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23 min ago | NewsOne

Students of Color Now Majority In Public Schools

In a new report , the U.S. Education Department projected that this fall, the percentage of white students in public schools will drop from 51 percent in 2012 to 49.7. In other words: for the first time ever, the majority of students in the public school system will be children of color.


4 hrs ago | The Raw Story

The penalty for being black in America isn't just Ferguson -...

The killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the city's handling of the case and subsequent protests has once again focused minds on race discrimination in the US.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Al Sharpton: Obama's Racial Pyromaniac

Politico's Glenn Thrush reports in this week's edition of the magazine that Al Sharpton has become President Barack Obama's "go-to man on race" in Ferguson and elsewhere.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Crown Heights, NY

Science Daily

Low birth weight linked to higher incidence of type 2 diabetes in African American women

African American women born at a low or very low birth weight may be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.


Related Topix: Diabetes, Health, Boston University, Women's Health, Life, Food, Nutrition


Asthma Attack Rates Now Similar For Black And White Kids

A new analysis of U.S. childhood asthma statistics finds racial differences persist in the proportions of African American and white children who develop asthma, but success in managing the disease is becoming more equal.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Hyattsville, MD

Business Journal

African-Americans overlooked at Covered California, lawmakers say

The board at Covered California got an earful Thursday from two African-American legislators unhappy with what they say was a lack of outreach to the African-American community during the first open enrollment for the new state health benefit exchange.

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Related Topix: California, California Government


High Rates of Obesity Among Black Women

When you hear about the growing waistline of the United States, study after study, report after report, seems to place special focus on minority communities, particularly African Americans.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

The Washington Post

Before donning period costume, Baker wondered: did blacks fight in War of 1812?

County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, wearing 19th-century Naval uniform in his office.


Related Topix: Bladensburg, MD, US Military, US Navy, Aquasco, MD, Baltimore, MD, Benedict, MD


Navy Discharges African-American Sailor For Refusing To Cut Off Her Natural Hair

The military has been under scrutiny for guidelines issued in March that critics believe were discriminatory toward African-American women.


Related Topix: US Army, US Military, US News, Liberal Political News


First 'Selma' Images Reveal David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr.

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Related Topix: Middle of Nowhere, Martin Luther King, Jr., Email Spam

Post and Courier

Black leaders want voice in Grand Strand beach safety plans

Black leaders say they want a voice in plans to ensure safety in the Myrtle Beach area over the Memorial Day weekend.


Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Post and Courier

HistoryMakers oral history archive more than halfway to its goal of...

Denise Grimes, an interviewer with The HistoryMakers project, talks with Herman Blake, a former university president and scholar in residence at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, James Clyburn, Democrat, South Carolina, University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


First African-American Marines To Be Honored At Camp Lejeune

The ceremony is scheduled for Friday at Camp Johnson, formerly known as Montford Point.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

NAACP says Floirda city ordinance on 'Saggy Pants' targets black men

Civil rights activists in Central Florida are challenging one city's new ordinance banning saggy pants, CNN affiliate WKMG reports.


Related Topix: Ocala, FL

Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico State president commits to student diversity, renewing campus work force

Chico State President Paul Zingg delivers his convocation speech to a full house at the Harlan Adams Theater on the Chico State campus in Chico on Thursday.


Related Topix: Cal State Chico, Chico, CA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Bike ride offers tour of Minnesota's African American history

Saturday, August 23, presents a great opportunity to have an historical experience relative to the African American communities' presence in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.


Related Topix: University of Minnesota


90s Hercules TV Star Actor Sounds Like A Racist Old Man

Most of us would like to think actor Kevin Sorbo is, and forever will be, the shirtless hunk from Hercules.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Kevin Sorbo


Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes

Being born at a low birth weight puts black women at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.


Related Topix: Diabetes, Health

Daily Kos

Racism Blinders, Public Education, and Civil Rights: GLEP Is The Problem, Not The Solution

Last week Gary Naeyaert of Great Lakes Education Project tweeted an image that sparked outrage with many people in the state and earned the organization dedicated to destroying public education much deserved notoriety.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Rick Snyder, US Governors, Kalamazoo, MI, US News, Liberal Political News

Glenn Beck

Black guest stuns CNN anchor: Racism is - not a major problem' in this country

If you have watched any of the mainstream media's coverage of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, you have probably heard the incident reduced to these terms: An unarmed black 'teen' was shot dead by white police officer.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama


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