DAKAR (AFP) – Lawmakers from 27 African countries gathered in Dakar on Monday for a two-day conference to push for a UN ban on female genital mutilation as a breach of human rights.

From My Fox DC: WASHINGTON – A young college student claims she was shot by a man because she refused to give him her phone number.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rescuers feared even more bodies would emerge as muddy flood waters ebb from torrential weekend rains that swamped Nashville, much of Tennessee and two neighboring states, leaving at least 29 dead.

Black Americans have historically been undercounted by the U.S. Census, and as a result our communities have missed out on federal funding and other resources that were sorely needed.

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there’s a “high probability” that law enforcement will capture whoever was behind a car bomb left in Times Square. Bloomberg said Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that all city agencies are working together, along with federal agencies. Police found the car Saturday night parked on a […]

g class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-501522″ src=”” alt=”President Barack Obama” width=”512″ height=”417″ /> HONOLULU — Hawaii legislators have passed a measure allowing a state agency to ignore repeated requests from a person or organization for President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

From Ken Blackwell, author of the new book, “Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency,” was on “The Daily Show” last night where Jon Stewart tore to shreds his argument that the Obama administration is tyrannical and unconstitutional. Stewart pointed out that the level of rhetoric in the book […]

From the Washington Post: The growing oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is not only an environmental danger, but also a widening political headache for President Obama, who just last month agreed to open vast stretches of the U.S. coastline to oil drilling.

g class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-502062″ src=”” alt=”arton17500-ae4c5″ width=”500″ height=”411″ /> WASHINGTON — Recognizing his debt to her quiet perseverance, an emotional President Barack Obama eulogized Dorothy Height as a humble champion of civil rights who deserved a seat of honor in American history.