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Bell Toll Marks 13th Anniversary of 9/11

Bell Toll Marks 13th Anniversary of 9/11

NEW YORK  — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attack.

Family and friends of those who died re

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  • Written by NewsOne Staff
  • Category: National

Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign

Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign

Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to publicly announce his resignation on Thursday, folloowing his highly controversial five-and-a-half-year stint in the position, NPR reports.

Two sources confirmed that Holder, who is the first black U.S. attorney general, will step down from leading the Justice Department the minute his replacement is confirmed. However, that process could run through the remainder of this year and into the next, NPR notes.

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  • Written by Breanna Edwards-The Root
  • Category: National

It’s Been Harder Than Obama Thought to End Our Middle East Wars

It’s Been Harder Than Obama Thought to End Our Middle East Wars

President Barack Obama has a problem. Just when he thought he was getting out of the Middle East, he keeps getting pulled back in.

After declaring the successful conclusion of two wars initiated by his predecessor, the centerpiece of his foreign policy, external events have backed the president into a proverbial corner.

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  • Written by Peniel E. Joseph-TheRoot
  • Category: National

Black Woman Researching Racial Bias In Criminal Justice Wins Prestigious ‘Genius Grant’

Black Woman Researching Racial Bias In Criminal Justice Wins Prestigious ‘Genius Grant’
CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.”
 
The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on Wednesday the 2014 recipients, who will each receive $625,000 to spend any way they like.

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  • Written by NewsOne Staff
  • Category: National

Rosa Parks' archive heads to Library of Congress

Rosa Parks' archive heads to Library of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of items from civil rights icon Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a New York warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years.

Library officials announced Tuesday night that Howard Buffett, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is loaning the entire collection to the world's largest library. Buffett's foundation bought the archive last month.

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  • Written by BRETT ZONGKER-Associated Press
  • Category: National

LAPD Confuses Black Actress for Prostitute

LAPD Confuses Black Actress for Prostitute

Actress Danièle Watts took to social media last week to condemn the Los Angeles Police Department after she was allegedly mistaken for a prostitute after kissing her white husband, Identites.mic reports.

According to Facebook posts by Watts and her husband Brian James Lucas, two police officers mistook the couple for a prostitute and client Thursday when they were seen showing affection in public, the report says.

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  • Written by Lynette Holloway-The Root
  • Category: National

Muslim Americans Say ISIS Terrorism May Lead to More Hate Crimes

Muslim Americans Say ISIS Terrorism May Lead to More Hate Crimes

Linda Sarsour, the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, was a victim of a hate crime this week that wouldn’t have occurred had it not been for the phenomenon of the terrorist group “Islamic State” (ISIS).

Sarsour, who has become a voice for Muslim Americans nationally, discussed the incident on social media.

“My deputy director and I were harassed by a bigoted drunk who hurled hateful Islamophobic and anti-Arab epithets at us on 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge [a neighborhood in Brooklyn],” Sarsour wrote in a Facebook post about the incident. “He said, ‘you are cutting people’s heads off, sharmoota, I’m going to cut off your head and see how you will feel, you Arab b…..’”

The attacker appeared to be referencing the IS, which beheaded American journalists James Foley and Steve Sotloff. The IS claimed the men were murdered in retaliation for the united States’ involvement in Iraq.

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  • Written by Natasha Dado-New America Media
  • Category: National