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FAMU Rebounds – Academic Achievements, Patents and Fundraising Soars

Tallahassee—The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees welcomed the good news. President Elmira Mangum revealed a dramatic change in academic growth, recruitment and fundraising. “FAMU must be “best in class” and that requires outside financial resources, which means cultivating and obtaining gifts from major corporations. Increased endowments are components of my vision for FAMU’s future,” according ...

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies at 78

Ben Nuckols, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP)— Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night in a downtown Washingto ...

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Feds to Create Wrongful Convictions Unit

By Jazelle Hunt U.S. Attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia will take on a new and very different role as it turns its attention to those convicted of crimes they did not commit. It will be the first time any of the nation’s 93 presidentially-appointed federal ...

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EWC Names First Call Me Mister Scholar

Edward Waters College has named Senior, Bernard Agurs, the institution’s first Call Me MISTER Scholar. The Call Me MISTER scholarship program is open to African American males majoring in elementary education and pays for the last two years of course work. Recipients of the “Call Me MISTER” scholarship must teach in an inner-city elementary school in the Duval County Public School System for at least five y ...

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Blacks, Whites, Liberals and Conservatives Politic in the Hood

"Urban Politick'n" was recently held at Duke's Place Blues, Bar and Lounge on Forsythe Street. The event was a collaboration of Fredrick Wilson, host of the popular radio show, "Let's Talk Politics w/Fredrick Wilson" and Community Organizer, Angie Nixon. The goal was to bring people of all walks of life together to discuss political issues that matter most to the community. The event was scheduled to last f ...

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