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Civil Rights Act's 50th anniversary honored in Library Congress exhibit Sept. 10

Segregation in public accommodations. Sign: 'NO DOGS, NEGROES, MEXICANS'. Lonestar Restaurant Association, Dallas.


5 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo

New York's attorney general is accusing a mortgage lender of refusing to offer financing to African-Americans living in Buffalo.


Related Topix: York, PA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, State College, PA

5 hrs ago | News Max

Texas Voter ID Law Heads to Federal Court

A federal court in Corpus Christi will hear arguments this week on whether a Texas law requiring voters to show picture ID violates the Voting Rights Act, The New York Times reported .


Related Topix: Texas

5 hrs ago | Fox News

African-Americans may be getting inferior breastfeeding support in maternity wards

Mothers who give birth in areas with higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likely to get breastfeeding support on maternity wards than mothers in other communities, a new study shows.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

9 hrs ago |

Deadline Nears for Grants to Serve RI's African American Community

15 to apply for grants from the Black Philanthropy Initiative , a field-of-interest fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.


Related Topix: Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government

9 hrs ago | National Review Online

Smith: Remember What Coretta Scott King Thought About Amnesty

Ms. Jordan was picked by President Clinton to lead the bipartisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform that 20 years ago this month published a major report calling for stiff penalties against employers that hire illegal aliens, an expansion of the grounds for deportations, and a complete end to future mass amnesties.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration, US News

12 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

Late civil rights activist remembered

Late civil rights activist remembered On Tuesday the Jackson City Council will vote to designate Monroe Street as "Isaiah W. Savage Jr. Blvd." Check out this story on The Jackson City Council will vote Tuesday on designating the ... (more)


Related Topix: Jackson, TN, Life, Veteran Affairs

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Filmmaker William Greaves focused on the black image

William Greaves decided to forgo a promising acting career and became involved in production.


Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Harlem (New York, NY), City College of New York, City University of New York, Theater, Arts, Movies, Entertainment

The Washington Post

Old Sharpton Colored School reopens as community center

Newell Quinton pointed through the rippled glass of a large second-story window into a sun-soaked field of tall grass.


Related Topix: Sharptown, MD, Wicomico County, MD, Education

The Washington Post


Over the weekend, the acclaimed author Gene Luen Yang delivered a speech to an esteemed assemblage of National Book Festival gala guests and organizers and sponsors at the Library of Congress.


Related Topix: Libraries, Speakers, Sports

ABA Journal

Sept. 3, 1838: Frederick Douglass escapes to freedom

As a train pulled out of Baltimore, a light-skinned black man jumped aboard a rail car designated for African-Americans.



Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms

Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steve Israel, Mark Udall, US Senate, Senator Mark Udall

American Thinker

GOP, Are You Ready to Reach Out to Blacks Yet?

" What is it that compels some black men and women to cling to, and follow people like Sharpton, Jackson, Wright, Obama, Spike Lee, Black Panthers, Holder, etc.?" I have pondered the same question.


Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Community worship at African Street Festival

Historic First Baptist Church held its service at the Jackson fairgrounds to kick off the final day of the festival.


The Progressive

Bad Labor News for Wisconsin

The national labor market has only recently recovered enough to reach pre-2007 jobs numbers.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Dane County, WI, University of Wisconsin Madison, US News, Liberal Political News

Medical News Today

Half of African-Americans may need increased dose of HIV drug: simple ...

Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug maraviroc, a new study from Johns Hopkins suggests.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Pharmacology

New Hampshire Public Radio -

How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour

In our semi-regular Word Watch feature , we take a look at a word or phrase that's caught our attention, whether for its history, usage, etymology, or just because it has an interesting story.


Post and Courier

Reports of diversity's death at C of C were greatly exaggerated

That's good news, and probably comes as a surprise to all those folks who stood around protesting the college earlier this year.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Charleston, SC, College of Charleston

Mt. Airy News

Effort planned to restore historic school

The deteriorating condition of the former Ridge Westfield School on N.C. 89 east of Mount Airy is prompting former students to launch a fundraising campaign for its preservation.


Related Topix: Mount Airy, NC, Westfield, NC

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Organization to only prep Black children for success

For more than 40 years, the National Black Child Development Institute has engaged leaders, policymakers, professionals, and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and their families.


Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food, Medicine


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