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Calling blacks 'negro' is not being racist: Dinanath Batra

Dinanath Batra, who wants to "Indianise" and impart native value systems to the country's education, says it is a "fact that African-Americans are called negroes", a term now globally considered offensive but which finds mention in his book taught in government schools of Gujarat.

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4 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Is 'The Bachelor' too white?

STEVE Hooker has quit his duties as a commentator for Comm Games broadcaster Channel Ten and will return home to support his wife.

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Related Topix: Reality TV, The Bachelor, Entertainment, Television, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Free Republic

It's Over: Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Walker's Collective Bargaining Reforms

He endured massive protests and a contentious 2012 recall election, but Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has been vindicated in his efforts to curb union power in the state.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors

Newsday

Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

It's estimated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that four out of five black women in the United States are overweight or obese.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cape Cod Times

Vineyard festival showcases African American filmmakers

For more than a decade, the African American Film Festival on Martha's Vineyard has featured a wide variety of African-American independent films and provided a platform for filmmakers that include Jeffrey Wright, Del Roy Lindo, Reuben Cannon, Kenny Leon, Ben Vereen and Reginald Hudlin.

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Related Topix: Oak Bluffs, MA, Edgartown, MA

Mass Transit

CA: Black BART Workers Find Racist Threats on Lockers, Lawyer Says

July 31--A group of African American BART track maintenance workers say they were subjected to racist death threats at work last month -- the latest incident in a continuing pattern of racial discrimination and harassment.

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The Island Packet

Tuskegee project to set the record straight on dance music

Throughout its history in America, dance music was made by - and for - people of color.

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Related Topix: Disco, Donna Summer, Joe Bataan, Latin

Haringey Independent

'Unacceptable' lack of ethnic diversity in council senior management

Sharon Grant, widow of the late MP Bernie Grant and chairman of Haringey Citizens' Advice Bureau, said the lack of ethnic diversity created a "perception" problem for people in Tottenham.

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Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom, Black British

CNN

Rand Paul: MSNBC has 'partisan cranks and hacks'

Sen. Rand Paul lambasted MNSBC on Wednesday, pledging not to be a guest on the network until it "apologizes" for airing "lousy lies" about his positions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Arlington, VA, Cory Booker

Wed Jul 30, 2014

NewsOne

Re: NAACP Teams Up with Dunkin' Brands To Grow Black Franchises

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced last week that the civil rights group will partner with Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, to create an initiative to increase the number of Black-owned franchise businesses in the U.S. "Franchising can be a powerful economic ... (more)

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BBC News

American Vogue's first black cover girl

Model agents told her she'd never make it, hairdressers refused to touch her hair and Kodak didn't even make film that could cope with her skin tone, but somehow 40 years ago Beverly Johnson became the first black woman on the cover of American Vogue.

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Related Topix: New York, Northeastern University

Newsday

Harris: Call me black, not African-American

One of the first times I recall being asked the question "Where are you from?" was also one of the first times I realized that being black wasn't a sufficient answer.

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Perez Hilton

Katy Perry Doesn't Give a F**K! See What She Has To Say About Racism, ...

Not only for her infamous geisha performance at the 2013 AMAs but also for her new mummy dancers on her Prism tour.

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WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Climate Change In Communities of Color

Climate change is not just for our caucasian brothers and sisters. The results of climate change have had a major impact on the African American community.

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New York Daily News

Katy Perry defends dancing mummies after racism claims

After coming under fire for what some considered cultural insensitivity with stage dancers dressed as mummies with emphasized assets, Katy Perry is finally speaking out and defending her dancers - saying she meant to make a statement about plastic surgery, not ethnic body features.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Katy Perry, Entertainment

Business Journal

NAACP convention in Baltimore 'not a done deal'

Although it appears the NAACP unofficially picked Baltimore to host the annual meeting in 2016, the convention has not yet been confirmed for Baltimore.

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Alabama Live

The Rev. Al Sharpton in Birmingham: 'We are here to fight against voter suppression'

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the New York-based National Action Network, today cut the ribbon on his downtown Birmingham headquarters which will focus protecting voting rights across eight southern states, he said.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

China Daily

Silicon Valley rally calls on Fox to fire Beckel

More than 50 local politicians and community leaders joined a rally at city hall in San Jose, California, calling for Fox News to fire talk-show commentator Bob Beckel for what they said are racist remarks he made on his show earlier this month.

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Related Topix: IGN Entertainment, The Five, Entertainment, Television, World News, China

Reuters

In Florida governor's race, Democrat woos crucial black vote

As the leading Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Charlie Crist would be expected to draw overwhelming support from the state's more than 1.6 million registered black voters.

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

National Journal

These Two Charts Show How Family Caretaking Still Falls to Women

In her insightful cover story for National Journal , Michel Martin of NPR gives a compelling caveat to Anne Marie Slaughter's classic piece on why women can't have it all: Minority women have a harder story to tell.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

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