Jesse Jackson Jr. pleas to corruption

By Andrew Rafferty, NBC News Updated at 2 p.m. ET: Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed papers in a plea deal with federal prosecutors in which he admits to violating campaign finance law, according… Continue reading

Cowan sworn in as senator from Massachusetts

By NBC’s Kasie Hunt and Mike Viqueira Updated 2:05 pm ET, Feb. 7. Vice President Biden swore in William “Mo” Cowan as senator from Massachusetts Thursday. Cowan, a Democrat, will hold the seat… Continue reading

Black Klansman Sparks Controversy In Philadelphia

By Jericka Duncan PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In 2013, no one expects to see a man dressed in a Ku Klux Clan robe mid-morning in Center City, Philadelphia. “I think that’s nonsense,” said one… Continue reading

“” to hold 2nd Amendment Rally at Georgia State Capitol

GCO to attend Second Amendment Rally at State Capitol, Friday, February 8, 2013 The tentative agenda is: 10:00 AM – Announcements, Invocation, Pledge, Petition Signing, Brochures 10:20 AM – Ray McBerry – 10th… Continue reading

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visits Clark Atlanta University

By ASSOCIATED PRESSpublished Thursday, February 7, 2013 ATLANTA — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called last week’s shootings at Price Middle School and Morehouse College shocking and outrageous, and said they are reminders that… Continue reading

Police: 3 dead after ex-cop vows ‘war’ on other police, their families

By Paul Vercammen, Michael Pearson and Greg Botelho, CNN updated 5:43 PM EST, Thu February 7, 2013 Los Angeles (CNN) — A former Los Angeles cop with military training vowed war against other… Continue reading

Breaking News: Michelle Obama to attend Hadiya Pendleton funeral

by Lisa Balde, NBC Chicago | February 7, 2013 at 1:46 PM First Lady Michelle Obama plans to attend the funeral of a 15-year-old girl gunned down last week in Chicago, a White… Continue reading

Kan. Strippers Can Get Unemployment

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled that exotic dancers at a strip club have the right to collect unemployment insurance as employees and not independent contractors. In 2005, a dancer at Club Orleans in… Continue reading

2 children and 1 woman killed in Denver shooting

  By P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press /  February 6, 2013 DENVER (AP) — Two young children and a woman were killed and a third child was wounded in a shooting at a northeast… Continue reading

Missouri teen found handcuffed in family basement

  By Carma Hassan, CNN updated 6:42 AM EST, Thu February 7, 2013 (CNN) — Neighbors expressed shock as details emerged Wednesday in the case of a 17-year-old Missouri boy found handcuffed to… Continue reading

DC shooter wanted to kill as many as possible

Washington (CNN) — After years of thinking it over, Floyd Corkins finally had a plan. He’d bought a gun and learned how to use it. He’d loaded three magazines. And he had stopped… Continue reading

Mexico: 9-year-old gives birth to baby girl and purported teenage father is being sought

       By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 6:27 PM MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities say a 9-year-old girl has given birth in western Mexico and they are looking for the purported father,… Continue reading

Sanford Bishop Leads potential Georgia Democratic Candidates for Senate

Without Reed, Bishop Surges to front of pack of Democratic Candidates for US Senate Seat Statewide Poll of Likely Democratic Primary Voters Pick Bishop, Baker and Cathy Cox ATLANTA, February 6, 2013 –… Continue reading

Black History Moment: The first “Booty Model” – Venus Hottentot

By Rachel Holmes (NYT -2007). Wandering through the London area of St. James’s Square today, past the old-boys’ clubs like Boodle’s and White’s, and the grim palace that Prince Charles once called home,… Continue reading

FBI Investigate Georgia Black Legislatures

By Aaron Gould Sheinin The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Federal authorities are investigating a Georgia civil rights organization led by a prominent state lawmaker. A federal grand jury has subpoenaed at least two people to… Continue reading