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Demonstrators camp outside White House in a 2011 protest against Keystone XL Pipeline

Keystone XL Bill Gets Quick Veto from President Obama

By Staff President Obama’s third veto in his six years in office came Tuesday when he quickly killed the Keystone XL pipeline legislation...

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Democrat and Republican Senators Join Forces to Overhaul Prison Sentencing Guidelines

By Lynette Holloway In what could be a boon for communities of color, Democratic and Republican Senators from New Jersey to Illinois to...

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Numbers of Students receiving School Breakfast have risen, but some Schools drop out; New York City lags behind

By Staff Reporter (Albany, NY) – Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) recently released its annual national school breakfast...

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Black leaders to President Obama: Speak ‘More Forcefully’ on Race Issues

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – In 1903, author, orator and public intellectual W.E.B. Dubois stated, “The problem of the Twentieth Century...

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Syracuse University announces Self-Imposed Ban on Basketball Program

Syracuse University announced it has notified the NCAA it will institute a self-imposed post-season ban for the men’s basketball...

Charlie Sifford was the first African-American golfer to play in PGA sanctioned golfing events.

Golfer Charlie Sifford, First African-American to Play in PGA Dies

by staff reporter Golfer, Dr. Charles L “Charlie” Sifford died Tuesday at the golden age of 92, according to the Professional...

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Assembly Names Carl Heastie as First African-American Speaker

By Staff New York State Assemblyman Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, was elected the first African-American speaker of the Assembly in its 238-year...

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Obama says Economic Crisis is over in 2015 State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address Wednesday, in a speech before Congress, stating there has been an end...

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Cuomo announces Competition for $1.5 Billion Upstate Revitalization Fund

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a $1.5 billion Upstate New York Economic Revitalization Competition, in which seven regions in Upstate New...