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The United States and Cuba will take a step further towards rekindling their relationship. The two nations plan on announcing the reopening of their embassies for the first time in more than 50 years. “We will formally announce tomorrow that the United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to re-establish formal diplomatic relations and […]

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is ready to take his political career to the next level. He announced his presidential run Tuesday morning. The announcement was held at Livingston High School in Essex County, New Jersey, where Gov. Christie formerly served as class president. “If I decide I want to do this, I’m going to do it honestly, and […]

After falling short in the Finals, NBA star LeBron James might be having second thoughts as to whether he should remain in his hometown of Cleveland. According to reports, James will opt out of his Cleveland Cavaliers contract on July 1st to become a free agent. He is slated to earn $21.6 million next season […]

President Obama had a triumph earlier this week when the Senate passed a fast-track bill, allowing him to have authority over negotiating trade deals. Many unions and congressional Democrats believe that free-trade deals put U.S. jobs in jeopardy and reward countries that mistreat workers. President Obama believes that it’s integral for products created in the […]

As memorial services for the nine people murdered in the Emanuel AME massacre in Charleston are being coordinated, another congregation planned on making their funerals anything but peaceful. Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay church based in Topeka, Kansas, claimed they would protest at the victims’ memorial services. They believe God sent the shooter because Reverend […]

President Barack Obama is slated to arrive in South Carolina on Friday to deliver the eulogy at Charleston massacre victim Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral service. It will be President Obama’s first visit to the city since the shooting occurred at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last Wednesday. He first met Rev. Pinckney, who was […]

It’s been almost a week since a gunman killed nine at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. On Sunday, hours after the church reopened their doors, residents and supporters came together. Thousands of people gathered for a march across the Ravenel Bridge to show support for the families of those who lost their […]

The massacre that took place Wednesday evening at a historic Black church in Charleston, South Carolina was reminiscent of what African-Americans went through during the Civil Rights Movement. The incident, which is being deemed a hate crime, brought attention to hate groups that exist within the area. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are 17 […]

The Golden State Warriors made history last night by winning their first NBA championship in 40 years. Led by Warriors point guard and league MVP Stephen Curry, the team defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers on their home court and put LeBron James’ dream of bringing a championship title to his hometown to a halt. The Cavaliers […]

As former Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal remains at the center of controversy, many people are speaking out in her defense. Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recently penned an op-ed piece about Dolezal’s situation, titled “Let Rachel Dolezal Be as Black as She Wants to Be,” in which he said we should not condemn her for identifying as Black, […]

According to a federal employee union, the cyberattack that exposed the personal data of millions of federal employees is more serious than the Obama administration thought it was. The personal information and social security numbers of nearly 4 million federal workers was stolen; making this situation the biggest data breach on U.S. computer networks in the […]

On Friday, the White House will kick off the National Week of Making, a press release issued by the presidential mansion stated. The week-long celebration, which marks the one-year anniversary of the White House Maker Faire, sheds light on entrepreneurs and students who are bringing new tools to the table to further efforts in STEM, […]