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32 min ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Race in Toyland: A Nonwhite Doll Crosses Over

A "Doc McStuffins" doll set in Venice, Calif., July 17, 2012. "Doc McStuffins," a Disney TV cartoon in which an African-American girl emulates her doctor mother by opening a clinic for stuffed animals and dolls, gives added racial diversity to the company's roster.

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Related Topix: Lynwood, CA

4 hrs ago | CNN

Opinion: GOP's problem wooing African-American voters

Not just because Bundy turned out to express racist views, but because of what he initially, falsely symbolized for some conservative Republicans: a humble, hard-working rancher who despises federal government overreach.

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Related Topix: US News, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, University of Virginia, Opinion

8 hrs ago | NewsOne

Re: Black Urban Legends, Black Conspiracy Theories, Church's Fried...

Conspiracy theories and urban legends are nothing new, and while they exist throughout all cultures, in the Black community, many of them have become legendary.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, San Antonio, TX

13 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Program aims to improve literacy through hip-hop

I won't lie. I won't cry. I've got dreams that reach beyond the sky." The chorus for the song "Society Doesn't See Me" was written, recorded and performed by the students of the North End Leadership Academy, an eight-week enrichment program for African-American youths that aims to improve literacy, math, artistic and professional skills.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, University of Northern Iowa

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Daily Kos

AFSCME parts ways with the United Negro College Fund over Koch brothers money

It seems the right is up in arms over public employee union AFSCME's decision to stop a partnership with the United Negro College Fund over the UNCF's budding relationship with the Koch brothers.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Essence EIC On Empowering Black Women

Roland Martin talked with "Essence" Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. Bush about challenges of being the voice of Black women.

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The Jersey Journal

First African American female firefighter sworn in during Jersey City ceremony

Tara Walker poses for a photo with Mayor Steve Fulop, Fire Chief Darren Rivers and Public Safety Director James Shea moments after being presented with her badge and certificate during the Jersey City Fire Department graduation ceremony at City Hall on Friday, July 25, 2014.

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Examiner.com

Best of MARTA: Ashby MARTA Station

The Ashby MARTA station is one to watch. Located in a historic part of Atlanta, the station is in walking distance to restaurants, apartments, Washington Park, Lionel Hampton Trail and the BeltLine Westside Trail.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

On Common Ground News

Five African American women hope to make history at the polls

Five African women seeking state offices in November plan to launch a statewide bus tour in August to reach citizens and garner support for their campaigns.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, University of Georgia Kennewsaw State

Forbes.com

To Fight Inequality, Blue States Need To Shift Focus To Blue-Collar Jobs

In the coming election, we will hear much, particularly from progressives, about inequality, poverty and racism.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Family, Kids, New York

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Black Men Do Owe More To Black Women's Causes

Regardless of how one feels about the stance For Harriet founder Kimberly Foster takes in her essay, "Why I Will Not March For Eric Garner ," it's more than evident it comes from a place of frustration.

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New York Daily News

She says pervy, racist boss compared her to Kim Kardashian

AN EXECUTIVE assistant at a global business consulting company says in a federal lawsuit that her boss sexually harassed her and made racist comments comparing her with Kim Kardashian.

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Washington Blade

New doc examines marriage fight, black church

'The New Black' is a documentary by Yoruba Richen that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with gay rights issues.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Baltimore, MD

The Island Packet

Remarkable woman: Chess is only part of the University of Chicago student's winning approach to life

Like many of her fellow students at the University of Chicago, Darrian Robinson texts frequently, is in a sorority and likes to spend her free time binge-watching popular TV shows, like "Orange Is the New Black" and "New Girl."

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Related Topix: Games, Chess, University of Chicago, The Federation, Alternative

EDGE

Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Address

Vice President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore to host 2016 NAACP convention

The NAACP , the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States, has announced it will hold its annual national convention in Baltimore in 2016.

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CIO

Twitter employees mainly male and white, says it has 'lot of work to do'

Twitter disclosed the gender and ethnicity breakdown of its employees on Wednesday, less than a week after U.S. civil rights leader Rev.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Breitbart.com

Return Of Jim Crow: Biden Gives Racially-Charged NAACP Speech

"This is not your fathers Republican party," Vice President Joe Biden told the NAACP on Wednesday, pointing to the "hailstorm" of voter ID legislation.

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

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Kanye West compares celebrity to civil rights fight

Kanye West used his wedding speech to compare the troubles facing modern celebrities to the injustices suffered by African-Americans during the fight for civil rights in the U.S. The rapper married reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Florence, Italy in May and he has now revealed he turned his wedding toast into an impassioned plea for the rights of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Italy, World News,

Black Enterprise

NAACP Partners With Dunkin' Donuts

Franchising continues to be an integral part of the American economy with more people of color starting businesses with a trusted brand.

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Related Topix: Canton, MA

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