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4 min ago | WHAS11

VP Biden, Sen. Paul planned for Ohio convention

Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and a top executive of the world's largest retailer are in the speaker lineup for the upcoming National Urban League Conference in southwest Ohio.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Joe Biden, US Governors, Steve Beshear

4 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Underground Railroad's women to get their due at Detroit conference

Years after Milly McCoy fled slavery for freedom in another nation, she dared to help others follow her lead.

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Related Topix: Underground Railroad, Detroit, MI, Ypsilanti, MI

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The New Yorker

Louis Menand: How women got in on the Civil Rights Act.

Strange bedfellows behind the act: J.F.K., Martha Griffiths, Martin Luther King, Jr., Howard W. Smith, and Alice Paul.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Journal and Courier

Columbian Park hoops still source of conflictColumbian Park hoops...

Columbian Park hoops still source of conflict Quietly and without fanfare, a basketball hoop reappeared in Columbian Park last week.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Princess Of 'Fresh Prince' Brings History To Children

She's back, but in a different light. Actress Karyn Parsons has started a new organization - Sweet Blackberry - that makes short, animated films about influential, yet lesser-known African-Americans.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

KBOI-AM Boise

Holder: Palin Wasn't a Good VP Candidate, Worse Judge of Who Should Be Impeached

Attorney General Eric Holder is challenging Republicans who are calling for his and President Obama's impeachment, and denouncing what he calls a "gridlocked Washington" stalled by what he says is a Republican Party bent on blocking any of the administration's efforts.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Washington, Washington Government, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Sarah Palin

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Ind. man recalls Freedom Summer lessons 50 years later

In 1964 West Lafayette resident Don Nead was working as a clergyman for the Presbyterian Church, USA, in Texas.

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CFRA

Debate over dog park in Africville stirs anger in Halifax black community

Halifax's refusal to immediately close an off-leash dog park in Africville has stirred up indignation among some members of the black community who say the decision reflects the city's continuing struggles to make amends with African-Nova Scotians.

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Philly.com

Museum celebrates African Americans' ties to the land

Shirley Dumas and Ruby Little, sisters in their 70s, circled the exhibit at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, recognizing symbols of their youth.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, University of Toledo, Agriculture, Science

Sat Jul 12, 2014

NewsOne

Re: #YouOKSis: Black Men Need To Help Black Women Fight Street Harassment | News One

Feminista Jones, a popular blogger and Black feminist and creator of the #YouOKSis? hashtag, is a victim of sexual assault and says the street harassment she experiences set off triggers.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Truthdig

Stop Saying 'If X Fired Rockets at U.S.': It's Racist, and Assumes We're Colonial

Is anyone else disgusted by the propaganda trick of trying to get Americans to sympathize with Israel's massive attack on the civilian habitations of Gaza by saying, "If the U.S. was subjected to rocket fire by X [usually Mexicans], what would it do?" This hope that Americans are racists and that their racism can be incited against the Palestinians ... (more)

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Washington Post, Publishing, Canada, US Military, US Air Force, Alabama

Milwaukee Courier Online

Brain Brawn and Body: Study Suggests Metformin Controls Blood Sugar...

African Americans taking the diabetes drug Metformin saw greater improvements in their blood sugar control than white individuals who were prescribed the same medication, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Metformin (generic), Glucophage, Diabetes, Health, Detroit, MI

WAND-TV Decatur

Decatur's NAACP Pushes for Policy Change in Public Schools

According to the U.S. Department of Education, black students are suspended or expelled at three times the rate of their white peers.

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Gateway Pundit

Forget the IRS Scandal - Holder DOJ to Investigate Obama Outhouse Float

The U.S. Department of Justice has joined the discussions over a controversial float in the Norfolk Independence Day parade.

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Related Topix: US News, Conservative Political News

Milwaukee Courier Online

Brain Brawn and Body: Study Suggests Metformin Controls Blood Sugar...

African Americans taking the diabetes drug Metformin saw greater improvements in their blood sugar control than white individuals who were prescribed the same medication, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Metformin (generic), Glucophage, Diabetes, Health, Detroit, MI

Truthdig

Stop Saying 'If X Fired Rockets at U.S.': It's Racist, and Assumes We're Colonial

Is anyone else disgusted by the propaganda trick of trying to get Americans to sympathize with Israel's massive attack on the civilian habitations of Gaza by saying, "If the U.S. was subjected to rocket fire by X [usually Mexicans], what would it do?" This hope that Americans are racists and that their racism can be incited against the Palestinians ... (more)

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Washington Post, Publishing, Canada, US Military, US Air Force, Alabama

West Australian

Acquisition talks show Reynolds' taste for menthol

The enduring popularity of menthol may be a big motivator behind Reynolds American Inc's interest in buying smaller rival Lorillard Inc, which has the best-selling U.S. cigarette brand with the additive.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law

The Daily Beast

The Hidden War on Black RepublicansBy Keli Goff

There has been much written about the racial rhetoric that has permeated political discourse since President Obama took office, and the media often highlights the racially inflammatory language used by some of his opponents.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Black Voice News

What is the Future of Pan African, Black Nationalist Movements?

By Saaed Shabazz Special to the NNPA from The Final Call The deaths of Chokwe Lumumba, Amiri Baraka, Jitu Weusi and most recently, Elombe Brath raises critical issues and questions on the status, direction and future of Pan African and Black Nationalist movements inside the United States.

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Related Topix: Long Beach, CA, Cal State Long Beach

The Raw Story

Justice Dept. asks judge to block North Carolina's stiff voting restrictions

North Carolina's overhauled election law should be halted before the midterm elections in November to avoid discrimination against African Americans and young voters, lawyers for the Justice Department and civil rights groups said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, US News

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