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  1. Plan for English-language learner schools creates conflictRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | The Washington Post

    A plan to open two new high school programs for immigrants and English-language learners in Prince George's County has created a rift between members of the African American and Hispanic communities, with opponents of the proposal questioning the school district's decision to use its limited resources to benefit one group of students over the other. The county's chapter of the NAACP has mounted strong opposition to schools chief Kevin M. Maxwell's plan to open two schools next year for 800 English-language learners who are struggling academically.


  2. VH1 reality show 'Sorority Sisters' draws criticism, loses sponsorsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | TwinCities

    ... worst visions." "These are organizations with over a million college educated members, all which serve the African-American community for a lifetime. ... 'Sorority Sisters' uses that legacy and reduces it to a perverse caricature," said Ross, author ...


  3. In post-Katrina housing discrimination case, St. Bernard agrees to final $1.8 million paymentRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago |

    In a long post- Hurricane Katrina battle over fair housing in St. Bernard Parish , the parish this week agreed to pay about $1.8 million to the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center , other plaintiffs and attorneys. The settlement came after drawn-out negotiations regarding attorney fees in a federal housing discrimination case that was handed down in October 2012 regarding contempt of court judgements against the parish.


  4. Re: What The End Of The Cold War With Cuba Means For Blacks In US, Cuba | News OneRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | NewsOne

    On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced the normalizing of relations with Cuba and subsequently ending the Cold War with our neighbor just 90 miles off coast of Florida. During Pres.


  5. Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For ExamsRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Thousands gathered on the National Mall last week to protest the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Some law students say their involvement in the protests means their exams should be postponed.


  6. To Cuba from Battle Creek, with loveRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Battle Creek Enquirer

    Just 90 miles off the coast of Florida, closer than Detroit is to Battle Creek, a group from Southern Exposure Herb Farm was getting an unexpected lesson in international politics. Southern Exposure, which serves as an event venue, catering business and more, also leads international trips for customers.


  7. Bill O'Reilly Says 'Maybe Blacks Should Wear...Read the original story

    51 min ago | Vibe

    MLK's eldest son, Martin Luther King III sat down with Bill O'Reilly for his show, The O'Reilly Factor. While in the midst of having an open debate on the current issues stemming from Mike Brown's death, the openly critical of blacks host, made comments against protestors that have been wearing the "I Can't Breathe" shirts.


  8. N.C. Supreme Court upholds legislative districts as constitutionalRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Rocky Mount Telegram

    The N.C. Supreme Court on Friday upheld the boundaries for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats. Nearly a year after hearing oral arguments on the maps, a majority on the state's highest court ruled that a three-judge panel was correct last year in determining the lines were lawful under the state and federal constitutions.


  9. ACLU Sues Ferguson School District over Lack of DiversityRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    The ACLU has filed a suit against the Ferguson-Florissant school district in Missouri, claiming a deliberate lack of diversity on the school board as a result of the way the district conducts elections. The lawsuit claims, according to USA Today , that school board members are chosen by an at-large system where everyone in the community votes on every school board members, and so black constituents are unable to get anyone to represent their interests or views on the board.


  10. Deal reached over unfair housing in St. BernardRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    A settlement has been reached in a long legal fight over St. Bernard Parish housing policies that allegedly restricted black people from renting in the parish as it rebuilt after catastrophic damaged caused by flooding from Hurricane Katrina. An advocacy group that investigates complaints of discrimination, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center , said Friday that St. Bernard has agreed to settle the case for $1.8 million.


  11. Sharpton to have say overhow Sony makes moviesRead the original story

    1 hr ago |

    Coming to a theater near you: Al Sharpton. Hollywood ?came to the Rev. Al Thursday as embattled Sony exec Amy Pascal met privately with the black leader for 90 minutes in a bid to fix the fallout from the cyberhacking leak of embarrassing, racially charged emails.


  12. What will the future hold for Sonya s Amy Pascal?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    Ever since the unprecedented cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in November, in which embarrassing e-mails sent by co-chairman Amy Pascal became public, there has been plenty of speculation over Pascal's fate. Industry publication Variety asked, "Is the clock ticking on Amy Pascal?" Analysts have said someone at the top will probably need to take the blame.


  13. Hammer Museum announces public engagement partnership with Art + PracticeRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    The Hammer Museum at UCLA has announced a new public engagement partnership with Art + Practice, an art and social service nonprofit in Leimert Park created by artist Mark Bradford, philanthropist and collector Eileen Harris Norton, and social activist Allan DiCastro. The Hammer and A+P partnership, which is the first exhibition put on by the Hammer outside of the museum, develops a new model for collaborative, offsite arts programming.


  14. Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our CountryRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Publishers' Weekly

    ... in a panel discussion at the Aspen Institute. He also remembers the surprise he felt as a young African-American man, watching William F. Buckley debate James Baldwin on Firing Line , to discover he agreed more with Buckley than Baldwin. Yet Steele ...


  15. North Carolina judges uphold GOP-drawn voting districtsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Vallejo News

    Voting maps, drawn by North Carolina's Republican-led legislature and denounced by critics as an effort to diminish the influence of black voters, are constitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday. A majority of justices said the redistricting plans crafted in 2011 for the state's congressional and legislative seats do not violate the rights of those contesting them as unlawful racial gerrymandering designed to give Republicans a political advantage.


  16. Re: Oakland Named the Most Diverse City in AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | East Bay Express

    Though gentrification and displacement of longtime residents are certainly at the forefront of the minds of Oaklanders, for the time at least, Oakland appears to be holding onto its diversity. See Also: Why Gentrification Is Not Inevitable Can Black-Owned Restaurants Combat Gentrification? On Monday, Oakland was named the most diverse city in the country with a population less than 400,000, according to recent graphic by the folks at Priceonomics , who crunched data from the Census' 2013 American Community Survey .


  17. Black Student-Athlete Conference to Feature ex-Longhorns Ricky Williams, Roosevelt LeaksRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and two of its units will host the Black Student-Athlete Conference at The University of Texas at Austin on Jan. 7-9. The three-day conference will cultivate important dialogue around the athletic and academic experiences of black student-athletes at institutions of higher learning.


  18. Genetic Analysis Reveals the U.S. is Truly a Melting PotRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Bad Astronomy Blog

    The United States is often described as a cultural melting pot. The degree to which that's true socially can be debated But another way to look at that question could be to examine the mixing in Americans' genetic ancestry.


  19. GoLocalProv | News | NEW: Forum on ‘Ferguson and Beyond’ to be Held on South Side on SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Go Local

    A public forum on "Racism, State Oppression, and the Black Community: Ferguson & Beyond" will be held on Saturday, December 20 "This public forum seeks to tackle race relations in a healthy & informative way. The forum also seeks to address the reality of oppression within Black/ impoverished communities and how we may realize a move forward," said event organizers Shana Weinberg and Carolyn Thomas-Davis.


  20. Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health, stroke riskRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Science Daily

    Struggling to stand on one leg for less than 20 seconds was linked to an increased risk for stroke, small blood vessel damage in the brain, and reduced cognitive function in otherwise healthy people, a study has shown. One-legged standing time may be a simple test used to measure early signs of abnormalities in the brain associated with cognitive decline, cerebral small vessel disease and stroke.