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President Obama’s Ratings Are Up

President Barack Obama received a 50 percent job-approval rating, following his State of the Union address this month, but among African Americans, his ratings dropped three percentage points, according to a Gallup Politics survey. During his State of the Union address on Jan. 20th, President Obama delivered a populist message calling for free tuition at the nation’s junior colleges and […]

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Infrastructure Needs, New Technology at Top of Agenda for Transportation Secretary Foxx

 The head of the DOT seeks a national focus on transportation systems By Burney Simpson WASHINGTON—The nation’s transportation infrastructure needs to be expanded in regions where the population is growing and repaired where it is wearing out, but intransigence on Capitol Hill makes it difficult to move forward on such huge projects, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Monday […]

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President Obama Calls for Reform of the Criminal Justice System

      President Barack Obama called for reform of the criminal justice system during his State of the Union address, acknowledging that both crime and incarceration rates have been steadily decreasing. President Obama’s comments set him apart from one of his Democratic predecessor in the White House. “At a time when the crime and incarceration rates are coming down […]

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NAACP President to Visit Colorado Springs in the Wake of Recent Bombing

Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, has scheduled a three-day visit to Colorado Springs, Colo., following the bombing of an NAACP office there. Brooks and members of the NAACP national office, which is based in Baltimore, will visit Colorado Springs on Jan. 23, 24 and 25th, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization announced Monday in an email […]

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Ernest Cole: the Black Photographer who told the story of Apartheid’s inhumanity

  By Rosemary Eng Ernest Cole had an artistic eye for the heartbreak of inhumanity. One of South Africa’s first black photojournalists, Cole was also one of South Africa’s most famous black photographers for his deeply emotional and compassionate documentation of life under apartheid. The 125 gelatin silver prints of his work that were displayed until December 6 at New […]

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Ernest Cole: the Black Photographer who told the story of Apartheid’s inhumanity

Ernest Cole had an artistic eye for the heartbreak of inhumanity. One of South Africa’s first black photojournalists, Cole was also one of South Africa’s most famous black photographers for his deeply emotional and compassionate documentation of life under apartheid. The 125 gelatin silver prints of his work that were displayed until December 6 at New York University’s Grey Art […]