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Marlon Wayans accused of racial discrimination over Family Guy reference

Racism claims: Marlon Wayans has been accused of discrimination due to his use of the n-word..

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Related Topix: A Haunted House, Family Guy, Marlon Wayans, Comedy, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WFMZ

Easton needs more black educators, pastor says

Pastor Phillip Davis of the Greater Shiloh Church said the district has a significant "imbalance" when it comes to race and income.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

Switched

Why Black Women Are Statistically Less Likely To Breastfeed

In the U.S. in 2010, 62 percent of African American babies began breastfeeding at birth, compared to 79 percent of white newborns, according to the CDC.

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Related Topix: Motherhood, Family, Medicine, Nursing

Carolina Beaches

Theatre In The Park Presents The World Premiere of Somewhere In Between

Theatre In The Park closes its 2014 season with the world premiere of Raleigh playwright, Adrienne Earle Pender's Somewhere In Between .

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Holly Ridge, NC

Salon

Al Sharpton does not have my ear: Why we need new black leadership now

Here's how the Rev's limitations were on display yesterday -- as he stood in a pulpit over Mike Brown's casket Racial politics in the U.S. is beholden to the space of black death.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

The Smoking Gun

Al Sharpton Is A Bigot... Against Fat People

AUGUST 26--Now that the Rev. Al Sharpton has transformed himself from an overweight track suit enthusiast to a svelte dandy, he appears to enjoy nothing more than making fun of obese people.

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Related Topix: Activism, Life, Food, Vegetables, Ferguson, MO, Weird, Entertainment

Business & Heritage Clarksville

Professors use new theory to explore population shifts

From 2000 to 2012, Kentucky's population grew by more than 337,000 residents. However, not all Kentucky counties experienced the same rate of population growth and some counties actually experienced a population decline.

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Related Topix: Austin Peay State University

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

African-American films in focus at 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival

Encouraged by the diverse turnout for its screening of George Tillman Jr.'s "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete" last year, the Milwaukee Film Festival is adding an African-American film program, it was announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Hollywood Shuffle, Comedy Movies, Movies, Entertainment

Breitbart.com

Farrakhan Attacks Arabs, Chinese, Koreans, Indians, Whites in Ferguson Rant

During his latest sermon for the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed the protests and controversies surrounding Ferguson, MO.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Post and Courier

College of Charleston considering accepting top 10 percent from some Lowcountry counties

In a dramatic move to increase diversity and the number of Lowcountry students who enroll, the College of Charleston is considering accepting all students in certain counties who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, College of Charleston, Standardized Testing, Education, Francis Marion University

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Decades After Integration, Lynchburg City Schools are Majority African American

It's been 60 years since the Supreme Court ruled on Brown vs. Board of Education --leading to the desegregation of schools.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Black Enterprise

New Survey Shows African Americans Possess More Inner Peace

A recent survey found that 90% of Americans define success as more about happiness than money, power or fame.

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The News-Star

Ten things to know for Monday, Aug. 26Ten things to know for Monday,...

Ten things to know for Monday, Aug. 26 The latest from Ferguson, Missouri, leads off 10 things to know by the Associated Press Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1tB3l6L Rev.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

News12.com

Michael Brown's family prepares to lay him to rest, asks protesters for silence

After weeks of community protests, the family of Michael Brown is asking for silence and peace as they lay him to rest.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Ocala officials seek repeal of 'saggy pants' ban

Two Ocala officials want to repeal the city's so-called "saggy pants ban," an ordinance that prohibits anyone on city property from wearing pants that sag well below the waistline and expose undergarments.

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WWWV-FM Charlottesville

NAACP Urges People To Bring Cameras Wherever Arrests Occur

The President of the local NAACP says African-Americans should bring a camera or a video recorder when they see law enforcement agencies are making arrests.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Examiner.com

The Northwest African American Museum: What to Expect

Since 2008, the Northwest African American Museum has offered the general public a chance to learn about culture in regards to people of African American descent.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

Medical Daily

African-American Women Can Add Low Birth Weight To Their List Of Diabetes Risks

African-American women already face an increased risk of diabetes from lifestyle factors, but their risk may also increase if they were born with a low birth weight.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Life, Food, Nutrition, Women's Health

The Daily Caller

Al Sharpton Suggests He's The Frederick Douglass Of Our Time [VIDEO]

Civil rights activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton compared his relationship with President Barack Obama to the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist and famed orator Frederick Douglass.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Conservative Political News

Cleveland.com

Jack Schron out to prove that a Cuyahoga County Republican is not an oxymoron

Jack Schron, Republican candidate for Cuyahoga County executive, has a valid driver's license.

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Related Topix: Cuyahoga County, OH

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