The NAACP's newly revived Worcester chapter elected a 28-year-old openly
gay black man as its president this month. In New Jersey, a branch of
the organization outside Atlantic City chose a Honduran immigrant to
lead it last year. And in Mississippi, the Jackson State University
chapter recently turned to a 30-something white man.
Hammered by the auto industry's slump, Detroit saw its population
plummet 25 percent over the past decade, according to census numbers
released Tuesday that reflect the severity of an economic downturn in
the only state where overall population declined.
First lady Michelle Obama met with about 50 Brazilian youth ambassadors,
took in a martial arts-dance presentation and was wowed by a group of
female samba drummers during the first day of her and President Barack
Obama's five-day tour of Latin America.
The Apple iPad 2 has been selling out in stores across the United States
since its launch Friday, and the scarcity of the device will probably
continue as Japan continues to recover from the earthquake and tsunami
that struck the nation March 11 and as it tries to rein in an escalating