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Six New Orleans Police Officers Arrested, Indicted in Post-Katrina Shootings

Written by Dorothy Rowley on Friday, 23 July 2010 12:26.

(NNPA) - The Justice Department has announced indictments for six New Orleans police officers in connection with a fatal shooting and subsequent cover-up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


United States vs Arizona: Federal government's preeminent authority over immigration

Written by Stephon Johnson on Friday, 16 July 2010 10:36.

us vs arizona(NNPA) – In the works since May, the White House plans to challenge the immigration policy that has sparked debate and controversy. The U.S. Justice Department has officially filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona seeking an injunction on the state’s immigration law (known as SB 1070), claiming it illegally intrudes on federal prerogatives.


Lousiana’s Black Communities Fear Not Being Able to Recover From Oil Spill

Written by Jordan Flaherty on Friday, 09 July 2010 12:36.

NEW ORLEANS (NNPA)  - As BP's deepwater well continues to discharge oil into the Gulf, the economic and public health effects are already being felt across coastal communities. But it's likely this is only the beginning. From the bayous of southern Louisiana to the city of New Orleans, many fear this disaster represents not only environmental devastation, but also cultural extinction for peoples who have made their lives here for generations, especially African-Americans.


Wall Street Bill Passes House, Heads for Senate With Significant Black Inclusion

Written by Pharoh Martin on Friday, 09 July 2010 11:55.

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection ActWASHINGTON (NNPA) - Last week, the House of Representatives passed a Wall Street reform bill that advocates are calling the most comprehensive financial reform since the New Deal was signed into law by Franklin Roosevelt 70 years ago. 


Historically Black Medical Schools Outperforming Predominately White Counterparts

Written by Farrah Gray on Friday, 09 July 2010 11:38.

Historically Black Medical Schools Outperforming Predominately White Counterparts(NNPA) - As the nation's healthcare system braces for an influx of newly insured patients, a new study published in the June 15 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine examines the record of the nation's medical schools in graduating physicians to meet this new public need.


American University Remembers Alumnus Senator Byrd

Written by American University on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 16:54.

Robert Byrd, the longest serving member of Congress in history, often credited the law degree he earned in 1963 from American University’s Washington College of Law with instilling in him a new level of confidence.


New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program Asks Business Owners to Submit New Projects

Written by Sandia National Laboratories on Friday, 25 June 2010 01:09.

New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program is looking for small business owners who believe their companies could get a boost from technical assistance provided by researchers at Sandia or Los Alamos national laboratories.The program is a partnership of the two federal laboratories & the state of New Mexico that connects scientists, engineers & others with New Mexico businesses to solve critical challenges & promote economic development.


Regulators Need More Funding to Enforce Finance Reform

Written by Washington University in St. Louis on Friday, 25 June 2010 01:00.

The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representative are working toward a final version of the financial reform bill, which is expected be on the desk of President Barack Obama by July 4. According to Hillary A. Sale, JD, securities law expert and professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, the bill is coming at a good time for the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).


Pioneering Engineering Track of Study to Help Prevent Large-scale Disasters Like Gulf Oil Spill

Written by University of Alabama at Birmingham on Friday, 25 June 2010 00:52.

A newly created and first-of-its-kind graduate-level track of study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering will educate engineers and safety, health and environmental professionals across industries in the best practices to prevent expansive disasters like the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in West Virginia.


America's Racial Temperature Rising, Experts Say Agitators Must Speak Peace

Written by Hazel Trice Edney on Friday, 11 June 2010 12:11.

U. S. Rep. John Lewis was headed for the Capitol to vote on President Obama's health care bill in March when he was pelted with racial epithets when passing near a group of conservative Tea Party protestors.