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43 min ago | Click Orlando

Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge

A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results, ending another chapter in one of the most bitterly contested U.S. Senate primaries in recent memory and bringing longtime Sen. Thad Cochran one step closer to another term in Washington.

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

4 hrs ago | Universal Hub

Black infant-mortality rate in Boston falls; still higher than white rate

The Boston Public Health Commission reported today that black infant mortality rates in the city decreased from 13.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2001-2004 to 7.4 in 2009-2012.

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8 hrs ago | WBAL-AM Baltimore

Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Appointed To Obama's Advisory Commission

President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint Baltimore County Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance to the president's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

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Related Topix: Baltimore County, MD, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

11 hrs ago | Medical News Today

An unequal burden: prostate cancer in black men is a global concern

How much cancer risk is unacceptable within a community? One in four black men in the UK will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health

15 hrs ago | KRAV-FM Tulsa

Marquel Martin on Bachelor 2015 Pick: "I Feel Like Race Played a Large Factor"

But while the ladies of the land turned to their computers to Google “Iowa” and “overalls,”   took to his blog to tell us why picking the farmer as Bachelor was bad form.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

This day in history: "I have a dream" speech

On this date in 1963, the phrase "I have a dream" echoed through \Washington, D.C. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior delivered this famous speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and in front of 200,000 people.

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Related Topix: Lincoln Memorial, US National Parks

Rock102online.com

Backstory of 'Gone with the Wind' goes on display ...

Before "Gone with the Wind" hit the screen, it was a questionable investment that became a touchstone for race relations and was embroiled in moral questions ahead of Rhett Butler saying he did not give a damn.

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Related Topix: War Movies, Drama Movies, Gone with the Wind

Mediaite.com

TheBlaze's Buck Sexton Blasts Jon Stewart for 'Lecturing' on Racism

The Blaze's Buck Sexton filled in for Glenn Beck on his radio show today, and he really went after Jon Stewart for his commentary on Ferguson and racial injustice earlier this week.

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The Nation

The New Fight for Racial Justice

Renewing the Struggle for Racial Justice, Post-Ferguson We must face the true causes of the chasm between White and Black America.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Examiner.com

Islam's influence on black history: highlights of NC's Muslim heritage

A recent forum clearly pointed out the parallels between the oppression of Palestinians, most of whom are Muslims, and the oppression of African Americans.

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Related Topix: Religion, Islam, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina, Turkey, NC

Science Daily

Dosage of HIV drug may be ineffective for half of African-Americans

Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug maraviroc because they are more likely than European-Americans to inherit functional copies of a protein that speeds the removal of the drug from the body.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Pharmacology

The Union Daily Times

'Labors' at Rose Hill Plantation Sept. 6

Join us Saturday, September 6, for our second annual "Labors" program. Through interactive exhibits, visitors will focus on the daily work of the enslaved African-Americans at Rose Hill, a large Upstate plantation in the 1800s.

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Related Topix: Union, SC

St. Augustine Record

African-American storytellers sought for St. Augustine 450th

Storytelling is one of history's great oral traditions. Before radio, television or the internet, everything we needed to know was passed along by word-of-mouth.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL, Canada, Arts, Poetry

Wed Aug 27, 2014

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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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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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

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

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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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

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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