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99 years ago, the Fraternity Omega Psi Phi was founded by Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman, students at Howard University on November, 17th 1911. Several prominent African Americans have joined the ranks of Omega Psi Phi, including adviser to Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan, political activist, Jesse Jackson, basketball players Shaquille O’Neal […]

(Atlanta-Atlanta Journal-Constitution) When Walter Broadnax took the helm of one of Atlanta’s historically black colleges — Clark Atlanta University — in 2002, the school, he said, was in financial trouble. So he set about laying off professors, shutting down some programs and increasing the tuition. At the time, those moves provoked widespread controversy on campus […]

National (Time)– In a finding that surprised its authors, a new study revealed that vitamin D deficiency does not contribute to rates of fatal stroke in African Americans, even while it doubles the risk of death from stroke in whites. This, despite the fact that blacks are known to be more vulnerable to vitamin D […]

Washington (FinalCall)– As the Republican Party revels in its takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives with midterm elections, as the Democratic Party regroups and the Tea Party edges further into mainstream politics, Blacks in America ponder what the downfall of Democratic politicians and a weakened, embattled president means for their own interests and political […]

Washington (Politco)– The Congressional Black Caucus wants to hear directly from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) before taking caucus positions on pressing matters, including whether to back the outgoing speaker’s plans to hold leadership elections this week, whether to endorse her and whether to support amendments aimed at diminishing her power to appoint lieutenants to […]

New York– NAN held the inaugural National Action Network Triumph Awards on November 15, 2010 at Rose Hall in Jazz at Lincoln Center honoring those who have made a positive impact beyond their performance on stage, in the arts, in the community, and in their respective professions.

New York (NYDailyNews)– An NYPD cop on his way home from work was killed Monday when his car was rammed by a boozed-up Brooklyn man driving the wrong way, authorities said. Officer Andre Menzies – a father of five – was driving east on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills, L.I., about 12:05 a.m. […]

If President Obama wants to focus on the 2012 presidential campaign, he is going to have to shore up his base. Everyone keeps saying he has to move to the center in order to appeal to independents, to appeal to conservative Democrats. But Roland Martin says President Obama has to focus on his base. WATCH: […]

Congressman James Clyburn appears on Washington Watch to discuss the new political landscape in Washington DC, how Democrats can return to the majority and if Nancy Pelosi should  be the House Minority Leader. WATCH: James Clyburn: Road Back To The Majority Runs Through Minorities

Voters say they want officials in Washington to work together; yet, they elect officials from the extremes who will not work together. Is this a perfect example of the American voters saying one thing and doing another, or are they absolutely delusional when it comes to politics? WATCH: