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  1. Y'Anna Crawley featured on Bobby Jones Gospel; Appearing on WORD NetworkRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago |

    ... perform another song penned and produced by Aaron Sledge and his team, "We Need You." As the mother of two African-American boys, Y'Anna is being proactive and deliberate with her involvement as it pertains to the mistreatment, injustice and broad ...


  2. Just 5 black CEOs at 500 biggest companiesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KITV-TV

    The Wednesday announcement that Don Thompson will retire as CEO of McDonald's leaves just two CEOs who are African-American in the elite Dow 30. A broader sample shows an even more dismal diversity picture. A mere five CEOs are black at the nation's 500 largest companies, according to a pro-diversity advocacy group.


  3. Ga. Senate passes bill requiring coverage for autism therapyRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | MyFoxAtlanta

    The former Atlanta Public Schools human resources chief says the district's former superintendent ordered drafts of a report on the investigation into standardized test cheating allegations to be destroyed. The former Atlanta Public Schools human resources chief says the district's former superintendent ordered drafts of a report on the investigation into standardized test cheating allegations to be destroyed.


  4. Kill PDP before it kills all of us, Buhari charges NigeriansRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | Vanguard

    PRESIDENTIAL candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari , in Benin City, yesterday, charged Nigerians to constitutionally kill the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, through their votes before it kills Nigerians. His declaration came as Governors Rotimi Amaechi and Adams Oshiomhole of Rivers and Edo states faulted President Goodluck Jonathan for failing the people of the region.


  5. Legislative Black Caucus members call Hogan budget unacceptableRead the original story

    45 min ago | Big News

    ... t would have a disproportionately harsh impact on Baltimore city and Prince George's County, Maryland's two African-American majority jurisdictions....


  6. Supreme Court Moves to Undo Civil Rights Law ... AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | Truthdig

    The U.S. Supreme Court has once again taken it upon itself to reconsider a landmark civil rights law. Under the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and subsequent legal precedents, individuals or institutions can be sued for racial segregation in housing even if they cannot prove that the segregation was intentional.


  7. 5 Things to do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | RecordNET

    Assuming not everyone will be glued to the Super Bowl hype on their flat-screen TVs, here are five other things to do this weekend. Looking for some fun for the whole family? Bear Creek Community Church presents a movie night with craft time and a feature film.


  8. AETN Black History Month programmingRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Log Cabin Democrat

    ... items, participants bring for appraisal an 1821 citizenship certificate for a free man of color and an African-American beauty book written by entrepreneur Madame C.J. Walker, the first American female millionaire. On "Genealogy Roadshow," ...


  9. Editorial: Remembering artists John Wilson and - Sidewalk Sam'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    ... Roxbury, the son of immigrants from British Guiana. From his earliest days, he remembered seeing photos in African-American newspapers of lynchings. When a show of his own sculptures and drawings opened at the Museum of Fine Arts in 1995, he ...


  10. Marrow transplant frees sickle cell sufferer from painRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Central Ohio

    Sometimes it's a vicious ambush, fast and pulsating. Sometimes it settles in slowly and stays for days, throbbing deep in the bones.


  11. Black community members testify they feel like 2nd class citizensRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CBC News

    At a public hearing on immigration and diversity, Nadia Rousseau and Michael Farkas called on the Quebec government to do more to help black youth feel like they belong in the province. Members of Montreal's black community had strong words for politicians today on the second day of hearings into the province's new policy on immigration, diversity and inclusion.


  12. Your opinionsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

    I can still remember it as clearly as back in 1953. The Chicago Cubs, my favorite team playing my favorite sport, had finally added a black player to their roster.


  13. Illegal Immigration Has Black Americans "Struggling for Our Very Lives"Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Amy Ridenour

    With access to jobs, housing, education and health care all at risk for black Americans because of the influx of illegal immigrants into the United States, Project 21 member Ted Hayes said blacks are "struggling for our very lives." As an advocate for the homeless in Los Angeles, Ted explained that he sees this struggle on a regular basis.


  14. Critics of NC's voter ID law to present their case in court FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

    RALEIGH Whether N.C. voters will have to show a photo ID in 2016 will depend on whether opponents can show why they shouldn't have to. That test begins Friday when critics of the 2013 election law overhaul argue that the ID requirement violates the North Carolina Constitution.


  15. Reverend Jesse Jackson visits Fort ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | 13WMAZ.comxxSRC

    ... right," said Jackson. "I've been in many situations where I've gone to internships and I'm the only African-American, I'm the only female there, so there's a huge need for us to be there," said Ashley Davis. "As young African-Americans at an HBCU, ...


  16. City honors three people for role in promoting equalityRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KETK

    The city of Longview honored three people for their roles in promoting equality in the city during the Civil Rights Movement. Between peaceful protests and crossing racial boundaries to accomplish a city-wide celebration, each person individually promoted equality in Longview.


  17. First African-American to chair music department, direct band at St. Pete College, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    Services are scheduled this weekend for Christopher C. Styles, the first African-American band director and chair of the department of music at St. Petersburg College, who died Jan. 22 at the age of 79. Mr. Styles, who went by Chris, was born in St. Petersburg and dedicated his life to giving back to the community through music, said his sister, Gladys Styles Johnston. He taught music for more than 50 years and was a member of the St. Petersburg chapter of the NAACP, the Pinellas County Urban League, the Junior Symphony, the Al Downing Jazz Association and the Florida A&M University Alumni Association.


  18. Dunedin museum celebrates Black HistoryRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    In conjunction with Black History Month, the Dunedin Historical Museum is inviting the community to the unveiling of a plaque Feb. 7, 10 a.m., at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 1165 Douglas Ave. Director of the Dunedin Historical Society Vinnie Luisi said at the Dunedin Commission meeting Jan. 22 that about six months ago museum representative George Nigro gave some historical facts on Dunedin during a City Commission meeting. One of the facts at that time was about Joe Jackson, the first African-American police officer in the community.


  19. Divide and Conquer:Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | BrothersJudd Blog

    The first rifts appeared soon after Washington's death in 1987. When the black base split over which alderman should succeed Washington, Latino supporters were set adrift, and the remnants of the city's infamous Democratic Machine exploited that uncertainty.


  20. Daimler Trucks in Portland to pay record $2.4 million to settle 6 racial, sex discrimination complaintsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    State investigators found a pattern of racial discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace at Daimler's Swan Island Western Star manufacturing plant, where workers build heavy trucks. Daimler Trucks North America in Portland will pay a record $2.4 million to settle racial discrimination and sexual harassment complaints filed by six former employees, Oregon's top labor enforcement official announced Thursday.