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Deltas Urged to 'Turn Up Heat' on Congress

Eight-hundred Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. members from throughout the country gathered on Saturday, Feb. 1, in the grand ballroom of Washington, D.C.'s Renaissance Downtown Hotel for the 25th Delta Days at the Nation’s Capital conference.

Sharpton Bothered by Report of Zimmerman-DMX Fight

The Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, said Wednesday that he is dismayed by reports of an upcoming charity boxing match between George Zimmerman and rap artist DMX.

Microsoft Names FAMU Alumni as Board Chair

John Thompson, former IBM vice president and alumni of Florida A&M University, has been named the new chairman of Microsoft's board of directors, the company announced Tuesday.

Patricia Watkins Lattimore Named as CEO of Delta Research and Educational Foundation

The board of directors of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation recently announced the selection of Patricia Watkins Lattimore as its CEO.

U.S. Postal Service Honors Shirley Chisholm at Stamp Ceremony

The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute Friday to pioneering Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm with the issuance of a limited-edition 37th Black Heritage Forever Stamp during a special ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Texas Rep. Marc Veasey Awarded For Efforts to Combat Underage Drinking

Rep. Marc Veasey (TX-33) was awarded the 2013 Leadership Award by the Century Council, an independent nonprofit organization, this week.

Black Journalists' Organization Inducts New Hall of Famers

Eight highly accomplished African-American journalists have joined the National Association of Black Journalists' roster of legendary newsmakers.

Lockheed Martin's Stephanie Hill wins Black Engineering Award

Stephanie C. Hill, president of Information Systems and Global Solutions at the Lockheed Martin Corporation, has been chosen Black engineer of the year by the Baltimore-based Be Everything You Are organization.

Michelle Obama Turns 50, Embraces Milestone

First lady Michelle Obama turned 50 Friday and said she's never felt more confident or clear about who she is as a woman.

Alexandria May Stop Naming Streets after Confederates

The Alexandria City Council is considering eliminating a section of the city code requiring all new north-south roads to be named for Confederate military leaders.

Proposed Tobacco Settlement Excludes Black Media

The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads ...

Franklin McCain, 73, Member of 'Greensboro Four,' Dies

Franklin McCain, one of the "Greensboro Four" who helped end segregation in the South by sitting at a whites-only lunch counter in North Carolina, has died. He was 73.

Congressional Black Caucus Prepares 2014 Agenda

While the Congressional Black Caucus continues to hammer out details of its 2014 agenda, an organization spokesperson said it's a safe bet that poverty and the economy will again top the organization's to-do list this year.

'Tis the Season for Black Nonprofits to Suffer

In Black America, the season for giving has also produced another little talked-about reality: Some causes suffer mightily.

CBC's Fudge: Poverty Still Rampant 50 Years After Johnson

Fifty years after President Johnson began a war on poverty, too many poor Americans still live "on the outskirts of hope," Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge said on Wednesday, the anniversary of Johnson's declaration.

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