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Obama tells Blacks to ‘stop complainin’ and fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fiery summons to an important voting bloc, President Barack Obama told blacks on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and “put on your marching shoes” to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity. Comment

New date for dedication of MLK Memorial

People: The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation’s leadership announced Friday that the ceremonial dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will now be held on Sunday, Oct. 16. Comment

Don’t let Hepatitis C stay hidden

People: Have you seen the yellow Cs in New York City over the past week and wondered what they are all about? Comment

Obama’s health care cuts spread the pain

Health: WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care savings in President Barack Obama’s deficit-reduction plan would squeeze future Medicare recipients, cut payments to drug companies and hospitals, and shift costs to states. Comment

A jobs crisis we can solve

Viewpoints: President Obama is proposing important steps toward doing what Americans have been asking for since the financial collapse of 2008—putting a focus on families and jobs. Comment

Guyana Government guilty of encouraging dealers- WikiLeaks

Guyana: As was the case three years ago when his name surfaced as one of the main cabinet links between government and the narco underworld, Guyana Health Minister Leslie Ramsammy has once again felt the need to defend himself against some very damaging information emerging from cables published by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks in the past week. Comment

Bill Richardson seeks release of American in Cuba

Cuba: WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson traveled to Cuba on Wednesday to seek the freedom of an American government subcontractor sentenced to 15 years in prison for bringing communications equipment into the island country. Comment

Raising Wages for a Real Recovery

Business: This summer we’ve seen wild swings in the stock market, a last-minute debt deal, and even a rocking east coast earthquake. But one thing we haven’t seen – from Memorial Day to Labor Day – is any improvement in the economy. Comment

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