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Twenty years ago, race riots erupted in Crown Heights and an innocent Jewish student was murdered in response to the accidental killing of an African-American child. After the murder, the Rev. Al Sharpton came to Crown Heights and further whipped up an already incensed crowd, leaving some in the Jewish community to demand twenty years […]

Six years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans and its surrounding communities, former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin says he regrets not calling a mandatory evacuation sooner in a candid sit-down interview with BET.com. According to Nagin, his outspokenness made him an easy target and a scapegoat in many situations. “I was […]

In a new interview on TheRoot.com, Rev. Al Sharpton has responded to the backlash he is receiving from his recent appointment as host on MSNBC’s Politics Nation. Many conservatives have decided to drum up the Tawanna Brawley case from nearly two decades ago, and criticize his relationship with President Obama. Check out an excerpt here: […]

(Washington, DC)  —  A teenager is fighting for her life after she was hit by a car in Northwest Washington. A car reportedly drove up onto the sidewalk Sunday at 14th Street and Spring Road.  The driver stayed at the scene. Source: Copyright @ 2011 Metro Networks Inc.

(Atlanta, GA)  -A newspaper in Atlanta reports former Wizards player Javaris Crittenton is still not in custody. The 23-year-old has been wanted for murder since Friday and believed to be in California.  While with the Wizards, Crittenton and teammate Gilbert Arenas were suspended after they reportedly pulled guns on each other during an argument. Source: […]

(Washington, DC)   –President Obama looks at the losses left behind by Hurricane Irene and that includes, the human losses .  Obama says the country’s thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones in the storm.  He says Irene remains a dangerous storm that continues to produce heavy rain.  Obama says many Americans […]

Huge names like the legendary group The Impressions, Patti Labelle, Eddie Levert, Anthony Hamilton, India Arie, Ray Chew and his band Ray Chew LIVE and Naturally 7 made it out Thursday evening to pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Message In The Music Concert. The artists performed legendary sounds of the Civil […]

After opening with Wednesday evening’s Honoring Global Leaders For Peace International Salute Gala, the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. continued its day celebration of Dr. King’s legacy with the Honoring Past, Present, Future Pioneers Civil Rights Pioneers Luncheon, the Partners in Dream Public Expo ribbon cutting and The Message […]

(Washington, DC)  –With the District near the projected path of Hurricane Irene, Sunday morning’s scheduled dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall is being postponed.  The MLK Foundation says the event will be rescheduled for sometime in September or October. Source: Copyright © 2011 Metro Networks Inc.

(Washington, DC)  -Residents throughout DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia are getting ready for Hurricane Irene.-  On Kent Island, boat owners are not taking any chances, pulling their boats from the water ahead of the expected storm surge.  Area residents affected by power outages from 2003’s Hurricane Isabel say they will be ready if they’re left […]