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Where is New Orleans 10 years later, take a look at this infographic to see how Hurricane Katrina affected the beloved city.

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has allowed the housing secretary to keep his job after profiling low-income residents and accusing them of deliberately poisoning their…

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Following a heightened interest in law enforcement reform, some police officers are paying the price for abusing their authority.

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Despite its proximity to the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland has been the center of economic despair and urban blight since riots rolled through the city a day after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. So great are the problems in modern-day Baltimore, that the city’s Black Police Commissioner Anthony […]

Viola Davis is one of the hardest working women in Hollywood and hard work obviously pays off, as she’s receiving acting roles left and right. But, she’ll have you know, her life wasn’t always so glamorous, especially during her childhood. While speaking as an honoree at the Variety Power Of Women event for Hollywood luminaries, […]

After one of Liberia’s leading physicians died to the deadly Ebola virus over the weekend, two American workers have been diagnosed with the disease. Nancy Writebol, of Charlotte, N.C. and Dr. Kent Brantley tested positive for the disease. Writebol is a U.S aid worker who worked with relief organization, SIM. Brantley of Fort Worth, Texas […]

As Detroit officials vow to cut off water for between 1,500 and 3,000 people every week for delinquent water bills in the struggling city, one unlikely organization is claiming their ally-ship in the most bizarre of ways. By offering to pay residents’ water bills if they go vegan, PETA – the People for the Ethical […]

This upcoming school year, all students in the Chicago Public Schools system will be given free meals, regardless of income. This is the first time that all schools, including “well-off” institutes, will join in. About 400 schools participated last year. From Think Progress: Participation has already brought benefits to Chicago. The district no longer has to […]

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid has apologized after tweeting a meme that indirectly called applicants poor. The tweet above was sent out in a comedic fashion with the popular line from the hit film Bridesmaids. After many students tweeted FAFSA about how offended they were, the tweet was deleted and replaced with an apology. […]

According to the United Nations human rights team in Iraq, at least 1,075 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed in the country during the month of June, as a Sunni insurgency overtakes key areas of the country. There were at least 757 civilians killed and 599 injured in Nineveh, Diyala and Salah […]

It’s here. The 2014 FIFA World Cup has begun and aside from all the men with great butts running around (hey, we can’t ignore it), it’s all about the games. Sadly, however, we’re also faced with the reality of government corruption and the hand the Fédération Internationale de Futbol Association (FIFA) — aka, the organization that […]

On Monday, President Obama will announce an expansion of a program that helps student loan borrowers manage their debt, a White House official said. The President plans to take executive action to lower student loan payment by capping monthly payments for certain federal student loans at 10 percent of a borrower’s discretionary income. From MSNBC: The action would expand Obama’s “Pay […]