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48 min ago | SPACE.com

Guion Bluford: First African-American in Space

Guion "Guy" Bluford is a former NASA astronaut who was the first African-American to fly into space.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA

4 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Affirmative action ruling jeopardizes Michigan's progress against inequality

When he learned that the U.S. Supreme Court had endorsed Michigan's ban on affirmative action Tuesday, David Tarver was in Ann Arbor, preparing to lecture at the University of Michigan's engineering college.

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Related Topix: Michigan, US News, US Supreme Court, Wayne State University

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Examiner.com

Growing risks of heart disease for both African American youth, adults

A stethoscope seen at a doctor's office on April 1, 2006 in Lueneburg, Germany. The two member parties, the SPD and CDU, of the german coalition government, met to discuss reforms of public health insurance system.

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Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health, Health Insurance, Sanford and Son, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Sanford, Redd Foxx

Scientific American

African-American Civil Rights Groups Finally Embrace Environmentalism

I was one of very few who would ask the affiliate leadership about how and where does environmental issues fit into the 5 point agenda that involved addressing economic, education, and health disparities.

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Related Topix: Activism

Myrtle Beach Online

Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say

African-American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their health risks, researchers reported Monday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Family, Teenagers, Education

WCKX-FM Columbus

Nas Giving Out Scholarships

Tech has a serious diversity problem - so General Assembly , the New York City private vocational school for programming and engineering, is now opening an "Opportunity Fund" to give scholarships to women, veterans, African-Americans and Latinos.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Nas

National Post

'Our hair is kinky': Black women cry racism after U.S. army bans...

Black women and their hair have been a topic of discussion for years by people like Maya Angelou, Al Sharpton and Salt-N-Pepa.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barbara Lee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Marcia Fudge

Sunherald.com

NAACP annual fundraiser set for Friday in Moss Point

The Moss Point-Jackson County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold its annual Freedom Fund Banquet this weekend.

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Related Topix: Moss Point, MS, Jackson County, MS, Events, Tougaloo College, Madison County, MS

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]

Last year U.S. publishers released an estimated 5,000 books for children and teens.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Opinion

Twin Cities Daily Planet

New NAACP Labor Chair Tee McClenty is ready to fight for jobs

Labor activist Tee McClenty, originally from Camden, New Jersey, has a long history of service and of representing labor interests.

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Related Topix: Camden, NJ, Long Term Care, Health

GPB.org

Library Of Congress, How Could You Forget Run-D.M.C?

Rap and hip-hop have been around for decades and have become one of America's most successful cultural exports.

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Related Topix: Dance, DMC, Rap, Run DMC, Winston-Salem State University, Celebrities, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop

Houston Press

Mexican-American Studies Coming Soon to a Houston Classroom Near You

As of this month, Mexican American studies, or MAS , no longer has to be categorized as an "innovative" course in Texas public schools.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, University of Houston

The Detroit News

'The Boondocks' back for final 'offensive' season

The brash animated series "The Boondocks" returns to Adult Swim tonight for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact.

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Related Topix: Animated TV, The Boondocks, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Breaking Bad, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Southland, Regina King

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Shirley, This Is The Dawn Of A New 'Mad Men'

Once Mad Men moved into the early-middle part of the 1960s, people began to ask an increasingly urgent question: where was the civil rights movement? Where were the black people? Was Sterling Cooper really so sheltered that race barely touched its tiny world? Mad Men 's very first scene, in fact, had found Don Draper attempting a conversation with ... (more)

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Mad Men

National Public Radio

Army's Updated Rules On Hair Styles Tangle With Race

As some Army regulations on hair styles spark protest from African American women, David Greene talks to professor Lori Tharps, co-author of Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America.

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NBC Connecticut

Historic Pitcher & Publisher William Blair Dies

William "Bill" Blair, a man who made history and later helped record North Texas history as a newspaper publisher passed away Sunday, according to family members.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Dallas, TX

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Ignoring an Inequality Culprit: Single-Parent Families

Suppose a scientific conference on cancer prevention never addressed smoking, on the grounds that in a free society you can't change private behavior, and anyway, maybe the statistical relationships between smoking and cancer are really caused by some other third variable.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, University of Virginia, Opinion

Examiner.com

a State of Confusion: Challenges that threaten Detroit & Urban America

Recently invited to sit on a radio roundtable discussion, on the popular Mildred Gaddis Show , concerning recent headlines of politics, bankruptcy, the rash of home invasions, poverty and the like, I found myself a little out of position.

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Related Topix: Activism

Examiner.com

Data-driven campaigning helps politicians speak with forked tongues

Because turnout among their key voter groups is lower in non-presidential election years, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is spending $60 million to employ the 2012 Obama campaign mechanism on state levels to help embattled incumbents, an April 19 Washington Post report says.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, 2008 Presidential Election, Immigration Reform

Asbury Park Press

Frank, feisty and funny

So how good is "Trouble in Mind," the 1955 "backstage" seriocomedy currently on view at Red Bank's Two River Theater? Let's just say that if a certain amount of voyeurism's your thing, you'll find it difficult to pull yourself away from the multi-racial, multi-generational troupe of theater pros pictured at work here -- to say nothing of their ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

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