(Undated) — African Americans are bearing the brunt of the nation’s unemployment crisis. The “Washington Post” reports that the jobless rate for black men ages 16 to 24 was 34-point-five-percent in October, a number that equals black unemployment during the Great Depression. It’s also more than three times the percentage of the general population. For […]

(Baltimore, MD) — Tyler Perry is donating $1 million dollars to the NAACP. The gift from the filmmaker, writer and actor is the largest ever given by an individual entertainer to the civil rights organization. The donation will be distributed over the next four years and was made to mark the NAACP’s 100th anniversary. In […]

(Undated) — Citing its commitment to free speech, Google says it won’t exclude a crudely altered photograph of Michelle Obama from its search results. The image, which depicts the first lady as having monkey-like features, is posted on a blog called Hot Girls. Explaining that offensiveness alone is not a reason to remove the image […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Crashing a state dinner at the White House apparently takes a security breakdown as well as some kind of nerve. The Secret Service is looking into its own security procedures after determining that a Virginia couple, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, managed to slip into Tuesday night’s state dinner at the White House […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The man accused of killing 9-year-old Oscar Fuentes this month in Columbia Heights hanged himself at the D.C. jail Wednesday afternoon, jail officials said. Josue Pena, 26, was found in his cell about 1 p.m., unconscious but alive, said Sylvia Lane, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Department of Corrections. Efforts to […]

VIA WJLA: D.C. police say two delivery drivers helped thwart a carjacking by holding down a suspect. Police say 45-year-old Frank Mabry and another man attempted to carjack a man in the 3100 block of 14th Street in northwest Washington early Tuesday. They say the delivery drivers intervened and held down Mabry until officers arrived. […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: D.C. police are questioning a man who allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail Tuesday from atop his van on a busy downtown street as a form of government protest. Shortly after 2 p.m., the man abruptly stopped his van at 17th and K St NW, and climbed up on the roof, said […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Metropolitan Police Department Tuesday announced it has charged a suspect in the 1997 murder of a 25-year-old woman at her home in Adams Morgan. Frederick Edward Morton, 57, was arrested at a federal prison in Allenwood, Pennsylvania, where he’s been locked up since July on a violation of probation. […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Abe Pollin, 85, the Washington sports entrepreneur who owned the Wizards basketball team and the Capitals hockey team, died Tuesday. Details on where he died and the cause of his death were not immediately available. He reportedly had a rare brain disease. Pollin was among the last of the old-school pro […]