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In the early 1930s when the Nazi Party’s American cousins were establishing a foothold in Southern California, they built a compound in Pacific Palisades called Murphy Ranch high in the Santa Monica Mountains.
The ranch, located between Will Rogers State Park and Sullivan Ridge, was built as a Nazi refuge by Winona and Norma Stephens and a mysterious character named Herr Schmidt.
Young women’s clothing retailer, The Wet Seal Inc., occasionally hires young black women to appear in its ads, but fires African-American store managers because they don’t fit the chain’s blue-eyed, blonde-haired image, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
The lawsuit, titled Cogdell v.
Most married couples have a hard time recalling the first time they kissed, but the Obamas are no ordinary couple, and they now have a big reminder of that moment. Really big.
A survey by the Financial Times and the Economist of 1,740 business leaders in a variety of industries found that the majority supported President Barack Obama’s re-election because they said it would be better for the global economy.
Although Republican Mitt Romney and the Tea Party have painted President Barack Obama as a tax-and-spend Democrat, a recent issue of Forbes magazine, which bills itself as the capitalist tool, begs to differ.
Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters Tournament, announced on Monday that it has admitted former U. S.
The Innocence Project is urging supporters to write the Lake County, III., State’s Attorney’s Office to ask officials to vacate a battery conviction against Bennie Starks, who was exonerated of a 1986 rape conviction after DNA evidence showed he was not the perpetrator.
The U. S. Army reported in June that 11 active-duty soldiers were potential suicide victims. One soldier's death has been confirmed as a suicide and 10 others are under investigation.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and four other groups concerned with voting rights have launched a free downloadable smartphone app that allows mobile phone owners to register to vote wirelessly, said Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee.
The application, Arwine said, is designed to meet the needs of voters in the digital age and to ensure they have the needed tools to participate fully in the nation’s democracy.
In the annals of black history, Eugene Chen is one of its most-interesting characters.
Chen, who was born in Trinidad, the West Indies, in 1878, to black and Chinese parents, served as China’s foreign minister on four separate occasions, according to his obituary in The New York Times on May 21, 1944.
It was his prerogative, so singer Bobby Brown recently checked himself into a rehab center for treatment of alcoholism, four months after reaching a plea deal on charges of driving under the influence.
Brown admitted himself for treatment at an undisclosed facility after concluding his honeymoon in Mexico with his bride, Alicia Etheridge, according to E! News.
The singer pled no contest to a March 26, 2012, misdemeanor charge of driving while under the influence in Los Angeles.
He is scheduled to continue his solo and New Edition tour dates following his release.
by Frederick H. Lowe
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia has struck down part of Florida’s new law that limited early voting, a process in which African Americans voted at twice the rate of white voters in the 2008 presidential election.
by Hazel Trice-Edney
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – As the GOP prepares to meet in Tampa, Fla.
Florida A&M University’s Board of Trustees last week named two of its members to co-chair a search committee that will screen candidates for the job of president at the Tallahassee-based school.
TriceEdneyWire.com – Tension continues at a South African platinum mine where striking workers were shot to death last week during a protest for higher wages.
Ten percent of Americans approve of the way Congress is doing its job, but 83 percent don’t, according to a Gallup telephone poll of 1,012 adults 18 years old and older in all 50 states.
The Arkansas State Crime Laboratory has issued a report saying that a black man who was handcuffed behind his back in the backseat of a patrol car committed suicide.
August 23 through August 29
1861 ----- James Stone, a fugitive slave, enlisted in the Union Army on this date, becoming the first African American to fight in the Civil War (1861-1865).
by Julianne Malveaux
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Every time I see a march or rally, I think of the rally of all rallies, which was the 1963 March on Washington.
Michael Strahan made a name for himself as a defensive back for the New York Giants. Now in a new life, Strahan will quarterback a live television show.