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IT’S WAR: White House doubles down on anti-ISIS campaign, calling effort a war

IT’S WAR: White House doubles down on anti-ISIS campaign, calling effort a war

The battle against ISIS is shaping up to be a traditional war, White House advisors said Sunday. Just days after President Obama delivered a forceful speech about his plans to take on the bloodthirsty jihadist group without referring to the effort as a “war” once, a parade of administration officials promised that the fight against […]

Bus driver slashed by woman’s jealous boyfriend in Brooklyn

Bus driver slashed by woman’s jealous boyfriend in Brooklyn

A bus driver says he’s not sure he wants to get back behind the wheel after an unhinged lunatic slashed him across the face while he waited for his bus to get fixed on Saturday night in Brooklyn. “I’m concerned about going back,” John Browne, 43, said, running his fingers across the six-inch cut across […]

How Obamacare Could Be A Huge Boon To ‘Alt-Labor’ Groups

How Obamacare Could Be A Huge Boon To ‘Alt-Labor’ Groups

WASHINGTON — Officials at Working America, the AFL-CIO’s non-union affiliate, believe they may have found a path toward long-term financial viability — and it runs through the Affordable Care Act. The big question for so-called alt-labor groups like Working America — which have been sprouting up as the ranks of traditional unions dwindle — is […]

Howard vs. Morehouse: A Rivalry for the Ages

Howard vs. Morehouse: A Rivalry for the Ages

It is a battle for pride. It is a battle of honor. It is a battle for bragging rights, and really, that is what is most important here: bragging rights. One of the longest-standing rivalries between two of the oldest HBCUs will be settled with pigskin, pads and helmets, and the winning team and its […]

Rice attends New Rochelle High football game

Rice attends New Rochelle High football game

NEW ROCHELLE – In his first public appearance since video was released by TMZ of him striking his wife and knocking her unconscious in an Atlantic City casino last February, suspended NFL running back Ray Rice was the focus of a swarm of media attention when he attended New Rochelle’s 34-6 win over Ramapo at […]

Racism Hurts Native Americans Too

Racism Hurts Native Americans Too

“Monday Night Football” is the one place racially divided America comes together, if TV ratings are any indication. As long as we’re overcoming our differences, why can’t we come together on abolishing the racist name of the Washington football team? Like racial profiling disproportionately hurts African-Americans, especially males like the late Michael Brown, America’s amnesia […]

WHO Asks For More Health Workers To Fight Ebola As Death Toll Rises

WHO Asks For More Health Workers To Fight Ebola As Death Toll Rises

LONDON/GENEVA, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, renewing a call for health workers from around the world to go to the region to help. As the death toll rose to more than […]

Report: Death Toll In Central African Republic Tops 5,000

Report: Death Toll In Central African Republic Tops 5,000

GUEN, Central African Republic (AP) — More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming too late for thousands. The AP found at least 5,186 people were killed in fighting between Muslims […]

Postponed Immigration Reform Has Latinos Nonchalant About Midterm Elections

Postponed Immigration Reform Has Latinos Nonchalant About Midterm Elections

Since President Obama has decided not to move forward with any immigration-reform work until the midterm elections are over, voter-advocacy groups are finding it hard to get disappointed Latinos to the voting booths this fall. “It’s hard,” Sonia Marquez, a director for the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, told Al-Jazeera. Of Obama’s postponement of his promised deportation relief for undocumented […]

Police: Zimmerman accused of threatening driver

Police: Zimmerman accused of threatening driver

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A driver says George Zimmerman threatened to kill him, asking `Do you know who I am?’ during a road confrontation in their vehicles, a police spokeswoman said Friday. The driver, whose name hasn’t been released, told Lake Mary police officers that a truck pulled up to his car Tuesday, and the […]