed from one youth to taking in almost two dozen. At age 50, ...

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Obama: U.S. Will ‘Intensify’ Sanctions On Russia

President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States will join the European Union in imposing tougher sanctions on Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors after Moscow sent troops into eastern Ukraine last month, and will provide details on the new steps on Friday. “These measures will increase Russia’s political ...

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Hawks Owner Bruce Levenson To Sell Team After Telling NBA About Racially Charged 2012 Email

Less than one month after the Clippers’ sale ended Donald Sterling’s ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner. Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, thanks in part to an inflammatory ...

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The Economist Admits Slavery Was Pretty ‘Evil’ After All

The Economist withdrew a nearly comically misguided piece of writing from its website on Friday, admitting that a book review that called for a more objective treatment of slavery should never have made it through the editing process. The magazine had published the review of Edward Baptist’s book “The Half ...

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Michelle Obama Should Launch A ‘Fight Obesity, Go Straight’ Campaign, Bryan Fischer Claims

The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer suggested Michelle Obama revise her childhood obesity initiative to include an anti-gay component. Fischer, whose opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) causes is well-established, pointed to a National Institutes of Health study which will reportedly examine why lesbians have a higher obesity ...

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Ferguson Protesters Hope To Transform Anger Into Change

Hundreds of demonstrators tracked through pouring rain and blistering heat on Saturday, calling for accountability for the officer who gunned down an unarmed 18-year-old here three weeks ago and for broader policing reforms. The death of Michael Brown and the aggressive police response to the demonstrations that followed have sparked ...

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