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3 hrs ago | Sister Toldjah

Shock: Democrats ramping up election-year race-baiting tactics

"You turn out voters by demonstrating your past performance and what you're promising to do for a constituent in the future," said Rep. G.K. Butterfield , a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.


Related Topix: US News, Representative Tim Scott, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Labor union cuts ties with United Negro College Fund over Koch connection

A major labor union is cutting ties with the United Negro College Fund because of the group's connections to the billionaire industrialist Koch Brothers, who have put their wealth behind supporting conservative causes and candidates for office.


Related Topix: Sports

10 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Quest for Medal of Honor for Ny Wwi hero continues

Nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious wounds, Sgt.


Related Topix: US Politics, John McHugh, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Schumer, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, History in the News, New York

11 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

U.S. Senate establishes Harriet Tubman national park in Auburn, first for African-American woman

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously Wednesday night to establish a national historical park at Harriet Tubman's former home and related properties in Auburn, culminating a six-year effort by Central New York's members of Congress.


Related Topix: Auburn, NY, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Dan Maffei, Democrat, Charles Schumer, US Senate, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Maryland, NY

15 hrs ago | JD Supra

U.S. Census Bureau Down for the Count after Certification Ruling in Criminal Background Check Case

Last Tuesday, a Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted partial class certification in a case where plaintiffs allege that the United States Census Bureau used arrest records to screen out job applicants, thereby transferring disparities in arrest and conviction rates for African-Americans ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Law, Employment / Labor Law

19 hrs ago | NewsOne

Re: Minneapolis Bar Louie Sparks Controversy With Dress Code Policy | News One

Bar Louie in Minneapolis is causing quite an unwelcomed stir with its stringent dress policy that many have likened to the Jim Crow era, which is allegedly keeping out African-American patrons, according to Fox 9 .

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19 hrs ago | 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.


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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Detroit News

Detroit's maternal death rate triple the nation's

Experts blame the same combination of medical conditions and social toxins that kills Detroit babies at a frequency that is the worst of America's big cities, and even some Third World countries.


The Skanner

We Are Black Will Celebrate Portland's African American Community

The Portland African American Leadership Forum is building a new project to counter the geographic scattering of the African American community caused by gentrification.


Related Topix: Montavilla (Portland, OR)

Daily Kos

Porno Pete Urges Michael Sam To Get Ex-Gay Therapy; Cites HIV/AIDS Rate Among African Americans

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality's Peter LaBarbera never ceases to amaze in his efforts to reach new lows in his anti-gay bigotry and crusade.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters


Tackling the Racial Diversity Challenge in Tech

I have a lot in common with many smart and talented inner-city youth. I grew up in the Baruch Housing Projects in Manhattan.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Family, Kids

Daily Herald

Gary to rename portion of road for late Mayor Clay

The city of Gary is planning a ceremony to rename a portion of U.S. Route 20 the Mayor Rudolph "Rudy" Clay Memorial Highway.


Off the Kuff

Students against voter ID

Civil rights groups have spent a decade fighting requirements that voters show photo identification, arguing that this discriminates against African-Americans, Hispanics and the poor.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, US News

Juan Cole

The Return of Jim Crow in North Carolina

Hundreds of people were turned away outside of a packed courtroom in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Monday where inside voting rights activists demanded a halt to what they said was the most restrictive voter suppression legislation since the Jim Crow era, local news reports.


Related Topix: Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC, US News, US Supreme Court, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Liberal Political News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Star Online

Voting precinct merger divides community, passes 2-1

Murphy asked if he could respond to comments made by Wayne King, chairman of the Cleveland County Board of Elections, comments that inspired exclamations and murmurs of outrage from those in the audience.


Related Topix: Cleveland County, NC, Shelby, NC

Newspaper Op-Ed Claims McDaniel Not Racist Because He Played Basketball

Amidst the accusations of race-baiting flung across the barren battlefield that is the Mississippi GOP Senate primary, comes a pro- Chris McDaniel editorial that absolves the Tea Party candidate of racism: McDaniel cannot possibly be a racist, because he played basketball with black people in college.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Opinion

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Montgomery African American 'History Makers' moves to Library of Congress

A local history archive has announced that the Library of Congress will soon be it's permanent repository, effective immediately.


Washington Times

Baggy clothing ban at bar sparks ire: 'Might as well just say, no black folks'

A dress code at a Minneapolis bar has sparked outrage among members of the community who say the bans on certain clothing items seem to be targeted directly at African-Americans.


Inside Bay Area

Spike Lee celebrated in summer L.A. retrospective

The American cinematic landscape would be a lot less lively without Spike Lee, who has made a career of stirring things up.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Do the Right Thing, Comedy Movies, Documentary Movies, Malcolm X, Biography Movies, She's Gotta Have It, Thriller, Inside Man, Spike Lee

Science Daily

Racial/ethnic disparities in HIV medical studies examined by researchers

Social/behavioral intervention vastly increased the number of African American and Latino individuals living with HIV/AIDS who enrolled in HIV/AIDS medical studies, a study has found.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, New York University


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