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1 hr ago | Cybercast News Service

Obama lends voice to DNC's first ads of 2014

President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections. The first ads, aimed at African Americans, started running Monday and are part of a coast-to-coast buy worth more than $1 million.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Personal Finance, Retirement

5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Georgia's top elections official targets group for encouraging African-Americans to register to vote

The New Georgia Project was created earlier this year with one goal: encouraging unregistered Georgians to vote, particularly in the state's African-American communities. Thus far, it has submitted 85,000 voter registration forms, worked with other groups that are trying to enroll new voters, and-you guessed it-become a target of Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who last week accused the project of voter fraud and issued a subpoena ordering them to hand over copies of virtual all of their records to his office.


Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, US News

7 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Rick Scott Has Appointed Less African-Americans to Judgeships Than Previous Governors

In the first four years of his governorship of Florida, Rick Scott has apparently appointed fewer African-Americans to judgeships in the state than the last two governors in that same time span.


Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Tampa, FL

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Loudoun honors African American Civil War veterans

More than 300 Loudoun County officials, civic leaders, veterans and residents gathered Sept. 6 to honor the service and sacrifice of the county's African American Civil War veterans at a historic ceremony in Leesburg.


Related Topix: History in the News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Loudoun County, VA, Leesburg, VA

10 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian

After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art announced Monday that the entire Cosby collection will go on view in November in a unique exhibit juxtaposing African-American art with African art.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Cosby, The Cosby Show, Drama, Celebrities, Bill Cosby

11 hrs ago | Jacksonville Daily News

Vet, women's rights advocate, to be honored

Earlier this year, Francis opened her own veterinarian practice, Bayshore Animal Hospital on College Street, after acquiring her veterinarian degree from Tuskegee College of Veterinary Medicine.


Related Topix: Bayshore, NC, Onslow County, NC, US Military, US Marine Corps

15 hrs ago | CBC News

Facebook user page accused of racism removed after CBC inquiry

Andrea Morden and Ken Wang contacted CBC Montreal Investigates after receiving Facebook's initial responses to their complaints about the page, called Sheeeit. A Facebook user page full of cartoon strips mocking black people and other minorities has been removed after repeated complaints from two Montrealers, and inquiries by CBC Montreal Investigates .


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16 hrs ago | The Lantern

Opinion: New - Weekend Update' host shows holes in a SNLa casting

Michael Che attends the screening of Top Five at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 6, 2014. Credit: Courtesy of MCT.


Related Topix: Kenan Thompson, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014


The character Carlton from

The Takeaway is a national morning news program that invites listeners to be part of the American conversation. Hosts John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee, along with partners The New York Times, BBC World Service, WNYC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston, deliver news and analysis and help you prepare for the day ahead.

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Related Topix: Kent State University, Family, Kids, Adolescents and Pre-Teens


Michelle Obama's push to fire up the base

Another big challenge facing President Barack Obama and some new twists on key 2014 dynamics and players surfaced during our weekly trip around the "Inside Politics" table. Michelle -- not Barack -- is the Obama who will be racking up some miles in the seven-week sprint to Election Day.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, Iowa

BBC News

The photographer who rejected racism

At the turn of the 20th Century, life was incredibly difficult for the African-American community in the southern states of the US. But one self-taught photographer used his camera to challenge racial barriers and capture the diversity of the American South.


Related Topix: Cameras, Duke University, Photography, Arts


Richard Silverstein Back To Making Racist Slurs

I have not blogged about DouchebloggerTM Richard Silverstein in a while. Not because he has not blogged untruthful, hateful and asinine things, but I have lost much interest.


Art Daily

David Kordansky Gallery opens new gallery space with exhibition of new work by Rashid Johnson

David Kordansky Gallery announces Islands, an exhibition of new work by Rashid Johnson. This is the artist's third solo show at the gallery, and the gallery's inaugural exhibition at its new location at 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Drama Movies, Native Son

St. Petersburg Times

Florida Gov. Rick Scott seldom appoints black judges

After nearly four years, Gov. Rick Scott has appointed fewer African-Americans to Florida judgeships than either Charlie Crist or Jeb Bush did in the same period of time. Scott has appointed nine black attorneys to judgeships in nearly four years, according to data from his office.


Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott, Florida, Florida Government, Charlie Crist, US News

The Sampson Independent

NAACP a " a symbol of hope

Founded 105 years ago this year, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People , the oldest and largest civil rights organization, has been one of the key players in advancing democracy through its struggle for equality and justice for all in the U.S. As we prepared to celebrate the Sampson County NAACP Branch 2014 annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center, starting at 6 p.m., we call on the entire community to join us in this great endeavor. So, call your pastor, a relative, friend and co-worker and let them know about this evening of encouraging words, music, food and recognition.

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Related Topix: Sampson County, NC, Opinion

The Nation

A Major Blow For Voting Rights In Wisconsin

Late Friday afternoon, a panel of Democratic-appointed judges on the Sixth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction from a Democratic-appointed district court judge striking down Ohio's cuts to early voting . Two hours earlier, however, a trio of Republican-appointed judges on the 7th circuit overturned an injunction from a Democratic judge blocking Wisconsin's voter ID law .


Related Topix: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

BET Networks Appoints Pete Danielsen as Executive Vice President

Danielsen, a former Nickelodeon executive, will lead the team responsible for all aspects of program planning, scheduling and acquisitions at BET Networks. He will report to Debra L. Lee, the Chairman and CEO of BET Networks, and will be based in New York.


St. Petersburg Times

PunditFact: Can't compare black America's buying power to countries' GDP

Elder referred us to an annual report by Target Market News called "The Buying Power of Black America," which publishes the only estimate we could find of the total earned income of African-Americans. In 2011, the report he provided us, Target Market News put the income spent by African-Americans at $836 billion.


Daily Dispatch

Henrietta Clark

Vance County Board of Commissioners chairwoman Deborah Brown reads a proclamation as vice-chairman Archie Taylor congratulates Henrietta Clark as she is honored for her 100th birthday. Today Vance County formally celebrates the life of a woman who headed major civic movements over the last 70 years.


Related Topix: Vance County, NC, Kittrell, NC

The Washington Post

A good whuppina ? Adrian Peterson child abuse case raises old debate

Editor's note: On Friday, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in on charges of child abuse, accused of injuring his four-year-old son as he whipped him with a small tree branch, commonly called a "switch." Peterson acknowledged that he had spanked the boy because he had misbehaved, but said he did not intend to hurt the child.


Related Topix: Sports


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