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46 min ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Shirley, This Is The Dawn Of A New 'Mad Men'

Once Mad Men moved into the early-middle part of the 1960s, people began to ask an increasingly urgent question: where was the civil rights movement? Where were the black people? Was Sterling Cooper really so sheltered that race barely touched its tiny world? Mad Men 's very first scene, in fact, had found Don Draper attempting a conversation with ... (more)


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Mad Men

1 hr ago | National Public Radio

Army's Updated Rules On Hair Styles Tangle With Race

As some Army regulations on hair styles spark protest from African American women, David Greene talks to professor Lori Tharps, co-author of Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America.


6 hrs ago | NBC Connecticut

Historic Pitcher & Publisher William Blair Dies

William "Bill" Blair, a man who made history and later helped record North Texas history as a newspaper publisher passed away Sunday, according to family members.


Related Topix: Journalism, Dallas, TX

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Ignoring an Inequality Culprit: Single-Parent Families

Suppose a scientific conference on cancer prevention never addressed smoking, on the grounds that in a free society you can't change private behavior, and anyway, maybe the statistical relationships between smoking and cancer are really caused by some other third variable.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, University of Virginia, Opinion

a State of Confusion: Challenges that threaten Detroit & Urban America

Recently invited to sit on a radio roundtable discussion, on the popular Mildred Gaddis Show , concerning recent headlines of politics, bankruptcy, the rash of home invasions, poverty and the like, I found myself a little out of position.


Related Topix: Activism

Data-driven campaigning helps politicians speak with forked tongues

Because turnout among their key voter groups is lower in non-presidential election years, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is spending $60 million to employ the 2012 Obama campaign mechanism on state levels to help embattled incumbents, an April 19 Washington Post report says.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, 2008 Presidential Election, Immigration Reform

Asbury Park Press

Frank, feisty and funny

So how good is "Trouble in Mind," the 1955 "backstage" seriocomedy currently on view at Red Bank's Two River Theater? Let's just say that if a certain amount of voyeurism's your thing, you'll find it difficult to pull yourself away from the multi-racial, multi-generational troupe of theater pros pictured at work here -- to say nothing of their ... (more)


Related Topix: Arts, Theater

The Afro American Newspaper

Hip Hop Celebrities Hold - Great Debate' on Black Issues at Town Hall Meeting

Hip hop artists are usually expected to share thoughts on matters of the heart, relationships gone bad or strife in the neighborhood.


Related Topix: M.C. Hammer, Rap, Pennsylvania

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Race and Obama news coverage

If he can't answer it, maybe Brit Hume can. Both men were recently part of a panel on "Fox News Sunday" to which moderator Chris Wallace posed this question: Has race played a role in the often-harsh treatment of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder? Wallace was reacting to a clip of Holder strongly hinting that a testy encounter ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Wide-angle view on African American culture

They are collectors who display slave shackles from a warehouse museum in Port Richmond or travel to exhibits telling the story of the Colored Hockey League of Canada.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Post and Courier

Charleston's African American museum: Will it be built?

Robert Macdonald explains that where he is standing on Concord Street, at Calhoun, is where Gadsden's Wharf once was.


Related Topix: Gadsden, SC, Charleston, SC


NBA President: Blacks Should Be 'Almost Religious' About Supporting Black Businesses

NBA President/CEO Michael Grant and NBA Chairman Doyle Mitchell award U. S. Treasury Department retiree Donna Gambrell, for her work to strengthen Black-owned banks.


Free Republic

Al Sharpton Goes There: Makes Easter Message About Crucifixion and Resurrection of OBAMA

'I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don't lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.

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The Salinas Californian

Author launches book at Sherwood Hall

"Bull: The Journey of a Freedom Icon" by James B. Golden. . Local connection: The inaugural Poet Laureate of Salinas, James B. Golden graduated from North Salinas High and CSU-Northridge.


Related Topix: Salinas, CA, Northridge, CA, Arts, Poetry

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

YWCA to host Stand Against Racism April 25

One might suppose, when we have an African-American in the White House, that the dark days of racism are behind us.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, Princeton, MA, Anna Maria College, Colby College

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

Victor Crist says he doesn't understand controversy over his...

Victor Crist says he means no offense with his proclamation recognizing April as Southern Heritage month, and is suprised about the negative reaction in some quarters.


Related Topix: Hillsborough County, FL, Tampa, FL

The Charlotte Observer

UNCC jazz program to explore the legacy of racism

"Jazz has been bound up in the civil rights movement, and of course, even prior to the civil rights movement, in questions of race and identity and culture, its entire history," said Meg Whalen, director of communications and external relations for UNC Charlotte's College of Arts and Architecture.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Jazz

WHBF-TV Rock Island

Ohio teacher fired over alleged 'black president' remark

After a long review, an Ohio teacher has been fired from his job for allegedly telling a student, who said he wanted to become president, that the nation didn't need another black commander-in-chief.


The Big Lead

When It Comes to Perception and African-American Coaches, the SEC Cannot Win

Cuonzo Martin left Tennessee for California earlier this week. Yesterday, in a surprise move, Frank Haith left Missouri and took the head coaching position at Tulsa.


WRIC-TV Richmond

'The Boondocks' back for final 'offensive' season

The brash animated series "The Boondocks" returns Monday to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact.


Related Topix: Animated TV, The Boondocks, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Breaking Bad, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Southland, Regina King


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