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3 hrs ago | NewsOne

Hepatitis C: 5 Facts Every African American Needs To Know

According to the CDC , hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Liver Cancer

6 hrs ago | McClatchy

Minorities aren't well represented in environmental groups, study says

The report found that while people of color make up about 38 percent of the U.S. population, they represent 12 percent to 15.5 percent of the staffs of environmentally focused foundations, nonprofits and government agencies.

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8 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

NAACP, labor union claim racial inequality in BWI airport restaurants

Racial disparities in the labor force of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport are hurting African American employees and contributing to poverty in Baltimore, according to a study released Monday by the national labor organization Unite Here.

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11 hrs ago | Mediaite.com

Is It Racist to Confuse Donna Brazile for Gwen Ifill?

Some Internet buzz happened over the weekend regarding a quote Democratic talking head and CNN contributor Donna Brazile gave the New York Times .

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Related Topix: Mitt Romney, US Politics, US News

15 hrs ago | NME

Shabazz Palaces - 'Lese Majesty'

Big Boi breeds pit bulls. Snoop Dogg, it turns out, prefers cats. 50 Cent, joker that he is, owns a schnauzer named Oprah Winfrey.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg, Rap, 50 Cent

19 hrs ago | Tyler Morning Telegraph

Kinks, Curls, Coils

Michelle Kincaide , and Kelli Vernon showcase there products "Thirty-One", at the second annual Natural Hair Expo held at Quality Hotel Tyler, Texas.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX

Sun Jul 27, 2014

St. Augustine Record

Janie Price: Housemother of the St. Augustine civil rights movement

PETER.WILLOTT@STAUGUSTINE.COM A family photo shows Janie Price, second from the left on the front row, when she graduated from nursing school in 1947.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL, Medicine, Nursing

WFAA-TV Dallas

Church rallies around Price: 'Jesus, justice and John'

Two days after longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price pleaded not guilty in federal court to 11 counts of bribery and fraud, he sat in a pew at Friendship West Baptist Church.

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Related Topix: Dallas County, TX, Dallas, TX

NewsOne

Re: Black Men Do Owe More To Black Women's Causes

Regardless of how one feels about the stance For Harriet founder Kimberly Foster takes in her essay, "Why I Will Not March For Eric Garner ," it's more than evident it comes from a place of frustration.

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Stars and Stripes

The Civil War destroyed - and recreated - Atlanta

Image 1: the Five Points MARTA station, where thousands of people exit and enter daily.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Five Points (Atlanta, GA), East Atlanta (Atlanta, GA), Civil War, _No Company, Walker Boys Studio, Video Games

The Macon Telegraph

Civil War re-enactors honor role of black soldiers

It's similar to the uniform his ancestors wore before him. A history major, Greer, 27, has traced eight of his relatives to federal regiments during the War between the States.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Morehouse College, Dekalb County, GA, US Military, US Navy, University of Georgia West Georgia State

Altoona Mirror

History plays big role at African-American Heritage Festival

Louise Burkholder said her booth at the annual African-American Heritage Festival, which features a collection of historical artifacts from different periods in black history, always teaches someone something new.

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Related Topix: Penn State Altoona, Blair County, PA, Penn State Greater Allegheny

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WCAV

African American Cultural Arts Festival Marks 25 Years

"It's a marketplace, it's a festival, it's a cultural happening. It's a necessary opportunity and time for black folks to come together and for folks who enjoy, appreciate or at least respect African culture and come and join us as well," says Festival founder Baba Jamal Koram "Art, literature, performance, entertainment, storytelling, and ... (more)

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Milwaukee Courier Online

Brain Brawn and Body: 2nd Annual men's Health Night a big success

Caption: Panel -Eric Von, Founder of Brain Brawn.com, Ernest Colburn, RN Patient Care Supervisor, Wheaton Franciscan, St Joseph Campus, Darryl Davidson, City of Milwaukee Men's health Manager, Harry Lewis, LCSW Psychotherapist, Nena Stanley, MD, Adult Medicine Wheaton Franciscan-ST.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Marquette University

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Race in Toyland: A Nonwhite Doll Crosses Over

A "Doc McStuffins" doll set in Venice, Calif., July 17, 2012. "Doc McStuffins," a Disney TV cartoon in which an African-American girl emulates her doctor mother by opening a clinic for stuffed animals and dolls, gives added racial diversity to the company's roster.

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Related Topix: Lynwood, CA

CNN

Opinion: GOP's problem wooing African-American voters

Not just because Bundy turned out to express racist views, but because of what he initially, falsely symbolized for some conservative Republicans: a humble, hard-working rancher who despises federal government overreach.

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Related Topix: US News, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, University of Virginia, Opinion

NewsOne

Re: Black Urban Legends, Black Conspiracy Theories, Church's Fried...

Conspiracy theories and urban legends are nothing new, and while they exist throughout all cultures, in the Black community, many of them have become legendary.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, San Antonio, TX

Sunherald.com

Program aims to improve literacy through hip-hop

I won't lie. I won't cry. I've got dreams that reach beyond the sky." The chorus for the song "Society Doesn't See Me" was written, recorded and performed by the students of the North End Leadership Academy, an eight-week enrichment program for African-American youths that aims to improve literacy, math, artistic and professional skills.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, University of Northern Iowa

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Daily Kos

AFSCME parts ways with the United Negro College Fund over Koch brothers money

It seems the right is up in arms over public employee union AFSCME's decision to stop a partnership with the United Negro College Fund over the UNCF's budding relationship with the Koch brothers.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Essence EIC On Empowering Black Women

Roland Martin talked with "Essence" Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. Bush about challenges of being the voice of Black women.

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