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  1. A Remembrance: Robert ClarkRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Pridesource.com

    I couldn't tell you the exact moment I met Robert Clark, but the bond was immediate. We were drawn together by our shared commitment to LGBTQ equality in general, but especially for the African American community and politics.

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  2. A win for diversityRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... significant gains, going from a 69 percent graduation rate in 2010 to 82 percent this year. The rate for African-American and American Indian students also have improved over five years, but they're still around 65 percent. Any closing of the ...

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  3. A 50-year history of Jefferson Parish's Dandridge schools desegregation caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | NOLA.com

    A three-year-old settlement agreement that was meant to ensure Jefferson Parish public schools equitably serve all students is nearing its end. The Dandridge agreement, approved by the School Board in 2011, will expire on Dec. 31. The pact ended a decades-old federal lawsuit.

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  4. Biggs confirmed to central NC federal judgeshipRead the original story

    Wednesday | WMBF

    President Barack Obama's nomination of Loretta Biggs was approved in a voice vote. The confirmation Tuesday evening means she'll be a U.S. District Court judge in the Middle District of North Carolina, and will fill the seat vacated by James Beaty, who moved to senior status.

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  5. UnworthyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Manchester Journal

    The cartoon on the Opinion page of your December 12 issue is unworthy of your publication. On the surface it seems to do no more than poke fun at Al Sharpton for his ability to generate publicity.

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  6. Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationRead the original story

    Wednesday | BroadwayWorld.com

    Goodman Theatre , in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University , unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide " August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death.

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  7. Oakland Named the Most Diverse City in AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | 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 .

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  8. Director of SC probation and parole agency resignsRead the original story

    Wednesday | WMBF

    Haley said Wednesday that Director Kela Thomas has resigned. Haley praised Thomas' leadership at the state Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services and says she's sad to see her go.

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  9. An Updated 'Annie' And The Tradition Of Nontraditional CastingRead the original story

    Wednesday | WNYC-AM New York

    That lovable moppet with the red dress, the curly hair, the big dog, and the even bigger voice is back. This time, though, Little Orphan Annie is back with a difference: Quvenzhane Wallis is playing an African-American orphan in an ethnically diverse, up-to-date world.

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  10. BET veteran Stephen Hill promoted to president of programmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Los Angeles Times

    BET's newly appointed president of programming Stephen Hill at the LA Live campus in June. BET Networks have named BET veteran Stephen Hill as its president of programming, signifying an apparent change in leadership strategy for the cable network that targets African Americans.

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  11. Njpac Celebrates the Spirit of KwanzaaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Paramus Post

    ... and lighting of the Kinara Cultural Stories and Tales 1:30pm African and Carribean folktales 3:45pm African-American folktales Nia Room (Purpose) Children will have the opportunity to explore and create their own family tree. It will be theirs to ...

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  12. 50 years ago, 'Carpenters for Christmas' rebuilt a Mississippi churchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Star Tribune

    It was 50 years ago this week that Jerry Von Korff, then of Minneapolis , helped organize a civil rights project that captured the nation's attention. The civil rights struggle was raging across the southern United States, with Mississippi at the epicenter, as blacks organized to desegregate schools and public accommodations and to win the right to vote.

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  13. Develop Your Greatness Of SpiritRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | New Hyde Park Illustrated News

    Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics. Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.

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  14. Smooth SailingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2013 | Baltimore Jewish Times

    After two summers of boys camps, the Baltimore County Sailing Center will offer its first sailing program for frum girls. Eli Donaty, 16, has always enjoyed being in the water.

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  15. The Transformation of AmericaPart I: Obama's Majority Mandates Real ProgressRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2012 | American Reporter

    Since this is a family Web site, there are certain words one cannot use to to describe the total gracelessness of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in losing the election to President Obama. How would you describe a man who spent $25,000 on fireworks that would be fired upon winning the election, rented a convention center to throw a big "victory party" for his high-roller friends that attracted so many corporate jets to Boston that Logan Airport had a traffic jam, charged reporters admission to attend the event, and told those reporters that he'd only written one speech, a victory speech.

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  16. On Native GroundTHERE'S No Plan B: Time's Running Out for Dealing with Climate ChangeRead the original story

    Mar 8, 2012 | American Reporter

    Some or all of the most vile of the lying, distorting, deceiving, extreme and dangerous talk-show hosts who populate conservative talk radio - Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Tom Leykis, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Todd Schnitt, Neal Boortz and Michael Savage - may have just lost their gravy train, Newsweek reports. Some 98 advertisers - including several of the very biggest on radio - have told Premiere Radio Networks, which distributes these creeps, that they no longer want their products to appear with "specific polarizing hosts," Newsweek's current Web edition of the Daily Beast says, citing a company memo.

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  17. Zillow Lawsuits: 3 Legal Lessons for Business OwnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | FindLaw

    ... comments are meant to be "jokes." Three of the five lawsuits filed against the company this week were by African-American men who alleged that supervisors referred to them, collectively, as the "NAACP black coalition" or individually as "Samuel L. ...

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  18. Denzel Washington Casting Discouraged Because He's Black: Sony Leaked Email Reveals More RacismRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Celebrity Dirty Laundry

    These leaked Sony emails continue getting worse and worse, and more and more racist. We already had the Barack Obama situation, where Sony chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin sat there, joking about how Obama probably likes films starring other African-Americans.

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  19. Fanning the flames or facing factsRead the original story

    Wednesday | Examiner.com

    I daresay a critic of my columns this past week might accuse me of being an alarmist, crying wolf when everything is actually all right. I have said as much regarding primitive Christians who have set up shop predicting the Apocalypse, spouting proof quotes and herding people into their churches to live in terror of the Angry God and fill up the collection plates.

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  20. The effects of family and community violence exposure among youth:...Read the original story

    Wednesday | CiteULike

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