• AG Loretta Lynch: Black History Month Vital for America

    Feb 6, 2016, 9 a.m.

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke Saturday at an annual Black History Month event in Prince George's County, Maryland, emphasizing the importance of recognizing what blacks have done to stamp out inequality and bolster civil rights for all Americans.
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  • Hillary Clinton Tours Flint, Lends Support for Federal Aid

    Feb 7, 2016, 6:04 p.m.

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a pause from campaigning Sunday to visit Flint, Michigan, at the invitation of the city’s mayor, Karen Weaver, following weeks of conversations between the two leaders about the health crisis that citizens, particularly children, continue to face after several years of drinking and bathing in tainted water.
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  • Md. Gov. Hogan Earmarks Funds for Prince George's Hospital

    Feb 5, 2016, 11:50 a.m.

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that he will introduce a supplemental fiscal 2017 budget that would provide $15 million in operating funds toward the Prince George's Hospital System.
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  • Russell Simmons Brings Water, Attention to Flint

    Feb 3, 2016, 3 p.m.

    When business mogul and founder of the RushCard, Russell Simmons, arrived in Flint early Monday morning to deliver cases of bottled water door-to-door, he did so with a minimal amount of fanfare.
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  • Five Docs to Kick Off Black History Month

    Feb 3, 2016, 3 p.m.

    Documentaries are a great source of information and entertainment especially for Black History Month, a time of reflection and celebration. Here are a few time capsules put together on film to illustrate an era in American history where the Black experience reached momentous lows and historic highs.
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  • Adult Coloring Catching On as Stress Reliever

    Feb 3, 2016, 3 p.m.

    Believe it or not, coloring for adults is all the rage and mental health experts and others said it's a major tool in relieving stress.
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  • Flint Water Crisis Sparks Congressional Outrage

    Feb 4, 2016, 9:25 p.m.

    Advocates and protestors joined Flint, Michigan, residents on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a congressional hearing on the city's water crisis to show solidarity and to call for the ouster of Gov. Rick Snyder.
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  • NNPA Foundation Launches New STEM Program

    Feb 3, 2016, 3 p.m.

    Members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association recently announced the launch of a program that aims to boost interest in STEM among African-American youth through events, enrichment activities and connections with industry pioneers.
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