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2 hrs ago | Twin Cities Daily Planet

Parents, educators, legislators continue fight to keep racial integration efforts alive

Last week, part one of this story described how Crosswinds, a special Integration District school created by the settlement of a 1990s NAACP lawsuit to end segregation in Minnesota, was nearly taken over by another school district seeking to enhance its revenue and facilities.


Related Topix: Minnesota, Education Etc.

5 hrs ago | NewsOne

Re: #YouOKSis: Black Men Need To Help Black Women Fight Street Harassment | News One

Feminista Jones, a popular blogger and Black feminist and creator of the #YouOKSis? hashtag, is a victim of sexual assault and says the street harassment she experiences set off triggers.


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9 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Church members watch as historic landmark demolished

They may look like ordinary bricks, but people who were given bricks from a downtown Atlanta demolition site said they were part of a historic structure being torn down right before our eyes.


10 hrs ago | WKOW-TV

Wisconsin GOP reaching out to African-American voters

The Republican Party of Wisconsin is making a concerted effort to reach out to African-American voters this election season.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors

12 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Danville Habitat for Humanity Receives Donation from Jack and Jill of America

Danville-Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity received a donation from the Burlington-Graham Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Executive Director Michael D. Parsons said "the gift is deeply appreciated and we are honored to be recognized by an organization like Jack and Jill.


Related Topix: Pittsylvania County, VA, Danville, VA

15 hrs ago | Goose Creek Gazette

Politics the focuse of NAACP meeting

Steve McDaniel/Gazette District 15 Representative Samuel Rivers Jr. addresses those in attendance at Monday's NAACP meeting in Goose Creek.

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Related Topix: Goose Creek, SC, Healthcare Law, Law

20 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

Ethnic Identity and Plastic Surgery

Maureen O'Connor , columnist for New York Magazine and The Cut, explores the issues around the rise in plastic surgery among Asian-Americans, Hispanics and African-Americans and what it means for ethnic identity.


Related Topix: Asian-American

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Capitol Hill: Why Do African Americans Tend to Bike Less?

Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project , a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets.


Related Topix: American University


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.


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


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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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.


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 .


Related Topix: Mitt Romney, US Politics, US News


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.


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

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.


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.


Related Topix: Dallas County, TX, Dallas, TX


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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