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58 min ago | Kotaku

90s Hercules TV Star Actor Sounds Like A Racist Old Man

Most of us would like to think actor Kevin Sorbo is, and forever will be, the shirtless hunk from Hercules.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Kevin Sorbo

2 hrs ago | HON

Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes

Being born at a low birth weight puts black women at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

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Related Topix: Diabetes, Health

5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Racism Blinders, Public Education, and Civil Rights: GLEP Is The Problem, Not The Solution

Last week Gary Naeyaert of Great Lakes Education Project tweeted an image that sparked outrage with many people in the state and earned the organization dedicated to destroying public education much deserved notoriety.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Rick Snyder, US Governors, Kalamazoo, MI, US News, Liberal Political News

6 hrs ago | Glenn Beck

Black guest stuns CNN anchor: Racism is - not a major problem' in this country

If you have watched any of the mainstream media's coverage of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, you have probably heard the incident reduced to these terms: An unarmed black 'teen' was shot dead by white police officer.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

10 hrs ago | Medical News

Research demonstrates that African Americans bear heavier burden of DME

Research by Keck Medicine of USC ophthalmology scientists demonstrates that African Americans bear heavier burden of diabetic macular edema , one of the leading causes of blindness in diabetic patients in the United States.

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Related Topix: Health

14 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

Fewer blacks own keys to a home

The latest U.S. Census data show only 29.5 percent of black households in Portland owned their homes in 2012, down from 32.4 percent in 2010 and 38.2 percent in 2000.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR, Lents (Portland, OR), East Portland (Portland, OR), 2012, Mortgage, Personal Finance

15 hrs ago | Juan Cole

What do Iraq's Sunni Arabs have in common with Ferguson, Mo. African-Americans?

If prime minister-designate Haydar al-Abadi in Iraq is to hope to defeat the so-called "Islamic State" , he must find a way to re-incorporate Iraq's Sunni Arabs into the government, which has been dominated by Shiite religious parties since 2005, partly because of Neoconservative US preference for Arab Shiite rule under the Bush occupation.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Ferguson, MO, US News, Liberal Political News

18 hrs ago | CBS Local

Lewis Says He Will Rule On Districts 'As Quickly As I Can'

Lawmakers did everything they were required to do in response to a Leon County judge's decision last month to strike down two congressional districts, attorneys for the Legislature told the judge Wednesday in the latest round in a long-running legal fight about the state's political lines.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Corrine Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The News

Second interpretive panel in works for Africentric Heritage Park

Planning has started for the second interpretive panel at the Africentric Heritage Park.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

Black Enterprise

NAACP and McDonald's Launch Project H.E.L.P.

The NAACP and McDonald's announced a year-long commitment toward addressing health disparities and providing health education in communities of color throughout the nation.

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WSOCTV

CMS faces challenge finding African-American male teachers

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools still have dozens of teaching positions to fill before school starts Monday as teacher recruitment continues to be an ongoing challenge, especially for African-American men.

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Related Topix: Johnson C. Smith University

Bluffton Today

Savannah HistoryMakers preserved in Library of Congress

During her sophomore year at Brandeis University in New York, Richardson conducted independent research on the Harlem Renaissance.

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National Public Radio

Chicago's All-Black Little League Team Enhances City's Image

An all African-American Little League team from Chicago is drawing lots of attention and making a big impression.

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Switched

ACT Scores Paint Troubling Picture For Students Of Color

As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores provide alarming evidence that students of color remain far behind their white counterparts.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Duke University, Georgetown University

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Insight News

Tobacco use and the African American community

We are youth leaders for WE WIN Institute, which is an organization that is dedicated to the academic and social success of all children.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Minneapolis, MN

Daily Herald

U-46 minority parent leadership program under fire Updated Aug 19,...

A program that helps develop parent leaders from within the Latino and black communities of Elgin Area School District U-46 has come under fire from some district taxpayers.

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Related Topix: Bartlett, IL, Wayne, IL

The Island Packet

Too much delay costs voters shot at change

It is a shame that voters in the city of Beaufort will not get a chance this November to decide on a major change to its municipal governance.

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Government Executive

Federal Agencies Are Falling Behind on Hiring Women and Disabled Employees

The percentage of women in the federal workforce is declining, according to the latest data, while the percentage of minority employees has remained stagnant.

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Connect Savannah

Talking about... the King-Tisdell Cottage

A historian, tour guide and overall font of knowledge, Goode-Walker has spent the last year and a half not just "renovating" Savannah's only African-American house museum.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

Examiner.com

Ben Carson throws down to gauntlet to Al Sharpton

A Monday story in the Washington Times reports that Dr. Ben Carson , a retired neurosurgeon who has written a number of books on public policy has offered to debate Al Sharpton on various issues of concern to African Americans.

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