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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview broadcast Friday that the focus of an investigation into alleged delayed treatments and deaths in the Veterans Administration's health care system should be to "fix the problem" rather than fire VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.  (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Soldier Sues Army For $100 Million Over Tattoo Rules

It’s been a busy week for the Department of Defense with calls for a review of new military regulations concerning appearance that one soldier is even suing over.

05/02/2014

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Black Students More Likely To Be Suspended, Even In Preschool

Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers.

03/21/2014

Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama's health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly.  (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Black Doctors’ Association To Meet In DC

The nation’s largest association of African-American doctors is convening in Washington to discuss health issues in the black community.

03/08/2014

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Study: 66 Percent Of Americans Believe There Are Situations Where Patient Should Be Allowed To Die

A new survey has found that a growing minority of Americans want medical professionals to do everything they can to save a patient’s life.

11/21/2013

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters on Aug. 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington D.C. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: More Whites Than African Americans Believe Racial Progress Made

More Whites than African-Americans believe racial progress has been made over the past 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington.

08/24/2013

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Bill Cosby Attends Ben’s Chili Bowl 55th Anniversary Celebration

Bill Cosby was on hand Thursday to celebrate the 55th anniversary of a Washington institution — Ben’s Chili Bowl.

08/22/2013

Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin. (credit: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Dad Adds Voice To Help Black Men, Boys

The father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will be on Capitol Hill for a hearing addressing the challenges faced by African-American boys and men.

07/24/2013

The sole Democratic African-American senator cast doubt on the need for a "black agenda" from the president and on its chances of passage in Congress during a Democratic forum with largely African-American reporters Wednesday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Debate Need For ‘Black Agenda’

The sole Democratic African-American senator cast doubt on the need for a “black agenda” from the president and on its chances of passage in Congress during a Democratic forum with largely African-American reporters Wednesday.

06/13/2013

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart ridiculed Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s speech at Howard University, and the comedian offered Paul a “history lesson” rebuttal on how the Republican senator’s party has alienated African-American voters.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Stewart Rips Paul Over Race ‘History Lesson’ At Howard University

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart ridiculed Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s speech at Howard University, and the comedian offered Paul a “history lesson” rebuttal on how the Republican senator’s party has alienated African-American voters.

04/12/2013

A new study finds there has been a 70 percent increase in ADHD diagnoses among young African-Americans. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Study: 70 Percent Increase In ADHD Diagnoses For African-American Youth

A new study finds there has been a 70 percent increase in the number of ADHD diagnoses among African-American children in recent years.

02/19/2013

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