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2 hrs ago | CNN
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.
2 hrs ago | BBC News
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.
5 hrs ago | Israellycool
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.
7 hrs ago | Art Daily
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.
12 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times
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.
16 hrs ago | The Sampson Independent
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When new assistant professor of cinema Cheryl Dunye could not find any archives of African-American lesbians in black film history, she found inspiration to create her own. More than 30 years later, Dunye has made numerous films focusing on different forms of oppression that exist, which she explained as intersectionality to participants of a women and gender studies lecture this Thursday afternoon.
Homophobia in the Black community is a horribly kept secret and the marriage between Robert Brown and Nathanael Gay has once again brought it to the surface. Gay is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and social media exploded with vitriolic criticism towards the couple, many stating that it was insulting to the 'Frat' to have a gay, Kappa wedding.
Jasmine McCray, 12, has her face painted during the 9th Annual Metropolitan Seattle Sickle Cell Task Force Bike/Walk for Sickle Cell Saturday, Sept. 6, at Seward Park.
Georgia's race for governor is in a dead heat, while Republican U.S. Senate hopeful David Perdue holds a small lead, according to a new poll of likely voters conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, garners 43 percent of likely voters, while Democrat Jason Carter holds 42 percent and Libertarian Andrew Hunt brings in 7 percent, including voters who were leaning toward one candidate.
Journalist Ester Honig's photography series, Before and After , explored what it is to be beautiful. By Photoshopping her image using beauty standards in several different countries, Honig showed how many different ways a woman's face can be distorted to fit society's standard of beauty.
Al Sharpton tells TMZ Sports ... he's been a part of discussions with NBA Commish Adam Silver on how to handle the situation with racist Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson . Sharpton -- who previously sat down with Adam Silver in the middle of the Donald Sterling crisis -- tells us, "In the discussions we've been having with the Commissioner, they said they were gonna vet everyone out [before allowing a sale of the team]."
Even though the Voting Rights Act was passed nearly fifty years ago, the actions by Georgia Republicans have provided a sobering reminder that history is attempting to repeat itself in the Peach State -- two months before the November elections. The prospect of African-Americans turning out in large numbers and casting a ballot in a mid-term election which will decide who will be Georgia's next U.S. Senator and next governor has put this state in the toss-up column.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:27 pm
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