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From left, musicians Jackie Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Tito Jackson attend the Ebony Power 100 Gala, on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Jacksons perform Gordy tribute at Ebony gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Motown founder Berry Gordy recalls that when he first signed The Jackson 5, he sent them to live in a house in California — and the rowdy kids ended up getting […]

11/05/2013

Henry Louis Gates Jr. during PBS’ "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr." session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Rahoul Ghose/PBS)

Charting 5 centuries of African American history

NEW YORK (AP) — Slavery in the United States was once a roaring success whose wounds still afflict the country today. So says Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who examines both its success and shame in […]

10/21/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 19, 2013, about the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama’s remarks on race resonate with many

MIAMI (AP) — When President Barack Obama told the nation on Friday that slain black teenager Trayvon Martin could have been him 35 years ago, many black Americans across the nation nodded their head in […]

07/19/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

On Martin case, Obama shifts from passion to calm

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama first addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the slain 17-year-old. His […]

07/16/2013

Ale to the chief: White House releases beer recipe (video)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beer lovers, the secret is out. The White House has made public the recipe for two homemade beers that have become an object of fascination for beer drinkers everywhere. White House Honey […]

09/01/2012

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