How to Succeed in Business Without Being White: Straight Talk On Making it in America by: Earl G. Graves On December 4, 1991, less than two years after his release from 27 years’ imprisonment, South African hero Nelson Mandela came to meet with many of the most powerful African American business and political leaders in […]

VIA WEB MD: The heart attack gap between men and women is narrowing in good and bad ways for women. Two new studies show that the number of heart attacks is rising among middle-aged women and falling among men, but the risk of death after a heart attack is improving more for women than for […]

VIA CNN: (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush made his debut as a motivational speaker Tuesday night, telling a Fort Worth, Texas crowd it’s futile to waste energy chasing popularity. “It’s so simple in life to chase popularity, but popularity is fleeting, it’s not real,” Bush said at a “Get Motivated!” business seminar, a […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON – Comedian and actor Bill Cosby was honored at the twelfth annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Monday night at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It was a star studded affair with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Cosby’s television wife, Phylicia Rashad on hand to celebrate […]

Serious gang-related crime in Northern Virginia has dropped since 2004, but officials are concerned that middle schools are emerging as epicenters of gang activity and recruitment, according to a report from the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force. In 2007, according to the report, middle schools accounted for about 35 percent of gang offenses in […]

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Malia and Sasha, sit for a  family portrait in the Green Room of the White House, Sept. 1, 2009. (Official White House Photo) Photo by Annie Leibovitz/Released by White House Photo Office

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VIA WJLA: Metro says it’s much closer to improving safety measures on the rails months after the deadliest crash in the system’s history. The issue in the spotlight is the electronic system designed to detect the location of trains on the track. Metro says it is about to test new safety system,after federal investigators discovered […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: The federal government’s unprecedented campaign to protect the nation against the swine flu pandemic has gotten off to a sputtering start, frustrating parents, pregnant women and others anxious to get immunized against the new virus. With only a fraction of the tens of millions of doses of vaccine that authorities predicted would […]

By Mark F.Gray BOWIE, MD – Considering how beautiful the weather was for Bowie State’s 2008 homecoming celebration was and how the game ended, a 14-0 victory over St. Paul’s in miserable conditions was more than enough to satisfy the partisan crowd last weekend at Bulldog Stadium. Thanks to a win in a game where […]