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  1. When Did Asians Stop Being Minorities?By Tim MakRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | The Daily Beast

    Is Harvard promoting affirmative action for non-Asians? That's what a lawsuit is claiming-and it's just the latest sign that Asian Americans have become the 'invisible' minority. That, at least, is the contention of Students for Fair Admissions, an organization alleging in an anti-discrimination lawsuit that Harvard systematically excludes Asian Americans through its " holistic " admissions process.


  2. Elena Scotti/The Daily BeastExtreme Weather? Blame the End TimesHalf...Read the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | The Daily Beast

    Half of Americans believe natural disasters are signs not of climate change but of the 'End Times.' How religious beliefs are fueling climate denial.


  3. What Bill Cosby owes to the black communityRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago |

    Fear of racism kept tales of Cosby's behavior cloistered in the black community. Now, he has a responsibility to the black men he has admonished.


  4. Whitehall church has proved it's serious about diversityRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... bastion of segregation in the U.S. "I felt a real burden in my heart that our church was predominantly African-American, but that was not God's heart for us to be," Rice said. Meanwhile, the Rev. Doug Duble had agreed to fill a vacant pastorate at ...


  5. News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. ESTRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Washington Times

    To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites. After the Republicans' success in the midterm elections, many say the Democratic Party should openly embrace government as a tool for lifting people out of economic hardship.


  6. Chris Brown Addresses Michael Brown DecisionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KNEK-FM Lafayette

    Chris Brown has gathered his thoughts on the ongoing controversy after a grand jury in Missouri declined to bring charges against police officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown . The singer posted a class photo of the slain teenager via his Instagram and expressed his feelings in a lengthy caption.


  7. Let's never get like Ferguson, MissouriRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    The riots in Ferguson, Missouri have really scared me. The residents continue to express their outrage over the killing of Michael Brown.


  8. Macie McQueen remembered as community matriarchRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Richmond County Daily Journal

    ... she died," Hayes said. "I am going to miss her wholeheartedly. Her teachings will live on in me. As a young African-American male, I will continue my part in carrying her torch." McQueen was raised in Fairmount Heights, Maryland. A 1971 graduate of ...


  9. Hateful messages against blacks mailed to three Bronx placesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    Letters spewing hatred against blacks were mailed to three Bronx locations - including a day care center - and one claims to be from 1980s subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz, the Daily News has learned. "Let me tell y'all n-----s something," a handwritten letter to the NAACP Day Care Center in Co-op City says.


  10. Southern Democrats trying to recover lost groundRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | O-R Online

    This July 31 photo shows Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington.


  11. Jesse L. Miller, former alderman, community activist...Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    Jesse L. Miller, a former North Lawndale alderman and community activist who felt compelled to serve when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marched the streets of Chicago, died on Nov. 19. He was 72. Born in Vicksburg, Miss., in 1942, Mr. Miller relocated with his family relocated to the West Side of Chicago when he was four, said Darleen Gail Moore-Miller, his wife and partner of about 20 years.


  12. Academic Magnet School Improvement Council pushes to change interrogation policyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Post and Courier

    Academic Magnet High School parents want Charleston County School District's policy for interrogating students changed after district officials questioned the school's football team last month about its postgame watermelon ritual without notifying parents. Academic Magnet's School Improvement Council, in a statement released by Chairwoman Dr. Darlene Rawls, said the school district needs to change its policy to "protect the civil rights of all school children of Charleston County."


  13. CNN Blasts America's 'Racism Without Racists'Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago |

    With the smoke from the riots in Ferguson, Missouri still thick in the air, CNN made an effort to explain conditions in the nation today and decided that a new book has the right idea. America is suffering from "racism without racists."


  14. Singer, actor, activist BelafonteRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Real Change

    ... by grittier singer-songwriter acoustic music, rock-and-roll and soul. Belafonte was a "breakthrough" African-American artist at a time when black performers usually needed special permission to play for white audiences, especially in the South. Even ...


  15. Heart disease will kill African Americans before anything else doesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago |

    The number 1 killer for all Americans is heart disease , with stroke being the fourth leading cause of death. As frightening as those statistics are the risks for African Americans is even worse.


  16. Another Cosby accuser comes forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on former model who's breaking silence to accuse Cosby of sexual assault in hopes of healing. Another Cosby accuser comes forward CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on former model who's breaking silence to accuse Cosby of sexual assault in hopes of healing.


  17. VaShawn Mitchell Covers Rolling Out MagazineRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Gospel artist VaShawn Mitchell is firm in his belief that we should always become something. It's what keeps him inspired to continue to create great music.


  18. Early voting up 6 percent from 2010Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | KRQE Albuquerque

    Voters in one of New Mexico's booming oil and gas communities are set to decide on a measure that would require a photo ID in local elections in what is the latest battleground over requiring strict identification to cast ballots. A special election in Hobbs next month to amend the city's charter comes after a number of cities and states across the country have enacted similar voter ID measures despite objections from civil rights groups.


  19. Europe Sees Ferguson as Blight on U.S. Rights RecordRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

    Europeans reacted strongly to the rioting in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager, highlighting a common theme on the continent that America's human-rights record excludes its African-American minority. 10 comments

  20. West Africa Spectacular raises thousands of pounds in aid of deprived African music schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    Thousands of pounds were raised for a deprived school in the Ivory Coast during an evening of song and dance in High Wycombe. The unique show opened with 36 members of The Hartbeats Vitae Drummers, who have been drumming in High Wycombe for over 16 years, and were joined by master drummer and Ngoni player Sidiki Dembele, flautist Baba Galle Kante and dancer and drummer Yahael Camara-Onono.