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The closure of a thriving black-owned business PDF Print E-mail
Written by SHERWOOD DUBOSE   
Friday, 02 April 2010
Shame on Miami-Dade County officials! The closing of Opa-Locka Flightline is another example of the lack of support of black-owned businesses by elected officials.

The black community keeps electing officials to represent the black community, and they continue to be unsupportive by not embracing the growth and development of black businesses. Yet black officials and the entire community share the blame for this sad state of affairs.
 
Republicans say Steele will survive nightclub flap PDF Print E-mail
Written by CHARLES BABINGTON   
Friday, 02 April 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) —Democratic groups this week tried to make a campaign issue out of news that the national Republican Party spent $1,946 at a sex-themed California nightclub, but GOP activists said party chairman Michael Steele will weather the hubbub.

The Republican National Committee fired a staffer who helped organize the Jan. 31 visit to Voyeur Hollywood West, which features topless dancers, bondage outfits and erotic themes. It said it will recoup the money from a donor who paid the tab and was reimbursed by the party on Feb. 4.
 
Obama funds black universities PDF Print E-mail
Written by RENEE MICHELLE HARRIS   
Friday, 02 April 2010
president-barack-obama_web.jpgPresident Barack Obama this week signed a bill that will make $1 billion available to historically black colleges and universities.
 
Obama takes care in sizing up ‘tea party’ movement PDF Print E-mail
Written by JENNIFER LOVEN   
Friday, 02 April 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama stepped carefully when talking for the first time about the conservative tea party movement, saying the core of the loose anti-government network is "on the fringe" but acknowledging others have legitimate concerns about federal reach and spending.

The latest political phenomenon, barely a year old, has leaders on both sides of the political spectrum puzzled.
 
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