Major R. Owens

Major Owens Dies at 77

by #teamEBONY

Major R. Owens, a former librarian who went to Congress from Brooklyn and remained there for 24 years, fighting for more federal… Read More

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Terror in Kenya: Whose Frankenstein?

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Terror in Kenya: Whose Frankenstein?

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Al Shabab’s attack of the Westgate mall in Kenya had the single goal of creating a spectacle of terror. Ostensibly, the goal… Read More

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Today is day 22 of the national month-long writing campaign for men on the issue of domestic violence and in support of Marissa Alexander… Read More

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PBS Debuts Powerful New Series: ‘The African Americans’<br />

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by Brooke Obie

Noted Harvard University scholar, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the history of Blacks in America, from the plantation to the White House… Read More

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  Obama administration officials argue the bulk of Americans who eventually enroll in insurance coverage under the new health care law… Read More

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9- Year Old Nigerian is World's Youngest Microsoft Certified Specialist

by #teamEBONY

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476,000 applications filed for ‘Obamacare’ health insurance, sources say

Over 476k Applications Filed for Obamacare

by The Grio

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