dailyphoto080316.jpgCory Booker Boosted by Obama’s Rise
This Ivy League-educated, African-American politician who talks a lot about hope and is seen as a rising Democratic Party star has spent time in the last few months on the campaign trail in places like South Carolina and Ohio. (Continue Reading…)

New Details Uncovered In 1994 Tupac Shooting In New York
It’s been nearly 15 years since Tupac Shakur was shot for the first time in what appeared to be robbery attempt inside the lobby of New York’s Quad Recording Studios in 1994. Although the shooting has remained unsolved, much like his murder in Las Vegas in 1996, new evidence has surfaced that links Diddy to the shooters. Via a web-only presentation that will appear on LATimes.com on Monday (March 17), staff writer Chuck Philips — who has been covering the murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. for the paper for years — deconstructs the 1994 ambush of the superstar rapper. (Continue Reading…)

Food aid ‘hard to get to Darfur’
A senior WFP official told the BBC that more than 50 supply trucks have been hijacked there in the last year alone. As many as 13 drivers are still missing, he said. Fighting in the war-torn Sudanese region has increased recently, and some two million people there rely on the UN agency for their food supplies. (Continue Reading…)

Tuskegee Syphilis Study’s impact debated
The infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study, a government experiment that charted the effects of the untreated disease on mostly poor and uneducated black men, was conducted for 40 years before it was exposed and ended in 1972 amid widespread condemnation. A number of participants in the study died of the disease, which the men spread to women and to children at birth. But does it still take a toll on the health of new generations of black people? Even the experts, apparently, can’t agree. (Continue Reading…)

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