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A Brooklyn judge on Wednesday blocked the city’s plan to hire 300 firefighters – saying the FDNY’s latest written exam still discriminates against minority-group applicants.

Facebook’s getting sketchier by the day. If ongoing privacy issues and profile whitening apps weren’t enough, now the social media giant has found a way to predict users’ ethnicity, reports SmartBlog. Their methods seem simple enough: combine U.S. Census data with a list of users’ first and last names. The team narrowed its analysis down […]

By Donna Marbury Every woman wants the secret to getting a good man, who pays bills, has good credit, is strong, sexy and powerful. A man who is well respected in public and a compassionate king at home. Everybody’s chiming in on what women are doing wrong. Some books say to get over it, he’s […]

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — As Omar Thornton prepared to head off to work at a beer distributorship Tuesday morning, his girlfriend sensed something was wrong. “He just kept having this dazed, confused look on his face, and I never saw him like that before,” Kristi Hannah, his girlfriend of eight years, told The Associated Press […]

There were bitter foes in Bush v. Gore, but neither Ted Olson nor David Boies hesitated at the chance to work together on overturning Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. Olson didn’t like government meddling in people’s private lives, and Boies had a long background with civil-rights litigation in the South that he […]

A federal judge in San Francisco decided today that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, striking down Proposition 8, the voter approved ballot measure that banned same-sex unions.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black members of the tea party movement on Wednesday rejected charges of racism by the group’s activists, saying they oppose President Barack Obama because of his policies not his skin color.

ATLANTA (AP) — After nearly 10 months of silence, the Rev. Bernice King urged the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on Tuesday to end the bitter infighting that has split the group she was elected to lead.

Today is our 44th President’s 49th birthday and in true workaholic fashion he is spending the day in Chicago on the job. Let’s see if newsone readers can tell us who was the youngest President of the United States (without googling it!) Click here to sign President Barack Obama’s birthday card Click here to see […]

Almost seven months have passed since the devastating earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010.  The destruction was massive; the financial costs are estimated at US$8-11 billion. In my work I receive daily reports from people who are either in Haiti working on the recovery effort or who have just returned from consultations, assessments, and […]