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President Obama Calls for Unity in Farewell Speech; Says Americans Must Work to Mend Racial Divide

By Staff   President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address to the nation on Jan. 10, acknowledging both the achievements and...

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More Government Funding to Go Towards Urban Farming in 2017

According to Business Insider, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides millions of dollars to rural farms across the country...

Lawmakers Debate Whether Uber Drivers Should Get Fingerprinted

As New York State lawmakers return to Albany for the start of the 2017 session, one of their top priorities will be to determine whether...

New Latinos Sworn Into Congress Break Historic Barriers

For the first time in history, a Dominican-American will sit in Congress, a Puerto Rican will join the House of Representatives, and a...

Obama Ends Presidency With Fewer Deportations Than When He Began

President Obama is ending his final term with far fewer deportations than when he first took office — but if President-elect Trump...

On March 22, 2016, during an exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National Team in Havana, Cuba, President Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba spontaneously joined in ‘the wave’ that others in the crowd had started. President Obama has sought to normalize relations with Cuba. But the future of that relationship remains uncertain under the future administration of now President-elect Donald Trump. PHOTO: Pete Souza/The White House

Despite Obama’s Efforts, American-Cuban Relations Remain a Mystery Under Trump

By Barrington M. Salmon   (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Uncertainty is the watchword for Cuba, its 11 million people and their future...

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State Offers Employees Hotline in Advance of Minimum Wage Increase

By Staff   The New York State Department of Labor has launched a new ad campaign in advance of the state’s minimum wage...

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Trump Presidency Could Reverse Progress in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Two years ago this month, U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced their intentions to begin normalizing...

Labor Secretary Tom Perez Hints at Run for DNC Chairman

Labor Secretary Tom Perez is expected to announce his bid for the chairmanship of Democratic National Committee sometime this week,...

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Rachel Barnhart Exploring a Run for Mayor

By Staff   Former WROC-TV news anchor Rachel Barnhart has announced she is currently exploring a run for mayor. “Our team is...