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Congressional Black Caucus asks Army to rethink hair rules targeting black women

Under the new Army hair guidelines, most twists, dreadlocks, and large cornrows--all styles predominantly worn by black women with natural hairstyles--are banned.


Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Representative Marcia Fudge

6 hrs ago | ClickOnDetroit

Michigan unveils steps to boost black enrollment

The University of Michigan says it's working to boost black enrollment, which has dropped to 4.7 percent since state residents voted to ban consideration of race in admissions.


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10 hrs ago | WSNX-FM Grand Rapids

Janelle Monae honored at Harvard College

Janelle Mone filled Harvard College with her electric soul energy during a performance Monday then graciously accepted awards for both Women's Center Award for Achievement in Arts and Media by The Women's Center of Harvard College and 2014 Women of the Year by the Black Man's Forum of Harvard College.


14 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

African American Moments

Considered by many to be the pre-eminent civil rights leader in American History, this is a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blair Underwood is an American television and film actor.


Related Topix: L.A. Law, Entertainment, Drama, Television, LAX, In Treatment, City of Angels, Soap Opera

18 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

Mural Of Vanderbilt Coach Derek Mason Retouched

A Nashville artist has finished retouching a mural of Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason after the school's NAACP chapter complained about the original one.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN

21 hrs ago | Daily Kos

African Americans hold key to Senate

The headline may be overstating things a little, but probably not: in a Senate chamber that may be decided by one or two seats, African-American voters could prove decisive in Democratic hopes to maintain control.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Saxby Chambliss

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Coalition of the Disappointed

You can tell it's an election year because so many noncrises are suddenly urgent priorities.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform


Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race

Race appears to be a factor in determining a person's risk of developing autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Graves' disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a new study says.


Related Topix: Thyroid (generic), Armour Thyroid, Medicine, Endocrinology, Australia, World News, Hypothyroidism, Health, Genetics

East Bay Express

Vegan Recipes of the African Diaspora

Bryant Terry opens the introduction to his new cookbook, Afro-Vegan , by recounting a search-engine query for "African-American beans" - a search whose first page of results, he explains, yielded not one article about the types of beans that have historically occupied a place of honor in African-American cooking.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, Vega, TX, Recipes, Internet, Science / Technology


Dubuque, Iowa Officials Admit To Housing Discrimination Against Blacks

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an agreement with the city of Dubuque, Iowa , that effectively settles allegations that the city discriminated against African Americans applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.


Related Topix: Dubuque, IA, Law, Employment / Labor Law

WDBZ-AM Cincinnati

'NewsOne Now' Panelists Suggests Black Agenda For Obama

After getting into a heated debate Monday over the President, race and what Obama should do for his black constituents, the "NewsOne Now" panel was ready to finish the conversation Tuesday.

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CBS Local

Congressional Black Caucus Joins Fight Against Army's New...

The regulations went into effect March 31 and have been criticized by people, soldiers and civilians alike, who have called them racially biased.


WTVR Richmond

GOLDMAN: Mayor Jones' racist attack against white Richmonders debunked

As Doug Wilder and Henry Howell taught me, there is only one place to go to debunk Mayor Jones' claim my being white has anything to do with opposition to his Shockoe Stadium baloney: that's right, right in front of the Richmond Crusade for Voters.


Related Topix: Richmond, VA

Ingraham Lists the Ways Dems Failed Blacks: 'Do We Call That Racist?'

On Tuesday, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham said that the number of Democratic officials and officeholders accusing conservatives of appealing to racism against minorities is only indicative of the party's electoral challenges.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eric Holder, Steve Israel, Television

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell injured in car accident

MSNBC says its host Lawrence O'Donnell was injured with his brother Michael in a taxi accident Saturday while vacationing out of the MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell attends "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" New York Series Premiere at the Paris Theater on October 16, 2013 in New York City.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Entertainment

Washington Examiner

Va. honors 2 schools for black students

St. Paul' s Chapel School in Brunswick County was among the earliest of more than a dozen Rosenwald schools in that county.

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The University Star

Wittliff presents exhibition celebrating African-Americans in Texas theatre

The newest exhibition in the Wittliff Collections celebrates the life, times and prolific works of African-American luminaries, bringing together several different cultures to redefine what it means to be in the Texas theatre business.


Related Topix: Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

Go Local

Rob Horowitz: The Civil Rights Act, 50 Years Later

Last week President Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton came together at a Civil Rights Summit held at the LBJ library to mark the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and to celebrate the man who was instrumental in bringing it about.


Related Topix: George Bush, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Mon Apr 14, 2014


4 Lessons for Jews From the Overland Park Rampage

The tragic shootings in Overland Park, Kansas, seemed, to many of us, like a throwback to a bygone era.

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Related Topix: Overland Park, KS, Park, KS, Terrorism, Israel, World News, Middle East

Saturday Night Live Mocks Al Sharpton on Revelations of Alleged FBI Colombo Crime Family Informant

Saturday Night Live provided a compelling re-enactment of Rev. Al Sharpton's days as a loose cannon FBI informant who doesn't play by the rules - spoofing an allegedly-real 1983 encounter between a black radical, Sharpton and a suspicious briefcase.



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