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Minority-owned companies join forces

OppsPlace LLC, of Bethesda, an employment portal targeting minorities seeking jobs at U.S. companies, announced it has joined forces with Black Entertainment Television Digital and Uptown Media to create a multifaceted, web-based venue designed to address minority unemployment.

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Same-sex marriage foes sought to split Democratic base

The leading national organization opposing same-sex marriage has sought to split the Democratic Party base by pitting African-Americans and Hispanics against gay-rights groups, according to confidential strategy memos made public by court officials in Maine. “The strategic goal of this ...

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Obama helps break ground on black history museum

WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama heralded a new national black history museum as “not just a record of tragedy, but a celebration of life” as he marked Wednesday’s groundbreaking of the long-sought-after museum on the National Mall. During his brief ...

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O’Malley to host redistricting hearing

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley will host a hearing on legislative redistricting in the Maryland General Assembly. The hearing on Thursday will give residents a chance to weigh in on the proposed new districts for the state’s 47 state senate ...

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Bank of America reaches $335M settlement over Countrywide loans

Bank of America agreed to pay $335 million to resolve allegations that its Countrywide unit engaged in a widespread pattern of discrimination against qualified African-American and Hispanic borrowers on home loans. The settlement with the U.S. Justice Department was filed ...

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