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1 hr ago | EDGE

Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Address

Vice President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks.


Related Topix: US Politics, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton

4 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore to host 2016 NAACP convention

The NAACP , the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States, has announced it will hold its annual national convention in Baltimore in 2016.


8 hrs ago | CIO

Twitter employees mainly male and white, says it has 'lot of work to do'

Twitter disclosed the gender and ethnicity breakdown of its employees on Wednesday, less than a week after U.S. civil rights leader Rev.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

Return Of Jim Crow: Biden Gives Racially-Charged NAACP Speech

"This is not your fathers Republican party," Vice President Joe Biden told the NAACP on Wednesday, pointing to the "hailstorm" of voter ID legislation.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Joe Biden

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Kanye West compares celebrity to civil rights fight

Kanye West used his wedding speech to compare the troubles facing modern celebrities to the injustices suffered by African-Americans during the fight for civil rights in the U.S. The rapper married reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Florence, Italy in May and he has now revealed he turned his wedding toast into an impassioned plea for the rights of ... (more)


Related Topix: Italy, World News,

Black Enterprise

NAACP Partners With Dunkin' Donuts

Franchising continues to be an integral part of the American economy with more people of color starting businesses with a trusted brand.

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Inside Bay Area

Tonight's TV picks: 'Extant' -- Will Molly reveal her secret?

"Extant" : The twisted sci-fi tale continues as Molly considers telling her husband about her pregnancy.


Triple Pundit

Houston's One-Bin Recycling Program: Path to Zero Waste or Environmental Racism?

When you think of zero waste, you might picture towering compost heaps or overflowing recycling carts - but what about one bin for all of your household waste, from carrot peels and chicken bones to junk mail and soda bottles? That's the idea behind Houston's " One Bin for All " program, which aims to boost the city's dismal recycling rate of 19 ... (more)


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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Fact checking Herman Cain Show caller's claims about NAACP leadership

Nationally syndicated talk show host Herman Cain , during his Jul. 22 program, fielded a call from a listener named "Anwar" who made the contention the NAACP 's leadership was comprised, by and large, of white Jews up until the 1960s.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory


Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that make it harder for that community to vote in subsequent contests.


Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

Civil rights leaders at the NAACP's annual convention worry that black voters won't show up at voting booths in November this year.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in the 2016 presidential race.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate

The Bennington Banner

Black colleges face hard choices on $25M Koch gift

Enter a $25 million gift to the United Negro College Fund from the conservative Koch brothers, which has pitted the needs of black students against liberals' insistence that the Kochs are pursuing a racist political agenda.


Related Topix: Life, Charity , US News

First African-American to shuttle into space talks to audience at Da...

Bluford became the first African-American to shuttle into space in 1983 as a member of the Space Shuttle Challenger on the mission STS-8.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, US Military, US Air Force, Drama Movies, Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin

The Times

Blabbermouths may wake Dems

It is often said, believed and undoubtedly right that the Republicans' ace in midterm elections is apathetic Democrats not showing up at the polls.


Related Topix: US News, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc.


Related Topix: Ohio, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Doctors hope to increase awareness of skin cancer risks for African-Americans

Doctors emphasize more than ever how important it is for people to protect their skin from the sun's damaging rays.


Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Health, Paris, VA

My FOX Chicago

Kanye West: Celebrities treated like 1960's African-Americans

Rapper Kanye West is making news again for a comment he made during an interview with GQ, according to a report .


WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Obama offers rules for success as he expands program for young minority men

Those were a few pieces of advice President Barack Obama offered young men of color on Monday as he announced an expansion of his program meant to improve the future prospects of African-American and Hispanic boys.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Sun, sand, adoptions: Florida's surprising growth industry

SEPTEMBER 22: Frank Martin Gill holds hands with his foster son, known as N.R.G., six years old, after the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami ruled earlier today that Florida's ban on gays adopting is unconstitutional on September 22, 2010 in Miami, Florida.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, North America, Canada, World News, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural


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