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1 hr ago | Detroit News

Detroit civil rights symbol Dunbar Hospital going to highest bidder

When it opened in 1919, Dunbar Hospital was a symbol of self-determination and achievement for Detroit's first black doctors. Even in this forlorn moment, the building at 580 Frederick reflects a century-old spirit of ambition and resilience.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Wayne County, MI, Home Listing, Home

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Examiner.com

Army rescinds ban of 'hair twists' for female Soldiers, other new regulations

Today, the Army updated their grooming and appearance guidelines, Article 670-1. On one hot-button issue the Army took a giant step back.

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WBNS

Jackson rips NFL for lack of diversity in advisers

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is criticizing the NFL for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts as consultants.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, University of Central Florida

Berkshire Eagle

Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows. Three-fourths of African-American news consumers and two-thirds of Hispanics have doubts about what mainstream media report about their communities, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Media Insight Project.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows. Three-fourths of African-American news consumers and two-thirds of Hispanics have doubts about what mainstream media report about their communities, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Media Insight Project.

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Related Topix: Opinion

PhysOrg Weblog

Lactation linked to reduced estrogen receptor-negative, triple-negative breast cancer risk

Women who have had children appear to have an increased risk of developing estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer, the subtype that carries a higher mortality rate and is more common in women of African ancestry. A similar relationship was found for triple-negative breast cancer.

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Related Topix: Buffalo, NY

Philly.com

Byko: "Privilege" to be white? Not quite

MY "white privilege" was sharing a bedroom with my sister in a South Bronx tenement until I was 15 and she was 11. My parents slept on a bed in the living room. Then we moved out of a neighborhood of close scrapes and fire escapes to a Brooklyn public-housing project where we had our own bedrooms.

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SFBG Politics Blog

Tenants face absurd lawsuits as "low-fault" evictions increase

An annual report issued by the Eviction Defense Collaborative highlights some of the outrageous reasons landlords use to evict tenants. Since 2009, EDC reported, there's been a 62 percent increase in the number of breach-of-lease cases citywide.

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Related Topix: Bernal Heights (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Science Daily

Everyday discrimination impacts mental health

Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse. Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

WGBH

The Roosevelts: Get Action

Watch television's most-viewed history series on air and online. Each episode brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America's past and present.

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Windsor Beacon

NYC auctioneer thrilled Rosa Parks items have new home

In this March 14, 2014, file photo, Rosa Parks' Presidential Medal of Freedom, left, and her Congressional Gold Medal are displayed at Guernsey's auction house, in New York. Hundreds of items from the civil rights figure Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years.

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Related Topix: New York, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel, Warren Buffett

Examiner.com

The HistoryMakers go back to school with a focus on future commitment

Learn 10 amazing facts about the Library of Congress in in Washington, D.C. The Library started in 1800 with a grant of $5,000 from the Congress. It was originally located in the Capitol, but was burned by the British soldiers in 1814.

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Related Topix: Libraries

Cybercast News Service

Obama lends voice to DNC's first ads of 2014

President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections. The first ads, aimed at African Americans, started running Monday and are part of a coast-to-coast buy worth more than $1 million.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Personal Finance, Retirement

Daily Kos

Georgia's top elections official targets group for encouraging African-Americans to register to vote

The New Georgia Project was created earlier this year with one goal: encouraging unregistered Georgians to vote, particularly in the state's African-American communities. Thus far, it has submitted 85,000 voter registration forms, worked with other groups that are trying to enroll new voters, and-you guessed it-become a target of Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who last week accused the project of voter fraud and issued a subpoena ordering them to hand over copies of virtual all of their records to his office.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, US News

Broward-Palm Beach

Rick Scott Has Appointed Less African-Americans to Judgeships Than Previous Governors

In the first four years of his governorship of Florida, Rick Scott has apparently appointed fewer African-Americans to judgeships in the state than the last two governors in that same time span.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Tampa, FL

The Washington Post

Loudoun honors African American Civil War veterans

More than 300 Loudoun County officials, civic leaders, veterans and residents gathered Sept. 6 to honor the service and sacrifice of the county's African American Civil War veterans at a historic ceremony in Leesburg.

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Related Topix: History in the News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Loudoun County, VA, Leesburg, VA

The Wichita Eagle

Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian

After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art announced Monday that the entire Cosby collection will go on view in November in a unique exhibit juxtaposing African-American art with African art.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Cosby, The Cosby Show, Drama, Celebrities, Bill Cosby

Jacksonville Daily News

Vet, women's rights advocate, to be honored

Earlier this year, Francis opened her own veterinarian practice, Bayshore Animal Hospital on College Street, after acquiring her veterinarian degree from Tuskegee College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Related Topix: Bayshore, NC, Onslow County, NC, US Military, US Marine Corps

CBC News

Facebook user page accused of racism removed after CBC inquiry

Andrea Morden and Ken Wang contacted CBC Montreal Investigates after receiving Facebook's initial responses to their complaints about the page, called Sheeeit. A Facebook user page full of cartoon strips mocking black people and other minorities has been removed after repeated complaints from two Montrealers, and inquiries by CBC Montreal Investigates .

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Related Topix: Social Software, Canada,

The Lantern

Opinion: New - Weekend Update' host shows holes in a SNLa casting

Michael Che attends the screening of Top Five at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 6, 2014. Credit: Courtesy of MCT.

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Related Topix: Kenan Thompson, Opinion

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