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2 hrs ago |

a State of Confusion: Challenges that threaten Detroit & Urban America

Recently invited to sit on a radio roundtable discussion, on the popular Mildred Gaddis Show , concerning recent headlines of politics, bankruptcy, the rash of home invasions, poverty and the like, I found myself a little out of position.


Related Topix: Activism

6 hrs ago |

Data-driven campaigning helps politicians speak with forked tongues

Because turnout among their key voter groups is lower in non-presidential election years, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is spending $60 million to employ the 2012 Obama campaign mechanism on state levels to help embattled incumbents, an April 19 Washington Post report says.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, 2008 Presidential Election, Immigration Reform

10 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Frank, feisty and funny

So how good is "Trouble in Mind," the 1955 "backstage" seriocomedy currently on view at Red Bank's Two River Theater? Let's just say that if a certain amount of voyeurism's your thing, you'll find it difficult to pull yourself away from the multi-racial, multi-generational troupe of theater pros pictured at work here -- to say nothing of their ... (more)


Related Topix: Arts, Theater

14 hrs ago | The Afro American Newspaper

Hip Hop Celebrities Hold - Great Debate' on Black Issues at Town Hall Meeting

Hip hop artists are usually expected to share thoughts on matters of the heart, relationships gone bad or strife in the neighborhood.


Related Topix: M.C. Hammer, Rap, Pennsylvania

19 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Race and Obama news coverage

If he can't answer it, maybe Brit Hume can. Both men were recently part of a panel on "Fox News Sunday" to which moderator Chris Wallace posed this question: Has race played a role in the often-harsh treatment of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder? Wallace was reacting to a clip of Holder strongly hinting that a testy encounter ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

20 hrs ago |

Wide-angle view on African American culture

They are collectors who display slave shackles from a warehouse museum in Port Richmond or travel to exhibits telling the story of the Colored Hockey League of Canada.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Post and Courier

Charleston's African American museum: Will it be built?

Robert Macdonald explains that where he is standing on Concord Street, at Calhoun, is where Gadsden's Wharf once was.


Related Topix: Gadsden, SC, Charleston, SC


NBA President: Blacks Should Be 'Almost Religious' About Supporting Black Businesses

NBA President/CEO Michael Grant and NBA Chairman Doyle Mitchell award U. S. Treasury Department retiree Donna Gambrell, for her work to strengthen Black-owned banks.


Free Republic

Al Sharpton Goes There: Makes Easter Message About Crucifixion and Resurrection of OBAMA

'I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don't lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.

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The Salinas Californian

Author launches book at Sherwood Hall

"Bull: The Journey of a Freedom Icon" by James B. Golden. . Local connection: The inaugural Poet Laureate of Salinas, James B. Golden graduated from North Salinas High and CSU-Northridge.


Related Topix: Salinas, CA, Northridge, CA, Arts, Poetry

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

YWCA to host Stand Against Racism April 25

One might suppose, when we have an African-American in the White House, that the dark days of racism are behind us.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, Princeton, MA, Anna Maria College, Colby College

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

Victor Crist says he doesn't understand controversy over his...

Victor Crist says he means no offense with his proclamation recognizing April as Southern Heritage month, and is suprised about the negative reaction in some quarters.


Related Topix: Hillsborough County, FL, Tampa, FL

The Charlotte Observer

UNCC jazz program to explore the legacy of racism

"Jazz has been bound up in the civil rights movement, and of course, even prior to the civil rights movement, in questions of race and identity and culture, its entire history," said Meg Whalen, director of communications and external relations for UNC Charlotte's College of Arts and Architecture.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Jazz

WHBF-TV Rock Island

Ohio teacher fired over alleged 'black president' remark

After a long review, an Ohio teacher has been fired from his job for allegedly telling a student, who said he wanted to become president, that the nation didn't need another black commander-in-chief.


The Big Lead

When It Comes to Perception and African-American Coaches, the SEC Cannot Win

Cuonzo Martin left Tennessee for California earlier this week. Yesterday, in a surprise move, Frank Haith left Missouri and took the head coaching position at Tulsa.


WRIC-TV Richmond

'The Boondocks' back for final 'offensive' season

The brash animated series "The Boondocks" returns Monday to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact.


Related Topix: Animated TV, The Boondocks, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Breaking Bad, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Southland, Regina King

National Public Radio

'The Boondocks' Back For Final 'Offensive' Season

The brash animated series "The Boondocks" returns Monday to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact.


Related Topix: Animated TV, The Boondocks, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Breaking Bad, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Southland, Regina King

Norwalk Citizen News

Indiana native donates black film materials to IU

An Indiana native who became an advocate for black filmmakers has donated a large collection of materials from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame to an Indiana University film center.


Thu Apr 17, 2014


Obama Ties LBJ's Civil Rights Legacy to LGBT Americans

President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson's civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, us Travel, Travel, Barnard College, California

The Miami Herald

4 bids made for debt-ridden August Wilson Center

Four buyers have submitted bids for the city's debt-ridden August Wilson Center, a court-appointed receiver said Thursday.



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