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3 hrs ago | NewsOne

Now Video Podcast: Black Folks' Relationship With And The Great Outdoors

Author Carolyn Finney joined Roland Martin Wednesday on "NewsOne Now" to discuss her book, "Black Face, White Space: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors."

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3 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

Environmental issues on forefront for NAACPEnvironmental issues on...

Environmental issues on forefront for NAACP 'We're looking at issues that affect all Tennesseans' Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2014/08/27/environmental-issues-forefront-naacp/14714621/ Best known as a defender of civil rights, the NAACP is venturing into environmental issues through town hall ... (more)

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7 hrs ago | San Francisco Bay View

Talking about Liberty Hall and Net Neutrality wit' Oakland mayoral candidate Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson has been a staunch activist in the Oakland area for about half a decade and has been working very hard on keeping the historic Liberty Hall building, the original Oakland home to Marcus Garvey's UNIA in West Oakland, in the hands of the Black community.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Activism, August, CA

12 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Gov. Jerry Brown calls for mention of 'significance' of Obama's election in California textbooks

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a press conference with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne at the Soumaya museum in Mexico City.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, World News, Mexico, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

12 hrs ago | NewsBusters.org

Gutfeld Calls out Russell Brand for Lecturing Black Conservative on 'How to Be Black'

When far-left, white, British comedic actor Russell Brand scolded a black WSJ political commentator, Jason Riley as "freakish" and a "betrayer" of his race for not buying into the liberal narrative on the death of Michael Brown, Brand probably didn't realize how racist and arrogant he came across.

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13 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

Why John Mahama Is Likely To Win 2016 Election

I have been a student of elections since 1992, although I was not eligible to vote in that election, I have been an ardent follower of politics ever since, not as an active participant, but one who is more concern about this country and so is more than interested in knowing the political parties and their candidates at the turn of every election.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, John McCain, US News, World News, Ghana, Africa, John Agyekum Kufuor

16 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

NAACP: Ocala's saggy pants ban targets black men

Ocala City Council members unanimously passed the ordinance last month, which made it a criminal offense for someone to wear pants two inches or more below the natural waistline while on city-owned property.

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18 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

Bill O'Reilly Uses His 'Asian Privilege' Argument As An Excuse To Attack African American Leadership

O'Reilly used his segment with Megyn Kelly on "white privilege" vs. "Asian privilege" the previous evening as an excuse to launch another angry tirade at the African American community and their leadership.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Bill O'reilly, Vocal, Megyn Kelly, Asian-American, US News, Liberal Political News

20 hrs ago | Deseret News

Why the poverty cycle is harder to break than we like to think a " and what can be done about it

A study of 800 Baltimore students finds that those who are born poor stay poor and education has little to do with it.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Yesterday | The Age

Marlon Wayans accused of racial discrimination over Family Guy reference

Racism claims: Marlon Wayans has been accused of discrimination due to his use of the n-word..

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Related Topix: A Haunted House, Family Guy, Marlon Wayans, Comedy, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WFMZ

Easton needs more black educators, pastor says

Pastor Phillip Davis of the Greater Shiloh Church said the district has a significant "imbalance" when it comes to race and income.

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Switched

Why Black Women Are Statistically Less Likely To Breastfeed

In the U.S. in 2010, 62 percent of African American babies began breastfeeding at birth, compared to 79 percent of white newborns, according to the CDC.

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Related Topix: Motherhood, Family, Medicine, Nursing

Carolina Beaches

Theatre In The Park Presents The World Premiere of Somewhere In Between

Theatre In The Park closes its 2014 season with the world premiere of Raleigh playwright, Adrienne Earle Pender's Somewhere In Between .

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Holly Ridge, NC

Salon

Al Sharpton does not have my ear: Why we need new black leadership now

Here's how the Rev's limitations were on display yesterday -- as he stood in a pulpit over Mike Brown's casket Racial politics in the U.S. is beholden to the space of black death.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

The Smoking Gun

Al Sharpton Is A Bigot... Against Fat People

AUGUST 26--Now that the Rev. Al Sharpton has transformed himself from an overweight track suit enthusiast to a svelte dandy, he appears to enjoy nothing more than making fun of obese people.

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Related Topix: Activism, Life, Food, Vegetables, Ferguson, MO, Weird, Entertainment

Business & Heritage Clarksville

Professors use new theory to explore population shifts

From 2000 to 2012, Kentucky's population grew by more than 337,000 residents. However, not all Kentucky counties experienced the same rate of population growth and some counties actually experienced a population decline.

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Related Topix: Austin Peay State University

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

African-American films in focus at 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival

Encouraged by the diverse turnout for its screening of George Tillman Jr.'s "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete" last year, the Milwaukee Film Festival is adding an African-American film program, it was announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Hollywood Shuffle, Comedy Movies, Movies, Entertainment

Breitbart.com

Farrakhan Attacks Arabs, Chinese, Koreans, Indians, Whites in Ferguson Rant

During his latest sermon for the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed the protests and controversies surrounding Ferguson, MO.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Post and Courier

College of Charleston considering accepting top 10 percent from some Lowcountry counties

In a dramatic move to increase diversity and the number of Lowcountry students who enroll, the College of Charleston is considering accepting all students in certain counties who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, College of Charleston, Standardized Testing, Education, Francis Marion University

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Decades After Integration, Lynchburg City Schools are Majority African American

It's been 60 years since the Supreme Court ruled on Brown vs. Board of Education --leading to the desegregation of schools.

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